2020 Range Rover Velar vs 2020 Range Rover Evoque – What are the differences?


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How does one even differentiate a 2020 Range Rover Velar from a 2020 Range Rover Evoque? curious about their differences? Read it all here now!

Land Rover has been one of such car brands that just won the heart of Nigerians completely especially the high status and elites among us. There will hardly be any latest model of their Range Rover SUVs that you won’t find at least one Nigerian politician, business magnate, and/or celebrity having one in his/her collection.

So, what are the differences between 2020 Range Rover Velar and 2020 Range Rover Evoque?

We are aware of this common argument that has sprung up lately about what are the actual differences between the two newest Range Rover SUVs - 2020 Range Rover Velar and 2020 Range Rover Evoque.

A frequent Naijauto reader knows very well that we love to dissect and analyze such controversies like this and we try as much as possible to put the actual facts on the table and let everyone is fully informed.

Both 2020 Range Rover Velar and 2020 Range Rover Evoque are tech-filled vehicles and they have some many features in common. We can’t even list them all of the features shared by both of these SUV models but few of them includes; satellite radio, massaging seats, climate control, tablet holders at rear seat with charging ports, an optional Wi-Fi hotspot (4G LTE), rear/front parking sensors, camera system (360 degrees), panoramic sunroof, all-wheel-drive system, and many more.


Dual 10-inch High Definition touchscreen featured in both the Range Rover Velar and Evoque

Also, not listed in the above-mentioned features but worth adding is the “ClearSight Ground View” which is the first in the world to be featured in a vehicle and this is only included in the redesigned 2020 Range Rover Evoque. This technology is more of transparent bonnet on-screen display feature that simply guides a driver when he/she is parking especially in tight spaces and it also helps in tackling rough terrains. Isn’t that just awesome?

Yes, now that we have said a lot about the similarities between these two great Range Rover SUV models, let’s get to the actual differences. Shall we?

To make things less junky and confusing, we will discuss each of the differences under separate sub-headings. Here they are:

1. Infotainment System

Both of these SUV models come equipped with dual 10-inch High Definition touchscreens as well as a “Touch Pro Duo system” but only the Evoque model has the option for either “Touch” or a “Touch Pro Duo system”.


Take a look at 2020 Range Rover Evoque dashboard!

2. Upholstery

There is a clear distinction in the seats of these two Range Rover models because the Evoque model’s seat is upholstered with grained leather while the base of the Velar models is upholstered with a suede-cloth type of materials and Luxtec.

3. Base Engine

The Velar model comes in different engine options and this includes; a standard 16v 2.0L turbocharged i4 engine which delivers a 246hp while the latest and top range models like the SVAutobiography Dynamic edition of the Velar comes with a 5.0L V8 supercharged engine which gives the model top speed of 170mph as well as 4.3 seconds 0-60mph acceleration benchmark.


The Velar was once voted to be the most beautiful car on Earth

So, what about the Evoque’s base engine?

The Evoque model comes also in different engine options and this includes; a base 4-cylinder 2.4L Si4 engine which delivers a 237hp. While the mild Evoque hybrid versions come with the same engine, however, the 48volts Li-ion battery present in these hybrid versions raises their engine output higher to a 296hp.

>>> For your reference:

2020 Range Rover Velar SVAutobiography vs 2020 Range Rover Evoque

4. Towing Capacity

The Evoque model really falls short under this feature category as it can only pull a 3,968 pounds of weight at a time whereas the Velar models are designed to pull up to 5,500 pounds of load at once.

Although, we are kind of wondering if anyone would be shopping for these types of luxurious and expensive cars just for towing purposes?

It will be such an incredibly hilarious view to see a local Nigerian towing company go ahead and bought themselves latest Range Rover Velar models as their towing vehicles upgrade Lol.


This is how a 2020 Range Rover Velar looks like inside!

5. Wadding Capacity

The old model of the Evoque could only drive through just 19.7 inches of water but the latest 2020 Evoque models come with a 23.6 inches wadding depth that is impressive.

On the other hand, the Velar models outshine even the latest Evoque under this category by featuring a much more impressive 25.5 inches wadding depth.

6. Starting Prices (without shipping cost)

This point is actually the best part because it will really sound funny if both cars actually have the same starting prices, isn’t it?

They are definitely not priced the same.

The base Velar SE model has a starting price of $50,595 (₦18.3 million) and the later versions like the R-Dynamic HSE have a starting price tag of $74,995 (₦27.2 million). Also, the latest range-topping SVAutobiography Dynamic Edition of the Evoque has a starting price of $111,347 (₦40.2 million).


The Evoque cost a bit less than a Velar

What about the starting prices for the Evoque models?

The 2020 Range Rover Evoque models have a somewhat different starting prices, the SE trim ones have a starting price of $42,795 (₦15.5 million) and the Autobiography trim ones have a starting price of $63,595 (₦23 million).

>>> Check price list of Range Rover in Nigeria here: Range Rover price in Nigeria – Get the best deals and offers! (Update in 2019)

What else?

This is definitely not a comprehensive and extremely detailed comparison because we have only picked the points that we believe to be the most important ones in comparison situations like this.

However, if you are an automobile expert or a typical Land Rover Range Rover enthusiast, we will recommend that apart from our above points, you can go ahead and do more severe and extreme research into every single contrasting detail about these two Range Rover SUV models on your own.

We have a lot of interesting vehicle comparisons like this on many similar vehicle models here at Naijauto.com, one of such we suggest you check out is this: Acura MDX vs Honda Pilot – Which one should you choose?

If you are so interested and concerned about other details such as the physical sizes, curves, and overall interior and exterior design differences between the 2020 Range Rover Velar and 2020 Range Rover Evoque. Feel free to research more and sink yourself in the details.

>>> Plenty of car reviews and car updates are always available on Naijauto.com!

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Oluwaseun Solomon is a prolific and diligent automobile writer at Naijauto.com. He's also an experienced digital marketer and a creative multimedia developer that specializes in video editing. He currently contributes informative and easy to read articles on topics covering transportation, traffic updates, auto industry updates, and different car reviews.
When Solomon is not writing, you will either find him composing music, editing videos or simply enjoying YouTube "TEDx Talk" videos with a chilled drink :)

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