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Range Rover Sport vs. Range Rover Velar

2021 Range Rover Sport vs. 2020 Range Rover Velar

$69,500 MSRP

Starting Price

$56,300 MSRP
5-7 passengers

Seating Capacity

5 passengers
59.5 cubic feet

Maximum Cargo Space

70.1 cubic feet
380-watt Meridian Sound System

Standard Audio

380-watt Meridian Sound System
575 hp

Maximum Range

550 hp
7,716 pounds

Maximum Towing Capacity

5,512 pounds

Comparing the 2021 Range Rover Sport to the 2020 Range Rover Velar makes sense for some drivers, but at the end of the day, these two SUVs have been designed to satisfy very different sets of demands! Here’s what you should keep in mind before you dive in to our Range Rover Sport vs. Range Rover Velar comparison:

  • The Range Rover Sport might be described as a more practical alternative to the Range Rover, since it offers up to seven seats and starts with a lower price tag, but retains much of the former’s unique styling.
  • The Velar, on the other hand, is an aesthete’s SUV. It’s much happier on pavement than it is on the trail, and it’s sleeker than the Range Rover Sport. It’s also more accessible, due to its even lower price tag.

Velar or Range Rover Sport: Size and Dimensions

The 2021 Range Rover Sport can be had with two rows with room for five, or three rows with room for seven! Gilbert and Tempe drivers should also know that the Sport is just a couple of inches longer than the Velar from end to end.  Although its dimensions are larger than the Velar SUV’s in some areas the latter wins out on cargo space:

Range Rover Sport Dimensions

  • Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up / Down) — 27.5 cubic feet / 59.5 cubic feet
  • Legroom (Front / Rear) — 42.2 inches / 37 inches
  • Headroom (Front / Rear) — 39.4 inches / 39.1 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front / Rear) — 60.7 inches / 59.5 inches

Range Rover Velar Dimensions

  • Cargo Space (Rear Seats Up / Down) — 34.4 cubic feet / 70.1 cubic feet
  • Legroom (Front / Rear) — 40.3 inches / 37.2 inches
  • Headroom (Front / Rear) — 38.1 inches / 38.0 inches
  • Shoulder Room (Front / Rear) — 57.2 inches / 55.6 inches

There have only been a handful of changes from the previous model year, so checking out the 2020 Range Rover Sport interior is a great way to learn more about what it’s offering.

Velar or Range Rover Sport: Notable Features

This year’s Range Rover Sport is offered in seven trims, while the Velar is offered in four. Both models come standard with the Land Rover InControl® Touch Pro™ Duo infotainment system, LED headlights with Signature Daytime Running Lights, and much more.  A closer look at what each of the base trims are offering can be instructive:

2021 Range Rover Sport Features

  • The exterior is distinguished by power-fold heated door mirrors with memory and approach lights.
  • Inside the cabin, you’ll encounter 14-way powered seats with memory and grained leather upholstery, along with two-zone automatic climate control.
  • The Range Rover Sport SUV’s standard audio system is a 380W Meridian™ Sound System with 13 speakers.
  • With an Interactive Driver Display, an auto-dimming interior rearview mirror, and a rearview camera with Front and Rear Parking Aids, you’ll have no trouble navigating city streets.

2020 Range Rover Velar Features

  • The Velar exterior receives auto-dimming power fold heated door mirrors with approach lights, plus a power liftgate.
  • The Velar also receives perforated grained leather 14-way seats with lumbar and driver memory.
  • In terms of entertainment, you’ll enjoy a 380W Meridian™ Sound System with 11 speakers, including a subwoofer.
  • Standard Navigation Pro, Blind Spot Assist, and a rearview camera make every drive in the Phoenix area more manageable.

Since the Velar offers comparable features for a much lower starting price, it might be the preferable option for the driver who doesn’t need the Range Rover Sport SUV’s remarkable performance specs. Take a closer look at the latter below!

Velar or Range Rover Sport: Engine Options

The Range Rover Sport can tow up to 7,716 pounds, while the Range Rover Velar can only tow up to 5,512 pounds. Since Land Rover four-wheel drive is standard on both models, the Velar is certainly confident breaking free from the beaten path.  However, the Range Rover Sport SUV offers a stronger starting engine and more variation across its lineup, making it the preferred choice for the driver who won’t let anything hold them back:

2021 Range Rover Sport Engines

  • 355 hp or 395 hp 3.0L V6 MHEV (mild hybrid electric vehicle) engine
  • 254 hp 3.0L V6 turbo diesel engine
  • 398 hp 2.0L 4-cylinder PHEV (plug-in hybrid electric vehicle) engine
  • 518 hp or 575 hp 5.0L supercharged V8 gas engine

2020 Range Rover Velar Engines

  • 247 hp turbocharged 2.0L 4-cylinder engine
  • 340 hp or 380 hp supercharged 3.0L V6 engine
  • 550 hp supercharged 5.0L V8 engine

Find the Right Range Rover at Land Rover Chandler

So, will you choose the Range Rover Velar or Range Rover Sport? If you’re still deciding, you can drive into Land Rover Chandler and take both models for a test drive. Of course, you also have the option to shop safely and securely online!

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