2020 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE: ARTICAT TO KAWASAKI

Options and more options By the staff of Dirt Wheels

What an exciting year for the UTV world! There have been big changes in the sport side, with Honda stepping up with a pair of two-seat Talon models. The Talon X is trail biased, and the longer-travel, wider Talon R is more pure sport. A pair of Talon X-based four-seat Talons will be 2020 models as well. Kawasaki introduced the all-new Teryx KRX 1000. Even though it has long travel and a track that matches the Talon R track width of 68 inches, we expect the KRX to be a true trail weapon. Yamaha has even more trail-ready XT-R versions of its popular sport and recreational models. The big guys in the sport ranks remain Can-Am and Polaris. Can-Am’s X3 line has several RR models that have a whopping 195 horsepower and new suspension settings. Can-Am also continues to expand and improve the Maverick Sport line. Polaris has the new RZR XP Pro In two- and four-seat versions.

There is plenty of news on the rec/utility side as well. Can-Am and Polaris both have new and completely redesigned models that are exciting, as well as available in an amazing array of versions and trim levels. Both brands have units with full cabs, heat, air conditioning, power side windows and windshield wipers and washers! No matter what sort of UTV you desire, there is a perfect unit for you.

ARCTIC CAT

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT XX

One of the best-suspended UTVs on the market, the Arctic Cat (again) Wildcat XX is the sole version for 2020, though there are 2019 XX and XX LTDs available. The unique rear suspension requires no radius rods. The Yamaha 3-cylinder engine produces a claimed 130 horsepower. A roof is an option, but cast-aluminum wheels are standard.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 998cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/18.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/18.0”, Length/width/height: 136.0”/64.0”/67”, Fuel capacity: 10.0 gal., Dry weight: 1816 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $20,699.

ARCTIC CAT HAVOC

The base Havoc is the only 2020 model, though the 2019 Havoc X and Havoc Back Country Edition are available (as well as 2019 Wildcat Trail and Sport models). EPS, almost 13 inches of suspension travel, 100 horsepower, 24 cubic-feet of storage in the unique extended cab, 2000 pounds of towing, roof and a winch are standard.

Engine type: SOHC twin, Displacement: 957cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/12.8”, Rear: Dual A-arm/12.9”, Length/width/height: 126.0”/64.0”/77.0”, Fuel capacity: 9.5 gal., Dry weight: 1755 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 600 lb., Price: TBA.

ARCTIC CAT PROWLER PRO

The (now called Arctic Cat again) Prowler Pro was new for 2019. It is a three-passenger utility UTV with a quiet, 50-horsepower, 3-cylinder 812cc four-stroke engine. The cargo bed can hold 1000 pounds, while the towing capability is 2000 pounds. A hard roof, cast-aluminum wheels and a factory-installed winch are all standard.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.5”, Length/width/height: 126.0”/63.0”/74.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.0 gal., Dry weight: 1567 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $14,999.

ARCTIC CAT PROWLER PRO CREW 

The new-in-2019 Prowler Pro six-passenger crew model is a screaming deal for 2020. It is a mere $400 more than the three-seat model! The suspension system is independent front and rear with over 9 inches of travel. There are many cargo compartments, a large bed and a healthy towing capacity on this utility machine.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.5”, Length/width/height: 160.5”/63.0”/74.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.0 gal., Dry weight: 1856 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $15,399.

ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 500

The compact Prowler 500 has a 443cc, single-overhead-cam, four-stroke engine mated to a CV-style transmission. This machine can tow 1500 pounds, but holds 1000 pounds less in the bed. Four-wheel double-A-arm suspension provides 7.5 inches of travel. Green is your color option for 2020.

Engine type: SOHC single, Displacement: 443cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/7.5”, Rear: Dual A-arm/7.5”. Length/width/height: 106.0”/56.0”/77.0”, Fuel capacity: 8.5 gal., Dry weight: 1095 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 500 lb. Price: $9,399.

