Comparison - Subaru Viziv 7 Concept Ascent 2018 - vs - BMW X4 xDrive35i 2017

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Make: 
Model: 
Average Price: 
Updated: 
30 Mar 2017
53,440
Updated: 
28 Nov 2016
Car Type: 
SUV
SUV
Drive Type: 
All Wheel Drive
All Wheel Drive
Year: 
2018
2017
Total Seating: 
7
5
Transmission: 
8-speed Shiftable Automatic
Bluetooth: 
yes
yes
Heated seats: 
no
yes
Navigation: 
yes
no
Doors: 
5
5
Fuel Tank Capacity: 
17.70gals
Exterior Colors: 
Color: 
Alpine White
#B9B8BC
Black Sapphire Metallic
#50575E
Carbon Black Metallic
#28334F
Chestnut Bronze Metallic
#795037
Dark Graphite Metallic
#48484A
Deep Sea Blue Metallic
#333333
Glacier Silver Metallic
#A4A8B4
Jet Black
#292929
Melbourne Red Metallic
#800E0D
Mineral Silver Metallic
#C1BEB7
Mineral White Metallic
#C3C3CA

Expert Reviews

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Does the Viziv name sound familiar to you? Well, it should because that’s the name Subaru has used for a large SUV concept not once, not twice, but now three times. It started back in 2013 with the Subaru Viziv Concept that debuted with a funky set of side doors at the 2013 Geneva Motor Show. A couple of years later, Subaru showed up at the Tokyo Motor Show with the 2015 Subaru Viziv Future Concept. That second iteration was more toned down that then first – the funky doors were gone – but the interior was still heavily futuristic. Fast forward to the 2016 Los Angeles Auto Show and Subaru was back at it again with the Viziv-7 Concept, a model that showcases what a large, three-row SUV from Subaru will look like when it makes its debut in 2018. To date, we have yet to see the inside of the concept – the doors were even locked at the show, with the interior hidden away by tinted windows – but as far as the exterior goes, this baby is ready to go into production.

As far as SUV’s and crossovers go, Subaru doesn’t have much. There’s the Compact Subaru Outback, which isn’t really as much a crossover or SUV as it is a wagon with jacked up suspension. Then there’s the Crosstrek, which is an Impreza with a raised roof and suspension, and then there’s the Forester, which in every sense of the word is an SUV, but it’s still in the compact segment. That means that Subaru has some room to grow if it really wants to compete in the world of gas guzzlers that is the American SUV Market. The production model derived from the Viziv-7 will fit more in the large-SUV category and will compete against the likes of models like the GMC Yukon, Toyota Sequoia, Nissan Armada, Chevy Tahoe, and Ford Expedition, to name a small handful.

Needless to say,Subaru has its work cut out for it if it expects its newest SUV to gain any traction at all in the market. The competition is stiff, and for folks buying in this segment, fuel economy isn’t as important as the number of passengers something can haul or the cargo space available. With that said, let’s take a better look at the Viziv-7 concept and talk about what we can expect from the future model it represents.

By: 
topspeed.com

In early 2018, Subaru will introduce a three-row midsize SUV to the North American market. But until then, we’ll have to make do with the VIZIV-7 SUV concept, which is making an appearance at the Los Angeles Auto Show. And it’s quite a good-looking vehicle.

Unfortunately, Subaru says the concept previews the “size direction” of a future three-row SUV, not necessarily the design. So we probably shouldn’t expect to see the bold lighting elements, grille details, and fancy tires make it to production. This has been the case with other concept vehicles Subaru has shown, including the Impreza sedan concept, as they always look much more radical than the final model.

The Subaru VIZIV-7 measures 204.7 inches in length, or more than 6 inches longer than the new 2017 Nissan Pathfinder. In fact, the Subaru concept is longer than the 2017 Highlander (192.5 inches), 2017 Pilot (194.5 inches), and 2016 Durango (199.8 inches). At 79.9 inches, it’s also a bit wider than the competition, and its wheelbase comes in at 117.7 inches, bigger than all the aforementioned competitors but the Durango.

The concept expresses our core brand values, safety, dependability, capability for outdoor activities, and a forward-looking attitude,” Takeshi Tachimori, corporate executive vice president of Fuji Heavy Industries, said in a press release.

