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BUYER’S GUIDE: High-Performance/Recreational-Utility UTVs

March 18, 2016
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The UTV market is growing faster than the Unites States’ national debt, and technological advances are simply astonishing. Arctic Cat increases power in its Wildcat 700s, introduces the Wildcat 1000X Special Edition, and announces partnerships with Robby Gordon, Todd Romano and Speedwerx to produce Speed accessories, including a 1000X supercharger and the new Robby Gordon Speed Edition Wildcat 1000X, 1000X 4 and Sport 700 in limited quantities. Can-Am announces its new 1000cc and 800cc Defender recreation/utility UTVs, turbocharges the base Maverick 1000R, Max 1000R, Maverick X rs and X rs Max, and increases boost for the returning Turbo X ds and Max X ds, plus the four new Turbos. BRP also expands the Commander line with Mossy Oak Hunting Edition 1000 with MOBU Country Camo wrap and expands Octane Blue into Commander territory. Honda introduces its next wave of paddle-shift UTVs with the all-new Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5 models with five-speed transmissions, increasing the Pioneer line to five. Kawasaki continues to reinvent the Mule with the Pro-FX joining Pro-FXT, adds a new Ranch Edition FXT, and introduces diesel versions with the new Pro-DXT and Pro-DX in base, EPS and Limited choices. Not to be outdone, Polaris introduces its all-new RZR XP Turbo EPS and XP 4 Turbo EPS, High Lifter Edition RZR XP 4 1000 and Ranger XP 900, the all-new RZR S 1000, Ranger Crew 570-6 and a lithium-ion-powered Ranger EV. We’re sure Polaris isn’t done yet, because Yamaha stunned the world with the revolutionary YXZ1000R, a pure-sport UTV with three-cylinder engine, sequential-shift, five-speed manual transmission and manual hydraulic clutch; think of it as the Raptor 700R of the extreme-performance UTV world! Also, Yamaha introduces the price-point Wolverine 700, Wolverine 700 R-Spec and R-Spec EPS, upgrades the Viking 700 and Viking VI, and introduces the Ranch Edition VI. Check them all out!

Abbreviations: ACS = Air Controlled Suspension, ADC = Active Descent Control, AWD = All Wheel Drive, BOC = Bottom-Out Control, CARB = California, Air Resources Board, CG = Center of Gravity, CVT = Continuously Variable Transmission, DPS = Dynamic Power Steering, EBS = Engine Braking System, EBP = Electronic Belt Protection, EFI = Electronic Fuel Injection, EPA = Environmental Protection Agency, EPS = Electronic Power Steering, EV = Electric Vehicle, GC = Ground Clearance, H-D = Heavy Duty, Hp = Horsepower, HPG = High-Pressure Gas, IDD = Interactive Digital Display, IRS = Independent Rear Suspension, ITC = Intelligent Throttle Control, LSV = Low Speed Vehicle, MOBU = Mossy Oak Break-Up, MPH = Miles Per Hour, MUV = Multi-Use Vehicle, OHV = Overhead Valve, PMM = Pure Magnesium Metallic, PPC = Polaris Pursuit Camo, PSI = Pounds per Square Inch, RPM = Revs Per Minute, ROPS = Roll Over Protection System, TTI = Torsional Trailing-arm Independent, XC = Cross-Country

Models not produced for 2016: Arctic Cat Prowler XT550, Prowler XT 700 Camo, Wildcat Trail LTD, Wildcat 1000 & Wildcat 4X LTD; Can-Am Maverick 1000R X rs and E-Commander; Polaris RZR XP 1000 Desert LE, Ranger XP 900 Vogue Silver Deluxe, Ranger Diesel Crew HIPPO.

2016 UTV BUYER’S GUIDES
EXTREME PERFORMANCE SPORT UTVs
FOUR-SEAT EXTREME PERFORMANCE UTVs
ELECTRIC, 6X6 & DIESEL UTVs
UTILITY/MULTI-PASSENGER UTVs

HIGH-PERFORMANCE/RECREATION-UTILITY UTVs

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ARCTIC CAT PROWLER XT 1000 EPS:
The H2 EFI V-twin engine was the starting point for Wildcats, and this muscle car has two-tone aluminum wheels with Bighorn 2.0 tires, tilt steering and EPS, 22.4-gallon under-hood storage, aggressive styling with Surlyn body panels, halogen headlights with LED light bars, rear-view mirror and bucket seats. The tilt bed holds 600 pounds, and it tows 11,500 pounds via the 2-inch receiver.

