If you look at the current choice of compact SUVs, two 2020 models immediately stand head and shoulders above the competition: the Range Rover Evoque and the Jaguar E-PACE. Each of these stunning, performance-driven cars combines eye-catching design with state-of-the-art technology.
Want to make an entrance? Your arrival in either the elegant Jaguar E-PACE or the distinctive 2020 Range Rover Evoque will attract envious looks. With its distinctive coupé-like silhouette, the 2020 Range Rover Evoque has true Land Rover DNA. While the assertive and dynamic E-PACE SUV takes inspiration from its sporty sibling, the Jaguar F-Type. Each of these stylish SUVs is satisfyingly exciting to drive, but which one is right for you?
Range Rover Evoque vs Jaguar E-PACE: performance
Both have a finely tuned powertrain to provide the outstanding performance you'd expect from two of the best SUVs on the market.
If you need to be ready for anything, the Range Rover Evoque features a 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine as standard, offering you up to 237 horsepower and 251 lb-ft of torque. Designed to build the speed and engine power needed for tackling obstacles and tough terrain.
If you're more focused on maximising acceleration and on-road speeds, the Jaguar E-PACE is better suited.It’s standard 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder engine delivers up to 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque for extra performance.
Range Rover Evoque
Evoque vs E-Pace: handling
If you want a car that won't stop for anything, you'll appreciate the Range Rover Evoque's advanced off-road capabilities. It's great to drive on-road as well, but it really comes into its own off the beaten track. Thanks to features such as Land Rover’s Terrain Response 2 system, which automatically adapts to changes in conditions. The Evoque also has 8.3 inches of ground clearance and a wading depth of 23.6 inches. Its traction and engine output can be adjusted quickly to help you maintain impetus over grass, mud, sand and other challenging surfaces.
Range Rover Evoque Off-Road
The Jaguar E-PACE is certainly capable of driving off-road, but it excels at stable, steady and sporty handling, All-wheel-drive with All-Surface Progress Control system ensures impeccable road-holding abilities, while most models and trims are available with a dynamic adaptive suspension that you can adjust to prioritise athletic handling or ride quality.
Jaguar E-PACE Handling
Range Rover Evoque vs Jaguar E-PACE: interior
Both the 2020 Jaguar E-PACE and 2020 Range Rover Evoque are smartly and luxuriously appointed. Each model offers interior features and options such as climate-controlled front seats, dual-zone climate control, heated rear seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, illuminated metal treadplates and a panoramic roof.
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque has a strikingly colourful, attractive and peaceful cabin, enhanced with premium quality, soft-touch surfaces, using eco-friendly materials where possible.
In contrast, the Jaguar E-PACE embodies its British heritage with a style that's both elegant and practical. The real magic takes place in the cockpit, where everything is designed to be within easy reach of the driver.
When it comes to space, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque offers you 21.5 cubic feet behind the rear seats and 50.5 cubic feet when they're folded down. The boot space on the E-PACE is bigger, with 24.2 cubic feet behind the second row of seats, expanding to a maximum of 52.7 cubic feet when you fold the back seat down – putting it almost top of its class.
Range Rover Evoque Interior
Jaguar E-PACE Interior
Both of these superb SUVs feature Jaguar Land Rover’s latest catalogue of technological innovations, including large touchscreen displays with easy-to-navigate Touch Pro™ infotainment. This ensures you'll stay connected while you're driving. You can use voice-activated technology to seamlessly pair and control your smartphone, as well as enjoying an amazing range of other smart features: 4G WiFi, Bluetooth, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay all come as standard.
The Range Rover Evoque’s technology also benefits from groundbreaking (and ground-seeing) ClearSight Ground View, where cameras mounted on the front grille and door mirrors communicate with the main infotainment display, using video to show you what's beneath the front of the car.
Clearsight Ground View
Both cars aim to deliver the finest luxury driving experience possible, and include premium audio systems. Jaguar E-PACE owners can upgrade to the available Meridian™ Surround Sound System with 14 speakers for unparallelled sound quality, while the Range Rover Evoque offers even higher quality thanks to its Meridian™ Digital Surround Sound System with 16 speakers.
Meridian Sound System Jaguar E-PACE
Jaguar E-PACE vs Range Rover Evoque: cost
Ultimately, there’s only one way to decide between them
... and that's by taking them both for a test drive.
So which will it be? The Jaguar E-PACE, the comfortably roomy family car with dynamic handling – perfect for someone who enjoys the open road. Or the Range Rover Evoque, the premium family car that’s completely at home off-road.