2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 BMW X5 Comparison in Norwalk, CA

BMW offers no less than seven different Sports Activity Vehicles -- think SUVs and crossovers with more on-road agility and refinement than you get from a typically bulky, sluggish SUV. Each one features its own unique blend of comfort, performance and practicality. If you're considering both the 2020 BMW X4 and 2020 BMW X5 SUVs, take a look at the comparison below! With so many trim levels, appearance packages, features and options to choose from, there's more to finding your perfect BMW than simply picking the model that meets your needs. But it's a great place to start. We'll explain the key differences between the 2020 BMW X4 and the 2020 BMW X5 in three areas below. Then, we invite you to our Norwalk showroom to see them in person and find the exact model that calls to you.

2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 BMW X5 Exterior

BMW X4 vs X5 Size & Dimensions Differences

Hang on to your hats, because we're going in reverse numerical order to get started. See, the 2020 BMW X5 is a midsize SUV that comes standard with five seats, but you can add an optional third row to seat up to seven total passengers. Meanwhile, the smaller 2020 BMW X4 is actually derived from the 2020 BMW X3 compact SUV. The BMW X4 takes the shape of the X3 and rounds off the rear roofline for a coupe-like profile. While it reduces available cargo space, it provides enhanced aerodynamics and style in return.

With 35.5" of rear legroom, the 2020 BMW X4 is comfortable for up to five passengers for all the day's driving. Up to 50.5 cubic feet of cargo space with the rear seats folded will easily hold all the shopping bags and suitcases you may need to bring along. For increased comfort on that long family road trip, the 2020 BMW X5 increases rear legroom to 37.4" and ups cargo space to 72.3 cubic feet.

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2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 BMW X5 Interior

BMW X4 vs X5 Technology Comparison

Both these cars provide standard crisp LED headlights and sharp-looking LED daytime running lights so you can better see and be seen. On the 2020 BMW X5, you'll also get Adaptive Headlight technology, which can adjust individual headlight beams to reduce glare for oncoming traffic while maintaining good visibility down the road. That's a feature absent from the 2020 BMW M4's options list.

Climbing inside, both cars feature iDrive multimedia with a digital gauge cluster and central touchscreen display. Both models also come standard with Bluetooth® and Apple CarPlay™ for hands-free smartphone usage. In the 2020 BMW X5, you will find a larger touchscreen to match its roomier interior.

There are a few exclusive bits of technology on the 2020 BMW X5 as well. It features standard Speed Limit Info technology. So you don't have to constantly scan the shoulder for road signs, a front-facing camera on the X5 watches the road ahead for you for speed limit signs, and stores the current speed limit info in the dashboard for your easy reference. As an available option, you can also add a road trip-ready rear-seat entertainment system with a pair of front-headrest-mounted touchscreen displays. These items can't be had on the smaller BMW X4.

2020 BMW X4 vs 2020 BMW X5 Features

BMW X4 vs X5 Performance Comparison

With its efficient yet powerful turbocharged four-cylinder engine and standard all-wheel drive, the 2020 BMW X4 xDrive30i  is an outstanding value in the luxury compact SUV class. 248 standard horsepower will usher you form 0-60 MPH in a brief 6.0 seconds. Its bigger brother the 2020 BMW X5 sDrive40i comes standard with rear-wheel drive and a turbocharged six-cylinder engine. That engine delivers 335 horsepower and allows it to surge from 0-60 MPH in just 5.2 seconds. Of course, xDrive all-wheel drive is also available on the 2020 BMW X5. In both models, an 8-speed automatic transmission with satisfying paddle shifters and Launch Control provides quickness, poise and driver control.

If you demand truly ferocious performance from your next SUV, both the 2020 BMW X4 and X5 are offered in an M-Performance trim that offers track-ready performance! Step up to the 2020 BMW X4 M40i and get a 382 horsepower six-cylinder engine, or pick the 2020 BMW X5 M50i equipped with a massive 523 horsepower twin-turbocharged V12! Both these M-Performance editions zip you from 0-60 MPH in less than 5 seconds.

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At $51,100 (starting MSRP) the 2020 BMW X4 costs about $10,000 less than the 2020 BMW X5 when equipped with all-wheel drive. The 2020 BMW X5 is $58,900 (starting MSRP) in rear-wheel drive guise and $61,200 (starting MSRP) with xDrive AWD. If you've got room in your budget for the BMW X5 but don't need the extra space or family-friendly features, the M-tuned 2020 BMW X4 M40i is an exciting option at $61,000 (starting MSRP).

2020 BMW X4 2020 BMW X5
$51,100 Starting MSRP* $58,900
5 Seats Passenger Capacity 5 Or 7 Seats
50.5 Cubic Feet Maximum Cargo Volume 72.3 Cubic Feet
35.5" 2nd-Row Legroom 37.4"
248 Standard Horsepower 335
258 Standard Torque (lb-ft) 330
23 MPG City / 27 MPG Highway Fuel Economy 21 MPG City / 26 MPG Highway
12 Speakers, 205 Watts Audio System 10 Speakers, 205 Watts
Standard Automatic City Collision Mitigation and Braking Standard
Standard Power Tailgate Standard

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