2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel

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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
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Pros

  • Distinctive styling inside and out
  • Refined driving experience
  • Strong V6 engine

Cons

  • Touch-sensitive steering wheel controls give too many false positives
  • Gloss-black interior is a fingerprint magnet


Which Range Rover Velar does Edmunds recommend?

With so many varieties, choosing the right Land Rover Range Rover Velar can be daunting. If you prioritize style, the visual upgrades that come with the R-Dynamic could be worth the money. But most shoppers should start with the S. This trim level has access to all three engine options and includes the features you'll most expect from a luxury SUV. The S also has optional packages that get you the extra standard features from the higher trim levels, so you can choose the options you want without having to pay for something you'll never use.

Edmunds' Expert Review

Overall rating

The Range Rover name is a special thing for Land Rover, such that there hasn't been a new variant since the subcompact Evoque was introduced in 2012. So there's some significance to the arrival of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar. It's a relatively affordable Land Rover SUV — at least compared to the regular Range Rover — that also happens to be the most attractive model in the lineup.

Much as how it's positioned between the subcompact Evoque and midsize Sport, the Velar's size sits somewhere between traditional compact and midsize premium SUVs. Its design also departs from tradition, making the most dramatic visual update to the brand's iconic look both inside and out.

Though it looks and drives differently, the Velar is based on the Jaguar F-Pace, sharing its drivetrain options and underlying structure. It is available with one of three engines: two turbocharged inline four-cylinders (one gas and one diesel) or a supercharged 3.0-liter V6.

Also differentiating the Velar is its available off-road equipment, which ranges from height-adjusting air springs, a mechanical locking rear differential, and a low-speed cruise control. Serious off-road enthusiasts should still look elsewhere — the Velar is suited more for boulevards than boulders — but it has enough off-road capability to make you feel as if you can, even if you never will.

Overall, the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is an interesting model to consider if you're shopping for a luxury crossover SUV. It's larger and more expensive than SUVs such as the BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan but smaller and less utilitarian than the midsize models (think BMW X5 and Mercedes GLE) its price can bump against. It's arguably the most stylish of the bunch, though. If you find the Land Rover brand appealing, the new Velar should be a great choice.

Trim levels & features

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is available in five different trim levels, each with a greater number of standard features throughout. The undesignated base trim Velar is only available with one engine choice, but it has dual-zone climate control and adaptive suspension dampers. The S offers two optional engine choices along with more comfort and utility features. The R-Dynamic SE and the R-Dynamic HSE don more stylish bodywork and bigger wheels. Lastly, the First Edition is essentially an HSE with most of the Velar's options as standard equipment.

The base Velar starts with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder (247 horsepower, 269 pound-feet of torque) that's connected to an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive. Standard feature highlights include adaptive suspension dampers, 18-inch wheels, a panoramic sunroof, automatic wipers and LED headlights. Inside you'll find dual-zone climate control, faux leather upholstery, power-adjustable front seats, a 40/20/40-split rear seat, two 10-inch infotainment touchscreens, two USB ports and an eight-speaker sound system.

Standard driver assistance systems include a rearview camera, rear parking sensors, lane departure warning, hill start assist, automatic emergency braking, and driver-adjustable drive settings for different surfaces including mud, sand and rocks.

The S adds two engine choices to the mix — a supercharged 3.0-liter V6 (380 hp, 332 lb-ft of torque) or a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel-powered four-cylinder (180 hp, 317 lb-ft of torque). The S also includes 19-inch five-spoke wheels, a power tailgate with hands-free opening, auto-dimming side mirrors, leather upholstery, power-reclining rear seats, an 11-speaker Meridian sound system navigation, and Jaguar InControl smartphone app integration.

Along with 20-inch wheels, the R-Dynamic SE receives more aggressive-looking bodywork and special exterior trim. The interior features perforated leather with microfiber-suede seat material along with trim-specific finishes. Entertainment upgrades consist of a full-digital gauge cluster and a 17-speaker Meridian sound system. Driver assistance additions include blind-spot monitoring, a driver attention monitor, traffic sign recognition, and front and rear parking sensors.

