2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 Hyundai Santa Fe

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2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

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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 Hyundai Santa Fe doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

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 Santa Fe.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the Santa Fe 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, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Engine

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The Range Rover Velar has more powerful engines than the Santa Fe:

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.

Santa Fe 2.4 DOHC 4 cyl.

185 HP

178 lbs.-ft.

Santa Fe 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

235 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Range Rover Velar P250 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Santa Fe 2.0T 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.:

Range Rover Velar

Santa Fe

Zero to 30 MPH

3 sec

3.3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.4 sec

8.7 sec

Quarter Mile

16.5 sec

16.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88 MPH

87 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 Santa Fe 2.0T AWD turbo 4 cyl. (21 city/27 hwy vs. 20 city/26 hwy).

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

The Range Rover Velar has 2.8 gallons more fuel capacity than the Santa Fe (21.6 vs. 18.8 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

Brakes and Stopping

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

Range Rover Velar

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Santa Fe

Front Rotors

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

12.6 inches

Rear Rotors

12.8 inches

15.6 inches

12 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 Santa Fe are solid, not vented.

The Range Rover Velar stops shorter than the Santa Fe:

Range Rover Velar

Santa Fe

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

176 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

130 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

141 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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

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 Santa Fe SE/SEL’s standard 65 series tires. The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Santa Fe 2.0T’s 55 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 Santa Fe SE/SEL. The Range Rover Velar’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 19-inch wheels on the Santa Fe 2.0T.

Suspension and Handling

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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 Santa Fe’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

The Range Rover Velar has vehicle speed sensitive variable-assist power steering, for low-effort parking, better control at highway speeds and during hard cornering, and a better feel of the road. The Santa Fe doesn’t offer variable-assist power steering.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Velar’s wheelbase is 4.2 inches longer than on the Santa Fe (113.1 inches vs. 108.9 inches).

The Range Rover Velar’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the Santa Fe’s (57.3% to 42.7%). This gives the Range Rover Velar more stable handling and braking.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic handles at .84 G’s, while the Santa Fe AWD pulls only .81 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 2.7 seconds quicker than the Santa Fe (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 28.9 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

Chassis

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For excellent aerodynamics, the Range Rover Velar has standard flush composite headlights. The Santa Fe has recessed headlights that spoil its aerodynamic shape and create extra drag.

Cargo Capacity

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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 Santa Fe’s liftover is 31.2 inches.

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

Servicing Ease

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The engine in the Range Rover Velar is mounted longitudinally (North-South), instead of sideways, as in the Santa Fe. 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 in the Santa Fe Limited, 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’s front and rear power windows all open or close fully with one touch of the switches, making it more convenient at drive-up windows and toll booths, or when talking with someone outside the car. The Santa Fe’s standard passenger windows don’t open or close automatically. With the Santa Fe SEL/Limited’s power windows, only the front windows open or 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 Santa Fe’s standard 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 Santa Fe 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 Santa Fe doesn’t offer headlight washers.

The Range Rover Velar’s standard outside mirrors include heating elements to clear off the mirrors for better visibility. Hyundai only offers heated mirrors on the Santa Fe SEL/Limited.

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 Santa Fe’s mirrors don’t automatically adjust for backing.

The Range Rover Velar has standard automatic dimming rear and side view mirrors which automatically darken quickly when headlights shine on them, keeping following vehicles from blinding or distracting the driver. The Santa Fe offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

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 Santa Fe.

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 Santa Fe and isn’t available on the Santa Fe SE.

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 Santa Fe SE doesn’t offer automatic air-conditioning.

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 Santa Fe doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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Motor Trend performed a comparison test in its January 2019 issue and they ranked the Land Rover Range Rover Velar higher than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

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