If you’re wondering what’s going to work best for trail riding between ATVs and UTVs we have some pros and cons for you to help you make an informed decision.
- They cost less. A typical ATV is going to run you in the general direction of a 1/3rd less than a UTV.
- Better traction and suspension on average if it’s a 4×4.
- They’re faster. Less overall weight and components makes for a better ratio.
- Can get into tighter spots. If you’re going trail riding with lots of trees and obstructions you’re going to need to factor in the width of your UTV to see if it can even get where you want it to go.
- It’s easier to haul. For a UTV you’re going to need a toy hauler or some way to get it where you need to go. ATVs can fit in your truck. Just get an ATV ramp and you’re set.
- Safer. A roof and a roll bar over your head is going to offer much more protection than an ATV would.
- A nicer ride overall. You’re going to be more comfortable. They aren’t going to get all the places an ATV would but if you just want to take a friend or loved one along on a trail ride, they’re the best option.
- Upgrades! ATVs have lots of upgrades as well, but adding comfortable seats and backrests along with some speakers is pretty easy to do in a UTV. You’ll have an easier time mounting lights and other peripherals as well.
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