The BMW X4 was welcomed with some puzzlement when it debuted in 2015 -- much like its inspiration, the larger BMW X6. The X4 is neither coupe nor SUV, and even the traditional "crossover" title does not quite describe its purpose. With attributes of all three models, at the end of the day, the X4 is a very small crossover with a little more cabin space and toughness than a traditional sport sedan. Its front grille looks like it belongs on a much larger vehicle, and its overall body style is more aggressive than that of a traditional four-door.
Where other crossovers focus on utility, the X4 focuses on style. And where other crossovers focus on versatility, the X4 focuses on comfort. The interior is plush, as expected, with a long list of standard and optional features, and there are plenty of tech offerings to keep everyone entertained. The X4 comes in two trims: base models get a turbocharged four-cylinder and a step up nets buyers a turbocharged six-cylinder. Drivers seeking a crossover model with responsive handling, good fuel economy and an eye-catching design may find that the X4 is the right choice.