2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

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$49,950 - $74,500

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Complete In-depth Review & Buying Guide


CARHP Editorial Updated on: November 14, 2019


After its debut last year, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar stood as quite a performer amongst the other midsize luxury SUVs of its class. For 2019, it has just the same aggressive demeanor, although you can actually keep that in check this time around. The styling is well up to par with the likes of Porsche Macan and Mercedes GLC-Class, perhaps even surpassing them if you are a fan of the classic Discovery. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a sporty SUV that can carry 5 passengers with splendour and has no problem when you have to take it off the tarmac.

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Pros

Powerful engine lineup

Smooth ride and handling

Stylish interior and exterior design

Cons

Glitchy Infotainment System

Quite expensive for its class

What's New?

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are now available as the Smartphone Package

A new Driver Assistance Package is available that bundles together all the advanced safety features


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$49950

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

displacement

122 cu.in.

horsepower

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lbs.-ft @ 1200 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

frame type

Unibody

suspension front

Independent front double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent rear multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

brake rotors (f/r)

64.6/65.2

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

188.9 in.

width

80 in.

height

65.6 in.

curb weight

4217 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

passenger volume

37.6 cu ft.

cargo volume

34.4 cu ft.

towing capacity

5291 lbs.

performance

zero to 60 mph

7.2 sec.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

21/23/27 mpg

highway range

448.2 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

drivetrain warranty

4 yr. / 50000 mi.

powertrain warranty

48 months. / 50000

corrosion warranty

6 yr. / unlimited

roadside assistance

4 yr. / 50000 mi.


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Styles

 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Aruba Premium Metallic color  2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Firenze Red Metallic color  2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Corris Gray Metallic color  2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Fuji White color  2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Narvik Black color
Aruba Premium Metallic

Vehicle images are guides only and may not reflect the model's exact specifications/features– exact specifications/features should be confirmed with the seller.

Ratings

Features

7.5

Engine And Performance

8.4

Interior

7.0

7.4

OVERALL RATING

Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Base

Base

power
247 hp @ 5500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (recommended)
mpg
23 combined

$49,950


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $49,950 MSRP (21/23/27) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar S

S

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$54,400 - $63,300


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
P340 S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $61,200 MSRP (18/20/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
P250 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $54,700 MSRP (21/23/27) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) w/Prod. End 11/18 Starting at $63,300 MSRP (18/20/24) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $60,900 MSRP TBD 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive TBD
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $54,400 MSRP (21/23/27) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive TBD

 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE

R-Dynamic SE

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$59,000 - $67,600


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $65,600 MSRP (18/20/24) 340 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A) Starting at $59,000 MSRP (21/23/27) 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L, I-4, premium unleaded (recommended)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5
R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) w/Prod. End 11/18 Starting at $67,600 MSRP (18/20/24) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE

R-Dynamic HSE

power
380 hp @ 6500 rpm
fuel
Premium unleaded (required)
mpg
20 combined

$74,500


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A) Starting at $74,500 MSRP (18/20/24) 380 hp @ 6500 rpm, 3 L, V-6, premium unleaded (required)
8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

Expert Review

7.4

Overall Rating


The Range Rover Velar offers a couple of engine options to choose from. You can go for the turbocharged inline-4 that does the best of maintaining the balance between power and fuel economy. For a more thrilling experience, there is the supercharged 3.0L V6 that puts out almost 400 horsepower for the driver to play around with. Other features like an adaptive suspension, hill descent control, and configurable AWD make the Velar adept for off-road situations. You can expect a lot of creature comforts, too, with a wide variety of seats, sound systems, and other interior options to choose from. The cabin is highly customizable with several materials to choose from. From faux-suede and leather for the seats to wood and aluminum finish on the panels, it is as upscale as you can expect from a Range Rover.

Nevertheless, it is the price that is the biggest enemy of the Range Rover Velar. For a lineup that stretches up to nearly $80,000, you have a lot of alternatives if you wish for a sporty SUV. The Audi Q8 and Porsche Macan have power figures in the same ballpark as the Velar, with a considerably lower price tag. Just a bit more funds could fetch you the coveted BMW X6 M. Its massively powerful V8 along with a luxurious cabin make it well worth the extra 20 grand or so.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Front Three-Quarter View
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Rear Three-Quarter View
2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Rear Three-Quarter View

7.5/10
Features

 

8.4/10
Engine and Performance

 
 

7.0/10
Interior

 
 
 
 
 

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Features

7.5/10

The 2019 Range Rover Velar features 4 trims namely the Velar, Velar S, Velar R-Dynamic SE, and R-Dynamic HSE. They are available with two different engines i.e., the 2.0 Liter turbocharged inline 4 engine and the 3.0 Liter Supercharged V6 engine. But this year the R-Dynamic does not offer the inline 4 engine.

