2020 ATV BUYER’S GUIDE: TWO-UP QUADS

By the staff of Dirt Wheels

ARCTIC CAT TRV 700

Arctic Cat’s Alterra TRV 700 is back in the lineup for 2020. This two-up machine has a long wheelbase of 58 inches to comfortably fit a rear passenger seat that is equipped with a back rest and hand-holds. Suspension is independent in the front and rear with electronic power steering as a standard feature.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58.0”, Length/width/height: 91.1”/47.8”/57.4”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 788 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: NA.

ARGO XPLORER XRT 500

Argo’s base-model XRT 500 engine is actually a full 503cc single-cylinder engine that is liquid-cooled and electronically fuel-injected. The automatic CV transmission helps keep power output smooth for both rider and passenger to enjoy a fun trail ride. The Limited Edition version of the XRT 500 comes with a winch and aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 503cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 57.1”, Length/width/height: 92.9”/48.6”/49.2”, Ground clearance: 13.2”, Claimed wet weight: N/A, Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.1”, Rear: IRS/10.4”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,299/$9,099.

ARGO XPLORER XRT 1000 LE

Power may be important to you, and the Argo XRT 1000 LE has enough of it. This two-up model comes with electronic power steering, a 3,000-pound-capable winch and aluminum wheels. A backrest and hand-holds are present for a daring passenger. The 4×4 system comes with a lockable front differential when the going gets rough.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin, Displacement: 997cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 56.9”, Length/width/height: 91.7”/47.2”/50.8”, Ground clearance: 11.6”, Claimed wet weight: N/A, Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Rear: IRS/9.3”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $12,199.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 450/570

Can-Am has no issue extending the wheelbase of the Outlander 450 and 570 to allow a passenger seat to be mounted to the machine. Riding with someone can be a lot more fun. The Outlander MAX 450/570 has a capable 4×4 system, and if you like the ease of power steering, Can-Am’s Dynamic Power Steering is available.

Engine type: Liquid cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc/570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shafts, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 91.0”/46.0”/52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed wet weight: 715 lb./741 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/8.8”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,199-$8,799.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 570

If you want a bit more bang for your buck in a two-up ATV, the Outlander MAX XT 570 has extra goodies. A set of sturdy bumpers find their home on this model, along with handguards, a 3,000-pound winch, DPS and 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels. Suspension is independent front and rear for a comfortable ride.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 91.0”/46.0”/52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed wet weight: 741 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: $9,849.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 6X6 DPS 450

Sometimes, four wheels aren’t enough to handle the task of hauling cargo around the ranch or job site. Enter the MAX 6×6 DPS 450 that has an extended cargo bed that can hold 350 pounds and a nice passenger seat. You can select between four-wheel or six-wheel drive with a switch mounted on the handlebar.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 90.0”, Length/width/height: 118.0”/46.0”/57.0”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed wet weight: 1000 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: $9,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX DPS

Step up to more power and handling performance with the Outlander MAX DPS 650. The liquid-cooled V-twin cylinder puts out a substantial 62 horsepower. It is paired to a smooth-operating automatic CV transmission. Independent suspension travel is over 9 inches on each corner. Mud guards come standard.

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: 59.0”, Length/width/height:  4.0”/48.0”/53.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 827 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: $10,299.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 650/850/1000R

The well-equipped Outlander MAX XT comes in three engine flavors: 650, 850 and 1000R. New for 2020, the 850 joins the 1000R in having Can-Am’s Intelligent Throttle Control, which offers three mapping changes on the fly via a handlebar-mounted push button. All three have the benefits of the XT package.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 649.6cc/854cc/976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 94.0”/48.0”/53.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 827 lb./874 lb./900 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: $11,349/$11,999/$13,749.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT-P 850/1000R

When the going gets rough, you need a machine up to the task. The two-up platform of this Outlander MAX has been outfitted with heavy-duty color-matched bumpers, Fox Podium QS3 adjustable shocks, handguards, a winch and 14-inch beadlock wheels. Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering comes standard.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc/976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 94.0”/48.0”/53.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 900/874 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: Trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $13,699/$15,449.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX LTD 1000R

From the ground up, the Outlander MAX Limited 1000R comes with 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, stylish cast-aluminum wheels. Its Fox Podium 1.5 QS3 shocks are easily adjustable. The 1000R engine has three adjustable power modes. A Warn winch, heavy duty bumpers, hand guards, mud guards and Can-Am’s DPS come standard.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 94.0”/48.0”/53.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 900 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: IRS/9.9”, Tires: f/r 27×8-14/27×10-14, Retail price: $15,349.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX NORTH EDITION

Trail trekking in the snow, or simply as a tool to get work done in frosty temperatures, the MAX North Edition is up to the task. Heated grips, a large windshield, wind visors over the controls, capable low gearing and a winch are all standard. Your passenger can sit comfortably behind you with hand-holds to grab onto.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4, Wheelbase: 59.0”, Length/width/height: 94.0”/48.0”/61.4”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 874 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.2”, Rear: Trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: f/r 26×8-14, 26×10-14, Retail price: $12,149.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 6X6 DPS 650

Some trails are easier to navigate on a quad than on a comparable UTV, but not all quads can handle cargo or offer the hauling capabilities of a UTV while carrying a passenger. The Outlander 6×6 DPS is built for that. Two-up configuration, an extended cargo box, DPS and more come stock on this four- or six-wheel-drive machine.

