2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

MSRP $17,595 - $21,595

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2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: July 13, 2021

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Nathan Dyer 

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The Range Rover Velar was the British brand’s attempt to take on the compact luxury crossover segment owing to the rising popularity of the same. The Velar gets its name from the early pre-production models of the first-gen Range Rovers back in 1969. The SUV is built on the Jaguar Land Rover iQ platform which it shares with the Jaguar F-Pace SUV, XF sedan, and the XE sedan.

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Pros

Posh and hi-tech cabin

Well-balanced driving dynamics

Quick acceleration 

Oodles of Cargo space

Cons

Not-so-generous rear legroom

The ride quality can be stiff for some owners

Below-average reliability stats

What's New?

No major changes


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$17595

bodystyle

dr SUV

engine type

displacement

83 cu.in.

horsepower

138 hp @ 4900 rpm

torque

148 lbs.-ft. @ 1850 rpm

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

LS$17,595 onwards

LT$19,495 onwards

Premier$21,595 onwards

Colors and Styles

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Firenze Red Metallic color
Firenze Red Metallic

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Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide


The 2022 Range Rover Velar will be a carry-over model from the 2021 model year and will retain all the specs and features as well. The SUV will retain its powertrain options too along with the trim levels. Coming to the prices, the SUV is expected to carry the same starting price tag of $58,050 for the base S trim. The prices for the higher trims with the six-cylinder motor are slated to increase considerably.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Features

Since the 2022 Range Rover Velar will be a carryover model, the trim levels will also remain the same as the outgoing model. The base trim gets the 2.0-liter turbocharged four-pot motor along with the 8-speed automatic transmission. The SUV is available in three main trim levels: base, R-Dynamic, and HSE R-Dynamic. Both the HSE R-Dynamic and the R-Dynamic are covered in a separate review. The cabin of the base P250 S is loaded with features and some of the standout features include 14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver’s seat memory function, Panoramic glass roof, and an 11-speaker Meridian Sound system among other features.

Models

P250 S

MSRP

$58,050

Key Features

Power tailgate

 

Power-reclining rear seats

 

Power-adjustable steering column

 

11-speaker Meridian Sound System

 

Pivi Pro infotainment system

 

Active noise-cancellation system

 

360-degree camera

We Recommend

We would suggest you the base trim along with the Premium Upgrade Interior Package, Dynamic Handling Pack, and the Convenience Package for a more enjoyable and practical experience with the SUV. If you want a more premium experience, the R-Dynamic trim will satisfy your needs.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Engine and Performance

The 2022 Range Rover Velar will get the 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium motor. It is good for a maximum of 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of maximum torque. The brand decided to retain some amount of sportiness inside the cabin hence, tuned the four-pot to produce a nice sound when pushed hard. Despite that, the motor feels supremely refined and it doesn’t run out of steam under hard acceleration since it gets to pull a hefty luxury SUV. 

There is some amount of turbo lag though at the lower rev band since it lacks the torque, unlike the bigger I-6 units. The motor is mated to a brilliant 8-speed ZF 8HP automatic transmission which sends power to all four wheels via a standard AWD system. As is the case with ZF 8HP units, the transmission is super-smooth and shifts pretty quickly.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 S

2021 BMW X5 xDrive40i*

2021 Porsche Macan*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4MATIC*

MSRP

$56,900

$59,400

$52,100

$57,250

Engine

2.0L Turbo I-4

3.0L Turbo/Electric I-6

2.0L Turbo I-4

2.0L Turbo I-4

Drivetrain

AWD

RWD

AWD

AWD

Transmission

8-speed Automatic

8-speed Automatic

7-speed Automatic

9-speed Automatic

Power

247 hp @ 5,500 rpm

335 hp @ 5,500 rpm

248 hp @ 5,000 rpm

255 hp @ 5,800 rpm

Torque

269 lb-ft @ 1,400 rpm

331 lb-ft @ 1,500 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,600 rpm

273 lb-ft @ 1,800 rpm

0-60 MPH

7.7 sec

5.3 sec

6.3 sec

7.0 sec

Quarter Mile

15 sec

13.8 sec

14.9 sec

14.9 sec

Top Speed

135 MPH

130 MPH

141 MPH

130 MPH

*2021 data taken for reference

The BMW X5 is the most powerful one here with the quickest acceleration times but has the highest base price too. The overall handling and ride quality of the X5 is better than the Velar to some extent and it emphasizes more on offering a pleasurable driving experience rather than a rugged feeling. The Porsche Macan matches up with the Velar in terms of power figures but is quicker than the Velar in the 0-60mph run. The Macan, however, has the best handling among the rivals here and its compact dimensions help it to a great extent. The Mercedes-Benz GLE350 has more torque and horsepower than the Velar but is only marginally quicker than the latter. On the handling department, the GLE350 is quite similar to the Velar by offering a balanced ride quality however, the E-active Body control Package dials up the experience further with adaptive dampers.

Braking Performance

The Range Rover Velar gets decent-sized brakes as compared to its dimensions and weight. Regardless of the size of the brakes, the SUV is equipped with several braking features such as ABS, Brake Assist, and Cornering Brake Control to offer superb braking performance in almost every driving scenario. The brakes do work in a progressive manner and don’t unsettle the SUV during harsh braking situations.

