Comparison - Subaru Forester Sport 2019 - vs - BMW X4 M40i 2018

General

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
$
28,795
Updated: 
11 May 2019
59,250
Updated: 
02 Mar 2018
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Year: 
2019
2018
Total Seating: 
5
5
Transmission: 
Continuously Variable-speed Automatic
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
yes
yes
Navigation: 
yes
yes
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
16.60gals
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Ice silver metallic
#AAAAAA
Crystal white pearl
#FEFEFE
Dark blue pearl
#1A2539
Crystal black silica
#000000
Dark gray metallic
#7D7D7D
Color: 
Carbon Black Metallic
#28334F
Black Sapphire Metallic
#000000
Long Beach Blue Metallic
#206583
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A4A8B4
Dark Graphite Metallic
#303030
Melbourne Red Metallic
#800E0D
Alpine White
#DFDFDF

Expert Reviews

Expert reviews: 

The 2019 Subaru Forester is a well thought-out crossover SUV with exceptional space, a great ride, and standard AWD without a fuel-economy penalty.

Pros
Fantastic utility
Comfortable ride
Great safety tech
Thrifty for a crossover
Good value

Cons
Sun Belters might want FWD
Manual and turbo gone
Sport trim about looks only
Dowdy styling

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Completely redesigned for 2019
More powerful 2.5-liter flat four-cylinder engine
Subaru's EyeSight system is standard on all models
Increased passenger and cargo space
2.0-liter turbocharged engine has been discontinued

Pros
Standard all-wheel drive
A full complement of driver assists is standard equipment
Off-road ability with better-than-average ground clearance
Generous cargo capacity

Cons
Handling isn't as composed as it is in some competitors
CVT automatic feels less responsive than a conventional automatic
Modest tow rating limits overall utility
Only available engine is underpowered

By: 
edmunds.com

It looks visually similar to the last model, so has enough changed to entice buyers into the all-new Subaru Forester?

Pros
Loaded with safety and convenience features
Ultra-wide passenger door opening aperture
Full-time all-wheel drive system
Fuel efficient four-cylinder petrol engine

Cons
Archaic three-year warranty
12,500km service intervals
Higher starting price

By: 
caradvice.com.au

The 2018 BMW X4 ranked #10 in Luxury Compact SUVs. Currently the BMW X4 has a score of 8.0 out of 10 which is based on our evaluation of 19 pieces of research and data elements using various sources.

Pros
Powerful engines
Agile handling
Standard all-wheel drive
User-friendly infotainment system

Cons
Small rear seats
Poor cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

The 2018 BMW X4 xDrive28i is already a potent little performer and will satisfy the majority of drivers. Almost all of the features from the range-topping M40i are available as options, so you won't be missing much other than the overabundance of power.

PROS
Powerful yet efficient engine choices
Interior quality well represents the luxury class
Ride quality is smooth yet handling is sporty

CONS
Rearward visibility is compromised
Cargo capacity is much smaller than rivals
Limited rear-seat space

By: 
edmunds.com

The 2018 BMW X4 takes today’s trend toward swoopier SUVs and packages it with a roundel up front. It’s entertaining and a looker, but not all that practical.

Pros
Compelling shape
Exciting performance from M40i
Well-equipped at base trim level
Excellent 8-speed automatic

Cons
Pricey at more than $48,000 to start
$2,000 for CarPlay? Really?
Rear seat head room is compromised
Cargo area is oddly shaped

By: 
thecarconnection.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Regular Unleaded
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
26.00mpg
18.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
33.00mpg
25.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
16
24
Cylinders: 
4
flat
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.50L
3.00L
Torque: 
176ft-lbs
at 4 400rpm
343ft-lbs
at 1 350rpm
Horsepower: 
182hp
at 5 800rpm
355hp
at 5 800rpm
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Double overhead cam (DOHC)

Convenience

Cruise Control: 
yes
yes
Door Pockets: 
yes
yes
Cupholders: 
yes
yes
Overhead console: 
yes
no
Seatback Storage: 
yes
yes
Power Steering: 
yes
yes
Parking sensors: 
no
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
yes
yes
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, Cruise And Audio Controls On Steering Wheel
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
Keyless Ignition
Leather Steering Wheel
Destination Download*
Concierge Service*
Hands-Free Calling*
Destination guidance (also Turn-by-Turn Navigation)*
Roadside Assistance*
Universal remote transmitter (for garage door, security system, etc.)
Electrochromatic Inside Rearview Mirror
Keyless Ignition
Cargo Floor Mats

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
182.10in
184.30in
Width: 
71.50in
74.80in
Height: 
68.10in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.70in
8.00in
Front Track: 
61.60in
63.60in
Rear Track: 
61.80in
64.30in
Wheel Base: 
105.10in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
40.20
39.30
Front Hip Room: 
54.10in
56.70in
Front Leg Room: 
43.30in
40.40in
Front Shoulder Room: 
58.20in
57.20in
Rear Head Room: 
37.70
37.40
Rear Hip Room: 
53.60in
57.40in
Rear leg room: 
39.40in
34.80in
Rear Shoulder room: 
57.20in
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
70.90cu.ft
49.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
1500lbs
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
33.00cu.ft
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
22.90degrees
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
24.60degrees
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
3531.00lbs
4235.00lbs