Motor type 951cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin
Transmission CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic disc
Fuel capacity 8.2 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Length/width/height 119.25″/61″/79″
Tire sizes f/r: 27x9R14/27x11R14
Claimed dry weight 1,315
Colors Black/Green
Price $15,299

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HONDA PIONEER 1000, PIONEER 1000-5 & 1000-5 DELUXE
All new for 2016, the Pioneer 1000 sports a 999cc inline twin with 92mm pistons, 75.15mm stroke, 10:1 compression, and a 44mm EFI throttle body. It has a six-speed transmission with paddle shifters and automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission, so there’s no belt to break, and there are three shift modes: STD, Sport and manual. The P-5 has a full cage and convertible rear seats that keep the bed from tilting when up.

Motor type 999cc liquid-cooled, Unicam/8v I-twin
Transmission Automatic Dual-Clutch 6-speed w/rev.
Drive system 1WD/2WD/4WD/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10.55″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/dual discs
Fuel capacity 7.9 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 116.8″/62.9″/76.4″ P-5
Tire sizes f/r: 27×9-12/27×11-12
Claimed curb weight 1,709 lb., P-5 1,396 lb.
Colors Red, silver, white, Honda Phantom Camo;
P-5 Red, olive; Deluxe Red, white, silver,
Honda Phantom Camo
Price $13,999; P-5 $16,199;
P-5 Deluxe $17,199–$17,999

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CAN-AM DEFENDER HD10, DPS, XT & XT CAB:
The 976cc V-twin makes 72 hp and has three drive modes—eco, normal and work—plus final-drive modes from turf saver to locked 4WD. DPS Defenders add Tri-mode EPS and aluminum wheels, while the XT package adds 27-inch Bighorn 2.0s on 14-inch rims, 4500-pound winch and sport roof. XT cabs have an enclosed cab with folding windshield, wiper, electric windows and heater. All Defenders have Commander-like suspension, under-seat storage bins, modular dash storage and versatile cargo box.

Motor type 976cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 1WD, 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear TTA Trailing arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/hydraulic discs
Fuel capacity 10.6 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1000 lb., CA 600 lb.
Length/width/height 120″/62″/76″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×8-12/25×10-12 (XTs 27×9/11-14)
Claimed dry weight 1,395 lb., DPS 1,414 lb.,
XT 1,550 lb., XT Cab 1,822 lb.
Colors Green, DPS Green, Yellow, Camo,
XT/XT-Cab PMM, Intense red, Camo
Price $13,799, DPS $14,999–$15,849,
XT $17,799–$17,949, XT Cab $23,699–$23,849

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 HUNTER EDITION & DELUXE HE:
Hunters will like the Polaris Pursuit Camo wrap, 4500-pound winch, dual gun scabbards, Cut and Sew seats, EPS, EBS and 1000-pound title bed and 1-ton towing via a 2-inch receiver. The Deluxe HE adds Active Descent Control, Pro-Fit Cab with tip-out windshield and rear glass panel, camo roof and doors, heated seats, wrap-around brush guards, bed storage box and combination nerf bars and steps.

Motor type 875cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve EFI I-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.
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 10 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 116.5″/63.5″/76″,
Deluxe 120″/63.5″/77″
Tire sizes f/r: 26×10-12/26×11-12
Claimed dry weight 1,342 lb., Deluxe 1,591 lb.
Colors Polaris Pursuit Camo
Price $16,299, Deluxe $20,999

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 DELUXE NORTHSTAR & TRAIL EDITIONS:
Northstar is the Polaris logo, so the Deluxe provided extreme performance for colder climates with Premium Pro-Fit cab with roof, fixed glass windshield and rear glass panels, wiper, full locking doors with sliding glass, rear-view mirror, dome light, heater with defroster and heated Cut and Sew seats. The Trail has Cut and Sew seats, fender flares, full undercarriage protection, brush guards, bed storage box and rear-view mirror.

Motor type 875cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve EFI I-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.
Drive system 4WD/2WD/1WD
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 10 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 120″/63.5″/77″
Tire sizes f/r: 26×10-12/26×11-12
Claimed dry weight 1,640 lb., Trail 1,518 lb.
Colors Sunset Red paint, TRAIL Blue Fire paint
Price $21,299, Trail $17,499

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 HIGH LIFTER EDITION:
New for 2016, the High Lifter Ranger has reduced gearing and a bigger reverse chain to turn those massive 28-inch Outlaw 2 mud tires, high-clearance suspension arms, stiffer shock settings, High Lifter intake/CVT snorkels, front bumper with 4500-pound winch, variable-assist EPS, dual-piston brake calipers all around, rear bumper, rear-view mirror, and special High Lifter graphics.

