BMW X4 vs Subaru Forester Comparison

    BMW X4

    Subaru Forester

    2024 BMW
    X4
    vs
    2024 Subaru
    Forester
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    How they stack...

    CarExpert Score
    CarExpert has rated other vehicles in the suv medium category, between scores of 7.2 and 8.8.
    0.0
    8.4
    8.0
    0.0
    Based on the BMW X4 xDRIVE30i M SPORT
    Based on the Subaru Forester 2.5i-S (AWD)
    Best suitable for...
    Driving the familyDriving the family
    LuxuryLuxury
    Off-roadingOff-roading
    Fuel Efficiency
    65L
    501 to 689 km
    48L - 63L
    322 to 466 km
    ANCAP Safety Rating
    Warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    5 year
    warranty
    MSRP
    $88,600 - $185,200
    $37,890 - $50,140
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    CarExpert's Take

    Anthony Crawford
    Senior Road Tester
    Anthony Crawford drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Tough, masculine stance
    • Superb cabin quality, loads of features and space
    • Excellent ride/handling balance with more than enough poke
    Misses
    • Three-year warranty
    • Driver's instrument display not as sharp as rivals
    • Some features unavailable due to semiconductor shortages
    Matt Campbell
    Senior Contributor
    Matt Campbell drove this car and these were their findings:
    Hits
    • Excellent practicality
    • Super easy to live with
    • AWD is standard
    Misses
    • Better value lower in the range
    • A bit thirsty
    • Not a thrilling car to drive

    Standard Features

    Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
    Wireless phone charger
    Powered tailgate
    Rear air vents
    Adaptive cruise control
    Climate control
    Reversing sensors
    Reversing camera
    Autonomous emergency braking

    Colours Available

    Alpine White is the standard paint colour, with the following metallic finishes optional on the core X4 range:

    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • Piemont Red
    • Phytonic Blue
    • M Brooklyn Grey
    • BMW Individual Tanzanite Blue

    The palette is slightly different on the M Competition, with the following finishes a no-cost option:

    • Alpine White
    • Sao Paulo Yellow
    • M Carbon Black
    • Black Sapphire
    • Sophisto Grey Brilliant Effect
    • M Marina Bay Blue
    • M Toronto Red
    • M Brooklyn Grey

    The 2024 Subaru Forester is available in the following exterior paint colours, depending on the variant:

    • Crystal White Pearl
    • Ice Silver Metallic
    • Brilliant Bronze Metallic
    • Crimson Red Pearl
    • Autumn Green Metallic
    • Horizon Blue Pearl
    • Cascade Green Silica
    • Magnetite Grey Metallic
    • Crystal Black Silica
    • Sapphire Blue Pearl

    Specs

    Type
    TURBO DIRECT F/INJDIRECT FUEL INJ
    Size (cc)
    1998 - 29981995 - 2498
    Size (L)
    3.0L, 2.0L2.5L, 2.0L
    Induction
    TURBO 6, TURBO 4FLAT 4
    Camshaft
    DUAL OVERHEAD CAM, VARIABLE DOUBLE OVERHEAD CAMDUAL OVERHEAD CAM
    Valves/Ports per Cylinder
    16 - 2416
    Power
    135kW - 375kW110kW - 136kW
    Power RPM
    5000 - 62505800 - 6000
    Torque
    300Nm - 650Nm196Nm - 239Nm
    Torque RPM
    1350 - 27504000 - 4400
    Bore Stroke
    --
    Compression Ratio
    9.3 - 1112.1 - 12.5

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