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BMW X4 vs Porsche Macan

The BMW X4 is a sporty SUV designed to upstage the Porsche Macan. It'll have to be hugely fast, agile and classy to succeed

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Our verdict

Those looking for a stylish and fast premium SUV that’s good to drive could do a lot worse than the BMW X4. It’s great to drive, is fairly practical and comes with an extremely generous standard kit list.

Unfortunately for the X4, the Porsche Macan is even better and just edges the win. It might not be as well equipped or as spacious in the back, but it’s even better to drive, more refined, has a plusher interior and will cost you less to own over three years.

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1st – Porsche Macan

For Fun handling; high-quality interior; superior refinement; slow depreciation

Against No discounts; not as well equipped; a bit tight in the back

Verdict Fantastic to drive and great to live with

Rated 4 out of 5

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2nd – BMW X4

For Strong engine; great auto gearbox; better rear space; more standard kit

Against Shallow boot; wind and engine noise; faster depreciation

Verdict A quality SUV that’s good to drive, but the Macan is the better all-rounder

Rated 4 out of 5

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