Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN: is Velar good enough to beat Macan?

2018 Range Rover VELAR vs. 2017 Porsche MACAN comparison2018 Range Rover VELAR vs. 2017 Porsche MACAN comparison

We gathered some interesting technical details about two very popular luxury mid-size crossover SUV’s, Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan. This comparison is based on technical details only and is not a real life review or test drive. But we are sure it will give you a valuable info about these two cars standing head to head.

Video comparison: Velar vs Macan

Basic info

Range Rover Velar

Manufacturer: Jaguar Land Rover
Production: 2017 –
Model Years: 2018 – present
Class: Mid-size luxury crossover SUV
Assembly: Solihull plant, Solihull, United Kingdom

Porsche Macan

Manufacturer: Porsche AG
Production: 2014 –
Model Years: 2015 – present
Class: Compact luxury crossover SUV
Assembly: Leipzig, Germany

Exterior dimensions: Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN

range rover velar vs porsche macan exterior dimensions length width height wheelbase ground clearance

Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN: exterior dimensions (length, width, height, wheelbase, ground clearance)

The first thing we notice looking at Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan is that Velar appears to be quite larger from the outside. Velar is more than 100 mm (4 inches) longer and wider than Macan, and also a bit higher. This difference definitely promises a more spacious interior. Range Rover Velar has a bit higher ground clearance. Both vehicles have the air suspension option, which offers a bit more ground clearance. But with or without, comparing ground clearance of Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan, the English is higher from the ground.

Range Rover Velar has a bit higher ground clearance. Both vehicles have the air suspension option, which offers a bit more ground clearance. But with or without, comparing ground clearance of Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan, the English is higher from the ground.

Interior dimensions: Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN

range rover velar vs porsche macan interior dimensions leg head shoulder room

Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN: interior dimensions (leg room, head room, shoulder room)

Since Range Rover Velar is larger from the outside than Porsche Macan, it is right to assume it will offer more room in the interior. And the measurement confirms that. The difference is most noticeable in the leg room section, where Velar can offer 184 mm / 7.2 inches more leg room front and 125 mm / 4.9 inches more legroom for the second-row passengers.

Cargo volume: Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan cargo volume luggage compartment boot space

Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN: cargo volume

We are not saying Porsche Macan has a small luggage compartment, but Velar’s extra centimeters and inches are also showing in the size of the boot. The basic luggage compartment in Range Rover Velar is 173 liters bigger, and if the rear seats are folded, the difference gets even bigger. Besides the extra length, it is also the shape of both cars that makes the difference.

Engines: Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan engines petrol diesel displacement max power torque

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan: engines (petrol, diesel, displacement, max power, max torque)

Both cars offer petrol and diesel engine options. Looking at the numbers, Range Rover Velar offers a wide range of both, while Macan namely has a diesel option, but it mainly focuses on its powerful petrol engines. The weakest Macan is much more powerful than the weakest Velar, and the same story continues with the most powerful engines of both cars.

Performance: Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan performance top speed acceleration

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan: performance (top speed, acceleration 0-100 km/h, 0-62 mph)

Smaller dimensions and more powerful engines give Porsche Macan quite a big advantage in the performance section, top speed and 0-100 km/h (0-62 mph) acceleration times. Do not be misguided, Range Rover Velar is a very fast and quick crossover/SUV. But compared to Porsche Macan, Velar figures appear to be far behind.

Price: Range Rover VELAR vs Porsche MACAN

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan usa germany uk price

Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan: price (USA, Germany, UK)

The base model price comparison between Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan shows almost no difference in all the compared countries. Therefore, the price will not be the decisive factor in choosing between these two great cars.

Final comparison

As already stated above, the price will not be a decisive factor when choosing between Range Rover Velar vs Porsche Macan because the basic model is available for virtually the same amount.

The difference, of course, exists elsewhere. Both cars are sporty and prestigious. Both are well-equipped and have superior performance on the road.
However, Range Rover Velar is slightly more turned toward prestige, while the Porsche Macan favors the direction of sportiness.

More video comparisons of Range Rover Velar and Porsche Macan vs competition

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