2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2019 Lincoln MKC

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Safety

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For enhanced safety, the front and rear seat shoulder belts of the Land Rover Range Rover Velar have pretensioners to tighten the seatbelts and eliminate dangerous slack in the event of a collision and force limiters to limit the pressure the belts will exert on the passengers. The Lincoln MKC doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the Range Rover Velar and MKC have child safety locks to prevent children from opening the rear doors. The Range Rover Velar has power child safety locks, allowing the driver to activate and deactivate them from the driver's seat and to know when they're engaged. The MKC’s child locks have to be individually engaged at each rear door with a manual switch. The driver can’t know the status of the locks without opening the doors and checking them.

To provide maximum traction and stability on all roads, All-Wheel Drive is standard on the Range Rover Velar. But it costs extra on the MKC.

The Range Rover Velar offers an optional Surround Camera System to allow the driver to see objects all around the vehicle on a screen. The MKC only offers a rear monitor and front and rear parking sensors that beep or flash a light. That doesn’t help with obstacles to the sides.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the MKC have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, four-wheel antilock brakes, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding and rearview cameras.

Warranty

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The Range Rover Velar’s corrosion warranty is 1 year longer than the MKC’s (6 vs. 5 years).

Engine

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The Range Rover Velar has more powerful engines than the MKC:

Horsepower

Torque

Range Rover Velar P250 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

247 HP

269 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Velar P340 3.0 supercharged V6

335 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Velar P380 3.0 supercharged V6

375 HP

332 lbs.-ft.

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography 5.0 supercharged V8

542 HP

502 lbs.-ft.

MKC 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

245 HP

275 lbs.-ft.

MKC 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.

285 HP

305 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Car and Driver the Range Rover Velar P380 3.0 supercharged V6 is faster than the Lincoln MKC 2.3 turbo 4 cyl.:

Range Rover Velar

MKC

Zero to 30 MPH

2.1 sec

2.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.6 sec

Zero to 80 MPH

9.3 sec

11.4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

14.6 sec

18.9 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.1 sec

7.2 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

15.2 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

99 MPH

92 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Velar P250 gets better fuel mileage than the MKC AWD with its standard engine (21 city/27 hwy vs. 19 city/25 hwy).

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Velar’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The MKC doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

Regardless of its engine, the Range Rover Velar’s engine automatically turns off when the vehicle is stopped, saving fuel and reducing pollution. (Start/Stop isn’t accounted in present EPA fuel mileage tests.) Lincoln only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the MKC 2.0 Turbo.

The Range Rover Velar has 5.9 gallons more fuel capacity than the MKC (21.6 vs. 15.7 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Transmission

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An eight-speed automatic is standard on the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only a six-speed automatic is available for the MKC.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography’s brake rotors are larger than those on the MKC:

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

MKC

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13.2 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

12.4 inches

The Range Rover Velar’s standard front and rear disc brakes are vented to help dissipate heat for shorter stops with less fading. The rear discs on the MKC are solid, not vented.

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Velar has larger standard tires than the MKC (255/50R20 vs. 235/50R18). The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the MKC (265/45R21 vs. 255/40R20).

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Velar offers optional 21-inch wheels. The MKC’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

The Range Rover Velar offers an optional full size spare tire so a flat doesn’t interrupt your trip. A full size spare isn’t available on the MKC, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which limits mileage and speed before replacement.

Suspension and Handling

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The Range Rover Velar P380 has a standard automatic front and rear load leveling suspension to keep ride height level with a heavy load or when towing. The Range Rover Velar’s height leveling suspension allows the driver to raise ride height for better off-road clearance and then lower it again for easier entering and exiting and better on-road handling. The MKC doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Velar’s wheelbase is 7.2 inches longer than on the MKC (113.1 inches vs. 105.9 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Velar is 2.3 inches wider in the front and 2.8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the MKC.

The Range Rover Velar’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the MKC’s (57% to 43%). This gives the Range Rover Velar more stable handling and braking.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic handles at .84 G’s, while the MKC AWD pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.7 seconds quicker than the MKC AWD (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 27.9 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

Chassis

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As tested by Car and Driver while at idle, the interior of the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography is quieter than the MKC AWD (38 vs. 43 dB).

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Velar has 1.2 inches more front shoulder room, .4 inches more rear legroom and .3 inches more rear shoulder room than the MKC.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the MKC with its rear seat up (34.4 vs. 25.2 cubic feet). The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the MKC with its rear seat folded (70.1 vs. 53.1 cubic feet).

The Range Rover Velar’s cargo area is larger than the MKC’s in almost every dimension:

Range Rover Velar

MKC

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

40.7”/70.4”

34.4”/67”

Max Width

49.1”

47.6”

Min Width

41.3”

40.3”

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Range Rover Velar’s optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The MKC doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Towing

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The Range Rover Velar’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the MKC’s (5291 vs. 2000 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Lincoln MKC is only 3000 pounds. The Range Rover Velar offers up to a 5511 lbs. towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Range Rover Velar is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the MKC. This makes it easier to service and maintain, because the accessory belts are in front.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the MKC, the Range Rover Velar HSE has a passenger memory, so that when drivers switch, the memory setting adjusts the driver’s seat, steering wheel position and outside mirror angle and the front passenger seat also adjusts to the new passenger’s preset preferences.

The Range Rover Velar offers an optional heads-up display that projects speed and navigation instruction readouts in front of the driver’s line of sight, allowing drivers to view information without diverting their eyes from the road. The MKC doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Range Rover Velar’s rain-sensitive wipers adjust their speed and turn on and off automatically based on the amount of rainfall on the windshield. This allows the driver to concentrate on driving without constantly adjusting the wipers. The MKC’s standard intermittent wipers change speed with vehicle speed, but can’t turn on and off or change speed based on changing rainfall.

Heated windshield washer nozzles are optional on the Range Rover Velar to prevent washer fluid and nozzles from freezing and help continue to keep the windshield clear in sub-freezing temperatures. The MKC doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

In poor weather, headlights can lose their effectiveness as grime builds up on their lenses. This can reduce visibility without the driver realizing. The Range Rover Velar offers available headlight washers to keep headlight output high. The MKC doesn’t offer headlight washers.

When the Range Rover Velar is put in reverse, both rearview mirrors tilt from their original position. This gives the driver a better view of the curb during parallel parking maneuvers. Shifting out of reverse puts the mirrors into their original positions. The MKC’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Range Rover Velar HSE/SVAutobiography has standard massaging front seats in order to maximize comfort and eliminate fatigue on long trips. Massaging seats aren’t available in the MKC.

Economic Advantages

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The Range Rover Velar will cost the buyer less in the long run because of its superior resale value. The IntelliChoice estimates that the Range Rover Velar will retain 45.5% to 45.64% of its original price after five years, while the MKC only retains 42.85% to 43.09%.

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