ALL NEW SEGWAY UT10P CREW UTV
HIGH-PERFROMANCE LOW-COST SXS THAT SEATS SIX
Segway Powersports entered the internal-combustion powersports market in 2022, and we tested the Villain SX10WX sport SxS in March and July 2023 and came away impressed. As we were finishing up a test of the recreation-utility UT10X last month, Segway invited us to Texas to check out the all-new UT10P Crew. Segway also has a Snarler 4×4 ATV in the works, and we’ll report on that later.
WHAT’S A SEGWAY UT10P CREW?
Joining the three-seat UT10X tested last month in Dirt Wheels, Segway’s UT10 S or P seats up to six adults with an additional 35 inches of wheelbase. Both versions of UT10 use the same 105-Hp inline twin with dual-overhead cams as the Villain tested in July, except it has got a different single-outlet exhaust and intake system. UT10s have the same Sport/Eco drive map switch as the SX10. The 35 extra inches of cabin room for the rear seats stretches the UT10P’s wheelbase to 117.5 inches, which is 2 more than the Defender HD10 Max, and the Can-Am only puts out 82-Hp.
UT10 Premiums get metal half doors with inner liners, aluminum bead-lock wheels, a plastic roof, a 4,500-pound winch with steel cable, and the 9×4-inch LCD infotainment screen with integrated back-up camera page. The main page has the same aircraft-type gimble as the Villain SX10 that tracks lateral stability (38-degrees before tipping). The Smart Moving App allows the user to remotely start the engine and adjust EPS assist across 16 levels, while the EPS also has a switch that quickly toggles between Low, Medium, and High assist. Standards have steel wheels, side nets, a roof, and no infotainment screen.
Rear travel is 11 inches, but there is only 9.5 inches in the front. HPS shocks are five-way preload adjustable, the springs and damping are tuned stiff for up to 1,500 pounds of payload. For comparison, Defender Maxes have 12 inches of travel. UT10s come with heavy-duty front and rear bumpers, and the rear has a cover/step with traction dimples. The dump bed with gas assist struts holds 1,000 pounds of cargo, and it tows 2,500 pounds with a two-inch receiver.
Under both bench seats, there are 5-gallon plastic boxes that seal to protect contents. The glove box is huge with a locking lid, and the dash is dominated by a 9×4-inch digital dash information center in addition to a readout over the steering column with speedometer, tach, odometer/tripmeter, clock, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, and much more. The tilt steering wheel is lockable for theft prevention.
Premiums are worth the extra $2000, and Segway’s Smart Moving App sends safety alerts to contacts, customizes drive settings and AirLock, and monitors real-time data. We got into a tight spot at Lake Murray State Park, and the winch with two remotes got us out of it nicely. The doors also provide splash protection and extra security inside the cabin.
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
Segway’s UT10S Crew is $14,999, and the UT10P is $16,999. The high-end three-seat UTV10 X is $16,699, and the base UT10 E is $14,399. Arctic Cat’s Prowler Pro Crew starts at $16,999 for the EPS and jumps to $20,999 for the Limited. Can-Am’s Commander Max DPS starts at $20,999 (700cc) and goes to $27,499 for the 976cc XT-P. Defender HD10 Maxs start at $20,799 for the XT and go up to $31,899 for the Limited with HVAC/Heat. CFMoto’s Uforce 1000 XL is $14,499. Honda’s Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew is $21,899.
Kawasaki’s Mule Pro-FXT is $16,399 and the new Pro-FXT 1000 LE starts at $20,299 and goes up to $23,399 for the Platinum Ranch Edition. Kawasaki also has a Pro-DXT Diesel for $18,999. The 2023 Polaris General XP4 1000 Sport is $26,999, the Premium is $29,599, and the Ultimate is $31,999. The Ranger Crew XP1000 Premium is $22,099, and the Northstar Trail Boss is $37,699.
HOW FAST IS THE UT10P CREW?