CAN-AM

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 RS TURBO R/ X3 X RS TURBO RR

The X3 rs Turbo R and X rs Turbo RR are Can-Am’s 72-inch track-width big guns with 22 inches of front travel. The big difference is 172 ponies for the R and 195 for the RR. Smaller differences are 29-inch tires, Fox QS3 shocks and 22 inches of rear travel for the R and 30-inch tires, Fox RC2 shocks and 24 inches of rear travel for the RR.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/22.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/22.0”-24.0”, Length/width/height: 132.0”/72.4”/68.5”; 132.0”/72.7”/68.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1620 lb./1627 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $20,999/$24,999.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X DS TURBO R/ X3 X DS TURBO RR

The X3 X ds Turbo R and X ds Turbo RR are Can-Am’s top contenders in the 64-inch two-seat sport UTV game for all-around wide-open riding. The X ds R has 172 horsepower, 28-inch tires and Fox QS3 shocks while the X ds RR has 195 ponies, 29-inch Maxxis Bighorns and Fox RC2 fully adjustable shocks.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/20.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/20.0”, Length/width/height: 132.0”/64.0”/65.4”; 132.0”/64.0”/65.7”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1481 lb./1501 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $22,499/$27,499.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X RC TURBO/ X3 X RC TURBO RR

The “RC” stands for “rock crawler,” but these well-equipped machines are just great on any surface. The X3 X rc Turbo sports a 120-horsepower engine with a 64-inch track width. The Turbo RR version has 195 horsepower and a width of 72 inches. Both have Smart-Lok true-locking front differentials, skid plates, rock sliders, a winch, bumper and more.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/18.0”-22.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/18.0”-24.0”, Length/width/height: 133.0”/65.6”/66.0”; 134.5”/72.8”/68.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1642 lb./1811 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $23,999/$29,599.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 TURBO/TURBO R

Can-Am kicks off the X3 lineup with the Turbo base model. It sports 120 horsepower and Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks. Add an intercooler to the powertrain, and the Turbo R is born. It has the same features as the X3 Turbo, just with an additional 52 horsepower. The transmission is a gated, fully automatic CVT on both models.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/20.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/20.0”, Length/width/height: 131.0”/64.0”/66.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1470 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $19,999/$22,999.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 X MR TURBO/X3 X MR TURBO RR

Mud dwellers can rejoice over the Maverick X3 X mr Turbo or X mr Turbo RR. They come equipped with a full snorkel setup, big mud tires and a winch as standard features. These two models have different widths: 64 inches for the 120-horsepower Turbo and 72 inches for the 195-horsepower Turbo RR. There is a four-seat Max version for $28,899.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple,Displacement: 900cc,Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/18.0”-22.0”,Rear: Trailing arm/18.0”-22.0”,Length/width/height:133.0”/66.7”/66.1”; 132.3”/74.2”/68.0”,Fuel capacity:10.5 gal.,Dry weight:1664 lb./1726 lb.,Towing:N/A,Bed capacity:200 lb., Price:$23,199/$26,399.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X DS TURBO RR/X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR/MAX X MR TURBO RR

Fun for four comes with the Maverick X3 Max lineup. The three 195 horsepower versions are the 64-inch Max X ds and 72-inch Max X rs and mud-specific Max X mr. The differences are 30-inch mud tires, Fox QS3 shocks, full doors and a winch for the MR. The other 2 have Fox RC2 suspension, quarter doors and the RS has a roof.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/20.0”-22.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/20.0”-24.0”, Length/width/height: 164.0”/64.0”/66.0”; 165.5”/72.0”/66.0”;.165.0”/74.5”/68.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1766 lb./1858 lb./1940 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $27,499/$29,999/$28,899.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX TURBO/MAX DS TURBO R /MAX RS TURBO R

These 120- and 172-horsepower Turbo Max models are great four-seat family (or friends) wagons. The long wheelbase provides a plush ride on Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks. Wheel travel is a healthy 20 inches at all four corners, and 28-inch Maxxis tires come on them.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/20.0”-22.0”, Rear: Trailing arm/20.0”-22”, Length/width/height:164.0”/64.0”/65.8”; 164.0”/72.4”/68.5” Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1726 lb./1869 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $21,999/$23,699/$25,199.