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: 82.0”, Length/width/height: 124.8”/48.5”/55.3”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 1100 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: $13,299.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 XT 1000

The large, tilting dump bed of the Outlander MAX 6×6 XT 1000 can hold up to 700 pounds. You can take a passenger along with you, and the 976cc Rotax engine has a ton of torque and power to ride fast and haul up to 1,650 pounds. A winch, bumper, handguards and Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering are standard features.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: nCVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shafts, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 90.0”, Length/width/height: 122.8”/48.8”/55.3”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 1170 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: $16,349.

CFMOTO CFORCE 600 TOURING

Another addition to CFMoto’s line-up for 2020 is the Force 600 Touring. Its body styling is attractive and aggressive. It has seating for two, along with cargo racks and a towing capacity of 1000 pounds. Twelve-inch aluminum wheels, a 2,500-pound-capable winch and handguards are standard features on this model.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.9 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, 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: Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,599.

CFMOTO CFORCE 800

The CForce 800 is the top model in CFMoto’s 2020 lineup. It sports an 800cc, 65-horsepower, four-stroke V-twin cylinder powerplant that is paired to a continuously variable automatic transmission. Aluminum wheels and a 3,000-pound-capable winch are standard features, along with electronic power steering.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 800cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.1 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 90.5”/48”/56.7”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 970 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: IRS/N/A, Tires: f/r 26×9-14/26×11-14, Retail price: $8,599.

HISUN TACTIC 400

If you need two-seat capability in a package that won’t break the bank, the Tactic 400 is a good choice. It utilizes independent front suspension through a dual-A-arm design with a simple swingarm suspension in the rear. It comes standard with a 2,500-pound winch and three different color options to choose from.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 393cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.6 gal., Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 82.5”/46”/42”, Ground clearance: 9.5”, Claimed wet weight: 772 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: $5,499.

HISUN TACTIC 550/750

Power is more important to some than others, and the Hisun Tactic two-up line holds the 550 and 700 versions. The engines are liquid-cooled four-strokes paired with fully automatic CV transmissions. Heavy-duty bumpers, handguards and a winch come stock on these ATVs. The rear passenger area has hand-holds so your passenger is secure.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 546cc/735cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.4 gal., Wheelbase: 57.3”, Length/width/height: 90.0”/47.0”/54.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed wet weight: 860 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: IRS/N/A, Tires: f/r 26×9-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $6,999/$8,299.

HISUN TACTIC 1000

You can step up to Hisun’s biggest engine package in their two-up line with the Tactic 1000. Three color schemes are available to choose from, and the model comes standard with cast-aluminum wheels, bumpers, hand protectors and a winch. The rear passenger seat is roomy with a back rest build in.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.2 gal., Wheelbase: 58.7”, Length/width/height: 98.0”/48.0”/54.5”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 1069 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail price: $10,999.

ODES ASSAILANT ZEUS

This is one purposeful looking machine. Odes has equipped this two-passenger rig with a 7-inch touch screen display, a 3,500-pound-capable winch, a front and rear bumper, cargo racks, cast-aluminum wheels and more. You get bang for your buck with this ATV. They even include mirrors and handguards stock.

Engine type : Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 800cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.0 gal., Wheelbase: N/A, Length/width/height: 89.0”/47.0”/58.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 865 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/7.0”, Rear: IRS/8.0”, Tires: f/r 26×9-14/26×11-14, Retail price: $10,295.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 570

Polaris’ entry-level two-up 4×4 ATV is the Sportsman Touring 570. It sports independent MacPherson-strut-style front suspension with independent dual-A-arm rear suspension to promote a comfortable ride. The ProStar engine offers a healthy amount of torque and power that won’t tire you out when navigating tight terrain.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 57.0”, Length/width/height: 86.0”/48.0”/48.0”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed wet weight: 728 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: MacPherson strut/8.2”, Rear: IRS/9.5”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×11-12, Retail price: $7,799-$9,699.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN X2 570

A job well done is the name of this ATVs game. The Sportsman X2 570 comes in a two-up design with a rear cargo bed with a 400-pound weight capacity. Electronic power steering is a standard feature that will help you stay in control while towing up to 1,225 pounds. The 567cc ProStar four-stroke engine has enough power to get you where you want to go.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 56.0”, Length/width/height: 89.0”/48.0”/48.0”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed wet weight: 788 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/8.2”, Rear: IRS/9.5”, Tires: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $10,199.

SPORTSMAN 6X6 570

If you have tight wooded property but need a machine with more capability than most utility ATVs, the Sportsman 6×6 570 is a winner. Available four- or six-wheel drive with Polaris’ On-Demand front differential will get you through mud, snow, rocks and more. The extended cargo bed holds up to 800 pounds. EPS is standard.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 84.0”, Length/width/height: 116.0”/48.0”/49.0”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 1075 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: Front: MacPherson strut/8.2”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $11,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850

Take a passenger on amazing off-road adventures with the Polaris Sportsman Touring 850. It comes with a comfortable rear passenger seat with hand-holds. Fourteen-inch cast-aluminum wheels, electronic power steering and a front cargo box come standard. A 78-horsepower ProStar engine motivates this big 4×4.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57.0”, Length/width/height: 84.3”/48.2”/48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed wet weight: 804 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: $11,499.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING XP 1000

A smooth ride starts with independent front and rear suspension. All of Polaris’ two-up models come with it. The Touring XP 1000 has the biggest motor of their 4×4 ATV line. You won’t feel the extra weight of your passenger with 88 horsepower to push you forward. Aluminum wheels, EPS and mirrors are standard.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57.0”, Length/width/height: 84.3”/48.2”/48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed wet weight: 886 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: Front: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: f/r 26×9-14/26×11-14, Retail price: $13,299.

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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