2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

MORE NEW MODELS: ARCTIC CAT, CAN-AM & CF MOTO

Just when you think the UTV world is settling down… By the staff of Dirt Wheels
2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

*Our 2021 UTV BUYER’S GUIDE.  Another fun-filled opportunity to find out what’s available to the UTV loving public out there.  New models, other models dropped from the lineup, exciting changes to existing models—it’s all there for 2021.

We’ve covered more than 100 models in this year’s “Buyer’s Guide.” Seriously, if there isn’t something that appeals to you and makes you want to go riding, you might want to check your pulse.

Some familiar names are gone from the 2021 model lineup. Can-Am has dropped the Commander line from its 2021 offering. Roxor was issued a cease-and-desist order for its models so they’re gone—for now. However, we left Roxor’s contact information in so that you can follow their status as the company moves forward with something else. Of course, Dirt Wheels will stay tuned to the happenings as well and keep you posted.

Can-Am and Polaris lead the way in the sheer number of UTVs offered. We did the math and discovered we could ride a new Can-Am UTV each day for a month and a half and not have to drive the same one twice.

Yamaha comes to 2021 with some of the newest (and most exciting) models with its RMAX2 and RMAX4 lineup. With a new engine and a new look, these Yamahas are sure to turn heads. Can-Am and Polaris, as well as CFMoto, also have new models. And by way of being as efficient as possible, we did not write about every Kawasaki Mule available. There is a whole herd of Mules in the Kawasaki stable, and we just covered as many as we could.

So, dig in and enjoy. We’re excited about the 2021 UTV models and think you will be, too.

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT XX

One of the standout features on the Wildcat XX is its bump-eating Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks with compression adjustment on the front and compression adjustment and bottom-out control on the (Rear). It flies in the rough! This is the most powerful UTV in Arctic Cat’s lineup, with a claimed 130 horsepower from the Yamaha 3-cylinder engine.

Engine type: DOHC inline triple, Displacement: 998cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/18.0”, (Rear) Trailing arm/18.0”, Length/width/height: 136/64/67.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.0 gal., Dry weight: 1,816 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $19,999.

ARCTIC CAT PROWLER PRO/RANCH EDITION

The Prowler Pro comes as the base model and as the Ranch Edition. Common features on both are a 50-horsepower engine, electronic power steering, doors, 3-passenger seating, hard roof, 4500-pound winch and heavy-duty front bumper. With the Ranch Edition, you also get a premium (Rear) bumper and larger (27-inch) tires.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/10.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Length/width/height: 126/63.0/74.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.0 gal., Dry weight: 1,585 lb./1,725 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: N/A/$15,199.

ARCTIC CAT PROWLER PRO CREW/RANCH EDITION

With similar features to the three-seat Prowler (hard roof, 4500-pound winch and heavy-duty front bumper), the Crew versions offer two 3-passenger benches, the same 50-horsepower engine, aluminum wheels and doors. Along with EPS, there is a tilt steering wheel. The Ranch Edition features a premium (Rear) bumper and larger tires.

Engine type: DOHC triple, Displacement: 812cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/10.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.5”, Length/width/height: 160.5/63/74”, Fuel capacity: 10.0 gal., Dry weight: 1,856 lb./1,993 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: N/A.

ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 500

The two-passenger Prowler 500 may be compact, but it has big capabilities with decent towing and (Rear) cargo-box capacity, ideal for work, play and hunting or fishing. There is also storage space available all over the vehicle, including under the hood. There is no EPS.

Engine type: SOHC single, Displacement: 443cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/7.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/7.5”, Length/width/height: 106.4/56.4/76.7”, Fuel capacity: 8.5 gal., Dry weight: 1095 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 500 lb., Price: N/A.

 

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CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 RS TURBO R/ X3 X RS TURBO RR/X3 X RS TURBO RR WITH SMART SHOX

All three versions of the rs Turbo have the 72-inch-wide chassis. The R has 172 ponies while the RR models offer 195 horsepower. They all feature a full skid plate and quarter doors. The RR adds the Smart Lok differential with a Trail Activ mode, full roof and 4-point harness with shoulder pads.

