Average Side-by-Side Cost (With 35 examples of new and used UTVs)


There are many things that can determine a UTVs cost. Average costs range between $3,695-$22,135. The most common influences of UTV prices are its model, make, year, condition and any added features that the vehicle may contain.

Why UTVs Cost What They Do

The primary influence on a UTVs cost would be its age. As with cars and motorcycles, UTVs depreciate the longer that they are in existence.

Unlike most cars, however, UTVs tend to depreciate much slower than your average Honda or Toyota.

The examples provided here in this blog have prices that come from NADA vehicle pricing.

NADA usually compile their pricing from certified vendors who will make sure whatever used UTV they are selling is in good, working, condition.

However, when buying from a private party, the condition of the vehicle is something to be taken into consideration.

Another big influence in the price of UTVs are any added accessories that may come with the vehicle.

Common base model UTVs from brands such as Honda, Polaris, Can-Am and the like usually do not come with added features like doors, windshields, or winches.

There are certain XT, HD, or special edition models that may include these accessories and therefore these models will be more expensive than just the base model.

The engine size, suspension, and vehicle size all play an important factor as well. The bigger the engine the more expensive the vehicle.

If a UTV has more seats, or special shocks and suspension then that will also cause for a more expensive price tag as well.

35 UTV Price Example

Since price is different from model to model here are 35 examples to help you know what will cost you when looking into purchasing a UTV.

UTVSuggested Retail Price Average Price Lowest Price
2019 Polaris ACE 150$3,999$3,695$2,615
2019 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS$13,399$12,195$8,555
2019 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar$26,499$23,910$16,920
2019 Polaris General 1000 EPS $16,299$14,275$10,405
2019 Polaris ACE 500$6,999$6,330$4,470
2019 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS$22,699$22,135$15,525
2019 Polaris RZR 570$10,299$8,890$6,340
2017 Polaris RZR XP 1000$19,499$14,200$10,790
2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X RS $17,499$8,290$6,300
2010 Polaris Ranger 800 Crew$11,799$7,275$5,530
2010 Polaris RZR$10,999$5,435$4,130$5,645
2012 Can-Am Commander 1000$12,999$7,215$5,485
2012 Can-Am Commander 800 XT$13,999$7,425$5,645
2015 Can-Am Maverick 1000R$16,299$10,370$7,880
2017 Can-Am Maverick Max 1000R Turbo X RS$26,099$19,045$14,475
2017 Can-Am Defender HD8$10,999$8,365$6,355
2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail 1000 DPS$14,799$12,045$9,155
2019 Honda Pioneer 1000$15,899$13,830$10,510
2015 Honda Pioneer 700$11,899$8,235$6,260
2008 Kawasaki Teryx$9,799$4,840$$3,860
2010 Honda MUV700 Big Red$11,699$7,485$5,690
2010 Kawasaki Mule 600$6,499$3,855$2,390
2010 Kawasaki Teryx 750$11,699$6,160$4,680
2015 Kawasaki Teryx 800$12,999$8,980$6,825
2015 Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT$12,9998,865$6,735
2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000$16,999$8,915$6,775
2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail X$11,999$6,825$5,185
2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport$13,999$8,415$6,395
2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX$10,999$6,805$5,170
2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 500$9,499$7,260$5,520
2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 700 XT (EPS)$13,599$8,410$6,390
2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail$13,999$10,415$7,915
2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport XT$14,599$10,980$8,345
2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R EPS Special Edition$21,599$14,285$10,885
2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 (4WD)$9,599$4,795$3,645

2019 Polaris ACE 150 – $3,695

The reason that this UTV is so cheap is that it is a much smaller vehicle with a much smaller engine that is designed with youth drivers in mind.

It doesn’t really have a huge ground clearance or towing capacity so it makes the UTV quite cheap.

The engine in this youth UTV is 149cc so it is quite small, and Polaris has even added a feature so that the parents can limit the top speed of the vehicle for the learning child’s safety.

The vehicle can be set to go at a max speed of 10 miles per hour or as fast as 29 miles per hour. So as you kid learns and grows in their ability to drive and maneuver the vehicle they can be given added power.

2019 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS – $12,195

With its electric fuel injection and True Demand all-wheel drive, the Ranger really makes it a hard model to beat as a base model vehicle seating at slightly over $12,000.

