2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 Audi Q8

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Safety

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The Range Rover Velar’s driver alert monitor detects an inattentive driver then sounds a warning and suggests a break. According to the NHTSA, drivers who fall asleep cause about 100,000 crashes and 1500 deaths a year. The Q8 doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the Q8 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available around view monitors.

Engine

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The Range Rover Velar P380’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 40 more horsepower (375 vs. 335) than the Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid. The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 207 more horsepower (542 vs. 335) and 133 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 369) than the Q8’s 3.0 turbo V6 hybrid.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography’s front brake rotors are larger than those on the Q8:

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Q8

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

14.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

13.8 inches

Tires and Wheels

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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 Q8, 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 Q8 doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For better maneuverability, the Range Rover Velar’s turning circle is 5.4 feet tighter than the Q8’s (38.1 feet vs. 43.5 feet).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Velar has a 2.6 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Q8 (8.4 vs. 5.8 inches), allowing the Range Rover Velar to travel over rougher terrain without being stopped or damaged. The Range Rover Velar P380’s minimum ground clearance is 4.1 inches higher than on the Q8 (9.9 vs. 5.8 inches).

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover Velar may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 400 to 1000 pounds less than the Audi Q8.

The Range Rover Velar is 7.7 inches shorter than the Q8, making the Range Rover Velar easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The design of the Land Rover Range Rover Velar amounts to more than styling. The Range Rover Velar has an aerodynamic coefficient of drag of .32 Cd. That is lower than the Q8 (.35) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Range Rover Velar get better fuel mileage.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Q8 with its rear seat up (34.4 vs. 30.5 cubic feet). The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Q8 with its rear seat folded (70.1 vs. 60.7 cubic feet).

A low lift-over cargo hatch design makes loading and unloading the Range Rover Velar easier. The Range Rover Velar’s cargo hatch lift-over height is 29.7 inches, while the Q8’s liftover is 33.7 inches.

Pressing a switch automatically lowers the Range Rover Velar’s optional rear seats, to make changing between passengers and cargo easier. The Q8 doesn’t offer automatic folding seats.

Ergonomics

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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 Q8 doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

To improve rear visibility by keeping the rear window clear, the Range Rover Velar has a standard rear speed-sensitive intermittent wiper with a full on position. The rear wiper standard on the Q8 only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

The Range Rover Velar’s optional Park Assist can parallel park or back into a parking spot by itself, with the driver only controlling speed with the brake pedal. The Q8 doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

Economic Advantages

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Insurance will cost less for the Range Rover Velar owner. The Complete Car Cost Guide estimates that insurance for the Range Rover Velar will cost $1480 to $4320 less than the Q8 over a five-year period.

IntelliChoice estimates that five-year ownership costs (depreciation, financing, insurance, fuel, fees, repairs and maintenance) for the Land Rover Range Rover Velar will be $17518 to $18168 less than for the Audi Q8.

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The Land Rover Range Rover Velar outsold the Audi Q8 by 36% during the 2019 model year.

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