The 2023 Range Rover Evoque PHEV is a stylish, luxury five-seater family SUV. Let's jump straight in and see how it stacks up as a BabyDrive…
The Range Rover Evoque PHEV is a chic and stylish, quite futuristic-looking SUV for families, with the benefit of being a plug-in hybrid so you can do the majority of your commuting and school runs on just electricity but have the petrol engine for longer trips at weekends etc.
When it comes to installing child seats in the Range Rover Evoque, there are ISOFix points in the two outer rear seats. They are within plastic guides and are nice and easy to connect to.
There are top tether anchorages on the back of all three seat backs, they are within plastic guides and easily accessible through the boot.
Three Infasecure child seats fit really nicely across the rear seats of the 2023 Range Rover Evoque PHEV. I installed the Infaecure Attain More and Momentum More forward-facing and the Adapt More infant capsule rear-facing.
There are air vents in the back of the central console box to keep rear passengers at the right temperature while driving along and 12V and USBC sockets for rear passengers to charge their devices.
Rear passengers are very well catered for, with cup holders in the central seat fold-down armrest. Reusable or disposable coffee cups fit for older passengers or a child's cup will fit in them too.
There are map pockets on the back of both front seats will hold but not fully conceal an iPad or book.
The rear doors bins will hold a refillable water bottle.
In the front, there are two cup holders in the central console that fit a reusable or disposable coffee cup nicely. The central console box is a good size with USB and USBC sockets in there.
There is a tray that sits over the top of the cup holders…
… and there is a phone tray underneath the bridge console.
The glove box will hold an iPad with my wallet and the manual,,,
… and the door bins will hold an iPad and a refillable water bottle.
The front cabin of the 2023 Range Rover Evoque PHEV is lovely comfortable and spacious.
Around in the boot, the 2023 Range Rover Evoque PHEV is very spacious too.
The boot of the 2023 Range Rover Evoque PHEV will hold ten shopping bags, which is three less than the Genesis GV70, BMW X3 and Porsche Macan which all hold thirteen bags of shopping in the boot and the Volvo XC60 which holds fourteen shopping bags.
The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits nicely in the boot of the Evoque with the bassinet for those with infants with room for two bags of shopping beside it.
The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits in the boot of the Evoque, with room for six bags of shopping.
The LeclercBaby Influencer XL one-hand fold stroller fits nicely in the boot of the Evoque, with room beside it for six bags of shopping…
If your family has a fur baby, then you can transport a medium size dog in the boot of the Range Rover Evoque.
Or a twin side-by-side pram will fit in the foot with a bag of shopping.
The media system in the 2023 Range Rover Evoque is spread across two easy-to-use touch screens.
On the top screen, you can see the weather, and navigation and there is a screen to show the battery range left of the PHEV too. The Evoque has Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can access all your Apps and Podcasts etc on your phone while driving.
The bottom screen allows you to control the climate and your heated seats.
When in reverse the camera image is very clear. You can change views and turn the parking sensors on and off on thetop touch screen.
The Evoque has pop-out door handles that are quite a feature. They sit flush with the body of the car and then pop out when you press the button on them. I really like them and found them easy to use with kids and holding all their things.
The 2023 Range Rover Evoque is a lovely, smooth and quiet car to drive. Being a luxury vehicle, you are cocooned from all the outside road and wind noise. The Evoque PHEV has around 60km battery range, which is enough for me to do school drop-offs and pick-ups, my daily commute or nip around town.
Visibility is good in the Evoque and even with the three Infasecure child seats installed in the back, I can see over the top of them and out the back window. The turning circle is pretty good in the Evoque making it easy to park and maneuver in school and supermarket car parks.
If the visibility is not enough for you, the Range Rover Evoque PHEV also has a rearview camera you can turn on while driving and displays on your top media screen.
There is a great child lock in the driver's door control panel that locks all the doors and windows so all little passengers can't fiddle with the rear windows and doors while you're driving.
The new 2023 Range Rover Evoque PHEV comes with six airbags and has been given a five-star ANCAP safety rating.
Dual frontal, side chest-protecting & side head-protecting curtain airbags are standard.