The Ranger 900 XP has an 875cc ProStar four stroke twin cylinder engine that produces a smooth and reliable 68 horsepower.

The reason this Ranger is so cheap for it being 2019 is that Polaris makes all of their vehicle accessories extra. If you want a winch, full doors, windshields, and the like you are going to have to pay a lot more.

The Ranger 900 has 12 inches of ground clearance so whether you are on a flat plain or have some work to do in the mud and over rocks, this machine will have no problem completing the job.

2019 Polaris Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar – $23,910

This is definitely one of the more expensive UTV models on this list being over $20,000 dollars, but with its high ticket pricing, Polaris spared no expense at making this vehicle.

Like I stated above Polaris makes all of their accessories extra, so if you are wanting those things then you will have a much more expensive price like shown here with the Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar.

The Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar comes with Polaris’s Ranger ProShield Cab System and interior heating and air-conditioning, as well as, front and rear ventilation to ensure the whole cab is comfortable.

This Ranger is the industry leader in towing capacity, with a capacity of 2,500 pounds. Add that to 13 inches of ground clearance and 11 inches of travel and you won’t be having any problems with getting around.

This model features Polaris’s Lock & Ride glass windshield and windshield wiper, as well as, a Sport roof that includes an interior dome light.

2019 Polaris General 1000 EPS – $14,275

The Polaris General 1000 EPS is the industry’s best selling crossover vehicle and because of that is usually expensive, especially since this model is the most current.

It has the most horsepower out of any utility-sport crossover, that being 100 horsepower.

So even though this may be the base model, the fact that it has 100 horsepower, electronic power steering, 12-inches of ground clearance, and 23 gallons of storage space makes it an expensive and sought after UTV.

2019 Polaris ACE 500 – $6,330

The ACE series from Polaris are actually pretty cheap considering the brand they come from and the fact this is 2019.

The reason for their astonishingly cheap ticket price is because they are only single seater UTVs and usually they don’t back a whole lot of power.

This specific model only produces 32 horsepower out of a 500cc engine. However with the legroom, the vehicle offers and 1 gallon of storage space, it is still a $6,000 vehicle even for it only holding one person.

2019 Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS – $22,135

This is another one of the most expensive UTVs on this list and that is all for good reason. Not only is it a 2019 model but also it is Polaris’s top sports model UTV.

It is the industry’s best selling four-seater sport UTV which gives the model some clout. Another reason for the price is the fact that it has a turbocharger in its already massive 999cc ProStar engine.

Once you add on the On-Demand AWD and shocks and suspension the vehicle is well deserving of a $20,000 price tag.

2019 Polaris RZR 570 – $8,890

For what this vehicle offers, the price is only so high because it is a brand new model, it is from Polaris, and it is an RZR model.

The RZR model UTVs from Polaris are always more expensive because that is Polaris’s sport-type UTVs.

This model isn’t as expensive as some of the other RZRs because it only has a 570cc engine that produces 45 horsepower and the suspension is rather basic.

Compared to the other older models around the same price you can see how engine size really does make a difference in price.

2017 Polaris RZR XP 1000 – $14,200

Once again the price here is really only high because it is a relatively new RZR model that has a 999cc engine in it. The performance, 2.0 fox shocks also give it a higher price as well.

These modern RZRs are notoriously pricey especially if you are talking about the 1000cc models their big engines and sport suspensions make for the vehicle to be higher priced.

2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X RS – $8,290

While this vehicle has a lot of similarities with other Mavericks in its class, the reason that this one is a lot cheaper than the others is not only because of its year but because of what it lacks compared to other models.

While being older obviously makes it cheaper, and it does have a big 976cc engine, it doesn’t have a limited slip differential in it like some of the newer models do, and that makes a big difference in price.

2010 Polaris Ranger 800 Crew – $7,275

If you are wondering why on earth an almost ten-year-old UTV is still fetching a price worthy of brand new models…well….it’s because it’s Polaris.

Simply put your bigger brand name items are going to depreciate at a slower rate than other brands are.

That and the fact that while this Ranger 800 is old, it still has a 760cc, two-cylinder engine and has a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds.

So since it was a “larger” UTV model and that it is a Polaris and Polaris’s run forever, the price is still up there even after such a long time.

2010 Polaris RZR – $5,435

So why would a Polaris RZR, a sport-utility-vehicle, be cheaper than a Ranger of the same year?