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/22.0”, (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/22.0”; 24” (Turbo RR, Turbo RR with Smart Shox), Length/width/height: 132/72.4/68.5”; 132/72.7/68.5”; 132/72.7/68.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1,620 lb./1,627 lb./1,646 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $22,499/$27,599/$29,299.

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

The ds line is narrower (64 inches) than the rs line but offers many of the same features, like quarter doors, full skid plate, DPS and Fox 2.5 Podium shocks. The ds has 120 horsepower, while the R offers 172 horsepower and the RR 195 horsepower. The RR also comes with a Smart Lok differential.

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/20.0”, (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/20.0”, Length/width/height: 132/64/65.4”; 132/64/65.7” (RR), Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1,481 lb./1,481 lb./1,501 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $18,999/$20,999/$25,099.

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

The “RC” stands for “rock crawler.” These UTVs have skills, thanks to Smart Lok diff technology and its 4WD Rock and 4WD Trail modes. Other features include rock sliders, a 4500-pound winch, skid plate and quarter doors. The RR version comes with Fox 2.5 Podium shocks on the front and 3.0 Podiums on the (Rear).

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/18.0”; arched dual A-arm/22.0”, (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/18.0”; 4-link torsional trailing arm/24.0”, Length/width/height: 133/65.6/66.0”;  134.5/72.8/68.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1,642 lb./1,811 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb., Price: $24,099/$29,799.

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

These two turbo Mavericks are ready for mud with a snorkel setup, 4500-pound wainch, front and (Rear) tow hooks, full skid plate and half doors. The X mr (120 horsepower) is 64 inches wide, while the RR (195 horsepower) is 72 inches. They both come with Smart Lok diff technology with a Mud mode.

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/18.0”; 22.0” (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/18.0”; 22.0”, Length/width/height: 133/66.7/66.1”; 132.3/74.2/68.0” Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal. Dry weight: 1,664 lb./1,726 lb. Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 200 lb. Price: $23,299/$26,599

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

Like the two-seat ds, the Max ds lineup is 64 inches wide, and with three Max versions, you can pick your horsepower: 120 (ds); 172 (R); or 195 (RR). Each comes with an integrated front bumper, quarter doors and full skid plate. The RR adds Smart Lok technology and 4WD Trail Activ mode.

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/20.0”, (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/20.0”, Length/width/height: 164/64/65.80”; 164/64/65.80”; 164/64/66”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1,726 lb./1,726 lb./1,766 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 150 lb., Price: $21,999/$23,699/$27,599.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX RS TURBO R/X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR/X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR WITH SMART SHOX

Choose the 172-horsepower R or 195-horsepower RR with ample features on each model. All have a full skid plate, quarter doors and integrated front bumper. The RR has Smart Lok technology, full roof and 4-point harness with shoulder pads. The Smart Shox model takes the ride to the next level.

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/22.0”, (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/22”, Length/width/height: 164/72.4/68.5”; 165/72.7/68.5”; 165/72.7/68.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1,869 lb./1,858 lb./1,877 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 150 lb., Price: N/A.

CAN-AM MAVERICK X3 MAX X MR TURBO RR

If you and your friends like mud, you can all enjoy it together in this Max model. With 195 horsepower and a 72-inch track, no mud hole is safe. Smart Lok (with 4WD Mud mode), 30-inch ITP Cryptid tires, front and (Rear) tow hooks and a 4500-pound winch, this is a monster mud vehicle.

Engine type: DOHC inline turbocharged triple, Displacement: 900cc, Suspension: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/22.0”, (Rear) 4-link torsional trailing arm/22.0”, Length/width/height: 165/74.2/68.0”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Dry weight: 1,940 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: 150 lb., Price: $29,099.

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT/ SPORT DPS 1000

There are a couple of differences between the base Sport and DPS model. The Sport offers 75 horsepower, while the 1000R engine in the DPS model outputs 100 horsepower. The other difference is the Dynamic Power Steering. The DPS model has it; the base model doesn’t. 

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/11.5”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/12.0”, Length/width/height: 119/60/71.1”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1390 lb./1405 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $15,299/$17,099.

