2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 Porsche Macan Comparison in Norwalk, CA

The 2020 BMW M4 is a Sports Activity Vehicle that defies conventions. Its stylish BMW look, impressive capability, and refined luxury all combine to make a vehicle that's nothing short of stunning. Of course, there are SUVs from other luxury brands that might attempt to steal the crown from the BMW X4. The Porsche Macan is one such SUV. But, try as it may, it still can't match what BMW gives you. See how they compare on this page before taking the new BMW X4 for a test drive!

Front three-quarters view of a BMW X4

2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 Porsche Macan: Design

Both of these vehicles leave behind clunky SUV styling, favoring instead a sleek, car-like look. We feel that the BMW X4 is a better example of this, with its kidney grille and muscular sculpting. Of course, tastes are subjective. But the standard design features you'll find on each vehicle aren't subjective, and BMW excels here. For example, the 2020 BMW X4 comes standard with a panoramic moonroof that adds brightness to the interior of the SAV. The Porsche Macan only offers a moonroof as an available upgrade. You'll also get 19-inch wheels on the BMW X4, but only 18-inch wheels on the Macan. And when it comes to utility, the BMW X4 has almost a whole cubic foot more cargo space behind the second row of seating than the Porsche Macan. Features like this supplement the superior look of the BMW X4 to create an SAV that's as refined as it is attractive.


BMW X4 interior with Live Cockpit Professional showing

2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 Porsche Macan: Interior Features

You'll notice that the BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan have similar touchscreens in the central stack. The touchscreen in the 2020 BMW X4 is 10.25 inches, and the touchscreen in the Porsche Macan is 10.9 inches. But once you get settled behind the wheel, you'll notice a large difference: the instrument cluster. The instrument cluster in the Porsche Macan includes a 4.8-inch color display. The BMW X4, on the other hand, includes Live Cockpit Professional. This customizable instrument cluster includes a 12.3-inch display that puts information front and center. But it's not just interior technology where the BMW X4 excels. Its power-adjustable front seats offer greater directional control than those in the Porsche Macan, and they come with power seatback side bolster support and a driver's seat memory function (both available upgrades only in the Porsche). Even the audio system in the BMW X4 is more advanced; it has twelve speakers, while the standard system in the Porsche Macan has ten.

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BMW X4 driving

2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 Porsche Macan: Performance

These two vehicles have remarkably similar performance. Both engines generate 248 horsepower. And, while the Porsche Macan has greater torque than the BMW X4, the Macan only accelerates from 0 to 60 mph 0.1 seconds faster than the BMW X4. Both vehicles even come standard with all-wheel drive for extra grip around corners. But the M Sport suspension in the BMW X4 is something that must be experienced to be believed. It complements the near-perfect 50/50 weight distribution to create a sporty, engaged driving feel.


BMW X4 parked

2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 Porsche Macan: Driver Assistance Technology

When it comes to your safety, the BMW X4 is the superior choice. It comes standard with Active Guard, which includes frontal collision warning and Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking. This feature even includes Daytime Pedestrian Detection. While you'll find some standard driver assistance features in the Porsche Macan, automatic braking is not one of them. If you do get into an accident, the standard BMW Assist eCall™ in the X4 can call authorities with the SOS button. This feature is lacking in the Porsche Macan.

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2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 Porsche Macan: Value

Despite similar performance and improved features, the BMW X4 is less expensive than the Porsche Macan. Comparing entry-level MSRP, you'd save $1,000 by getting the BMW X4! We invite you to experience the BMW X4 for yourself at McKenna BMW.

2020 BMW X42020 Porsche Macan
$51,100Starting MSRP*$52,100
248Standard Horsepower248
258 lb.-ft.Standard Torque273 lb.-ft.
6 SecondsAcceleration (0-60 mph)6.1 Seconds
18.5 cu. ft.Cargo Capacity17.6 cu. ft.
28 Highway / 23 CityGas Mileage (MPG)23 Highway / 21 City
10-Way Power Adjustable Sport SeatsFront Seats8-Way Power Adjustable Seats
Standard Panoramic MoonroofMoonroofAvailable Upgrade
19"Standard Wheel Diameter18"
12 SpeakersStandard Audio System10 Speakers

*MSRP excludes destination & handling fee of $995, tax, title, license, and registration.