2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. Jaguar F-PACE

Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. Jaguar F-PACE at Jaguar Easton

It’s certainly no secret that the midsize luxury crossover SUV segment has rapidly expanded in popularity. More and more buyers are choosing models in this segment for their unique ability to infuse the potent performance of a sports sedan with the versatile practicality of an SUV. Although they may seem like equals when you first look at them, the Range Rover Velar and Jaguar F-PACE have some unique characteristics which set them apart. To help you get a better idea of what these two dynamic luxury SUVs have to offer, Land Rover Easton has assembled this comparison between the Velar and F-PACE. Let’s take a closer look.

Range Rover Velar Exterior
Jaguar F-PACE Exterior

On the road or at a standstill, onlookers will be able to identify some key distinctions between the exterior looks of the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar F-PACE. While they do share identical ride heights and wheelbase lengths, the Velar offers more upright styling for a more commanding appearance compared to the F-PACE. Wheel options for the Velar range from standard 19-inch alloys all the way up to 20, 21, or even 22-inch wheels for a bold look. F-PACE models come standard with 18-inch wheels and are also available with 19-inch or 20-inch wheels. The all-terrain design of the Velar offers greater approach and departure angles for conquering rough terrain compared to the F-PACE.

Pricing & Performance

2020 Range Rover Velar Exterior

2020 Range Rover Velar

 

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2020 Jaguar F-PACE

2020 Jaguar F-PACE

$56,300 Starting MSRP $45,200
2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque Standard Engine 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 247 horsepower and 269 lb-ft of torque
3.0 liter supercharged V6 with 340 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque

3.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque

Available Engines 2.0L turbocharged 4-cylinder with 296 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque

3.0 liter supercharged high-performance V6 with 380 horsepower and 332 lb-ft of torque

3.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque

Eight-Speed ZF automatic Transmission Eight-Speed ZF automatic
All-Wheel Drive Drivetrain All-Wheel Drive

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You’ll also notice several key differences when you compare both pricing and performance numbers of the Range Rover Velar and the Jaguar F-PACE. Looking at starting MSRPs, the Velar has a higher price than its Jaguar F-PACE sibling. Both models come standard with identical 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines producing 247 horsepower. In addition, each includes a standard 8-speed automatic transmission along with the proven capability of an all-wheel drive system on all trim levels.

In terms of performance, the Velar offers two additional engine options to suit the needs of any driver. You can step up to an available 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 340 horsepower for added exhilaration. For the ultimate in pulse-pounding performance, choose the optional 3.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower for maximum performance. Other unique characteristics available on the Velar include an adjustable air suspension for improved performance on and off the road along with an available automatic-locking rear differential.

Looking next at the Jaguar F-PACE, shoppers will have more options for choosing their level of performance. They are able to choose a more potent 2.0-liter 4-cylinder with 296 horsepower, an optional high-performance 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 380 horsepower, or opt for the range-topping 3.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower for maximum thrills.

Range Rover Velar Interior
Jaguar F-PACE Interior

The last category which we’ll examine with the Velar and F-PACE are their interiors and tech amenities. Each offers a remarkably upscale environment which you’d expect from Land Rover or Jaguar. However, there are a handful of key distinctions between the two.

Drivers searching for a state-of-the-art, modern interior layout should choose the Range Rover Velar. It features an innovative dual touchscreen display which removes buttons and knobs which traditionally add clutter to the dashboard. On the other hand, the F-PACE uses conventional buttons and switches for climate, volume, and drive mode controls for those who prefer a more ergonomic setup. Regardless of which model you select, both include a standard InControl infotainment system for accessing all of your favorite media at the press of a button.

Focusing next on seating comfort, the Velar has a much wider selection of seat upholstery options such as sumptuous Windor leather for the ultimate in relaxation. Conversely, the F-PACE seat bottoms are more aggressively bolstered for high-speed cornering. The Velar and F-PACE each feature standard 40/20/40 split folding rear seats to carry a mix of both cargo and passengers on your next weekend getaway. Finally, the Velar has slightly more headroom the F-PACE which is sure to be appreciated by those riding in the second row of seats.