All-Terrain Vehicles have evolved dramatically over the years. What started as a simple three-wheeler of a garage-built buggie has become a multi-billion-dollar industry, offering high-end outdoor fun on many levels.
The machines have grown to resemble space cars or at least dune racing/camp hauling hybrids used more for adventure than anything else. Not the least of which among ATV popularity is the versatility: They convey passengers as well as cargo, and can get to many places a mountain goat can go.
Getting into the world of ATV recreation can be daunting, especially when navigating the labyrinth of options available. To help you better understand the field, we’ve assembled a list of some of the top ATVs on the market today.
2016 Can-Am Outlander L Mossy Oak Hunting Edition
Getting into a more purpose-built ATV can be a wise choice, especially if you’re looking for versatility. The 2016 Can-Am Outlander L Mossy Oak Hunting Edition is the perfect fit for hunters both for its purpose-built accessories and camouflage exterior. With the power of the 48 horsepower 570cc engine and all terrain tires, this ATV can get out of anything. Package includes a 3,000 pound winch and a spotlight for your backcountry hunting needs. MSRP $9,649
2016 Kawasaki Brute Force 750 4x4i EPS
The 2016 Kawasaki Brute Force is powered by fuel injected 749cc engine with the ability to switch between front and all-wheel-drive by a switch on the handle bars. This model also features electric power steering and automatic transmission for an ultra-smooth ride. The attractive six-spoke cast aluminum wheels give this ATV an appearance that matches its rugged performance. MSRP $10,599
2016 Polaris Sportsman XP
For an ATV that’s made to drive through mud, Polaris partnered with High Lifter to offer the Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Stealth Black with 85 horsepower. This high-performance ATV just looks like it can handle anything. And it can, equipped with 29.5 inch High Lifter Outlaw tires, a rack-mounted radiator, snorkeled engine ducting, high-mounted bumpers and a 3,500 lb winch. MSRP $13,999
2016 Yamaha YFZ450R
The Yamaha YFX450R might sound spectacular, but it’s the most technologically advanced ATV on the market today. It’s quick revving titanium 5-valve 449cc engine with a lightweight cast aluminum/steel chasis, this ATV is quick and agile on just about any terrain. MSRP $8,899