UTV Weights Chart (Side By Sides): How Much Do UTVs Weigh?

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Side by sides are primarily used for farm and ranch work and sometimes for off-roading. As a result, the weight of a side by side is a very important factor in determining the best one to purchase. You need to have an intended purpose, and it is the major determinant of the weight of the UTV you would need.

Utility side by sides have an average weight of 2000 pounds, many 2-seat side by sides weigh between 1200 and 1600 pounds. Youth side by sides weigh between 400 to 700 pounds, and 4-seat side by sides weigh between 1400 to 2000 pounds. Utility UTVs weigh more than other UTVs.

Many people do not know that there is a weight limit on the vehicles allowed on some trails. So, where you will operate the UTV is also a determinant of the UTV you will buy.

How Much Does A UTV Weigh?

Before we proceed to look at the weight of different side by sides, you must understand some fundamentals. First, the type of weight of the UTV specified by the manufacturer varies. Some manufacturers specify the weight as dry weight; others use operating weight, wet weight, or curb weight.

Dry weight is the most commonly used weight, and it refers to the overall weight of the UTV without passengers, fluids, cargo, or fuel. Curb weight, wet weight, and operating weight mean the same thing. They refer to the weight of a UTV with all standard equipment, fluids, and a full tank of gasoline.

We will look at different UTV models and their average weight.

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Polaris UTVs

There are three different models of Polaris UTVs, RZR, General, and Ranger. RZRs are sport UTVs, Rangers are utility UTVs, and Generals are recreational UTVs.

Polaris RZR

The average weight of Polaris RZR side by sides is 1552 pounds. The average weight of 2-seat Polaris RZRs is 1480 pounds, and the average of 4-seat Polaris RZRs is 1862 pounds. The payload capacity of 2-seat RZRs is 740 pounds, and 4-seat RZRs is 900 pounds.

Model Dry Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
RZR Trail Sport 1238 2
RZR RS1 1383 1
RZR XP 4 1000 Sport 1671 4
RZR Turbo S4 1987 4

Polaris Ranger

The average weight of Polaris Ranger UTVs is 1563 pounds. The lightest Polaris ranger weighs 1065 pounds, and the heaviest weighs 2337 pounds. The bed weight capacity ranges from 500 to 1000 pounds. The payload capacity is between 1000 and 1750 pounds.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Ranger 500 1065 2
Ranger XP 1000 1565 3
Ranger Crew 570 1326 4
Ranger Crew XP 1000 1936 6

Polaris General

The average weight of Polaris General UTVs is 1706 pounds. The average weight of 2-seat General UTVs is 1542 pounds, and 4-seat General UTVs is 1925 pounds. 2-seat General UTVs have a payload capacity of 1100 pounds, and 4-seat General UTVs, 1925 pounds.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
General 1000 1430 2
General 1000 Deluxe 1544 2
General 4 1000 1857 4
General 4 1000 Deluxe 1860 4

Honda UTVs

There are two different models of Honda UTVs, the Honda Pioneer and Honda Talon. Honda Pioneers are recreational, and sport UTVs and Honda Talons are sport UTVs.

Honda Talon UTVs

The average wet weight of Honda Talon UTVs is 1616 pounds. The average weight of 4-seat Talon UTVs is 1744 pounds, and 2-seat Talon UTVs is 1530 pounds. Honda does not reveal the payload capacity of Talon UTVs.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Talon 1000R 1545 2
Talon 1000X 1490 2
Talon 1000X-4 1735 4

Honda Pioneer UTVs

The average wet weight of Honda Pioneer UTVs is 1377 pounds. The average weight of 2-seat Pioneer UTVs is 1279 pounds, and 4-seat UTVs, 1419 pounds. All Honda Pioneer UTVs have a bed capacity of 1000 pounds, except the Pioneer 500, which has a bed capacity of 450 pounds.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Pioneer 700 1268 2
Pioneer 500 1025 2
Pioneer 100-4 Deluxe 1426 4
Pioneer 1000-5 1689 5

Yamaha UTVs

Yamaha has three models of UTVs, Yamaha Wolverine, Yamaha Viking, and Yamaha YXZ. Wolverine is the recreation side by side, Viking is the utility side by side, and YXZ is the sports side by side.

