Update: A Land Rover representative reached out to let us know some of our complaints are being addressed with later availability features and production updates. The text has been updated to reflect this information. Despite being all new, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque feels — for good and ill — wholly familiar. It's roughly the same shape as before, though the lines have been smoothed and cleaned up, giving it a scaled-down Range Rover Velar feel. The interior, too, is taken straight from the Velar, along with the handsome but finicky infotainment system. One of the biggest changes comes under the hood. The Evoque is the first Land Rover product to get the company's new 48-volt mild hybrid system. Unfortunately, our Evoque First Edition wasn't equipped with the new powertrain, making do with Jaguar Land Rover's 246-horsepower turbocharged 2.0-liter inline-four. Power is sent to all four wheels through a nine-speed automatic. A base Evoque starts at $43,695, but if you want the one-year-only First Edition model, you're going to be shelling out at least $57,845. The package goes heavy on design, adding copper accents inside and out, a black roof and a fixed panoramic moonroof. Other features on our model include heated and ventilated front seats, a heated steering wheel, a heads-up display, dual-zone climate control, LED lighting and an upgraded audio system. A few small options include 21-inch wheels for $300 and adaptive suspension for $715. Editor-in-Chief Greg Migliore: There's a lot to notice when it comes to the Ranger Rover Evoque, but the interior struck me during my roughly 70-mile stint. The flat surfaces are simple and clean, and the big steering wheel adds a nice vibe to the cabin. In the middle are attractive heating and cooling knobs topped by the colorful infotainment system as the centerpiece. I was reasonably impressed by the ease of use of it all. I could find my favorite satellite radio stations and toggle to FM and AM for traffic. It's a little challenging browsing for individual stations, though. I was able to turn up the heat on a 58-degree June morning and crank the air when the temperature hit the mid-80s in the afternoon. Apple CarPlay also launched easily. Simple is good. The seats are comfortable, and the viewability is excellent. The back seat is a bit cramped, which is to be expected, but the sunroof makes for an airy, relaxing experience. Overall, it's an elegant place to spend time, and it feels like it's worth this car's $59,215 sticker price. That being said, the rest of the Evoque, despite its eye-catching styling, probably isn't worth that kind of money. Assistant Editor, Zac Palmer: This Evoque is brand new and so much better than the one it's replacing. Some of the problems from the old car have been solved. Rear visibility is improved thanks to a super clear and helpful rear camera mirror. The infotainment system and HVAC controls are worlds more advanced than before, even if there are still little …
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|MPG||20 City / 27 Hwy|
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