2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

Four Wheel Drive quads

Over a hundred models to tease and tantalize riders By the staff of Dirt Wheels

2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

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ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 450

The mid-size Alterra 450 provides plenty of amenities, such as 25-inch tires, a steel (Front) rack capable of holding 75 pounds and (Rear) steel rack that can carry 150 pounds. The 433cc engine is liquid-cooled, while the CVT has high and low gears, as well as reverse. There is 10 inches of Ground clearance:, and the (Front) and (Rear) suspensions have 7 inches of travel.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 433cc,Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft,Fuel capacity: 4.3 gal.,Wheelbase:: 48”,Length/width/height: 84.3×44.5×46”,Ground clearance:10”, Claimed dry weight: 628 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/10”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10”,Tires f/r: 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price:  $6,099.

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 570 EPS/570 EPS SE

Next up the Arctic Cat ATV food chain is the 570 EPS and EPS SE. Both models feature 10 inches of travel (Front) and (Rear), 11 inches of Ground clearance: and a stout 545cc single-cylinder engine. Move to the SE version, and you get over-molded plastic (Front) and (Rear) racks, a (Front) bumper, cut for length (Front) tow hooks and 3,000-pound Warn winch.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 83.4×48.5×49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 699 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/10”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10”, Tires f/r: 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price:  N/A.

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 700 EPS SE

This is the big dog in Arctic Cat’s ATV lineup, thanks to its 695cc, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine. It comes standard with electric power steering and plenty of performance. This SE model has (Front) and (Rear) over-molded racks and has a towing capacity of 1,050 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 695cc,Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”,Length/width/height: 83.4×48.5×49.5”, Ground clearance:11”, Claimed dry weight: 699 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/10”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12,Retail price:  $10,649.

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ARGO XR 500

Argo marches into the 2021 model year with the XR 500 with its steel (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, 503cc powerplant, double-A-arm (Front) and (Rear) suspensions and locking (Front) differential. In addition to a high-end finish and fine performance, this 4×4 also offers a premium gauge.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 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: 803 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.7”, (Rear) IRS/9.4”,Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price:  $6,799.

ARGO XR 570/570 LE

The XR 570 has the same features as the XR 500. The difference is the new 561.4cc engine. The LE gets Tri-Mode speed-sensing electronic power steering that changes steering effort automatically. Or, the rider can choose no assist, minimum assist or maximum assist. The LE version also comes standard with a 3,000-pound winch.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 561.4cc,Transmission: CVT w/ reverse,Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal.,Wheelbase: 50.8 inches, Length/width/height: 83.5×48.8×38.2”, Ground clearance: 12.6”,Claimed wet weight: 950.2 lb.,Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.1”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.4”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda 25×8-12/Kenda 25×10-12, Retail price:  $7,499.

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER 570/450

The affordable Outlander 450 and 570 are great ATVs to get you started off-roading. There are two engine options (with a difference of 10 horsepower), a CVT, 1,300-pound towing capacity and 25-inch Carlisle Trail Wolf tires. There is Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) available in each engine size for an additional charge of $900

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin/single cylinder, 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc; 27cc,Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51 inches, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”,Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 704 lbs; 678 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price:  $6,999; $6,299.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 570

Choosing the Outlander XT 570 over the Outlander 570 will get you Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3,500-pound-rated Warn winch, painted plastic, heavy-duty (Front) and (Rear) bumpers and wind deflectors on the handlebars. A 570 seems to be the sweet spot for 4×4 quads. There is enough power, but fine control is easy.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 570cc,Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51.0”, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 704 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price:  $8,949.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 1000R/850/650

The Outlander XT line offers three engine sizes: 650 (62 horsepower), 850 (78 horsepower) and 1000R (91 horsepower). XT riders get Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3,500-pound winch, (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, wind deflectors and 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels. Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo is an upcharge of $100.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 976cc; 854cc; 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/reverse,Final drive: Shaft,Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 826; 800; 749 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price:  $12,749; $11,099; $10,499.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MOSSY OAK EDITION 570/450

