2021 Volvo V90 Cross Country vs. 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar

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Safety

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The V90 Cross Country’s pre-crash front seatbelts will tighten automatically in the event the vehicle detects an impending crash, improving protection against injury significantly. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer pre-crash pretensioners.

For enhanced safety, the front seat shoulder belts of the Volvo V90 Cross Country are height-adjustable to accommodate a wide variety of driver and passenger heights. A better fit can prevent injuries and the increased comfort also encourages passengers to buckle up. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer height-adjustable seat belts.

The Volvo V90 Cross Country offers optional built in child booster seats. They’re more crash worthy than an added child seat because of their direct attachment to the seat. Land Rover doesn’t offer the convenience and security of a built-in child booster seat in the Range Rover Velar. Their owners must carry a heavy booster seat in and out of the vehicle; V90 Cross Country owners can just fold their built-in child seat up or down.

The V90 Cross Country has a standard Whiplash Protection System (WHIPS), which use a specially designed headrest to protect the driver and front passenger from whiplash. During a rear-end collision, the WHIPS moves the headrests forward to prevent neck and spine injuries. At the same time the pretensioning seatbelts fire, removing slack from the belts. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a whiplash protection system.

The V90 Cross Country has standard Automatic Braking After Collision, which automatically apply the brakes in the event of a crash to help prevent secondary collisions and prevent further injuries. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a post collision braking system: in the event of a collision that triggers the airbags, more collisions are possible without the protection of airbags that may have already deployed.

Compared to metal, the V90 Cross Country’s plastic fuel tank can withstand harder, more intrusive impacts without leaking; this decreases the possibility of fire. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar has a metal gas tank.

Both the V90 Cross Country and the Range Rover Velar have standard driver and passenger frontal airbags, front side-impact airbags, side-impact head airbags, front and rear seatbelt pretensioners, four-wheel antilock brakes, all wheel drive, traction control, electronic stability systems to prevent skidding, crash mitigating brakes, daytime running lights, lane departure warning systems, blind spot warning systems, rearview cameras, rear cross-path warning, driver alert monitors and available around view monitors.

Warranty

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The V90 Cross Country’s corrosion warranty is 6 years longer than the Range Rover Velar’s (12 vs. 6 years).

Volvo pays for scheduled maintenance on the V90 Cross Country for 3 years and 36,000 miles. Volvo will pay for oil changes, lubrication and any other required maintenance. Land Rover only pays for the first scheduled maintenance visit on the Range Rover Velar.

There are over 52 percent more Volvo dealers than there are Land Rover dealers, which makes it much easier should you ever need service under the V90 Cross Country’s warranty.

Reliability

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J.D. Power and Associates’ 2020 Initial Quality Study of new car owners surveyed provide the statistics that show that Volvo vehicles are better in initial quality than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Volvo 31st in initial quality. With 18 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 33rd.

J.D. Power and Associates’ 2019 survey of the owners of three-year-old vehicles provides the long-term dependability statistics that show that Volvo vehicles are more reliable than Land Rover vehicles. J.D. Power ranks Volvo 29th in reliability. With 17 more problems per 100 vehicles, Land Rover is ranked 30th.

Engine

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The V90 Cross Country’s 2.0 turbo/supercharged 4-cylinder produces 69 more horsepower (316 vs. 247) and 26 lbs.-ft. more torque (295 vs. 269) than the Range Rover Velar P250’s standard 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder.

As tested in Car and Driver the Volvo V90 Cross Country is faster than the Range Rover Velar P250 2.0 turbo 4-cylinder:

V90 Cross Country

Range Rover Velar

Zero to 60 MPH

5.9 sec

7.4 sec

Zero to 100 MPH

14.5 sec

20.4 sec

5 to 60 MPH Rolling Start

6.7 sec

9.1 sec

Quarter Mile

14.4 sec

15.7 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

99 MPH

89 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

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On the EPA test cycle the V90 Cross Country T6 gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Velar P250 (20 city/30 hwy vs. 21 city/27 hwy).

The V90 Cross Country has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Environmental Friendliness

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In its Green Vehicle Guide, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rates the Volvo V90 Cross Country higher (7 out of 10) than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar (3 to 7). This means the V90 Cross Country produces up to 24.5 pounds less smog-producing pollutants than the Range Rover Velar every 15,000 miles.

Brakes and Stopping

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For better stopping power the V90 Cross Country’s standard front brake rotors are larger than those on the Range Rover Velar:

V90 Cross Country

Range Rover Velar

Front Rotors

13.6 inches

12.8 inches

The V90 Cross Country stops shorter than the Range Rover Velar:

V90 Cross Country

Range Rover Velar

70 to 0 MPH

173 feet

175 feet

Car and Driver

60 to 0 MPH

128 feet

131 feet

Motor Trend

Tires and Wheels

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The V90 Cross Country’s standard tires provide better handling because they have a lower 50 series profile (height to width ratio) that provides a stiffer sidewall than the Range Rover Velar’s standard 60 series tires.

For better ride, handling and brake cooling the V90 Cross Country has standard 19-inch wheels. Smaller 18-inch wheels are standard on the Range Rover Velar.

Suspension and Handling

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For a smoother ride and more stable handling, the V90 Cross Country’s wheelbase is 2.7 inches longer than on the Range Rover Velar (115.8 inches vs. 113.1 inches).

The V90 Cross Country T6 handles at .87 G’s, while the Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography pulls only .83 G’s of cornering force in a Car and Driver skidpad test.

The V90 Cross Country T6 executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 2.2 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Velar (26.4 seconds @ .68 average G’s vs. 28.6 seconds @ .57 average G’s).

Chassis

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The V90 Cross Country is 6 inches narrower than the Range Rover Velar, making the V90 Cross Country easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

Passenger Space

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The V90 Cross Country has 1.9 inches more front legroom, .3 inches more front shoulder room and .3 inches more rear shoulder room than the Range Rover Velar.

Cargo Capacity

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A low lift-over trunk design makes loading and unloading the V90 Cross Country easier. The V90 Cross Country’s trunk lift-over height is 26.8 inches, while the Range Rover Velar’s liftover is 29.7 inches.

The V90 Cross Country’s cargo area is larger than the Range Rover Velar’s in every dimension:

V90 Cross Country

Range Rover Velar

Length to seat (2nd/1st)

45.4”/78.3”

40.7”/70.4”

Min Width

43.3”

41.3”

Ergonomics

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The V90 Cross Country has a standard remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The V90 Cross Country has a standard locking fuel door with a remote release located convenient to the driver. A locking fuel door helps prevent vandalism, such as sugar in the tank and fuel theft. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a locking fuel door.

To help drivers avoid possible obstacles, the V90 Cross Country has standard cornering lights to illuminate around corners when the turn signals are activated. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer cornering lights. The V90 Cross Country also has standard adaptive headlights to illuminate around corners automatically by reading vehicle speed and steering wheel angle.

To quickly and conveniently keep personal devices charged without cables tangling and wearing out, the Volvo V90 Cross Country has a standard wireless phone charging system (Qi) in the center console. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer wireless personal charging.

The V90 Cross Country offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

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