2017 BMW X4 review

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BMW X4 highlights

Customer rating


  • Performance engine options
  • Luxurious cabin
  • Comfortable ride


  • Small rear seat
  • Poor rear-view visibility
  • Limited cargo space

Mileage (EPA estimate)

19 city, 26 highway, 21 combined

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A spunky SUV with loads of luxury

Some days, you just want an SUV with a comfortable ride and lots of luxury. On other days, a high-performance engine would be nice. With the 2017 BMW X4, you can always have both. The X4 blends power and comfort and throws in all-wheel drive, so you'll always be prepared no matter the weather. Whether planning your next adventure or running errands around town, the X4 is ready and willing whenever you're ready to go.

All BMW X4 years

What is new for the 2017 BMW X4?

  • The XDrive35i trim has been discontinued for 2017.
  • X4 trims have been upgraded with Rear View Camera and Tow Hitch as standard equipment this year.
  • Heated Steering Wheel and Apple CarPlay features are now available as options on select trims.
  • The XDrive28i trim now comes with Leather Seats as standard equipment.

BMW X4 photos

5 reasons to buy the 2017 BMW X4

1. Superb engine options 

The X4 reminds you that just because you're shopping for an SUV, that doesn't mean you can't have a little fun too. The xDrive28i has a 2.0L turbocharged four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower that won't disappoint. But if you're looking for a thrill ride, shop for the M40i with its 3.0L turbocharged six-cylinder that delivers 360 hp and will take you from zero to 60 mph in just 4.7 seconds. With either of these engine options, you can't go wrong with the X4's performance.  

2. Traction where you need it 

You never know what the weather will be like from day to day, and with the 2017 BMW X4, you don't need to. Every 2017 X4 comes standard with all-wheel drive that transfers power to wheels that need it most for optimum traction. The system works automatically in the background so that you can focus on the road ahead.  

3. Luxury aplenty  

The 2017 X4 packs plenty of features into its small frame. The X4 comes with power-adjustible leather seats, with driver memory on all trim levels. A leather-wrapped steering wheel with paddle shifters will maximize your driving experience. Shop for an X4 with an available hands-free liftgate access with a foot sensor to increase your luxury amenities even further.  

4. Style in spades 

The low profile and wide stance of the X4 will catch any eye. The 18-inch wheels on the xDrive28i will have you rolling up to any destination looking classy. Shop for the M40i to increase the size to 19-inch wheels and add a show-stopping aerodynamic body kit.  

5. Lots of tech options 

The xDrive28i comes with a USB connection for your devices to pump your tunes through the nine-speaker stereo system. Wireless phone charging, available Wi-Fi hotspot, and Apple CarPlay® integration are available as an option on some trim levels, as is a navigation system.

This means you'll always be connected to your favorite tunes or podcasts. 

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Ratings & reliability

Customer ratings

Above Average

RepairPal gave the BMW X4 an overall reliability rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars, which RepairPal describes as Above Average. This rating ranks BMW X4 16th out of 29 among Luxury Midsize SUVs.

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BMW X4 features and specs

M40I 4WD/AWD 4D Sport Utility

Standard Features

  • 4WD/AWD
  • ABS Brakes
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alloy Wheels
  • AM/FM Stereo
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Automatic Transmission
  • Auxiliary Audio Input
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • CD Audio
  • Cruise Control
  • Harman Kardon Sound
  • Leather Seats
  • Memory Seat(s)
  • Parking Sensors
  • Power Hatch/Deck Lid
  • Power Locks
  • Power Mirrors
  • Power Seat(s)
  • Power Windows
  • Rear Defroster
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Satellite Radio Ready
  • Side Airbags
  • Smart Key
  • Sunroof(s)
  • Tow Hitch
  • Traction Control
  • Turbo Charged Engine
  • 20 Inch Plus Wheels
  • Apple CarPlay
  • Automated Cruise Control
  • Blind Spot Monitor
  • Front Seat Heaters
  • Full Roof Rack
  • Head Up Display
  • Heated Steering Wheel
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Navigation System
  • Rear Seat Heaters
  • Rear View Camera
  • Run Flat Tires
  • Running Boards
  • Smart Key

Drive Wheels

All Wheel Drive (4WD/AWD)

Engine size




Torque (ft-lbs)


Engine type

Turbo Gas

Fuel capacity




Overall length






Leg room

F 40.4"/R 34.8"

Head room

F 40"/R 37.4"

Front tires


Rear tires


Seating capacity


Max towing capacity

350/3500 lbs.



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