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Range Rover Velar Named Top Performance Midsize Premium SUV
by J.D. Power

J.D. Power annually ranks vehicles across all brands and body styles to lets customers know which vehicles drivers love best. This year, the 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Velar won the category of Top Performance Midsize Premium SUV thanks to its luxurious interior amenities and powerful performance features. With features like Touch Pro™ Duo infotainment and All-Wheel Drive with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics and Torque Vectoring by Braking, it’s easy to see how the Velar beat its competition. Let’s dive into the details to see which SUVs competed and how they ranked overall.

Performance Midsize Premium SUV Categories & Ratings

Vehicles competing in the J.D. Power Awards are judged in four categories to determine which model scores highest overall. Let’s break down the categories as well as how the Range Rover Velar scored in each one:

  • Overall Ratings: This score encompasses the overall quality and reliability of a vehicle. When combining the subsequent categories, J.D. Power gave the Velar an overall score of 72.
  • Quality & Reliability: This category takes into account long-term ownership of the vehicle by judging reported issues from verified drivers. The Velar earned a score of 68 here.
  • Driving Experience: This category is where the Range Rover Velar shined. The Driving Experience category is based on verified owners’ ratings of performance, comfort, technology, quality, and perceived safety. The Velar earned 83 points, which was higher than any other SUV in the competition.
  • Resale Value: The last category, resale value, takes into account the expected depreciation value over the course of three years. The Velar earned a healthy 75 points here.
Land Rover Velar Driving Down Rock Hill

Performance Midsize Premium SUV Competition

Despite its worthy competitors, the Velar pulls out ahead in the end thanks to its sought-after driving experience. Here are the other SUVs that were in the running:

  • Cadillac XT5
  • Lincoln Nautilus
  • Lexus RX
  • Lexus GX
  • INFINITI QX60
  • Acura MDX

Land Rover Range Rover Velar Highlights

The Range Rover Velar won its J.D. Power category for good reason. Curious about what features set this luxury performance SUV apart from the competition? Take a look at just a few of the highlights:

  • Transmission: The 8-speed automatic transmission combines smooth shifting with an incredibly rapid response. Thanks to closely spaced ratios, its gear changes are almost unnoticeable.
  • Off-Road Capabilities: The Velar seamlessly transitions from your Oak Brook commute to your weekend adventures thanks to features like 9.9-inch ground clearance, a 24-degree breakover angle, and a 30-degree departure angle.
  • Suspension: A fully independent coil-spring suspension system offers an agile drive. Drivers can also opt for an Electronic Air Suspension that creates an even smoother ride. This system changes the vehicle’s weight distribution more quickly, which is helpful on uneven surfaces.
  • Dynamic Handling Pack: When drivers opt for this suite of performance features, they’ll have access to classic Land Rover Performance features like All-Terrain Progress Control, Configurable Dynamics, Adaptive Dynamics, Terrain Response® 2, and Electronic Air Suspension
Land Rover Velar Interior

Explore the Range Rover Velar at Land Rover Hinsdale

If you’re looking to take your Burr Ridge commute up a notch, explore this award-winning SUV at Land Rover Hinsdale! You can also learn more about this luxury SUV’s consumer ratings with the help of J.D. Power. Have any questions about our luxury performance SUV lineup? Don’t hesitate to contact us at your convenience!

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