Testing of 6 ATVs
In order to find the best all-terrain vehicle for hunters to drive outdoors, we have carefully selected a farm (many people will come here to hunt white tail deer, turkeys, small prey and various water birds), and select the hotter on the market this year Eighteen new ATVs and UTVs were thoroughly tested, and six models with the best performance in all aspects were selected as follows.
The main site of the test is a 1.3-mile-long circular area with ordinary open farmland and swamps, and fallen trees blocking the road. The sub-site has several sharp turns. Before the test, there was continuous rainfall. The ground was pretty muddy.
Loading capacity is measured by placing various hunting equipment such as tree stands, hunting cameras, backpacks, guns and ammunition. The noise level is measured by placing an electronic decibel meter 6 inches away from the vehicle's exhaust pipe, and recording at parking, 10 mph and 20 mph respectively. In addition, passengers can hold the electronic decibel meter at the shoulder height to test the noise in the cabin . Ground clearance is measured when the vehicle is parked on a concrete floor and when it is carrying a 192-pound driver. The maximum speed is measured with a pair of handheld GPS devices.
1. Comprehensive Best: Brute Force 750 EPS
Total score: 88.5 points
Ratings: Sense of control-9.5 points, Workmanship-9.3 points, Versatility-9.0 points, Noise level-7.9 points, Ground clearance-6.2 points, Durability-9.2 points, Maximum speed-10 points, Driving Experience-9.3 points, price-8.8 points, ease of operation-9.3 points
After driving through the specially arranged dirt road for testing, we need some time to clean this ATV. As a high-horsepower all-terrain vehicle, Brute Force 750 EPS outperformed other models in many aspects, and finally won the title of "best overall model". During the test, its large amount of torque surprised a lot of testers. When you press the accelerator, you'd better hold fast, otherwise its acceleration will make you unable to sit firmly. The four-wheel-drive system with rear differential lock is very sharp, and the independent front and rear suspension systems perfectly improve the driving and control experience.
2.Can-Am Outlander DPS 570
Total score: 87.9 points
Various scores: control-9.0 points, workmanship-9.3 points, versatility-8.3 points, noise level-9.5 points, ground clearance -7.9 points, durability -8.0 points, maximum speed -8.6 points, driving experience -9.0 points, value -9.3 points, ease of operation -9.0 points
With super fast response speed and excellent workmanship, Can-Am's Outlander DPS 570 successfully passed the tests we set for it, and there was no excessive noise or vibration during the whole process. It is equipped with Can-Am's Dynamic Power Steering steering system, which responds quickly and accurately during driving. The test model covered the Mossy Oak camouflage pattern. The camouflage alone was worth $ 3,000, so the price score was lowered. Except for this camouflage color scheme, its MSRP is only $ 6,799, which is a great deal.
3.Yamaha Grizzly 700 EPS
Total score: 84.4 points
Ratings: 8.7 points for handling, 8.7 points for workmanship, 8.7 points for versatility, 7.2 points for noise level, -7.9 points for ground clearance, 8.7 points for durability, 8.9 points for highest speed, driving experience -8.7 points, value -8.7 points, ease of operation -8.7 points
With a 708cc fuel injection engine, this Yamaha Grizzly is second only to Brute Force in horsepower and torque. Looking at the overall workmanship, performance, controllability, ease of operation and versatility, its scores are quite good. However, as far as the load capacity of the vehicle is concerned, even if the front and rear shelves are counted, it is a little lacking compared to other models.
4.Can-Am Outlander XT 850 DPS
Total score: 82.9 points
Ratings: -6.7 points for handling, -9.7 points for workmanship, -7.7 points for versatility, -7.6 points for noise level, -7.9 points for ground clearance, -8.7 points for durability, -10.0 points for highest speed, driving experience -8.3 points, value -8.3 points, ease of operation -8.0 points
If you are looking for a big and sturdy ATV, this Outlander XT will be your dish: it is 1.25 meters high, 1.17 meters wide, and 2.18 meters long. Equipped with a 78hp twin-cylinder engine, the horsepower is very sufficient, and the design is also stunning. Its workmanship and structural design are impeccable, but in actual tests, we encountered some small problems: when completing difficult tasks, such as driving over a large trunk, it slipped. Riding feeling also received some different evaluations: Some people feel soft and comfortable, while others feel uncomfortable.
5. Highest price: Polaris Sportsman Big Boss 6x6 570 EPS
Total score: 82.3 points
Ratings: -7.3 points for handling, -8.3 points for workmanship, -9.3 points for versatility, -5.0 points for noise level, -9.1 points for ground clearance, -8.3 points for durability, -8.0 points for highest speed, driving experience -8.3 points, value -9.7 points, ease of operation -9.0 points
At first glance at the six big guys, everyone couldn't help but make fun of it. But after testing, we all changed it. That extra axle makes its overall body longer than other models and produces more noise, but it does not have the clumsiness we imagined during driving. On the contrary, thanks to its excellent power steering system, it is very agile and flexible. Because the body is longer, it has more space to take one more passenger, but at the same time, the turning radius is larger than the ordinary two-axis ATV, but this difference is not as large as we think when driving in the field.
6.Honda Rubicon DCT
Total score: 76.2 points
The overall performance of this Honda Rubicon DCT EPS Deluxe is pretty good. With the design of electric power steering system, independent rear suspension, 475cc single-cylinder engine, the driving experience and control feel of driving with manual gear are very comfortable when driving through the mud road and rock pile we designed. However, when shifting to automatic transmission, the driver feels that it shifts a bit too quickly, thereby reducing its power.