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT/DPS 1000

The Can-Am Maverick Sport and Sport DPS are the same basic package with a 60-inch track, Fox QS3 shocks and a 976cc V-twin Rotax engine. The Sport has 75 horsepower, but the DPS model can be 75 or 100 horsepower. Both engine packages have plenty of oomph for the trail! The Sport has a towing capacity of 1500 pounds.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/11.5”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/12.0”, Length/width/height: 119.0”/60.0”/71.1”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1390 lb./1405 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $15,299–$16,999.

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT X XC/SPORT X RC/SPORT X MR

While they have different purposes, these three great Maverick Sport models share a 64-inch track, 100 horsepower, 14.75 inches of wheel travel, four 4×4 modes, including a locking front diff. The engines have Eco and Sport modes. The differences are tire size and type, winches for the mr and rc, high intakes for the mr, and chassis protection for the rc.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/14.75”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/14.75”, Length/width/height: 122.0”/64.0”/74.3”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1428 lb./1617 lb./1598 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $20,199/$21,099/$21,499.

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT MAX DPS

The single four-seater in the Maverick Sport line is the Max DPS. It is a 60-inch-wide machine with seating for four. The suspension up front consists of dual A-arms, with Can-Am’s Torsional trailing arm in the rear. Electronic power steering is a standard feature, and there is 6.5 gallons of storage in the cab and it can carry 200 pounds in the bed.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/12.5”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/13.0”, Length/width/height: 149.0”/60.0”/76.2”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1697 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $19,599,

CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL/TRAIL DPS

Can-Am’s 50-inch-wide attack force is the Maverick Trail line. There are multiple flavors, which includes two different engine sizes, and base or DPS models. The Trail fits in tight spaces and comes with a 51-horsepower 800 or a 75-horsepower 1000 engine paired to a CVT. The DPS versions have three modes. The interior has all the comfort of the Maverick Sport.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 800cc/976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/10.5”, Length/width/height: 118.0”/50.0”/69.0”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1314 lb.–1364 lb., Towing: 1500 lb. Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $11,099-$13,099.

CAN-AM COMMANDER LIMITED/MAX LIMITED

The two-seat Commander Limited and four-seat Commander Max Limited combine luxury, sport performance and utility. Standard equipment includes painted bodywork, GPS, half windshield, roof, aluminum wheels, winch, a heavy-duty front bumper and power steering. Even the well-equipped Limited & Limited Max have nets instead of hard doors.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/10.0”, Length/width/height:120.2”/62.5”/72.0”; 149.7”/62.5”/75.5”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1291 lb./1572 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 600 lb., Price: $20,299/$22,099.

CAN-AM COMMANDER DPS/MAX DPS/XT/MAX XT

The Commander line steps down in luxury to the two-and four-seat DPS and XT versions. The Commander’s two-stage dumping cargo bed can hold a total of 600 pounds. The XT versions come with bumpers and a winch. There are 71- and 92-horsepower engine options to choose from. The base manual steering, 71-horsepower Commander is $11,199.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 800cc/976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 118.3”/61.2”/72.0”; 150.0”/62.5”/76.0”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1291 lb./1572 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 600 lb., Price: $12,299-$18,999.

CAN-AM DEFENDER XT-P/XT MR/MOSSY OAK/LIMITED

The Defender is new for 2020, and the various models feature the HD5, HD8 or HD10 (38-, 50- or 82-horserpower) engine. These four 60-inch, winch-equipped machines have the HD10. The XT-P has the QE front diff, and the rest Smart-Lok. The MR is mud-equipped, the Mossy Oak is for hunting, and the hard-cab Limited has power windows, heat and A/C!