The list of amenities on the Mossy Oak Edition of Can-Am’s small-bore ATVs is big. The list includes a 3,500-pound winch, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, cast-aluminum 12-inch wheels with Carlisle ACT HD tires, aluminum A-arm protectors, heated grips, and throttle and handlebar wind deflectors. You’ll be ready to hunt.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin; single-cylinder, Displacement: 570cc; 427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83x46x49”, Ground clearance:11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 704 lb.; 678 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT HD 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $8,399; $7,699.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 850/650

The bigger-bore Outlander lineup lets you choose the 62-horespower 650 or the 78-horsepower 850. Physically, the two ATVs are nearly identical and include an arched double-A-arm (Front) suspension and multi-function racks with a LinQ quick-attach accessory system. Towing capacity is 1,650 pounds with a total rack capacity of 300 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke V-twin, Displacement: 854cc; 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 800 lb.; 749 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm /9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price:  $8,999; $8,499.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER DPS 850/650

There used to be three big-bore versions of the Outlander with Tri-Mode DPS, but only the 850 and 650 remain. Both models offer nearly the same features of the non-DPS Outlander 850 and 650 with the chief difference being the power steering, which is well worth the additional dollars. DPS models have 26-inch ITP Terracross tires.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 854cc; 650cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51 inches, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11.0”, Claimed dry weight: 800 lb.; 749 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear)Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price:  $9,999; $9,499.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT-P 1000R/850

Giving the XT-P versions of the Outlander a superior ride are four Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks. Arched double-A-arm (Front) suspension gives a little more clearance and heavy-duty (Front) and (Rear) bumpers more protection. Along with the standard DPS, the XT-P models come with a 3,500-pound winch and 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc; 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 826 lb.; 800 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear)Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price:  $14,449; $12,699

CAN-AM OUTLANDER NORTH EDITION 850

For those who live in the cold, the Outlander North Edition is ideal, thanks to the extra protection built into this model. That includes a windshield, heated grips and visor outlet. There is also an extra low gear in the CVT, arched double A-arms for additional clearance in snowy conditions and a 3,500-pound winch. Of course, the color option is white.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 854cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86×48.0x61.4”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 800 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price:  $10,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER X XC

If you favor gnarly terrain when you ride, your ATV needs extra protection. That’s what you get with the X xc Outlander. There are (Front), center and foot-well aluminum skid plates, A-arm and TTI HMWPE protectors and 14-inch cast-aluminum beadlock wheels. And to smooth out the ride, Fox 1.5 Podium RC2 shocks are on all four corners.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86x48x49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 826 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price:  $14,599.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 DPS 450

It might not seem like the 38-horsepower Rotax 427cc engine could power the two-seat 6×6, but you would be surprised at how capable this ATV is. The (Rear) rack with cargo extenders can hold up to 350 pounds, while the (Front) rack can hold 120 pounds. The towing capacity is a stout 1,650 pounds, so you can do major work.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC,single, Displacement: 427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 118x46x57”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 1000 lb. Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Double Torsional trailing arm/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price:  $10,399.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 DPS 650

If the Max 6×6 450 isn’t enough power, you can move up to the DPS 650. With the additional horsepower comes additional carrying capacity to the tune of 100 pounds on the (Front) rack and a whopping 700 pounds on the (Rear). The Transmission: has an extra-low gear to help lug cargo and equipment, plus provide a towing capacity of 1,650 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 124.8×48.5×55.3”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 1,100 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Double Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $13,399.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 XT 1000

If you’re not satisfied with the Max 6×6 650, you can go even bigger with Can-Am’s Outlander MAX 6×6 XT 1000. It sports a 4WD/6WD system and has Can-Am’s torsional trailing-arm independent suspension for each (Rear) wheel. The carrying capacity is 100 pounds on the (Front) rack, 700 pounds on the (Rear) rack with a tow rating of 1,650 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 124.8×48.5×55.3”, Ground clearance:11”, Claimed dry weight: 1170 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Double Torsional trailing arm/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price:  $16,349.

