More and more OPE dealers are adding UTVs to their product offerings, and the shrewdest dealerships are keeping their eyes peeled for new models or additional lines to augment their current UTV roster.
In this 2022 UTV Roundup, you’ll find a sampling of companies and models from across the UTV marketplace. For each company listed, we’ve provided an overview of its product range, and have then highlighted one specific product (visit the company’s website to see the full range of products). We’ve opted to list the companies you’ll find here in random order, and we have sourced all the information you see here directly from the websites of the highlighted companies. As noted earlier, this is a sampling of UTV companies and models, not a comprehensive list; we welcome suggestions for possible additions, which we’ll consider for inclusion the next time we run a roundup on this product category.
Kawasaki offers an array of Mule side by sides, including two-passenger models (Mule SX, Mule 4000/4010, Mule Pro-MX); three-passenger models (Mule Pro-FX, Mule-Pro-DX Diesel, Mule Pro-FXR); and the company’s Trans Cab System models (Mule 4000/4010 Trans, Mule Pro-FXT, Mule-Pro DXT Diesel), which can quickly change from a four-seat crew mover to a two-seat cargo hauler (or from three passengers to six, depending on the specific model) without the need for tools.
The Mule Pro-FXR features an 812cc, 3-cylinder, DOHC, 4-stroke engine; speed-sensitive electric power steering; continuously variable transmission; electrically selectable 2WD/4WD/dual-mode rear differential with diff. lock; sun top plus halogen and LED headlight; and premium styling with painted hood and cast-aluminum wheels.
Yamaha’s 2022 lineup includes pure sport side-by-sides, Wolverine recreational side-by-sides and Viking utility side-by-sides – the three-seat Viking EPS and Viking EPS Ranch Edition models as well as the six-occupant Viking VI EPS and Viking VI EPS Ranch Editions.
The Viking EPS Ranch Edition features a Yamaha 686cc engine (four-valve head with 10.0:1 compression); large-capacity air intake system for improved engine performance); Ultramatic transmission with dual-range (Hi/Lo) drive and reverse; On-Command 4WD system; steel rear cargo bed (600-lb. load capacity); aluminum wheels; hard suntop, underseat storage and high-quality painted bodywork.
Can-Am offers five side-by-side models in its 2022 lineup: the Defender, the Commander and three Maverick models – the Maverick X3 (200-hp engine), Maverick Sport and Maverick Trail.
The Defender is available in 18 different packages. The Defender DPS Cab model features a Rotax HD9 V-twin engine (65 hp, 59-lb.-ft. torque), dynamic power steering, 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels, Versa-Pro bench seat and a fully sealed cab for less dust and more protection from the elements.
Cub Cadet’s Challenger series of UTVs comprises 10 models: M 550 (yellow, black), MX 550 (yellow, black, camo), M 750 EPS (yellow, black) and MX 750 EPS (yellow, black, camo).
The Challenger M 550 model features a Hisun EFI OHV engine (546cc), electronic fuel injection, on-demand 4WD, max. speed of 45 mph, digital dash display, large-profile 26-in. off-road tires, reinforced frame, adjustable 4-wheel suspension, LED high-illumination headlights and 1100-lb. cargo bed payload.
On the recreation/utility side of things, Honda offers a variety of Pioneer models: the 500, 520, 700, 700-4, 1000, 1000 Special Edition, 1000 Limited Edition, 1000-5 and 1000-5 Special Edition. The company’s Talon side-by-sides play on the sports side, and include two-seaters (1000X, 1000X Fox Live Valve, 1000R, 1000R Fox Live Valve, 1000R Special Edition) and two-seaters (1000X-4, 1000X-4 Fox Live Valve, 1000X-4 Special Edition).
The Honda Pioneer 1000 Special Edition features a 999cc engine with DCT trans, electric power steering, true engine compression braking, 2000-lb. towing capacity, Warn 4500 lb. winch, 1000-lb.-capacity tilt bed, two-piece poly windscreen and 14-in. LED light bar.
John Deere divides its Gator UTVs into these categories: Work series (HPX615E, HPX815E, TE 4×2 Electric, TH 6×4 Diesel); Mid-Size Crossover series (XUV560E, XUV590E, XUV590M); Full-Size Crossover series (XUV835E, XUV835M, XUV835M Honor Ed., XUV835M w/cab, XUV825M S4, XUV855M S4); and XUV Signature Editions (XUV835R and XUV865R).
