2019 ATV BUYERS GUIDE: UNDER 8K

APEX 450F/250F

Apex may eventually be changing over to newer Yamaha engines that are fuel-injected, but for now they use powerful carbureted motors. These quads are designed specifically for racing. You can order them how you want, with nerf bars, Elka suspension, bumpers and more. Apex builds only a few of these racing masterpieces a year.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 449cc/250cc
Transmission 5-speed
Final drive Chain
Fuel capacity 2.5 gal.
Wheelbase 51.0”
Length/width/height 71.0”/31.0”/49.0”
Ground clearance 10.8”
Claimed wet weight 340 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/ 11.5”
Rear Single shock/12.0”
Tires: f/r 20×6-10/18×10-8
Retail price Starting at $6499

CAN-AM DS 250

Can-Am’s DS 250 is powered by a 249.4cc, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled. The transmission is a fully automatic CV style, so new riders can focus on trails instead of shifting. The dual-A-arm front suspension utilizes preload-adjustable shocks for 5.5 inches of travel, while the rear swingarm has 6.7 inches of travel.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 249.4cc
Transmission CVT
Final drive Chain
Fuel capacity 3.3 gal.
Wheelbase 47.0”
Length/width/height 72.0”/40.5”/43.5”
Ground clearance 10.2”
Claimed wet weight 429 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/5.5”
Rear Single shock/6.7”
Tires: f/r 22×7-10/20×11-9
Retail price $4199

HONDA TRX250X

Another year has gone by since the TRX450R left us, but the 250X stays strong. This quad has a 229cc, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine that is paired to a transmission that has Honda’s SportClutch technology. It lets you shift with or without the clutch. This year’s color options include red or blue.

Engine type Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke
Displacement 229cc
Transmission 5-speed w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 2.5 gal.
Wheelbase 44.3”
Length/width/height 68.5”/41.8”/42.4”
Ground clearance 5.9”
Claimed wet weight 379 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Single A-arm/5.9”
Rear Single shock/ 5.7”
Tires: f/r 22×7-10/20×10-9
Retail price $4,849

KYMCO MONGOOSE 270

The Mongoose 270 carries a 270cc engine that has an automatic CV-style transmission with a reverse gear. The Mongoose has 5.7 inches of front suspension travel on a dual-A-arm setup with 6.5 inches of rear-wheel travel. The price and design remains the same as last year for this sporty little ATV.

Engine type Air-cooled, OHC 4-stroke
Displacement 270cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Chain
Fuel capacity 3.4 gal.
Wheelbase 42.0”
Length/width/height 64.0”/42.1”/40.9”
Ground clearance 7.3”
Claimed wet weight 392 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/5.7”
Rear Swingarm/6.5”
Tires: f/r 21×7-10/20×11-9
Retail price $3,899

CFMOTO CFORCE 400

CFMoto continues its lineup of ATVs with the CForce 400. A 36-horsepower, single-cylinder, four-stroke engine with Bosch electronic fuel injection rests in its frame. A 4×4 drivetrain is mated to a fully automatic CV transmission. It features engine brake and reverse functions. A camo color scheme is available at a starting price of $4,649.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 398cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity N/A
Wheelbase 49.6”
Length/width/height 82.6”/43.3”/45.3”
Ground clearance 10.8”
Claimed wet weight 760 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/N/A
Rear IRS/N/A
Tires: f/r N/A/N/A
Retail price $4,299

CFMOTO CFORCE 500S

CF Moto equips this model with some nice features. A 2500-pound winch comes standard, along with a 2-inch hitch receiver, heavy-duty steel tube storage racks and electronic power steering. The engine is a hearty, 495cc four-stroke mill that is electronically fuel-injected. The automatic transmission comes with a front-locking differential.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 495cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Wheelbase 50.8”
Length/width/height 82.6”/43.3”/45.3”
Ground clearance 10.8”
Claimed wet weight 758 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/N/A
Rear IRS/N/A
Tires: f/r 25×8-12, 25×10-12
Retail price $5,299

