Our test car also came with the Adaptive Dynamics package, and it gave a generally good ride; a little on the firm side at times, but certainly within acceptable limits given how well it made the car corner: balanced and composed through all but the tightest turns (when the car's size and weight ultimately tell).
If you want the ultimate in sporty 4x4s, then a Porsche Macan
is a little sharper; and, likewise, a BMW X3
is a little more comfortable. But, the Evoque still provides a very good balance between the opposing demands of a smooth ride and sharp handling.
That’s all the more impressive when you consider just how good the Land Rover is off-road. Of course, very few customers will ever take their Evoque much further off-road than the supermarket car park, but they can be safe in the knowledge that the Evoque is every bit as good in the mud and dirt as anything with a Land Rover badge – and certainly way better than cynics might expect of something that make such a virtue of its style.