ATVs and UTVs can be great sources of entertainment, as well as useful utility vehicles. While both may be used for some similar applications, they are usually used for very different purposes. If you are looking for a fast and nimble vehicle to ride for entertainment, you will probably want to consider buying an ATV; whereas if you are looking for a powerful and convenient vehicle to use for hauling and transportation, you will want to consider a UTV. For a more in depth article detailing reasons for choosing either an ATV or a UTV, check out Popular Mechanics’ article ATV vs. UTV: What Vehicle To Use When. Once you have a general idea of which type of vehicle you want to buy, we have compiled some helpful information for choosing a specific model ATV or UTV.
When choosing an ATV or UTV, it is important to know who will be riding it as well as where and for what purpose they will be riding it. In order to evaluate based upon those three criteria, we have compiled a brief list of questions below to make deciding on a certain model much easier.
- How do you plan on using your ATV/UTV? (Trail riding, hunting, racing, farming, utility work)
- Do you plan on hauling anything or pulling a trailer with your ATV/UTV?
- How old is the primary rider of the ATV/UTV?
- How much experience does the primary rider of ATV/UTV have?
- How many people do you want to be able to transport/have ride with you?
- What sort of terrain do you plan on riding on?
- Do you want an automatic or manual transmission?
- What is your budget?
After you have evaluated the above questions, head to the resources section below to find quite a few in depth suggestions and guides for choosing the right ATV/UTV for your needs and wants!
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Check out OutdoorLife’s UTV Buyer’s Guide. It is an extensive guide dedicated to helping you decided on what sort of UTV model to look for!
And lastly, check out the video below from Mick’s Motorcycles Gawler on how to choose the right size ATV for your needs!