2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2018 BMW X5

The Range Rover Velar is an all-new elite Land Rover vehicle, which falls between the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Sport. This model delivers premium road-driving comfort combined with advanced off-roading confidence. But how does this all new model stack up against classic luxury crossovers like the BMW X5? In this 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2018 BMW X5 comparison, we are going to answer exactly that question.

While the 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine on the base 2018 Velar offers less horsepower than the 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine on the base 2018 BMW X5, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar balances that with standard all-wheel drive, significantly better fuel economy, a large maximum cargo space, and classic confidence in all driving conditions. Upper models offer an elite supercharged V-6 engine option, and deluxe features like an available 23-speaker sound system.

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2018 Range Rover Velar (base) vs 2018 BMW X5 35i
$49,900 Starting MSRP $56,950
2.0-L 4-cylinder (247 hp) Engine 3.0-L 6-cylinder (300 hp)
Standard All-Wheel Drive Available
70.1 cubic feet Cargo Space 66 cubic feet

Standard and Available Features on the 2018 BMW X5

Both the models in this 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs 2018 BMW X5 comparison come with plentiful standard features. Dual-zone automatic climate control, premium five-passenger seating, and confident sound systems come standard on both models. Some unique available features on the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar include a head-up display, two 10-inch touchscreen displays, and the Land Rover Activity Key. That last accessory allows active 2018 Range Rover Velar owners to enjoy their Land Rover to the fullest with swimming, cycling and more without being tied down by a traditional, bulky key fob.

The 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar is also available with a turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder rated for 180 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque, and a supercharged 3.0-liter V-6 that delivers a bold 380 horsepower. The 2018 BMW X5 is available with a six-cylinder diesel, a plug-in hybrid, and a gas V-8.

For more information on this comparison, or to schedule a test drive at Land Rover Merriam near Kansas City, contact a member of our sales team today.

rear seats and skylight of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
overhead view of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar with the roof edited out
rear view of a silver 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar with a grey background
infotainment system in the dashboard of the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar