2022 4×4 & UTILITY ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

No sign of slowing down! 

By Lane Lindstrom and the staff of Dirt Wheels

2022 4×4 & UTILITY ATV BUYER’S GUIDE

By now, you’ve no doubt heard about how hot the UTV powersports market has been over the past year and a half. So, too, has the ATV segment. It’s so hot, in fact, that some models have been fairly hard to find. Another sign of just how popular ATVs have been the past 15 or so months is the increase (quite significantly in some cases) in the MSRP of most all quads from all manufacturers.

Technology and other advances in design, durability and manufacturing continue to increase in the ATV segment, especially among the bigger players in the powersports business. Even the “base” models in this segment have features we wouldn’t have dreamed of a half-dozen years ago.

This year’s “Buyer’s Guide” might seem smaller than last year’s—and it is—but that’s for a reason. We decided to break the “Buyer’s Guide” up into two parts this year, just so we can give more coverage to ATVs. In this issue you’ll find all the utility, 2-up, 2×4 and 4×4 models. In the next issue, we’ll highlight the sport and youth models.

There are still nearly 100 vehicles covered in this issue. All the players in the ATV segment will be familiar to you. We were very tempted to include the Segway (yes, that Segway) Snarler in the “Buyer’s Guide,” but we’re going to wait to see if the models will be available next year. In the meantime, you can take a gander at them here: http://segwaypowersports.com/.

Even though we’ve split up this year’s “2022 ATV Buyer’s Guide,” you will still find options for most any type of rider. While we only had room to share a few highlights of each model, we did include the contact information for each manufacturer so you can dive deeper into the research.

CONTACTS:

Apex: www.apexatv.com

Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.txtsv.com

Argo: www.argoxtv.com

Can-Am: www.can-am.brp.com

CFMoto: www.cfmotousa.com

Hisun: www.hisunmotors.com

Honda: www.powersports.honda.com

Kawasaki: www.kawasaki.com

Kayo: www.ridekayousa.com

Kymco: www.kymcousa.com

Polaris: www.polarisindustries.com

Suzuki: www.suzuki-cycles.com

Tracker Off-Road: www.trackeroffroad.com

Yamaha: www.yamahamotorsports.com

ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 450

The mid-size Alterra 450 has plenty of carrying capability despite its size. The front steel rack can hold up to 75 pounds, while the rear steel rack holds up to 150 pounds. A 2-inch receiver hitch helps give this Alterra 1,050 pounds of towing capacity. The ATV also features on-the-fly 2WD to 4WD capability, activated by a lever on the handlebars. A full-length skid plate provides under-carriage protection.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 433cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.0 gal., Wheelbase: 47.7”, Length/width/height: 83.9/44.5/46.9”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 613 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×8-12, Retail price: $6,499.

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ALTERRA 600 EPS/600 LTD/600 SE/600 XT

The all-new Alterra 600, available in four different models, is the new flagship in Cat’s ATV lineup. The 600 hits the dirt with an all-new 45-horsepower engine, Cat-tuned CVTech Trailblock drive, and Invance driven clutches and new chassis. The XT adds a premium front bumper, while the LTD gets that plus over-molded front and rear racks and a 3500-pound Warn winch. With the SE, you get LTD specs, plus front and rear rack extenders.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 600cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 86.1/47.8/50.1”; 86.1/48.8/51.5” (LTD/SE), Ground clearance: 11.5”/12.25” (LTD/SE), Claimed dry weight: 762 lb./745 lb./824 lb./854 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 27×9-14/27×11-14 (LTD/SE), Retail price: $8,399/$9,399/$9,999/$8,799.

ARGO XR 500/500 SE

Argo offers two versions of its Xplorer 500, the base model and SE. Features on both models include a digital gauge, push-button 2WD/4WD, steel front (120-pound) and rear (240-pound) racks and a towing capacity of 1,050 pounds via a 2-inch receiver hitch. The new-for-2022 SE adds the premium features of a 3000-pound winch and front brush guard.

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: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 647.6 lb./627 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda 24×8-12/24×10-12, Retail price: $6,299/$6,999.

ARGO XR 700 EPS/700 LE

New to the ARGO Xplorer lineup are two 700s, the EPS and LE. Along with a new engine that features engine braking, both models feature electronic power steering and a premium digital gauge. They also offer push-button 2WD/4WD and a lockable front and center console. Bump up to the LE, and you’ll get handguards and a 3000-pound winch.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.5 gal., Wheelbase: 51.5”, Length/width/height: 87/48/48.4”, Ground clearance: 10.8”, Claimed dry weight: 736.3 lb./759 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7.4”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $8,799/$9,399.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 570/450

The mid-size Outlander 450 and 570 come with plenty of features in each engine size. The 450 offers 38 horsepower, while the 570 has 48 horsepower. Both models are shod with Carlisle Trail Wolf tires and have steel racks front and rear, along with a 2.9-gallon water-resistant rear compartment. There is Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) available in each engine size for an additional charge of $1000.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin/ single cylinder, 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc/427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83/46/49”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 704 lb./678 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/Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×10-12, Retail price: $7,499/$6,499.

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 570

One difference between the base Outlander 570 and the XT version is the latter gets Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3500-pound-rated Warn winch, painted plastic, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers and wind deflectors on the handlebars. One thing the two models share is the 48-horsepower Rotax V-twin engine.