The company’s recently introduced XUV835R and XUV865R Signature Edition Gator Utility Vehicles boast leather seats and leather-wrapped grab handles; integrated touchscreen infotainment system seven-speaker sound systems; rear-facing camera; bumper pro brush guard; front roof-mounted LED driving lights; and a rear-sliding window.
Kubota offers two mid-size UTVs – the RTV520 (17.4 hp) and the RTV500 (15.8 hp) – as well as the RTV-X900 (21.6 hp), RTV-X1120 (24.8 hp), RTV-X1100C, RTV-X1140 (24.8 hp) and the high-speed Sidekick (48.3 hp).
Available in Kubota Orange or Realtree AP Camo styling, the RTV-X1100C features a factory-installed, climate-controlled cab, plus a 24.8-hp Kubota D1105 3-cylinder diesel engine, variable hydro transmission (VHT-X), standard 4WD and 1300-lb. towing capacity.
Toro’s Workman series of utility vehicles includes the GTX series (gas or electric; 2WD; 16 mph; 1200/1500-lb. vehicle/towing capacity), the MDX series (gas or electric, 2WD; 16 mph standard with optional 20 mph; 1650/1200-lb. vehicle/towing capacity) and the HD series (gas or diesel; on-demand 4WD/2WD, 20 mph; 3351/3400-lb. vehicle/towing capacity) models, as well as the recently introduced Workman UTX.
The new Workman UTX is a commercial-grade vehicle available with gas or diesel power and in configurations with room for two or four passengers. Features include: push button 4-wheel drive; selectable front and rear differentials; integrated Boss plow mount and corrosion-resistant spray-in bed liner; and LED headlights. Available all-weather cab with heat and air conditioning.
Club Car’s personal utility vehicles include the XRT800 (2×2, gas or electric); XRT850 (2×2, gas or electric); XRT1550 (4×4, gas or diesel), XRT1550 Intellitach (4×4, diesel, with a hydraulic quick-changing tool system) and XRT1550SE (4×4, gas or diesel).
The gas-powered XRT1550 features a 675cc air-cooled Kawasaki engine, aircraft-grade aluminum frame, 4×4 Intellitrak automatic drive system, rack-and-pinion steering (with tilt), hydraulic disc brakes, halogen headlights, 2000-lb. towing capacity, 800-lb. payload capacity (1050-lb. upgrade) and a top speed of 25 mph.
Argo’s Magnum series, made available in the spring of 2022, comprises the Magnum XF and Magnum XF LE. Both models feature a 443cc liquid-cooled engine with EFI; automatic CVT with engine braking; front and rear independent double A-arm suspension; push-button 2WD/4WD with front differential lock, and push-button locking/unlocking rear differential; front and rear hydraulic disc brakes; 120-lb. towing capacity; rear dump box; and more. The LE model also features electric power steering, aluminum rims and a 3000-lb. winch.
Greenworks Commercial’s four battery-powered utility vehicles include the U500SB 82-Volt Utility Vehicle 500 Black; the U500SC 82-Volt Utility Vehicle 500 Camo; the U800SB 82-Volt Utility Vehicle 800 Black; and the U800SC 82-Volt Utility Vehicle 800 Camo.
The U800 models are powered by an 82-volt, 13.8Kw lithium-Ion battery that provides up to 75 miles of driving distance on a single charge. The U800 features: 550 lbs. of cargo capacity; a towing capacity of 1500 lbs.; 76-1/2-in. wheel base; and a towing capacity of 1500 lbs.
Segway Powersports offers its Fugleman UT 10, a gasoline-powered UTV. The three-seater Fugleman features a 1000cc, 4-stroke twin-cylinder, DOHC engine (105 hp) and a high-strength alloy steel frame. Features include: on-demand 2WD/4WD; Smart electronic power steering (standard, comfort, sport modes); dual oil column piston cooling system; aluminum wheels; and a Smart Commanding System consisting of a Smart Moving app and Smart Touch Screen. Payload capacity: 1499 lbs.; towing capability: 1543 lbs.
Intimidator Group’s roster of UTVs includes the GC series (GC1K, GC1K Crew, GC1K Truck), Classic (Classic, 750cc/1000cc; Classic-EV) and Truck, as well as the battery-powered Envy vehicles (the NV4, NV4L and LSV4L). Note: As this issue was readied for press, Intimidator was acquired by Toro.