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

Three different models with different purposes. All three offer 100 horsepower, with the XC as an all-round vehicle, while the rc is designed for rock crawling and the mr for muddin’. All three come with Smart Lok technology, and each has a special mode: xc 4WD Trail Activ; rc 4WD Rock; and mr 4WD Mud.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/14.75”,(Rear) Arched torsional trailing arm/14.75”, Length/width/height: 122/64/74.25”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1428 lb./1,593 lb./1,617 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $20,299/$21,599/$21,199.

CAN-AM MAVERICK SPORT MAX DPS

This is the only Max model in the Maverick Sport segment. Features include seating for four, 100 horsepower, Fox QS3 2.0 Podium shocks, a full skid plate, half doors and a steel front bumper. The Rotax powerplant has Sport and Eco driving modes, and the vehicle also comes with Dynamic Power Steering.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/12.5”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/13.0”, Length/width/height: 149/60/76.2”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal., Dry weight: 1697 lb., Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $19,599.

CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL/TRAIL DPS

Designed for tight trails with 50-inch-width limits, the Trail and Trail DPS offer two engine options: 51 horsepower or 75 horsepower. The Trail DPS offers both engine-size options. Both side-by-sides have a front bumper and a full skid plate. The Trail DPS has three modes: Min, Med and Max.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 799.9cc/976cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/10.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/10.5”, Length/width/height: 118/50/69”, Fuel capacity: 10 gal.,Dry weight: 1,314 lb./1,331 lb. (DPS 800); 1,364 (DPS 1000), Towing: 1500 lb., Bed capacity: 300 lb., Price: $11,399/$13,399 (DPS 800); $14,799 (DPS 1000).

CAN-AM DEFENDER/DPS/XT/DPS CAB/LIMITED/X MR

These Defenders offer a host of options. First is engine size with the HD5 (38 horsepower), HD8 (50 horsepower) or HD10 (82 horsepower). Second, with or without DPS. The XT adds a 4500-pound winch, front bumper and skid plate. The Cab model has power windows, 3-position windshield and (Rear) glass. The Limited has all that and a 4500-pound winch. The X mr is for mud.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 427cc; 799cc; 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/10.0”; arched dual A-arm/11.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/10.0”; arched torsional trailing arm/11.0”, Length/width/height: 121/62/76”; 121/64/78”; 125.7/62/78” (HD8 XT); 125.7×64/80” (HD10 XT); 121/65/79”; 129.4/64/82”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: HD5 1,305 lb.; HD8 1,459 lb.; HD5 DPS 1,322 lb.; HD8 DPS1521.2 lb.; HD8 XT 1,585 lb.; HD10 XT 1,600 lbs.; DPS CAB 1,799 lbs.; Limited 1,928 lbs.; X mr 1,697 lb., Towing: 1500-2500 lb., Bed capacity: 600–1000 lb., Price: $10,399 HD5; $11,899 DPS HD5; $12,399 HD8; $13,599 DPS HD8; $16,199 XT HD8; $20,999 DPS CAB; $16,399 DPS HD10; $18,699 XT HD10; $25,499 Limited; $20,399 X mr.

CAN-AM DEFENDER MAX/MAX DPS/MAX XT/LONE STAR/MAX LIMITED/MAX X MR

The Max version of the Defender has all the same features—but for four riders—as the two-seat models. That includes the engine sizes, DPS, fully enclosed cab with heat and air conditioning, mud-specific model and winch options. The Lone Star version also gets aluminum rock sliders and 7.6-inch display with keypad.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 799cc; 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/10.0”; arched dual A-arm/11.0”, (Rear) Torsional trailing arm/10.0”; arched torsional trailing arm/11.0”, Length/width/height: 153.4/63.5/76”; HD8 153.4/63.5/76”; HD10 153.4/64/77.5”; XT HD8 158.3/63.5/76”; XT HD10 158.3/64/79.5”; Lone Star 158.9/65/79.9”; Limited 158/67/79”; X mr 161.9/64”/82”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1,715 lb./HD8 1750.4 lb; HD10 1,771.2 lb./XT HD8 1,882.8 lb.; XT HD10 1,902.6 lb./Lone Star 1,929 lb./X mr 1,999 lb., Towing: 2500 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $13,799 HD8/$15,199 DPS HD8/$18,199 DPS HD10/$17,899 XT HD8/$20,099 XT HD10/$21,099 Lone Star/$28,199 Limited/$21,999 X mr.

