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Range Rover Velar SE 2017 review: snapshot

2017 Land Rover Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic SE
EXPERT RATING
8.1
Sitting above the S model, and below the top-spec HSE, the Range Rover Velar SE is powered by a lineup of six different engines.

Sitting above the S model, and below the top-spec HSE, the Range Rover Velar SE is powered by a lineup of six different engines; three turbo-diesels, ranging from the four-cylinder D180 (132kW/430Nm) to the 3.0-litre D300 V6 (221kW/700Nm), as well as a trio of petrol units, from the single-turbo P250 (184kW/365Nm) to the supercharged 3.0-litre P380 V6.

All are mated to an eight-speed, torque-converter automatic with drive going to all wheels through a single-speed transfer box managed by Land Rover’s ‘Intelligent Driveline Dynamics’ (IDD) system, allowing a seamless switch between on- and off-road modes.

The level of standard equipment across the range is high, including a gesture-controlled power tailgate, 18-inch alloy rims, LED head and tail-lights, reversing camera, rear parking sensors, heated door mirrors, electronically controlled eight-way adjustable front seats, dual-zone climate control air, eight-speaker audio, cruise control, rain-sensing wipers, auto headlights, keyless entry and start, voice controls, a tailgate spoiler, the dual-screen 'Touch Pro Duo' multimedia system and flush handles that emerge from each door.

Opt for the SE grade, and the wheels grow to 20-inches, the number of speakers rises to 17, the number of ways you can adjust the (now heated) front seats hits 20, you’ll have parking aids front and rear, plus the brilliant digital instrument display. The R-Dynamic bodystyle (branded treadplates, leather steering wheel with chrome bezel, unique bumpers front and rear, front fog lights, plus a range of special materials and finishes) adds $6000 to the list price.

Claimed fuel economy for the combined (ADR 81/02 - urban, extra-urban) cycle ranges from a low of 5.4L/100km for the D180 four-cylinder diesel, to 9.4L/100km for the P380 petrol V6.

Pricing Guides

$94,990
Based on 89 cars listed for sale in the last 6 months
Lowest Price
$67,988
Highest Price
$139,990

Range and Specs

VehicleSpecsPrice*
D180 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $57,530 – 66,110 2017 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 2017 D180 Pricing and Specs
D180 HSE 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $86,680 – 99,660 2017 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 2017 D180 HSE Pricing and Specs
D180 R-DYNAMIC 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $62,260 – 71,610 2017 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 2017 D180 R-DYNAMIC Pricing and Specs
D180 R-DYNAMIC HSE 2.0L, Diesel, 8 SP AUTO $91,520 – 105,160 2017 LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER VELAR 2017 D180 R-DYNAMIC HSE Pricing and Specs
EXPERT RATING
8.1
James Cleary
Deputy Editor

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