Parkers overall rating: 4.1 out of 5 4.1
  • Plenty of room for the driver...
  • Adequate space for rear-seat passengers
  • Luggage space is very impressive

Given this is such a large car on the road, you might be a little bit disappointed by this car's overall practicality. Needless to say, Land Rover might argue that you're a Range Rover customer, and this isn't your top priority – if it were, you'd buy a Land Rover Discovery.

So, consider it an adequately roomy car for four and you won't be that disappointed. If you have kids, the Velar will look after you reasonably well. For instance, it has just the two Isofix points, both on the outer rear seats. The Isofix sockets are easily accessible though, rather than buried deep between the seats, and there is plenty of room in the back to manoeuvre the children into position.

Will my family fit in it?

Given how large the Velar looks from the outside and how long it feels from behind the wheel, the interior space for people is a little underwhelming at first.

Four adults can make themselves reasonably comfortable, but there is not an enormous amount of rear knee room, and anyone forced into the middle fifth seat will find themselves straddling the transmission tunnel, which isn't ideal for longer journeys. Despite them being closely related, the Jaguar F-Pace fares better for rear seat passenger space.

Cabin storage is okay rather than good, but there are plenty of USB sockets for hooking-up mobile devices.

Will it fit in my garage?

There are some interesting optical illusions going on with the Velar’s exterior. It looks long and narrow, yet at just over 4.8m is far from being the longest SUV around while its 2.1m width from mirror tip to mirror tip is actually rather broad.

In other words, you’ll need a big garage if you’re planning to tuck it away every night.

Parking requires care, but all models come with front and rear parking sensors as standard, with plenty of additional systems and cameras on high-spec models, and parking assist makes light work of most spaces. We’d at least recommend having cameras as rear visibility is a little limited.

Will my luggage fit in it?

The Range Rover Velar is not short of boot space – and that’s before you fold the rear seats down, which adds over 1,000 litres more flatpack furniture capacity. Not that Range Rover buyers buy flatpack furniture. Antiques, possibly, if cliches are to be believed.

Making life even sweeter, there are multiple fold-out curry hooks in the boot as well, plus load restraint rails available as an option. Shame the rear seats don’t fold totally flat, though.

Most Velars come with a powered tailgate – they’re only an optional extra on entry-level models – while higher-spec SE and HSE models also come with gesture control fitted, allowing you to open the tailgate by sweeping your foot underneath either corner of the bumper.

Range Rover Velar safety

  • Six airbags and AEB as standard
  • More active tech fitted on higher trim levels
  • Five-star Euro NCAP rating

The Range Rover Velar covers all the safety basics. Autonomous emergency braking (AEB), lane-departure warning, and a comprehensive suite of stability control systems are fitted as standard; you also get six airbags, power-operated child locks and a brake pad wear sensor.

More adventurous types will appreciate that Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Gradient Release Control and Low Traction Launch are all standard across the Velar range as well. You get automatic high beam assistance from Velar S upwards, while SE adds blind-spot monitors, traffic sign recognition, adaptive speed limiter, rear cross traffic alert and a driver condition monitor.

HSE gets even more active with adaptive cruise control, plus blind-spot assist and lane-keeping assist – both of which actively intervene to keep you in lane and avoid merging with the vehicle next to you. When crash-tested by the experts at Euro NCAP in 2017 the Velar achieved a five-star rating, its 74% score for pedestrian safety being good for a high-rise SUV.

Watch the Euro NCAP crash test video

Basic equipment

The basic equipment list includes equipment that is standard across all versions of the Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV.

  • 3x3 point rear seat belts
  • ABS
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Audio remote
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric mirrors
  • Folding rear seats
  • Heated mirrors
  • Heated seats
  • Isofix child seat anchor points
  • Parking sensors
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Service indicator
  • Side airbags
  • Space saver spare wheel
  • Traction control

Equipment by trim level

To view equipment options for a specific trim level, please select from the following list:

Equipment included on some trim levels
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment

Standard Trim equipment

Standard Trim standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
Standard Trim optional equipment
None available

First Edition equipment

First Edition standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Electric sunroof
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Rear electric windows
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
First Edition optional equipment
None available

HSE equipment

HSE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
HSE optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

R Dynamic HSE equipment

R Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
R Dynamic HSE optional equipment
  • Cloth seat trim

R Dynamic S equipment

R Dynamic S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R Dynamic S optional equipment
None available

R Dynamic SE equipment

R Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R Dynamic SE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic equipment

R-Dynamic standard equipment
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Cruise control
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
R-Dynamic optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic Black equipment

R-Dynamic Black standard equipment
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic Black optional equipment
  • CD
  • Front electric windows
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows

R-Dynamic HSE equipment

R-Dynamic HSE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
R-Dynamic HSE optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic S equipment

R-Dynamic S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic S optional equipment
None available

R-Dynamic SE equipment

R-Dynamic SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
R-Dynamic SE optional equipment
None available

S equipment

S standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
S optional equipment
None available

SE equipment

SE standard equipment
  • CD
  • Cruise control
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front electric windows
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Partial leather seat trim
  • Rear electric windows
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
SE optional equipment
None available

SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition equipment

SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition standard equipment
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Front fog lights
  • Headlight washers
  • Height adjustable drivers seat
  • Leather seat trim
  • Lumbar support
  • Metallic Paint
  • Roof rails
  • Sat Nav
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment
  • Steering wheel reach adjustment
SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition optional equipment
None available

Euro NCAP Rating – 5 stars

The Land Rover Range Rover Velar SUV was tested by Euro NCAP in 2017 and was awarded a 5 star overall rating. This overall rating is calculated from the following individual ratings:

5 star rating
Test 2017
Individual safety ratings
Adult Occupant: 93%
Child Occupant: 85%
Vulnerable Road Users: 74%
Safety Assist: 72%

Euro NCAP provides motoring consumers with a realistic and independent assessment of the safety performance of some of the most popular cars sold in Europe. The safety ratings are determined from a series of vehicle tests, designed and carried out by Euro NCAP. These tests represent, in a simplified way, important real life accident scenarios that could result in injured or killed car occupants or other road users.