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: 83/46/49”, 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/Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×10-12, Retail price: $9,049.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT 1000R/850/650

The Outlander XT line has three engine sizes: 650 (62 horsepower), 850 (78 horsepower) and 1000R (91 horsepower). The 850 and 1000R engines have Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with riding modes. XT riders get Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3500-pound winch, front and rear bumpers, handlebar wind deflectors and Can-Am’s anti-theft D.E.S.S. Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo is an upcharge of $100.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc/854cc/649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86/48/49.5”, 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $12,749/$11,499/$10,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MOSSY OAK EDITION 570/450

These two Outlanders are not just dressed-up 570/450s, although the Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo is definitely a good look. In addition to the nice paint job, these two models get a 3500-pound winch, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, front, central and footwell aluminum skid plates, aluminum A-arm protectors, heated grips and throttle, and handlebar wind deflectors.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, V-twin; single cylinder, 4-stroke, Displacement: 570cc/427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 83/46/49”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 704 lb./678 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle Trail Wolf 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $9,999/$9,299. CAN-AM OUTLANDER 850/650

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER 850/650

Near the top of Can-Am’s food chain are the 62-horespower 650 and 78-horsepower 850. With the 850 comes Can-Am’s Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) and D.E.S.S. anti-theft system. Both models have 5.7-gallon water-resistant rear compartments and mudguards. Towing capacity is 1650 pounds with a total rack capacity of 300 pounds (100 pounds front/200 pounds rear).

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: 86/48/49.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 800 lb./749 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $9,399/$8,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER DPS 850/650

Compare the Outlander 850/650 base models with the DPS, and the list of features is nearly identical with one significant difference: Tri-Mode DPS. Is the difference worth the extra thousand dollars? We think so, especially when it comes to the big bore ATVs.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 854cc/650cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86/48/49.5”, 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $10,399/$9,999.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER XT-P 1000R/850

Outlander XT-P models come with a long list of high-end features, which give them a leg up on other Can-Am ATVs. An upgraded shock package (Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks) leads the list, along with heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, a 3500-pound winch, aluminum taper-profile handlebars with full-wrap handguards and DPS. Of course, there are two engine options: the 78-horsepower 850 and beefy 91-horsepower 1000R.

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: 86/48/49.5”, 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $14,649/$13,299.

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER X XC

Designed for the ultimate in performance, the X xc comes with one engine option—the 91-horsepower 1000R, Can-Am’s largest offering in its ATV lineup. There are front, center and foot-well aluminum skid plates, A-arm and TTI HMWPE protectors, and an aluminum front bumper with pre-runner and top brace. And, to smooth out the ride, Fox 1.5 Podium RC2 shocks are on all four corners.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin, 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 86/48/49.5”, 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $14,899.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 DPS 450

This mid-size 6×6 is designed for work, but at least you can take a buddy along to help with the chores. The 38-horsepower Rotax 427cc engine has plenty of power to carry two riders, as well as carry and tow a load. 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 1650 pounds. There are multi-position passenger hand grips, as well as raised floorboards.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, single, 4-stroke, Displacement: 427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal, Wheelbase: 90”, Length/width/height: 118/46/57”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 1000 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”, (Rear) Double Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/Carlisle ACT 26×10-12, Retail price: $10,599.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 DPS 650

If you don’t think the Max 6×6 450 can get the job done, you can move up to the DPS 650 and gain an additional 24 horsepower (38 vs. 62). With the additional horsepower comes additional carrying capacity—to the tune of 100 pounds on the front rack and an impressive 700 pounds on the rear. This Can-Am has a dual-level cargo box. The transmission has an extra-low gear to help lug cargo and equipment, plus a towing capacity of 1650 pounds.

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: 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/Carlisle ACT 26×10-12, Retail price: $13,899.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 6X6 XT 1000

Still not satisfied with the stout Max 6×6 650? Then you have one more option—the 82-horsepower Max 6×6 XT 1000. This model comes with Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC). It sports a 4WD/6WD system and has Can-Am’s torsional trailing arm independent suspension for each wheel 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, 4-stroke, 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 independent/9.9” Tires: (f/r) Carlisle ACT 26×8-12/Carlisle ACT 26×10-12, Retail price: $16,349

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CFMOTO CFORCE 400

The 31-horsepower CForce 400 is the smallest ATV in CFMoto’s lineup, but it comes with a great list of features. That includes a towing capacity of 620 pounds (with a standard 2-inch receiver hitch) and carrying capacity of 75 pounds on the front rack and 150 pounds on the rear rack. This ATV also uses CVTech drive and driven clutches.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, 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: 9.8” 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: $4,599.

CFMOTO CFORCE 500 EPS

If you move up to the CForce 500 you’ll get electronic power steering (EPS), as well as more towing capacity (873 pounds) and a 2500-pound winch. The 38-horsepower powerplant comes with engine braking. The 500 also comes stock with CVTech drive and driven clutches, and a cargo capacity of 75 pounds on the front rack and 150 on the rear rack.

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: $5,599.

