2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

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$62,450

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Key Spec of 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
fuel economy

20/23/27

fuel type

Premium Unleaded

horsepower

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

basic warranty

-

ProsConsWhat's New

Plenty of standard and safety features

Steep price tag for the class

All-new HST trim introduced

Smooth and aerodynamics design

Base engine lacks enthusiasm

Revised exterior color schemes

Impressive off-roading capabilities for the class

Plush ride quality

Mild-hybrid system enhances fuel economy

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Price, Review, Ratings and Pictures

Updated on: August 22, 2022

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Nathan Dyer 

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Land Rover SUVs used to come in brick-shaped designs but never compromised in their off-roading prowess. Fast-forward to the last decade, Land Rovers did evolve into styling and luxurious SUVs, and even the ultra-luxurious models such as the Range Rover Autobiography also possess significantly better off-roading capabilities than its rivals. With the Range Rover Evoque, the British brand introduced a new design theme, and it glorified the design with the introduction of the Velar back in 2017. Even though the SUV carries the nametag of pre-production Range Rovers prior to 1969, it is more focused on city driving with some decent off-roading prowess at its disposal.

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0.0

Out of 10

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#9 in Suv


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Trims

Base$62,450 Est. onwards


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P250 R-Dynamic S AWD

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P250 R-Dynamic S AWD

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Colors and Styles

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar in Fuji White color
Fuji White

Expert Review, Pricing Analysis and Buying Guide

Since the Velar’s launch, the SUV hasn’t received any updates yet, and the 2023 model is going to be a carry-over model too. However, to reduce the confusion within the trim levels, the 2023 Velar will get only four simplified trim levels along with a new and sporty-looking HST top trim with the base price kicking in from $61,575. The engine options remain the same with a base turbocharged I-4 motor and a more powerful turbocharged I-6 unit. In its class, the Velar will compete against the BMW X5, the Porsche Macan, and the Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class.


Features

Some of the Land Rover SUVs are infamous for their dizzying trim options but, with the velar, the brand went easy on the shoppers this time. The 2023 Velar will be offered in four trim levels which are the base S that gets only the P250 option, the R-Dynamic that gets two engine configurations under the P250 and P340, and the top-end HST that gets the P400. It is to be noted that the numerical value followed by the “P” denotes the power outputs of the models. The base S starts off with a lofty price tag of $61,575 and offers standard features such as perforated leather seat tops, a power-adjustable steering column, and a panoramic sunroof among other features. The R-Dynamic S trims get two engine configurations, the first one being the base turbo I-4 while the second one is the turbocharged I-6. In the features section, the R-Dynamic S offers special cosmetic upgrades, premium leather upholstery, and the steering wheel covered in perforated leather. The range-topping HST sees only one configuration, the P400, where the I-6 motor has been tuned to produce almost 400 horsepower. Apart from the engine, the trim also gets features such as a heated steering wheel with suede wrapping, air suspension, a heads-up display, and big 21-inch alloy wheels.

Models

S

R-Dynamic S

HST

MSRP (P250)

$61,575

$63,675

N/A

MSRP (P340)

N/A

$70,475

N/A

MSRP (P400)

N/A

N/A

$80,475

Key Features

19-inch alloy wheels

Trim-specific cosmetic upgrades

Increased power from the turbocharged I-6 motor

Power-adjustable steering column

Premium leather upholstery

Suede wrapped steering with heating

Perforated leather seat surfaces

Turbocharged I-6 for the P340

Heads-up display

All-LED exterior lights with LED DRLs

Perforated leather steering cover

17-speaker premium Meridian audio system with total output of 750 watts

Panoramic sunroof

21-inch alloy wheels

Automatic rain-sensing wipers

Air-suspension

Power-operated tailgate

Leather-wrapped steering wheel

Two-zone automatic climate control

14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver’s seat memory settings

Auto-dimming IRVM

We Recommend

The base S trim, with its handsome amount of standard features, offers great value. However, for more performance, the P340 R-Dynamic S trim is recommended. 

