2021 BMW X4 vs. Its Competition

2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i
Andrew Ganz Andrew Ganz Senior Editor

Definitely take a good look at the X3 parked across the dealer’s showroom.

It’s the same SUV right up until the cargo and rear-seat areas, and it’ll save you a good deal of money.

If you’re set on the sloping “coupe” roofline, have a look at the Mercedes GLC Coupe, which largely matches the X4’s virtues in a more evocative shape.

The Audi Q5—especially in SQ5 guise—is a thrill machine, though a new version is on the way.

The Land Rover Range Rover Evoque essentially invented the small crossover coupe segment, perhaps by accident, and it remains a compelling choice.

Don’t cross off the Alfa Romeo Stelvio, even though its conventional SUV shape may not appeal.

It’s far from refined, but it’s a joy to drive—especially in Ferrari-lite Quadrifoglio guise.

2021 BMW X4 xDrive30i2021 BMW X4
2021 Audi Q5 Sportback2021 Audi Q5
2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class (GLC300)2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC Class
2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque P250 R-Dynamic S2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
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Quick Specs
The 2021 BMW X4 is a crossover worth coveting, though our money would be on the more practical, cheaper, and really not much different X3.
The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
The 2021 Mercedes-Benz GLC-Class can be a soothing urban oasis—or a roaring twin-turbo V-8 track star. It’s your call.
The 2021 Alfa Romeo Stelvio sexy looks match its agile moves, but the interior package is compromised.
The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque emerges from finishing school with more refined road manners.
MSRP From    
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 28 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Gas/Electric I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4
EPA Class    
Small SUV 4WDSmall SUV 4WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 2WDSmall SUV 4WD
Style Name    
xDrive30i Sports Activity CoupePremium 45 TFSI quattroGLC 300 SUVRWDP250 S
All Wheel DriveAll Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel Drive
Passenger Capacity    
Passenger Doors    
Body Style    
Sports Activity Coupequattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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