CFMOTO CFORCE 600

The CForce 600 gives you three more horses (41 total) compared to the 500, as well as in impressive 1000-pound towing capacity. Many features have been updated on this model, including revised mapping on the electronic power steering, 18-percent-larger radiator and larger, more powerful cooling fan and 15-percent-tighter turning radius. The ATV includes a 3000-pound winch and RideVision high-intensity LED lighting.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal., Wheelbase: 50.3”, Length/width/height: 81.1/46.4/48”, Ground clearance: 10.6” Claimed wet weight::::870 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: $6,399.

CFMOTO CFORCE 1000 OVERLAND

First revealed last year, the CForce 1000 Overland was scheduled to hit the dirt this past fall. Sporting 79-horsepower, CFMoto’s newest ATV has a long list of features. Those include beadlock wheels, fully adjustable piggyback shocks, removable cargo boxes, a 3000-pound winch, high-strength front aluminum bash plate, and front fairing with integrated windscreen. Handguards also come standard.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 963cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 90.5/48/56.7”, 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) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail price: N/A

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HISUN FORGE 400i

The mid-size 400i is one of two single-seat quads in Hisun’s ATV lineup and is capable of carrying decent-sized loads. This Forge has a front rack capacity of 44 pounds and rear rack capacity of 77 pounds. Its tow rating is listed at 1200 pounds. Other nice perks include adjustable hydraulic shocks and a two-year warranty.

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: 82.5/42/46”, 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: $4,699.

HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER 4X4

There is no shortage of Fourtrax Ranchers in Honda’s ATV lineup. That includes six 4×4 models. A common feature across the line is TraxLok 2WD/4WD. ES models offer Honda’s Electric Shift Program and the EPS models come with Electronic Power Steering. The biggest differences between the models are the transmission—either manual shift, dual-clutch automatic or electronic shifting. Another difference is a solid rear axle or IRS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 420cc, Transmission: 5-speed, auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity:3.9 gal., Wheelbase:50-51”, Length/width/height:82.8/47.4/46.2”, 84.6/47.4/46.8”, Ground clearance: 7.2-9.2”, Claimed wet weight::: 580-676 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.28”, (Rear) Swingarm/8.46”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-11, Retail price: $6,599-$8,299.

HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN 4X4

The next engine size comes in Foreman skin, which has nearly 100 more cc than Ranchers. 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 a front rack that can carry up to 88 pounds and rear rack capable of up to 176 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, 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::: 636-654 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: $7,499-$8,499.

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HONDA FOURTRAX FOREMAN RUBICON 4X4

The Foreman Rubicon is another Honda ATV with a myriad of models, including 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, 4-stroke, Displacement: 518cc, Transmission: Automatic/push-button w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 84.5/47.4/48.6”, Ground clearance: 9.4” Claimed wet weight::: 700-729 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: $9,399-$9,999.

HONDA FOURTRAX RINCON

The Rincon is literally one of a kind in Honda’s lineup (there’s only one version), but it is the biggest in terms of engine displacement with its 675cc engine, which is a whopping 255cc more than the Rancher. Features include the TraxLok 2WD/4WD system, electric shift program and automotive-type 3-speed transmission. Even with all those features and large engine size, the Rincon is less than $10,000.

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) Independent double wishbone/6.9”,  (Rear)  Independent double wishbone/8”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $9,499.

KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 750i EPS/750i EPS CAMO

The 750i is the largest ATV in Kawasaki’s lineup. The lineup has been pared down by one model for 2022, with the model choices now being the 750 4x4i EPS and 750 4x4i EPS Camo. Both models feature electric power steering, with the camo version featuring Realtree Xtra Green Camo coloring. The front rack can carry up to 88 pounds and the rear rack 176 pounds. The 750i is capable of towing 1250 pounds.

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”, Ground clearance: 9.4”, Claimed wet weight::: 688 lb./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: $10,599/$10,599.

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KYMCO MXU 450i/450i LE/PRIME

Three versions of Kymco’s MXU 450i are all powered by a 33-horsepower engine. The LE version offers a matte color finish, black and silver cast-aluminum alloy wheels and a 2500-pound winch. The Prime version has those same features, plus Kaifa gas shocks, matte black aluminum alloy wheels and a Prime graphics package.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 443cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.96 gal., Wheelbase: 48.2”, Length/width/height: 75/48.4/47.6”, Ground clearance: N/A, Claimed dry weight: 590.8 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Independent dual A-arm/7.5”, Tires: (f/r) 24×8-12/24×10-12, Retail price: $5,399/$6,599/$6,859.

KYMCO MXU 700i EURO/700i LE EPS EURO

Kymco has downsized its 700i line from four to two models this year, but these are still the biggest-bore ATVs in the lineup with their claimed 45-horsepower 695cc powerplants. The Euro model has on-demand 2WD/4WD, multiple storage compartments, anti-theft lock for steering, and a USB charging port. 

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: 84.2l49l49.2”, Ground clearance: N/A, Claimed dry weight: 736 lb./800.3 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/6.9”, (Rear) IRS/7.4”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-12/26×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $7,299/$8,999.

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

Polaris’ 450 segment grew by one model for 2022, each offering a little something different than the other. All three have a front rack extender and a front rack carrying capacity of 90 pounds. The rear rack can hold up to 180 pounds. The EPS (electric power steering) model adds a rear rack extender. The Utility model also has EPS, as well as a front utility bumper and front and rear utility rack. All three are rated at 1350 pounds towing capacity.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 499cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 50.5”, Length/width/height: 83/48/47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 700 lb./721 lb./759 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: $6,599/$7,549/$6,949.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 EPS UTILITY/570 UTILITY HD/RIDE COMMAND LE

This largest segment of Polaris’ ATV lineup got a bit bigger for 2022 with the addition of a couple of models. Electronic Power Steering will make the job easier, but other features like a front bumper, Active Descent Control, engine braking, front and rear utility racks, and rack extenders, depending on the model. The Ride Command version also adds a 7-inch glove-touch display, GPS navigation, Bluetooth capability and 3500-pound winch.

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: 83/48/47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 791 lb./N/A/860 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; dual A-arm/8.9”, (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm IRS/9.5”; arched dual A-arms/8.9”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $8,649/$8,999/$10,899.

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

Continuing on with the 570 segment are these four models, which share a 44-horsepower EFI engine. The EPS version comes with, of course, electronic power steering, while the Premium and Hunt models add Active Descent Control and engine braking. The Hunt version has a 2500-pound winch, under-seat storage bag, hand and thumb warmers, gun scabbard and mount and Kolpin ratchet claws.

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: 83/48/47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 705-866 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; sealed dual A-arm/8.9” (Hunt), (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm/9.5” Tire f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26-10-14 (Premium), Retail price: $7,249-$10,599.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 570 TRAIL

The other 570 in the Sportsman ATV lineup is the Trail, which comes with the new LED pod and bumper lights and multi-select electronic power steering. There is also a front rack extender, front trail bumper and 2,500 pounds Polaris HD winch. The front rack capacity is 90 pounds, while the rear is 180 pounds, and the tow rating is 1,350 pounds.

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: 83/48/47”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 858 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Sealed dual A-arm/8.9”, (Rear) Sealed dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $9,299.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN 850/850 PREMIUM/850 ULTIMATE TRAIL

The 850 segment in the Sportsman line also grew for 2022, adding the Ultimate Trail version. All three share a powerful 78-horsepower EFI twin mated to a PVT and have a tow capacity of 1500 pounds. The Premium and Ultimate Trail models come with Active Descent Control, standard engine braking and a new multi-select EPS. The Ultimate Trail offers LED pod and lower lighting, 3500-pound winch, front and fear Ultimate Series bumpers.

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”/12” (Ult. Trail), Claimed dry weight: 772lb./785 lb./864 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; 27×9-14/27×11-14 (Ult. Trail), Retail price: $9,399/$10,599/$11,599.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 ULTIMATE TRAIL/XP 1000 RIDE COMMAND/XP 1000 S

For the most Polaris power, it’s the XP 1000 that turns heads with its stout 90-horsepower engine, which is 12 more ponies than the 850. Standard on these ATVs is a 1500-pound tow rating and new multi-select electronic power steering. The Ultimate Trail adds the LED pod, bumper lights and 3500-pound winch, while the Ride Command gets a 7-inch glove-touch display. 

Engine type: Liquid-cooled SOHC, twin cylinder, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal, Wheelbase: 53”; 56.8” (S), Length/width/height: 83.25/47.6/50.75”; 82.5/55/49.5” (S), Ground clearance: 12”/14.5” (S), Claimed dry weight: 871 lb./879 lb./N/A, Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.0”; 11.6” (S), (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”; 14” (S), Tires: (f/r) 26×9-14/26×10-14; 27×9/27×11 (S), Retail price: $13,499/$14,499/$15,599.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 1000 HUNT EDITION

There is a long list of amenities on the Hunt version of the XP 1000, which starts with the powerful 90-horsepower engine. Other top features are a 3500-pound Polaris HD winch, front and rear bumper, front and rear brush guard, gun scabbard and mount, cut-and-sew seat, multi-select electronic power steering and Polaris Pursuit Camo and graphics package, which includes the 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: $13,699.

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SUZUKI KINGQUAD 400ASi/FSi

The KingQuad 400 is the smallest displacement in Suzuki’s ATV lineup, and it comes in two different versions. The FSi (foot shift) with a five-speed manual-shift transmission with a semi-auto clutch. For those who want 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. There are two FSi and four ASi models to choose from, each offering a variety of options.

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 dry weight: 615-628 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: $6,649-$7,199.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 500AXi

Suzuki’s mid-size 500 is trick! The 500 AXi (A = Automatic, X = independent rear suspension, i = fuel injected) comes in nearly a dozen models, from the base AXi to the AXi Power Steering SE+. The various models have a myriad of features, from electronic power steering to camo paint jobs to specific packages catered to your riding style. The SE+ gets you matte black bodywork and blacked-out wheels and fender- and handlebar-mounted headlights.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 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: 695-714 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: $7,699-$9,949.

SUZUKI KINGQUAD 750AXi

The biggest ATVs in the Suzuki lineup are the 722cc KingQuad 750AXis. It also has 10 versions, meaning there is no shortage of options in packages that should appeal to just about any rider. Options include everything from the base 750 AXi to the power steering models to ones with the Rugged Package. With the Rugged Package you get newly designed front and rear bumpers and a front 10-inch LED light bar.

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: 705-755 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: $9,099-$10,949.

