13 1000cc UTVs UNDER $15,000!

13 1000cc UTVs UNDER $15,000

Lots of UTVers would love the power, room, carrying capacity and features of a 1000cc machine but they’re put off by the price, because many 1000s are near or over $20,000. We scoured the 2020 lineups of the top UTV brands and found 13 1000cc UTVs under $15,000!

POLARIS RZR RS1

The RS1 is the only high-performance single-seat sport UTV, and the exciting power and handling of this 110-horsepower, 1340-pound, 64-inch-wide machine has made it a popular choice for racers. At $14,999, it’s also a great performance value and an exciting machine for play riding, thanks to the unique balance and exceptional visibility the singe-seat platform provides.

The RS1 is equipped with the front differential, primary clutch, secondary, clutch, CVT belt and transmission from the 168-horsepower RZR XP Turbo. The RZR Turbo-grade drivetrain provides extra reliability for aggressive driving. The RS-1’s dual-fan rear-mounted radiator adds cooling capacity and stops mud roosted from other vehicles from obstructing the radiator. The light, compact chassis features double-A-arm front suspension with Walker Evans 2.0 piggyback needle shocks and trailing-arm rear suspension with Walker Evans 2.5 remote-reservoir needle shocks. Polaris claims 21 inches of front and rear travel. Front and rear sway bars fight body roll. The RS1 gets a Sub-Zero four-point harness with padded shoulders that retains the ignition cut-out and seat-belt warning light if the lap belt is not attached. A special, stepped brake pedal is designed for one- or two-foot driving, like rally and Formula Drift drivers do. While the RZR XP 1000 goes into limp mode if you use too much brake and throttle at the same time, the RS1 is programed not to go into limp mode.

See more about this machine’s most interesting features and what it’s like to drive here: https://utvactionmag.com/10-rzr-rs1-fast-facts/. See the entire Polaris RZR lineup here: https://rzr.polaris.com/.

Motor type 999cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC

inline twin

Transmission Dual-range belt/pulley CVT

Drive system 2WD, On-Demand 4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/21”

  Rear Trailing arm/21”

Fuel capacity 9.5 gal.

Length/width/height 112”/64”/73.75”

Tire sizes: f/r 29×9-14/29×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1340 lb.

Colors Ghost Gray, Cruiser Black

Retail price $14,999

CAN-AM MAVERICK TRAIL 1000

The Maverick Trail 1000 is a 50-inch-wide sport machine powered by a 976cc, 8-valve V-twin with 75 horsepower. You can adjust the power delivery with the Sport and Eco throttle-map switches on the dash. A more highly tuned version of the same engine produces 100 horsepower in Can-Am’s Maverick Sport 1000R. The base Maverick Trail 1000 has steel wheels, unpainted bodywork and doesn’t have power steering, but it comes with full doors, engine braking and an unlockable rear differential that makes extremely tight turns easier. If you don’t mind spending a little more than $15K, the 2021 Maverick Trail 1000 DPS gets you variable-rate power steering, painted bodywork and 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels for $15,199.

The Maverick Trail 1000’s double-A-arm front and rear suspension offers 10 inches of travel up front and 10.5 in the rear using spring preload-adjustable gas shocks. The 4.5-inch instrument display moves with the tilt-adjustable steering wheel and provides speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport/eco mode, seat belt and 4×4 indicators, front and rear diff-lock indicators, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, and engine temperature. See UTV Action’s full test of the Maverick Trail 1000 DPS here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-can-am-maverick-trail-1000-dps/.

Motor type 799cc/976cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled

SOHC V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.& EBS

Drive system 2WD/4WD/Visco-Lok

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10.5”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual discs

Fuel capacity 10.0 gal.

Towing capacity 1500 lb.

Bed capacity 300 lb.

Length/width/height 118”/50”/69”

Tire sizes: f/r 26×8-12/26×9-12

Claimed dry weight 1,331 lb./1364 lb.

