JOHN DEERE XUV550 ($8,139)
John Deere’s XUV550 is a well-priced utility UTV. The
570cc, air-cooled, V-twin four-stroke engine and CVT are
good for a top speed of 28 mph. It comes standard with
heavy-duty bumpers, aluminum wheels and a winch.
There is a four-seat crew version that starts at $9,739.
KAWASAKI TERYX ($12,999)
The Kawasaki Teryx shares a lot of the same features as
its four-seater counterpart, including its short length to fit
on tighter trails. EPS is standard, as are three-tone bucket
seats. The 4x4 system has an electronic-locking front differential. The rear cargo bed can hold up to 600 pounds,
making this a recreational utility vehicle.
JOHN DEERE XUV855D S4 ($15,899)
This well-equipped machine is the top crew vehicle in
John Deere’s lineup. It comes with a half windshield, roof
with extra lights, heavy-duty bumpers, a winch and aluminum wheels. EPS comes standard on the S4. It seats four
and has a cargo box that can hold up to 1000 pounds. It’s
powered by a four-cylinder diesel engine.
KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FXT ($12,999)
If you are in need of a pure-utility machine that can still
tackle trails, check out the Mule line. This four-seater has
a folding rear seat to provide even more cargo-bed room.
An 812cc, three-cylinder four-stroke engine with CVT powers the Mule Pro-FXT. The EPS version goes for $14,799.
There is a luxury version Ranch Edition for $16,999.
KAWASAKI TERYX4 ($15,799)
The Kawasaki Teryx4 sports a liquid-cooled, EFI, 783cc
V-twin with CVT. The front suspension is dual A-arm with
Fox Podium shocks to provide a smooth ride. The rear
suspension is independent and runs Fox shocks with 8. 3
inches of wheel travel. There is a camo and LE version
KAWASAKI MULE PRO-FX ($11,999)
If you are okay with a three-seater utility-capable
Kawasaki, the Mule Pro-FX is a solid choice. The cargo
bed can hold up to 1000 pounds, and it can tow up to 2000
pounds. It has four-wheel double-wishbone suspension
with over 8 inches of wheel travel for a smooth ride. The
electronic power-steering version starts at $12,999.