2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

MSRP $21,595 - $78,900

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

Updated on: November 2, 2021

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The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar comes with minor changes this time out of which the heated front seats are now standard. While on the optional features list there is a new PM 2.5 air filter with air ionization and upgraded adaptive cruise control with steering assist. While the off-road driving mode is also now a part of the standard features list. For all this, the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar starts at $57,200 which is a nominal $300 price bump from the 2021 Velar.

Apart from these changes the mechanicals and driving dynamics of the new Velar remain identical to the outgoing model. While on the inside, there aren't many changes either. Although we were expecting to see the new infotainment system of the 2022 Range Rover being given to the Velar but Land Rover has continued with the last year's 10.0-inch dual screen Pivi Pro infotainment system. How well does this luxury cruiser fares in 2022? Let's find out in this review.

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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?

Heated front seats are now standard.

Optional PM 2.5 cabin air filter with air ionization has been provided.

Two new metallic exterior color options: Ostuni Pearl White and Lantau Bronze.

Available updated adaptive cruise control with Steering Assist and All-Terrain Progress Control (standard).


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$78900

bodystyle

dr SUV

warranty

roadside assistance

No


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Trims

Base$21,595 onwards

S$64,900 onwards

R-Dynamic S$67,000 onwards

R-Dynamic HSE$78,900 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 Range Rover Velar SUV for 2022 will carry a starting price tag which is under $58,000 for the base S trim and will go up to $77,300 for the top-end R-Dynamic HSE trim. That said, in the luxury midsize SUV, the 2022 Range Rover Velar goes against the likes of BMW X5, Porsche Macan, and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV Front View
2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV Rear View

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Features

The 2022 Range Rover Velar will be a carryover model, the trim levels will also remain the same as the outgoing model. The trim levels include S, R-Dynamic S, and R-Dynamic HSE. There are two engine options, the base being (P250) 247-hp, 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 motor while the other being (P340) 335-hp, 3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 motor. The latter engine in the P400 tune sees a power and torque bump. Irrespective of engine options the ZF-sourced 8-speed automatic transmission is available with all the engine options. The base S trim starts at $57,200 and covers almost all the available features while going up the trim level sees either a more powerful engine or more luxury features. Both the R-Dynamic trims i.e. S and HSE are covered in a separate review.

Models

S

R-Dynamic S

R-Dynamic HSE

MSRP (P250)

$57,200

$59,200

N/A

MSRP (P340)

$63,600

$65,600

N/A

MSRP (P400)

N/A

N/A

$77,300

Key Features

19-inch alloy wheels

Adds or upgrades to 'S'

Adds or upgrades to 'R-Dynamic S'

 

LED headlights w/ automatic high beam

19-inch satin dark grey alloy wheels

21-inch alloy wheels

 

Power tailgate

Perforated leather-trimmed seats

20-way power-adjustable driver and front passenger seat w/ driver's seat memory function

 

Power-reclining rear seats

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Perforated Windsor leather front seats w/ massage function

 

Power-adjustable steering column

Ebony headliner

Adaptive cruise control w/ steering assist

 

12-speaker 400-watt Meridian Sound System

Satin chrome finished gearshift paddles

17-speaker 750-watt Meridian sound system

 

11.4-inch Pivi Pro infotainment system w/ voice activation Navigation system

Heated rear seats w/ power recline

 

 

Active noise-cancellation system

Ventilated front seats

 

 

360-degree camera

 

 

 

Panoramic sunroof

 

 

 

Rear foglights

 

 

 

Forward collision warning w/ automatic emergency braking and pedestrian detection

 

 

 

Blind-spot monitor, lane-keep assist, and rear cross-traffic detection

 

 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Engine and Performance

The 2022 Range Rover Velar will get the 2.0-liter turbocharged Ingenium inline-4 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. 

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Engine Bay

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

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Driving View 

For its size, the Range Rover Velar rides and handles well. It isn't as sporty as say the Range Rover Sport but it remains stable for the most part even when pushed hard. While when had with the optional air suspension the ride quality can be raised for better ground clearance and can be lowered when needed to go fast.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV Brakes

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.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2021 BMW X5

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MSRP

$56,900

$61,700

$52,100

$54,750

Engine

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4

3.0-liter turbocharged inline-6 

2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4

Drivetrain

AWD

AWD

AWD

RWD

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

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.

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 and returns a maximum of 21 MPG within the city limits, 27 MPG out on the highways, and 23 MPG of combined mileage. On the downside, the SUV gets a rather small 16.6-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

2021 BMW X5

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MPG (City)

21

21

19

19

MPG (Highway)

27

25

23

26

MPG (Combined)

23

23

21

22

Fuel Capacity (gal.)