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 125.8”/63.0”/80.0”; 129.4”/64.0”/82.0”/129.4”/65.0”/80.0”; 126.0”/65.0”/79.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1613.8 lb./1697.6 lb./1646.9 lb./1928.0 lb., Towing: 2500 lb., Bed capacity: 600–1000 lb., Price: $18,999/$19,999/$19,699/$25,199.

CAN-AM DEFENDER MAX X MR/MAX LIMITED

Can-Am rates all but the Max X mr and Max Limited as work only. The Max X mr is equipped for mud with high intakes. The Limited has a full cab, full doors, power side windows, heater, air conditioning and a sound system. Electronic power steering and winches are standard features for both machines. There are multiple color options.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976ccc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Arched torsional trailing arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 161.9”/64.0”/82.0”;  158.0”/67.0”/79.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1999 lb./2337 lb., Towing: 2500 lb., Bed capacity: 600–1000 lb., Price: $21,499/$27,899.

CAN-AM DEFENDER PRO DPS/PRO XT

These Defender Pros are new for 2020. They started as Max editions, but get a single cab and a full 6-foot bed and a massive 94 gallons of enclosed storage! They are powered by a 976cc V-twin engine. Standard features include an integrated front steel bumper and HMWPE central skid plate. A 6×6 model has the long bed but less storage for $17,999.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Torsional trailing arm/10.0” Length/width/height: 153.0”/64.0”/78.0”; 158.0”/64.0”/80.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1833 lb./1941 lb., Towing: 2500 lb., Bed capacity: 600–1000 lb., Price: $17,899/$20,099.

CFMOTO

CFMOTO ZFORCE 800EX/ ZFORCE 950 SPORT

Both the CFMoto ZForce 800 and ZForce 950 are 60-inch sport machines, but the futuristic 950 is the company’s newest design. Both are powered by V-twins with a wet centrifugal clutch helping the CVT. They have front-locking differentials and electronic power steering. The shocks are adjustable and a 3000-pound winch comes stock.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 800cc/963cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”-11.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.0”; Quadlink/11.8”, Length/width/height: 113.0”/59.0”/72.0”; 113.0”/60.0”/72.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.1 gal., Dry weight: 1230 lb., Towing: N/A/550 lb., Bed capacity: N/A/220 lb., Price: $11,799/TBA.

CFMOTO ZFORCE 500 TRAIL/800 TRAIL

The ZForce Trail models squeezes through tight terrain and 50-inch trails. A 38-horsepower 500cc or 62-horsepower 800cc, liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin engine motivates these machines. Electronic power steering and independent suspension are standard, and they are capable of towing but claim no specific towing capacity.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 500cc/800cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A/10.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/N/A/10.0”, Length/width/height: 113.0”/50.0”/70.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.1 gal., Dry weight: 1228 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: N/A, Price: $8,999/$10,999.

CFMOTO UFORCE 1000

New to CFMoto in 2019, the UForce 1000 sports a healthy 79-horsepower four-stroke engine paired to a CVT. Independent suspension in the front and rear provide a smooth ride. Hydraulic disc brakes slow it down. It will carry 1,000 pounds and tow up to 2,000 pounds, so it is ready for work or play.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 963cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/9.5”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.1”, Length/width/height: 117.0”/63.5”/72.8”,

Fuel capacity: 7.1 gal., Dry weight: 1520 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000, Price: $13,499.

CFMOTO UFORCE 500/800 EPS

The CFMoto UForce 500 has a 38-horsepower engine, and the 800 has 62-horsepower. CVTs put power to the ground via shaft-drive. Tilt beds holds 600 pounds of cargo, and the machines can tow up to 1025 or 1250 pounds. Electronic power steering comes standard. Fourteen-inch cast-aluminum wheels add style.

Engine type: SOHC single/SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 495cc/800cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/9.5”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.1”, Length/width/height: 117.0”/58.0”/74.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.1 gal., Dry weight: 1347/1377 lb., Towing: 1250 lb., Bed capacity: 600 lb., Price: $9099 ($9549 camo)/$11,799.