Release Date

As per the latest information, the 2023 Range Rover Velar SUVs will start hitting the roads by fall 2022.

Engine and Performance

With the Velar, Land Rover has finally done away with its V6s and V8s. Instead, the brand went all-in with turbocharged straight four and straight six motors. The 2023 Velar will see its powertrains carried forward from the 2022 model which are the base turbocharged I4 and a turbocharged I-6. Coming to the base powertrain, it’s a 2.0-liter Jaguar Land Rover Ingenium turbocharged I-4 unit that puts out 247 horsepower along with 269 lb-ft of torque. As the numbers suggest, the performance of the Velar with the base motor is modest but it feels adequately powerful during city runs. However, out on the highways and under a full load, the motor might break a sweat or two, especially if you demand instant power from it for quick overtakes. The 0-60mph time comes up within 7.7 seconds while the standing quarter-mile run takes a whole 15 seconds to complete. 

Models

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2022 BMW X5

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

MSRP

$61,575

$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 seconds

5.3 seconds

6.3 seconds

7.0 seconds

Quarter Mile

15 seconds

13.8 seconds

14.9 seconds

14.9 seconds

Top Speed

135 MPH

130 MPH

141 MPH

130 MPH

The BMW X5 is the star performer here and gets a standard turbocharged I-6. With that setup, the SUV puts out an impressive 335 horsepower along with 331 lb-ft of torque, the numbers being the highest in the segment in comparison to similarly-priced rivals. The Porsche Macan is the sportiest one here but is only slightly more powerful than the Velar. However, the Macan’s acceleration times are impressive for the amount of power it makes. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class gets a standard 2.0-liter turbo four-pot unit and makes more power and torque than the Velar. However, it is only marginally quicker than the Velar.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Ride and Handling

Honestly, Land Rovers were not famed for offering sticky on-road driving traits but the Velar walks a slightly different path. The SUV makes use of its slippery and aerodynamic design to the fullest and offers impressive handling for an SUV of its size. Around the corners, the vehicle leans a lot lesser than its siblings and most of its rivals, and the standard AWD layout offers excellent driveability and grip levels over a majority of surfaces. Even though the Velar feels right at home within the urban walls, venturing off the roads once in a while feels fine, especially with the standard Terrain Response System which has been one of the most iconic features of almost all modern Land Rover vehicles.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Braking Performance

Premium luxury SUVs always get those extras in form of comfort, features, and power. To tame all those extra punch from the powertrains, they also get a set of powerful brakes as well. The 2023 Range Rover Velar gets chunky 13.78-inch rotors at the front while the rear wheels get 11.89-inch rotors. While the actual stopping distance is not known as of now, the performance is expected to be at par with the rivals in the segment.

Model

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2022 BMW X5

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class

Brake Rotors (front) (in)

13.78

N/A

13.78

15.8

Brake Rotors (rear) (in)

11.89

N/A

13

13.6

Curb Weight (lbs)

4,130

5,260

4,151

4,610

60-0 (-ft)

N/A

119

N/A

130

BMW did leave the lid on the official brake sizes of the X5, yet the SUV’s braking distance indicates that the vehicle has a strong set of braking hardware. The Porsche Macan gets sizable 13..78-inch front brake rotors with 13-inch rear rotors but its official stopping distance is unknown as of now. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class gets rather big 15.78-inch front rotors along with 13.6-inch rear rotors. However, the stopping distance of 130 feet indicates a rather disappointing braking performance.

Fuel Economy

Luxury SUVs were infamous for their lackluster fuel economy figures, but the latest ones with downsized powertrains have improved the scenario to a significant extent. Due to no change in powertrains, the 2023 Range Rover Velar will return an average of 21mpg during city runs and 27mpg while out on the highways. The SUV gets a rather small 16.6-gallon gas tank that limits its driving range numbers.

