There's a standout winner here.
Porsche has sold-out the Macan for the next year. That gives you some idea just how well the luxury CUV has been received. It's classic Porsche looks, 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 powerplant and $50,000 price tag make it one of the most desirable cars on the road. Period. But the newly-unveiled BMW X4 also wants a piece of the coupe-styled compact crossover action, recently unveiled with similar capabilities and pricing. Given the success of the X6, the X4 will have no trouble finding buyers, despite its awkward styling.
But this comparison, courtesy of Autocar, is all about which is the better car. And the result is conclusive.