HISUN

HISUN STRIKE 1000/STRIKE CREW

Hisun’s sport-oriented Strike 1000 comes as a regular cab or a Crew model. It has a 976cc, four-stroke V-twin engine paired to an effective CVT. The suspension is a dual-A-arm type in the front and rear. The 4×4 system includes a front lockable differential. It can also tow up to 1764 pounds. Both versions have adjustable shocks.

Engine type: OHV V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: Dual A-arm/N/A, Length/width/height: 113.4”/65.0”/74.8”; 141.1”/65.0”/77.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Dry weight: 1521 lb./1697 lb., Towing: 1764 lb., Bed capacity: 350 lb., Price: $14,999/$16,999, Towing: 1764 lb., Bed capacity: 350 lb., Price: $14999/$16999.

 

HISUN STRIKE 250/STRIKE 550

Hisun’S Strike 250 is a compact 2WD model that will fit two adults, but doubles as a youth model. It has a lot of cool features! The 4WD, 50-inch Strike 550 has a 546cc, single-cylinder engine with CVT. Both have dual-A-arm suspension for all wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, roofs, mirrors, dump beds and cast-aluminum wheels standard!

Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 229cc/546cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: Dual A-arm/N/A, Length/width/height: 88.9”/49.6”/59.0”; 106.0”/54.0”/72.5”, Fuel capacity: 3.5 gal./7.3 gal., Dry weight: 657 lb./1367 lb., Towing: N/A/1200 lb., Bed capacity: 50 lb./350 lb., Price: $5,199/$9,799.

HISUN SECTOR 1000/1000 CREW

Hisun’s work-oriented Sector 1000 and 1000 Crew share a 976cc four-stroke engine with the Strike 1000 sport model. It has a locking front differential, 4WD, a 3500-pound winch, electronic power steering, aluminum wheels, mirrors, a roof and windshield standard. All of the Hisun models are amazingly well-equipped for the price.

Engine type: OHV V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: Dual A-arm/N/A, Length/width/height: 155.0”/65.0”/78.0”; 122.5”/65.0”/76.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Dry weight: 1881 lb./1620 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $15,299/$16,999.

HISUN SECTOR 550/750

The Sector 550 shares a frame, dimensions and suspension with the Sector 750, but has a milder, EFI, 546cc, four-stroke single engine paired to a CVT. The 750 is a 736cc single cylinder. These UTVs can tow up to 1200 pounds, and a 3500-pound winch comes standard, as does a roof, windshield and aluminum wheels. The 750 Crew is $13,499.

Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 546cc/736cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: Dual A-arm/N/A, Length/width/height: 119.0”/61.0”/76.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Dry weight: 1406 lb./1638 lb., Towing: 1200 lb., Bed capacity: 500 lb., Price: $8,999/$11,499.

HISUN SECTOR 250/450

The Sector 250 shares attributes with the Strike 250: 2WD, swingarm rear, 229cc single with CVT, but with a dump bed, mirrors and a roof. It fits easily in a full-size truck bed. The 4WD, IRS Sector 450 is a mid-sized UTV packed with a 454cc single, CVT, EFI engine, and standard roof, windshield, side mirrors, turn signals, winch and aluminum wheels!

Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 229cc/454cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/N/A, Rear: Swingarm/N/A/Dual A-arm/N/A, Length/width/height: 96.0”/49.0”/65.0”; 107.0”/61.0”/74.0”, Fuel capacity: 3.5 gal/7.3 gal., Dry weight: 657 lb./1300 lb., Towing: N/A/1200 lb., Bed capacity: 110 lb./350 lb., Price: $5,599/$8,799.

HONDA

HONDA TALON 1000X/1000R

Honda introducing the Talon 1000X and Talon 1000R sport UTVs at the same time was one of the biggest stories of the year. The X is trail oriented, shorter wheelbase, 64-inch width and has less travel. The 1000R track is 68.5-inches, longer travel and longer wheelbase. Both have I4WD and belt-less gear-to-gear six-speed dual-clutch transmissions.

