2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 Volkswagen Tiguan

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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 Volkswagen Tiguan doesn’t offer pretensioners for the rear seat belts.

Both the Range Rover Velar and Tiguan 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 Tiguan’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 Tiguan.

To prevent power induced skids and loss of control on slick surfaces, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar has standard full range traction control. The Tiguan’s traction control is for low speeds only. Low traction conditions at higher speeds are more dangerous, making the need for full range traction control important.

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 Tiguan doesn’t offer a driver alert monitor.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the Tiguan 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, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning and available around view monitors.

Engine

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The Range Rover Velar P250’s standard 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. produces 63 more horsepower (247 vs. 184) and 48 lbs.-ft. more torque (269 vs. 221) than the Tiguan’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Range Rover Velar P340’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 151 more horsepower (335 vs. 184) and 111 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 221) than the Tiguan’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Range Rover Velar P380’s standard 3.0 supercharged V6 produces 191 more horsepower (375 vs. 184) and 111 lbs.-ft. more torque (332 vs. 221) than the Tiguan’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. The Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography’s standard 5.0 supercharged V8 produces 358 more horsepower (542 vs. 184) and 281 lbs.-ft. more torque (502 vs. 221) than the Tiguan’s 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

As tested in Consumer Reports the Range Rover Velar P250 2.0 turbo 4 cyl. is faster than the Volkswagen Tiguan:

Range Rover Velar

Tiguan

Zero to 30 MPH

3 sec

4.1 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

8.4 sec

10.3 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

5.4 sec

6.5 sec

Quarter Mile

16.5 sec

17.9 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

88 MPH

83 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the Range Rover Velar P250 gets better city fuel mileage than the Tiguan 4Motion® (21 city/27 hwy vs. 20 city/27 hwy).

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

The Range Rover Velar has 6.3 gallons more fuel capacity than the Tiguan FWD’s standard fuel tank (21.6 vs. 15.3 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups. The Range Rover Velar has 5.7 gallons more fuel capacity than the Tiguan AWD’s standard fuel tank (21.6 vs. 15.9 gallons).

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 Tiguan:

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

Tiguan

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13.4 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

11.8 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 Tiguan are solid, not vented.

The Range Rover Velar stops much shorter than the Tiguan:

Range Rover Velar

Tiguan

60 to 0 MPH

124 feet

134 feet

Motor Trend

60 to 0 MPH (Wet)

134 feet

135 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

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For better traction, the Range Rover Velar has larger standard tires than the Tiguan (255/50R20 vs. 215/65R17). The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the Tiguan (265/45R21 vs. 255/40R20).

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 Tiguan S/SE’s standard 65 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 Tiguan S/SE. The Range Rover Velar’s optional 21-inch wheels are larger than the 20-inch wheels on the Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line.

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 Tiguan, 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 has standard front and rear gas-charged shocks for better control over choppy roads. The Tiguan’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

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 Tiguan’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 Tiguan doesn’t offer a load leveling suspension.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Velar’s wheelbase is 3.3 inches longer than on the Tiguan (113.1 inches vs. 109.8 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Velar is 2.5 inches wider in the front and 3.5 inches wider in the rear than the track on the Tiguan.

The Range Rover Velar handles at .82 G’s, while the Tiguan SEL 4Motion® pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.1 seconds quicker than the Tiguan SEL 4Motion® (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 28.3 seconds @ .58 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Velar has a greater minimum ground clearance than the Tiguan (8.4 vs. 7.9 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 Tiguan (9.9 vs. 7.9 inches).

Chassis

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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 Tiguan (.35) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Range Rover Velar get better fuel mileage.

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Velar has .1 inches more front legroom, .2 inches more front shoulder room and .7 inches more rear legroom than the Tiguan.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume than the Tiguan with its rear seat up (34.4 vs. 12 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 Tiguan 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 Tiguan’s (5291 vs. 1500 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Volkswagen Tiguan is only 1500 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 Tiguan. 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 in the Tiguan SEL Premium R-Line, 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 (except Base)’s optional Entry and Exit Mode raises the steering wheel when the door is unlocked or the ignition is switched off, making it easier for the driver to get in and out. The Tiguan doesn’t offer an easy entry system.

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

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 Tiguan only has an intermittent setting, so in a hard rain visibility isn’t as good.

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 Tiguan doesn’t offer headlight washers.

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 Tiguan offers an automatic rear view mirror, but its side mirrors don’t dim.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the Tiguan offer available heated front seats. The Range Rover Velar also offers optional heated rear seats to keep those passengers extremely comfortable in the winter. Heated second row seats aren’t available in the Tiguan.

Optional air-conditioned seats in the Range Rover Velar keep the driver and front passenger comfortable and take the sting out of hot seats in summer. The Tiguan doesn’t offer air-conditioned seats.

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 Tiguan.

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 is only available on the Tiguan SE/SEL/SEL Premium R-Line.

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 Tiguan doesn’t offer an automated parking system.

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 Tiguan only retains 28.65% to 38.41%.

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