The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is offered in the following submodels: Range Rover Velar SUV, Range Rover Velar Hybrid. Available styles include P250 S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A), P340 R-Dynamic S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A),
P400 R-Dynamic HSE 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), P340 S 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl Twincharger gas/electric hybrid 8A), and P250 R-Dynamic S 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A).
Land Rover Range Rover Velar models are available with a 2.0 L-liter gas engine or a 3.0 L-liter hybrid engine, with output up to 395 hp, depending on the engine type. The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar comes with an all-wheel drive. Available transmissions include an 8-speed shiftable automatic.
The 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar comes with a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. basic warranty, a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 4 yr./ 50000 mi. powertrain warranty.
Only minor changes have been made to the Velar for 2022. Heated front seats are now standard across the lineup and a new cabin air-filtration system with ionization is now available as an option.
Also newly optional is an updated adaptive cruise control feature that offers both steerings assist for highway driving and an off-road mode. Ostuni Pearl White and Lantau Bronze Metallic join the available color palette.
Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The base engine is a 247-hp turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder that is well behaved enough but struggles to move the Velar’s substantial heft. We sampled a four-cylinder Velar for a 40,000-mile long-term test, and that model required 7.4 seconds to hit 60 mph.
The turbocharged-and-supercharged 3.0-liter inline-six will undoubtedly provide better acceleration performance, but we haven’t yet tested this new powertrain, which is offered in both 335- or 395-hp flavors. Much like the Velar’s acceleration, its handling is by no means sporty.
The suspension competently controls the SUV’s body motions and keeps body roll in check while returning a firm, well-managed ride. Models equipped with the available air suspension can raise and lower their ride height for either more dynamic moves on-road or greater dexterity off it.
Fuel Economy and Real-World MPG
The EPA has rated the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar‘s inline-six engine as high as 20 mpg city and 26 mpg highway, but the turbocharged four-cylinder is slightly more efficient, with ratings of 21 mpg city and 27 mpg highway.
Interior, Comfort, and Cargo
Dig modern architecture? You’ll probably like the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar‘s simple interior, rendered largely from horizontal lines and bold rectilinear forms. Oh, and the materials used throughout are high quality and deployed in interesting ways.
Take the door trim: Instead of using a spear of wood or carbon fiber inlaid into the upper part of the door panels, Land Rover adds the owner’s choice of wood or metal into the section of the door between the upper and lower panels.
Our test vehicle featured aluminum trim, and every Velar has excellent detailing throughout. The Velar’s generally boxy shape and visually pleasing rear overhang—bodywork that extends behind the rear wheels—combine to swallow more carry-on suitcases than its immediate competitors with its rear seats up or folded.
We fit 10 of our carry-ons behind the rear seats and 23 with all seats folded.
Infotainment and Connectivity
Of course, we’d be remiss if we discussed the interior without tipping our caps to the wildly futuristic-looking dual dashboard-touchscreen displays.
These dual 10.0-inch displays run Land Rover’s new Pivi Pro infotainment interface, which is both easier to use and more responsive than last year’s InControl Touch Pro system, but it’s not without its quirks.
Bluetooth phone and audio connectivity, voice control, eight speakers, in-dash navigation, and Apple CarPlay/Android Auto integration are all standards. A better audio system with more speakers and SiriusXM satellite radio requires additional options or a move up through the Velar’s trim levels.
Safety and Driver-Assistance Features
Land Rover makes available the latest driver-assistance technologies such as automated emergency braking, blind-spot monitoring, lane-keeping assist, and adaptive cruise control on the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar.
For more information about the 2022 Land Rover Range Rover Velar’s crash-test results, visit the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) websites.
2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar P250 R-Dynamic SE
PRICE AS TESTED: $68,191 (base price: $61,095)
ENGINE TYPE: turbocharged and intercooled DOHC 16-valve inline-4, aluminum block and head, direct fuel injection
Displacement: 122 cu in, 1998 cc
Power: 247 @ 5500 rpm
Torque: 269 @ 1200 rpm
TRANSMISSION: 8-speed automatic with manual shifting mode
Suspension (F/R): control arms/multilink
Brakes (F/R): 12.8-in vented disc/12.8-in vented disc
Tires: Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season, 255/50R-20 109W M+S
Wheelbase: 113.1 in
Length: 189.1 in
Width: 76.0 in Height: 65.6 in
Passenger volume: 96 cu ft
Cargo volume: 34 cu ft
Curb weight: 4392 lb
C/D TEST RESULTS:
Zero to 60 mph: 7.4 sec
Zero to 100 mph: 20.4 sec
Zero to 120 mph: 38.1 sec
Rolling start, 5–60 mph: 9.1 sec
Top gear, 30–50 mph: 4.8 sec
Top gear, 50–70 mph: 5.3 sec
Standing ¼-mile: 15.7 sec @ 89 mph
Top speed (governor limited, mfr’s claim): 135 mph
Braking, 70–0 mph: 174 ft
Roadholding, 300-ft-dia skidpad: 0.84 g
EPA FUEL ECONOMY:
Combined/city/highway: 23/21/27 mpg
C/D 200-MILE TRIP: 21 mpg