The sights of New Orleans and Metairie, LA, would look a whole lot better from behind the wheel of a luxury SUV, wouldn't they? The 2020 Range Rover Velar and the 2020 Lexus RX 350 are highly competitive sports utility vehicles that can elevate every adventure.

In this comparison, you can evaluate these two SUVs and see how they measure up in terms of features and performance. Reach out to our team at Land Rover New Orleans if you want to learn more.

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Velar vs RX 350: Performance Specs

When you hit the throttle in a luxury vehicle, you want to hear the reassuring roar of a powerful engine. The 2020 Velar and the  RX 350 make good on that promise with potent powertrains.  

Every Lexus RX 350 is powered by a 3.5L V6 engine with 295 horsepower on tap. That's a solid number that delivers a knockout punch, but the Range Rover Velar offers four engines to choose from:

  • 2.0L Turbocharged 4-Cylinder - 247 horsepower
  • 3.0L Supercharged V6 - 340 horsepower
  • 3.0L Supercharged V6 - 380 horsepower
  • 5.0L Supercharged V8 - 550 horsepower

As you can see, the Range Rover Velar offers a far wider power band and much more powerful options. Choose the performance-tuned SVAutobiography Dynamic trim level and feel the thrill of that V8!

Tremendous Multimedia Technology

When you want to make a call, send a message, or manage your playlists in your luxury ride, these two vehicles have you covered. The Range Rover Velar and the Lexus RX 350 serve up intuitive infotainment via state-of-the-art multimedia systems.  

Both offer dual-screen systems that let you view multiple features at once. Show your navigation maps on the upper screen and audio info on the lower one! Keep in mind, though, that only the Range Rover Velar makes its dual-screen system-Touch Pro™ Duo-a standard feature.

Expect standard Apple CarPlay® and Android Auto™ in both these SUVs. They're the easiest way to connect your iPhone or Android device and use your apps on the go.

Adventure-Ready Cargo Space

As luxury SUVs, the 2020 Velar and the RX 350 offer spacious cargo bays. With the rear seats folded in the Lexus, you can make room for more adventure gear with 56.3 cubic feet of cargo space. Fold down the rear seats in the Range Rover Velar and you'll see a similar 60.2 cubic feet.

That's more than enough space for a couple bikes or your camping gear. When the rear seats are in use, you'll still have enough room to pack suitcases for that next family vacation you've been planning.

The Range Rover Velar has an advantage, though, over the Lexus RX 350 for those who lead athletic lifestyles. Its available Activity Key lets you lock and unlock your SUV without a traditional key fob. This waterproof wristband is perfect for the beach and hiking trails alike!

Is the Range Rover Velar or the Lexus RX 350 a Better Buy?

New Orleans and Metairie, LA, motorists will find so much to like in the 2020 Range Rover Velar and the 2020 Lexus RX 350. These luxury vehicles ooze style and promise the latest in convenience features.

However, the Range Rover Velar stands out for its supercharged engines and advanced technology. You can see those features in action when you book a test drive here. Stop by Land Rover New Orleans today!

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