2016 BMW X4 vs. Its Competition

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Martin Padgett Martin Padgett Editorial Director

The X4 competes in a world of good-looking SUVs that aren't as practical, nor as efficient, and cost a lot.

In other words, congratulations on your choice of style over substance.

The X3 is a practical competitor, mostly because it has more usable space and fits more people.

The GLC Class looks the part, but lacks the performance punch found in the xDrive35i.

Porsche's Macan is on the other end of the spectrum by offering far more performance, but with an unusable backseat.

The Audi Q5 is a reasonable alternative, but nowhere near as fun to drive without opting for the SQ5.

The Range Rover Evoque is tempting, but its turbo-4 feels gutless at points.

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Quick Specs
The 2016 BMW X4 grasps for attention, while it drops the cargo-carrying, off-roading SUV pretense.
The 2016 Audi Q5 offers one of the greatest range of powertrain choices in its class, ensuring that almost anyone can find a version of this handsome small crossover to fit their tastes.
The stylish 2016 BMW X3 skips the ruggedness thing entirely and instead succeeds in being one of the sportiest and tech-loaded yet fuel-efficient compact crossovers.
The 2016 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque breaks through with a more urban, street-smart style and tones down the off-road chops.
The M-Class gets a new lease on luxury-crossover life as the 2016 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class—and it's joined by a swoopy new Coupe variant.
The 2016 Porsche Macan has almost all the rippling, muscular performance of the bigger Cayenne, in a slightly more compact, slightly less expensive package.
MSRP From     
Gas Mileage     
18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 34 MPG Hwy21 MPG City / 30 MPG Hwy13 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 23 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Premium Unleaded V-6Twin Turbo Premium Unleaded V-6
EPA Class     
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDStandard SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name     
AWD 4-Door xDrive28iquattro 4-Door 2.0T PremiumRWD 4-Door sDrive28i5-Door HB SERWD 4-Door GLE 350AWD 4-Door S
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity     
Passenger Doors     
Body Style     
Sports Activity Coupequattro Sport UtilitySports Activity Vehicle5-DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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