Model 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 S

2021 BMW X5 xDrive40i*

2021 Porsche Macan*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4MATIC*

Brake Front(in)

13.8

15.0

13.6

13.0

Brake Rear(in)

12.8

14.8

13.0

13.0

Curb Weight(lbs)

4,130

4,828

4099

4718

60-0 MPH (ft.)

N/A

116

110

N/A

*2021 data taken for reference

The BMW X5 gets the biggest brakes here which is quite obvious given its power and performance stats. The Porsche Macan is the lightest among the rivals here and displays impressive braking prowess by coming to a halt within 110 ft. The Mercedes-Benz GLE350 has almost similar sized brakes to the Velar but its stopping distance is not known.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Fuel Economy

For a compact luxury crossover, the 2022 Range Rover Velar returns some decent fuel economy figures. The turbocharged four-pot motor does a great job of balancing performance and fuel economy to make the SUV suitable as a daily driver. The SUV returns a maximum of 20mpg within the city limits, 26mpg out on the highways, and 23mpg of combined mileage. On the downside, the SUV gets a rather small 16 gallons gas tank which is on the smaller side as per the segment and fails to offer a commendable driving range.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 S

2021 BMW X5 xDrive40i*

2021 Porsche Macan*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4MATIC*

MPG (City)

20

21

19

19

MPG (Highway)

26

25

23

26

MPG (Combined)

23

23

21

22

Fuel Capacity (gallons)

16.6

21.9

19.8

22.5

Range (City/Highway/Combined) (miles)

348/448/381

459/547/503

376/455/415

427/585/495

*2021 data taken for reference

The BMW X5 truly impresses with its fuel economy numbers considering the amount of power and performance it has on tap. The Porsche Macan, despite being almost equally specced as the Velar, is the least fuel-efficient of the lot. The Mercedes-Benz GLE350 has almost similar fuel economy ratings to the Velar but offers some impressive driving range figures owing to its huge gas tank.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Interior

The guys at Land Rover truly know how to build a posh cabin and the 2022 Range Rover Velar’s interior is a fine example of their work. The attention to detail is excellent and there are a very limited amount of exposed plastic surfaces. The cabin comes with superior noise insulation with an active noise cancellation system and acoustic laminated glass as well. The rear windows do get the privacy glass as standard. The leather upholstery can be found on the seats, dashboard, and on the center of the steering wheel as well along with a nice, contrasting white stitching all around. The dashboard and the door panels get soft-touch materials with a unique texture finish on them. The steering wheel controls and the infotainment screen surrounds are finished in piano black color, giving off a nice shine.

The front seats offer adequate support along with excellent comfort levels as well. They do boast a 14-way power adjustment feature along with a memory function for the driver’s seat. The rear seats are comfortable too with an electric reclining function and a center arm-rest with cup-holders. The cargo capacity is decent at 30.9 cu-ft but its rivals offer better.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 S

2021 BMW X5 xDrive40i*

2021 Porsche Macan*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4MATIC*

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.2/57.2/40.3

40.8/60/39.8

N/A

40.5/59.3/40.3

Rear Row (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.0/55.6/37.2

38.7/58.1/37.4

N/A

39.6/58.3/40.9

Cargo Capacity (cu.ft.)

30.9

56.5

17.6

33.3

*2021 data taken for reference

The BMW X5 has the most spacious cabin among the rivals here which is well-appointed as well. The Beemer’s cabin might miss that British touch of the Velar but is gorgeous and plush either way. Some of the truly generous cabin features of the X5 include 16-way power front sport seats with 4-way power-adjustable lumbar support, 2-way power-adjustable side bolsters, Active-charcoal micro-filter ventilation system, interior courtesy lights, color customizable upholsteries, and a brilliant feature-packed iDrive7 infotainment system. With all these features on board, it seems to be a much better-equipped SUV than the Velar but also has a higher base price too. It also offers the best trunk space here as well. The Porsche Macan has a plush cabin too but its restricted cargo space might turn off some potential buyers. Also, it offers fewer creature comfort features than the Velar but gives no room for complaint with its significantly lower base price. The Mercedes-Benz GLE350 gets the most futuristic cabin here with a plethora of high-tech features and an uber-cool design. The GLE350 offers some truly standout features such as 46 customizable ambient cabin lighting, Nappa leather upholstery with different colored stitching which accentuates the cabin in a brilliant manner. These are some of the quirks you won’t find in the Velar, making it a better SUV for the price.

Some interior features are:

  • Front and rear express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof
  • Driver’s seat memory seat settings
  • Multiple 12V DC power outlets
  • Automatic climate control
  • Mini overhead console
  • Refrigerated/cooled box
  • Leather steering wheel
  • Cosmic Grey trim finisher
  • Light Oyster Morzine headlining
  • Ebony perforated grained leather seats with Ebony interior
  • Lower Touchscreen
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Garage Door Opener
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror
  • Illuminated vanity mirrors
  • Two-zone Climate Control
  • Cabin lighting
  • Carpet mats
  • Front and rear cupholders
  • Standard IP end caps
  • Metal front treadplates
  • Metal cargo space scuff plate
  • Satin Chrome Gearshift Paddles
  • Air Quality Sensor

 What’s there to keep you entertained?