HISUN FORGE 400i

The Forge 500 and 700 have fallen off of Hisun’s lineup, leaving the capable 4×4 Forge 400i. The engine in this affordable rig is a 393cc four-stroke that is paired to a CV-style transmission. This machine has 4×4 capabilities with a locking front differential. It is equipped to tackle chores around the property as well with cargo racks and the ability to tow.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke
Displacement 393cc
Transmission CVT
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 2.9 gal.
Wheelbase 51.3”
Length/width/height 82.5”/42.0”/46.0”
Ground clearance 8.0”
Claimed wet weight 683 lb.**
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/N/A
Rear Single shock/N/A
Tires f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $4,199

ARGO XR 500

This year Argo is still offering their first lineup of quads from 2018, which includes their well-equipped XR 500. You can upgrade to the winch and electronic power steering equipped version. The last of the XR 500 line is the LE model that has heavy-duty bumpers and rear 2-inch hitch receiver and 14-inch cast aluminum wheels wrapped with Innova 26-inch-tall tires. The LE version comes with a handlebar-mounted headlight too.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke
Displacement 503cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.2 gal.
Wheelbase 50.4”
Length/width/height 84.8”/48.6”/49.2”
Ground clearance 12.0”
Claimed wet weight N/A
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/8.7”
Rear IRS/9.4”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/5×10-12
Retail price $5,999–$7,399

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 570/450

The 2019 Can-Am Outlander 450 and 570 remain as the company’s most affordable 4×4 machines. Each engine size can be purchased in their Dynamic Power Steering version as well. We didn’t see any upgrades to the suspension-like larger-bore Outlanders. These quads have a smaller and more nimble-feeling width, with controllable engines for tight trails and newer riders. They are made to tackle jobs around the ranch too.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, OHC 4-stroke
Displacement 570cc/427cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 5.4 gal.
Wheelbase 51.0”
Length/width/height 83.0”/46.0”/49.0”
Ground clearance 10.5”
Claimed wet weight 704 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/9.0”
Rear IRS/8.8”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×11-12
Retail price $6,799/$5,999

HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER 4X4

Honda’s Rancher line is extensive, with a version for just about any 4×4 rider. The engine in each version is the same. It is a 420cc single-cylinder engine, but you can pick manual, dual-clutch automatic or electronic-shifting transmission options. You can choose solid rear axle or you can pick independent rear suspension for a smoother ride in rough terrain. EPS is available on certain versions.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, OHV 4-stroke
Displacement 420cc
Transmission 5-speed, auto-clutch, w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 3.9 gal.
Wheelbase 49.9”
Length/width/height 82.8”/47.4”/46.2”
Ground clearance 7.2”
Claimed wet weight 608 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/6.3”
Rear Single shock/6.7” or dual A-arm/TK
Tires: f/r 24×8-12, 24×10-11
Retail price $6,399-$8,099

KYMCO MXU 450i/450i CAMO/450i LE/ PRIME

Kymco’s MXU 450i carries a 443cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine with an automatic CV transmission in its frame. There are multiple options of this machine that include a camo-colored version and a Limited Edition one as well. The Prime option comes with a winch and 12-inch aluminum wheels.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke
Displacement 443cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 5.0 gal.
Wheelbase 50.8”
Length/width/height 82.7”/46.5”/48.4”
Ground clearance 10.8”
Claimed wet weight 608 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/N/A
Rear IRS/N/A
Tires: f/r 24×8-12, 24×10-12
Retail price $4,999–$6,299

KYMCO MXU 500i

The base-model MXU 500i has four-wheel independent suspension, front and rear cargo racks, and storage compartments. Kymco also equipped it with a 2-inch rear hitch receiver that has a towing capacity of 1050 pounds. Hydraulic front and rear disc brakes slow the machine down, and the 4×4 system has a locking front differential.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke
Displacement 499cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.4 gal.
Wheelbase 51.1”
Length/width/height 87.0”/48.0”/49.4”
Ground clearance 10.2”
Claimed wet weight 725 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/6.2”
Rear IRS/6.8”
Tires: f/r 25×8-10, 25×10-12
Retail price $6,099