Color White

Price $13,399

POLARIS RANGER 1000, RANGER 1000 EPS AND RANGER 1000 PREMIUM

The Polaris Ranger 1000 is an all-new model for 2020 that replaces the Ranger XP 900, the all-time, top-selling utility UTV. The frame, seats, ergonomics and engine are new. It’s powered by a 999cc, single-overhead-cam, two-valve-per-cylinder inline twin with 61 horsepower and 55 pound-feet of torque. With peak torque 3000 rpm lower than the Ranger XP 900, the 1000 pulls hard without revving hard, which makes it feel more smooth and relaxed at the engine speeds recreation utility UTV drivers use more often. The all-new transmission’s clutching provides precise throttle response and very smooth engagement right off idle, just what you want on challenging trails and in precise maneuvers when doing chores. If you need a recreation utility machine with more top-end thrust, there’s the 82-horsepower Ranger XP 1000. The Ranger 1000 is all about smooth, strong power, not winning drag races.

The base Ranger 1000 has steel wheels, unpainted bodywork and no power steering. The Ranger 1000 EPS is $13,999 and has power steering, steel wheels and unpainted bodywork. The Ranger 1000 EPS Premium is $14,999 and comes with power steering, painted bodywork, a steel front bumper, an adjustable driver’s seat and cast-aluminum wheels. Prices for Polaris’ more powerful, more luxurious Ranger XP 1000 start at $16,899.

See UTV Action’s full test of the new Ranger 1000 here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-polaris-ranger-1000-eps/.

See the entire Polaris Ranger lineup here: https://ranger.polaris.com.

Motor type 999cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve EFI I-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev. & EBS

Drive system 1WD/2WD/4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 11.5 gal.

Towing capacity 1,500 lb.

Bed capacity 800 lb.

Length/width/height 120”/62.5”/76”

Tire sizes: f/r 25 x 10 -12/25 x 10 -12

Claimed dry weight 1,429 lb.

Colors Premium: Matte Military Tan,

Sunset Red Metallic, Matte Titanium;

EPS: Sage Green, Solar Red, Polaris Pursuit Camo;

Base: Sage Green, Solar Red

Price Premium, $14,999; EPS, $13,999; Base, $12,999

CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 DPS

If you’re looking for a 1000cc sport utility UTV that approaches the performance of a Polaris General or Arctic Cat Havoc but you want to stay south of the $15,000 mark, you should consider Can-Am’s Commander 1000 DPS. Its 92-horsepower, 976cc V-twin and suspension with 10 inches of travel make it one of the original crossover UTVs. This machine has a roomy cabin that’s easy to enter and exit and an innovative tilting, dual-level cargo bed with a locking lower level. The Commander 1000 DPS is nicely equipped with electronic power steering that offers three assist levels, Can-Am’s Visco-Lok automatic-locking front differential and 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels. See UTV Action’s test of the Commander 1000 here: https://utvactionmag.com/can-am-commander-1000-vs-polaris-rzr-s/.

See the entire Can-Am UTV lineup  here: https://can-am.brp.com/off-road.

Motor type 976cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.& EBS

Drive system 2WD/4WD/Visco-Lok QE

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Trailing arm/10”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity 10 gal.

Towing capacity 1,500 lb.

Bed capacity 600 lb.

Length/width/height 120/2”/62.5”/72”

Tire sizes: f/r AT27x9-12/AT27x11-12

Claimed dry weight 1321 lb.

Colors DPS Green XT, Carbon Black/

Octane Blue, Boreal Green, MOBUC Camo

Price $14,599

TRACKER SVX1000

Made by Arctic Cat, Tracker’s 64-inch-wide SVX1000 sport utility UTV is mechanically identical to Arctic Cat’s impressive Havoc 1000. The $16,199 Havoc has more standard features than the $14,499 base SVX 1000, but both are powered by the same strong, responsive, 100-horsepower, inline twin-cylinder engine and both have double-arm front and rear suspension with spring preload-adjustable shocks for nearly 13 inches of travel. For $15,199, the SVX1000 Woodsman Edition includes TrueTimber Strata Camouflage bodywork and a Warn 40000pound winch.

The base SVX1000 also comes with an extended cab with 24 feet of storage space, power steering, bolstered bench seats for two, full doors, steel front brush guard, a customizable speed controller, an adjustable backlit LCD instrument display with on-board diagnostics, 12-volt DC outlet, a full-length polymer skid plate, front and rear sway bars, LED headlights, LED accent lights and 27-inch tires on 14-inch steel wheels. The SVX1000’s utility capabilities are as impressive as its sport performance. This machine can tow a ton, and its tilting bed can carry 600 pounds of cargo. The bed features Tracker’s Fast-N-Latch storage system. Tracker also offers Trail, Backcountry, Premium hard cab and Winter accessory packages for the SVX1000.

