Latest issue of Car and Driver, the actual magazine in hard copy, the preferred reading material when I am "dropping the kids off at the pool" in the morning. Nice three-page side by side of these stablemates, and the results are as you all expect. The Velar was given higher marks for interior and comfort, but the FP won overall with exterior and performance. They used the 30t Portfolio LE and P250 R-Dynamic, both close in HP and weight, but the FP was over a full second quicker to 60, faster 1/4 mile, faster top speed, faster rolling start by over two seconds (5-60), faster through their road loop, and shorter braking. The Velar got points for having an extra half-inch ground clearance, and for the adjustable ride height (along with a better interior finish, though the multiple touch screens were criticized). Bottom line: The F-PACE is a "more engaging SUV with an abundance of driver ambition that encourages hustling, while the Rover merely tolerates it." That, and the FP sticker price came in over $3K less than the Velar.