2020 Jaguar F-PACE vs. Range Rover Velar

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

When it comes to midsize luxury crossover SUVs, two of the most popular choices in the segment are the Jaguar F-PACE and the Range Rover Velar. Both of these impressive models balance the proven performance of a sports sedan with the everyday versatility of an SUV, an excellent option for those living active lifestyles. While they may appear similar at first glance, there are some key differences between the two that are worth mentioning. Jaguar Easton has created this in-depth guide which compares the Jaguar F-PACE and the Range Rover Velar side-by-side to help you gain a clearer understanding of these two dynamic SUVs.

Jaguar F-PACE Exterior
Range Rover Velar Exterior

When you compare the visual appearance of the Jaguar F-PACE and the Range Rover Velar you’ll notice some key differences. Although they share identical wheelbase lengths and ride heights, the more upright styling of the Velar is distinctly different from the aerodynamically-chiseled profile of the F-PACE. This more curvaceous shape allows for improved visibility behind the wheel of the F-PACE. F-PACE models come standard with 18-inch alloy wheels and is also offers optional 19-inch and 20-inch wheels. Conversely, the Velar comes standard with 19-inch wheels and you can also equip it with 20, 21, or even 22-inch wheels for a personalized look.

Pricing & Performance

2020 Jaguar F-PACE

2020 Jaguar F-PACE

 

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2020 Range Rover Velar Exterior

2020 Range Rover Velar

$45,200 Starting MSRP $56,300
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
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

Available Engines 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

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

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Next, we’ll compare pricing and performance figures for both of these luxury SUVs. In terms of price, the Jaguar F-PACE is the less expensive option as the Range Rover Velar has a starting MSRP that’s $11,100 higher. In base trims, both the F-PACE and Velar are powered by identical 2.0-liter 4-cylinder engines producing 247 horsepower. Both models also come standard with 8-speed automatic transmissions and capable all-wheel drive systems regardless of trim level.

When comparing available engines, the Jaguar F-PACE offers more choices than the rival Range Rover Velar. F-PACE shoppers can step up to 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 performance.

On the other hand, the Velar offers two additional available engines. The first is a 3.0-liter supercharged V6 with 340 horsepower. Just like the F-PACE, the highest performance available under the hood of the Velar is a 3.0-liter supercharged V8 with 550 horsepower for maximum performance. Other attributes unique to the Velar include an optional automatic-locking rear differential and adjustable air springs for wading through water or across rough terrain.

Jaguar F-PACE Interior
Range Rover Velar Interior

The final areas that we will investigate with the F-PACE and Velar are their interiors and their respective tech features. Both offer a truly upscale experience that you’d expect from Jaguar or Land Rover, but there are some key differences between the two.

The F-PACE uses physical knobs and buttons for operating volume, temperature, and selecting drive modes for improve tactical feedback and ergonomics. Conversely, the Velar uses a cutting-edge dual touchscreen setup which offers a sleek look by eliminating buttons from the center of the dash. No matter which SUV you choose, you’ll receive a standard InControl infotainment system which serves as your centralized location for all of your favorite media.

In terms of seating comfort, the F-PACE seat bottoms are more contoured for greater support during high-speed maneuvering. The Velar offers a greater selection of seat materials including Windsor leather for the ultimate in comfort. Both models offer 40/20/40 split folding rear seats to carry a combination of both cargo and passengers. Lastly, the Velar has slightly greater headroom the F-PACE which is sure to be appreciated by those riding in the rear row of seating.