When you're in the market for a new compact luxury crossover SUV, you have plenty of options. Two of those options include the 2018 Range Rover Velar and the 2018 BMW X5. Discover more about the features each vehicle offers so you can decide which one is best for you.



When it comes to performance, the Range Rover Velar and X5 offer similar numbers. The Range Rover Velar comes with a 2.0-liter turbocharged engine that offers 247 horsepower and 269 pound-feet of torque. The X5 has a 3.0-liter engine that offers 300 horsepower and 300 pound-feet of torque. While the BMW X5 offers an available intelligent all-wheel drive system, the Range Rover Velar has an intelligent four-wheel drive system that comes standard.

Luxury & Convenience

Land Rover and BMW are both known for offering impressive luxury and convenience, and the Velar and X5 are no exceptions. Both vehicles offer available features that include climate-controlled front seats and LED headlights. On the Range Rover Velar, you'll also enjoy a dual touch-screen display infotainment system that comes standard.

The rear seat entertainment system that's available on the Velar features two 8-inch screens integrated in the headrests behind the driver and front passenger seat. Each screen is independently controlled and can play movies or audio. The system also includes two USB ports, an HDMI port, two wireless remotes, and two connected headphones.

Safety & Security

Safety and security are very important when you're on the road. While both vehicles come with several advanced driver aids, you also have some differences in what's offered. Both models come standard with a rearview camera and rear parking sensors. However, the Range Rover Velar also comes standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane departure warning, and intelligent cruise control.


While you want the latest features and comfort in your new crossover, you also don't want to pay more than you should. That's why it's important to know the price difference between the Velar and the X5. The 2018 Range Rover Velar has a base MSRP of $49,900. On the other hand, the 2018 BMW X5 has a starting MSRP of $57,200.

Fuel Economy

While the compact size of the crossovers mean they both offer adequate fuel economy, the Range Rover Velar does perform slightly better than the X5. The Velar offers an EPA-estimated 21 mpg in the city, 27 mpg on the highway, and 23 mpg combined. On the other hand, the X5 gets an EPA-estimated 18 mpg in the city, 25 mpg on the highway, and 21 mpg combined.


When it comes to a warranty for the vehicle, the Range Rover Velar and BMW X5 have similar coverage. Both vehicles offer a four-year/50,000-mile basic warranty. Additionally, both vehicles have a four-year/50,000-mile warranty on the drivetrain and a four-year warranty covering roadside assistance.

As you can see, even though the 2018 Range Rover Velar and 2018 BMW X5 have some similarities, they also have some important differences. Be sure to stop by Jaguar Land Rover Buckhead to take the Range Rover Velar for a test drive today.

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