This week we wanted to see what all the fuss was about when it comes to performance SUVs, so we put BMW's X4 M40i and Audi's SQ5 to the test on the road. Which of the German giants deserves the pedestal, or are they more closely matched than one can expect? Does Quattro match up to XDrive?


X4 M40i : Price as optioned: $77,145 CAD
US Price as optioned: $68,525 USD*
SQ5: Price as optioned: $69,300 CAD
US Price as optioned: $63,840*

*Matched to the closest spec

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    • Ty h
      Ty h

      The Q5 has ambient lighting, actually a lot of ambient lighting. Not just that, you can choose between like 30 colors AND you can choose a different color for the lower and upper ambient lighting areas.

      about 4 days ago
    • RockStarInLife

      The Audi SQ5 has ambient lighting too. Color lighting are on the prestige model.

      about 5 days ago
    • dubgli

      ugliest bmw ever. the audi just looks way better and seems to be more of an suv which is why someone would be interested. if you're looking for a lifted car with a hunched back, sure get the x4. the x4 performs better because it's closer to a car and to many that maybe what matters most.

      about 12 days ago
    • Ipsum Ipsum
      Ipsum Ipsum

      bmw 🤢
      AUDI awesome 👍

      about 13 days ago
    • LivingEveryday

      Ones a sports car jacked up the other is a luxury yet functional SUV, take them both off road to note that the Audi is actually an SUV

      about 13 days ago
    • Kenneth Mondragon
      Kenneth Mondragon

      You dick😂😂😂

      about 26 days ago
    • Dooms Day
      Dooms Day

      X4 without doubt

      about 1 month ago
    • Shayan Ostad
      Shayan Ostad

      Bmw all the way

      about 1 month ago
    • M Hess
      M Hess

      The BMW is butt ugly and the interior on the BMW sucks! Quattro kills xdrive! And, the SQ5 costs several thousand less!! No contest.

      about 1 month ago
    • Blauer Elefant
      Blauer Elefant In reply to M Hess

      Quattro isnt better. They both have advantages and disadvantages. You probably aren't even driving and Audi. If you do somehow, then you've never driven a BMW to compare it. You are just a dumbass Audi Fan. But since I live near Ingolstadt, I'm used to extremely biased dumbass Audi Fans 😉

      about 1 month ago
    • Brian Lobo
      Brian Lobo

      Nice drum grove at the end

      about 1 month ago
    • Mister G
      Mister G


      about 1 month ago
    • Whatever Name
      Whatever Name

      X3 M Competition with 503hp

      about 1 month ago
    • Jonathan Díaz
      Jonathan Díaz

      Audi tries to beat BMW at its SAV's btu BMW will always be at the top

      about 1 month ago
    • Victor Lazo
      Victor Lazo

      Why oh why does that M40i does not have an Msport steering wheel???

      about 1 month ago
    • Benjamin Daly
      Benjamin Daly

      the x4 isn’t really an suv tho

      about 2 months ago
    • Captain Jay
      Captain Jay

      Lol what’s up with the fake exhaust Audi 🤦🏽‍♂️ but in my opinion I think VW looks more stylish then the Audi now of day I feel like the atlas looks much better then the Q7 and the tiguan looks way better then the Q5

      about 2 months ago
    • Andrew Chen
      Andrew Chen

      you also have to consider that BMW's 340 hp is more like 340 hp at wheel :)

      about 2 months ago
    • Tyler Smith
      Tyler Smith

      since this video was posted they came out with full M models of the x3 and x4, these guys are going to shit their pants, it looks like bmw is going all in with the suvs

      about 2 months ago
    • Chris B
      Chris B

      Blah. Blah, Blah.....but it has an M....Canada 🤮

      about 2 months ago
    • Jesus Lopez
      Jesus Lopez

      BMW just sucks

      about 2 months ago
    • Cat v Dog
      Cat v Dog

      Fake exhausts apart yes the BMW is marginally quicker but then it is a twin turbo. However I’d take the Audi every day of the week because it’s a good looking car whereas the bmw is pretty damn ugly!