The R-Dynamic HSE looks similar to the SE, but it rides on 21-inch wheels. The interior gains extended leather trimming and upgraded front seats (with massage, heating and ventilation functions). Adaptive cruise and lane keeping assist are standard as well.

Think of the First Edition as an HSE with most of the options as standard equipment. It is only available with the supercharged 3.0-liter V6, and it includes some mechanical upgrades (air springs, a rear locking differential and larger front brakes) plus a low-speed cruise control intended for off-roading. Other standard features include 22-inch wheels, a black roof, a heated windshield, upgraded interior trim, a heated steering wheel, configurable ambient interior lighting, a head-up display, a surround-view camera system, two extra USB ports for the second row, and a 23-speaker sound system.

Most of the extra standard features of the higher trim levels are offered as options on the lower trims.

Trim tested

Each vehicle typically comes in multiple versions that are fundamentally similar. The ratings in this review are based on our First Drive of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar First Edition (supercharged 3.0L V6 | 8-speed automatic | AWD).

Driving

Thanks to its powerful V6, accurate steering and adaptive suspension, the Velar offers a composed and confident driving experience. The available off-road equipment does the Land Rover heritage proud.

Acceleration

The 380 horsepower coming from the V6 means the Velar has no problem getting to speed on a highway on-ramp or making a pass on a two-lane road. The experience is muted compared being in to the Jaguar F-Pace (which uses the same engine), but the same effortless acceleration is there.

Steering

Accurate steering and generally pleasing road manners help make the Velar feel smaller than it really is.

Handling

The adaptive air suspension keeps the Velar poised no matter the driving environment. This is an easy vehicle to drive around turns.

Drivability

There's plenty of engine power at any rpm. The smooth-shifting eight-speed automatic makes for a dignified driving experience.

Off-road

The absence of low-range gearing combined with the somewhat tight approach, departure and breakover angles — not to mention the huge wheels and short tire sidewalls — limit the Velar's abilities somewhat. Yet, you can order special off-road features such as a rear locking differential.

Comfort

Velars outfitted with the top-dollar air suspension and multifunctional seats offer every bit of luxury you could hope for.

Seat comfort

The top-of-the-line seats feature extended adjustment settings on top of heating, ventilation and massage functions. You won't want to get out.

Ride comfort

The Velar's adaptive air suspension keeps the ride smooth, even on the massive 22-inch wheels. However, we've only had limited time with the Velar, and much of our drive was on smooth roads. We look forward to testing the Velar on rougher pavement.

Noise & vibration

Unlike the Jaguar F-Pace, on which this vehicle is based, the Velar masks engine and road noise very well. It matches the refinement you expect of a Land Rover.

Interior

The touch-sensitive controls can be tricky to use at times, and the gloss-black interior panels attract fingerprints like crazy. But, above all, the interior is gorgeous. That's what matters for this kind of vehicle.

Ease of use

It's a little too easy to accidentally hit the touch-sensitive controls on the steering wheel. Most interior controls have been moved to the touchscreen, so it requires more attention to get something done than it should.

Roominess

All seats offer ample head-, legroom and shoulder room. Available power-reclining rear seats and a panoramic sunroof give an impression of even more space.

Quality

The interior materials and design convey elegance and heritage. The diamond-cut pattern that resembles the British flag is a nice touch.

Utility

Because the Velar is a bit larger than most small SUVs, it provides more cargo space and towing capability. Small-item storage options are adequate.

Small-item storage

A moderately sized center console and two different cupholders give front-row occupants plenty of options for drinks and mobile devices. Backseat passengers have access to small-ish door pockets and two cupholders in the flip-down center armrest.

Cargo space

The Velar is a bit bigger than the usual small crossover SUV, so its cargo volume — 34.4 cubic feet in the back, 70.1 cubic feet with the second row folded — is larger than most. Most midsize rivals provide more space than the Velar, though.

Towing

When equipped with the V6 and the towing package, the Velar can handle 5,500 pounds. That capacity sits between what most premium small and midsize SUVs can handle.

Technology

Three separate digital displays, including two touchscreens, give the Velar a high-tech feel. Alas, the reliance on touch-sensitive controls without haptic feedback means you might have to pay more attention to the screens to get something done when your attention should be on the road.

