2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel SUV

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

After its Debut last year , the Land Rover Range Rover Velar stood as quite a performer amongst the other midsize luxury SUVs of the its class. Now in 2019 the Range Rover Velar is as aggressive as its predecessor but behaves with manners.

The Range Rover Velar has occupied a prominent position amongst the class of midsize luxury SUVs. In this position it becomes a tough competitors to others of the class such as the Volvo XC60, Mercedes Benz GLC 300, Porsche Macan, Jaguar F-Pace, BMW X3, etc.

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Pros

Powerful engine lineup

Smooth Ride

Roomy and luxurious Interiors

Cons

Glitchy Infotainment System

Slugghish Brakes

What's New?

Nothing much has changed when compared to the previous years


Features

vehicle bio

base price

$55900

bodystyle

4dr SUV

passenger capacity

5

drivetrain

AWD

engine type

horsepower

180 hp @ 4000 rpm

torque

317 lb.-ft. @ 1500 rpm

transmission

8-speed shiftable automatic

chassis

suspension front

Independent double wishbone suspension w/anti-roll bar

suspension rear

Independent multi-link suspension w/anti-roll bar

dimensions

wheelbase

113.1 in.

length

188.9 in.

width

80 in.

height

65.6 in.

curb weight

4359 lbs.

ground clearance

8.4 in.

capacity

cargo volume

34.4 cu ft.

fuel economy

city/combined/highway

26/28/30 mpg

highway range

477 mi.

warranty

basic warranty

4 years/50000 miles

drivetrain warranty

4 years/50000 miles

corrosion warranty

6 years/unlimited

roadside assistance

yes



Styles

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Fuji White

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Trims and Configurations

MSRP


 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV S

S

power
180 hp @ 4000 rpm
fuel
Diesel
mpg
28 combined

$55,900 - $56,200


Style Prices MPG Engine Transmission Drivetrain Seats Colors
D180 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $56,200 MSRP (26/28/30) 180 hp @ 4000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, diesel
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8 speed automatic transmission four wheel drive 5
S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A) Starting at $55,900 MSRP (26/28/30) 180 hp @ 4000 rpm, 2 L, I-4, diesel
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8-speed shiftable automatic all wheel drive 5

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2019 Land Rover Range Rover
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MPG: 19 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
8.7/10

Engine: 247 hp @ 5500 rpm, 2 L I-4

MPG: 23 combined

2019 Land Rover Range Rover diesel SUV
N/A

Engine: 254 hp @ 3750 rpm, 3 L V-6

MPG: 24 combined

Expert Review


CARHP Editorial August 19, 2019


The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel is equipped with a 2.0L turbocharged diesel engine which is priced at $55,900. This drive-train is fuel efficient and quick.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV Features

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 turbo charged 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 trims gets rear cross traffic alert, a 360-degree camera system, and perforated grained leather and suede seats.

Trims Velar Diesel
MSRP(Inline-4) $55,900
MSRP(V6) NA
Features 18" 15-spoke alloys
  LED headlights
  Auto-dimming interior rear view mirror
  Luxtec and suede cloth seats
  Land Rover Sound System 250W with 8 speakers

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Velar Diesel is available in only one trim and does not leave an option for buyers. This trim is loaded with each and every feature needed in this variant and is as luxurious as the top trim available.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV Engine

“Low-end thrust from the diesel engine is strong and makes the Velar feel quicker than its 9.6-second trot to 60 mph suggests.”-Edmunds

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 Regular Unleaded 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.

Moreover 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. In addition to that 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 weights almost 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

TBD

Brake Rear(in)

12.8

12.6

12.5

13

TBD

TBD

Curb Weight(lbs.)

4217

4105

3891

4099

3870

4167

60-0 MPH (ft.)

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

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

3,500

3,500

4,409

5290

NA

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 diesel SUV 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

TBD

22

22

MPG (Highway)

27

28

27

TBD

27

29

MPG (combined)

23

24

24

TBD

24

25

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

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

The 2019 Range Rover Velar has a tad less fuel economy than others in the class. It runs a mile less than the others.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV Interior

"It has generous room in both rows, and the panoramic sunroof makes the cabin feel exceptionally airy."-car.USnews

This 5 seater luxury SUV has quite roomy space to make you sit comfortably without feeling congested. It has a head room 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

TBD

TBD

37.8/NA/NA

41.1/57.9/40.3

Second - Head/Shoulder/Leg (in.)

38/55.6/37.2

38/56.3/38

TBD

TBD

37.5/NA/NA

NA/56/36.4

The Velar has an interior space on par with most of its competitors. However 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 out dated infotainment system in the other land rovers this year. It comes with a 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 infotained during your drive

Interior Features

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar flaunts the following interior features:

  • Audio And Cruise Controls On Steering Wheel
  • Front Seatback Storage
  • Cruise Control
  • Keyless Ignition
  • Climate Control
  • Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
  • Front And Rear Cupholders
  • Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
  • Front And Rear Door Pockets
  • Front And Rear Parking Sensors
  • Leather And Simulated Alloy Steering Wheel
  • Electric Power Steering
  • Rear View Camera
  • Tilt And Telescopic Steering Wheel
  • Universal Remote Transmitter
  • Interior Air Filtration

Cargo

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

TBD

19.6

TBD

33.5

28.7

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

70.1

63.3

56.5

TBD

NA

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 diesel SUV Exterior

"Floating roof and continuous waistline make the Velar appear spacious and accommodating from the outside"-landroverfreeport.com

The 2019 Velar gets a quite a sleek look while maintaining the legendry 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.)

TBD

TBD

TBD

7.8

6.3

TBD

Wheel Base(in.)

TBD

112.8

113.1

TBD

113.1

112.8

Track Width(in) F/R

64.6/65.2

TBD

TBD

TBD

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

The 2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar comes with the following exterior features:

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

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV 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 comes standard on the Velar. Some other infotainment features are:

  • 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

NHTSA and IIHS have not crash tested Land Rover Range Rover Velar yet and hence their safety ratings are unavailable.

2019 Land Rover Range Rover Velar diesel SUV 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 looks like the Velar turns out to be a better performer. It 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 a 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 a 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 are also quite ambient and are 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 diesel SUV 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.