Range Rover Velar 2.0 P250 HSE 5dr Auto Review

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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: HSE

Top-of-the-line HSE gets 21in wheels, 20-way electrically adjustable seats finished in softer leather, leather on the dashboard and doors, an electrically adjustable steering wheel, adaptive cruise control and park assist. Luxurious but pricey.

Engine: 2.0 P250

An output of 248bhp might sound like a decent amount of shove, but in a car as big as the Velar, it never feels particularly fast. Sure, on paper it’s quicker than the D180, lolloping from 0-62mph nearly two seconds quicker, but the petrol needs to be worked hard before it actually feels as brisk as the numbers suggest. It doesn’t match the low-down pulling power of the D180, which feels more urgent when moving away from a standstill. At least the P250’s engine is smooth, with a power delivery with no peaks or troughs.


Key information

Doors5
Seats5
0-62 MPH7.1 seconds
Fuel TypePetrol
GearboxAUTO
MPGOfficial overall fuel economy figure

36.7

Urban: 31Motorway: 42.2
Boot CapacityHow much space is there?

632

litres

EmissionsOfficial emissions rating

177

g/km