Used test: Audi Q8 vs Range Rover Velar

Buy either of these uber-stylish luxury SUVs at a couple of years old and you could save a fortune, but which makes more sense? We've got the answer.....

Range Rover Velar front three quarters

What will they cost? 

As mentioned, the Q8 starts off with the advantage in this used test as you can buy a 3.0 V6 version for the price of this four-cylinder 2.0-litre Velar, while a similar V6 version of the Range Rover would set you back a fair bit more. Bought at two years old, as here, you can save a wholesome £20,000 on the price of a new Velar and a very respectable £19,000 on the price of a Q8.

Audi Q8 boot

 The Velar should be the cheaper to insure and to service, and its fuel bills should be smaller, too. Given that the Velar came from new with more standard kit, and that it should cost you around £1500 less to buy, it’s actually relatively good value here.

Land Rover Range Rover Velar 2017 RHD boot open

The Velar achieved a five-star Euro NCAP safety rating. Although the Q8 hasn’t yet been tested, the Q7 on which it’s based scored even higher than the Velar for adult and child occupant protection.

< Previous: What are they like inside? | Next: Our verdict >

Page 3 of 4