Range Rover Velar vs Range Rover Sport

The Range Rover Velar vs. The Range Rover Sport

The new Range Rover Velar and Range Rover sport both exude sophistication and refined style.  From their signature Range Rover grilles to the LED headlights the two are overall similar in stance.  Overall it might be difficult to tell these two apart, but there are details in both style and performance that set these two models apart.  When taking a closer look, there are key differences that make these two models unique.  We are going to explore these differences to see which one might be better for you.

Exterior

There is no denying that at first glance the Range Rover Velar and the Range Rover Sport could be mistaken for each other.  Overall the Velar is a sleeker design that is more futuristic in comparison to its sibling the Range Rover Sport.  The Velar is two inches shorter in length and wheelbase as well as three inches narrower.  But the bigger exterior difference is width.  The velar is 4.5 inches shorter in height.  The  Velar's retracting door handles, the dark band between its taillights and deeper grille make these exteriors different.

Interior

The interiors both features a new dual touchscreen center console interface.  The Range Rover's is lined in the silver trim, whereas the Velar's piano black finishing goes to the edges of what is being called a "floating console" design.  The Range Rover Sport also has a rotary off-road settings controller, and the Velar has a rotary style shifter.  When choosing an interior color, you'll get more versatility with the Velar; for example, it offers a new luxurious alternative to leather called the "Dapple Grey Premium Textile."

When it comes to space there is higher seating positions in the Sport with more headroom and legroom in the backseat.  In terms of cargo space, the Velar features 70.1 cubic feet making it a generously sized SUV in the compact luxury segment.  In comparison, the Sport only offers 62.2 cubic feet in cargo space.

Performance

While both are powerful SUVs the Range Rover Sport is a heavier, more powerful and more capable off-road model. The lighter Velar still packs a punch with its smaller, more efficient engines and more suited on-road capability.  The new Velar comes with a choice of three engines.  Two 2.0-liter turbocharged 4-cylinder engines: the P250 gasoline (247 horsepower, 269 pound to feet of torque) and D180 diesel (180 horsepower, 317 pound to feet of torque) and then the P380 supercharged gasoline V6 (380 horsepower and 332 pound to feet of torque).  Both have all-wheel drive as well as Land Rover's Terrain Response Off-road settings.  You'll also receive an available air suspension on both models that can raise the vehicle.

You'll have the option for performance upgrades.  The supercharged and Autobiography trims have a supercharged V8 good for 518 horsepower and 461 pound to feet of torque as well as the SVR that has 575 horsepower and 516 pound to feet of torque.

Features and Technology

Both the Range Rover Velar and Sport come equipped with Land Rover's new Touch Pro Duo system that features a 10.2-inch upper touchscreen that takes care of infotainment controls and a second touchscreen below that handles the climate system and other vehicle functions.  Both have a futuristic and sleek look.

Both models come standard with a variety of accident avoidance technology like forwarding collision warning, automatic emergency braking, and lane-departure warning.  Blind spot monitoring, lane-keep assist, adaptive cruise control, and a driver inattention monitor are available to help add confidence to your drive.

Both models show off refined and futuristic features with handling power and capability that are fun to explore both on and off the road.  The new Velar is the more style-focused model that's lighter.  The Sport still has a large presence and feels like the bigger and more capable option.  We highly encourage you to check out both models to see which one you prefer!

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