2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: 4X4

By the staff of Dirt Wheels

 

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570

Arctic Cat is back! Textron owns the company, but the historic brand name is back with machines that are trail-ready. The Alterra 570 has independent front and rear suspension sporting 10 inches of travel at each corner to smooth out terrain. Cargo racks and towing capability make it a great worker. An EPS version is available.

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: $6,099.

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 700 EPS

The Alterra 700 EPS sports the company’s biggest ATV engine. The liquid-cooled, 695cc, single-cylinder powerplant rumbles away paired to an automatic CV transmission. Power steering comes standard, and when work needs to get done, a towing capacity of 1050 pounds helps handle the tasks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, 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: NA.

ARGO XR 500

Argo may not be new to the off-road game, but their ATVs are still young. We tested them a while back and were impressed. The XR 500 has a potent engine with usable power output. The independent suspension is smooth, with over 8 inches of travel on each corner. An upgraded LE version costs $8,099 with more options.

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 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,299.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 450/570

Previously named the Outlander L, the 450 and 570 have smoother power output than their larger-displacement siblings to easily navigate tight terrain. The cockpits are just as roomy for tall riders, and if you want to spoil yourself, Dynamic Power Steering versions are available. Cargo and towing capabilities make this a worthy worker!

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc/570cc, 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 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,199-$7,799.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 570

The famous Outlander DNA runs through this rig, with extra options added to enhance your trail-trekking experience. Can-Am installed cast-aluminum wheels, heavy-duty bumpers, handguards, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering and a 3000-pound-capable Warn winch. Silver or dark gray with blue accents are your color options.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc, 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 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,849.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MOSSY OAK HUNTING EDITION 450/570

Can-Am takes the work out of prepping an ATV for tracking the perfect prey. The Mossy Oak Hunting Edition Outlander 450 and 570 come equipped with aluminum skid plates, a Warn winch, heavy-duty bumpers, hand guards, and a specialized seat cover. Mossy Oak’s Break-Up Country camouflage lets you blend in with the terrain.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc/570cc, 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: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 678 lb./708 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear: IRS/8.8”, Tires: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $8,999/$9,699.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 650/850

In 2019 Can-Am enhanced the suspension capabilities of the Outlander or Renegade with an engine 650 or larger. That carries over to the new model year, providing more stability and a smoother ride. While this base model of the 650 and 850 is great, you can upgrade to their DPS versions.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke V-twin, Displacement: 649.6cc/854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 86.0”/48.0”/49.5”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 749 lb./800 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: IRS/9.9”, Tires: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $8,399-$9,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT/XT-P

The XT and XT-P Outlanders are a force to be reckoned with. Whether it’s a mildly outfitted model or one with bumpers, Warn winch, beadlock wheels, Fox Podium shocks, handguards and more, you’ll be choosing a worthy machine. Hit the trails in style and with confidence. Three engine flavors for the XT and two for the XT-P.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 649cc/854cc/976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shafts, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 86.0”48.0”/49.5”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 749 lb./800 lb./826 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: Trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $10,349-$14,449,

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MOSSY OAK HUNTING EDITION 650

New for 2020 is Can-Am’s Hunting Edition Outlander in Mossy Oak Camouflage and with a potent Rotax 649.6cc, four-stroke V-twin engine. Arched A-arms allow you to quickly clear rough terrain while on the prowl. Heated grips and mudguards are a great addition to help you enjoy the ride and the hunt.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 86.0”/48.0”/49.5”, Ground clearance: 12.0”, Claimed wet weight: 749 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: IRS/9.9”, Tires: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $11,049.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER NORTH EDITION 850

The frozen tundra is no match for the North Edition Outlander 850. It is set up to get work done while keeping you warm. Heated grips, a large windscreen and handguards come standard. Lower gearing in the transmission is perfect to get snowplowing done, and a towing capacity of 1,650 pounds is welcome.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 86.0”/48.0”/61.4”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 800 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: IRS/9.9”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $10,999.

