Evoque is all-new for 2020, so it is not going to be available with too many changes in the following season. The carmaker prepared a lot of updates and you will love the new look of the compact luxury model. Well, fresh architecture changes everything. Better aerodynamics and lighter body will improve fuel economy. On the other hand, electronics are improved, as well as interior features and options. Finally, the hybrid drivetrain for the 2021 Range Rover Evoque is definitely going to be the highlight of the model.
The 2021 Range Rover Evoque is a compact crossover with one of the lowest prices in the lineup. The first impression was positive and fans like the shape of the vehicle. Well, the hybrid model is also building up the lineup. Furthermore, highlights of the new version are the larger cabin space, improved off-road capability, and extra power.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Pros and Cons
The 2021 Range Rover Evoque is going to be the least expensive model by the premium branch of the JLR company. Actually, it is pretty affordable for the luxury crossover. Styling is drawing attention and the interior is full of the latest equipment. Finally, its off-road ability is above average. We’ll see what will be the resale value of the new Evoque. Also, reliability is not proven yet. The lack of space is the downside of all compact models. The availability of the hybrid engine is cool, but it still can’t match the efficiency of the Lexus LX or Mercedes Benz GLC 350e.
Drivetrains and Specs
The hybrid engine is a highlight, but it is not the base setup and costs more than the entry-level 2.0 model. This turbo-four powerplant is good for 245 hp and 270 lb-ft. It requires premium fuel and a nine-speed auto gearbox is sending power to all wheels respectively. Well, it affects efficiency, but the Evoque is going to return 23 mpg combined.
The same powerplant is under the hood of the hybrid version. This time, the engineers are adding a 48-volt system and Active Torque Vectoring system. This is good for 295 horsepower and 295 lb-ft. Converted to 0-60 mph sprint, it is good for 6.3 seconds. Extra power is not going to cost you in fuel economy. Well, a hybrid setup is not boosting it either. This one is good for 21/26 mpg.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Versions and Accessories
The base model of the 2021 Range Rover Evoque is coming full of standard equipment. Technology geeks will be happy to see the wireless connection through Bluetooth, cruise control, and navigation system. Push-button start is standard, and new Evoque comes with improver voice commands. There are five seats inside the cabin and cooling is available at higher trim levels. Front buckets are power-adjustable. Leather improves the elegance.
Alloy wheels are part of the base package, while fog lights and a panoramic moonroof are either optional upgrades or parts of the higher trim levels. Safety features are now coming with more standard features. Child door locks, stability and traction controls, airbags, and up to blind-spot alert and lane departure warning, are the cool features for the new 2021 Evoque.
All these options are coming in three trim levels. The base version is S, while the upper offer is SE. Both of them are offering conventional or the mild-hybrid setup. The HSE is top of the class version with a hybrid configuration only. On the other hand, we have the First Edition of the crossover, which will probably be replaced after the current model.
The 2021 Range Rover Evoque is 172 inches long (105-inch wheelbase) and the curb weight is 3935 lbs. In two rows there are five seats for occupants. Cargo space is above average for the class, with 50 cubic feet. A 2.0-liter engine is pretty capable and the maximum towing capacity of the crossover is just under 4,000 pounds. You will get a 4-year or 50,000-miles warranty for the premium model.
2021 Range Rover Evoque Prices
The premium crossover class is not as popular as its non-luxury siblings. But, buyers love to spend more for extra comfort and convenience. And 2021 Range Rover Evoque is offering more than that for the base MSRP of $43,500. The R-Dynamic package with a hybrid engine costs $4,000 more. The SE package on both engines is adding $5k and the HSE sits at the top of the class with a $56,000 starting price.
Lexus NX is one of the main rivals. However, the 2021 Range Rover Evoque can’t match its hybrid specs. Also, Mercedes GLC hybrid is way ahead as well. We see the Evoque fighting for their spot against Acura RDX, BMW X3, and Audi Q5. From US carmakers, Lincoln is producing Corsair, while Cadillac makes XT5. Volvo is another powerhouse, which will turn its PHEV configuration into an all-electric SUV.