This RZR also has a 760cc engine, in fact it’s the exact same engine as the Ranger above, and if it is a sports vehicle it should be more expensive right?

Well, the reason this vehicle is cheaper is that back in 2010 the sports UTV racing scene was just starting and so these vehicles didn’t have all the cool stuff that sport vehicles have now.

So people demanded the more heavy duty Rangers than the RZRs simply because they could do more with them.

2012 Can-Am Commander 1000 – $7,125

The reason these models are still at a price at around 7,000 to 8,000 is because of Can-Am’s quality.

Can-Am is another market leader in UTV sales and the Commander’s were the first 1000cc engine UTVs to sell at under $13,000 so even brand new Commanders will only fetch around $13,000.

The fact that brand new these machines will go for only 4-5 thousand dollars more than a 2012 model means the depreciation on these UTVs will be slow.

2012 Can-Am Commander 800 XT – $7,425

This model still has a large 799cc, V-twin motor which is why it is still pretty pricey. Also remembering what we said about Can-Am commanders you won’t find this model much cheaper.

The only reason why it is slightly more expensive than the 1000 model is because this is an XT model, so at the time it came new with more accessories than the base model.

2015 Can-Am Maverick 1000R – $10,370

This model was technically the base model of the 2015 1000 series Mavericks. So while this model isn’t overly expensive it isn’t cheap either.

Things to note that gives this vehicle its value are its Rotax 1000R EFI V-Twin engine, Intelligent Throttle Control (iTCTM), Driver- and passenger-focused ergonomics, Multi-function rear rack, and its LinQ quick-attached accessory system.

2017 Can-Am Maverick Max 1000R Turbo X RS – $19,045

So this particular UTV is still very expensive not only because it is a newer 2017 model, but because it is a top tier Maverick model.

The Maverick is to Can-Am as RZR is to Polaris. So this top 1000cc, Turbocharged machine is still a heavy hitter for Can-Am and I don’t see it depreciating any time soon.

2019 models of this same UTV can run close to $30,000 dollars with all the bells and whistles so the fact that this is still under $20,000 is great.

2017 Can-Am Defender HD8 – $8,365

Personally I’m surprised that this 2017 model isn’t more expensive compared to some other even older models that are worth the same price as this UTV.

I say that only because the Defender HD8 comes with a 50 horsepower engine, PRO-TORQ transmission, 1,750-pound payload capacity, 2,000-pound tow rating and 1,000 pounds in its cargo bed.

So with all that kind of heavy-duty capability inside a newer vehicle that offers a more comfortable ride and cabin environment, I’m just surprised it doesn’t go for more.

2018 Can-Am Maverick Trail 1000 DPS – $12,045

The reason for the pricing on the Maverick Trail 1000 DPS comes down to it’s 1000cc Rotax Powerplant, the 50-inch wide wheelbase, as well as, the narrow suspension.

The other big reason the price is what it is with this Maverick Trail is that it has DPS, which is Dynamic Power Steering. That really helps navigate this vehicle through the narrow trails of which it is capable to conquer.

2019 Honda Pioneer 1000 – $13,830

Why is Honda’s Pioneer so pricey? Well, I believe its not just the engine, which is a 999cc Parrell-twin, but mainly their automatic clutch transmission.

I’ve always personally liked Honda’s dual clutch transmissions they put into their UTVs, it’s different than the rest of the bands, and I think this plays a role in the pricing.

Overall the Pioneer 1000 is as expensive as it is because it is a 2019 model and it is a very popular model among UTV enthusiasts.

2015 Honda Pioneer 700 – $8,235

As you can see with this, the Pioneer is a popular model by far, as I stated earlier and Honda is just a well-trusted company. Their machines last forever so long as they are looked after.

Even with the four-year difference, this Pioneer model from Honda is only a $4,500 difference and it even has a smaller engine than the 1000 model.

So the real reason this older UTV is still fetching a fair price is because of the great company that makes the vehicle.

2008 Kawasaki Teryx – $4,840

This UTV oddly enough is cheap for obvious reasons, yet expensive for peculiar ones.

Obviously, it being almost 11 years old now means it should be a super cheap to buy used and that fact is reflective in the price. Still, it is almost $5,000 and I believe that is because of the engine it has.

