ATVs are vehicles designed for off-road activities; they are built to be different from normal vehicles. Although they can perform well on-road, you can only get the best of them off-road. There are currently different ATVs available for purchase; regardless of the specifications you have in mind, there is a perfect ATV for you.
Some of the best ATVs are Can-Am Outlander 1000, Polaris Sportsman Big Boss, Can-Am 450 X, Polaris RZR 900 LE, Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000, and Polaris RZR 900. The top cheapest ATVs are Polaris Sportsman 500, Arctic Cat Alterra 300, Yamaha Kodiak 700, Honda Rancher 420, and Yamaha Raptor 700.
Whatever you set as your budget for purchasing an ATV, there is an ATV you can buy, although the cheap ATVs are used. ATVs are multi-functional vehicles and can be used for various purposes.
Top Cheapest ATVs Available
If you need an affordable ATV that still delivers excellent performance, there are a lot of available ATVs. And we will look at some of the best cheap ATVs you can purchase that will deliver value for the money.
Polaris Sportsman 500
This is one of the cheapest ATVs you can get; it costs about $6,200; only a few ATVs cost this little and deliver excellently. This ATV is 83 inches long, 48 inches wide, 48 inches long, and has a dry weight of 715 pounds. The Polaris Sportsman 500 features a 498 cc single overhead valve, single-cylinder engine. The engine is liquid-cooled.
It also features an independent strut front suspension with 8.2 inches of travel; the rear suspension is a dual A-Arm independent suspension with 9.5 inches of travel. Other features include a stabilizer bar, preload adjustable shocks, and all 4-wheels contain hydraulic disc brakes.
Yamaha Kodiak 700
This is another cheap ATV you can get and still have a great time operating; the Yamaha Kodiak 700 costs about $7000. This ATV was reintroduced to the market in 2015, an upgrade to the Kodiak. And it was reviewed as one of the best ATVs released in 2015 by consumers. And this ATV still stands out today, seven years later.
This ATV features a 686 cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke engine (a single-cylinder engine). The Yamaha Kodiak 700 is 81.5 inches long, 46.5 inches wide, 48.8 inches high, and has a wet weight of 659 pounds. The maximum ground clearance of this ATV is 10.8 inches, and it has a fuel capacity of 18.17 liters.
Honda Rancher 420
This is one of the most popular Honda ATV models, and it costs $8000. It uses a 420 cc liquid-cooled 4-stroke engine. It is 84.6 inches long, 46.8 inches high, and 47.4 inches wide. The ground clearance is 9.2 inches, its wheelbase is 51 inches, and it has a curb weight of 676 pounds.
The incredible reliability and comfort of this ATV make it one of the best and cheapest ATVs you can purchase. You have the liberty to control the gearbox whenever and however you want with this ATV, a feature that is uncommon with ATVs.
Best ATV For The Money
If you want to have a great time operating an ATV, you should go for one of the top ATVs available. Although they might be expensive, costing around $10,000 to about $20,000, you will enjoy the ATV and get the best from it. There is no ATV in this category that will not deliver a great performance. Below are some of the best ATVs for the money.
Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000
This is one of the best four-seat ATVs available, and it costs about $20,000. The Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 is designed on an exoskeleton frame that is robust and sits on an independent double A-arm suspension that features a 5-link rear set. This ATV is 149 inches long, 70.5 inches high, and 64 inches wide.
The Arctic Cat Wildcat 4 1000 has a ground clearance of 13 inches, a dry weight of 1534 pounds, a payload capacity of 740 pounds, a fuel capacity of 33.3 liters, a wheelbase of 124 inches, and a 0.62 cc engine displacement to weight. It has an aluminum wheel composition and an all-terrain tread.
This ATV features a V-Twin, two cylinders, 4-stroke 951 cc engine. It uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT), hydraulic disc front and rear brake, and an air/liquid cooling system. The 4-stroke engine features four valves with each cylinder. The ATV is available in three colors; vibrant red, green metallic paint, and viper blue metallic.
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Can-Am Outlander 1000 Limited
This is another ATV that will deliver value for the money; it costs about $15400, and it is an excellent choice with a wide variety of features. The Can-Am Outlander 1000 Limited is 94 inches long, 48 inches wide, 53 inches high; the wheelbase of the ATV is 59 inches, it has a ground clearance of 11 inches and a dry weight of 900 pounds.
The Can-Am Outlander 1000 Limited features a Rotax V-twin, 2-stroke engine. It works with a continuously variable transmission (CVT), a front-wheel primary drive shaft, and a dual hydraulic disc front and rear brake. The fuel capacity of the Can-Am Outlander 1000 Limited is 20.5 liters.
This ATV features an arched double A-arm front suspension and torsional trailing arm independent rear suspension. The footboards in this ATV for the driver and the passenger are spacious, and there is ample grip for shoe or boot. The angle at which the shoulders, knees, wrists, arms, and feet rest is very comfortable.
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Polaris Sportsman 6X6 Big Boss
Another great ATV that delivers value for the money is the Polaris Sportsman 6X6 Big Boss; this ATV is 112 inches long, 48 inches high, and 48 inches wide. The ground clearance of this ATV is 10.5 inches, the wheelbase is 79.5 inches, and the fuel tank capacity is 15.5 liters. It also has a payload capacity of 1080 pounds.
The Polaris Sportsman 6X6 Big Boss features a 4-stroke twin cylinder 760 cc displacement engine, electronic fuel injected fuel system and a liquid cooling system. The Polaris Sportsman 6X6 Big Boss is an upgrade to the 2014 model, so all the features are improved and more efficient.
One of the most prominent improvements on this ATV is that the passenger seat is elevated than the operator's to improve visibility. Also, hand grips and foot rests have been added to the vehicle for the passenger. This ATV is designed to travel long distances; thanks to its large fuel tank, it can reach 130 miles.
Polaris RZR XP 900 LE
This is another ATV you cannot go wrong with; the Polaris RZR XP 900 LE costs about $20,000. This ATV is 134.4 inches long, 64 inches wide, and 77 inches high. The wheelbase of the Polaris RZR XP 900 LE is 107.4 inches, and ATV has a dry weight of 1393.32 pounds.
The Polaris RZR XP 900 LE fuel capacity is 27.4 liters; it uses a ProStar parallel twin 4-stroke, dual cylinders engine with eight valves (four valves per cylinder). The engine's displacement is 875 cc, and it uses a fuel-injected carburetor and an electric starter.
Like other ATVs, it uses a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT). The front and rear brakes are hydraulic discs. The Polaris RZR XP 900 LE is believed to be the fastest-selling ATV in Polaris history. It also features a 3-link trailing arm IRS to handle the power produced by the engine.
There are various ATVs you can purchase; if you have the financial capability, you should only go for the best. And if you are not financially capable of purchasing any of the top ATVs, there are a couple of cheap ATVs you can purchase that will deliver and perform excellently.
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