The base trim i.e., the Velar comes equipped with synthetic leather and suede upholstery, 10-way power-adjustable front seats, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, a panoramic sunroof, and proximity key entry. On the other hand, the Velar S gets upgrades such as Perforated grained leather seats, an 11-speaker Meridian sound system, a navigation system, etc. In addition to these, the R-Dynamic SE and HSE trim get the Driver Assistance Package from the get-go. The top-level trims also grant you access to the 23-speaker Meridian Signature Audio System, massaging seats, and a heated steering wheel.

Trims

Velar

Velar S

R-Dynamic SE

R-Dynamic HSE

MSRP(Inline-4)

$49,600

$54,400

$58,700

$74,500

MSRP(V6)

NA

$63,300

$67,600

$74,000

Key Features

18" 15-spoke alloys

19" 5-spoke alloy wheels

20-way seats with driver/passenger memory massage and heated/cooled front

21-inch alloy wheels

 

LED headlights

Premium LED headlights with signature Daytime Running Lights

Fog Lamps

Adaptive Cruise Control

 

Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror

Powered gesture tailgate

R-Dynamic Exterior Styling with Burnished Copper accents

Lane Keep Assist

 

Luxtec and suede cloth seats

Auto-dimming, power fold, heated door mirrors with approach lights

12.3-inch driver-side configurable digital display

Heads-Up Display

 

Land Rover Sound System 250W with 8 speakers

Perforated grained leather seats

Heated Steering Wheel

Optional 1700-Watt 23-Speaker Meridian Signature Sound System

 

 

10-way seats with driver memory

 

 

We Recommend

The one to pick here is P250 R-Dynamic SE since it is specced quite well. With a decent mix of style and equipment such as 20-inch wheels, leather seats, a 17-speaker Meridian audio system, and power rear liftgate, you get most of what the Range Rover Velar has to offer. We also recommend adding in the Driver Assistance Package for improved safety.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Engine and Performance

8.4/10

The base trim of the 2019 Range Rover Velar comes a 2.0 Liter turbocharged inline 4 engine. This engine is capable of providing a horsepower of 247 hp and a torque of 269 lb.ft. Almost all the trims are equipped with this engine except the R-Dynamic HSE.

The R-Dynamic is equipped with a more powerful engine I.e., the 3.0 Liter supercharged V6 engine which generates a horsepower of 380hp. Bothe the Velas S and the R-Dynamic SE trims are also available with this powerful V6 engine. Moreover both these engines are paired with an 8 Speed Automatic transmission and an All-Wheel-Drive system.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

MSRP

$49,600

$39,200

$40,700

$ 49,900

$44,600

$43,000

Engine/Motor

2.0 Liter Turbocharged 4-cylinder

Intercooled Turbo I-4 2.0 L/120

 

2.0L inline-4 turbo

Engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

2.0 L Turbo inline-4 engine

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

9-Speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

Power (hp @ rpm)

247 @ 5500

250 @ 5500

241 @ 5,500

248 @ 5000

247 @ 5500

248 @ 5200

Torque (lb.-ft @ rpm)

269 @ 1200

258 @ 1500

273 @ 1300

273 @ 1600

269 @ 1200

258 @ 1450

The base inline 4 engine of the Velar is quite powerful as it generates power on par with the other midsize luxury SUVs of the class such as the Volvo XC60, Mercedes Benz GLC 300, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, and BMW X3.