Instruments

Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
yes
yes
External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Compass: 
no
no
More Instruments: 
Low fuel level warning

Power Features

Power windows: 
yes
yes
Remote Keyless doors: 
yes
yes
More Power Features: 
Heated mirrors
2 One-Touch Power Windows
Hands-Free Entry
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse
Hands-Free Entry

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Bucket Front Seats
Multi-Level Heating Driver Seat
Height Adjustable Driver Seat
Multi-Level Heating Passenger Seat
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
8 -Way Power Driver Seat
4 -Way Manual Passenger Seat Adjustment
Cloth
10 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leather
10 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport front seats
Passenger Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Driver Seat With Power Adjustable Lumbar Support
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Rear Ventilation Ducts
Reclining Rear Seats
Split-Folding Rear Seatback
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with pass-thru center armrest

Suspension

Front Suspension: 
Front stabilizer bar
Front stabilizer bar
Rear Suspension: 
Rear stabilizer bar
rear stabilizer bar
Suspension Info: 
Four-Wheel Independent Suspension
Four-wheel independent suspension

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
yes
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Dual Illuminating Vanity Mirrors
Turn Signal In Mirrors
Leather steering wheel
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
yes
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
Auxiliary Audio Input And USB With External Media Control
USB Connection
6 Total Speakers
4 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
16 total speakers
600 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input
USB connection
12 Months Of Provided Satellite Radio Service
Harman/Kardon Premium Brand Speakers
Surround Audio (Discrete)
Speed-Sensitive Volume Control
2 Subwoofer(S)
Satellite Radio W/Real Time Traffic Satellite Radio

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
yes
yes
Rear defogger: 
yes
yes
More in Glass and Roof: 
Variable intermittent rain sensing wipers
Privacy glass
Power glass (tilt only) sunroof
Alloy Wheels: 
yes
yes
Wheel size: 
18 X 7.0 In
19 X 9.5-In.
Wheels more: 
Inside mounted spare tire
Temporary spare tire
All season tires
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
225.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Width: 
275.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
40
Diameter: 
R19

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Front ventilated disc brakes
Rear brakes: 
rear ventilated disc brakes
rear ventilated disc brakes
Rear door child safety locks: 
yes
yes
Daytime running lights: 
yes
yes
Engine immobilizer: 
yes
yes
Front fog lights: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Passenger Airbag Occupant Sensing Deactivation
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
Pre-Collision Safety System
Rear Center 3-Point Belt
Post-Collision Safety System
Lane Departure Warning Accident Avoidance System
Turn Signal Mirrors
LED Headlamp
Parking Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Rear Height Adjustable Headrests
Rear center 3-point belt
Xenon high intensity discharge headlamp
Airbag Deployment Notification*
Brake drying
Self-leveling headlights
Emergency braking preparation
Post-collision safety system
Electronic brakeforce distribution
Passenger airbag occupant sensing deactivation
Adaptive Headlights
2 Front Headrests
3 Rear Headrests
Remote Anti-Theft Alarm System
4-Wheel ABS

Options

Packages: 
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio + Harman Kardon Amplifier And Speakers + Power Rear Tailgate
Standard Model
Blind Spot Detection/Rear Cross Traffic Alert + Reverse Automatic Braking + Multimedia Plus Audio
Popular Package #2
Driver Assistance Plus Package
Cold Weather Package
Exterior Options: 
Body Side Molding - Crystal White Pearl
Door Edge Guards - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Dark Blue Pearl
Wheel Locks - Alloy
Body Side Molding - Dark Grey Metallic
Door Edge Guards - Crystal White Pearl
Door Scuff Protector
Body Side Molding - Crystal Black Silica
Door Edge Guards - Ice Silver Metallic
Splash Guards
Body Side Molding - Dark Blue Pearl
Sport Grille - Black
Rear Bumper Cover
Door Edge Guards - Dark Grey Metallic
Body Side Molding - Ice Silver Metallic
20" M Double Spoke Wheels
19" M Double Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass And Homelink
Rear Seat Back Protector
Rockford Fosgate Audio Upgrade
Cargo Net
Side Sill Plates - Front
Auto-Dimming Mirror W/Compass
Sunshade
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/Approach Lighting
Footwell Illumination Kit
Interior & Exterior Auto Dimming Mirror W/ Homelink & Approach Lighting
Auto-Dimming Exterior Mirror W/Approach Light
All-Weather Floor Liners
Wireless Charging
Navigation System
Apple CarPlay Compatibility
Heated Front Seats

Colors

Interior Colors: 
Color: 
Gray, cloth
#B1ADAA
Color: 
Beige/Black SensaTec, leatherette
#A99C89
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#202020
Black Nevada w/Gray Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#1C1C1C
Black SensaTec, leatherette
#101010
Ivory White Nevada w/Red Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#D6D5D3
Mocha Nevada w/Orange Contrast Stitching, premium leather
#615E5B
Oyster Nevada, premium leather
#C1BEB5
Saddle Brown Nevada, premium leather
#8B7763
Sand Beige/Black Nevada, premium leather
#B4A794