With three complete rows of seating, Subaru’s future SUV will be the biggest Subaru vehicle ever made. It will be larger than the Tribeca, which ended production after the 2014 model year. We previously reported that the new three-row model will be built at Subaru’s plant in Lafayette, Indiana.

By: 
motortrend.com

Subaru prepares another ascent into the three-row-SUV market.

After axing the seven-passenger Tribeca in 2014, Subaru is preparing to re-enter the three-row, mid-size crossover SUV segment. With the Viziv-7 concept—the name Viziv stands for “Vision for Innovation”—the Japanese automaker provides our best look yet at what’s to come.

Measuring 204.7 inches long and sitting on a 117.7-inch wheelbase, the Viziv-7 is some 15 inches longer than Subaru’s Outback, and its wheelbase is more than nine inches greater. The Viziv-7 also is larger than most mainstream three-row, mid-size crossover SUVs. While the Buick Enclave, the Chevrolet Traverse, the Dodge Durango, and the Ford Flex ride on longer wheelbases, the Subaru’s overall length is greater than all four. Additionally, the Viziv-7’s 79.9-inch width and 72.0-inch height (73.2 inches including the roof rails) are tops among today’s segment offerings. Needless to say, if the Viziv-7’s dimensions carry over to the production vehicle, Subaru’s new SUV promises to dwarf the other models in the lineup as it attempts to move far beyond the cramped Tribeca

We believe the production vehicle will go by the name Ascent, given that Subaru recently registered that moniker with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Spy photographers recently caught Subaru testing its new three-row crossover, and along for comparison was both a Mazda CX-9 and a Ford Explorer; like them, we expect the Ascent to offer a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, although the 3.6-liter six-cylinder boxer engine that’s optional in the Outback is also a possibility. We’ll know more in the coming months, as Subaru says its production three-row crossover will enter our market in early 2018.

By: 
caranddriver.com

The 2017 BMW X4 is an alternative approach to tall-riding SUVs, if you can even call it that.The 2017 BMW X4 is a nice thing. Describing it any further requires a little understanding and a break with conventional rules.It's not a coupe, and it's not much of an SUV. It's not a tall wagon, and the X4 certainly isn't much of a sedan.
Instead, it doubles down on the recipe that BMW tested with the bigger X6 and takes an existing SUV and tapers its roofline for a more interesting look and less interior space. In this case, the donor is the more upright X3, and the X4 is fashioned to be a direct rival to the Range Rover Evoque, Porsche Macan, and even the Lincoln MKC.

Pros
A seductive roofline
M40i is a true performance vehicle
Sticky handling
Base engine is plenty quick

Cons
Cargo and rear passenger space is compromised
Thick rear haunches
Not quite a Macan Turbo competitor

By: 
thecarconnection.com

The 2017 BMW X4 ranks 13 out of 14 Luxury Compact SUVs. The 2017 BMW X4's strong engine options and sporty driving dynamics make it a great performer among luxury compact SUVs, but competitors offer more interior and cargo space, as well as higher predicted reliability scores.

Pros
Potent engines
User-friendly infotainment system
Accurate steering

Cons
Cramped back seats
Class-trailing cargo capacity

By: 
usnews.com

You might already know that sitting up high and having a commanding view of the road can be a great thing. So if you're looking for a luxury SUV that gives you that sense of security along with a sleek design and strong performance, the uniquely styled 2016 BMW X4 is an interesting alternative.
Mid way through last year the xDrive35i model was replaced by the more performance-oriented M40i model. For all 2017 models, wireless phone charging and a Wi-Fi hotspot are added to the options list, while the upgraded iDrive interface included with navigation has been updated. Finally, the steering wheel included in the optional M Sport package has a new design

Pros
Strong performance and good fuel economy from its two available engines
High-quality cabin looks and feels expensive
Comfortable ride quality despite its sporty nature
Responsive handling bettered only by pricier sport-tuned rivals
High-performance M40i trim level is a rarity for the segment.

Cons
Low rear seat reduces comfort relative to the X3 and most competitors
Small cargo area for a vehicle in this class
Rearward visibility is compromised by sloping roofline
Costs more than a similarly equipped X3 which offers more room inside
Some controls can be difficult to learn
Adaptive cruise control doesn't perform as well as those of rivals.

