Terrain

Range Rover Velar

Zero to 30 MPH

2.8 sec

3 sec

Zero to 60 MPH

7.2 sec

8.4 sec

45 to 65 MPH Passing

4.7 sec

5.4 sec

Quarter Mile

15.6 sec

16.5 sec

Speed in 1/4 Mile

93 MPH

88 MPH

Fuel Economy and Range

On the EPA test cycle the Terrain gets better fuel mileage than the Range Rover Velar:

MPG

Terrain

FWD

1.5 turbo 4-cyl.

26 city/30 hwy

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

22 city/28 hwy

AWD

1.5 turbo 4-cyl.

25 city/28 hwy

2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/26 hwy

Range Rover Velar

AWD

P250 2.0 turbo 4-cyl.

21 city/27 hwy

P380 3.0 supercharged V6

18 city/24 hwy

To lower fuel costs and make buying fuel easier, the GMC Terrain uses regular unleaded gasoline (premium recommended with the 2.0 turbo 4-cyl. engine for maximum performance). The Range Rover Velar requires premium, which can cost 20 to 55 cents more per gallon.

The Terrain has a standard cap-less fueling system. The fuel filler is automatically opened when the fuel nozzle is inserted and automatically closed when it’s removed. This eliminates the need to unscrew and replace the cap and it reduces fuel evaporation, which causes pollution. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a cap-less fueling system.

Transmission

A nine-speed automatic is standard on the GMC Terrain, for better acceleration and lower engine speed on the highway. Only an eight-speed automatic is available for the Range Rover Velar.

Brakes and Stopping

The Terrain stops shorter than the Range Rover Velar:

Terrain

Range Rover Velar

60 to 0 MPH

128 feet

130 feet

Consumer Reports

Tires and Wheels

The Terrain has a standard easy tire fill system. When inflating the tires, the vehicle’s integrated tire pressure sensors keep track of the pressure as the tires fill and tell the driver when the tires are inflated to the proper pressure. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer vehicle monitored tire inflation.

Suspension and Handling

The Terrain Denali AWD handles at .79 G’s, while the Range Rover Velar S pulls only .77 G’s of cornering force in a Motor Trend skidpad test.

The Terrain Denali AWD executes Motor Trend’s “Figure Eight” maneuver 1.1 seconds quicker than the Range Rover Velar S (27.5 seconds @ .64 average G’s vs. 28.6 seconds @ .57 average G’s).

For better maneuverability, the Terrain w/17” wheels’ turning circle is .7 feet tighter than the Range Rover Velar’s (37.4 feet vs. 38.1 feet).

Chassis

The GMC Terrain may be more efficient, handle and accelerate better because it weighs about 550 to 650 pounds less than the Land Rover Range Rover Velar.

The Terrain is 6.6 inches shorter than the Range Rover Velar, making the Terrain easier to handle, maneuver and park in tight spaces.

The Terrain is 7.6 inches narrower than the Range Rover Velar, making the Terrain easier to handle and maneuver in traffic.

The front grille of the Terrain uses electronically controlled shutters to close off airflow and reduce drag when less engine cooling is needed. This helps improve highway fuel economy. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer active grille shutters.

The Terrain uses computer-generated active noise cancellation to help remove annoying noise and vibration from the passenger compartment, especially at low frequencies. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer active noise cancellation.

Passenger Space

The Terrain has 1.9 inches more front headroom, .6 inches more front legroom, .5 inches more rear headroom and 2.5 inches more rear legroom than the Range Rover Velar.

Ergonomics

The Terrain (except SL) offers a remote vehicle starting system, so the vehicle can be started from inside the driver's house. This allows the driver to comfortably warm up the engine before going out to the vehicle. The climate system will also automatically heat or cool the interior. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a remote starting system.

The Terrain’s instruments include an oil pressure gauge and a temperature gauge - which could save your engine! Often ‘idiot lights’ don’t warn you until damage has been done. The Range Rover Velar does not have an oil pressure gauge.

To shield the driver and front passenger’s vision over a larger portion of the windshield and side windows, the Terrain has standard extendable sun visors. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer extendable visors.

The Terrain (except SL) offers an optional 115-volt a/c outlet on the center console, allowing you to recharge a laptop or run small household appliances without special adapters that can break or get misplaced. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a house-current electrical outlet.

Model Availability

The Terrain is available in both front-wheel drive and four-wheel drive configurations. The Range Rover Velar doesn’t offer a two-wheel drive configuration.

Recommendations

The GMC Terrain outsold the Land Rover Range Rover Velar by almost seven to one during 2018.

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