ECONOMY UTV BUYER’S GUIDE

— Lower priced models you should know about —

UTV Action’s “Economy UTV Buyer’s Guide” showcases machines that are surprisingly affordable, and many deliver extra performance or features for their price points. If you don’t think you can afford a new UTV, or you want to step up to something larger or better equipped than what you’re currently driving, you need to check out the machines in this guide!

BENNCHE SPIRE 1000

The Spire 1000 EPS is powered by a 976cc V-twin. This 65-inch-wide machine has 10 inches of travel using front and rear adjustable piggyback reservoir shocks. Aluminum wheels and a heavy-duty front bumper are standard equipment.

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

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10”

Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual discs

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,700 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 113.4”/65”/74”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,521

Colors White, black, red, yellow

Price $13,499

MASSIMO MILITIA 1000S

Massimo’s Militia 1000S is a very well-equipped liter-class UTV for $11,999. It’s 65 inches wide and comes with power steering, piggyback reservoir shocks, aluminum wheels, winch, windshield and a roof.

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

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev. & EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/14”

  Rear Dual A-arm/14”

Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual discs

Fuel capacity 7.3 gal.

Towing capacity 2,000 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb. (S), 600 lb.

Length/width/height 113.4”/65”/74.8”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1275 lb.

Colors Blue

Price $11,999

ODES RAVAGER LT ZEUS

Odes’ Ravager 1000 is powered by an 85-horsepower V-twin. Dual A-arm suspension provides 14 inches of travel front and rear. Zeus Touch allows touchscreen control for GPS, Bluetooth, audio and instrumentation. Standard equipment includes EPS, roof, windshield, doors, heated seats and aluminum wheels.

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

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/14”

  Rear Dual A-arm/14”

Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual discs

Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.

Towing capacity 2,200 lb.

Bed capacity 300 lb.

Length/width/height 106.3”/68”/81”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14 (800 26-inch)

Claimed dry weight 1360 lb.

Colors White

Price $16,495

ODES DOMINATOR 1000/800 X2 LT SE ZEUS/DOMINATOR 1000/800 X2 LT ZEUS/ DOMINATOR 800 X2 LT

Odes’ Dominator is a crossover sport/recreation machine with 14 inches of suspension travel, sport seats and a power dump bed. It’s available in 1000cc and 800cc versions in three trim levels. SEs come in bold colors with color-matching accents. SEs and all Zeus models include Zeus Touch touchscreen control for GPS, Bluetooth, audio and instrumentation. Dominators also come with EPS, front and rear 3500-pound winches, 32-inch LED light bar, roof, H-D front bumper with LED light bar, full windshield, mirrors, metal-frame doors, adjustable seats, and 29-inch tires on 14-inch aluminum rims.

Motor type 976cc/800cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled OHC

V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/rev

Drive system 2WD/4WD/4WDiff-lock

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm 14”

  Rear Dual A-arm 14”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.

Towing capacity 2,200 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 118”/67”/83”

Tire sizes: f/r 29×8-15/29×10-15

Claimed dry weight 1,384 lb.

Colors SE, Red, Blue, Green; Zeus, carbon fiber black,

carbon fiber red, carbon fiber white, camo;

800 LT, white

Price 1000 LT SE Zeus, $17,295;

800 LT SE Zeus, $16,095;1000 LT Zeus, $16,495;

800 LT Zeus, $14,895; Dominator 800 LT, $13,695

MULTI-PASSENGER SPORT UTVs

BENNCHE SPIRE 1000X EPS

The Spire 1000X has seating for four. This machine is 65 inches wide and has front and rear sway bars and stable handling.

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

Transmission CVTec CVT w/EBS & rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10”

Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual discs

Fuel capacity 7.3 gal.

Towing capacity 2,000 lb.

Bed capacity 300 lb.

Length/width/height 145”/65”/78”

Tire sizes: f/r 27x9R14/27x11R14

Claimed dry weight 1,635 lbs

Colors Black, blue, red, yellow, white, camo

Price $14,999

MASSIMO MILITIA 1000XS

The four-seat 1000XS comes with LED headlights, H-D front bumper with winch, turn signals, mirrors, 27-inch Bighorn tires, aluminum wheels and piggyback reservoir shocks.

