2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar consumer reviews

$49,900 starting MSRP
side view of 2018 Range Rover Velar Land Rover
62% of drivers recommend this car
Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.2
  • Interior design 4.3
  • Performance 4.0
  • Value for the money 3.4
  • Exterior styling 4.6
  • Reliability 3.4
Explore the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
Shop the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar
5.0

Great car!

Awesome car with all the bells and whistles. I enjoy how it rides and my ability to handle the car. My niece and nephew definitely take advantage of the sunroof.

5.0

Love everything about it

We love it is roomy , and the power it has , the ride , the technology it has, the reliablity, the color options roomy luggage

4.0

Best looking SUV

Beautiful style. Best looking SUV out there. Back seat leg room a bit snug for such a large vehicle. Electronics buggy. Shuts down completely occasionally. Takes a few minutes with car turned off before it will reboot. Great looking interior. It drives & feels larger than it is.

5.0

My dream vehicle

I am biased so factor that in when digesting this. Last year (2019) I was driven home from our local Land Rover dealer in a new Velar (I had dropped off my daughter’s Land Rover LR2 for service). I felt like I was riding in my living room (only with a better sound system) so I decided then and there (and after studying sales literature) that I would work towards buying a new Velar (ordered with everything I wanted on it) in 2021. The pandemic made it possible for me to buy an almost new one (15,200 miles one owner) a year sooner so I did it in impulse. The one I bought may be missing an option or two (I was going to buy the top version Meridian sound system with 1725-Watts amplifier power - got the next one below with 825-Watts) but I am thrilled. It has taken a few weeks of YouTube video watching and trial to learn most of the Velar’s features. Still learning. I liken being in a well-equipped P380 (supercharged V6 with 380 horsepower) R-Dynamic SE to being in a spaceship with wheels. The Velar has these gorgeous super high definition displays down the center front and a driver display with similar visibility and nearly a thousand display options. The cockpit and interior is where I go to feel safe and glorious. The Velar couples this feeling with abilities I have never owned in a vehicle: examples: the above the Velar 360-degree “Bird’s-Eye or Hovering Drone View” of the vehicle and its near surroundings - this view of the Velar’s surroundings appears whenever the Velar senses you may be getting close to something - the Velar makes you aware of anything that gets too close anywhere; my garage floor is higher than the sloping driveway I back down so every time I put the Velar in Reverse both driver and passenger mirror automatically tilt downward as the vehicle starts tilting backwards - works flawlessly! ; the Velar tells you before you begin a trip if any passenger is not properly belted in (my daughter’s friends thought I had eyes in the back of my head or in the back seat ; one of the coolest things I have ever witnessed happened when I returned to home after dark and parked the Velar in my garage - my garage door openers have lights and they were ‘ON’ but no other lights were on. I noticed when I opened my driver door that the Velar was illuminating the garage floor near both my driver door and at the passenger side door with a gorgeous circle of light with the image of a Velar inside the circle!! I am just amazed at the thought and consideration behind designing this feature into the vehicle. You never step out anywhere into total darkness. Wow. I just love this vehicle. Some words of advice: get the P380 - but an e-vehicle if you are worried about fuel economy and/or carbon footprint or number of barrels of oil burned a year - skip the 4-banger P250 as that is a different less glorious vehicle; get the R-Dynamic as it means the vehicle rides on magnetic based suspension like most modern Corvettes and some Cadillacs. You won’t regret the benefit in ride, handling, and off road bad weather driving. Get the 825-Watt Meridian surround system minimum as it rivals the sound of my 14-channel 8000-Watt main home theater. The British remain marvels at sound reproduction in moving vehicles (note: Bose made in USA is OK but is in no league close to a well engineered and specified British design - the Meridian system in my daughter’s LR2 rivals my $20000 home system in pure enjoyment. I bought a seven year transferable bumper to bumper extended Land Rover warranty - do likewise as it is great financial security and adds value to the vehicle when sold. Dreams do come true.

4.8

The most stylish suv I’ve owned

This car meets all my needs. Tow package satellite radio touch screen navigation back up cameras heated seats diesel which means plenty of power and quiet not that loud diesel sound.

4.9

Very stylish

This car met all my needs. In addition to all the inside comforts it has a tow package which I really wanted. I was also able to transfer my satellite radio account to this vehicle.

1.7

ABSOLUTE WORST LUXURY SUV YOU COULD EVEN CONSIDER

WORST EXAMPLE OF BRAND NEW EVER! IN SHOP FOR 37 DAYS AFTER ONLY A WEEK OF OWNERSHIP. SHOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WOULD BE NIGHTMARE FROM BEGINNING

5.0

An SUV that lives up to its expectations

This is one the best looking, both inside and out as well as smoothest driving cars I have ever owned. The luxury of the leather, along with the great technology put into this vehicle makes it a joy to drive. I foresee myself being a part of the Land Rover/Ranger Rover family for a long time!

4.9

Much more reliable than warned about!

I'm two years into my ownership of the Velar and I absolutely love it. It has power when I need it, but always has a comfortable ride. It looks better than anything out there, too!

1.0

No reliable have issue with water pump

No reliable is has water pump problems It is over heating and when the dealer fixed it the problem comes right back I will never recommend this car to any one