If you want a machine that can hold up to six passengers but don’t need all the power of a 900 motor, then the
Ranger 570-6 is a solid choice. It sports an EFI, 44-horse-
power, 567cc, four-stroke engine. Front MacPherson struts
with 9 inches of wheel travel complement the 10-inch-trav-
el rear dual-A-arm design. There is a four-seat version for
POLARIS RANGER EV LI-ION ($22,999)
If you prefer to pilot electric machines, the Ranger EV
Li-Ion just raised the bar for electric performance. It has
up to 50 miles of range per charge, and a single, 48-volt
AC-induction motor provides the power. It can carry 500
pounds and tow 1500 pounds. This machine only comes
in camouflage. A less powerful version goes for $11,299.
SSR SRU170RS ($3,599)
SSR’s SRU170RS is a sturdy little UTV. The engine is a
168cc, air-cooled, four-stroke single. An automatic CVT
transmission with forward, neutral and reverse is paired
with the motor and chain driven to the rear wheels. Dual
A-arms suspend the front of this machine with a swingarm
in the rear. A spare tire is standard.
POLARIS RANGER 570/500 ($9,999/$8,999)
The Ranger 500 is Polaris’ take at a well-priced side-by-side that has reasonable features. It is powered by a
DOHC, single-cylinder four-stroke engine that puts out
around 32 horsepower. It has all-wheel drive and can be
changed to two-wheel drive. The cargo box can hold 500
pounds, and it can tow 1500 pounds. You can upgrade the
engine to a 570 with 44 horsepower.
YAMAHA YXZ1000R/YXZ1000R SS ($19,999/$20,599)
The Yamaha YXZ1000R was released in 2016, and
it quickly became a favorite in the UTV industry for its
performance and manual shifting. For 2017 they came
out with a new transmission that is still a sequential five-speed, but they took out the manual clutch and installed
paddle shifters. The Sport Shift model is easier to use in
wooded and tight terrain.
POLARIS RANGER 570 FULL SIZE ($10,299)
The Polaris Ranger lineup has so many options! The
Ranger 570 Full Size is a good one. It can seat three comfortably and has enough power to carry a total payload
capacity of up to 1500 pounds and can tow 1500 pounds.
While the Ranger line is utility-inspired, this machine does
well out in the trails.