See UTV Action’s full test of a previous Havoc model here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-textron-havoc-x/.

See the entire line of Tracker UTVs here: www.trackeroffroad.com.

Motor type 957cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.& EBS

Drive system 2WD, 4WD, diff-lock 4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/12.8”

  Rear Dual A-arm/12.9”

Fuel capacity 9.5 gal.

Length/width/height 126”/64”/77”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14;

X, 28×10-14/28×10-14

Dry weight 1,755 lb.

Colors White, Medium Green/Red

Price $14,499

CFMOTO ZFORCE 950 SPORT

The CFMoto ZForce 950 Sport may not be called a 1000, but its 963cc, 79-horsepower V twin engine is within a few cc of many 1000s, and it’s capable of true liter-class performance. You can tune the engine performance to your driving style or terrain conditions with the standard/sport mode selector on the dash. The 950 Sport weighs just 1230 pounds dry, giving this machine a potent power-to-weight ratio. This 60-inch-wide sport machine has double-A-arm front suspension and multi-link trailing-arm rear suspension, a rarity on 60-inch UTVs.

The CFMoto ZForce 950 Sport also comes with rock sliders, fully adjustable piggyback reservoir shocks, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels, 27-inch CST tires, cutting-edge styling, a roof, 3000-pound winch, full skid plate, LED headlights, a multifunction instrument display with Bluetooth call indicator, 12-volt and USB power ports, and 2-inch hitch receiver—features you have to add to many sport UTVs.

See UTV Action’s test on the CF-Moto 800 EX here: https://utvactionmag.com/cfmoto-zforce-800ex-4×4/.

See CFMoto’s full line of UTVs here: https://cfmotousa.com.

Motor type 963cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ EBS

Drive system 2WD/4WD/diff-lock

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/11”

  Rear 5-link trailing-arm/11.8”

Fuel capacity 10.0 gal.

Length/width/height 113”/60”/72”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,230 lb.

Colors Ghost Grey, Fire Red

Price $12,999

CFMOTO UFORCE 1000 EPS

Starting at just $11,999, CF Moto’s Uforce 1000 is the lowest priced recreation utility machine in our buyer’s guide of 13 1000cc UTVs under $15,000. It’s priced like some brands’ bare bones base models, but it’s loaded with features that cost extra on most machines. Painted bodywork, cast aluminum wheels, 27 inch tires, 3500 pound winch, roof, full skid plates, heavy duty bumper, High Intensity LED projector headlights, LED running lights and front and rear receiver type hitches are all standard equipment.

A 79 horsepower V-twin with 60 foot pounds of torque supplies the power, and this machine can tow a ton and carry 1,000 pounds of cargo in its tilting bed. The CF Moto Uforce 1000’s bench seat seats three and there are multiple storage bins within easy reach in the roomy cab, plus a removable storage box.

See how the UForce 1000 compares to other recreation UTVs here: https://utvactionmag.com/2020-recreation-utvs/

See CF Moto’s full line of UTVs here: https://cfmotousa.com/

Motor type 963cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.& EBS

Drive system 2WD/4WD/4WD front diff-lock

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10.5”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10.5”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 7.13 gal.

Towing capacity 2,000 lb.

Bed capacity 1,000 lb.

Length/width/height 117”/63.5”/72.8”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,520 lb.

Colors Ti Matte Grey, Athens Blue, Camo

Price $11,999 Camo, $12,499

HISUN STRIKE 1000

The Hisun Strike 1000 is a very nicely equipped, 65-inch-wide, liter-class sport machine that costs less than some brands’ 60-inch-wide ,800cc sport UTVs. The Hisun Strike 1000 comes with power steering, side mirrors, turn signals, horn, windshield, 4500-pound winch, heavy-duty steel front bumper, roof, piggyback-reservoir shocks with adjustable compression damping, rebound damping and spring preload, rear trailer hitch and 27-inch tires on 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels for $13,499!

The Strike’s instrumentation includes an easy-to-read analog speedometer and tachometer with LCD readouts for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, trip odometer, clock and more.  Hisun UTVs also come with a two-year warranty.

See UTV Action’s full test on the Hisun Strike 900 here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-hisun-strike-900/.

