We’re calling all drivers in Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard. We have ourselves two top-notch luxury SUVs, and they’re about to go head-to-head to decide who’s better.
Our team at Land Rover Ventura is comparing the 2019 Range Rover Velar vs. the BMW X5. We’ll compare their driving dynamics, off-road capabilities, and safety technologies. Keep reading to see who comes out victorious!
Range Rover Velar vs BMW X5 Engines and Driving Dynamics
The BMW X5 has two great engine options. The standard is a 3.0L TwinPower Turbo 6-cylinder engine. You could also upgrade to the available 4.4L BMW TwinPower Turbo V8. They are both paired with an 8-speed automatic transmission.
For drivers that want options, however, the Velar is the way to go. It offers a grand total of four engine options. The standard is a 2.0L i4 turbocharged engine. You can boost the performance of the Range Rover Velar by equipping it with one of the two 3.0L supercharged gas engines. They are all paired with the 8-Speed transmission.
Unlike the X5, the Velar offers a diesel engine option, too! This engine offers impressive range, so you can go even further in your luxury SUV.
When it comes to driving performance, both of these SUVs have a Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) system. These systems monitor the vehicle’s behavior and will intervene if the car is not responding to the driver inputs. The Range Rover Velar, however, also has Torque Vectoring by Braking (TVBB). It gives the driver better, more responsive cornering by balancing the distribution of engine torque between all four wheels.
Range Rover Velar vs BMW X5 Off-Road Capabilities
It goes without saying that any SUV needs to have great off-roading capabilities. While both of these vehicles can master any terrain, one clearly stands above the other.
Every Velar trim is equipped with All-Wheel Drive (AWD) with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics (IDD). It continually optimizes the engine and torque distribution between the front and rear wheel. This gives the SUV improved traction in any road condition and on all terrain types.
The Range Rover Velar comes standard with the Terrain Response® system. It enables you to select a drive mode to match the type of terrain you’re taking on. It will optimize the engine, center differential, and chassis system to give you superior control. Upgrade to the available Terrain Response® 2, and you’ll have a system that will monitor the conditions for you. Then, it will automatically select the most suitable terrain setting.
The BMW X5 has a standard xDrive all-wheel drive system and an available xOff-Road Package. However, it doesn’t offer the standard off-roading ability that the Velar has.
Range Rover Velar vs BMW X5 Safety Features
Both of these SUVs have great safety and driver-assistive technologies. The BMW X5 offers the available Active Drive Assistant. This package includes Daytime Pedestrian Protection, Frontal Collision Warning with City Collision Mitigation, and Rear Cross Traffic Alert.
This package also includes Lane Departure Warning, which will warn you if your vehicle begins drifting out of a detected lane.
The Range Rover Velar also comes with a variety of standard safety technologies. These include:
- Emergency Braking
- Lane Keep Assist
- Front and Rear Parking Aid
- Rear Camera
The Driver Assist Package is available, as well, and will add seven additional driver-assistive technologies to your Velar. Adaptive Cruise Control, Blind Spot Assist, and Park Assist, are just a few of them.
With more safety options, the Velar is sure to keep you protected while out on the road.
Come Test Drive the Winner!
Drivers of Ventura, Camarillo, and Oxnard can clearly see that the 2019 Range Rover Velar has come out on top in this bout. It has more engine options, better off-road capabilities, and more standard safety features.
If you want to see for yourself how the Range Rover Velar stands up against the BMW X5, contact us at Land Rover Ventura. Schedule a test drive so you can experience this impressive SUV firsthand!