When comparing the BMW X4's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the BMW X4 has the advantage in the areas of new vehicle base pricing, typical lower range of pricing for one- to five-year-old used cars, and resale value. The BMW X5 has the advantage in the areas of fuel efficiency, reliability, overall quality score and base engine power. Based on this comparison of the BMW X4's and the BMW X5's specifications and ratings, the BMW X5 is a better car than the BMW X4.
BMW X4 vs. BMW X5 Pricing
A used 2024 BMW X4 ranges from $58,153 to $74,028 while a used 2024 BMW X5 is priced between $65,912 to $96,463. For a new model, the BMW X4's price is between $58,657 and $75,511, with the BMW X5 priced between $70,091 and $103,721.
BMW X4 vs. BMW X5 Resale/Retained Value
Looking at the 5-year depreciation rate for both models, the BMW X4 loses 47.7 percent of its value and the BMW X5 loses 53.8 percent of its value. This means the BMW X4 retains 6 percentage points more of its value and has the advantage of higher resale value versus the BMW X5.
BMW X4 vs. BMW X5 Quality Rating
The iSeeCars Overall Quality rating for the BMW X4 is 7.5 out of 10 while the BMW X5's quality rating is 7.8 out of 10. This results in the BMW X4 being ranked 22 out of 60 Best Luxury 5-seater SUVs and the BMW X5 being ranked 16 out of 60. Out of 67 Best Luxury Crossover SUVs, the BMW X4 is ranked 27 and the BMW X5 is ranked 20.
BMW X4 vs. BMW X5 Reliability Rating
iSeeCars’ Reliability Rating for the BMW X4 is 7.1 out of 10. For the BMW X5 the reliability rating is 8.4 out of 10. This gives the BMW X5 an advantage in reliability compared to the BMW X4.
Engine Power and Fuel Efficiency Comparison
For engine performance, the BMW X4’s base engine makes 248 horsepower, and the BMW X5 base engine makes 375 horsepower. The X4 is rated to deliver an average of 24 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 482 miles. The X5 is rated to deliver an average of 25 miles per gallon, with a highway range of 591 miles. This gives the BMW X5 the fuel efficiency and maximum range advantage over the BMW X4. Both models use premium unleaded.
Safety Ratings Comparison
The BMW X5 has an average safety rating of 4 out of 5 Stars based on NHTSA's crash test ratings.