CFMOTO CFORCE 400

CFMoto builds great recreation/utility machines that are capable of handling ranch duties, but can put a smile on your face out on the trails. The Force 400 has independent suspension front and rear with coil-over shocks for a smooth ride. Cargo racks and a 2-inch hitch receiver let you haul with ease.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 398cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: N/A, Wheelbase: 50.7”,

Length/width/height: 82.6”/43.3”/45.3”, Ground clearance: 10.8”, Claimed wet weight: 742 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 500 EPS

Pulling some extra bills out of your wallet to get a larger engine and electronic power steering would be worth it for the Force 500 EPS. You gain a 2500-pound capable winch and a towing capacity of 873 pounds. Steel cargo racks are standard, and so is a front-locking differential in the CFMoto’s four-wheel-drive system.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 495cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal., Wheelbase: 50.7”, 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: $5,399.

 

CFMOTO CFORCE 600

CFMoto kicked 2020’s door down with the all-new CForce 600. New styling and many upgrades come into play. The turning radius is sharper, and the towing capacity is larger, as is the radiator and cooling fan. The EPS system is revised, and suspension travel is increased over previous models. A camouflage version is available!

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: N/A, Wheelbase: 58.0”, Length/width/height: 90.5”/46.0”/55.0”, Ground clearance: 10.6”, Claimed wet weight: 833 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: IRS/N/A, Tires: N/A, Retail price: $6,099.

 

HISUN FORGE 400i

If you are looking for a work and recreation-capable machine that won’t break the bank, the Forge 400i is a great option. It comes with four-wheel-drive, independent dual-A-arm front suspension and a shaft-driven swingarm-style rear suspension. Cargo racks are included with a 1,200-pound tow rating.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 393cc, Transmission: CVT, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 82.5”/42.0”/46.0”, Ground clearance: 8.0”, Claimed wet weight: 772 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: $4,799.

 

HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER 4X4

Hondas are well-known as some of the most dependable machines on the market. The Rancher is the introductory 4×4 in the lineup. It sports a longitudinally mounted 420cc engine. A 3.9-gallon fuel tank lets you ride for hours. There are multiple versions of this machine, including an independent rear-suspension option.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 420cc, Transmission: 5-speed, auto-clutch, w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal. heelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 82.8”/47.4”/46.2”, Ground clearance: 7.2”, Claimed wet weight: 580 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/6.69”, Rear: Single shock/6.69” or dual A-arm/NA, Tires: f/r 24×8-12, 24×10-11, Retail price: $6,499–$8,199.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN 4X4

Honda’s 2020 Foremans saw some great upgrades. A bigger and more potent 518cc engine was included, along with new front and rear racks, an easier to utilize reverse, a new cargo box and some enhanced styling. The Foreman comes with independent front suspension and swingarm-style rear suspension.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 518cc, Transmission: 5-speed auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50.0”, Length/width/height: 82.8”/47.4”/48.0”, Ground clearance: 7.5”, Claimed wet weight: 636 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/7.28”, Rear: Swingarm/7.28”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,399–$8,349.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN RUBICON 4X4

The Foreman Rubicon 4×4 line gained a bigger engine for 2020. New racks, freshened-up styling and new utility cargo box are more additions. Independent front and rear suspension offer a plush ride for this Honda line. Big Red offers the Rubicon in multiple outfits and stunning new color schemes that will wow your buddies!

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 475cc, Transmission: Automatic/push-button w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 9.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 84.5”/47.4”/48.6”, Ground clearance: 7.5”, Claimed wet weight: 700 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/7.28”, Rear: IRS/8.46”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,699–$9,899.

HONDA FOURTRAX RINCON

This big-bore 4×4 has remained in Honda’s ATV lineup, generally unchanged, for quite some time. It still sports a 3-speed transmission paired to a 675cc engine. Front and rear suspension are both an independent dual-A-arm design. We continue to wonder if Honda will offer an all-new version soon.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 675cc, Transmission: 3-speed automatic or electronic manual, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.4 gal, Wheelbase: 50.8”, Length/width/height: 83.2”/46.8”/47.5”, Ground clearance: 9.1”, Claimed wet weight: 657 lb, Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/ 6.9”, Rear: IRS/8.0”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $9,399.

KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750 4X4i

Brute Force is the best way to describe how potent Kawasaki’s engine is! Pressing the throttle puts a smile on our face, but so does its capability. Towing capacity comes in at 1,250 pounds, with cargo racks and storage compartments. The 4x4i can handle the roughest trails with the help of a front-locking differential. EPS is available.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke V-twin, Displacement: 749cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal., Wheelbase: 50.6”, Length/width/height: 86.4”/46.5”/48.0”, Ground clearance: 9.4”, Claimed wet weight: 653 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/6.7”, Rear: IRS/7.5”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12, 25×10-12, Retail price: $8,999–$10,599.

KYMCO MXU 450i/450i LE/PRIME

Kymco machines pack a big punch at a good price point. The MXU 450i lineup has a base model, an LE version with a winch and aluminum wheels, and a Prime edition with upgraded shocks. The engine is a 443cc, single-cylinder four-stroke that is paired to an automatic CV transmission. Independent suspension comes front and rear.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.7 gal., Wheelbase: 50.8”, Length/width/height: 83.6”/43.4”/46.9”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed wet weight: 608 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/7.0”, Rear: IRS/7.0”, Tires: f/r 24×8-12, 24×10-12, Retail price: $4,999–$6,299.

KYMCO MXU 700i/LE EPS/HUNTER/PRIME

Kymco redesigned the styling of their 700i and took the 500i out of the lineup for 2020. The new MXU comes in four versions. That includes a new Euro system that lets you lock the handlebar. Each upgrade model comes with more options, like a winch, handguards and 14-inch aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal., Wheelbase: 51.1”, Length/width/height: 87.0”/48.0”/48.4”, 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: $6,899–$8,599.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450 H.0.

This model kicks off the Sportsman lineup with an affordable platform that is prepared to perform. The 450 H.O. has an electrically fuel-injected ProStar single-cylinder engine, paired to a fully automatic CV transmission. Cargo racks and storage containers are standard features, and you can upgrade to an EPS-equipped version.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 500cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83”/48.0”/47.0”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed wet weight: 701 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: MacPherson strut/8.2”, Rear: IRS/9.5”, Tires: f/r 24×8-12, 24×10-12, Retail price: $6,249/$7,149.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570

Four impressive models of the Sportsman 570 are available. Above the base model is an electronic power steering upgrade. Next the camouflaged Hunter Edition gains items like a winch, bumpers, extended cargo racks and more. The Premium model has EPS, Active Descent Control and an Engine Braking System.

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: 83.0”/48.0”/48.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 704 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: MacPherson strut/8.2, Rear: IRS/9.5, Tires: f/r 25×8-12, 25×10-12, Retail price: $6,899–$8,899.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850

The Sportsman 850 has the aggressive looks and trail-trekking DNA that we wished the smaller Sportsman had. It comes with a potent 850cc ProStar engine paired to an automatic CV transmission and Polaris’ On-Demand all-wheel-drive system. The Premium version comes with sport-tuned EPS, and aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin cylinder, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53.0”, Length/width/height:  3.25”/47.6”/50.75”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 772 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear: IRS/10.25”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14, 26×10-14, Retail price: $8,899/$10,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000

The top recreational/utility Sportsman comes in the form of the XP 1000. The ProStar engine offers three selectable power modes to help haul cargo or hit the trails at a blindingly quick pace. Front and rear independent suspension offers a smooth and controlled ride.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled SOHC, twin cylinder, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal, Wheelbase: 53.0”, Length/width/height: 83.25”/47.6”/50.75”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed wet weight: 801 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear: IRS/10.25”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $12,099.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 HUNTER EDITION

