2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Review: Opulence Prime

Few come close to offering the level of style and sophistication of a Range Rover, and the compact luxury SUV class is ruled by one of Land Rover's most talented SUVs: the Range Rover Velar. The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is packed with luxury features, class-leading refinement, and an impressive range of engines that will suit most needs. Under the hood of the Range Rover Velar SUV, you'll find everything from a base 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engine, all the way to a 542-horsepower supercharged 5.0-liter gas V8 motor. Despite this first generation of the Velar sharing underpinnings with the Jaguar F-Pace, the Range Rover Velar steps up in size and opulence to face off against luxury midsize competitors such as the BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE.

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Changes: 🚙What's the difference vs. 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar?

The 2020 Range Rover Velar gains several standard features for the new model year in the US, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Other notable additions include standard blind-spot monitoring, 14-way power-adjustable front seats, SiriusXM satellite radio, and two new paint colors. The diesel engine has been scrapped and in its place is the arch-enemy of economy - a 5.0-liter supercharged V8 that is only available with a new trim level called SVAutobiography Dynamic. This model is more than just a beefy SUV, too, as various performance and trim enhancements help set it apart.

Pros and Cons

  • Stunning minimalist looks
  • Luxurious interior
  • Lots of cargo space
  • Glorious V8 option
  • Capable of going off-road
  • Unintuitive infotainment system
  • 4-cylinder engine lacks refinement
  • Expensive. Very expensive.
  • Not exactly light on fuel

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Trims and Prices

See trim levels and configurations:

Trim Engine Transmission Drivetrain Price (MSRP)
P250 S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$56,300
P250 R-Dynamic S
2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$58,500
P340 S
3.0L Supercharged V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$62,200
P340 R-Dynamic S
3.0L Supercharged V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$64,400
P380 R-Dynamic HSE
3.0L Supercharged V6 Gas
8-Speed Automatic
Four-Wheel Drive
$75,300

Range Rover Velar Exterior

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Dimensions

  • Length 188.9 in
  • Wheelbase 113.1 in
  • Height 65.6 in
  • Max Width 76.1 in
  • Front Width 64.6 in
  • Rear Width 65.2 in
  • Curb Weight 4,217.0 lbs

Exterior Colors

  • Eiger Grey Metallic
  • Indus Silver Metallic
  • Byron Blue Metallic
  • Firenze Red Metallic
  • Kaikoura Stone Metallic
  • Yulong White Metallic
  • Santorini Black Metallic
  • Carpathian Grey Premium Metallic
  • Silicon Silver Premium Metallic
  • Aruba Premium Metallic
  • Fuji White
  • Narvik Black

Range Rover Velar Performance

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Engine and Transmission

Three gasoline engines are offered for 2020 with four engine outputs, but all use an 8-speed automatic gearbox and all-wheel drive. The base engine is a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 delivering 247 hp and 269 lb-ft of torque. This engine offers adequate power for acuity driving but fails to impress on the highway and lacks refinement. The next available engine is 3.0-liter supercharged V6. Under the codename P340, it generates 335 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque, while any model with a P380 designation gets 375 hp and the same 332 lb-ft torque figure. For the ultimate in power and performance, you'll want to go for the bulky P550, which is powered by a supercharged V8 producing 542 hp and 502 lb-ft. The P550 can complete the obligatory 0-60 mph sprint in only 4.3 seconds and head on to a top speed of 170 mph. The max towing capacity is 5,511 lbs, shared between 6-cylinder and V8 derivatives.

  • Engines
    2.0L Turbo Inline-4 Gas, 3.0L Supercharged V6 Gas, 5.0L Supercharged V8 Gas
  • Transmission
    8-Speed Automatic
  • Drivetrain
    4X4

Range Rover Velar Gas Mileage

  • Fuel Tank Capacity
    16.6 Gallons
  • Fuel Economy
    City/Hwy: 21/27 mpg
* 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 S

Range Rover Velar Interior

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Seating and Interior Space

  • Seating capacity
    5-seater
  • Front Leg Room 40.3 in
  • Front Head Room 38.2 in
  • Rear Leg Room 37.2 in
  • Rear Head Room 38.0 in

Range Rover Velar Trunk and Cargo Space

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Range Rover Velar Safety and Reliability

Warranty

  • Basic:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Drivetrain:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles
  • Corrosion:
    6 Years \ Unlimited Miles
  • Roadside Assistance:
    4 Years \ 50,000 Miles

Verdict: 🏁Is the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar a good SUV?

The Range Rover Velar, in any configuration, is one of those cars that you buy because of the image rather than the capabilities of the car. We're not saying the Velar is a lousy vehicle; we're just saying that people are posers. Despite this, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a surprisingly effective tool: it is very spacious and awesomely luxurious on the inside, highly customizable (can someone say $9,000 paint jobs?) and is still a highly effective off-road tool. Under the hood, all four engine choices have their merits, although the four-pot is slightly unrefined and the V6 lacks the potency its soundtrack suggests it might possess. The V8 is a stand-out choice here and makes the Velar feel like a true sports SUV, and doesn't have any negative consequences on the reliability of the SUV. However, the price of the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV in SVAutobiography guise with the V8 is a hefty $90,790, which is a bitter pill to swallow when aspects like unintuitive infotainment get in the way of complete enjoyment. But you can't put a price on style, can you? While others might give you more for less, our review of the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar leaves us with just one thought - it's worth it.

🚗What 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Model Should I Buy?

If you're looking at buying a Range Rover Velar, then it should be safe to assume that you are a person of means, who's looking for serious luxury, and in that case, only the best will do. For the utmost in refinement and style, we'd recommend going for the SVAutobiography. Yes, it costs close to $100k before options but comes standard with features such as air suspension, quad-zone climate control, adaptive cruise control, and massaging front seats. It might not be as dynamically pleasing to drive as a Porsche Cayenne, but it's way more opulent. If you absolutely cannot stretch that far, the P380 R-Dynamic HSE at $75,300 gets the more potent V6 and a lot more luxury than lesser models, making it a worthwhile alternate if the V8 is out of reach.

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