The Range Rover Evoque and the Volvo XC40 are both stylish, practical, and comfortable. But which one should you choose for your next monthly lease?
The market for premium compact SUVs has become increasingly popular over the last decade or so. Where families would've once been confined to the large estate or family saloon when they outgrew the traditional five-door hatchback, there is now a more desirable, trendier option.
The premium compact SUV is designed to be stylish and aspirational, with those good looks matched only by their practicality and performance. It's the best of both worlds category for those who need to upgrade to something with more space - though not as much as the hulking Volvo XC90 or mammoth Land Rover Discovery - but without compromising on driving ability or looks.
While a monthly lease makes a premium SUV a more affordable option than having to pay for one outright, it's the versatility of the category that makes it a great choice - their smaller stature makes them just as easy to drive as a hatchback, they're easier to get into and out of than their larger counterparts, and they tend to be a very safe choice with plenty of added features.
And when it comes to great compact SUVs with that luxurious edge, the Range Rover Evoque and the Volvo XC40 often come out on top.
The Evoque was launched in 2011 and has proved popular ever since. It was Land Rover's best-selling model in 2020, and stormed the way for the premium compact SUV market to expand. The Volvo XC40 was released in 2017 and has been a strong contender ever since, offering a smaller option to the ever-popular XC60 and XC90.
They're both a fantastic option - but which one is right for you?