Motor type 875cc liquid-cooled, 8-valve EFI I-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.
Drive system 4WD/2WD/1WD
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 10 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1,500 lb.
Length/width/height 123″/66.5″/77″
Tire sizes f/r: 28×9.5-14/28×11-14
Claimed dry weight 1,561 lb.
Colors Stealth Black/Orange
Price $18,499

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 & EPS :
Ranger XP 900s produce 68 hp and have Versa-Trak unlocking rear diffs in addition to On-Demand 4WD. WB is 81 inches, front/rear travel is 10 inches, and four-wheel discs brakes all have two-piston calipers for quick stops. EPS versions get new Titanium Matte Metallic, Black Pearl and Velocity Blue color choices. All have full dashes with glovebox and 37 Liters of under-seat storage plus a half-ton bed and one-ton towing.

Motor type 875cc liquid-cooled, EFI I-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.
Drive system 4WD/2WD/1WD
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 10 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 116.5″/60″/76″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×10-12/25×11-12 (EPS 26″)
Claimed dry weight 1,318 lb., EPS 1,373
Colors Green, Red, PPC; EPS Green, Solar Red,
Ti Matte Metallic, Sunset Red, Black Pearl,
Velocity Blue
Price $13,499–$14,299; EPS $14,499–$15,299

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CAN-AM DEFENDER HD8, DPS & XT
A rear-mounted V-twin delivers 50-hp and 50 foot-pounds of torque to this all-new UTV. The DPS gets three color choices and Tri-mode EPS, and the HD8 XT comes in Pure Magnesium Metallic or Intense Red paint or MOBU Country Camo wrap with 27-inch Bighorn 2.0 tires on trick 14-inch rims, Terra 45 winch, sport roof and 3-mode drive switch (eco, normal, work). The rear diff unlocks for turf saving mode, while the Visco-Lok front diff locks automatically.

Motor type 799.9cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 1WD, 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear TTA Trailing arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/hydraulic discs
Fuel capacity 10.6 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 1000 lb., CA 600 lb.
Length/width/height 120″/62″/76″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×8-12/25×10-12
Claimed dry weight 1,395 lb.
Colors Green, DPS Green, Yellow, Camo, XTs PMM,
Intense Red, Camo,
Price $10,999; DPS $12,799–$13,649;
XT $15,599–$15,749

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CFMOTO ZFORCE 800, 800 EX & UFORCE 800:
CFMoto has three versions of its 800cc V-twin, and all make 62.5 hp and 53 foot-pounds torque with 10.3:1 compression. Z models have a non-tilting bed and sporty body, while the Utility version sports a tilting bed with gas assist. The ZForce EX has longer travel (10 inches) and 60-inch width, plus a 3000-pound winch, adjustable shocks, roof, mirrors, digital dash, tilt wheel, stainless bumpers and Yuasa AGM battery.

Motor type 799cc, 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/9.5,” EX 10″
Rear Dual A-arm/9.1,” EX 10″
Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual-disc
Fuel capacity 7.13 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 286 lb.
Length/width/height 113″(UForce 117’)/56.2″
(EX 59.4″)/74.2″
Tire sizes f/r: AT26x9-14/AT26x11-14
Claimed dry weight Z 1212 lb., U 1,225.8 lb.
Colors Black, red; UForce Gray, orange, camo
Price $9,699; EX $10,499–$11,299;
UForce $9,999; EPS $10,799–$11,299

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ARCTIC CAT PROWLER XT 700 EPS:
New aggressive styling features an automotive-style hood with 22.4 gallons of under-storage and swooping Surlyn body panels. The XT 700 has EPS, Duro Kaden tires on two-tone aluminum wheels, a rear-view mirror and a 1.9-gallon glovebox. Bucket seats, tilt steering and nets with seat-belt style latches are big on creature comforts, and the tilting 600-pound capacity cargo box is ready for worker play.

Motor type 695cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC Single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 2WD, 4WD, 4WD w/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic disc
Fuel capacity 8.2 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Length/width/height 119.25″/61″/79″
Tire sizes f/r: 26x9R14/26x11R14
Claimed dry weight 1,251
Colors Black, Team Arctic Green
Price $13,999

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ARCTIC CAT PROWLER HDX700 XT EPS & SE HUNTER EDITION:
HDX models get the Prowler hood, halogen/LED headlights and 22.4-gallon under storage but add a convertible 1000-pound tilt bed and side storage bins and a three-person bench seat. EPS and Fox Float air-adjustable rear shocks produce a great ride with the cargo box filled with camping gear or harvested game. The SE Hunter Edition adds a 5000-pound winch, gun scabbard, camo wrap and electronic bed lift.

