Range Rover Velar 2.0 D180 R-Dynamic 5dr Auto Review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Version review

Fuel type:
diesel
Gearbox:
auto
Doors:
5 doors
Available colours:
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RRP £48,130What Car? Target Price£45,441
Review

The Velar is a stylish, refined and seriously appealing Coupe SUV. It’s best to stick to the cheaper engines – including the award-winning D180 – and trims, though; once you start moving farther up the range it pushes the price into the realms of better-resolved cars, such as the Audi Q8 and BMW X6.

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Trim: R-Dynamic

R-Dynamic pack brings dark wheels and sportier looks inside and out, including swish, satin-chrome gearshifters, to the entry-level Velar trim.

Engine: 2.0 D180

This is our pick. It's the D180 2.0-litre diesel with 187bhp, and while its 0-62mph time of 8.9sec won't get you foaming at the mouth, it's solid enough in the mid-range to get you going easily in town or on the motorway. And as we'll discuss later on in this review, factor in the purchase price and running costs, and it makes a lot of sense if you're not a speed freak. It also has the best economy in the Velar range, and we managed over 35mpg through town with ease. Being a four-cylinder diesel it can be a little grumbly around at low speeds but quietens down on the motorway.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH8.9 seconds
Fuel TypeDiesel
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

42

Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

632

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km

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