Models

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2022 BMW X5

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 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 impresses once more with its fuel efficiency aspect when compared to the amount of power and torque it produces. It returns a similar city mileage to the Velar while the highway mileage is slightly lower at 25mpg. Despite that, its 22-gallon gas tank takes care of the driving range woes. The Porsche Macan is the least fuel-efficient SUV, despite having a compact powertrain. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class takes the middle position here with its decent EPA ratings but gets to save the day with its huge 22.5-gallon gas tank.

Interior

The 2023 Range Rover Velar will see no changes on the inside. However, the Velar doesn’t need any interior upgrade soon either. Land Rover follows the same minimalistic yet modern interior design with the Velar. The dashboard gets two displays where the lower screen handles a majority of the vehicle’s controls such as climate controls and media player controls. The dashboard gets sleek air-con vents with metal accents surrounding them while the steering wheel also gets a metallic treatment on the lower part. The wide center stack houses the gear selector stick while there are small covered storage cubbies for additional practicality. A few creature comfort features are offered as standard right from the base trim such as leather wrapping for the steering wheel with heating, 14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver’s seat memory settings, and auto-dimming IRVM. The base S trim also gets perforated leather seating surfaces along with a fully power-adjustable steering column, something the rivals only offer in their highest trim levels. The cargo capacity behind the rear seats is impressive at 34.4 cu-ft.

Models

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2022 BMW X5

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 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 one of the best cabins in the segment and is more spacious than the Velar’s cabin as well. In terms of design, the X5 gets a digital gauge cluster along with a huge infotainment display dominating the dashboard in the middle. The X5’s cargo capacity could’ve been better but is at par with what the Velar offers. The Porsche Macan has an uber-cool interior design with a wide center stack drawing all the attention with its array of illuminated capacitive touch controls. The gauges are analog to give that sporty feel while the infotainment system is sizable, as you’d see on most other rivals here. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class’s cabin makes it feel like an S-Class on a budget and it even beats the X5 in terms of cabin space, especially for the occupants. The cargo capacity is again at par with the rivals here.

Some of the key interior features available with the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar include:

  • Power-adjustable steering column
  • Perforated leather seating surfaces
  • 14-way power-adjustable front seats with driver’s seat memory settings
  • Leather-wrapped/perforated suede-wrapped steering wheel with heating
  • Premium leather upholstery
  • Auto-dimming IRVM
  • Two-zone automatic climate control

How intuitive is the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar’s infotainment system?

Usually, we expect vehicles carrying premium price tags to offer an excellent infotainment experience, and the 2023 Range Rover provides just the right experience as well. By default, the Velar gets a massive 11.4-inch touchscreen display with standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay along with voice control, satellite radio, and USB A and C ports. The audio duties are taken care of by a premium 12-speaker Meridian audio system that offers a rich listening experience with a total output of 400 watts.

Some of the most notable infotainment features available with the 2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar include:

  • 11.4-inch touchscreen infotainment display
  • Android Auto and Apple CarPlay
  • Satellite radio
  • Turn-by-turn navigation
  • 12-speaker premium Meridian audio system with 400-watt output
  • Voice control
Exterior

The Land Rover Evoque is the first crossover from the brand where the design was more streamlined than any other Land Rovers from the past. The Range Rover Velar takes the design forward with its curvy and aerodynamic shape. If only the SUV drove just like it looks. Nonetheless, at the front, the LED headlamp units sit flush with the front fascia along with the rectangular front grille and the hood gets a clamshell design. The side profile of the SUV remains simple with slight curves around the fenders. The rear-end has a rather interesting appeal with sleek LED tail lights and an extended design that makes the Velar stand out in the crowd as well as among its siblings. The ground clearance is standard at 8.3 inches while it can be increased to almost 10 inches with the air suspension setup.

