Finding the weight of UTV may not seem important on the face of it but when hauling them around to go places, it becomes very obvious how important it is. If your trailer cannot hold the weight of your UTV, you are not going anywhere. In response to that, I have provided 21 examples of UTVs and their weights.
Side-by-sides weigh about 1,500 pounds on average excluding fuel. If fuel is 6.3 pounds per gallon and UTVs have a fuel tank capacity of 10 gallons, then that’s an additional 63 pounds, pushing the average weight closer to 1,600 pounds.
Of course, UTV models run the gamut, and so that means some will be well under the 1,500-pound average while others are close to hitting 2,000 pounds! In today’s article, we’ll present 21 specific examples to show you that range in more detail, so make sure you keep reading.
|Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo||1,470 lbs||132 in||65.4 in||64 in|
|Can-Am Maverick Sport MAX DPS||1,697 lbs||149 in||76.2 in||60 in|
|Can-Am Commander Limited||1,291 lbs||120.2 in||72 in||62.5 in|
|Can-Am Defender DPS||1,425 lbs||121 in||78 in||64 in|
|Polaris RZR XP Turbo||1,448 lbs||119 in||73.75 in||64 in|
|Polaris General 4 1000||1,857 lbs||150.2 in||74 in||62.5 in|
|Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS||1,565 lbs||120 in||77 in||62.5 in|
|Arctic Cat Wildcat XX||1,816 lbs||136 in||68 in||64 in|
|Arctic Cat Havoc||1,755 lbs||126 in||78.5 in||64 in|
|Arctic Cat Prowler Pro||1,585 lbs||126 in||74 in||63 in|
|Yamaha YXZ1000R SE||1,561 lbs||123.9 in||69.8 in||64 in|
|Yamaha Wolverine X2 R-Spec SE||1,586 lbs||115 in||74.8 in||59.1 in|
|Yamaha Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition||1,761 lbs||159.5 in||76.6 in||64 in|
|Honda Pioneer 1000 EPS||1,538 lbs||116.8 in||76 in||63 in|
|Kawasaki Teryx||1,569.2 lbs||118.1 in||75.8 in||61.6 in|
|Kawasaki Mule Pro-MX EPS LE||1,594.2 lbs||110 in||75.8 in||60 in|
|CFMoto ZForce 1000||1,230 lbs||113 in||72 in||60 in|
|CFMoto UForce 1000||1,520 lbs||117 in||72.8 in||63.5 in|
|John Deere Gator RSX860M||1,443 lbs||115 in||73.5 in||56.5 in|
|John Deere Gator XUV 825M S4||1,992 lbs||154 in||75 in||62 in|
|Kymco UXV 700i LE Prime Edition||1,218 lbs||113 in||74.8 in||59 in|
As you can see from the list, UTVs are generally around 1,500 lbs. These all fit in the average range that was mentioned above. Like I said earlier, I recommend leaving plenty of breathing room for carrying a UTV though. UTVs are fun to use but in order to haul them you have to make sure you get your dimensions and weight right otherwise you might be up the creek without a paddle.
Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo
Weight: 1,470 lbs
The big appeal of this vehicle is the speed. It is fast and it can hit around 80 mph. That is incredible speed and it is quite exhilarating. Everything feels faster in a UTV and having something that fast might give you the adrenaline kick that you are looking for.
A vehicle meant purely for sport will need good support for the sharp turns and the rough terrain that you will inevitably hit. The Maverick X3 Turbo is no slouch in this area. It has 14 inches of clearance which is more than enough. Take this thing out to the dunes and watch it take every bump like a champ.
The big appeal of the Maverick X3 Turbo vehicle is the speed.
The vehicle is turbocharged to give you oomph. With that much power, you would expect the engine to be hot. In recent years Can-Am has fixed this problem by making the engine cool faster and more efficiently.