Engine type: Uni-Cam twin, Displacement: 999cc, Suspension: Front: Double wishbone/14.6”/17.7”, Rear: 3-link/4+-link Trailing arm/15.1”/20.1”, Length/width/height: 123.9”/64.0”/75.3”; 123.9”/68.4”/75.6”, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Dry weight: 1,490 lb. (1,492 lb. CA)/1,545 lb. (1,548 lb. CA), Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 299 lb., Price: $19,999/$20,999.

HONDA 1000X-4/1000-4 FOX LIVE-VALVE

Both of Honda’s Talon four-seat models are based on the Talon 1000X 64-inch platform. Both have auto- or manual-shift DCT 6-speed transmissions, power steering and I4WD. Oddly, they have 28-inch Maxxis tires on 15-inch cast-aluminum wheels. The Fox Live Valve model offers computerized electronic suspension damping that really works!

Engine type: Uni-Cam twin, Displacement: 999cc, Suspension: Front: Double wishbone/14.6”/14.4”, Rear: 3-link trailing arm/15.0”, Length/width/height: 152.6”/64.0”/78.1”, Fuel capacity: 7.7 gal., Dry weight: 1739 lb./1755 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 299 lb., Price: $21,999/$23,999.

HONDA PIONEER 1000/DELUXE

Honda’s Pioneer 1000 sports an EFI, 999cc, twin-cylinder, four-stroke engine paired with a belt-less six-speed automatic transmission. It can be driven in full auto or paddle-shifted. Self-leveling rear suspension keeps it riding at stock height when loaded. A Deluxe model is available for $16,799.

Engine type: Uni-Cam twin, Displacement: 999cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.6”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 116.8”/63.0”/76.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1538 lb./1567 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $15,799/$16,799.

 

HONDA PIONEER 1000-5/DELUXE/LE

Honda’s Pioneer 1000-5 sports an EFI, 999cc, twin-cylinder, four-stroke engine paired with a belt-less six-speed automatic transmission. It can be driven in full auto or paddle-shifted. Self-leveling rear suspension keeps it riding at stock height when loaded. Flip-up in-bed seats make it a five-passenger. The Fox-shocked, i4WD LE is awesome!

Engine type: Uni-Cam twin, Displacement: 999cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.6”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 116.8”/63.0”/76.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1689 lb./1709 lb./1773 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 600–1000 lb., Price: $17,199–$22,099.

 

HONDA PIONEER 700/DELUXE

Honda’s Pioneer 700 two-seater has impacted the mid-class recreational utility market. It utilizes a 675cc, single-cylinder four-stroke engine with a three-speed automatic transmission. The Deluxe has paddle shifters for manual shifting. The Pioneer can hold up to 1000 pounds, and tow 1500 pounds. We wish it came with a low range in the transmission.

Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 675cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/7.9”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.1, Length/width/height: 114.8”/60.0”/77.6”, Fuel capacity: 8.2 gal., Dry weight: 1268 lb./1283 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $10,999/$12,699.

HONDA PIONEER 700-4/DELUXE

The Pioneer 700-4 is a capable machine that seats four people with two seats that fold up from the bed. You can still haul a healthy amount of cargo with the seats down. The engine is quiet and capable. It can tow 1500 pounds and haul 1000 pounds. There is a base model, and the Deluxe comes with paddle shifters and power steering.

Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 675cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/7.9”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.1, Length/width/height: 114.8”/60.0”/77.6”, Fuel capacity: 8.2 gal., Dry weight: 1411 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $12,399–$13,899.

HONDA PIONEER 500

Honda’s Pioneer 500 is small enough to fit into a full-size truck bed with ease. The engine is a 475cc single cylinder that is electronically fuel-injected. The suspension system is independent in the front and rear with 5.9 inches of travel. The rear cargo rack can hold up to 450 pounds, and it tows a maximum of 1000 pounds.

Engine type: OHV single, Displacement: 475cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/5.9”, Rear: Dual A-arm/5.9, Length/width/height: 102.6”/50.0”/71.3”, Fuel capacity: 4.1 gal., Dry weight: 1025 lb., Towing: 1000 lb., Bed capacity: 450 lb., Price: $9,199.