 

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TRACKER OFF-ROAD 450

The mid-sized 450 is a worker, but can also be used for trail riding and hunting and fishing. The carrying capacity of the impact-resistant 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. A camo version of the 450 is available for an additional $500.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 442cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.3 gal., Wheelbase: 48”, Length/width/height: 84.3/45/46.8”, Ground clearance: 10”, Claimed dry weight: 615 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) Kenda Pathfinder 25×8-12/Kenda Pathfinder 25×10-12, Retail price: $6,199.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 570 EPS/570 EPS

The heart of the ATV industry is the popular 500-600cc segment and Tracker Off-Road is well-represented with two 570s, the base model and EPS version. 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 1050-pound towing capacity. The camo version is an additional $600.

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: $6,399/$7,199.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 600/600 EPS/600 LE

Tracker Off-Road has added three all-new vehicles to its ATV lineup, the base model 600, electronic power steering version and feature-rich LE. Powered by a new 45-horsepower engine, these ATVs also have a new HSLA steel frame and larger shocks. The LE version adds a front bumper and 3500-pound winch. The front rack can carry up to 100 pounds, and the rear rack 200 pounds 

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 600cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.7 gal., Wheelbase: 52”, Length/width/height: 86.1/47.8/50.1”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 795 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,999/$7,999/$8,699.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 700 EPS

The 700 is the largest-displacement ATV available from Tracker Off-Road and comes stock with electronic power steering, an engine braking system, five-way-adjustable front and rear shocks, 15-function digital gauge and 2-inch receiver hitch with a tow rating of 1050 pounds. The front cargo rack holds up to 100 pounds and the rear rack 200 pounds.

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.

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YAMAHA KODIAK 450/450 EPS/450 EPS SE

The mid-size Kodiak 450 has options from base model to the SE. The 421cc engine has power to explore the mountains, woods or desert. The Kodiak and all-Yamaha ATVs have a 10-year belt warranty. The Kodiak has a tow rating of 1322 pounds and front rack capacity of 88 pounds and rear rack capacity of 176 pounds. There is an electric power steering (EPS) version, while the SE adds a Warn VRX 2500-pound winch and EPS.

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”; 80.4/46.5/47” (SE), Ground clearance: 9.6”, Claimed dry weight: 637 lb./650 lb./680 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/6.7”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/7.4”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12, Retail price: $6,490-$6,699/$7,599-$7,799/$7,899.

YAMAHA KODIAK 700/700 EPS/700 EPS SE

Yamaha has three more Kodiak models, these ones with a big-bore 686cc engine. The other features on these 700s are similar to the 450. There is an electric power steering model and the Special Edition models gets a Warn 2500-pound winch and painted body work. The front rack carries 110 pounds and the rear rack 198 pounds. Towing capacity is 1322 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, 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 dry weight: 659 lb./686 lb./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/Maxxis MU20 25×10-12, Retail price: $7,599-$7,899/$9,199-$9,499/$10,199.

YAMAHA GRIZZLY EPS/EPS SE/EPS XT-R

The high-end trio of Grizzly ATVs are Yamaha’s flagship models with its energetic 686cc powerplant and multiple amenities. All Grizzlies come with EPS, 10-year belt warranty 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 2500-pound winch and unique graphics to the SE, and you get the XT-R.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 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”; 81.5/49.2/50” (EPS SE/XT-R), Ground clearance: 11.3”/11.8”/11.8”, Claimed dry weight: 701 lb./754 lb./783 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/7.6”, (Rear) Independent double wishbone/9.1”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis 26×8-12/Maxxis 26×10-12/27×10-14 (EPS SE/XT-R), Retail price: $10,299-$10,699/ $10,899/$11,299.

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ARCTIC CAT ALTERRA 300 

The Alterra 300 is a small-bore ATV with a capable 270cc engine. That engine enables the vehicle to tow up to 500 pounds and carry up to 50 pounds on the front rack and 100 pounds on the rear. Dual halogen headlights and taillights also come stock on this ATV.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal., Wheelbase: 46.4”, Length/width/height: 72.6/41.3/45.8”, Ground clearance: 6.5”, Claimed dry weight: 517 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/5” , (Rear) Swingarm/5”, Tires: (f/r) 22×7-10/22×10-10, Retail price: $4,649.

HISUN FORGE 250

The smallest ATV in Hisun’s lineup is the chain-drive Forge 250. Available in 2WD only, the ATV features a CVT and aluminum wheels. Also standard is a 2500-pound winch, an almost unheard of feature on an ATV this small. The front rack is capable of carrying 44 pounds, while the rear rack can carry 77 pounds It also comes with a two-year limited warranty.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 229cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.9 gal., Wheelbase: 51”, Length/width/height: 82.5/42/46”, Ground clearance: 8”, Claimed dry weight: 639 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Swingarm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12,

Retail price: $4,099.

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HONDA FOURTRAX RECON/RECON ES

There are two versions of the Honda’s small-bore ATV, the base Recon and Recon ES. The ES is Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program technology, which features push-button shifting on the handlebar. The carrying capacity of the front rack is 33 pounds with the rear rack capable of carrying 66 pounds.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV 4-stroke, Displacement: 229cc, Transmission: Push-button, 5-speed, auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.4 gal., Wheelbase: 44.5”, Length/width/height: 75/40.7/42.1”, Ground clearance: 6”, Claimed dry weight: 437lb./443 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/5.1”, (Rear) Swingarm/4.9”, Tires: (f/r) 22×7-11/22×10-9, Retail price: $4,299/$4,549.