Acceleration

The turbo charged inline 4 engine of the 2019 Range Rover Velar is produces enough power to make this SUV to speed up with ease. It is capable of accelerating to a speed of 60MPH in about 6.4 seconds.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

0-60 MPH

6.4 Seconds

6.1 Seconds

6.3 Seconds

6.3 Seconds

6.6 Seconds

6.0 Seconds

Quarter Mile

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

Engine

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

2.0L

Curb Weight

4,217 lbs

4105 lbs

3891 lbs

4099 lbs

3870 lbs

4167 lbs

The 2019 Velar is quick enough to pace up with the GLC 300 and the Macan and is quicker than the Jaguar F-Pace. However it still feels a bit sluggish when compared to the Volvo XC60 and BMW X3

Ride and Handling

The 2019 Range Rover Velar might feel very aggressive at times but is capable of handling steep curves with finesse and confidence. Due to its standard adjustable suspension system, it is always quite composed and maintains it's on-road behavior. Although this Range Rover might not fell as sporty as its elder brother, the Range Rover Sport, it provides quite a comfortable ride.

In addition to four-wheel drive, the Velar comes has been installed with low traction launch, hill launch assist, and hill descent control to keep the SUV fixed to the track on steep roads. Moreover, the Terrain Response system is capable of adjusting performance for grippy ride due to the availability of various drive modes such as Eco, Comfort, Grass-Gravel-Snow, Mud-Ruts, Sand, and Dynamic.

Braking

One aspect of performance the previous Velar lacked was braking. Looks like the 2019 Range Rover Velar has also inherited this drawback. It comes equipped with the same brakes i.e., 12.8 inch disc brakes on the front and back as its predecessor and weighs almost the same.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW X3 xDrive 30i

Brake Front(in)

12.8

13.6

13.4

13.6

TBD

13.0

Brake Rear(in)

12.8

12.6

12.5

13

TBD

13.0

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4217

4105

3891

4099

3870

4167

60-0 MPH (ft.)

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

127

Towing Capacity

The 2019 Range Rover Velar is quite capable of dragging quite a weight on the back. It has the towing capacity of 5291 lbs, which looks quite impressive for others of its class.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Towing Capacity(lbs.)

5291

3500

3500

4409

5290

4400

This Velar is quite competent when it comes to towing capacity compared to others of its class. However the F-Pace tows is capable to tow weight on par with this Range Rover.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Fuel Economy

The inline 4 engine of 2019 Range Rover Velar is looks fairly thirsty. It provides an average of 23 MPG with a fuel economy of 21 MPG in the city and 27 MPG on the highway.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

mpg city

21

22

22

20

22

22

mpg Highway

27

28

27

25

27

29

mpg combined

23

24

24

22

24

25

Emission (Tons/year CO2 Emissions @ 15K mi/year)

6.4

6.1

6.2

7.0

6.4

6.4

The 2019 Range Rover Velar has a tad less fuel economy than others in the class. It runs a mile less per gallon of fuel than other sports SUV in this segment. The difference is made even more disstinct with the supercharged V6 engine.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Interior

7.0/10

"Related to the Jaguar F-Pace, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar presents nearly as striking a shape, wrapped around an interior that’s useful and versatile, one that comes with a few minor compromises." -The Car Connection

Seating and Comfort

This 5 seater luxury SUV has quite roomy space to make you sit comfortably without feeling congested. It has headroom of 38.1 inches (front) and 38 inches (back), a shoulder room of 57.2 inches (front) ad 55.6 inches (back) and a legroom of 40.3 inches (front) and 37.2 inches (back).

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Passenger Capacity

5

5

5

5

5

5

Front - Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.

38.1/57.2/40.3

38/58.2/41.5

37.8/57.3/40.8

TBD

37.8/NA/NA

41.1/57.6/40.3

Second - Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.)

38/55.6/37.2

38/56.3/38

38.5/56.5/37.3

TBD

37.5/NA/NA

39.1/56/36.4

The Velar has an interior space on par with most of its competitors. However, it looks like the BMW X3 is the most spacious of the class.

Infotainment System

The Velar comes with the Land Rovers Touch Control Pro which was introduced in it when it debuted last year. This Infotainment replaces the previous outdated infotainment system in the other land rovers this year. It comes with two screens and an associated interface but the touch control might a bit glitch some time. Apart from that it also has the following infotainment features to keep you entertained during your drive.

