CARS.COM — At first glance, this doesn’t seem like a fair fight. In one corner, we have the 2018 Land Rover Range Rover Velar, the latest model from the British experts on combining off-road capability with top-notch luxury. And in this corner, fighting out of Gothenburg, Sweden, is the comprehensively redesigned 2018 Volvo XC60 SUV from a company that has only recently embraced making “true” luxury vehicles and is known for safety more than anything else.
However, I had the chance to drive both of these vehicles from Land Rover and Volvo recently, and I was surprised to find that the models are much closer than their pedigrees (and their price tags) would suggest.
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