More powerful, economical, and refined
Once just the interesting toys of larger farms and hunters, UTVs have come of age, and that’s a good thing for anybody buying one now.
Compared with, oh, 10 or 15 years ago, UTVs are more capable (4x4 drive, more carrying capacity, and sportier if you go that route), better designed (stability, ruggedness, and style), often quieter (here come electric versions), and more comfortable (cabs, touchscreen displays, cameras, and you can charge your cell phone).
In short, you get more for your money, and they still work hard, too, helping you around the acreage—hauling, pulling, carrying, plowing snow, and even bombing through the woods on a trail.
Here are 11 UTVs worthy of your time and money.
Wolverine RMAX2 1000
Built in the U.S., the Yamaha Wolverine RMAX2 1000 is designed to handle everything from ranch work to adventurous trails. The RMAX2 1000 features a 600-pound-capacity dump bed and can tow up to 2,000-pounds. For optimal performance, it’s equipped with a powerful 999cc parallel-twin engine, reliable On-Command 4WD, and Yamaha’s Ultramatic transmission with an unmatched 10-Year Belt Warranty.
Yamaha Motor Corp., USA
Designed for work, not play, Toro’s line of Workman UTX utility vehicles are durable, versatile and rugged. The commercial-grade, 4-wheel drive vehicle is built on a solid high-strength steel frame and uses a proprietary ground speed governing system—allowing the operator to limit the speed of the machine without gutting the power. The Workman UTX has standard turn signals, brake lights, hazards, LED headlights, and a horn. Designed with an integrated BOSS plow mount, all-weather cab with heat and air conditioning and push-button 4-wheel drive, it is available in 2- or 4-passenger models.
The Toro Company
The three-passenger Arctic Cat Prowler Pro’s 50-horsepower, quiet, 812cc Electronic Fuel Injected (EFI) engine offers all the grunt needed for work or play. The power is complemented with tons of storage and performance —including a 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,500-pound payload and 1,000-pound cargo box capacity, making the Prowler Pro a reliable partner on the farm. Standard equipment includes a hard roof, 4,500-pound winch and HD front bumper, with more than 50 additional accessories available to customize the vehicle for any purpose.
With an increased tow rating, improved ground clearance, all-wheel drive, and convenient service access, the UV34 can handle tough jobs. The 1,000 cc, two-cylinder 39.9 hp SOHC engine is designed for maximum durability and reliability. A large, 900-watt stator provides more power (about 75 amps of output) for use with the snow blade and other electric-powered accessories. A large composite cargo box handles up to 1,250 pounds of material or supplies to help you do more and do it better.
Doosan Bobcat North America
Defender Max Lone Star Cab
The Defender Max Lone Star Cab is an exclusive Texas Edition package UTV with HVAC and JL Audio roof. For extreme cold or blazing heat, it’s loaded with exclusive features where luxury meets utility. Powered by the 82-Horsepower HD10 V-twin engine, the Defender Max Lone Star Cab has the power needed to help you get the day’s work done faster. It’s also equipped with a winch and many other tools to help you work smarter, not harder.
The 2022 Polaris RANGER SP is the perfect synthesis of work and fun. When there’s work to be done, the Prostar 570 engine produces 44 hp, making it easier to haul heavy loads. The all-new larger cargo box features a new single-handle tailgate for quick and easy access to dump mulch, logs, and other cargo from the box. True On-Demand All-Wheel Drive delivers instant traction allowing nimble handling and smooth-riding with best-in-class suspension travel and ground clearance.
The Cub Cadet Challenger Series has reimagined utility through a complete lineup of UTVs with premium features providing users the versatility needed for a full day’s work. The M Series offers the essentials in a crossover that’s ready to ride, including front and rear mounting systems with attachment points to tackle a variety of jobs. In addition, a wide variety of accessories and attachments like a spare tire mount, LED light bar kit, accessory rack tubes, upper doors, rear windows and more are compatible across the lineup for customization.
Kubota’s RTV-XG850 Sidekick is where durability meets speed—running up to 40 miles per hour with cargo. The Sidekick will help you accomplish more with speed and agility, blurring the line between work and fun. And, with superior handling on any terrain, the Sidekick can move up to 1,000 lbs. in its cargo bed, for easier hauling of equipment, packing out your trophy deer out of the woods, or moving your gear to the cabin for a camping weekend.
Kubota Tractor Corporation
K92400 Cab UTV
The KIOTI K9 2400 Cab utility vehicle features a 24-hp., three-cylinder diesel engine reaching speeds up to 31 mph. This model also comes with an ergonomically-designed dashboard standard across the K9 Series, making critical controls and functions easier. The factory-installed full-size cab features air conditioning and heat, plus a tilt-opening windshield, for year-round comfort. The K9 2400 Cab also features advancements to reduce vibration and noise, along with a fully functioning audio system with speakers. A redesigned CVT transmission with engine braking capabilities delivers power smoothly and efficiently.
KIOTI Tractor Division
DAEDONG - USA, INC
XUV835R Signature Edition Gator
The John Deere XUV835R Signature Edition Gator Utility Vehicle offers automotive-inspired features: genuine leather seats, a touchscreen infotainment system, a high-end audio system, and a rear-facing camera. This UTV combines reliability with additional safety features such as bumper and fender guards, and fender flares for optimum protection. The XUV835R gets the job done with its easy-to-read instrument panel, smooth power steering, and responsive four-wheel drive system.
Deere & Company
Built to help carry the load, the Intimidator Classic 750cc is designed for work. With a 1,600 lb. payload capacity with dump bed, you can haul whatever you need to get the job done. Other features include steel front bumper, 4” color display, 2,100 towing capacity, and 35 mph max speed. A built-in skid plate, Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT), locking rear differential, and heavy duty disc brakes around out the premium components of every Classic model