They’re both Range Rovers, they both exude sophistication and style, and they are both right at the top of the range of THE OUT’s fleet.
But for your roadtrip, should it be a Range Rover Sport or a Range Rover Velar? Beauty or...a beautiful beast.
Here’s our low-down on these two vehicles.
The Range Rover Velar: The design afficionado’s choice
Let’s start by digging into the Range Rover Velar, yours for £415 for a weekend away.
The design of the Range Rover Velar feels very futuristic. Sleek, beautiful, and the kind of vehicle that will turn heads on arrival.
It was designed with ‘reductionism’ in mind, so that explains where the flushing door handles, two 10-inch touchscreens in the dash, and the effortless minimalism exuding throughout the interior. If that wasn’t enough for you, the Velars in our fleet have massage seats. Yes, you read that right.
But this car isn’t just for city, tarmacked roads. It’s been ice tested to -20C, and has been designed and tested to provide a capable and comfortable driving experience. It has all of the performance you’d expect from a Range Rover.
Space-wise, it has 1985 litres of room in the boot, against the Range Rover Sport’s 1761. Both have got more than enough space for a real adventure, but if boot-space is the deciding factor, then the Velar is the one to go for.
Still keen to know more? Head over to the Range Rover Velar vehicles page for more information.
The Range Rover Sport: The ultimate performance vehicle
The Range Rover Sport, yours for £445 for a weekend away, is our top of the range vehicle, and when you get behind the wheel, you’ll know exactly why.
Compared to the Velar, it’s a heavier, more powerful and more capable off-road model. It’s also slightly bigger, 2 inches longer in length and wheelbase, and 3 inches wider. If you’re ready for the biggest vehicle in our fleet, and arriving in style means nothing but the biggest will do, then the Range Rover Sport is the one for you.
Interior-wise though, it’s certainly no slouch. It boasts the same 10-inch touchscreens in the centre console, and every part of the interior has been meticulously thought through, delivering the result that you would expect from this luxury SUV.
For those summer road trips where you want to feel the rush of the open road, the Range Rover Sport also has a sunroof that opens all the way, unlike the Velar, whose panoramic sunroof spans the roof but doesn’t retract.
Still keen to know more? Head over to the Range Rover Sport vehicles page for more information.
So what should you go for?
At THE OUT, we don’t like to be prescriptive. The Velar is perfect for those with a keen eye for design, who want to roadtrip in a vehicle that their friends and family may not have ever seen before. It’s a head-turner, a real beauty, and you soon realise why this was the product of over 15,000 people’s work.
The Range Rover Sport, on the other hand, is a true performance vehicle through and through. It cuts no corners, compromises on nothing, and delivers in every sense. If roadtripping in style means the biggest, highest performance vehicle that you can book with THE OUT, then the Range Rover Sport is the one for you.