KYMCO MXU 700i/LE EPS/HUNTER/PRIME

Kymco’s biggest-bore ATV sports a 694cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine paired with a CV-style transmission that has high and low gears. You can get it in the base version, Limited Edition, Hunter edition and Prime model as well. Four of the five versions have EPS as a standard feature.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 695cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.4 gal.
Wheelbase 51.1”
Length/width/height 87.0”/48.0”/49.4”
Ground clearance 10.4”
Claimed wet weight 705 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/6.2”
Rear IRS/6.8”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12, 25×10-12
Retail price $6,799–$8,999

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450 H.0./450 H.0. EPS

Polaris’ most wallet-friendly 4×4 they make would have to be the Sportsman 450 H.O. It comes with a detuned, 500cc, ProStar, four-stroke, single-cylinder engine that puts out 33 horsepower. IRS and MacPherson struts soften the ride, and you can purchase an electronic power steering version of this quad.

Engine type Liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke
Displacement 327cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Wheelbase 50.5”
Length/width/height 83.3”/47.6”/46.0”
Ground clearance 9.0”
Claimed wet weight 662 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front MacPherson strut/8.2”
Rear Dual A-arm/9.5”
Tires: f/r 24×8-12, 24×10-12
Retail price $5,999/$6,899

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450/570 EPS UTILITY EDITION

The Sportsman utility models are designed with a hard worker in mind. The racks are steel with recessed areas for carrying buckets easily. They come with a heavy duty Farm and Ranch front bumper. The 570 has EPS and a variable low-speed limiter (set 7–14 mph for spraying, mowing or other work).

Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 567cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.5 gal.
Wheelbase 50.5”
Length/width/height 84.0”/48.0”/47.0”
Ground clearance 11.0”
Claimed wet weight 755 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front MacPherson strut/8.2”
Rear IRS/9.5”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12, 25×10-12
Retail price $6,299/$7,999

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570/570 EPS/570 SP/SP HUNTER

These models share a 44-horsepower, liquid-cooled ProStar single-cylinder engine, that is electronically fuel-injected. The SP version is equipped with Active Descent Control and an engine braking system. There is a SP Hunter model that comes with heavy duty bumpers a gun boot and more. Power steering is standard on the SP models of the 570.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, OHC 4-stroke
Displacement 549cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 5.3 gal.
Wheelbase 53.0”
Length/width/height 83.3”/47.6”/50.8”
Ground clearance 12.0”
Claimed wet weight 722 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/N/A
Rear IRS/N/A
Tires: f/r 26×8-14, 26×10-14
Retail price $6,699–$8,699

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400ASi/FSi

The KingQuad 400 comes in two different flavors with multiple color options to choose from. One is a full manual five-speed, while the other utilizes an automatic transmission with a high, low and reverse gears. The four-wheel-drive system is operated through a handlebar-mounted flip lever. The front differential is not lockable, and the rear suspension is a swingarm type.

Engine type Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 376cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.2 gal.
Wheelbase 50.0”
Length/width/height 81.1”/45.1”/33.1”
Ground clearance 9.8”
Claimed wet weight 628 lb./615 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/7.1”
Rear Single shock/9.9”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $6,499–$6,899

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 500AXi

A decade later and Suzuki finally upgrades their well-selling KingQuad line for 2019. The all-new 500 AXi has been given better suspension, all-new bodywork, a stronger frame, and an engine and clutching system that is tuned for a stronger and smoother output. There are many new versions of the machine as well that come with EPS and other features.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 493cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.6 gal.
Wheelbase 50.6”
Length/width/height 84.6”/47.8”/50.6”
Ground clearance 10.2”
Claimed wet weight 695 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/NA”
Rear IRS/NA”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $7,499–$9,299