Motor type 1000cc 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC V-twin

Transmission CVTec CVT w/ EBS & rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/11”

  Rear Dual A-arm/11”

Brakes: f/r Dual discs/dual discs

Fuel capacity 7.3 gal.

Towing capacity 2,000 lb.

Bed capacity 300 lb.

Length/width/height 145”/65”/77”

Tire sizes: f/r 27x9R14/27x11R14

Claimed dry weight 1,591 lb.

Colors Black, blue, red, yellow, white, camo

Price $12,999

ODES DOMINATOR 1000/800 X4 LT SE ZEUS/DOMINATOR 1000/800 X4 LT ZEUS/ DOMINATOR 800 X4 LT

The Dominator X4 is a five-seat crossover sport/recreation machine with 14 inches of suspension travel, sport seats and a power dump bed. It’s available in 1000cc and 800cc versions in three trim levels. SEs come in bold colors with color-matching accents. SEs and all Zeus models include Zeus Touch touchscreen control for GPS, Bluetooth, audio and instrumentation. Dominators also come with a EPS, front and rear 3500-pound winches, 32-inch LED light bar, roof, H-D front bumper with LED light bar, full windshield, mirrors, metal-frame doors, adjustable seats, and 29-inch tires on 14-inch aluminum rims.

Motor type 976cc/800cc, 8-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC

EFI V-twin

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev. & EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/14”

  Rear Dual A-arm 14”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 6.0 gal.

Towing capacity 2,200 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 156”/66”/83”

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,678 lb.

Colors SE, red, blue, green; Zeus, carbon fiber black,

carbon fiber red, carbon fiber white, camo

Price 1000 LT SE Zeus, $18,995;

800 LT SE Zeus, $17,595; 1000 LT Zeus,

$17,995; 800 LT Zeus, $16,395;

Dominator 800 LT, $15,195

RECREATION/UTILITY UTVs

BENNCHE COWBOY 1000, 700 EPS & 500 EPS:

The Cowboy 1000, 700 and 500 EPS come well equipped with aluminum wheels and front and rear sway bars. A 976cc V-twin powers the 1000. The 700 and 500 have four-valve, overhead-cam single-cylinder engines.

Motor type 976cc, 8-valve, SOHC V-twin/686cc/

471cc 4-valve SOHC single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/10”

  Rear Dual A-arm/10”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 7.9 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 120”/67.5”/78.5” (1000);

117”/60”/77”(700/500)

Tire sizes: f/r 27×9-14/27×11-14 (700/500 26”)

Claimed dry weight 1,620 lb. (1000),

1,301 lb. (700/500)

Colors Black, red, yellow, white, Vista Camo

Prices $13,499 (1000), $9799 (700 EPS),

$8999 (500 EPS)

CUB CADET CHALLENGER 750EPS/750/550

Challengers are loaded with features, including adjustable piggyback reservoir shocks, winch, windshield, doors, roof, mirrors, H-D bumper, turn signals, full skid plate and bed liner. These machines are available through Cub Cadet’s large dealer network.

Motor type 735cc/546cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, SOHC

EFI single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev. & EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/9”

  Rear Dual A-arm/8.1”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 118”/61.4”/79.7”

Tire sizes: f/r 26×9-14/26×11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,611 lb.

Colors Yellow,  Vista G2 Camo

Price $11,899 (750 EPS) $10,999 (750),

$9999 (550)

BENNCHE BIGHORN 700 & 700 EPS

Built on a more compact platform than the Cowboy, Bennche’s Bighorn is ideal for tackling tough terrain in more confined conditions. Front and rear sway bars fight body roll during cornering and on off-camber trails.

Motor type 686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC, EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev. & EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7.3”

  Rear Dual A-arm/7.3”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 400 lb.

Length/width/height 115”/56.6”/73.5”

Tire sizes: f/r AT25x8-12/AT25x10-12

Claimed dry weight 1,155 lb.

