For 2020, the diesel engine is dropped, but a new 550-horsepower supercharged V8 is added as part of the new SVAutobiography Dynamic trim. The Velar lineup is simplified this year, with base models getting more standard equipment. See the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar models for sale near you
For our money, we'd pick either the S or the R-Dynamic S with the 2.0-liter turbo. We like the power, the price and, best of all, the coil-spring suspension. Load up with either as many or as few option packages as you like and you'll have a very comfortable and capable luxury SUV. Find a Land Rover Range Rover Velar for sale
Land Rover offers the Velar in four trims: Velar S, R-Dynamic S, R-Dynamic HSE and SVAutobiography Dynamic. The base Velar S and R-Dynamic trims come standard with the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine and offer a choice of supercharged V6s as options. The SVAutobiography Dynamic comes exclusively with the supercharged V8.
The Velar S ($57,325) features a coil-spring suspension, the 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline engine, AWD, 19-in alloy wheels, a power gesture tailgate, auto-dimming power-folding side mirrors, perforated leather seating, 14-way power front seats with driver memory, rear-seat power recline, an 11-speaker/380-watt Meridian sound system, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, a rearview camera and navigation. Also standard are LED headlights, keyless entry, a sliding panoramic glass sunroof, rear-parking aid, Terrain Response, flush deployable door handles and Touch Pro Duo with voice control. Standard driver assists include lane-departure warning, blind spot monitoring and autonomous emergency braking.
The Velar R-Dynamic S ($59,525) adds R-Dynamic styling and upgrades, a 12.3-in interactive driver display and an R-Dynamic Exterior pack.
The Velar R-Dynamic HSE ($76,325) adds a 380 hp 3.0-liter engine, air suspension, 21-in wheels, Terrain Response 2, power adjustable steering column, 20-way power seats with driver/passenger memory massage, heated and cooled front seats, fog lamps and an 825-watt 17-speaker Meridian sound system. Also standard is Land Rover's Driver Assist Pack that adds adaptive cruise control, parallel and perpendicular park assist, 360-degree camera and high-speed emergency braking.
The Velar SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition ($91,895) comes fully loaded with nearly every available option, including a heated steering wheel, a head-up display and a 22-speaker/1,300-watt Meridian sound system. Quilted diamond leather seating with heated rear seats are also standard, as is a variable valve exhaust system, red brake calipers, Adaptive Dynamics, electronic active differential with torque vectoring and 4-zone climate control.
Options are mostly bundled into packages and include most of the standard features found on the higher-end trims. Some of the more notable packages include the Driver Assist Package (360-degree monitor, adaptive cruise control, high-speed emergency braking, park assist and rear traffic monitor), the Dynamic Handling Package (All-Terrain Progress Control, configurable and adaptive dynamics, Terrain Response 2) and the Convenience Pack (rear seat remote release levers, Active Key, additional power sockets and a power gesture tailgate).
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2020 Audi Q5 -- The Q5 has been around longer than the Velar and therefore has an established reliability and resale history. The Velar offers more engine choices and is superior off-road but the Q5 costs less and its 2.0-liter turbo gets better fuel economy.
2020 Porsche Macan -- If you're looking for high-performance SUV, the Macan beats the Velar by a mile. You'll pay substantially more for the Macan, especially if you start loading up on options, but hey, it's a Porsche.
2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee -- The Jeep Grand Cherokee may not have a lofty British name but it's a remarkably well-equipped SUV. In Summit or Overland trim, the Grand Cherokee comes pretty close to the Velar's luxury levels and it's easily as capable off-road.
Used Land Rover Range Rover Sport -- A used 2012-2016 Land Rover Range Rover Sport offers more power and better off-road performance. Plus, its traditional boxy styling still appeals to the Land Rover faithful.