2019 Range Rover Velar - 2 Minute Review

Published June 17, 2019 by Elizabeth Jeneault

The 2019 Range Rover Velar

 

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We’re taking a look at another gorgeous luxury SUV today. Liz Jeneault with SUVs.com at Jaguar Land Rover Cherry Hill, and here we have the 2019 Range Rover Velar. This version is the one Velar they sell the most of here. It’s the 2.0-liter 4-cylinder R-Dynamic SE. There are several other engines, though, as well as trims to choose from. There’s the Velar, S, this R-Dynamic SE, and the R-Dynamic HSE. 

 

From the moment I first saw the Velar, I was blown away by how beautifully balanced the SUV is. It looks so sleek and clean. I just love these slender full LED headlights. Also, take a look at the cool, flush deployable door handles. Up to 21-inch wheels are offered here.

 

The Velar’s interior is elegant, simplistic, and refined. These two sleek, high-definition 10” touchscreens are part of the Touch Pro Duo infotainment system. Head-up and interactive driver displays are available. A rear view camera is standard on all models. The mood lighting is just gorgeous, as is this large panoramic sunroof. Leather seating is available. The standard 40-20-40 split-folding rear seat reclines and folds flat to make way for 70.1 cubic feet of maximum cargo space. A rear liftgate is standard on all models except for the base.

 

But, let’s talk about performance now. So, this is the best-selling Velar for Jaguar Land Rover Cherry Hill with the turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder under the hood. It’s paired to an 8-speed automatic transmission and produces 247 horsepower. Fuel economy is solid at 21 mpg city, 27 mpg highway. There’s also a turbodiesel engine to keep in mind and a more potent, supercharged 3.0-liter V6 available, too. But, this four-cylinder is plenty powerful! All-wheel drive is standard here, as is the electronic air suspension system. I love the way this SUV drives. It offers solid acceleration, handles curves well, and this thing is also capable of doing some off-roading. It comes standard with low traction launch, hill launch assist, and hill descent control. The terrain response systems are helpful, too, with lots of modes including mud and ruts. More driver assist features come on R-Dynamic models like this than others. There’s countless systems here to help keep you safe. 

 

Quick recap, I love the Velar’s beautifully balanced exterior, the way it handles, and the infotainment system. I do wish the base model also had a power rear liftgate and would like to see the driver assist features in the top models be shared with the lower ones. 

 

The Velar’s starting price ranges from around $50,00 to $75,000, depending on the trim.

 

I give the 2019 Range Rover Velar an SUVs.com deal score of 90 out of 100, I really enjoy it and I hope you enjoyed this video.

 

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