Colors Orange, black, white, blue, red, Vista Camo

Price $8999; EPS, $9799

MASSIMO ALLI 700 & 500

The Alligator 700 & 500 are very well equipped. They come with a winch, roof, windshield, mirrors, high-backed seats, H-D front bumper with turn signals, doors and aluminum wheels.

Motor type 686cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/5.2”

  Rear Dual A-arm/5.9”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,212 lb.

Bed capacity 300 lb.

Length/width/height 115”/64.5”/73.5”

Tire sizes: f/r 26x9R12/26x10R12

Claimed dry weight 1,197 lb.

Colors Black, blue, red, yellow, white, camo

Price $9499 (700); $8399 (500)

MASSIMO KNIGHT 700 & 500

Massimo’s Knight 700 and 500 have a slightly narrower chassis than the Alli 700, and a bench seat replaces the Alligator’s sportier bucket seats. The list of standard features is just as long as the Alli’s and includes a winch, windshield, mirrors, doors, bed rails and aluminum wheels.

Motor type 686cc/471cc liquid-cooled, EFI single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7”

  Rear Dual A-arm/7”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity 7.7 gal.

Towing capacity 1500 lb.

Bed capacity 300 lb.

Length/width/height 117”/62”/75”

Tire sizes: f/r 26×8-12/26×10-12

Claimed dry weight 1179 lb.

Colors Black, blue, red, yellow,  camo

Price (700) $9799; (500) $8,999

PITSTER PRO DOUBLE X 600:

The Double X 600 can help with chores and explore trails. The transmission has engine braking. The machine also comes with a 3000-pound winch, MP3 audio system, roof, half windshield and aluminum wheels.

Motor type 600cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev. & EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/8”

  Rear Dual A-arms/8”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity 6.8 gal.

Towing capacity 1,250 lb.

Bed capacity 525 lb.

Length/width/height 114.3”/57”/72.9”

Tire sizes: f/r AT25x8-12/AT25x10-12

Claimed dry weight 1,154 lb.

Colors Blue, white

Price $7,999

BENNCHE BIGHORN 500 & 500 EPS:

The Bighorn 500 is an entry-level UTV with standard features like a high-end model. It comes with a winch, roof, turn signals, mirrors and H-D bumper.

Motor type 471cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve SOHC EFI single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7.3”

  Rear Dual A-arm/7.3”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/disc

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 400 lb.

Length/width/height 115”/56.5”/73.5”

Tire sizes: f/r 25×8-12/25×10-12

Claimed dry weight 1,146 lb.

Colors Black, blue, white, orange, burgundy, camo

Price $7,999; EPS, $8,799

HISUN SECTOR 550 & 450

The Sector 550 and 450 are full-size machines that are economical to buy and run. Standard features include a 3500-pound winch, tilt steering wheel, roof, windshield, H-D front bumper, turn signals and mirrors. EPS is an option on both.

Motor type 546cc/454cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve OHV,

EFI single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7.5”

  Rear Dual A-arm/7.5”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 7.9 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 117.2”/61.75”/76.75”;

(450) 110”/61.75”/73”

Tire sizes: f/r AT26x9R14; AT26x11R14

Claimed dry weight 1,363/1,300 lb.

Colors Black, blue, red, orange, white, Vista Camo

Price $8,999 (550); $7,499 (450)

MASSIMO ALLI 500:

The Alli 500 and 500 EPS are built on the roomy 700 platform with a 471cc single-cylinder engine. A winch, H-D front bumper, turn signals, windshield, mirrors, doors, bucket seats and two-tone aluminum rims are all standard equipment.

Motor type 471cc liquid-cooled, SOHC, 4-valve EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/5.1”

  Rear Dual A-arm/5.9”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,212 lb.

Bed capacity 400 lb.

Length/width/height 115”/56.5”/73.5”

Tire sizes: f/r 26x8R12; 26x10R12

Claimed dry weight 1,197 lb.

Colors Black, blue, red, yellow, white, camo

Price $8,399

FOUR-OR-MORE-SEAT RECREATION UTVs

BENNCHE BIGHORN 700X CREW & EPS

The Bighorn 700X provides room for four with two front bucket seats and a rear bench seat. Front and rear sway bars provide stable cornering. Twenty-six-inch tires on 14-inch wheels add ground clearance to get this long-wheelbase machine through rugged terrain.

