2017 BMW X4 vs. Its Competition

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Aaron Cole Aaron Cole Managing Editor

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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Quick Specs
The 2017 BMW X4 is an alternative approach to tall-riding SUVs, if you can even call it that.
The 2017 BMW X3 continues its run as one of the best compact luxury SUVs on the market—even in the face of much newer competition.
The 2017 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque cloaks its off-road chops in street-smart, urbane style.
The Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class makes a terrific combination of the features and practical needs most buyers want in an attractive package.
The 2017 Porsche Macan may be smaller than the Cayenne, but it has almost all of the space and most of the rippling, muscular performance in a slightly less expensive package.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy19 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 25 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name    
xDrive28i Sports Activity CoupesDrive28i Sports Activity Vehicle5 Door SEGLC 300 SUVAWD
All Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveFour Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity CoupeSports Activity Vehicle5-DoorSport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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