2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 GMC Terrain

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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 GMC Terrain doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the Range Rover Velar and Terrain 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 Terrain’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 Terrain.

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 Terrain doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the Terrain 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, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, rearview cameras and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The Range Rover Velar comes with a full 4-year/50,000-mile basic warranty, which covers the entire truck and includes 24-hour roadside assistance. The Terrain’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

The Range Rover Velar’s 6 year corrosion warranty has no mileage limitations, but the corrosion warranty on the Terrain runs out after 100,000 miles.

Engine

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

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.

Terrain 1.5 turbo 4 cyl.

170 HP

203 lbs.-ft.

Terrain 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

252 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Range Rover Velar P380 3.0 supercharged V6 is faster than the GMC Terrain 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.:

Range Rover Velar

Terrain

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.8 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

15.4 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

97.7 MPH

89 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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

The Range Rover Velar has 6.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Terrain FWD’s standard fuel tank (21.6 vs. 14.9 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Velar has 6 gallons more fuel capacity than the Terrain AWD’s standard fuel tank (21.6 vs. 15.6 gallons).

Brakes and Stopping

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

Range Rover Velar

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Terrain 1.5T

Terrain 2.0T

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

11.8 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

11.3 inches

11.3 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 Terrain are solid, not vented.

The Range Rover Velar stops shorter than the Terrain:

Range Rover Velar

Terrain

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

136 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Velar has larger standard tires than the Terrain (255/50R20 vs. 225/65R17). The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Terrain (265/45R21 vs. 235/50R19).

The Range Rover Velar’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 60 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Terrain’s standard 65 series tires. The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Terrain’s optional 50 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Velar has standard 18-inch wheels. Smaller 17-inch wheels are standard on the Terrain. The Range Rover Velar’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels optional on the Terrain.

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 Terrain, it requires you to depend on a temporary spare, which has mileage and speed limitations, or roadside assistance and a tow-truck.

Suspension and Handling

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The Range Rover Velar has standard front and rear stabilizer bars, which help keep the Range Rover Velar flat and controlled during cornering. The Terrain’s suspension doesn’t offer a rear stabilizer bar.

The Range Rover Velar offers an optional continuously variable suspension system. Using sensors on steering angle, speed and other driver inputs, the shocks soften to improve ride, or stiffen when appropriate to aid handling on tricky roads or off-road. The Terrain’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

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 Terrain doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Velar’s wheelbase is 5.8 inches longer than on the Terrain (113.1 inches vs. 107.3 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Velar is 2.4 inches wider in the front and 2.8 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Terrain.

The Range Rover Velar handles at .82 G’s, while the Terrain Denali AWD pulls only .79 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.3 seconds quicker than the Terrain Denali AWD (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 27.5 seconds @ .64 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Velar has a 1.5 inches greater minimum ground clearance than the Terrain SLE (8.4 vs. 6.9 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 2 inches higher than on the Terrain SLT/Denali (9.9 vs. 7.9 inches).

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the Terrain with its rear seat up (34.4 vs. 29.6 cubic feet). The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Terrain with its rear seat folded (70.1 vs. 63.3 cubic feet).

A standard locking glovebox (which can’t be accessed with the valet key) keeps your small valuables safer in the Range Rover Velar. The Terrain doesn’t offer locking storage for small valuables.

Towing

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The Range Rover Velar’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the Terrain’s (5291 vs. 1500 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the GMC Terrain is only 3500 pounds. The Range Rover Velar offers up to a 5511 lbs. towing capacity.

Servicing Ease

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The Range Rover Velar uses gas struts to support the hood for easier service access. The Terrain uses a prop rod to support its heavy hood. It takes two hands to open the hood and set the prop rod, the prop rod gets in the way during maintenance and service, and the prop rod could be knocked out, causing the heavy hood to fall on the person maintaining or servicing the car.

The engine in the Range Rover Velar is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Terrain. 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 seat and mirrors optional at extra cost in the Terrain (except SL/SLE), 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 Terrain doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Range Rover Velar’s front and rear power windows all open or close with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside of the car. The Terrain’s passenger windows don’t close automatically.

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 Terrain’s manually variable intermittent wipers have to be constantly adjusted.

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 Terrain 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 Terrain doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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 Terrain.

The Range Rover Velar has a standard dual zone air-conditioning allows the driver and front passenger to choose two completely different temperatures so people with different temperature preferences won’t have to compromise. This makes both the driver and front passenger as comfortable as possible. Dual zone air-conditioning costs extra on the Terrain and isn’t available on the Terrain SL.

The Range Rover Velar’s standard automatic temperature control maintains the temperature you set, automatically controlling fan speed, vents and temperature to maintain a consistent, comfortable environment. The Terrain SL doesn’t offer automatic air-conditioning.

The Range Rover Velar’s standard GPS navigation system has a real-time traffic update feature that plots alternative routes to automatically bypass traffic problems. (Service not available in all areas.) The Terrain’s available navigation system doesn’t offer real-time traffic updates.

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 Terrain only retains 36.82% to 45.76%.

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