Can-Am Maverick Sport MAX DPS
Weight: 1,697 lbs
This vehicle is a great sports UTV that holds four people. It is similar to the one above but meant to hold more people. This model is stable. It has a great balance because of its wheelbase. The wheelbase is 120 inches. This is useful because of turning sharply and the rough terrain you might hit.
Since you will need good suspension for rough terrain, this vehicle was built with that in mind. It has 12.5 inches of travel in the front end and 13 inches in the back. The nose is slightly pointed down but nothing crazy. It has double A-arms and sway bars to make sure that you are stable and able to make it through all kinds of terrain.
Can-Am Commander Limited
Weight: 1,291 lbs
The Can-Am Commander Limited is a great introduction to recreational UTVs. They are somewhere between a sport and a utility UTV. They have great power to haul but also have more speed and agility. They are great for trail riding and getting through the gritty terrain.
One day while riding in one of these things I realized that they have two cargo boxes. I was very surprised. I think it was neat because why not have more space if you can? the extra box holds up to 600 lbs. I think all recreational UTVs should have a focus on cargo boxes because you need to carry a whole lot of stuff if you plan on camping or being out in nature longer than a day.
Can-Am Defender DPS
Weight: 1,425 lbs
This is our first utility side-by-side that I am talking about today. These are built for power and endurance. They are meant to haul things all day long and get the work done. The Can-Am Defender DPS does exactly that. The “DPS” in the name stands for “Dynamic Power Steering” which is basically electronic power steering but specifically made by Can-Am and their products.
It has lots of accessories that you can buy for this model to add to its ability to help in the workplace. It can switch between 2WD and 4WD at will. The engine is powerful and has incredible low-end power to haul the heavy things at a moderate speed.
Where this vehicle shines is the storage. Not only is there plenty of space under the seats and on the dash but it is also adjustable. It makes it easy to store things of awkward length or angle and it’s not a huge problem. You can kind of create your own set up for the car.
Polaris RZR XP Turbo
Weight: 1,448 lbs
Arguably the most popular UTV on the market is the Polaris RZR (said like “razor”). It is no surprise that it is because it is a good vehicle. It is a sports UTV and it has some awesome speed and power. Take it to the dunes and let it fly. On this model the engine is turbocharged so whatever power it had before is now even better.
It is built for performance and it does perform well. In fact, it performs amazingly. Polaris really knew what they were doing. It can take those hairpin turns with ease and it handles nicely. It takes turns quick and cuts deep. You will get quite the thrill out of this vehicle and that is why it is no wonder that this is one of the, if not the most popular, UTV on the market. I see it everywhere.
Polaris General 4 1000
Weight: 1,857 lbs
If you ever want to take your buddies out on a ride in the great outdoors, then I recommend checking out the Polaris General 4 1000. It is a 4 seater trail riding experience you will not forget. It has really great power to haul you and your 3 friends through all kinds of terrain. It is quite durable as well because Polaris knew it would take a beating out in the wild.
You might be wondering if it fits four people well. It does and you will feel like you have space. It feels good to drive in too. It handles well and the ride is pretty smooth with the help of fantastic FOX 2.0 PODIUM QS3 shocks.
It has a good-sized cargo box to hold various things that you and your friends may need for your trip. It has a payload capacity of 1,280 lbs. I think that is more than enough to carry what you need to. I highly recommend checking out this model for your future adventures.
Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS
Weight: 1,565 lbs
This one is a tall side-by-side. It is a wonderful utility vehicle. I appreciate it for what it is. It has plenty of space to fit working people. This only holds 2 people but it has more than enough power to haul so many things. It also comes with electronic power steering which is a must for utility side-by-sides.
The Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS is an incredibly powerful utility UTV.
The Ranger XP 1000 EPS has so much power. It can tow up to 2,500 lbs which is awesome. That is what you want to look for when you are getting a utility UTV. That is the highest amount on the market that a UTV can tow if I remember correctly.