While it is an older carburetor engine it is still a 749cc, V-twin engine. Those V-twins are still being used today and I think that is why this old UTV still fetches a decent enough price for its age and engine type.

2010 Honda MUV700 Big Red – $7,485

From what I can tell the reason that this specific model is still expensive is that it is because it is so hard to find.

People that like to collect or have older model Honda’s are hard pressed to get people to sell them.

2010 Kawasaki Mule 600 – $3,855

The reason that this UTV is so cheap isn’t because it didn’t work or has a lot of issues with it, quite on the contrary, most forums still speak highly of these vehicles so long as they have been taken care of.

The real reason for the price is just because of the age of the UTV, and the depreciation that comes along with these types of vehicles.

Since this vehicle only has a 401cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, carburetor engine it really won’t fetch a high price. The liquid-cooled, fuel-injected engines obviously run much higher prices.

2010 Kawasaki Teryx 750 – $6,160

So this specific model has a much larger engine compared to the Mule 600, with its 749cc, V-twin engine which is why this UTV still fetches a price of above $5,000.

The two different drive trains, those being 2 wheel drive and 4 wheel drive respectively help it maintain its value. This coupled with the brakes and towing capacity help it maintain the price.

The front brakes on this machine are Dual hydraulic brakes, but the back brakes are only sealed oil bath multi-disc brakes.

Clearly these models represent the almost 10 year age gap between them and their new and improved counterparts, and certainly, there is a large price gap between them.

2015 Kawasaki Teryx 800 – $8,980

The Kawasaki Teryx 800 is a great sport-minded UTV that provides up to seating for four in some models but usually two in their standard models like this one.

Since this is a sports model UTV the price is a bit up there, and this specific model is pricier because of it’s chassis, tires, and engine.

This specific model features a double X-chassis that gives it a durable and rigid square tube frame.

The 26 inch Maxxis Bighorn tires and high travel double-wishbone suspension will allow this machine to go over some pretty crazy off-road challenges.

The Kawasaki Teryx 800 has a powerful 793cc engine that really excels in that low-mid range torque level.

Even though it isn’t the cheapest used UTV on the market, it certainly is reliable and with Kawasaki’s three-year warranty you can’t go wrong.

2015 Kawasaki Mule Pro FXT – $8,865

The fact that it is such a popular model is what makes this 4-year-old model still close to $10,000 and that this is the FXT version.

The Mule Pro FXT comes with a DOHC three-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 812cc engine.

That engine size is what really sets this UTV apart from the others we’ve mentioned and the dependability of the engine helps the Mule retain its value.

It is a beast when it comes to working with its 2,000-pound towing capacity and 1,000-pound cargo bed capacity. Not to mention the standard 3-year warranty that comes with all of Kawasaki’s UTVs

2013 Arctic Cat Wildcat 1000 – $8,915

This model is similar to some of the older Polaris models that fetch a high price and that is because of brand name and engine size.

The only reason that a 6-year-old UTV can still go for almost $10,000 is that it has a big 1000cc engine and because it is from a well known and respected brand such as Arctic Cat.

2014 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail X – $6,825

The Wildcat Trail X was just a standard UTV. The reason it’s so cheap is that there wasn’t really anything too fancy about it. It a standard suspension and a simple 951cc engine.

So as time went on this machine depreciated nicely.

2015 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport – $8,415

It is interesting to note that while this model is four years old it is still almost as much as some of the 2017 Wildcat Trail models. The primary reason for this is because it is a sports model.

Sport model UTVs are made for racing within the UTV community and are heavily sought after so they tend to retain their value much better than other more simple worker models.

This 2015 Wildcat Sport has a 700cc, two-cylinder, four-stroke, in-line, fuel-injected engine that produces 60 horsepower so it is still giving the same power as the newer model UTVs.

2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 HDX – $6,805

If I were giving my honest opinion of the model I would take this model over the 2017 Prowler 500. It is really only cheaper because of it older, however, this model in its time was a nicer model.

The 2015 Prowler 500 HDX really is not that different from the 2017 Prowler 500 that is listed here below. But staying with that price vantage point, even brand new the 2017 model of the Prowler HDX is only $11,999.

Seeing that it is currently four years old, it is quite affordable in the market of used UTVs.

The 2015 Prowler 500 HDX is powered by a 443cc, single cylinder, four-stroke, fuel-injected engine so you aren’t losing much engine power with this older model.

