Parkers overall rating: 4.2 out of 5 4.2

Should you buy a BMW X4?

Objectively, the BMW X4 doesn’t make as much sense as the X3 with which it shares the majority of its components. The X3 is cheaper to buy and finance, more practical and more relaxing to drive, and should better suit those who are choosing this kind of car as a family runaround.

However, if you’re considering something like an X4, chances are your priorities revolve around the way it looks and drives, and the more rakish styling of the X4 and its sportier drive will work in its favour here.

There’s plenty of choice in terms of engines and performance is strong across the range, plus the interior is high quality, but we’d save some money and go for the regular X3 as it’s a much more rounded car. 

Read on for the full Parkers BMW X4 SUV review