2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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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 Jeep Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the Range Rover Velar and Grand Cherokee 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 Grand Cherokee’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 Grand Cherokee.

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 Grand Cherokee 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.

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 Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the Grand Cherokee 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, daytime running lights, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras and rear cross-path warning.

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 Grand Cherokee’s 3-year/36,000-mile basic warranty expires 1 year and 14,000 miles sooner.

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

Reliability

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For smoother operation, better efficiency and fewer moving parts, the engines in the Range Rover Velar have an overhead cam design, rather than the old pushrod design of the 5.7 V8 in the Grand Cherokee.

Engine

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The Range Rover Velar has more powerful engines than the Grand Cherokee:

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.

Grand Cherokee 3.6 DOHC V6

295 HP

260 lbs.-ft.

Grand Cherokee 5.7 V8

360 HP

390 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Range Rover Velar P380 3.0 supercharged V6 is faster than the Jeep Grand Cherokee V8:

Range Rover Velar

Grand Cherokee

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

6.6 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

14.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

97.7 MPH

92.8 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Velar gets better fuel mileage than the Grand Cherokee:

Range Rover Velar

Grand Cherokee

2WD

n/a

19 city/26 hwy

3.6 V6/Auto

4WD

2.0 turbo 4 cyl./8-spd. Auto

21 city/27 hwy

18 city/25 hwy

3.6 V6/Auto

3.0 supercharged V6 (375 HP)/8-spd. Auto

18 city/24 hwy

14 city/22 hwy

5.7 V8/Auto

3.0 supercharged V6 (335 HP)/8-spd. Auto

18 city/24 hwy

n/a

Regenerative brakes improve the Range Rover Velar’s fuel efficiency by converting inertia back into energy instead of wasting it. The Grand Cherokee 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.) Jeep only offers an automatic engine start/stop system on the Grand Cherokee V6.

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 Grand Cherokee:

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Grand Cherokee V6

Grand Cherokee V8

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13 inches

13.8 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

13 inches

13 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 standard on the Grand Cherokee V6 are solid, not vented.

The Range Rover Velar stops much shorter than the Grand Cherokee:

Range Rover Velar

Grand Cherokee

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

188 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

138 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

157 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Velar has larger standard tires than the Grand Cherokee (255/50R20 vs. 245/70R17).

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 Grand Cherokee Laredo’s standard 70 series tires. The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires have a lower 40 series profile than the Grand Cherokee’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 Grand Cherokee Laredo. The Range Rover Velar’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels optional on the Grand Cherokee.

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 Grand Cherokee’s suspension doesn’t offer adjustable shock absorbers.

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Velar is .8 inches wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Grand Cherokee.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic handles at .84 G’s, while the Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 pulls only .72 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 2.6 seconds quicker than the Grand Cherokee Summit 4x4 (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 28.8 seconds @ .59 average G’s).

Chassis

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The Land Rover Range Rover Velar may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 500 to 650 pounds less than the Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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 significantly lower than the Grand Cherokee (.371) 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 larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the Grand Cherokee with its rear seat folded (70.1 vs. 68.3 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 Grand Cherokee’s liftover is 32.4 inches.

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

To make loading groceries and cargo easier when your hands are full, the Range Rover Velar’s available liftgate can be opened and closed just by kicking your foot under the back bumper, leaving your hands completely free. The Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a hands-free gesture to open its liftgate, forcing you to put cargo down if your hands are full.

Ergonomics

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Unlike the driver-only memory system in the Grand Cherokee Limited/Trailhawk/Overland/Summit, 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 Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

The Range Rover Velar’s power parking brake sets with one touch and releases with one touch or automatically. The Grand Cherokee’s parking brake has to released manually.

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 Grand Cherokee’s rear power window switches have to be held the entire time to open or close them fully.

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 Grand Cherokee’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 Grand Cherokee doesn’t offer heated windshield washer nozzles.

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 Grand Cherokee.

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