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?

PRICES:

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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Comments

    • spoto s
      spoto s

      ill stick with my 2016 sq5 thanks

      about 11 hours ago
    • Alen Lekol
      Alen Lekol

      The newer they get the uglier they are... :(

      about 6 days ago
    • Keenan Thornley
      Keenan Thornley In reply to Alen Lekol

      No joke, the Audi at least retains a professional look of an Audi but the BMW's rear end looks like it had an allergic reaction, which is just my opinion, the front end and rear end really look like they are from 2 different cars

      about 4 days ago
    • Michael Gill
      Michael Gill

      Getting a little to like old Top Gear with their humour ..James is BLIND ALL AUDIS ARE FUGLEY and he cant seeing..AGAIN BMW IS KING !!! the end ..

      about 6 days ago
    • Areku06
      Areku06

      I prefer x3 m40i, not digging shape of the x4

      about 12 days ago
    • POWER
      POWER

      Can't even hide the bmw bias bearded guy

      about 18 days ago
    • Dj Ed G
      Dj Ed G

      Got a 2014 Sq5. Best car i have ever owned. Nice for the mrs to drive during the week. Plenty of room for family over the weekend. Had it remapped to 360bhp with 700 nm torque. With the older model has real exhausts . Winner

      about 19 days ago
    • GT Haus
      GT Haus

      That x4s front is stupidly ugly

      about 19 days ago
    • Grant Smart
      Grant Smart

      That X4 truly has a face that only a mother could love.

      about 19 days ago
    • Asa kevios
      Asa kevios In reply to Grant Smart

      Yeahhhh cuz the upside down clothes line look a lot better...lol

      about 12 days ago
    • Tashinga Kutsaru
      Tashinga Kutsaru

      From any angle, that X4 is just UGLY !!!

      about 23 days ago
    • Chellah
      Chellah

      If you really care about performance just get a Grand Cherokee SRT. Lol but it’s unreliable

      about 1 month ago
    • Mike Hughes
      Mike Hughes

      That was fun guys. Btw. Q5 does have ambient lighting that’s customizable!

      about 1 month ago
    • underground314
      underground314

      You have to put the SQ5 in sport mode, not just dynamic. I’m not sure you did that bro. Makes all the difference. Move from D to S on the shifter. You can put in in sport mode in any drive select.

      about 1 month ago
    • Supercharged Steve
      Supercharged Steve

      Audi quattro all day over BMW xdrive

      about 1 month ago
    • CJ Marshall
      CJ Marshall

      Well done boys

      about 1 month ago
    • Armael Oudang
      Armael Oudang

      OMG you’re so mean 2:38

      about 1 month ago
    • Almin Sehic
      Almin Sehic

      Wonderful channel, lots of useful details ... You're the best !!!

      about 1 month ago
    • ckneasel
      ckneasel

      I commented on this vid 6 months ago how ugly the X4 is and I wouldn’t be caught dead driving it, BUT I just drove the X3M40i and I LOVE it...

      about 1 month ago
    • Sketchbook Drawings
      Sketchbook Drawings

      WTH this competes with the x3 not the x4

      about 1 month ago
    • Billy Valley
      Billy Valley

      #4rings4life. Audi over BMW any day of the week.

      about 1 month ago
    • Nabs Abd
      Nabs Abd

      My choice will be the Q5, beautiful to look at and and even more exiting yo drive! The Bmw looks terrible 😅

      about 2 months ago
    • Tripp55
      Tripp55

      Every time Thomas says the BMW has "one more horsepower" I hate it even more! The Audi is beautiful on the outside and PERFECT on the inside. The BMW is a hideous "sportback SUV" with a bland yet tacky interior. I'm just gonna take a guess on this but I don't think I'd ever want to be friends with any person who drove an X4... XP

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Mesolella
      Michael Mesolella

      You guys have the best review here. Can you point me to MORE!!!!! @throttlehouse

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Mesolella
      Michael Mesolella

      that audi exhaust is HILARIOUS hhahahhahah

      about 2 months ago
    • Michael Mesolella
      Michael Mesolella

      BMW is killing it. I love mine. Cannot beat it with staggered 21's and the adaptive M Suspension

      about 2 months ago
    • Chango Unchained
      Chango Unchained

      I love how you have snow on the ground...and you drive them in the dry to give the BMW a chance! LOL

      about 2 months ago
    • Alexander A
      Alexander A

      Lol, audis are overrated. There’s nothing special about it’s ride quality, and is comparable with average hondas and toyotas. It does not feel solid, and suffers from lots of vibration noises and rattles. And the audi driver is wrong. The X3 looks better in and out.

      about 2 months ago
    • 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 3 months ago
    • RockStarInLife
      RockStarInLife

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

      about 3 months ago
    • dubgli
      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 3 months ago
    • Ipsum Ipsum
      Ipsum Ipsum

      bmw 🤢
      AUDI awesome 👍

      about 3 months ago