See the entire Hisun UTV lineup here: https://www.hisunmotors.com/products/vehicle/15/sector/sector-1000-eps.

Motor typet 976cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled OHV

V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.& EBS

Drive system 2WD, 4WD, diff-lock 4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/8.0”

  Rear Dual A-arm/8.3”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/multi-disc

Fuel capacity 7.9 gals.

Towing capacity 1,764 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 113.4”/65”/74.8”

Tire sizes fr/rr 27x9R14/27x11R14

Claimed curb weight 1,521 lb.

Colors White, red, black, orange, blue

Price $13,499

HISUN SECTOR 1000 EPS

Hisun’s feature-loaded Sector 1000 recreation utility machine costs less than some brands’ base 1000s, and it comes with more popular accessories than you’ll find on many high-end models. The Sector 1000 EPS’ standard equipment list includes power steering, a roof, 4500-pound winch, heavy-duty front bumper with tow hooks, windshield, side mirrors, turn signals, horn, 27-inch tires on 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels and a power-assisted dump bed that can carry 1000 pounds. You can even opt for camo bodywork and still keep the price well under $15,000. The Hisun Sector 1000 EPS can tow 2000 pounds.

This machine features front- and rear-locking differentials so you can get maximum traction or be gentle to turf. Suspension with 10 inches of travel and adjustable piggyback reservoir shocks let this recreation machine handle a brisk pace on the trail. Hisun UTVs also come with a two-year warranty. The Hisun Sector 1000 EPS has an easy-to-read analog speedometer and tachometer with LCD readouts for fuel level, engine temperature, odometer, trip odometer, clock and more.

See UTV Action’s full test on the Hisun Sector 1000 Crew here: https://utvactionmag.com/test-hisun-sector-1000-crew/.

See the entire Hisun UTV lineup here: https://www.hisunmotors.com/products/vehicle/15/sector/sector-1000-eps.

Motor type 976cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled OHC V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.

Drive system 2WD/4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10”

Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/hydraulic discs

Fuel capacity 7.5 gal.

Towing capacity 2,000 lb.

Bed capacity 1000 lb.

Length/width/height 122.5”/65”/76”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,764 lb.

Colors Red, Bahama Blue, Camo

Price $13,999; Camo, $14,299

MASSIMO T-BOSS 1100D AND 1100LE

The Massimo T-Boss 1100D and 1100LE are outstanding values, even in this “Buyer’s Guide” that’s full of great buys. Diesel UTVs are normally significantly more expensive than gas-engine models, yet these machines—powered by 1123cc, three-cylinder, Kubota diesel engines—are still under $15,000, and there is no extra charge for camo bodywork. The price of the 1100D was recently reduced from $15,199 to $12,995. The 1100LE’s price was recently reduced from $17,999 to $14,995.

The 1100D comes with electronic power steering, a roof, rear-view and side mirrors, LED running lights, turn signals and four-way hazard flashers, power-tilt cargo bed with side rails and 600-pound capacity, heavy-duty steel front bumper, integrated implement adapter, 4500-pound winch, spring preload-adjustable front and rear shocks, 26-inch tires on 14-inch wheels, 12-volt and USB power ports, and folding foot-guard plates.

The LE adds a water-resistant full clear cab with a 2-speed wiper-equipped windshield, and hydraulically damped, lockable doors with slide open windows. The Massimo T-Boss 1100D and 1100LE are covered by a 12-month warranty. For a limited time, you get your choice of a Massimo UTV cover or Massimo oil-change kit when you buy a T-Boss 1100D or 1100LE. See UTV Action’s full test on the Massimo Warrior with air conditioning and heat here: https://utvactionmag.com/massimo-warrior-1000-mxu-6-hvac/.

See the entire Massimo UTV lineup here: https://www.massimomotor.com/

Motor type 1123cc liquid-cooled, 3-cylinder diesel

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.

Drive system 2WD/4WD/diff-lock

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7.9”

  Rear Dual A-arm/8.1”

Brakes: f/r Hydraulic 200mm discs/170mm disc

Fuel capacity 9.25 gal.

Towing capacity 1,800 lb.

Bed capacity 600 lb.

Length/width/height 118.8 in x 59.8 in x 79.5 in

Tire sizes: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12

Claimed dry weight 1543 lb.

Colors Red; Red, Green, Camo

Price $12,995; LE $14,995

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