Motor type 686cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.& EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7.3”

  Rear Trailing arm/7.3”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 7.6 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 400 lb.

Length/width/height 154”/56.5”/73.5”

Tire sizes: f/r AT26x9-14/AT26x11-14

Claimed dry weight 1,540 lb.

Colors Blue, black, burgundy, orange, white, camo

Price $10,999; EPS, $11,849

PITSTER PRO DOUBLE X 600 CREW

The Double X 600 Crew’s wheelbase is more than 2 feet longer than the two-seater’s to provide room for the rear passengers. This machine costs less than many two-seaters, but it comes with extras like a 3000-pound winch, half windshield, MP3 player with speakers, roof and aluminum wheels.

Motor type 600cc, 4-valve, liquid-cooled SOHC EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT w/ rev.& EBS

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/8”

  Rear Trailing arm/8”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 6.8 gal.

Towing capacity 1,250 lb.

Bed capacity 525 lb.

Length/width/height 140”/57”/72.9”

Tire sizes: f/r AT25x8-12; AT25x10-12

Claimed dry weight 1,295 lb.

Colors Blue, red

Price $8,699

UTILITY UTVs

ODES COMRADE 650

The Comrade 650 is ready for adventure with selectable 2WD, 4WD and front differential-lock double-A-arm front and rear suspension offers a smooth ride. Impressive standard features include a winch, roof, doors, hitch with tow ball and more.

Motor type 650cc liquid-cooled, 4-valve, SOHC EFI

single

Transmission Dual-range CVT

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

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/7”

  Rear Dual A-arm/7”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/dual disc

Fuel capacity 5 gal.

Towing capacity 1,200 lb.

Bed capacity 400 lb.

Length/width/height 115”/55”/72”

Tire sizes: f/r 25×8-14/25×10-14

Claimed dry weight 1,146 lb.

Colors Green, camo, white

Price $7995

CUB CADET CHALLENGER 400LX/400 4X4/400

The 50-inch 2WD Challenger 400, 400LX and 400 4×4 are ideal for tight trails and confined work areas. The 400LX comes with a roof, windshield and aluminum wheels.

Motor type 404cc air-cooled single

Transmission Single-range CVT

Drive system 1WD/2WD, 2WD/4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front Dual A-arm/5”

  Rear Swing arm/5”

Brakes: f/r Dual disc/drum

Fuel capacity 5 gal.

Towing capacity 500 lb.

Bed capacity 350 lb.

Length/width/height 96”/50”/71”

Tire sizes: f/r 21×7-10/22×9-10

Claimed dry weight 940 lb.

Colors Yellow

Price $7499 (400 4X4); $5999 (400LX);

$5599 (400)

KAWASAKI MULE SX 2WD/4WD

Kawasaki’s compact, affordable Mule SX is available in 2WD and 4WD models. Five trim levels let you pick the look and equipment you want. All models have a dual-mode rear differential that is easy on turf and locks for extra traction. ο

Motor type 401cc air-cooled single

Transmission Dual-range CVT

Drive system 1WD/2WD, 1WD/2WD/4WD

Suspension/travel:

  Front MacPherson strut/3.1”

  Rear Swing axle/3.1”

Brakes: f/r Hydraulic drums/hydraulic drums

Fuel capacity 4.2 gal.

Towing capacity 1,100 lb.

Bed capacity 400 lb.

Length/width/height 106.7”/52.6”/73.4”

Tire sizes: f/r 22×9-10; 22×11-10 (2WD);

24×9-12/24×11-12 (4WD); 26×9-12/26×9-12

(XC, XC SE)

Weight 1083 lb.

Colors Green, red (2WD); green, red (4WD);

Sunbeam Red (4WD SE); Vibrant Blue (4WD XC);

Realtree Xtra Green Camo (4WD XC Camo);

Super Black (4WD XC SE)

Price $7,299 (2WD); $8,099 (4WD);

$8,299 (4WD SE); $8399 (4WD XC);

$9,049 (4WD XC Camo); $9399 (4WD XC SE)

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