At 397 pounds more weight than the UT10X tested last month, the UT10P Crew is a little slower on sheer acceleration, but it still hauls the mail. Top speed in High is 66 mph, and top speed in low is 36 mph using Sport mode. Performance is close to the General XP4 and Commander Max, but both have more travel. We had a blast railing the sand-wash trails and hills at Lake Murray State Park, and the 117.5-inch wheelbase provides a lot of high-speed stability over the UT10X tested last month. On tighter trails in deep woods, it was more of a handful.
Brakes are strong on the UT10P Crew; fronts are two-piston hydraulic calipers, while rears are single-puck with mechanical parking brake actuators. The parking brake is on the dash and locks it down on hills. There is also some engine braking in the smooth-engaging CVT, which helps set up drifts in sand. All in all, this recreation-utility SxS is pretty sporty.
AN EFFECTIVE RECREATION-UTILITY SXS
The tilt bed has very handy latches on each side with ergonomic handles providing plenty of grip traction, and two gas rams help the bed tilt up to access the engine or dump cargo of up to 1,000 pounds. It’s a lot easier to use than the plastic releases on Commander beds, even when muddy. A 2-inch receiver with chrome ball and the torquey engine allow UT10s to tow up to 2,500 pounds, and the 4,500-pound winch is also a bonus around worksites. It also has a new 2WD/4WD/Diff-lock switch and a button to unlock the rear diff for working on turf. Side mirrors and the back-up camera are also handy for chores and towing, and there are four removable drains in the Crew floorboard for wet work. Also, UT10s have a 12-gallon gas tank, so it’ll get a lot of work done between fill-ups.
HIGH-END TRAIL COMFORT
All of the Segways we have tested have excellent build quality and fit and finish, and the UT10P Crew is no different. Styling is aggressive with exposed frame tubes and color-matched bumpers, shock springs, and suspension arms. Cabins are works of engineering art, and we have yet to experience any rattles or vibration. Cut-and-sew seats are comfortable, and three-point shoulder belts don’t chafe necks. There is plenty of head, leg, and elbow room in front and back, and passenger hand-holds are secure and comfortable. Six cup holders have rubber fingers to grip drinks, and the inner door liners have no sharp edges or pressure points.
The dumping bed has grooves in the bed liner for partitions and handles on top for extra tie-down points. The tailgate has a center release handle and is sculpted like the outer fenders. Cage tubes are ProFit, and there is ample storage throughout the cabin with cubbies below the dash and on the front-seat backs. The large glovebox locks with the ignition key to augment the 10 gallons of under-seat storage.
Segway Powersports’ UT10P Crew is a low-cost, high-performance recreation-utility machine with the heart of a sport SxS. It has sporty acceleration, great power delivery, good suspension and brakes, great build quality and fit and finish, and a very comfortable cabin. Ride quality is excellent. The Crew Premium is loaded with standard features at a price lower than other manufacturers’ base models. It’s a workhorse that is up for any adventure. It’s also backed by a 12-month consumer and 90-day commercial warranty.
SPECS: 2023 SEGWAY UT10P CREW
Engine type…Liquid/oil-cooled, 8-valve, DOHC, 4-stroke I-Twin
Bore x stroke…93.0mm x 73.6mm (x2)
Lubrication system…Wet sump
Starting procedure…Push ignition button w/brake on
Type…Paper mesh screen
Transmission…Dual-range CVT w/rev.
Drive system…2WD/4WD w/diff-lock
Fuel capacity…12.6 gals
Claimed curb weight…2,050 lbs
Bed capacity…1,000 lbs
Towing capacity…2,500 lbs
Frame…Round/Profit tube steel
Front…Dual A-arms & shocks w/prel-adj./9.5”
Rear…Dual A-arms & shocks w/adj. prel./11.0”
Front…Twin-piston hydraulic discs
Rear…One-piston hydraulic discs
Parking…Locking lever on console
Front…27×9-14NHS Wanda 6-Ply
Rear…27×11-14NHS Wanda 6-Ply
DC Outlet…Auto-style waterproof plug
Front…High/low LED headlights
Colors…True Timber Prairie Camo, white, red, black, grey/black
Minimum recommended operator age…16
Suggested retail prices…UT10 S $14,999, P $16,999