ATV Brands and Models for All Riding Levels
Get your boots on because mud season is here! It’s been a long, tough winter, but now it’s finally time to enjoy some ATV weather. This is cause for celebration! And what better way to celebrate than to create this ATV buying guide for you.
This ATV buying guide covers all level of experience; whether you’re looking for the right ride for your kid, we have ATVs perfect for all levels of riders! So, let’s take a look at some of our favorite makes and models of ATVs for the 2019 season.
ATV Buying Guide: Honda
2019 TRX250X – Starting at $4,849
If you’re looking for a great sport model ATV, you’d love the new TRX250X from Honda. With its powerful engine and sleek design, the TRX250X has something to offer everyone. The light handling is easy for beginners, and seasoned riders will appreciate its athletic performance on the trail.
It’s also fitted with the Honda SportsClutch, which allows for manual shifting but takes away the chance for stalling caused by shifting. It’s light enough for smaller adults and big enough for full-sized riders with a powerband you can rely on.
FourTrax Rancher – Starting at $5,349
If you need a real workhorse of an ATV, look no further than the Honda FourTrax Rancher. The Rancher has a 420cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder design with fuel injection. It also offers models with both independent rear suspension as well as swingarm suspension systems for those really tough jobs.
The Rancher also offers electric power steering to assist with those tough jobs, and automatic dual-clutch transmission to help with the shifting so you can focus your attention on riding.
ATV Buying Guide: Kawasaki
Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS – Starting at $9,999
The Brute Force does just what the name implies- it gives you all the power you need to handle the toughest jobs on your ATV. With a towing capacity of over 1,200 pounds and cargo racks that carry up to 264 lbs of extra weight, there’s nothing the Brute Force can’t handle.
The Brute Force is equipped with a digital fuel injector to give you top performance under any circumstance. It also gives you the ability to toggle between two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive with just the push of a button. All of this on an ATV with an impressive liquid-cooled 4-stroke 749cc 90-degree V-twin engine.
KFX 90 – Starting at $2,599
If you’re looking for a great sports model ATV, the KFX 90 is worth considering. Outfitted with 89cc four-stroke engine, and push-button start, this is a great ATV for your kids. It offers parental controls like an adjustable throttle limiter and Continuously Variable Transmission collar that allow you to customize speed and performance for any experience level.
ATV Buying Guide: Suzuki
QuadSport Z90 – Starting at $2,999
Another great option for teaching the younger generation how to get dirty is the new QuadSport Z90 from Suzuki. The Z90 has a 90cc four-stroke engine with a smooth automatic transmission so your kids can get the hang of riding, and also offers an adjustable throttle limit so parents can limit the available power to suit their young rider’s needs.
It was specifically designed for riders 12 and older with a sturdy steel frame for a great ride, and semi-sealed front drum brakes and fully-sealed rear drum brakes for perfect handling.
KingQuad 750 AXi – Starting at $8,799
Suzuki took one of the best utility ATV’s and made it even better with their 2019 model of the KingQuad. With an increased towing capacity of up to 1,322 lbs and a 722cc, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-stroke engine, you know they’re not messing around.
This newest model also features an increased oil pump size and capacity to increase the flow and supply of fuel that will increase your engine durability. There is also a model with power-steering for even better control in the saddle.
ATV Buying Guide: Yamaha
Grizzly EPS SE – Starting at $10,499
Yamaha has been making great ATVs for years, and it’s no surprise that they’ve outdone themselves with their latest Grizzly model. It features a 686cc liquid-cooled four-stroke engine and an on-command 3-way locking differential between 2WD, 4WD and locked 4WD. This was specifically designed for the trails. Power steering and all-wheel engine braking means this beast handles like a stallion!
Kodiak 450 – Starting at $5,999
Just like the bear it was named after, the Kodiak 450 is one tough S.O.B. With nearly 10 inches of ground clearance and adjustable shocks, you can get your Kodiak ATV out on just about any terrain.
It uses a 421cc engine and on-command selectable 2WD or 4WD to give you the power and handling you need to go up against any trail.
ATV Buying Guide: Polaris
Sportsman 850 SP Premium – Starting at $11,199
The premium model of the Sportsman 850 offers a 3,500 lb winch. With 26” tires and 14” wheels, this thing was built tough for a tough world. With an engine braking system coming standard as well as active descent control, you always feel safe riding this behemoth.
It has an 850cc engine, and this newest model features a battery that’s a whopping 67% larger than others, so you’re always going to have the power to go up against any trail and complete any job.
Sportsman XP1000 – Starting at $12,199
Ever felt the power of 90 horses under your ATV? The XP1000 can give you that in this 952cc engine on a model with the industry’s only rolled independent rear suspension system. With A-arms that give 10.25” of wheel travel and up to 12” of ground clearance, you’ll feel like you’re riding an actual horse.
It has a towing capacity of 1,500 lbs and 575 lbs of payload so you’ll never be stuck in a situation you can’t get out of.
The Best of the Best
As much as we’d like to, we can’t take the time to talk to you about all of our favorite 2019 models because we’d be here until 2020! But this ATV buying guide still features some of our very favorite models from some of our very favorite brands.
So whether you’re looking for a utility ATV to help out around the farm, a sports model ATV to hit the trails with, or something smaller to teach the youngin’s in your life, this is a great jumping off point. Be sure to check out the manufacturer’s website for great deals and financing options, and get ready for a great mud season!
Also, be sure to check out our list of 15 of the best ATV trails in the USA!