The X4 is more stylish than an X3 by a large margin, but those looks come at a cost.
We like the X3's relative versatility, but can see how some may would be willing to trad that cargo space for better looks.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class coupe is a natural competitor here, and we actually prefer the Merc's looks—only just.
Porsche's Macan makes a compelling offer, but its price can run into six-figure territory for a fully decked turbo.
Audi's SQ5 is just as brisk, but the X4's fastback roof is an obvious break between the two.
The Range Rover's Evoque isn't nearly as quick, but is equally stylish.
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|2017 BMW X4Browse Used Listings||2017 BMW X3Browse Used Listings||2017 Land Rover Range Rover EvoqueBrowse Used Listings||2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC ClassBrowse Used Listings||2017 Porsche MacanBrowse Used Listings|
|19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy|
|Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4||Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4|
|Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD||Small SUV 2WD||Small SUV 4WD|
|xDrive28i Sports Activity Coupe||sDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle||5 Door SE||GLC 300 SUV||AWD|
|All Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Four Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||All Wheel Drive|
|Sports Activity Coupe||Sports Activity Vehicle||5-Door||Sport Utility||Sport Utility|
|Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Automatic w/OD||Auto-Shift Manual w/OD|
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|2017 BMW X4 vs. 2017 BMW X3||2017 BMW X4 vs. 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque||2017 BMW X4 vs. 2017 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class||2017 BMW X4 vs. 2017 Porsche Macan|