Motor type 695cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 2WD/4WD/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic disc
Fuel capacity 8.2 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 129″/60″/76.5″
Tire sizes f/r: 26x9R14/26x11R14
Claimed dry weight 1,363
Colors Team Arctic Green, Black, SE True Timber Camo
Price $14,499; Hunter SE $14,999

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HONDA PIONEER 700 & PIONEER 4 700:
Based on the Rincon ATV engine, the Pioneer 700 has an automotive-style three-speed transmission and torque converter, so there are no paddle shifters. It’s available as a two-seater with 1,261-pound or four-seater with 1,396 pound weight. The P-4 sports a cage around the tilting bed with half-ton capacity, and raising either rear seat causes the bed to lock for safety of the rear passengers. Metallic Blue is new for 2016.

Motor type 675cc liquid-cooled OHV (4) single
Transmission Auto-style 3-speed w/rev.
Drive system 2WD/4WD/diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/7.9″
Rear Dual A-arm/9.1″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic 200mm discs/170mm disc
Fuel capacity 8.2 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 114.7″/60″/77.9″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×8-12/25×10-12
Claimed curb weight 1,261 lb., P-4 1,396 lb.
Colors Red, Olive, Honda Phantom camo, P-4 red,
blue, Honda Phantom camo
Price $10,299–$10,899; P-4 $11,899;
Camo $12,499

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YAMAHA VIKING 700FI, EPS & SE EPS:
All Vikings get a more rigid chassis with a new cylinder-head mount, rubber-damping plates and more damping materials for a smoother, quieter ride in the cabin, more rigid cargo box with integrates accessory mount, auto-style two-stage door latches and parking-brake warning buzzer. EPS is $800 extra, and Realtree Xtra Camo and the SE’s Carbon Metallic paint are new for ’16. All sport a sun top and exclusive Bighorn 2.0 tires.

Motor type 686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.
Drive system 2WD/4WD
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/8.1″
Rear Dual A-arm/8.1″
Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual discs
Fuel capacity 9.7 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Length/width/height 122.1″/61.8″/74.1″
Tire sizes f/r: AT25x8-12/AT25x10-12
Claimed curb weight 1,420 lb., EPS 1,431 lb.
Colors Hunter Green, Steel Blue, Realtree Xtra Camo,
(red EPS only); EPS SE Carbon Metallic
Price $11,999; Camo $12,599;
EPS $12,799–$13,599; SE-EPS $14,049

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CFMOTO ZFORCE 600 & 600EX:
The ZForce 600 has CVTech wet clutch with EBS, tilt steering, bumpers, 14-inch alloy wheels, mirrors, roof, 3000-pound winch, fuel-cap lock and 2-inch receiver with 12-volt DC power outlet. The 594cc EFI single makes 333.3 hp and 29.5 foot-pounds of torque. The 600 EX is a long-travel version with compression- and preload-adjustable piggyback shocks and +5-inch dual A-arms for 11 inches of front and 10.4 inches of rear travel.

Motor type 593cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.& EBS
Drive system 2WD/4WD/4WD front diff-lock
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/9.5 ” (EX 11″)
Rear Trailing-arm/9.1″ (EX 10.4″
Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual-disc
Fuel capacity 7.13 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 220 lb.
Length/width/height 103.5″/52″/70.9″;
EX 113.3″/62.5″/74.8″
Tire sizes f/r: AT26x9-14/AT26x11-14
Claimed dry weight 992 lb.
Colors Metallic Blue, Crystal Orange; EX Black,
red/white, metallic gray
Price $8,499; EX $9,299

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POLARIS RANGER 570, EPS & HUNTER EDITION:
The 58-inch 570 sports a 44-hp ProStar single and a Pro-Fit cab ready for accessories, plus it has Versa-Trak turf-saver mode in addition to On-Demand 4WD. EPS is available for the Hunter Edition and adds a 3500-pound winch, dual gun scabbards on a bed-rail Lock & Ride mount and Cut and Sew camouflage seats, plus Engine Braking System and Active Descent Control for $900 over the EPS 570 price.