INTIMIDATOR

INTIMIDATOR GC1K/GC1K CREW

Intimidator’s GC1K and GC1K Crew are its sportiest offerings. An 83-horsepower, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with CVT is the only option. Three package options let you upgrade to Elka shocks, a 7-inch display, GPS and a Wet Sounds sound bar. A GC1K truck model has a 6-foot steel bed with Kohler 750cc gas or 1000cc diesel engines.

Engine type: OHV twin, Displacement: 997cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 122.0”/64.0”/79.5”;  57.6”/64.0”/79.5”, Fuel capacity: N/A, Dry weight: 1850 lb./2152 lb., Towing: 2500 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $13,799/$15,099.

INTIMIDATOR CLASSIC/CREW

This American company builds their machines in-house from the ground up in base or XD4 packages. The three-seat Classic can hold up to 1200 pounds of cargo and tow up to 2100 pounds. It seats three, and you can get it in with a 750cc gas, 48-volt electric or 1000cc diesel motor. The electric option is not available for the 6-seat Crew model.

Engine type: Gas, electric or diesel, Displacement: 750cc/48-volt/1000cc (diesel), Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/10.0”, Length/width/height: 113.0”/63.0”/78.0”; 149.0”/63.0”/78.0”, Fuel capacity: 9.0 gal., Dry weight: 1571 lb./1952 lb., Towing: 2100 lb., Bed capacity: 1200 lb., Price: $10,999/$12,999.

JOHN DEERE

JOHN DEERE RSX860

John Deere stays in the sport utility market with the RSX860E and RSX860M models. Both models share a 62-horsepower V-twin four-stroke with fuel injection paired with a CV-style transmission Only the 860M model has electric power steering. Both machines have 400 pounds of bed capacity and will tow 1,200 pounds.

Engine type:Four-valve V-twin, Displacement:839cc, Suspension:Front:Dual A-arm/9.0”, Rear:Multi-link semi-trailing arm/9.0”, Length/width/height: 90.0”/48.0”/68.0”, Fuel capacity:7.4 gal., Dry weight:1430 lb., Towing:1200 lb., Bed capacity:400 lb., Price:Starting at $12,199.

JOHN DEERE XUV560E

John Deere’s XUV560E is the base model for the company’s mid-sized utility UTV line. There are 8 inches of independent suspension travel on each wheel. The mid-size line has many different engine options. Cleverly, the XUV560E has an unlockable rear differential for delicate surfaces. A crew version is $9,999.

Engine type: 4-valve V-twin, Displacement: 570cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.0”, Length/width/height: 113.0”/56.5”/73.5”, Fuel capacity: 4.9 gal., Dry weight: 1270 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 500 lb., Price: $8,399.

JOHN DEERE XUV855M S4

This machine showcases John Deere’s utility crew lineup. There are many different accessories offered with this machine. A Yanmar 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled diesel (a favorite with those who have other diesel equipment) engine is paired to a fully automatic CVT. All four wheels are shaft driven, and electronic power steering is standard.

 Engine type: Diesel, Displacement: 854cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.0”, Length/width/height: 154.0”/62.0”/75.0”, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Dry weight: 2018 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $17,589.

KAWASAKI

KAWASAKI TERYX KRX 1000

New for 2020, Kawasaki’s UTV performance flagship Teryx KRX 1000 has a very nicely appointed passenger compartment and a great look. It uses a new 999cc 4-valve parallel twin engine. It has just over 68 inches in track width, and 18.6 inches of front travel and 21.1 inches in the rear!

Engine type: DOHC twin, Displacement: 999cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/18.6”, Rear: Trailing arm/21.1”, Length/width/height: 130.4”/68.1”/75.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1569 lb., Towing: NA, Bed capacity: 351 lb., Price: $20,499.