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CFMOTO CFORCE 400

Powered by a 31-horsepower, four-stroke single-cylinder engine, the CForce 400 is a compact workhorse that tows 620 pounds with its standard 2-inch receiver hitch and carries 75 pounds on the (Front) rack and 150 pounds on the (Rear) rack. The CForce 400 uses a CVTech drive. A camo color scheme is available at a starting price of $4,749.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 398cc, Transmission: CVT w/reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.7 gal., 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) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A/N/A, Retail price:  $4,399.

CFMOTO CFORCE 500 EPS

Jump up to the CForce 500 and you’ll get electronic power steering (EPS) as a standard feature, along with engine braking on the 38-horsepower, 495cc single-cylinder powerplant. Also standard is a 2500-pound winch, along with a 2-inch hitch receiver, steel-tubed storage racks and cast-aluminum wheels. The camo version is $5,749.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 495cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.7 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) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A/N/A, Retail price:  $5,399.

CFMOTO CFORCE 600

With a couple more horses (40 total) compared to the 500, the CForce 600 has nice features, including electronic power steering, 12-inch aluminum wheels and a 2,500-pound winch. The (Front)-rack carrying capacity is 100 pounds with the (Rear) rack capable of holding up to 75 pounds The 600 also comes with RideVision high-intensity LED lighting.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 50.3”, Length/width/height: 81.1×46.4×48”, 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) N/A/N/A, Retail price: $6,199.

CFMOTO CFORCE 1000 OVERLAND

The industry’s newest ATV is the 1000 Overland. A powerful engine, key-locking shift lever, fully adjustable piggyback shocks, three large trunks, special bumpers, handguards, a 3,000-pound winch, 14-inch aluminum wheels, LED (Front) flood lamps, (Front) aluminum bash plate and full-length HDPE skid plate. Available spring of 2021.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, Displacement: 963cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 90.5x48x56.7”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed wet weight: 970 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Trailing arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 26×9-14/26×11-14, Retail price: N/A.

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HISUN FORGE 400i

One of two single-seat quads in its ATV lineup, the Forge 400i offers a 393cc four-stroke, single-cylinder engine paired to a CVT and on-demand four-wheel drive. This ATV has a (Front)-rack capacity of 44 pounds and (Rear)-rack capacity of 77 pounds. Its tow rating is listed at 1,200 pounds. It definitely has a lot of value and features for the price.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 393cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse,Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 82.5x42x46”, Ground clearance: 8”, Claimed dry weight: 772 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Swing Arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $4,299.

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HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER 4X4

Honda’s Rancher line has six variations of the Rancher in the 4×4 segment­—something for any 4×4 rider. All six have a 420cc liquid-cooled engine and independent double-wishbone (Front) suspension. From there, the options are wide open: manual shift, dual-clutch automatic or electronic-shifting, EPS, solid (Rear) axle or IRS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, Displacement: 420cc, Transmission: 5-speed, auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50-51”, Length/width/height: 82.8×47.4×46.2” to 84.6×47.4×46.8”, Ground clearance: 7.2 to 9.2”, Claimed wet weight: 615 to 676 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/6.69”, (Rear) Swingarm/6.69”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-11, Retail price: $6,499-$8,19.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN 4X4

Next up, Honda’s Foreman is powered by a 518cc powerplant. There are three versions: base 4×4; 4×4 EPS and 4×4 ES EPS. That last model features an electric-shift system for those who want the ATV to do more of the work for them. All three offer an independent double-wishbone (Front) suspension and swingarm (Rear) suspension.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, Displacement: 518cc, Transmission: 5-speed auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft,Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 82.8×47.4×48”, Ground clearance: 7.5”, Claimed wet weight: 636 to 654 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.28”, (Rear) Swingarm/7.28”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,399 to $8,349.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN RUBICON 4X4

The Foreman Rubicon has four versions: 4×4 EPS, 4×4 Automatic DCT, 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS and 4×4 Automatic DCT EPS Deluxe. Each comes with a variety of features from Honda’s exclusive Automatic DCT Transmission: to power steering. The Deluxe has aluminum wheels, color-matched suspension and painted bodywork.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, Displacement: 518cc, Transmission: Automatic/push-button w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50.9 to 51”, Length/width/height: 84.5×47.4×48.6”, Ground clearance: 9.4”, Claimed wet weight: 700 to 729 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.28”, (Rear) Independent dual arm/8.46”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,799-9,899.