CAN-AM DEFENDER PRO DPS/PRO XT/PRO LONE STAR/PRO LIMITED

Like the Defender 6×6, the Pro version of the Defender comes with a 6×4.5-foot bed for hauling big loads, whether for work or hunting. The XT and Lone Star add a front bumper, 4500-pound winch and hard roof. The Lone Star also gets a full skid plate and rock sliders. The Limited gets an enclosed cab with A/C and heat.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Arched Dual A-arm/11.0”,(Rear) Arched torsional trailing arm/11.0”, Length/width/height: 154/64/78”; 158/64/80”; 160.6/65/80”; 159.7/65/79.5”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1,833 lb./1,960 lb./1,995 lb./2,360 lb., Towing: 2500 lb., Bed capacity: 600-1000 lb., Price: $17,899/$20,799/$21,599/$27,599.

CAN-AM DEFENDER 6X6 DPS/6X6 XT

Go long—that’s the motto with the 6×6 Defenders with their 6×4.5-foot cargo bed. Both these models come with the 82-horsepower HD10 engine. A full skid plate is standard on both as well. The XT comes with a power tilt bed, 4500-pound winch, XT front bumper and full hard roof.

Engine type: HD10, Displacement: 976cc, Suspension: (Front) Arched dual A-arm/11.0”, (Rear) Arched torsional trailing arm/11.0”, Length/width/height: 154.1/64/78”; 159.7/64/80”, Fuel capacity: 10.6 gal., Dry weight: 1,945 lb./2,077 lb., Towing: 3000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000 lb., Price: $18,699/$21,499.

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CFMOTO ZFORCE 800EX/ ZFORCE 950 SPORT

 

 

Although these CFMoto models are sport-oriented, they come with a 3000-pound winch, (Rear) cargo net and full underside skid plates. Both models also feature electronic power steering, a tilt steering wheel, roof and CVTech transmission.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 800cc/963cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/10.0”-11.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/10.0”; Quadlink/11.8”, Length/width/height: 113/60/72”; 118/61/71”, Fuel capacity: 7.1 gal., Curb weight: 1,377 lb./1,400 lb., Towing: N/A/550 lb., Bed capacity: N/A/220 lb., Price: $11,799/$12,999.

CFMOTO ZFORCE 500 TRAIL/800 TRAIL

The Trail models in the ZForce line are 50 inches wide to help tackle tight or width-restricted trails. The standard features list is impressive: half doors, electronic power steering, a cargo net, 3000-pound winch, roof and mirrors. They also come stock with CVTech clutches.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 495cc/800cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/N/A/10.0”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/N/A/10.0”, Length/width/height: 113/50/70”, Fuel capacity: 6.5 gal., Curb weight: 1,228 lb., Towing: N/A, Bed capacity: N/A, Price: $9,099/$10,999.

CFMOTO UFORCE 1000

This CFMoto utility side-by-side is the biggest in the company’s lineup and is designed to work. Helping get the job done is a three-passenger bench seat, roof, full skid plate, EPS, 3500-pound winch, mirrors and removable storage box. A camo version is available for another $450.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 963cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.1”, Length/width/height: 117/63.5/72.8”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal., Curb weight: 1,520 lb., Towing: 2000 lb., Bed capacity: 1000, Price: $11,999.

CFMOTO UFORCE 600/800 EPS

The UForce 500 has been replaced with the UForce 600, which will be available in spring 2021 and will feature a 40-horsepower engine with Eco and Sport driving modes. It will also feature a roof and adjustable driver’s seat. The 800, meanwhile, features EPS and a 3500-pound winch.

Engine type: SOHC V-twin, Displacement: 530cc/800cc, Suspension: (Front) Dual A-arm/9.5”, (Rear) Dual A-arm/9.1”, Length/width/height: 117/63.5/72.8”; 117/57.6/73”, Fuel capacity: 10.5 gal./6.6 gal., Dry weight: 1,520 lb./1,377 lb., Towing: 1250 lb., Bed capacity: 600 lb., Price: N/A/$10,999.

 

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CONTACTS:

Arctic Cat: www.arcticcat.txtsv.com

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

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

Roxor: (800) 292-0733, www.roxoroffroad.com

 

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