Tracking down your prey of the day is made much easier with Polaris’ XP 1000 Hunter Edition. It comes with a 3,500-pound winch, heavy-duty front bumper, extended cargo racks, a gun scabbard, a rear LED center work light, and hand and thumb warmers. Aluminum wheels are wrapped with 26-inch-tall PXT tires.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled SOHC, twin cylinder, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53.0”, Length/width/height: 83.25”/47.6”/50.75”, Ground clearance: 12.0”, Claimed wet weight: 801 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.3”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $13,199.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400ASi/FSi

The Kingquad 400ASi and FSi are Suzuki’s entry-level 4×4 machines. One version has a manual transmission with a shift-lever-actuated auto clutch, while the other utilizes an automatic CV transmission. Multiple versions of each are available, including a camo, + and Special Edition+ with aluminum wheels option.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 376cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse/ auto-clutch manual 5-speed, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 50.0”, Length/width/height: 81.1”/45.1”/48.0”, 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: $6,549-$7,099.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 500AXi

Suzuki built an all-new KingQuad 500AXi for 2019 after a decade of minor changes to the old version. It handles better, has a stronger frame, and revised power output. You can purchase the bare-bones base model, or upgrade to multiple electronic power-steering-equipped editions with varying additions.

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/6.7”, Rear: IRS/7.7”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,549–$9,349.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi

The KindQuad is one of the best-selling recreational utility ATVs on the planet. The 750AXi sports a strong 722cc engine that is liquid-cooled and electronically fuel-injected. Power steering is an available option, as well as Special Edition versions that have aluminum wheels, sturdy bumpers and more included.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 722cc, 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: 705 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/6.7”, Rear: IRS/7.7”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,849–$10,349.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD RUGGED EDITIONS

Suzuki offers their legendary 500AXi and 700AXi 4×4 ATVs in varying Rugged Editions. They come equipped with a heavy-duty front bumper that has a powerful LED light bar installed. A heavy-duty rear bumper is also standard on the EPS and SE+ (with aluminum wheels and painted bodywork) versions of both engine options.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 493cc/722cc, 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: 706 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/6.7”, Rear: IRS/7.7”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $9,349–$10,949.

TRACKER 570

Tracker is stepping into the ATV game for 2020! They are well-known as manufacturers of boats and other useful recreation and work equipment. One of their offerings is the Tracker 570 that sports an SOHC four-stroke engine paired to a fully automatic CV transmission. Four-wheel drive is standard on this model.

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: $5,799.

TRACKER 700EPS

Another new model is the stout Tracker 700EPS. As the name states, electronic power steering comes standard. Ten inches of independent suspension offers a plush ride front and rear with a healthy 11 inches of ground clearance. A TrueTimber Camo edition is available for $7,499 with a 3,000-pound capacity winch.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, 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: $6,999.

YAMAHA KODIAK 450

The Kodiak 450 is a great mid-sized 4×4 ATV that is easy to ride and will fit through the tightest of terrain. The cockpit is roomy enough for tall riders. Upgrade to the EPS-equipped model and aluminum wheels come with it. You can opt for the EPS Special Edition version, which has a winch included in multiple color schemes.

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: 637 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: $6,499-$7,999.

YAMAHA KODIAK 700

Yamaha’s next big bear is the Kodiak 700 that shares the same motor as the infamous Grizzly 700 but is calmed down. Power output is smooth and subtle, but it has enough go to get where you need to be with ease. EPS is available, and the 700 EPS Special Edition model has a front-locking differential in the 4×4 system.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 686cc, 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: $7,199-$9,799.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY EPS

The Grizzly line is the sportiest of Yamaha’s big-bore 4x4s. It has suspension tuned to tackle the rough stuff at a fast pace, with enough capability to be a great ranch worker. New for 2020 is the EPS XT-R. It comes with a factory-installed winch, special-edition bronze/black paint and aggressive tires on aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 686cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal., Wheelbase: 49.2”, Length/width/height: 81.5”/48.4”/49.3”, Ground clearance: 11.3”, Claimed wet weight: 701 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/7.6”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.1”, Tires: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $9,899–$10,999.

CONTACTS

Apex: www.apexatv.com, (480) 507-5050

Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.com

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

Tracker: www.trackeroffroad.com, (877) 394-6727

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