2018 Range Rover Velar

If you have a tendency to veer from the beaten path, the Range Rover Velar may be a good pick for your drives around Cleveland, Parma, and Garfield Heights. As you’ll see in this 2018 Range Rover Velar car review from Land Rover Westside, this SUV has a lot to offer, both on and off the road.

2018 Range Rover Velar Engine Options

The Velar gives drivers a choice of three engines: two gas and one diesel. The standard engine is the P250. This Ingenium 2.0L turbocharged engine produces 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque. While this is an impressive amount of strength and power, there’s still more available.

If you opt for the available P380 engine, you’ll be treated to a 3.0L supercharged V6 that generates 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque. With this engine under the hood, the Range Rover Velar reaches its maximum towing capacity of 11,111 pounds when properly equipped and can accelerate from 0-60 MPH in 5.6 seconds.

For a diesel option, there’s the D180. This Ingenium 2.0L turbocharged engine generates 180 horsepower and 317 lb-ft of torque and is designed for maximum efficiency.

Handling Capabilities in the Range Rover Velar

If you don’t let rough roads or heavy snows get in your way, you’ll like the standard 4-wheel drive (4WD) with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics that comes standard on the 2018 Velar. This drivetrain continually optimizes torque distribution between the front and rear wheels to provide improved traction control in a variety of environments.

This SUV also includes an available Wade Sensing feature that allows the Velar to wade in up to 25.5 inches of water when necessary. In addition to tackling high waters, the Range Rover Velar can also manage any other terrain you throw its way with the standard Terrain Response® system and available Terrain Response® 2 system.

These systems allow you to choose between six different drive modes to suit your needs. These modes are:

  • Auto
  • Rock Crawl
  • General Driving
  • Grass, Gravel, Snow
  • Mud and Ruts
  • Sand

The available Terrain Response® 2 system also monitors your driving conditions and automatically selects the appropriate drive mode.

Safety Technology Features

When you return from your adventure and merge onto the main roads, you’ll have several smart safety features to help you stay in line. The available Lane Departure Warning System, for example, issues a visual alert, as well as a steering wheel vibration, if it senses you veering from your intended lane of travel.

Available Cruise Control with Speed Limiter helps you out on long drives by allowing you to set a preferred following distance when cruise control is active. This means that, if the cars ahead of slow down or stop, your car automatically adjusts its speed to accommodate the flow of traffic.

Test Drive the 2018 Range Rover Velar

If you’re reading this 2018 Range Rover Velar car review and thinking this may be the SUV for you, visit us at Land Rover Westside. We’ll get you behind the wheel and out for a drive around the Cleveland, Parma, and Garfield Heights areas so you can give it a try for yourself. Contact us to schedule your test drive today!

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