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Are you looking for an SUV that sits lower than most and takes corners better? You can check out the Land Rover Range Rover Velar. It might be one of the longest car names ever,but the Velar is sleek and sporty. It’s a sharp departure from the traditional Land Rover vehicles.
A few particular details like the retractable door handles suggests that the Velar is less like an old Jeep and more high tech like a brand new Tesla. And the Velar has two attractive touch screens. They instill a sleek,sophisticated ambiance that isn’t necessarily a trademark of a company,but it earns reputation for them. Given that it’s based on the sporty Jaguar XF and F-PACE,it’s no surprise that the Velar is quite nimble.
It takes sharp curves with restrained body lean,and the steering is quick,which makes the Velar one of the more athletic luxury SUVs. The 247 horsepower,2 liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine does a commendable job of moving this 4,300 pound SUV,but you’ll have to have a heavy foot.
The eight speed automatic transmission shifts smoothly and decisively. But power delivery is spoiled by a rough start or stop system that announces itself with a jolt,which makes driving around town annoying. Frustratingly,shutting the system off requires wading through a Settings menu after every restart.
The Velar has superb fit and finish with a decidedly modern vibe and high quality rubber and chrome knobs. Although the center screens may look sleek,after the requisite learning curve,we found them distracting and confusing. The upper screen contains functions such as audio,phone,and navigation.
It’s not entirely seamless in operation because of the small font. The extra steps required to choose the radio bands,but it’s manageable. The front seats are nicely shaped and supportive. Luckily,they have enough lumbar support on their own because there’s no lumbar adjustment on our S trim line at all. That’s a big letdown for a $60,000 vehicle.
Even though it feels like you’re sitting low,especially for a Land Rover,you can see reasonably far out over the hood which is helpful. But other outward views are a challenge due to the thick side roof pillars,tiny rear window,and side window glass that tapers towards the rear.
They all give the Velar its distinctive look,but also merge a challenge to it. At least the side mirrors are large and helpful. And all Velars come standard with rear parking sensors. Like most SUVs,the Velar offers some cargo carrying functionality.
The cargo opening is wide and very nicely finished,but loading items require an extra lift and lean to get items over the wide sill. The rear seats fold in a 40/20/40 split add versatility. The Velar comes standard with low speed automatic emergency braking and lane departure warning. Blind spot warning is part of an optional package.