16.6

21.9

19.8

22.5

Range (City/ Highway/ Combined) (mi.)

349/ 448/ 382

460/ 548/ 504

376/ 455/ 416

428/ 585/ 495

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 GLE 350 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.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV Front Row Seats

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 34.4 cubic feet but its rivals offer better. Land Rover has given the 2022 Velar with the same PIVI PRO infotainment system which incorporates two 10-inch touchscreen displays same as the last year. The dual displays offer a smooth user experience along with bright and crisp images.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV Infotainment System

The infotainment system will always remain updated and smooth owing to the OTA (over the air) 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. Optional features here include a 17-speaker 750-watt Meridian sound system, 12.3-inch infotainment screen, Wi-Fi hotspot, and a few more.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2021 BMW X5

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Seating Capacity

5

5

5

5

Front (Head/Shoulder/Leg) (in)

38.1/ 57.2/ 40.3

40.7/ 60.0/ 39.4

N/A

40.5/ 59.3/ 40.3

Rear (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 (ft³)

34.4 33.9

17.6

33.3

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. 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 which if not less but at the same level as you would find in the Velar, making it a better SUV for the price.

Interior Features:

  • Front and rear express open/close sliding and tilting glass sunroof
  • Driver’s seat memory seat settings
  • Automatic climate control
  • Refrigerated/cooled box
  • Cosmic Grey trim finisher
  • Light Oyster Morzine headlining
  • Electrically adjustable steering column
  • Auto-dimming interior rearview mirror

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 2022 Velar 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.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV Front Angle View

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.

Models

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2021 BMW X5

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,130

4,863

4,099

4,608

Length (in)

188.9

194.3

184.9

194.3

Width (in)

84.4

78.9

76.2

76.7

Height (in)

65.6

68.7

64.0 70.7

Ground Clearance (in)

8.3 8.7

N/A

N/A

Wheelbase (in)

113.1

117.1

110.5

117.9

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 GLE 350 boasts the best design here and it feels bigger than the Velar as well.

Exterior Features:

  • Rear wing Spoiler
  • Body-colored and flush-fit door handles
  • Power liftgate
  • Premium LED headlights with signature DRL
  • Auto High Beam Assist (AHBA)
  • Automatic headlights
  • Rear fog lights

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Safety

The 2022 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.

Safety Features:

  • Surround-view parking camera
  • Lane departure warning
  • Lane keep assist
  • Blind-spot monitoring
  • Traffic sign recognition
  • Automatic emergency braking
  • Rain-sensing windshield wipers
  • Front and rear parking sensors

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Competition

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2021 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 3-stage ventilated front seats, a microfilter ventilation system, etc which are missing on the Velar.

2021 BMW X5

The Beemer loses out to the Velar in terms of styling, off-roading capabilities, and the standard AWD system. But between the two if you need an SUV for driving only around town both the SUVs are a perfect match but the BMW X5 won't take you far enough when you go off-roading.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2021 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.

Porsche Macan

While the Macan falls short in terms of overall spaciousness and trunk capacity. But as a driver's car, the Macan is much better to drive than the Velar, and with the lower price tag than the latter makes for a very compelling buy.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLE 350 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 GLE 350 include ambient cabin lighting with 46 customizable colors and Nappa leather upholstery with contrasting stitching.

Mercedes-Benz GLE350

On the pricing aspect, the GLE 350 costs slightly more than the Velar but makes every penny worth it with its superb fuel economy, reliability, and a similar performance to the Velar.

2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Final Verdict

The 2022 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 way lesser than the bigger Range Rovers and offers somewhat similar capabilities 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 2022 Velar might be a good option.


FAQs on the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar:

How reliable is the Land Rover Range Rover Velar?

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar hasn't been scored for reliability yet by J.D.Powers.

How much to pay for the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar?

The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar has a starting MSRP of $57,200, the R-Dynamic S trim starts at $59,200, and the R-Dynamic HSE trim starts at $77,300.

What are the changes to the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar?

The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar now offers heated front seats as standard. While optional PM 2.5 cabin air filter with air ionization has also been provided for better air quality inside the car. While the available adaptive cruise control has been upgraded and now comes with Steering Assist and All-Terrain Progress Control (standard). Lastly, there are two new metallic exterior color options added this time namely Ostuni Pearl White and Lantau Bronze.

What is the release date of the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar?

The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is expected to be released by the end of 2021.

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