HONDA FOURTRAX RINCON 

While there is only one version of Honda’s Rincon, it is the biggest in terms of engine Displacement: with its 675cc, liquid-cooled OHV engine. Features include Honda’s TraxLok 2WD/4WD system, electric-shift program and automotive-type 3-speed Transmission:. The engine and Transmission: are tough enough for the Pioneer 700!

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 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: 651 lb., Suspension/wheel travel:   (Front) Independent double wishbone/6.9”,   (Rear) IRS/8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $9,499.

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KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750i/750i EPS

Kawasaki’s big-bore Brute Force 750i offers model choices: the 750 4x4i, 750 4x4i EPS and 750 4x4i EPS Camo. All three have the same powerful V-twin engine with the EPS version coming with electric power steering and the Camo version with Realtree Xtra Green Camo coloring. The combined rack capacity is 264 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 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”, Ground clearance: 9.4 inches, Claimed wet weight: 688; 699 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double wishbone/6.7”, (Rear) Double wishbone/7.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,999; $10,599.

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KYMCO MXU 450i/450i LE/ PRIME

All three versions of Kymco’s MXU 450i are powered by a 33-horsepower four-stroke engine with CVT. These Kymco models have great under-seat storage. The LE version offers a matte color finish, cast-aluminum wheels and a 2,500-pound winch. The Prime version has those same features plus Kaifa gas shocks and a Prime graphics package.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.7 gal., Wheelbase: 47.9”, Length/width/height: 83.6×43.4×46.9”, Ground clearance: N/A, Claimed wet weight: 608 to 634 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7”, (Rear) Independent dual arm/7”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-12, Retail price: $4,999; $5,999; $6,299.

KYMCO MXU 700i EURO/ 700i LE EPS EURO/700i LE EPS HUNTER EURO/700i LE EPS PRIME EURO

Kymco’s biggest-bore ATV sports a 694cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled four-stroke engine with a claimed 45 horsepower. The EPS versions offer electric power steering with the Hunter model featuring ATV gear grips and a (Rear) cargo box. The Prime version has a (Front) bumper, integrated handguards and Elka shocks.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal., Wheelbase: 51.1 inches, Length/width/height: 87x48x49.4”, Ground clearance: N/A, Claimed wet weight: 705 to 786 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/6.2”, (Rear) IRS/6.8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14 (all but 700i Euro),Retail price: $6,899 to $8,999.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN 450 H.O./450 H.O. EPS

The new Sportsman 450 H.O. comes with manual steering or EPS for $900 more. Both offer a 33-horsepower detuned 500cc ProStar engine, an impressive 9.5 inches of (Rear) travel, sealed bushings, 11.5 inches of Ground clearance: and 1,350-pound towing. The pictured model has Polaris accessories.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 499cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5 inches, Length/width/height: 83x48x47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 700 to 721 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,399; $7,299.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 UTILITY HD LIMITED EDITION

This is the workhorse of Polaris’ ATV lineup. It was designed and built with work in mind. Electronic power steering will make the job easier, but other features like a (Front) utility bumper, heavy-duty bearings, Ride Control Technology, a speed limiter and three-mode throttle control (standard, work, performance) enhance the vehicle’s ability to get the job done.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83x48x/47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 705 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)MacPherson strut/8.2”, (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm IRS/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,649.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570/570 EPS/570 PREMIUM/570 HUNT

These four models share a 44-horsepower, liquid-cooled ProStar single-cylinder 567cc engine with EFI. The EPS version comes with, of course, electronic power steering, while the Premium model adds premium paint and custom graphics. The Hunt version has a Kolpin gun boot, mount and Rhino grips.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83x48x47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 705 to 866 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; sealed dual A-arm/8.9” (Hunt), (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,999 to $10,299.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 TRAIL

