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2016 BMW X4

$26,363 — $40,739 USED
Sport Utility
5 Seats
21-23 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?
(4.8) 8 reviews

The Good

  • Interior materials quality
  • Front-seat comfort
  • M Sport appearance package
  • Power liftgate standard

The Bad

  • Exterior design reduces cargo utility
  • Backseat accessibility
  • M Sport suspension too firm for some
  • Not enough differentiation from X3
  • Price
2016 BMW X4 exterior side view

What to Know

about the 2016 BMW X4
  • Shares X3 platform, but styled like an X6
  • Choice of turbo four-cylinder or turbo six-cylinder engine
  • Eight-speed automatic standard
  • All-wheel drive standard

Our Take

from the Cars.com expert editorial team

What Is the 2016 BMW X4?

The 2016 BMW X4 is a four-door, five-seat SUV with coupe styling that competes with luxury SUVs like the Land Rover Range Rover Evoque and the Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe. Trim levels include the BMW X4 xDrive28i, xDrive35i and M40i. It's based on the more traditionally styled BMW X3, covered separately.

What's New on the 2016 BMW X4?

The 2016 BMW X4 is unchanged from the 2015 model.

How Does the 2016 BMW X4 Compare to Other Luxury SUVs?

Though marketed as a "sports activity coupe," the 2016 BMW X4 is still a four-door SUV like the Range Rover Evoque. The Evoque, which is also available in a two-door body style, offers a lower overall weight, better handling and stronger rear visibility.

What Features in the 2016 BMW X4 Are Most Important?

The 2016 BMW X4 comes standard with a turbocharged 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that produces 240 horsepower. The xDrive35i comes with a 300-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six, and the M40i has a 355-hp, turbocharged 3.0-liter inline-six. All configurations are equipped with standard all-wheel drive and an eight-speed automatic transmission. Significant standard features include rear parking sensors, a leather-wrapped steering wheel, automatic air conditioning, a power moonroof and a power liftgate. As with all new cars, front airbags, an electronic stability system and antilock brakes are standard.

Significant available features include a backup camera, a blind spot warning system, a head-up display, automatic parallel parking, leather upholstery, a navigation system, a Harman Kardon surround-sound system, adaptive suspension, a heated steering wheel and heated front and rear seats.

Should I Buy the 2016 BMW X4?

The 2016 BMW X4 offers excellent front-seat comfort and premium interior materials. Its M Sport appearance package and standard power liftgate are highlights as well, but a small cargo area and limited backseat accessibility limit its practicality, and some find the M Sport suspension too stiff. It also has a higher starting price than the similar BMW X3, making it difficult to justify the extra expense.

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2016 BMW X4 Overview

by Cars.com Editors
Vehicle Overview

New last year, the BMW X4 is similar to the X3 SUV. With the highest point in the roof situated over the front seats, the f... Read More

Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.8
8 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(5.0)
Performance
(4.9)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(4.8)
Value For The Money
(4.5)
(4.0)

Wanted a change

by MyX4 from Toronto, ON on July 24, 2018

I exchanged my X5 for this X4. While the performance is good, runs smooth. The height can be a bit higher for better view. My X5 had more engine power due to 3.0 litre V6 engine that I miss in X4 ... Read full review

(5.0)

nice car

by mimi from MIAMI on June 23, 2018

I think that the bmw X-4 is a great looking model and was very happy i purchased and love my new car and Haims was a great choice go out and see Ted and Gus Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2016 BMW X4 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2016 BMW X4 has not been tested.

Warranty

New car and certified pre-owned programs by BMW

New Car Program Benefits

  • Bumper-to-Bumper

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Powertrain

    48 months / 50,000 miles

  • Roadside Assistance

    48 months / unlimited distance

Certified Pre-Owned Program Benefits

  • Maximum Age/Mileage

    Certified Pre-Owned Elite with less than 15,000 miles; Certified Pre-Owned with less than 60,000 miles

  • Basic Warranty Terms

    1 year/unlimited miles from expiration of 4-year/50,000-mile new car warranty

  • Powertrain

    N/A

  • Dealer Certification Required

    196-point inspection

  • Roadside Assistance

    Yes

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The X4 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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