The GC1K Truck features a cargo bed space measuring 73 x 64 x 14 in.; 8-ply radial all-terrain tires; CVT transmission; a ROHVA-certified roll cage; 2-in. receiver hitch, rated for towing 2500 lbs.; rotomolded half-doors; 7-in. LCD touchscreen color display; and more.
Kioti’s Merchon UTV roster includes the Merchon 2200, Merchon 2200PS and Merchon 2240 (2-row bench seating). Its K9 roster comprises the K92400 and K92440 as well as the new K92300 Cab UTV.
The K92400 Cab UTV features a factory-installed full-size cab with air conditioning, heat and a tilt-opening windshield, as well as advancements to reduce vibration and noise, a fully functioning audio system with speakers and a redesigned CVT transmission with engine braking capabilities. Other features include a 24-hp three cylinder, in-line vertical, water-cooled Kioti diesel engine; ground speeds up to 31 mph; 1102-lb. payload capacity; 1301-lb. towing capacity.
American Landmaster’s UTV roster includes standard gas models (L3 and L4, both 2x2s; L5, L5W, L7, L7X, all 4x4s); the L7XL Pro 4×4, a Pro Series gas model with a 694cc EFI commercial-grade engine; and two electric lithium models – the EV and EVX, both 2x2s.
The lithium-powered EV is built on the company’s Landmaster L7 chassis and features its ride optimization suspension system to provide a smooth riding experience over bumps, hills, and cornering tight turns. It offers a top speed of 24 mph and 25-in. six-ply DOT-certified tires on steel rims. Towing capacity is 1200 lbs.
Artic Cat’s two families of UTVs include the Prowler series (Prowler 500, Prowler Pro XT, Prowler Pro Ltd, Prowler Pro EPS, Prowler Pro Crew EPS, Prowler Pro Crew Ltd and Prowler Pro Crew XT), and the Wildcat series (Wildcat XX, Wildcat XX Ltd and Wildcat XX SE).
The Prowler Pro Ltd features a 3-cylinder EFI engine (50 hp), a performance-tuned clutch, trail-ready suspension, 13-in. ground clearance, three-passenger bench seating, 17.95 cu-ft of storage and 4500-lb. Warn winch.
Hisun Motors USA’s lineup of utility vehicles includes its Sector series (250, 450, 550 EPS, 750 EPS, 750 Crew EPS, 1000 EPS, 1000 Crew EPS and E1 with 48-volt 27-hp AC drive train) as well as the HS models (400, 500), plus its Strike, Forge and Tactic models.
The Sector 550 EPS features a 4-stroke single cylinder OHC engine (546cc); automatic CVT transmission; on-demand 4-wheel drive with locking differentials; nitrogen-assisted shocks; 3500-lb. winch; 1200-lb. tow rating; optional electronic power steering.
The Polaris UTV roster includes the 2-seat Ranger models (Ranger 500, Ranger SP 570, Ranger EV); the 3-seat Ranger models (Ranger 570 Full Size, Ranger 1000, Ranger XP 1000, Ranger XP Kinetic, Ranger XP 1000 Northstar); Ranger crew models seating 4-6 (Ranger Crew SP 570, Ranger Crew 570 Full Size, Ranger Crew 1000, Ranger Crew XP 1000, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar); Ranger Special Editions (Ranger XP 1000 Waterfowl, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Waterfowl, Ranger XP 1000 Big Game, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Big Game, Ranger XP 1000 Trail Boss, Ranger XP 1000 High Lifter, Ranger XP 1000 Northstar Trail Boss, Ranger SP 570 Northstar, Ranger Crew SP 570 Northstar, Ranger Crew XP 1000 Texas). Also available: the Pro XD commercial utility vehicles, in mid-size and full-size models.
The Ranger XP 1000 Northstar Edition Ultimate features a premium Ranger Pro Shield cab system, Pro Shield full glass tip-out windshield; heating and air conditioning HVAC system; Ride Command 7-in. infotainment system; 29-in. Polaris HD 4500 lb. winch with synthetic rope and autostop; Pro Armor tires and 14-in. wheels. 82 hp, 2500-lb. towing capacity.
This article first appeared in the March 2022 issue of OPE Business.