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.

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Quick Specs
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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.
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The 2021 Audi Q5 crossover puts a new face on a best-selling formula that doesn’t show signs of getting old.
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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.
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The 2020 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque emerges from finishing school with more refined road manners.
MSRP From    
$51,600$43,300$43,200$41,500$42,650
Gas Mileage    
14 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy18 MPG City / 64 MPG Hwy15 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy17 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy20 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy
Engine    
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 Sport Utility Vehicles 4WD
Style Name    
xDrive30i Sports Activity CoupePremium 45 TFSI quattroGLC 300 SUVRWDP250 S
Drivetrain    
All WheelAll WheelRear Wheel DriveRear Wheel DriveAll Wheel
Passenger Capacity    
55555
Passenger Doors    
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Body Style    
Sports Activity Coupequattro Sport UtilitySport UtilitySport UtilitySport Utility
Transmission    
Automatic w/ODAuto-Shift Manual w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/ODAutomatic w/OD
Detailed Spec Comparison
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