This special edition of the Sportsman offers rugged (Front) and (Rear) bumpers, a (Front) rack extender, 26-inch Duro tires and a 2,500-pound Polaris HD winch. It also comes stock with EPS and sealed dual A-arms on the (Front) and (Rear) suspensions. All that and the great 570 engine and smooth-engaging CVT make it a great machine for the trail.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83x48x47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 858 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Sealed dual A-arm/8.9”, (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,999.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 ULTIMATE TRAIL LIMITED EDITION

The new Ultimate Trail LE comes with an amazing array of features. Near the top of the list is the vehicle’s Ride Control Technology, which features a speed limiter, geo-fencing and a three-mode throttle (standard, work and performance). The Ultimate Trail also comes with a 2,500-pound Polaris winch. Six-ply tires are standard.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83x48x47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed wet weight: 821 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Sealed dual A-arm/8.9”, (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) Duro Powergrip 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $9,499.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850/850 PREMIUM

There are two 850 versions available, the Sportsman 850 and 850 Premium. The engine is a 78-horsepower EFI twin mated to a PVT. Both models also feature straight A-arms (Front) and (Rear). The Premium model comes with Active Descent Control, six rack extenders, painted plastics, electronic power steering and 14-inch aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin cylinder,Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53”, Length/width/height: 83.25×47.6×50.75”,Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 772; 785 lb.,Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) CST 26×8/CST 26×10, Retail price: $8,899; $10,399.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000

For the most Polaris power, turn to the stout 90-horsepower XP 1000. It has 12 more ponies than the 850, getting you just that much higher on the mountain or over most any obstacle you can imagine. Standard on this ATV is a 1,500-pound tow rating, six rack extenders, painted plastics and electronic power steering.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, twin cylinder, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal, Wheelbase: 53”, Length/width/height: 83.25×47.6×50.75”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed dry weight: 801 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) CST 26×8-14/CST 26×10-14, Retail price: $12,099.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 HUNT EDITION

The list of amenities on the Hunt version of the XP 1000 is as long as the engine is powerful. Along with powerful 90-horsepower engine, this model comes with a 3,500-pound Polaris HD winch, (Front) and (Rear) bumper, (Front) and (Rear) rack extenders, hand and thumb warmers, a gun scabbard and mount, Kolpin Ratchet Claws and cut and sew seat.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, twin cylinder, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 53”, Length/width/height: 83.25×47.6×50.75”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 886 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Sealed arched dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Sealed arched dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) PXT 26×8/PXT 26×11,Retail price: $13,299.

2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400ASi/FSi

The KingQuad 400 comes in two different versions. The FSi offers a five-speed manual-shift Transmission: with a semi-auto clutch. If you like a sportier ride, then the FSi is your ATV. If you’d rather the ATV do more of the work, the ASi has a fully automatic Quadmatic Transmission:. Both models use a 376cc powerplant.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 376cc, Transmission: 5-speed/CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 81.1×45.1×48”, Ground clearance: 9.8”, Claimed wet weight: 615 to 628 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)Independent double wishbone/N/A, (Rear)Swingarm/N/A,Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,599-$7,149.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 500AXi

Suzuki upgraded the KingQuad line for model year 2019, but refinements continued. The 500 AXi comes in four models: base 500 AXi; 500 AXi Power Steering; 500 AXi Power Steering SE Camo; and 500 AXi Power Steering SE+. The SE+ gets you matte black bodywork and blacked-out wheels and fender- and handlebar-mounted headlights.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC,  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 to 714 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/N/A, (Rear) IRS/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,599-$9,599.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi

With a 722cc powerplant, the KingQuad 750AXi is the biggest in Suzuki’s ATV lineup. It also has five versions: 750 AXi, 750 AXi Power Steering, 750 AXi Power Steering SE Camo, 750 AXi Power Steering SE and 750 AXi Power Steering SE+. Features just get bigger and better as you move up the 750 AXi line.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC, 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 to 725 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/N/A, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $8,999-$10,599.

