Range Rover Velar SUV - Reliability & safety

The Range Rover Velar lacks some of the latest autonomous systems and Land Rover’s reputation for reliability isn’t the best

Carbuyer Rating

4.1 out of 5

Owners Rating

3.5 out of 5

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Reliability & safety Rating

3.5 out of 5

The Range Rover Velar didn’t feature in the top 75 cars from the 2021 DriverPower owner satisfaction survey, but as a brand Land Rover didn’t fare particularly well and finished in a lowly 22nd place. At least safety isn't a worry, thanks to a five-star safety rating from Euro NCAP.

Range Rover Velar reliability

While there’s no data specific to the Range Rover Velar, contributing to the Land Rover brand’s poor overall result for customer satisfaction is a particularly sub-par reputation for reliability, with 30.30% of Land Rover owners reporting faults with their cars.

Safety

The Range Rover Velar was tested by Euro NCAP in Autumn 2017 and received a reassuring five-star crash-test result. This was the result of impressive scores of 93% and 85% respectively in the adult and child occupant protection categories. The Velar also achieved an impressive 74% for pedestrian safety.

All Velars come with autonomous emergency braking and emergency braking assistance (that helps apply full braking pressure in an emergency stop scenario), adds blind spot assist, adaptive cruise control and high-speed emergency braking. Upgrade to the Driver Assist Pack (a hefty £1,565 on the entry model) and you’ll also get adaptive cruise control, blind-spot warnings and sensors designed to warn the driver of any passing traffic when reversing.

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