Land Rover fitted the 2021 Velar with a new PIVI PRO infotainment system which incorporates two 10-inch touchscreen displays. The dual displays offer a smooth user experience along with bright and crisp images. The infotainment system will always remain updated and smooth owing to the OTA updates as promised by Land Rover. The system offers almost all the basic and advanced connectivity and infotainment features along with an 11-speaker Meridian Sound system.

Some infotainment features include:

  • Dual 10.0-inch hi-res displays 
  • Bluetooth streaming
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Voice control
  • Premium 11- Speaker Meridian sound system
  • Turn-by-Turn navigation
  • SiriusXM Radio
  • Real-time traffic display

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Exterior

Since the Velar gets the Range Rover tag, its exterior design language is quite similar to the bigger Range Rover models. Despite that, the SUV looks quite fashionable with sleek exterior design cues. The front end looks big with the brand’s iconic grille design and the LED DRLs flanking it nicely. The front bumper houses the big air dams and nicely gels in with the curvy front fenders. The side profile looks neat with few smooth lines running across the vehicle. The rear end gets a gradually tapered design language with an extended rear blacked-out skid plate that houses the rear parking sensors and the camera. The LED taillights have a cool 3D design which becomes more prominent at night.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 S

2021 BMW X5 xDrive40i*

2021 Porsche Macan*

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE350 4MATIC*

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,130

4,828

4,099

4,718

Length (in)

188.9

194.3

184.9

194.3

Width (in)

76.1

78.9

76.2

76.7

Height (in)

65.6

68.7

63.9

70.7

Ground Clearance (in)

N/A

N/A

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

117.1

110.5

117.9

*2021 data taken for reference

The BMW X5 looks the weirdest one here with that huge kidney front grille but it is bigger than the Velar in terms of exterior dimensions. The Porsche Macan is the most compact one here and wears the traditional design language from Porsche. The Mercedes-Benz GLE350 boasts the best design here and it feels bigger than the Velar as well.

Some exterior features are:

  • Auto-dimming power remote heated power-folding side-view door mirrors with tilt down, turn signal indicator
  • Rear bumper with black rub strip
  • Rear wing Spoiler
  • Body-colored door handles
  • Power liftgate
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Automatic headlights
  • Automatic Headlight Leveling
  • Headlight power wash
  • Follow me home lighting
  • Rear fog lights

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Safety

The Range Rover Velar comes with an array of basic and advanced safety techs along with a strong body shell for superior protection. Even though the SUV doesn’t have any crash-test rating from the IIHS and the NHTSA, its safety systems are adequate to keep the occupants protected in various circumstances.

Some of the safety systems are:

  • Emergency Braking
  • Trailer Stability Assist 
  • Speed Proportional Electronic Power Assisted Steering (EPAS)
  • 8-speed Automatic Transmission
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Dynamic Stability Control 
  • Low traction launch
  • Electronic Traction Control 
  • Roll Stability Control 
  • Cornering Brake Control
  • Hill Descent Control 
  • Anti-lock Braking System 
  • Electronic Brake-force Distribution 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Competition

Range Rover Velar vs BMW X5

The BMW X5 is the more practical and sensible alternative to the Velar. It offers a more spacious cabin, more performance right from its base trim, and a much better reliability aspect. The X5 offers some features such as a heated steering wheel, 3-stage ventilated front seats, microfilter ventilation system, 16-way power front sport seats, 2-way power side bolsters, interior courtesy lights with automatic-dimming function, and 4-zone climate control which are missing on the Velar.

The Beemer loses out to the Velar in terms of styling, off-roading capabilities, and the standard AWD system.

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan

The Porsche Macan is clearly for those who desire a “Porsche” above anything else. The Macan carries a lower base price than the Velar but is evenly matched to the latter in terms of performance. The interior of the Macan is not as stylish or tech-rich as the Velar but has a great and traditional Porsche design. But, the Macan falls short in terms of overall spaciousness and trunk capacity.

Range Rover Velar vs Mercedes-Benz GLE350

The Mercedes-Benz GLE350 is, perhaps, one of the best alternatives to the Velar. It comes with a more stylish and feature-rich cabin along with comfortable ride quality as well. Some notable features of the GLE350 include ambient cabin lighting with 46 customizable colors and Nappa leather upholstery with contrasting stitching. On the pricing aspect, costs slightly more than the Velar but makes every penny worth with its superb fuel economy, reliability, and a similar performance to the Velar.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Final Verdict

The Range Rover Velar is for the fashionable buyers out there. It has a striking exterior design, a feature-packed and posh cabin, a balanced ride quality, and decent off-roading abilities for a compact luxury crossover with the brand’s iconic terrain modes. It also costs lesser than most of its competitors in its base form and offers a decent performance too. If you’re looking out for a stylish SUV with a good road presence and stylish design without burning a hole in your pocket, the Velar might be a good option.