2021 BMW X4

2021 BMW X4

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 Porsche Macan

2021 BMW X4 vs. 2021 Porsche Macan


If you are looking for a sporty crossover that can handle everyday motoring needs, the 2021 BMW X4 is your best bet. With a spacious cabin and a sporty ‘coupe’ look, the 2021 X4 looks and drives like a true sports SUV. It is also very comfortable with good ground clearance for those days when you want to go off-road. That said, the 2021 BMW X4 is a car you are likely to fall in love with.

The 2021 Porsche Macan on the other hand comes with a fairly spacious cabin and delivers a comfortable ride. Trunk space is a problem though and handling is not quite what you would expect from an SUV of this pedigree.

Design & Style

The 2021 BMW X4 comes with a redesigned body that features aggressively-flared wheel arches and a sporty look. This makes this SUV stand out in any environment. The cabin has a luxury feel with high-quality materials used all through the roomy interior.

For a car that comes with the Porsche pedigree, the 2021 Macan will disappoint many buyers. The interior is full of hard plastic materials and there are few cubbies to place objects. While the exterior design is excellent, do not expect much in the cabin.

Technology & Safety  

As one would expect from a BMW, the 2021 X4 comes with a host of tech and safety features. A 10.3-inch infotainment display is standard and operating it is easy. The 2021 X4 also offers integrated navigation as standard. Smartphone connectivity rounds off an impressive list of standard tech features.

The 2021 Porsche Macan also features a variety of tech options. These include wireless charging and USB ports. Compared to the 2021 X4 however, the offerings here are meager. Most of the features on the 2021 X4 that are standard are options here. Given how pricey Porsches are, this was a rather odd decision by Porsche.


In the base model of the 2021 BMW X4, you get a twin-turbo 2-liter engine that delivers an impressive 240hp. The engine is finely tuned and powers the 2021 X4 with ease. If you need more power, BMW offers a 3-liter variant. The car handles beautifully and the ride is quiet even at high speeds.

With the 2021 Porsche Macan, you get a 2-liter turbocharged engine that delivers superb performance. Porsche offers a twin-turbo variant as a more expensive option, which delivers a ride quality that is comparable to the 2021 X4. Handling is a little problematic and the Macan is not as nimble as one would expect.

The Bottom Line

While both the 2021 BMW X4 and the Porsche Macan are listed as luxury SUVs, the reality is that only one of them truly feels like a luxury SUV. The 2021 X6 is more comfortable, rides better, and offers way more tech features than the Macan. For this reason, the BMW easily wins this comparison.

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