Models

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

2022 BMW X5

2022 Porsche Macan

2022 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 still manages to look aggressive in a good way despite getting the biggest front grille ever since its launch. With the recent update, the X5 got sleeker in terms of overall design along with getting a sleek pair of tail lights. It also boasts a practical ground clearance of 8.7 inches. The Porsche Macan still looks like a baby Cayenne but like its bigger sibling, the SUV now looks more aggressive and those four-point LED DRLs look spectacular the moment you turn on the ignition. It is the shortest one here with the least wheelbase which seems to have affected its cargo space. The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class looks slightly understated from the outside when compared to the competitors here but gives a sophisticated appearance nonetheless.

Some standout exterior features include:

  • 19-inch alloy wheels
  • All-LED headlamps, tail lights, and DRLs
  • Panoramic sunroof
  • Power-operated tailgate
  • Rain-sensing automatic wipers
  • Express opening and closing window glasses
Safety

Only a handful of vehicles from Land Rover undergo crashworthiness tests from both the NHTSA and the IIHS. However, the Land Rover Velar stays among the lot that goes untested. Even though the Velar hasn’t been crash tested, the SUV boasts a solid safety aspect with a premium build and standard safety techs. Right from the base trim, the SUV gets several ADAS systems such as driver monitor alert, forward collision warning with mitigation, lane departure warning with lane keeping assist, and blind-spot monitoring with rear cross-traffic alert. 

Some of the standout safety features include:

  • Forward collision mitigation 
  • Blind-spot monitoring and rear cross-traffic alert
  • Lane keeping assist
  • Lane departure warning
  • Driver monitor alert
  • Dual-stage front passenger and driver’s airbags
Competition

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2022 BMW X5

The BMW X5 is a veteran in the segment and has been having a successful run for quite some time now. It is also among the few offerings that strike a perfect balance between luxury and practicality with its cavernous cabin, oodles of standard and luxury features, and sizable cargo space. In terms of performance too, it beats almost every rival in the segment in its base configuration. The Velar also loses out to the X5 in terms of performance and fuel economy but fights it off in terms of design and comfort.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2022 Porsche Macan

Porsche did showcase its ability to make SUVs that can be sportier than almost anything out there and can stick to the tarmac like the sportscars from the brand. The Macan is one such example even though it shot to success due to its bigger sibling, the Cayenne. When compared to the Velar, it is naturally sportier and matches with the latter almost evenly in terms of comfort. However, it does make less power and lower fuel economy than the Velar. Also, the cargo capacity on offer is one of the lowest in the segment.

2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2022 Mercedes-Benz GLE -Class

The Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class is the closest thing to having an S-Class-like experience in the segment due to the premium design and the plush cabin that the SUV provides. In terms of performance, the GLE-Class is almost equally matched to the Velar and gives the latter a run for its money in terms of comfort too. The cargo capacity is also at par with the Velar as well as with the rivals.

Final Verdict

The Range Rover Velar goes a bit out of the norms when it comes to the design part, and it does stand out from the crowd too. The SUV also offers a memorable experience once you step inside, even with its base trim. Despite being on the pricier side, it offers a plethora of standard techs along with plenty of ADAS features to ensure the complete safety of the occupants, some of which are only available at higher price points when it comes to its rivals. Overall, if you want a comfy urban SUV with better off-roading capabilities than others in its class, the Velar should be on top of your preference.

Features

vehicle bio
base price

$62450

body style

dr SUV

engine type
displacement

122 cu in

horse power

247 hp @ 5500 rpm

torque

269 lb.-ft. @ 1400 rpm

transmission

8-Speed Automatic

dimensions
length

188.9 in

wheelbase

113.1 in

width

80.3 in

curb weight

165 lbs

Height

66.2 in

Ground Clearance

8.4 lbs

capacity
cargo volume

70.1 cu ft

passenger capacity

5 Seats

fuel economy
city/combined/highway

20/23/27 mpg

highway range

561.60 mi


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