KAWASAKI TERYX/TERYX CAMO/TERYX LE 

Kawasaki’s ageless Teryx comes in trim levels. You can upgrade to a camo model for $14,299 or go with the loaded LE version for $14,999 ($200 less for 2020!). It comes with three-tone seats and 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels. All versions have an energetic, four-stroke V-twin engine with EFI. The Terxy remains amazingly effective on the trail.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 783cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.3”, Length/width/height: 118.1”/61.6”/75.8”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1569 lb., Towing: 1300 lb., Bed capacity: 600 lb., Price: $12,999-$14,999.

KAWASAKI TERYX4/TERYX4 CAMO/TERYX4 LE 

The Kawasaki Teryx4 sports a liquid-cooled, EFI 783cc V-twin with CVT. It seats 4 in comfort in a remarkably short wheelbase. Front and rear dual A-arm suspension with Fox Podium shocks provide a smooth ride. There are also camo and more elegant LE versions available. The LE is a beauty with automotive paint, cast wheels and three-color seats.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 783cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.0”, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.3”, Length/width/height: 125.4”/61.6”/77.8”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1604 lb., Towing: 1300 lb., Bed capacity: 249 lb., Price: $15,799-$17,199.

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-MX

Kawasaki’s Mule Pro-MX is the company’s newest UTV in its recreational utility lineup. This machine is a compact two-seater that has a 60-inch width. The engine is a willing 695cc single-cylinder that is electronically fuel-injected. Electric power steering is standard, but there are LE and camo versions available. 

Engine type: SOHC single, Displacement: 695cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.6, Rear: Dual A-arm/9.1, Length/width/height: 110.0”/60.0”/74.4”, Fuel capacity: 9.5 gal., Dry weight: 1588 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 700 lb., Price: $11,999-$12,649.

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FXR

The Pro-FXR is the shortest wheelbase, full-size recreational utility UTV in Kawasaki’s lineup. It utilizes an automotive-style triple-cylinder four-stroke that is electronically fuel-injected. It can tow up to 2000 pounds and hold another 1000 pounds in the tilting cargo bed. A headache rack comes standard behind the seats.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.7, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.7, Length/width/height: 121.5”/64.0”/77.2”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1768 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $14,999.

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FX

For a three-seat utility-capable machine, the Kawasaki Mule Pro-FX is a solid choice. The bed can hold up to 1000 pounds, and it can tow 2000 pounds. It has four-wheel double-wishbone suspension with over 8 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride. The electronic power-steering version starts at $13,099, and the LE package runs for $14,299.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Length/width/height: 133.3”/64.0”/79.7”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1832 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $12,099-$14,299.

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FXT 

Kawasaki covers all corners of recreational utility with this six-passenger model. The Pro-FXT’s second row of seats can be folded down to increase bed space. The engine and transmission pairing are capable enough to tow up to 2000 pounds and haul up to 1000 pounds in its cargo bed. There are multiple versions, include a Ranch Edition. 

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Length/width/height: 133.3”/64.0”/79.5”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1962 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $13,099-$16,999.

KAWASAKI MULE PRO-DX

The Mule Pro-DX shares the same frame and features that the rest of the line does, but you can get it with a 993cc, four-stroke, diesel, three-cylinder engine. A fully automatic CVT is paired to the engine. You can get a six-seat Mule Pro-DXT starting at $14,299. You can get the Pro-DX and Pro-DXT in EPS and LE versions.

Engine type: Diesel triple, Displacement: 993cc, Suspension: Front: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Rear: Dual A-arm/8.7”, Length/width/height: 133.3”/64.0”/77.4”, Fuel capacity: 7.9 gal., Dry weight: 1808 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $13,199-$15,899.

CONTACTS

Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.txtsv.com

Can-Am: (715) 848-4957, www.can-am.brp.com

CFMoto: (888) 823-6686, www.cfmotousa.com

Hisun: (972) 446-0760, www.hisunmotors.com

Honda: (310) 783-2000, www.powersports.honda.com

Intimidator: www.intimidatorutv.com

John Deere: www.deere.com

Kawasaki: (949) 770-0400, www.kawasaki.com

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