Motor type 567cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single
Transmission Dual-range PVT
Drive system 4WD/2WD/1WD
Suspension/travel:
Front MacPherson strutt/9″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 10 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 800 lb.
Length/width/height 110″/58″/73″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×8-12/25×11-12
Claimed dry weight 1,042 lb.,
Colors Sage Green, Solar Red, PPC;
EPS Sunset Red, PPC
Price $9,999–$10,599; EPS $11,699;
HE-EPS $12, 599

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POLARIS FULL-SIZE RANGER 570, XP 570 & XP-EPS :
Where the 58-inch 570 seats two and has a 75-inch WB, Full-Size and XP 570s seat three and have an 81-inch WB. The FS 570 has an MSRP under $10,000 and has MacPherson-strut front suspension and Versa-Trak unlocking rear diff. The XP 570 upgrades to dual-A-arm front suspension to match the IRS with 10 inches of travel for another $2000. XP-EPS models have 26-inch PXT tires and variable-assist EPS for another $1000.

Motor type 567cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled DOHC single
Transmission Dual-range PVT
Drive system 4WD/2WD/1WD
Suspension/travel:
Front MacPherson strut/9″, XP Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 10 gal.
Towing capacity 2,000 lb.
Bed capacity 500 lb.
Length/width/height 116.5″/60″/73″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×8-12/25×11-12, XP-EPS 26×9/11-12
Claimed dry weight 1,100 lb., XP 1,320 lb.,
Colors Red, Green; XP Green, Red, PPC; XP-EPS
Price $9,999; XP $11,999; XP-EPS $12,999

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ARCTIC CAT PROWLER XT 500:
Arctic Cat’s 443cc liquid-cooled single has a 89mm piston and 71.2mm stroke with EFI and a Duramatic CVT transmission. It sports fully independent suspension with 10 inches of travel and a fully locking front differential. Surlyn body panels have aggressive styling with a sloping pick-up-like hood, halogen headlights with LED under-bars, under-hood storage, and tilt bed with 600 pound capacity.

Motor type 443cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/EBS & rev.
Drive system 4WD/2WD
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/10″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic disc
Fuel capacity 8.2 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 600 lb.
Length/width/height 118.8″/61.5″/79″
Tire sizes f/r: 26x9R14/26x11R14
Claimed dry weight 1,230 lb.
Colors Red, green
Price $9,499

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HONDA PIONEER 500:
Honda was the first to equip a UTV with paddler shifters in 2015, and the Pioneer 500 has a five-speed electronic-shift transmission with auto-clutch and reverse. The 50-inch UTV is USFS trail legal and a hoot to drive, and the 475cc engine is mounted in the frame longitudinally for more efficiency. It has a 92mm piston, 71.5mm stroke, 9.5:1 compression and 36mm EFI throttle body. It has a rear rack with 450-pound capacity and 1000-pound towing.

Motor type 475cc liquid-cooled OHV (4) single
Transmission Auto-clutch 5-speed w/rev.
Drive system 4WD/2WD
Suspension/travel:
Front Dual A-arm/5.9″
Rear Dual A-arm/5.9″
Brakes: f/r Hydraulic discs/disc
Fuel capacity 3.96 gal.
Towing capacity 1,000 lb.
Rack capacity 1,000 lb.
Length/width/height 102.5″/50″/76.9″
Tire sizes f/r: 24×8-12/24×10-12
Claimed curb weight 1,010 lb.
Colors Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom Camo
Price $8,499; Camo $9,099

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POLARIS RANGER ETX:
The ETX uses the original Sportsman Ace ProStar 31-hp engine tuned for torque. The 325cc engine has a 78mm piston, 68mm stroke, 11.5:1 compression and 40mm EFI throttle body, and it gets up to 33 mpg for a range of 280 miles. It sports the same suspension as the 570, but has a 73-inch WB and no Versa-Trak rear end. It seats two, tows 1500 pounds with a 2-inch receiver and carries 500 pounds in its tilt bed.

Motor type 325cc 4-valve, liquid-cooled, 4-valve
DOHC single
Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev.
Drive system 2WD/4WD
Suspension/travel:
Front MacPherson strut/9″
Rear Dual A-arm/10″
Brakes f/r: Dual disc/dual disc
Fuel capacity 9 gal.
Towing capacity 1,500 lb.
Bed capacity 500 lb.
Length/width/height 110″/58″/73″
Tire sizes f/r: 25×8-12/25×11-12
Claimed dry weight 1,045 lb.
Colors Sage Green, White Lightning
Price $8,799

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