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HONDA FOURTRAX RANCHER/RANCHER ES

There are two more versions of Honda’s popular FourTrax Rancher: the base Rancher and Rancher ES. They share the same engine as the other six Ranchers. The 5-speed manual is easy to operate, and power output is very decent for the 420cc engine. Bump up to the five-speed ES model and you’ll get Honda’s Electric Shift Program. These models are aimed at riders over 16 years old.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 420cc, Transmission: 5-speed auto-clutch w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.9 gal., Wheelbase: 50”, Length/width/height: 82.8/47.4/46.2”, Ground clearance: 7.2”, Claimed dry weight: 580 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: $5,599/$5,899.

KAWASAKI BRUTE FORCE 300

The compact manual steering Brute Force 300 is the entry-level ATV in Kawasaki’s full-size lineup. It can tow up to 500 pounds with its 271cc engine. It can carry 44 pounds on its front rack and 66 pounds on the rear rack. Another great feature are the Maxxis tires on both the front and rear.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 271cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.2 gal., Wheelbase: 45.9”, Length/width/height: 75.4/42.5/46.1”, Ground clearance: 6.1”, Claimed dry weight: 535.8 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Independent double wishbone/5.2”, (Rear) Swingarm/5.6”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis 22×7-10/Maxxis 22×10-10, Retail price: $4,499.

KAYO BULL 180

Designed for riders 16 years and older, the Kayo Bull is a compact utility quad with a low seat height. It has electric start, a semi-automatic CVT, and (unusual for a budget quad) three disc brakes. The Bull 180 sits just about in the middle of Kayo’s utility ATV segment, with two smaller vehicles and one larger.

Engine type:  Air-cooled SOHC 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 177cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 1.4 gal, Wheelbase: 41.3”, Length/width/height: 67.3/38.4/40.5”, Ground clearance: 6.3”, Claimed dry weight: 353 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA,Tires: (f/r) 20×7-10/22×10-10, Retail price: $3,299.

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KAYO BULL 200

While the Bull 200 is seemingly the biggest in Kayo’s utility lineup, the Kayo Bull 180 is 177cc, but the Bull 200 is 176cc. The Bull 200 engine is a modern liquid-cooled unit. Like the 180, it is loaded with disc brakes, lights, racks, a CVT with reverse and adjustable shocks. It is for riders 16+, and it uses the same size tires as the 180, but is physically a bit larger in dimensions. It suits adults.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled 4-stroke, single cylinder, Displacement: 176cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.4 gal, Wheelbase: 44”, Length/width/height: 70/37.5/41.3”, Ground clearance: 6.9”, Claimed dry weight: 397 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Double A-arm/NA, (Rear) Swingarm/NA, Tires: (f/r) 23×7-10/22×10-10, Retail price: $3,699.

KYMCO MXU 270/270i EURO

Kymco has added a new model to its MXU 270 lineup, with both models designated as transitional ATVs for riders 14 years old and older. Dual-halogen front headlights, electric start, a CVT with reverse, and front and rear steel tube cargo racks (although no carrying capacities are listed in the specs) are all standard. If work is what needs to get done, the MXU 270 can tow up to 650 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 3.3 gal./3.43 gal., Wheelbase: 46.1”/45.7”, Length/width/height: 71.2/40.5/43.3”; 74.4/42.1/46.2”, Ground clearance: 9.8”/9.2”, Claimed dry weight: 485 lb./524.7 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/5”, Tires: (f/r) 22×7-10/22×10-10, Retail price: $4,259/$4,699.

KYMCO MXU 150X

Kymco’s MXU 150X is a simple machine designed for riders 12 years and older. Its 149cc powerplant is mated to an automatic transmission with forward, neutral and reverse. The MXU 150X has front and rear cargo racks (again, no carrying capacity is listed), dual headlights with high/low beam, and preload-adjustable shocks are standard. The tow capacity is 491 pounds.

Engine type: Air-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 149cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Chain, Fuel capacity: 2.1 gal., Wheelbase: 44.1”, Length/width/height: 66.9/38.6/39.4”, Ground clearance: 5.5”, Claimed dry weight: 348.3 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Single A-arm/3.5”, (Rear) Swingarm/3.5”, Tires: (f/r) 21×7-10/22×10-10, Retail price: $3,299.

 

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POLARIS PHOENIX 200

The Phoenix 200 is designed for riders 14 years and older, but still offers parents the ability to keep the youngster’s enthusiasm in check with an adjustable speed limiter. Polaris is also including one color-matched youth helmet and a safety whip flag with the purchase of a Phoenix 200.

Engine type: Air-cooled, OHV, 4-stroke, Displacement: 196cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 2.5 gal., Wheelbase: 45”, Length/width/height: 65/42/42”, Ground clearance: 5.7”, Claimed dry weight: 420 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/7”, (Rear) Swingarm/6.5”, Tires: (f/r) 21×7-10/20×10-9, Retail price: $4,299.