By: 
edmunds.com

Fuel

Fuel Type: 
Premium Unleaded
Fuel Economy City USA: 
20.00mpg
Fuel Economy HWY: 
28.00mpg
Engine type: 
Petrol/Gas

Engine and Performance

Valves: 
24
Cylinders: 
6
Inline
Engine Size/Displacement: 
2.00L
Torque: 
260ft-lbs
at 1 450rpm
Horsepower: 
240hp
240hp
at 5 000rpm
Cam Type: 
Double overhead cam (DOHC)
Turning Circle: 
39.00Feet

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: 
yes
yes
Steering Wheel Tilt: 
yes
yes
Telescopic steering wheel: 
yes
yes
Rear View Camera: 
no
no
Front view Camera: 
no
no
Side view Camera: 
no
no
On steering wheel: 
Transmission, cruise and audio controls on steering wheel
More in Convenience: 
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.)

Exterior Dimensions

Length: 
204.70in
184.50in
Width: 
79.90in
74.10in
Height: 
72.00in
63.90in
Ground Clearance: 
8.00in
Front Track: 
63.60in
Rear Track: 
64.30in
Wheel Base: 
117.70in
110.60in

Interior Dimensions

Front Head Room: 
39.90
Rear Head Room: 
37.40
Front Leg Room: 
40.40in
Rear leg room: 
34.80in
Front Hip Room: 
56.70in
Front Shoulder Room: 
57.20in
Rear Hip Room: 
57.40in
Rear Shoulder room: 
56.00in

Weights and capacites

Cargo Capacity: 
49.40cu.ft
Maximum Towing Capacity un-break: 
3500lbs
Cargo Capacity with Seats in Place: 
17.70cu.ft
Angle of Approach: 
25.70degrees
Angle of Departure: 
22.60degrees
Curb Weight: 
4130.00lbs

Instruments

External Temperature Display: 
yes
yes
Clock: 
yes
yes
Trip computer: 
yes
yes
Techometer: 
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: 
power steering
Heated mirrors
4 one-touch power windows
Reverse tilt passenger only provides curb view when vehicle in reverse

Seats

Rear Seat Collapsible: 
yes
yes
Front Seats Features: 
Height adjustable driver seat
8 -way power passenger seat
Height adjustable driver seat
Leatherette
8 -way power driver seat
Height adjustable passenger seat
Sport front seats
Rear Seats Features: 
Folding center armrest
Split-folding rear seatback
Rear ventilation ducts
Folding with pass-thru center armrest

Suspension

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

Comfort

Interior air Filtration: 
no
yes
Climate Control: 
yes
yes
More Comfort Features: 
Electrochromatic inside rearview mirror
Leather steering wheel
Cargo floor mats
Cargo area light
Dual illuminating vanity mirrors

Entertainment

DVD player: 
no
no
AM/FM Radio: 
yes
yes
Satellite radio: 
yes
no
Video monitor: 
no
no
More Entertainment: 
9 total speakers
205 watts stereo output
Auxiliary audio input
USB connection

Exterior Features

Sunroof: 
no
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: 
21''
18 x 8.5
Wheels more: 
Run flat tires
Wheel Dimensions: 
Width: 
265.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
55
Diameter: 
R21
Width: 
245.00millimeters
Aspect Ratio: 
50
Diameter: 
R18

Safety Features

ABS: 
yes
yes
Front head airbags: 
yes
yes
Rear head airbags: 
yes
yes
Dual front side-mounted airbags: 
yes
yes
Emergency braking assist: 
yes
yes
Traction control: 
yes
yes
Child seat anchors: 
yes
yes
Front brakes: 
Front ventilated disc brakes
Stability control: 
yes
yes
Rear 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
Dusk sensing headlamps: 
yes
yes
Auto delay off headlamps: 
yes
yes
Front headrests: 
yes
yes
Rear headrests: 
yes
yes
Tire pressure monitoring: 
yes
yes
More Safety Features: 
Parking Assistant
Stolen Vehicle Tracking/Assistance*
Emergency Service*
Passenger head restraint whiplash protection system
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

Options

Packages: 
XLine
Driver Assistance Package
Premium Package
Lighting Package
M Sport
Cold Weather Package
Driver Assistance Plus
Technology Package
Exterior Options: 
20" M Double Spoke Wheels
19" M Double Spoke Wheels
Interior Options: 
ACC Stop & Go + Active Driving Assistant
Navigation System
Side and Top View Cameras
Heated Front Seats
Enhanced USB and Bluetooth Plus Smartphone Integration
Harman Kardon Surround Sound System

Colors

Interior Colors: 
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