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SHOOTOUT: Honda Pioneer 500 vs. Polaris Ranger ETX

This is an article pinned back in 2015. There are still units under $10,000 that will work good for yard chores and capable for hitting the trails on the weekends. Here are two of them.   We write about the 2022 Honda Pioneer 500 HERE and the low cost 2022 Polaris Ranger 570 SP HERE. […]

2022 POLARIS RANGER SP 570

2022 POLARIS RANGER SP 570 Polaris introduced the Ranger 500 in model year 2009, gave it EFI for model year 2011, and replaced it with the mid-sized Ranger 570 for 2014. Since then, Polaris has offered both a full-sized, 60-inch Ranger 570 and a mid-sized 58-inch-wide 570. Polaris brought back the Ranger 500 for 2017 […]

2022 POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 DELUXE

2022 POLARIS GENERAL XP 4 DELUXE For 2016, Polaris shook up the UTV world with the General, which combined the sporty performance and suspension of the RZR S 1000 with the comfort and utility of the Ranger XP, but with RZR bucket seats instead of a bench seat. It was an instant hit, and the long-travel […]

2021 CAN-AM X3 XRS TURBO RR W/SMART-SHOX TEST

2021 Can-Am X3 Xrs Turbo RR W/Smart-Shocks test The term “better late than never” can be applied to Can-Am finally installing electronically adjustable suspension on the Maverick X3 models. The truth is, the machine was so popular that dealers had no trouble selling it without the added feature; however, not only did Can-Am come to […]

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TEST

2021 KAWASAKI KRX 1000 TEST Kawasaki continues to expand its Teryx line of sport UTVs, and the 2020 Teryx KRX 1000 was UTV Action’s UTV of the Year. For 2021, the KRX line grows to four, with the original KRX joined by the Trail, Special Edition and KRX 1000 eS with Fox Live Valve shocks […]

2021 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 TEST

2021 HONDA TALON 1000X-4 TEST If you are in the market for a four-seat sport UTV from a Japanese manufacturer, your choices are limited to the Honda Talon 1000X-4 or Honda Talon 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve. Yamaha and Kawasaki have yet to release a family four-seater for high-speed fun. In fact, Honda still doesn’t have […]

2021 CAN-AM X3 MAX X RS SMART-SHOX TEST

2021 CAN-AM X3 MAX X RS SMART-SHOX TEST Can-Am revolutionized the extreme-sport UTV market with the Maverick X3 Turbo line first introduced in 2017, and made significant upgrades in 2018, 2019 and now 2021 with the introduction of Smart-Shox Dynamic Damping Adjustment (DDA), the first on-the-fly shock-tuning system to alter both compression and rebound to […]

POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000

POLARIS RZR XP 4 1000 When we get a Polaris, Can-Am or Arctic Cat UTV to test from the manufacturer, it’s a brand-new machine off of the assembly line and prepped by a local dealer. We then put as many miles on the machine as we can in the time allotted before having to return […]

POLARIS COMPARISON: RZR XP 1000 VS. GENERAL DELUXE

RZR XP 1000 VS. GENERAL It’s no secret that Polaris has the most complete line of off-road vehicles, especially in the SxS category. From the original Ranger and RZR to the growing line of Generals, the choices are almost overwhelming. Although the Ranger is a dedicated workhorse, it is no slouch on the trails; however, its […]

POLARIS GENERAL DELUXE

POLARIS GENERAL DELUXE Sport UTVs may be the most fun invention of modern times, and utility UTVs may be the most useful. So, is it at all surprising that the Polaris General sport utility machine is so popular? Also called crossover UTVs, Polaris has expanded the General family to eight machines—five 2-seaters and three 4-seaters—to […]

TEST: MASSIMO T-BOSS 550F

MASSIMO T-BOSS 550F Massimo extends the T-Boss 550 line to three, with the original 550 being joined by the 550X Golf with rear seats instead of a bed and the 550F with a long bed. Although roosting a golf course with a UTV sounds like fun, we got the Massimo T-Boss 550F utility machine for […]

MAVERICK SPORT X XC

Can-Am’s Maverick Sports began as 60-inch-wide machines, so the Sport name became synonymous with its 60-inch width. There are still 60-inch Maverick Sports, but Can-Am’s 64-inch-wide Maverick Sport X rc and Maverick Sport X mr broke the 60-inch barrier last year, and they’re joined by the new 64-inch-wide Maverick Sport X xc for 2020. WHAT […]

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT XX

Arctic Cat’s Wildcat 1000s led to the collaboration between Arctic Cat engineers and Robby Gordon to develop the Arctic Cat Wildcat XX, the most technologically advanced sport UTV of 2018. The XX bristled with Trophy Truck technology and mated the Yamaha YXZ1000R triple-cylinder engine with a TEAM Rapid Response CVT. For 2019, the Textron Wildcat […]

POLARIS RZR PRO XP4

Polaris offers more than a handful of options that can accommodate your whole family on a ride. Its latest four-seat offering is a high-end RZR known as the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP4. Available in both two-  and four-seat configurations and three versions (Base, Premium and Ultimate), all have the latest 181-horsepower Pro Star turbocharged […]

2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER HD10 6X6

Can-Am has twenty-six 2020 Defender models to choose from, and we got to check out three all-new HD10 Defenders at the press introduction at West Texas’ YO Ranch—the all-new Defender Pro, Defender HD10 Limited and the HD10 6×6. All three 3-seat Defender HD10s included five years of upgrades and refinements, and we tested th e […]