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TRACKER OFF-ROAD 450

The competitively priced Tracker Off-Road 450 is powered by a 443cc SOHC 4-stroke with an automatic CVT with high, low and reverse gears, as well as neutral. The carrying capacity of the (Front) rack is 75 pounds, while the (Rear) rack can carry up to 150 pounds. For towing, the 450 comes stock with a 2-inch receiver hitch.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke,Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.3 gal., Wheelbase: 48”, Length/width/height: 83.4×48.5×49.5”, Ground clearance: 10”, Claimed dry weight: 613 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) Kenda Pathfinder 5×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $5,299.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 570 EPS/570 EPS

Tracker Off-Road’s entries into the popular 500-600cc segment are the 570 and 570 EPS. Both models have similar features aside from the EPS. Those include five-way-adjustable (Front) and (Rear) shocks, an engine braking system, full-length polymer skid plate, 15-function digital gauge, 2-inch receiver hitch and 1,050-pound towing capacity.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 545cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 83.4×48.5×49.5”, Ground clearance:11”Claimed dry weight: 699 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)Dual A-arm/10”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $5,999; $6,899.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 700 EPS

The 700 is the largest-Displacement: ATV available from Tracker Off-Road. The 700 EPS comes stock with electronic power steering, five-way-adjustable (Front) and (Rear) shocks, a 2-inch receiver hitch and a tow rating of 1,050 pounds. The double-A-arm (Front) and (Rear) suspension offers 10 inches of travel.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 83.4×48.5×49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 699 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/10”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $7,899.

2021 ATV 4×4 BUYER’S GUIDE

YAMAHA KODIAK 450/450 EPS/450 EPS SE

The three Kodiak 450s are mid-size ATVs ideal for the mountains, woods or high desert. Powered by a stout, 421cc, SOHC engine with rubber engine mounts to less engine vibration, the Kodiak has a tow rating of 1,322 pounds. There is an electric power steering (EPS) version, while the SE adds a Warn VRX 2,500-pound winch and EPS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 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”; 80.4×46.5×47” (SE), Ground clearance: 9.6”, Claimed wet weight: 636; 650; 680 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)Independent double wishbone/6.7”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/7.4”,Tires: (f/r) 5×8-12/25×10-12,Retail price: $6,199-6,499; $7,299; $7,599.

YAMAHA KODIAK 700/700 EPS/700 EPS SE

If you want more Kodiak growl, you can move up to the 686cc engine. Like the 450, the big-bore 700 comes in three versions, and each of those is similar in feature to the 450. There is an electric power steering model, and one of the special-edition models gets a Warn 2,500-pound winch and aluminum wheels. All three models get Maxxis tires.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 686cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.8 gal, Wheelbase: 49.2”, Length/width/height: 81.5×46.5×48.8”, Ground clearance: 10.8”, Claimed wet weight: 659; 686; 686 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front)Independent double wishbone/7.1”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/9.1”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis MU19 25×8-12/MU20 25×10-12, Retail price: $7,299-7,599; $8,899-9,199; $9,399-9,899.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY EPS/EPS SE/EPS XT-R

The Grizzly is Yamaha’s 686cc big dog with its sporty look and feature-rich stock amenities. All Grizzlies come with EPS and a (Front)-locking differential in the 4×4 system. The SE version gets 27-inch Maxxis Zilla tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels. Add a Warn VRX 2,500-pound winch and unique graphics to the SE and you get the XT-R.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC. 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”; 81.5×49.2×50” (EPS SE/XT-R), Ground clearance: 11.3; 11.8; 11.8”. Claimed wet weight: 701; 754; 783 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.6”. (Rear) Independent double wishbone/9.1”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis 26×8-12/26×10-12; Maxxis 26×8-12/26×10-12; 27×10-14/27×0-14, Retail price: $10,299; $10,599; $10,999.

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