      about 2 months ago
    • Ryan Jones
      Ryan Jones

      i love SUV coupes. Get out of here if you prefer boxy

      about 2 months ago
    • Dustin Zhu
      Dustin Zhu

      Why in God’s name would u get a suv that’s not practical

      about 2 months ago
    • poooooow

      As a beamer fan, I must say, the design hurts my eyes too.

      about 2 months ago
    • SnowBoarder&Skier

      X4 guaranteed will not age well considering it doesn’t look good in present day. BMW interiors are so disappointing lately. For some reason, BMW interiors look way too similar to cheaper cars. Their interiors remind me of a Mazda interior. Not a good thing when you’re trying to differentiate from a mainstream brand to a luxury brand.

      about 2 months ago
    • Mike C
      Mike C

      A steering as thick as my ex?! So.....that’s not a bad thing 😬

      about 2 months ago
    • Cat v Dog
      Cat v Dog In reply to Mike C

      Thick in the UK means stupid

      about 2 months ago
    • Natural BB
      Natural BB

      Talks about the size of BMW'S grilles.. totally ignores how fucking monstrously larger the Audi's is. Right, time to calling these people out for their irrational hate for BMWs

      about 2 months ago
    • Art B
      Art B

      Mercedes Benz GLC Amg

      about 2 months ago
    • Capt America
      Capt America

      i just drove the X4 M40i yesterday....... and WOW. it is such a sick SUV..... i know a lot of people say it isn't practical but it's all relative. Granted I wouldn't be able to carry as much cargo as a traditional SUV but I can't stand the design of the traditional SUV's. In fact, I'm not an SUV person at all, this is the first one I've ever really liked (and the Mercedes GLC Coupe 43 AMG).

      I liked the X4 because it looked like a super rugged and aggressive vehicle that has higher ground clearance. Yes the looks still need some work. I thought it looked amazing at first but over time I kind of gravitated towards the Mercedes GLC coupe 43 AMG. However, I'll explain why I choose the X4.

      Lots of other sporty sedans feel great but they are so low that they catch a lot of debris, speed bumps, parking blocks, etc. The X4 FELT like a sporty sedan. Trust me, i pushed it through the corners and it felt better and lower than a Honda Accord. In fact, I felt almost no body-roll at all and I was ripping through a small roundabout. Granted it might not have a LOT more room but has relatively more cargo space than a sedan. Lastly it is a jack of all trades and not a specialist in one thing. People are absolutely right about it not being a sports sedan. But honestly it mimics it so well that I thought I was in one. Ex: 0-60 in 4.6 secs (some have claimed 4.4 secs). If you look at some other videos the X4 does very well off-road, fords water better than a Jeep (exact model I can't remember, but it beat it by .5 inch putting it at a 19.5 inch fording depth), and seemingly has enough room to carry the things I need for my hobbies (because the cargo area is deeper). I drove a 2018 Chevrolet Equinox and though the cargo capacity was 29.9 cubic feet, it looked smaller than the trunk of the X4. I think it suits me for what I'm looking for able to do all things so that I'm not hampered or stuck or slow in whatever situation I'm in.

      Hope that puts some light onto the perspective of other X4 lovers.

      about 2 months ago
    • Capt America
      Capt America In reply to Capt America

      @Tyler Smith do u feel that it is an uncomfortable ride? And how was the ride on the bumps between the different modes

      about 1 month ago
    • Tyler Smith
      Tyler Smith In reply to Capt America

      the x4 is perfect perfect for people who love performance sedans but live in Canada, awd cars can handle slippery highways but try taking them into town where the roads have more wrinkles then an old mans ball sack.

      about 2 months ago
    • djdoomy

      The guy at 17:30 nails it. The X4 looks massively ugly. Nobody would pay that much on a car which doesn’t satisfy design expectations. The X4 looks like the offspring of an X3 + 5 series GT.
      It’s like the ugly mutt you get after 2 different dog breeds accidentally mate.

      about 2 months ago
    • MasterOfDisaster
      MasterOfDisaster In reply to djdoomy

      Your opinion. I think the X4 looks great.

      about 2 months ago