Interior Features

  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Front And Rear Door Pockets
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • Interior Air Filtration

Cargo Volume

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar might not have the roomiest seating area. But looks like it has the most spacious cargo cabin in the class. It has a cargo volume of 34.4 cu.ft which can be increased to 70.1 cu.ft by folding the second seat.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Volume (ft. cube) (w/Rear seats in use)

34.4

22.4

19.6

17.6

33.5

28.7

Volume (ft.cube)(w/Rear seats fold)

70.1

63.3

56.5

52.9

66.1

62.7

Well, the Velar sure has one of the most spacious cargo capacity followed by the Volvo XC60 and the BMW X3.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Exterior

"A year down the road, the Range Rover Velar still confirms with every line and curve that it’s the best-looking SUV on the road." -The Car Connection

Dimensions and Weight

The 2019 Velar gets a quite a sleek look while maintaining the legendary look of the Range Rover. Moreover, this 4217 lbs heavy SUV has a length of 188.9 inches, a width of 80 inches and a height of 65.6 inches.

Models

Land Rover Range Rover Velar

Volvo XC60

Mercedes Benz GLC 300

Porsche Macan

Jaguar F-Pace

BMW xDrive 30i

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4217

4105

3891

4099

3870

4167

Length(in.)

188.9

184.6

183.6

184.9

186.3

185.9

Width(in.)

80

73.3

82.5

75.7

81.5

74.4

Height(in.)

65.6

65.3

64.5

63.9

65

66.0

Ground Clearance(in.)

8.4

8.5

5.0

7.4

6.3

8.0

Wheel Base(in.)

113.0

112.8

113.1

110.5

113.1

112.8

Track Width(in) F/R

64.6/65.2

65.1/65.2

63.9/63.7

65.0/65.0

64.6/65.1

63.8/64.4

With such astounding dimensions and design, it surely gains attention while standing amongst its competitors.

Exterior Feature

  • Rear Defrost
  • Privacy Glass
  • Power Windows
  • Panoramic Roof
  • Sun/Moonroof
  • Running Boards
  • Power Retractable Running Boards
  • Rear Spoiler

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Safety

The 2019 Range Rover Velar has a handful list of features to keep you safe while driving. Features such as Emergency brake assist, a rearview camera, front and rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, and rain-sensing windshield wipers come standard on the Velar as part of the Driver Assistance Package.

Safety Features

  • Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
  • ABS And Driveline Traction Control
  • Side Impact Beams
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Seat-Mounted Side Airbags
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Tire Specific Low Tire Pressure Warning
  • Dual Stage Driver And Passenger Front Airbags
  • Curtain 1st And 2nd Row Airbags
  • Airbag Occupancy Sensor
  • Driver And Passenger Knee Airbag
  • Rear Child Safety Locks
  • Outboard Front Lap And Shoulder Safety Belts -inc: Rear Center 3 Point, Height Adjusters and Pretensioners
  • ParkView Back-Up Camera

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Competition

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs Jaguar F-Pace

The F-Pace might be a bit older player in the market than the Velar. It might sure have captured its position first but with the Velar on the run, it started to get a tough competition. Both of them come with equally powerful engines but it looks like the Velar turns out to be a better performer. Its interior space and cargo volume are also are spacious than the F-Pace. Also, their towing capacity is on par with each other. However, one drawback is that the Velar is a bit thirsty than the F-Pace. But overall the Velar has quite some reasons to justify the extra bucks that you are going to pay for it.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan

This year the Porsche introduces the Flagship Model for the Second Generation of Macan. Although the new Macan might not flaunt a powerful engine as its predecessor but still is capable of running on par with the Velar and capable of giving a bit better performance than the velar. Its new infotainment also looks quite advanced that that of Velar. However, it still lags behind when it comes to space and a couple of other factors that an SUV should have. Hence here also looks like the Velar is a more justified option for the price being paid for an SUV. But if you are looking for a sports car for 5 you can always go for the Macan

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs Volvo XC60

The Volvo XC60 is going to complete a decade in the market soon. So it looks like it doesn't want to just hurry up for it. It is still stable for most midsize luxury SUVs. It has a bit more power-packed engine than the Velar which is capable of giving quite better performance. It also looks like a more fuel-efficient option than Velar. Its interior is also quite ambient and as spacious as the Velar. The only drawbacks are the towing capacity and the Cargo space. But it being a more affordable option makes it a preferred option over the Velar

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Final Verdict

This is the second year for the Land Rover Range Velar into the market and it still has much more to improve. Although it is quite spacious and roomy, and is a better hauler than most in the class, It still lags behind in terms of Power and Performance. Moreover it should also try to control its thirst because there are many other better performers in the market which are less thirsty than the 2019 Range Rover Velar