TRACKER OFF-ROAD 300

Powered by a carbureted, liquid-cooled 270cc engine, the Off-Road 300 is ideal for beginning riders, thanks to an automatic CVT with 2WD and dual halogen headlights and taillights. The front rack can carry 50 pounds, while the rear rack can carry 100 pounds. The tow rating is 500 pounds. There is a new camo version available for an additional $349.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 270cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.3 gal., Wheelbase: 46.4”, Length/width/height: 73.6/41.4/44”, Ground clearance: 8.25”, Claimed dry weight: 477 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/5”, (Rear) Swingarm/5”, Tires: (f/r) Kenda Pathfinder 22×7-10/Kenda Pathfinder 22×10-10, Retail price: $4,399.

ARCTIC CAT TRV 700 EPS

The TRV is the only quad in the Arctic Cat’s lineup with two-up capability, but it’s worth a look, thanks to a long list of features both riders will like. It features a specially tuned double-A-arm suspension to carry two people. Also standard on this ATV are over-molded plastic front and rear racks, a front bumper, front tow hooks and electronic power steering. There are multiple hand-grip locations for the passenger, as well as back and footrests.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 695cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 91.1/47.8/57.4 “, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 788 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: $10,299.

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ARGO XRT 570/570 LE

With the demise of the XRT 500, the two XRT 570s are now the entry-level two-up ATVs for Argo. The LE version has Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering (TMSS EPS). TMSS EPS offers steering assistance based on speed or choose no, minimum or maximum assist. The LE also comes with a 3000-pound winch, front brush guard and eyebrow lights.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 561.4cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.2 gal., Wheelbase: 57.1”, Length/width/height: 89.8/48.4/55.9”, Ground clearance: 12.6”, Claimed dry weight: 987.7 lb./1,010 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.7”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.4”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $9,099/$10,799.

ARGO XPLORER XRT 1000 LE

The XRT 1000 LE is Argo’s biggest ATV and can be considered the flagship of its ATV lineup. Features include engine braking, 2WD/4WD with a front differential lock, Tri-Mode Speed Sensing Electronic Power Steering (TMSS EPS), 3000-pound winch, front bumper, eyebrow lights, handguards and aluminum wheels.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke twin, Displacement: 997cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.1 gal., Wheelbase: 56.9”, Length/width/height: 92.1/49.4/49.8”, Ground clearance: 11.6”, Claimed dry weight: 1,124 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/8.7”, (Rear) Independent double A-arm/9.3”, Tires: (f/r) 26×8-14/26×10-14, Retail price: $12,899.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 570/450/DPS 570/450

Can-Am has two (four, really) offerings in the 500-class two-up segment with the 450 (38 horsepower) and 570 (48 horsepower). There is a Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering version in both engine sizes as well. The DPS versions also have a heavy-duty front bumper. The passenger is offered multi-position hand grips and raised floorboards. Each has a tow rating of 1300 pounds and can carry 120 pounds on the front and 240 pounds on the rear.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC 4-stroke/V-twin (570), Displacement: 570cc/427cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 91/46/52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 741 lb./715 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/8.8”, Tires: (f/r) Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×8-12/Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×10-12, Retail price: $8,199/$7,499/$9,199/$8,499.

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX XT 570

The Outlander Max XT adds a few amenities to the Max 48-horsepower 570 models. Topping the list is Can-Am’s Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering. Other highlights are a 3500-pound winch, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, handlebar wind deflectors, convertible rack system and 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels.

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: 91/46/52.5”, Ground clearance: 10.5”, Claimed dry weight: 741 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/Carlisle Trail Wolf 25×10-12, Retail price: $10,049.

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX DPS 650

When you jump up to the 650 from the 570, you get 14 more horsepower, thanks to the big-bore 650 with 62 ponies. Standard features on the Max 650 include Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a convertible rack system, mud guards and Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with riding modes. There is plenty of carrying capacity as well, with the front rack capable of holding 100 pounds, the rear rack 200 pounds and a tow rating of 1650 pounds.

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”, Length/width/height: 94/48/53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 827 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $10,999.

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

Get more power and features when you upgrade to the Outlander MAX XT. There are three engine options: 1000R (91 horsepower), 850 (78 horsepower) and 650 (62 horsepower). All three come with heavy-duty front and rear bumpers and a 3500-pound winch. The 850 and 1000R also get Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with riding modes. The Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo version is available in the 650 and 850 for a $100 upcharge.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc/854cc/649.6cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.4 gal., Wheelbase: 59”, Length/width/height: 94/48/53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 900 lb./874 lb./827 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/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $13,749/$12,499/$11,999.

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

The Max XT-P models are the king of the mountain when it comes to Can-Am ATVs. Features include 850 (78 horsepower) and 1000R (91 horsepower) engine options, Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks on all four corners, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, a 3500-pound winch, painted plastics, heavy-duty front and rear bumpers and aluminum taper-profile handlebar with full-wrap handguards. Added protection includes mudguards.

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: 59”, Length/width/height: 94/48/53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 900 lb./874 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) ITP Terracross 26×8-12/ITP Terracross 26×10-14, Retail price: $15,649/$14,299.

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX LTD 1000R

The Max Limited 1000R is the Range Rover of two-up quads. There is a 7.6-inch display, along with Fox 1.5 Podium QS3 shocks, Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering, Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), a 3500-pound winch, painted plastics, heavy duty front and rear bumpers, handlebar wind deflectors and multi-position passenger  hand grips. Adding some style to this ATV is a two-tone seat and passenger seat. The 1000R also offers 91 horsepower.

