Range Rover Evoque or Range Rover Velar – the Same but Different!
While the original Range Rover was created in 1970 as a spin off to the ultimate utility vehicle, the Land Rover, it’s only in the last decade or so that the Range Rover collection has expanded to include several different variations.
Among this range of capable SUVs, the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar both grab the attention of drivers. While both are based on the original Land Rover Range Rover, they are set apart by some key differences.
Size and Pricing
The Range Rover Velar is the newest of the models based on the ever-popular Range Rover. It is slightly larger than the Range Rover Evoque, slotting between that model and the Range Rover Sport. As the Range Rover Velar is bigger than the Range Rover Evoque, it makes logical sense that it is also more expensive. While the Range Rover Evoque starts at £30,760, entry price for the the Range Rover Velar is £44,830.
This price difference is well founded when you compare the measurements of the two models. The Range Rover Evoque is 4,370 mm long with a rear wheel track of 1,629 mm. By contrast, the Range Rover Velar measures in over 400 mm longer at 4,803 mm and has a rear wheel track of 1,663 mm.
Practical measurements, such as the wading depth and obstacle clearance, are also better in the Velar, which can handle 650 mm of water depth versus the Evoque’s still creditable 500 mm and is capable of clearing 251 mm against the Evoque’s 211 mm. Unsurprisingly, the Range Rover Velar offers more storage space than the Evoque, as well. And while the Evoque boasts a massive 1,445 litres of load space by folding down the rear seats, the Velar tips the scales at 1,690 litres.
However, size isn’t everything! For those interested in more than just the classic SUV styling, the Range Rover Evoque is the way to go. At the moment, while the Range Rover Velar offers an SUV with versatility and luxury, the Range Rover Evoque is also available as a coupé or a convertible – adding flexibility into an already tempting mix.
Another factor setting apart the Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque is their powertrain options. The Range Rover Evoque offers a new 2-litre Si4 4-cylinder petrol engine with either 240hp or 290hp and a diesel powertrain available in a total of four options. The new Twin Turbocharged SD4 with 240hp is particularly noteworthy, although you can also get the TD4 or eD4 with 180hp.
By contrast, the Range Rover Velar offers a choice of diesel engines – D180, D240 and D300 – or a P250 and P300 for petrol engines.
The Same But Different
The main differences in the Range Rover Velar and Range Rover Evoque have to do with their size, engines, price, and fuel economy. Other than this, you will find similar styling, premium features, and technologies. For example, both models feature some version of the InControl system, which is available as Touch or Touch Pro in the Range Rover Evoque and Touch Pro Duo in the Range Rover Velar.
To compare the Range Rover Evoque and Range Rover Velar in person and discover which one best fits your needs, contact Swansway Land Rover in Stafford.