In the world of off-road vehicles, one of the most common questions riders will have is whether they should purchase an all-terrain vehicle (ATV) or utility vehicle (UTV). Both can provide any number of benefits, and both can also be customized to provide the exact type of ride you want.
Our team at TMSParts.com has worked hard to build our inventory with OEM and aftermarket parts for ATVs and UTVs that meet our strict requirements and are built to provide the best possible riding experience. So whatever you’re looking for in your ride, we have the parts to make it happen.
However, there are some obvious differences between ATVs and UTVs that will need to be considered as you make your decision. If you are in the market for a new or used ATV or UTV for work or pleasure, here are some things to keep in mind:
How Much Are You Looking to Spend on Your Off-road Vehicle? Now, obviously there will be some leeway here depending on whether or you’re looking for a new or used vehicle and where you’re buying the vehicle. But utility vehicles tend to be more expensive than ATVs, so it’s something to keep in mind when you consider which one you should buy. Any custom work and repairs may be more expensive as well.
What Will You Be Using the Off-road Vehicle For? Another thing to consider is the application for which the off-road vehicle will be used. For example, if you want to race, the ATV is the way to go. However, if you’re using it for hunting, chopping wood, landscaping, or work, the utility vehicle may be preferential. It has more load space and room for another person or dog to sit.
How Comfortable Are You Riding an Off-road Vehicle? ATVs are more nimble and can handle tight turns, but you will certainly feel those bumps. You will also need to balance your weight to maneuver the vehicle and make sure you remain in control. UTVs are much easier for the novice rider, so that is something to consider as well.