Audio & navigation

Land Rover's infotainment system packs many features, but it will take some time to learn. It reacts quickly to inputs, and the high-resolution screens look fantastic.

Smartphone integration

Bluetooth is standard on all models, and the entertainment system on higher trim levels can communicate with specific phone applications. The front row has two USB ports. It does not currently support Android Auto or Apple CarPlay but will in the future.

Top consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

Everything you want in an SUV
TravelGal,01/22/2018
Love everything about this SUV. It’s ultra modern dash was a huge selling point. I got the R Dyanamic with the digital display. If I had to find something that I didn’t like it would be the gas tank at 16 gallons is too small.
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2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar video

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Vela Expert Rundown Review

Edmunds experts get behind the wheel for the first drive of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar. Travel to Norway with Edmunds Senior Writer Carlos Lago as he checks out Land Rover's brand-new crossover SUV, the 2018 Range Rover Velar, which slots in between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. The elegant Velar features design elements such as flush door handles, a Range Rover first, and small taillights, the smallest in the Range Rover lineup.

Features & Specs

MSRP
$61,600
MPG
26 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
N/A
MSRP
$56,200
MPG
26 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
N/A
MSRP
$69,100
MPG
26 city / 30 hwy
Seats 5
8-speed shiftable automatic
Diesel
N/A
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Safety

Our experts’ favorite Range Rover Velar safety features:

Adaptive Cruise Control
Adjusts the speed of your SUV to keep pace with the vehicle ahead.
Intelligent Emergency Braking
Applies the brakes automatically if it senses an unavoidable front collision.
Blind Spot Monitor
Gives a visible notification if it senses a vehicle in any of your blind spots.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel for Sale

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More about the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a stylish and comfortable addition to an exclusive family of luxury SUVs. In the Range Rover line, it slots between the subcompact Evoque and the midsize Sport. Like other Range Rovers, it comes in a variety of trim levels that reflect different levels of equipment and cosmetic changes, though all come with an eight-speed automatic transmission and all-wheel drive.

Each trim level above the base model has access to three engine choices: a supercharged V6 and two turbocharged inline four-cylinders (one powered by gas and the other by diesel). Likewise, most features are available as stand-alone options, so you can pick upgrades that are standard on costlier models without having to pay for things you don't plan on using.

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is offered in base, S, R-Dynamic SE, R-Dynamic HSE, and First Edition trim levels. The entry-level base trim is called Velar and has the bare minimum of features, including simulated-leather seating and a rearview camera. Also, it's only available with the gas-powered four-cylinder. That's why it's worth stepping up to the S. It not only includes the features you expect in a luxury SUV — such as leather seats and auto-dimming mirrors — but it also can be optioned with all the equipment and features available on higher trim levels.

The R-Dynamic SE and the HSE gain more expressive exteriors in the form of new bodywork and larger wheels, while additional comfort and driver assistance features, such as blind-spot monitoring and a more powerful stereo, warrant the jump in price. Lastly, you think of the First Edition as an HSE with most of the options as standard equipment, including a suite of off-road equipment and seats with heating, ventilation and massage functions.

The Velar is difficult to compare against other premium SUVs because it's bigger than traditional compacts and smaller than most midsize models. The Range Rover name also means a premium price, even among luxury marquees. Ultimately, these characteristics make the Velar a unique offering. And if that's what you're looking for, let Edmunds' superior shopping and research tools help find the perfect 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar for you.

2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel Overview

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel is offered in the following styles: R-Dynamic SE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A), and R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (2.0 4cyl Turbodiesel 8A).

What do people think of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel?

Consumer ratings and reviews are also available for the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar Diesel and all its trim types. Overall, Edmunds users rate the 2018 Range Rover Velar Diesel 5 on a scale of 1 to 5 stars. Edmunds consumer reviews allow users to sift through aggregated consumer reviews to understand what other drivers are saying about any vehicle in our database. Detailed rating breakdowns (including performance, comfort, value, interior, exterior design, build quality, and reliability) are available as well to provide shoppers with a comprehensive understanding of why customers like the 2018 Range Rover Velar Diesel.

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