Three automobiles that prove power and elegance can work together seamlessly.
2018 Range Rover Velar R-Dynamic HSE
When Land Rover states that their 2018 Range Rover Velar is their “most refined and capable medium SUV” starting at $49,900, the undivided attention of a true auto enthusiast will surely follow. The Velar’s striking looks earned the prestigious 2018 World Car Awards Design of the Year. The basic and S editions are equipped with a 2.0L 247 horsepower turbocharged 4-cylinder engine, while the reviewed HSE pounds its chest with a 3.0L Supercharged 6-cylinder heart delivering 380 horsepower.
Fuel Economy: 18 city/ 24 highway/ 20 combined
Base Price: $49,900; as reviewed, $77,100
Thanks to the 6.2-liter supercharged HEMI V8 heart engineered by SRT, the result is a top speed of 180 mph and 645 lb-ft of torque credited to 707 horses under the hood. Its signature Selec-Track System’s five modes—Auto, Sport, Track, Snow and Tow (up to 7,200 pounds)—adapt to virtually any road condition, and the revered Brembo brake system for both front and back provide the necessary safety net to boost driving confidence. It’s a gamechanger.
Fuel Economy:11 city/ 17 highway/ 13 combined
Base Price: $85,900/ $90,880 as reviewed
The 2018 Navigator Black Label Yacht Club Theme Edition is undoubtedly the most opulent Lincoln yet. The twin-turbocharged 3.5L V6, 450-horsepower engine with 10-speed transmission has this ship sailing smoothly on its Ebony Black 22-inch wheels and glistening lattice grille. Amenities include self-parking, panoramic vista roof, trailer back-up assist, 20-speaker Revel Ultima Audio System, centered 12-inch instrument cluster, 4G modem with WiFi, power illuminated running boards, and Apple CarPlay, Sync 3 infotainment system.
Fuel Economy: 16 city/ 21 highway/ 18 combined
Base Price: $93,705/$97,125 fully equipped as reviewed