Yamaha Wolverine UTVs

Yamaha Wolverine UTVs have an average wet weight of 1854 pounds. For 2-seat UTVs, the average weight is 1775 pounds, and for 4-seat UTVs, 1972 pounds. The average bed weight capacity of Yamaha Wolverine UTVs is 600 pounds.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
X2 R-Spec 850 1675 2
RMAX2 1000 1845 2
RMAX4 1000 1993 4
RMAX4 1000 XT-R 2050 4

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Yamaha YXZ UTVs

The average wet weight of Yamaha YXZ UTVs is 1578 pounds. The lightest Yamaha YXZ weighs 1521 pounds, and the heaviest weighs 1625 pounds. The average bed weight capacity of Yamaha YXZ UTVs is 300 pounds.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
YXZ1000R 1521 2
YXZ1000R SS 1625 2
YXZ1000R SS XT-R 1625 2

Yamaha Viking UTVs

Yamaha Viking UTVs have an average dry weight of 1551 pounds and a bed weight capacity of 600 pounds. Unlike other UTVs, Vikings are either 3 or 6 seater. 3-seater Vikings have an average weight of 1433 pounds and 6-seater, an average weight of 1728 pounds.

Model Wet Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Viking EPS 1431 3
Viking 1420 3
Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition 1761 6
Viking VI EPS 1695 6

Can-Am UTVs

The three models of UTV manufactured by Can-Am are Commander, the recreational UTV, Maverick, the sports UTV, and the Defender, the utility UTV.

Can-Am Commander UTVs

The average weight of Can-Am Commander UTVs is 1385 pounds. The average weight of 2-seater Commanders is 1291, and 4-seater is 1572 pounds. All Can-Am Commanders have a cargo weight capacity of 600 pounds. Can-Am does not reveal the payload capacity of their UTVs.

Model Dry Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Commander 1291 2
Commander XT 800 1291 2
Commander Max DPS 1572 4
Commander MAX Limited 1572 4

Can-Am Maverick UTVs

The average weight of Can-Am Maverick UTVs is 1603 pounds. 2-seater Can-Am Maverick UTVs have an average weight of 1505 pounds, and 4-seaters are 1797 pounds.

Model Dry Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Maverick Trail 800 1314 2
Maverick Trail DPS 800 1331 2
Maverick Sport Max DPS 1697 4
Maverick X3 Max Turbo 1726 4

Can-Am Defender UTVs

Can-Am Defender UTVs have an average weight of 1770 pounds. The 3-seater Defender has an average weight of 1648 pounds, while the 6-seater Defender has an average weight of 1953 pounds. All Can-Am Defender UTVs have a bed weight capacity of 1000 pounds, except the HD5 models with a bed weight capacity of 600 pounds.

Model Dry Weight in Pounds Passenger Capacity
Defender HD5 1305 3
Defender DPS HD8 1521 3
Defender Max HD8 1715 6
Defender Max XT Cab 2302 6

Weight of UTVs

UTVs have different weights for different purposes. You should not expect a sport UTV to have the same weight as a utility UTV. They have different functions and are designed for different terrains. The average weight of 2-seat UTVs is 1477 pounds, and the average for 4-seat UTVs is 1774 pounds.

The lightest UTV is a youth UTV, the Polaris RZR Trail 570, and it has a dry weight of 996 pounds. The heaviest UTVs are the Kubota RTV-X1140 and the Kubota RTV-X1100C. Both UTVs have a dry weight of 2370 pounds. The lightest UTV is a sport UTV for youths, and the heaviest are utility UTVs.

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Final Thoughts

Once you know the right UTV weight you need, you have solved thirty percent of the issues people have when purchasing UTVs. The other issues are your intended purpose, the brand of UTV you want, and where you want to operate the UTV.

There is more to having a UTV with high horsepower, and there are moments you would not need speed. You do not need a fast UTV to haul weight. You need a heavy UTV.

By Shawn Manaher

Shawn Manaher loves to play with new toys and dive into new hobbies. As a serial entrepreneur, work definitely comes first but there is always room for hobbies.