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”, Length/width/height: 94/48/53”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 900 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/9.2”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm independent/9.9”, Tires: (f/r) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27×9-14/Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27×11-14, Retail price: $15,349.

CFMOTO CFORCE 600 TOURING

CFMoto has two options when it comes to touring ATVs, including the 41-horsepower 600. It has electronic power steering, a 3000-pound winch and a 15-percent-tighter turning radius than the previous model. The 600 Touring comes with RideVision high-intensity LED lighting, as well as weather-resistant front and rear cargo compartments. It can tow 1000 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 580cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.6 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 88.9/46.4/53.1”, Ground clearance: 10.6”, Claimed dry weight: 915 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) N/A, Retail price: $6,899.

CFMOTO CFORCE 800 XC

The 800 XC is the other—and biggest—touring model CFMoto offers. Powering the 800 is a 65-horsepower V-twin engine that is paired with electronic power steering (EPS) and fully adjustable gas shocks for a smooth ride in most all conditions. Also included are a 3000-pound winch, 12-function digital gauge, and USB and DC power outlet.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 800cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 7.3 gal., Wheelbase: 58”, Length/width/height: 90.5/48/56.7”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry 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: $8,799.

HISUN TACTIC 750 EPS/550 EPS

The two-up Tactic 550 and 750 share the same chassis and similar features, including four-wheel independent suspension with nitrogen-assist shocks, handguards and a 2500-pound winch. The front rack is capable of holding up to 44 pounds, while the rear rack holds 77 pounds. The tow rating is 1200 pounds. These models also offer a two-year limited warranty.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, OHC, 4-stroke, Displacement: 735cc/546cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 4.5 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 90/47/54.5”, Ground clearance: 11”, Claimed dry weight: 860 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A, Tires: (f/r) 26×9-12/26×10-12, Retail price: $7,699/$6,599.

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HISUN TACTIC 1000

One of the highlights of the Tactic 1000, the biggest ATV in Hisun’s lineup, is the CVTech Trailbloc clutching. Another highlight is electric power steering, along with 4WD and a locking front differential, machined cast-aluminum wheels, a 3500-pound winch, handguards and 1200-pound tow capacity. The front rack holds up to 44 pounds and the rear rack 77 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, V-twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 976cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.2 gal., Wheelbase: 58.5”, Length/width/height: 98/48/54.5”, Ground clearance: 12”, Claimed dry weight: 1,069 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: $11,299.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 570/570 EPS/570 PREMIUM

These three mid-size two-up ATVs are a great introduction to the Sportsman lineup. All feature the 44-horsepower ProStar engine and On-Demand AWD/2WD. The EPS model comes with Electronic Power Steering and engine braking and the Premium model gets that plus Active Descent Control and automotive-grade paint, graphics and cast-aluminum wheels. The tow rating is 1225 pounds with the front rack capacity at 90 pounds and rear rack at 180 pounds.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 56”, Length/width/height: 86/48/48”, Ground clearance: 11”/11.5” (Premium), Claimed dry weight: 728 lb./739 lb./773 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8.2”; dual A-arm/8.2” (Premium), (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) 25×8-12/25×10-12; CST 26×8-14/CST 26×10-14 (Premium), Retail price: $8,199/$9,199/$10,099.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN 6X6 570

The 6×6 570 can be configured for one or two riders, making it extremely versatile depending on the needs at the time. The 44-horsepower engine is a worker that enables this vehicle to carry 90 pounds on the front rack and 800 pounds in the rear cargo dump box. Added features include an engine braking system with Active Descent Control and EPS.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, DOHC 4-stroke, Displacement: 567cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 6.75 gal., Wheelbase: 84”, Length/width/height: 116/48/49”, Ground clearance: 11.5”, Claimed dry weight: 1,075 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) MacPherson strut/8”.2, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Tires: (f/r) PXT 26×8/PXT 26×10, Retail price: $11,799.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850

Not only do you get a nice boost in horsepower (38 more ponies than the Polaris 570) when you choose the Touring 850, you also get additional features. Those include standard engine braking with Active Descent Control, multi-select electronic power steering, an integrated passenger seat system and tow rating of 1500 pounds. One-touch On-Demand AWD/2WD is also a highlight on this ATV.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 850cc, Transmission: PVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 84.3/48.2/48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed dry weight: 804 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) CST 26×8/CST 26×10, Retail price: $11,899.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING XP 1000 TRAIL

Polaris has reimagined the XP 1000 touring model and included several new features on the big-bore 88-horsepower vehicle. There is a new front bumper, new 27-inch tires and new driver handguards. Also standard on this Touring model are an engine braking system with Active Descent Control, a HD 3500-pound winch, electronic power steering and an impressive carrying capacity of 120 pounds on the front rack and 240 pounds on the rear rack.

Engine type: Liquid-cooled, SOHC, twin 4-stroke, Displacement: 952cc, Transmission: CVT w/ reverse, Final drive: Shaft, Fuel capacity: 5.25 gal., Wheelbase: 57”, Length/width/height: 84.3/48.2/48.8”, Ground clearance: 11.25”, Claimed dry weight: 886 lb., Suspension/wheel travel: (Front) Dual A-arm/9”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.25”, Tires: (f/r) 27×9-14/27×11-14, Retail price: $13,699.

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