The wheelbase on this prowler is actually slightly larger than the newer 2017 model so that can affect the price as well, seeing as people want smaller and tighter UTVs these days.

So if you were deciding on buying used either the 2015 model or the 2017 model, I would just go with this 2015 model seeing that it is only but slightly larger.

2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 500 – $7,260

For the price, the Arctic Cat Prowler is one heck of a machine that is willing to take on the toughest of challenges.

The primary reason for the specific price on this model and year is because of its storage place, transmission, and engine size.

The Arctic Cat Prowler 500 has a 500-pound capacity tilting rear cargo box, and also boasts a ridiculous 15 gallons of extra storage space!

The Prowler 500 has a 443cc, single cylinder engine that is liquid cooled and all that power allows for 1,500 pounds of towing capacity.

It has a Duramatic Automatic transmission and suspension wise it has the standard double A-arm suspension that we see on most UTVs on the market. This particular model gives the machine 7.5 inches of travel.

2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 700 XT (EPS) – $8,410

You might wonder why you should pay almost $1,200 for this model instead of going with the aforementioned Prowler 500 and the real reason is more power and storage space.

The hood alone flaunts amazing ergonomics and has a 22-gallon- sized box offering 25 lbs. of payload. Not only that but the box is water-resistant and easily accessible making the vehicle a tad more pricey.

The cabin of the Prowler 700 XT offers comfort and storage with a 1.9-gallon glove box compartment, center cubby area, and a dash-mounted shifter.

Another reason for the larger price tag is because of the EPS functions that this Prowler has. EPS mean that you will have power steering and will hardly have to put in the effort into the handling, even in 4WD.

The 695cc, liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, fuel-injected, single cylinder engine is another reason for the price. The Prowler 700 gives you a larger engine than the 500 models.

It has a leg up from the Prowler 500 in the sense that it can carry up to 600 pounds, 100 pounds more than its smaller counterpart, however, the towing capacity is the same at 1,500 pounds.

2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Trail – $10,415

The reason for this model being less expensive is primarily because it is a base model UTV so it doesn’t have all of those fancy extras that the Prowler XT had, however, it is great in its own sphere.

In fact, this amazing UTV has featured on UTV Drivers Top 2017 Base Model UTVs forum and it came in at number one of ten featured UTVs.

That engine coupled with a Team Rapid Response CVT clutch that makes the shifting seamless and helps you control all that power the vehicle is willing to give to you and helps maintain the price.

These shocks are a great selling point for the vehicle because they can be tuned to meet whatever needs you might have for your vehicle and the terrain that it will be encountering.

2017 Arctic Cat Wildcat Sport XT – $10,980

The real reason that this vehicle is still almost $11,000 even with it being almost 3 years old now is primarily that it is the XT version.

With that XT edition, the rider and passenger seating is set 3 inches lower than most competitive models to help produce a low center of gravity that keeps the passengers from feeling the brunt of the vehicle movements.

The engine is one of the top reasons for this vehicles price seeing as it is a liquid cooled, twin parallel, four-stroke, 700cc engine that produces 60 horsepower.

Along with the tilt steering wheel, hinged doors with automotive style handles and latches, passenger handholds, and 3-point seatbelts the interior of the Wildcat sport combines safety and comfort for the price.

2016 Yamaha YXZ1000R EPS Special Edition – $14,285

The difference in this model versus all the other Yamaha YXZ1000 models is that the special edition comes with specially made seats that match the paint of the vehicle.

Also, it has a Rekluse clutch that you can install that helps prevent stalling the vehicle seeing that it is a manual transmission.

So because of those three things, a cool paint job, matching seats, and a helpful clutch system you pay just a bit more.

2007 Yamaha Rhino 660 (4WD) – $4,795

The Yamaha Rhino was like the origin of UTVs. Which is why it is still around. Many of the newer UTVs today are still modeled after the Rhino, and so because of this, the Rhino can still go for around $5,000.

It’s a durable and reliable machine that has stood the test of time.

So there you have it. 35 examples that will get you started as you try to find the best UTV at the best price for you. Make sure you know what you want from your UTV before you start looking because they are diverse machines, and once you know that start search through new and old UTVs to find one at the price you desire.

Geoff Southworth

I am a California native and I enjoy all the outdoors has to offer. My latest adventures have been taking the family camping, hiking and surfing.

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