TEXTRON ALTERRA 500

Textron extended their ATV lineup for 2019, and the Alterra 500 still remains as their midsize 4×4. It sports a 443cc single-cylinder engine with electronic fuel-injection. It has front and rear independent suspension with 7 inches of wheel travel. It is a great workhorse with racks that can hold 225 pounds combined. A rear 2-inch hitch receiver comes standard.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 443cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.3 gal.
Wheelbase 48.0”
Length/width/height 83.3”/44.5”/46.0”
Ground clearance 10.0”
Claimed wet weight 650 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/7.0”
Rear IRS/7.0”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $4,999

TEXTRON ALTERRA 570

Textron’s Alterra 570 is an all-new machine to their 2019 full-size ATV lineup. It comes in three versions, which includes two electronic power steering-equipped models. The XT edition comes with machine aluminum wheels. Ten inches of wheel travel are on all four corners of the 570, along with electronic-locking 4WD.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 545cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 5.7 gal.
Wheelbase 52.0”
Length/width/height 83.4”/48.5”/49.5”
Ground clearance 11.0”
Claimed wet weight 699 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10.0”
Rear IRS/10.0”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $6,799–$7,999

TEXTRON ALTERRA 700

Textron’s Alterra 700 holds the company’s biggest ATV engine in its frame. This full-size 4×4 sports a 695cc, liquid-cooled motor with EFI and has an electronic front-locking differential in the 4×4 system. The transmission comes with high, low and reverse gears. The EPS version comes in a camouflage option.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 695cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 5.7 gal.
Wheelbase 50.0”
Length/width/height 83.4”/48.5”/49.5”
Ground clearance 11.0”
Claimed wet weight 699 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10.0”
Rear IRS/10.0”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $7,299–$8,099

YAMAHA KODIAK 450

Yamaha’s Kodiak 450 is a great mid-sized 4×4 that is perfect for tight terrain. It has a compact frame and nimble handling, yet it has a reasonable amount of leg and control room for larger riders. An EFI, 421cc powerplant gets the ATV moving, and you can also upgrade to EPS. They have a Special Edition version of this machine for 2019.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke
Displacement 421cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 3.7 gal.
Wheelbase 48.8”
Length/width/height 80.1”/46.5”/45.7”
Ground clearance 9.6”
Claimed wet weight 650 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/6.7”
Rear IRS/7.4”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $5,999–$7,599

YAMAHA KODIAK 700

This machine remains on the 2019 Yamaha lineup with three model options. You can go one up from the base model to gain electronic power steering. There is also a Special Edition version that gets aluminum wheels and comes in a Tactical Black or Backcountry Blue color scheme. This machine is suited for almost any rider skill level.

Engine type Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke
Displacement 708cc
Transmission CVT w/ reverse
Final drive Shaft
Fuel capacity 4.7 gal
Wheelbase 49.2”
Length/width/height 81.5”/46.5”/48.8”
Ground clearance 10.8”
Claimed wet weight 661 lb.
Suspension/wheel travel:
Front Dual A-arm/7.1”
Rear Dual A-arm/9.1”
Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12
Retail price $6,999–$9,299

FOR MORE INFO, VISIT THESE CONTACTS

Apex: www.apexatv.com, (480) 507-5050
Argo: www.argoxtv.com
Can-Am: www.can-am.brp.com, (715) 848-4957
CFMoto: www.cfmotousa.com, (888) 823-6686
Hisun: www.hisunmotors.com, (972) 446-0760
Honda: www.powersports.honda.com, (310) 783-2000
Kawasaki: www.kawasaki.com, (949) 770-0400
Kymco: www.kymcousa.com, (864) 327-4744
Odes: www.odesindustries.com
Polaris: www.polarisindustries.com, (888) 704-5290
Suzuki: www.suzuki-cycles.com, (714) 996-7040
Textron: www.textronoffroad.com, (800) 774-3946
Yamaha: www.yamahamotorsports.com, (714) 761-7300

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