UTVs are great and versatile vehicles for a wide range of purposes, however, not everyone needs a large UTV or has the capacity to look after and store on. This is where small-sized UTVs come in, they provide the exact same benefits that a large UTV does such as being able to transport cargo and people between different points.
Generally, small UTVs come in three sizes, utility size, two-seater size, and four-seater size. Due to this small UTVs will tend to range from 58 inches (1.5 meters) to 160 inches (4.06 meters) in length. Although it does not have to specifically fit in this average size in order for a UTV to be a small UTV. In this Small-Sized UTVs article, we are going to be telling you about the uses of small UTV as well as listing eight of the top small UTV models.
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Why Is It a Good Idea to Have a Small UTV?
A small UTV has a lot of advantages, one of those is that it is much cheaper so if you are on a budget or do not need to buy a large UTV then you can simply save yourself some money by purchasing one of the smaller models.
The small UTVs do come with fewer features and sometimes less advanced features, however, it is about figuring what features you are actually going to be using. Small UTVs have the capacity to carry between 1 and 4 people depending on the model as well as cargo space.
Moreover, small UTVs are able to fit in much smaller spaces which makes them easier to drive due to the reduced risks of collision and getting stuck. Due to their smaller size, they are also much easier to store and clean which will save its owners a lot of money and time.
8 Small UTV Models That We Recommend
Below we have selected eight of the leading models of small UTVs, that are from well-known and respected manufacturers. For each of the models, we will include a brief description of the features they have as well as details about the dimensions and weight.
Polaris RZR RS1 SxS
An agile UTV that is designed with racing in mind, the Polaris RS1 has 110 horsepower which allows it to take nearly all types of terrain that stand in its way. The seat of this vehicle and the protective frame is also specially designed and positioned to allow for easy visibility that gives the driver a full view of what is happening around him.
Dimensions: 83 inches (211 cm) x 64 inches (162.6 cm) x 73.75 inches (187.3 cm)
Weight: 1383 lbs (627 kgs)
Honda Pioneer 700-2
The Honda Pioneer 700-2 features a 675cc engine that is liquid-cooled, this vehicle also has a fuel capacity of 30 liters which guarantees that you will have more than enough fuel for your trip or your workday. Additionally, despite its small, it has a 386-kilogram rear capacity that is hydraulically powered allowing for much easier unloading of certain goods and cargo. Also, as the name of this vehicle may suggest, it is designed to transport a total of two people.
Dimensions: 114.6 inches (2.9 meters) x 60 inches (1.5 meters) x 77.5 inches (1.97 meters)
Weight: 1,265 lbs (573.8 kgs)
Honda Pioneer 700-4
Next, we have the Honda Pioneer 700-4 which is from the same model series as the Pioneer 700-2 however it has a capacity to transport four more people thanks to the ability to transform the rear part of the vehicle from two seats into a surface to store cargo. This is done with ease by simply pushing down the seats. The only difference in size between the Pioneer 700-2 and 700-4 models is that the Pioneer 700-4 is 1 cm taller.
Dimensions: 114.6 inches (2.9 meters) x 60 inches (1.5 meters) x 78 inches (1.98 meters)
Weight: 1409 lbs (639 kgs)
Wolverine RMAX4 1000
The Wolverine RMAX4 1000 UTV is manufactured by the Yamaha conglomerate which is a well known Japanese company for its quality and affordable prices. The manufacturer states that their aim when manufacturing this vehicle was to make the driver feel that they are one with the machine, this is done thanks to what was is known as the Fox QS3 shock adjuster that takes in any shock that you will naturally get when driving off-road and makes sure that you feel as little of it as possible. Other high-quality features include the high-quality tires that are made to offer extra grip and also support, and also the twin 999c engine.
Dimensions: 128.15 inches (3.3 meters) x 66 inches (1.67 meters) x 83 inches (2.1 meters)
Weight: 2050lbs (930 kgs) (when oil tank is full)
Wolverine RMAX2 1000
The fifth small UTV vehicle that we have featured in this small-sized UTV article is also manufactured by the Yamaha company and is a smaller version of the same model that has two seats rather than the four seats that the model above has. The Wolverine RMAX2 1000 also has a sun top that helps to protect the passenger both from sunlight during the hot summer month as well as from rain and snow that occurs during the rest of the year. All of the dashboard is also covered by plastic that makes sure that it can easily be cleaned and that you do not have to worry about rusting.
Dimensions: 119.3 inches (3 meters) x 66.14 inches (1.7 meters) x 77.8 inches (1.98 meters)
Weight: 1845.3 lbs (837 kgs) (when oil tank is full )
Kawasaki MULE SX 4×4
As the name of this UTV vehicle may suggest, it is a UTV that is made specifically for work although it can be used for a wide variety of other purposes if that is what you wish. The vehicle has the capacity and power to transport a total of 399 lbs (181 kgs) of cargo as well as for towing a further 1102 lbs (500 kgs). A further useful feature is the tilting steering wheel which makes driving more comfortable and effortless which is very useful for those that have been working all day.
Dimensions: 106.7 inches (2.7 meters) x 52.6 inches (1.3 meters) x 70.9 inches (1.8 meters)
Weight: 1031.9 lbs (468 kgs)
Kymco UXV 450i
Manufactured by Taiwanese company Kymco, the Kymco UXV 450i is described by its manufacturer as a sports utility vehicle. The vehicle features a four-wheel-drive that allows it to effectively traverse difficult outdoor environments, it also has storage space at the back that can be used for goods or passengers if needed with accessories available for the conversion of the rear storage space into seats. Additionally, there is a feature called ‘active engine breaking’ which automatically slows down the vehicle if it goes over a certain speed, thus helping to prevent accidents.
Dimensions: 109 inches (2.77 meters) x 56.7 inches (1.44 meters) x 72.8 inches (1.85 meters)
Weight: 1080 lbs (490 kgs)
Arctic Cat Prowler Pro Crew
Finally, we have the Prowler Pro Crew that is manufactured by the Arctic Cat company that is based in the state of Minnesota in the United States. It is the largest vehicle that we have featured in this article but it offers the same compact feel and utility. It uses a bench seat layout that allows for a total passenger number of six people. The small UTV vehicle also has the required capacity to hold all of the goods that such a number of people may require, with a total of 17.95 cubic feet of storage along with 2000 lb (907.2 kgs) of towing capacity.
Dimensions: 40.5 inches (1.02 meters) x 54 inches (1.37 meters) x 11.5 inches
Weight: 1,856 lbs (841.9 kg)
To summarize, there is a wide variety of small UTVs that are manufactured by leading companies from all over the world. Even if you are interested in purchasing a small UTV you do not have to worry about your vehicle having a lack of features or a lack of use because as you can see the small UTV vehicles that we have featured in this 8 Small-Sized UTVs article have many features such as hydraulic tilting of the rear storage unit for extra capacity, more than enough seating and power to drive through the toughest of environments.
There are many differences in terms of price, size, and features between the small UTVs themselves, so it is important when looking for a vehicle to choose the one that is most suitable for your needs.