2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2020 Volvo XC40

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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 XC40.

Both the Range Rover Velar and the XC40 have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, 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 XC40:

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.

XC40 T4 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

187 HP

221 lbs.-ft.

XC40 T5 2.0 turbo 4 cyl.

248 HP

258 lbs.-ft.

As tested in Motor Trend the Range Rover Velar P380 3.0 supercharged V6 is faster than the XC40 T5:

Range Rover Velar

XC40

Zero to 60 MPH

5.7 sec

8.2 sec

Quarter Mile

14.2 sec

16.1 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

97.7 MPH

84.6 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 XC40 doesn’t offer a regenerative braking system.

The Range Rover Velar has 7.4 gallons more fuel capacity than the XC40 (21.6 vs. 14.2 gallons), for longer range between fill-ups.

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 XC40:

Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography

XC40

Front Rotors

15.6 inches

13.6 inches

Rear Rotors

15.6 inches

11.9 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 XC40 are solid, not vented.

The Range Rover Velar stops shorter than the XC40:

Range Rover Velar

XC40

70 to 0 MPH

174 feet

175 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

130 feet

132 feet

Consumer Reports

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 XC40 (255/50R20 vs. 235/55R18). The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires are larger than the largest tires available on the XC40 (265/45R21 vs. 245/45R20).

The Range Rover Velar’s optional tires provide better handling because they have a lower 40 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the XC40’s optional 45 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the Range Rover Velar offers optional 21-inch wheels. The XC40’s largest wheels are only 20-inches.

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 XC40, 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 XC40’s suspension doesn’t offer gas-charged shocks.

For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the Range Rover Velar’s wheelbase is 6.7 inches longer than on the XC40 (113.1 inches vs. 106.4 inches).

For better handling and stability, the average track (width between the wheels) on the Range Rover Velar is 1.7 inches wider in the front and 1.3 inches wider in the rear than the track on the XC40.

The Range Rover Velar’s front to rear weight distribution is more even (50% to 50%) than the XC40’s (57.9% to 42.1%). This gives the Range Rover Velar more stable handling and braking.

The Range Rover Velar handles at .82 G’s, while the XC40 T5 R-Design 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 1.9 seconds quicker than the XC40 T5 R-Design AWD (26.2 seconds @ .7 average G’s vs. 28.1 seconds @ .61 average G’s).

For greater off-road capability the Range Rover Velar has a greater minimum ground clearance than the XC40 (8.4 vs. 8.3 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 1.6 inches higher than on the XC40 (9.9 vs. 8.3 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 XC40 (.34) and many sports cars. A more efficient exterior helps keep the interior quieter and helps the Range Rover Velar get better fuel mileage.

As tested by Car and Driver, the interior of the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography is quieter than the XC40 T5 R-Design AWD:

Range Rover Velar

XC40

At idle

38 dB

43 dB

70 MPH Cruising

67 dB

71 dB

Passenger Space

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The Range Rover Velar has .5 inches more front shoulder room and 1.1 inches more rear legroom than the XC40.

For enhanced passenger comfort on long trips the Range Rover Velar’s rear seats recline. The XC40’s rear seats don’t recline.

Cargo Capacity

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The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat up than the XC40 with its rear seat up (34.4 vs. 20.7 cubic feet). The Range Rover Velar has a much larger cargo volume with its rear seat folded than the XC40 with its rear seat folded (70.1 vs. 57.5 cubic feet).

The Range Rover Velar’s cargo area is larger than the XC40’s in every dimension:

Range Rover Velar

XC40

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

40.7”/70.4”

34.9”/65.7”

Max Width

49.1”

47.8”

Min Width

41.3”

39.5”

Height

30.7”

29.4”

Towing

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The Range Rover Velar’s standard towing capacity is much higher than the XC40’s (5291 vs. 3500 pounds). Maximum trailer towing in the Volvo XC40 is only 4630 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 XC40. 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 XC40, 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 XC40 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 XC40 doesn’t offer a heads-up display.

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 XC40 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 XC40.

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 XC40.

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The Land Rover Range Rover Velar outsold the Volvo XC40 by 68 units during the 2019 model year.

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