2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2023 Volvo XC90 | NewCars.com

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2023 Land Rover Range Rover Velar vs. 2023 Volvo XC90 Review

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2023 Land Rover
Range Rover Velar

MSRP*: $60,300 to $79,200
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2023 Volvo
XC90

MSRP*: $56,000 to $69,700
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MPG - City 19 - 20 MPG 20 - 22 MPG
MPG - Hwy 25 - 26 MPG 26 - 28 MPG
Seating Capacity 5 seats 6 - 7 seats
Cargo Space 70.1 ft3 65.5 ft3
Engine
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline Fuel)
  • 335-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 395-hp, 3.0-liter, Straight 6 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 247-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
  • 295-hp, 2.0-liter, 4 Cylinder Engine (Gasoline/Mild Electric Hybrid)
Transmission 8-Speed A/T 8-Speed A/T
Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive All Wheel Drive
Horsepower 247 - 395 hp 247 - 295 hp
Towing Capacity 1,653 lbs 5,000 lbs
Exterior Length 188.9 in 195.0 in
Exterior Width 80.3 in 79.1 in
Leg Room Front 40.3 in
Rear 37.2 in
Front 40.9 in
Rear 37.0 in
Head Room Front 38.2 in
Rear 38.0 in
Front 38.9 in
Rear 38.5 in

*MSRP and Invoice prices displayed are for educational purposes only, do not reflect the actual selling price of a particular vehicle, and do not include applicable gas taxes or destination charges.

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Volvo XC90, with comparable head- and legroom. The Volvo XC90 offers just a little more front head- and legroom than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar, offering the driver and front passenger a bit more room and comfort.

Convenience
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Volvo XC90, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). The Land Rover Range Rover Velar is somewhat more expensive than the Volvo XC90.

Dimensions
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar is a little wider than the Volvo XC90, so getting in and out of the car in a crowded parking lot may be a little more of a squeeze. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar is slightly shorter than the Volvo XC90, which may make it easier to park.

Handling
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar has the same turning radius as the Volvo XC90, so they both maneuver the same in and out of tight spots.

Performance
In terms of towing capacity, the Volvo XC90 is clearly the choice over the Land Rover Range Rover Velar for pulling heavy loads. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar has a little more horsepower than the Volvo XC90.

Powertrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Land Rover Range Rover Velar transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Volvo XC90.

Utility
The Land Rover Range Rover Velar has less seating than the Volvo XC90, making the Volvo XC90 the better choice, if you need to chauffeur many passengers. The Land Rover Range Rover Velar has a roomier cargo area for putting your bags or other items than the Volvo XC90.