It has lots of storage as well to fit lunch and some tools. The only problem I have is the storage cannot be rearranged. So if you need to fit something big at the bottom of the vehicle, you are out of luck. Other than that, the storage in this vehicle is a lot.
Arctic Cat Wildcat XX
Weight: 1,816 lbs
I am a big fan of the Arctic Cat UTVs. They look clean and they always strike me as being somewhat unique. The Wildcat XX is exactly that. The Wildcat XX has been designed to have the most ergonomic cab in its class. It is so comfortable to fit in. It is more compact than some other models but it feels like it has plenty of space. Everything is placed in a way that makes sense. I really appreciate the design.
They put work in on the shocks. It takes corners like a champ. Turning really tight and hard can have an effect on a UTV. Normally when that happens, the wheels camber. Arctic cat has designed the front suspension to be more stabilized on even the craziest of turns.
The Wildcat XX has the most ergonomic cab in its class.
Not only that but it has crazy suspension in general. It has 18 inches of front and rear travel which is frankly absurd. The ground clearance is 14 inches. You could literally take this thing anywhere. I love this vehicle.
Arctic Cat Havoc
Weight: 1,755 lbs
Are you ready for some trail riding? Because the Havoc will take you where you need to go. It has plenty of power to take you on an adventure. It has 100 horsepower and 67 lb-ft of torque. It works hard and you can take it almost everywhere.
I think the Havoc makes for a great camping UTV. It has a winch and the ability to drive you into a campsite that is further away from civilization. It can travel over plenty of terrains. The suspension is amazing with double A-arm suspension. It has great control and you feel in charge the entire time. The ground clearance is 13 inches which is more than plenty.
Along with all of that, it has incredible space to store things. I am mostly talking about the cargo box. It is large alone by itself and then it has an extended cab that is meant to hold even more cargo. It sits behind the back seats and is just an extra pocket of space to hold even more things. It is a genius design and I do not know why others have not done this. In all, the amount of storage is 24 cubic feet. That is something.
Arctic Cat Prowler Pro
Weight: 1,585 lbs
Since the Prowler Pro is a utility vehicle, it will not be hauled around too much. Once you get it to your workplace, then it will probably stay there. It weighs about average so you should be able to fit it in a toy hauler with ease.
I love the storage in this vehicle. It is almost like they wanted to put as much storage as possible into this thing. Basically, anything that can fit storage is available. There is plenty of storage underneath the back seat. Also behind the back seat is a long, thin storage area to fit guns, bows, axes, etc. There is plenty of storage in the front too and on the dash. The storage in this vehicle is everywhere. I think that this makes for a great hunting UTV. Utilize that space and it will serve you well.
Frequently people have to yell to hear over the roar of the engine in many UTVs. However, the Prowler Pro has an engine noise-reducing design. Shouting level is 100 decibels but the engine when moving is at 76 decibels. It is much quieter and you will not have to shout. You can’t whisper but you can talk normally without having to make such a huge amount of noise.
Yamaha YXZ1000R SE
Weight: 1,561 lbs
Have you ever noticed that Yamaha makes really long names for their UTVs? No? Well, maybe it is just me. The YXZ1000R SE is no different. What is different is how fast it is. This thing zips along like nobody’s business. It has great high-end power. It has a 998cc engine which gives it plenty of speed to go around. Of course, this vehicle will be working hard and be put under a lot of pressure. In the 2019 model, Yamaha put high strength connecting rods to give more durability to the entire thing.
Any good sports models need to have good shocks. The YXZ1000R SE comes equipped with FOX 2.5 Podium RC2 shocks. They are fully adjustable in all four corners. You can modify them to your liking and knowledge. The shocks work great and they will get the work done correctly. You can trust these.
One of the impressive things about this Yamaha model is the seats. I know that is a weird thing to point out but they are. They have a high back to fit even the tallest of people. They put a lot of work into making sure that comfort and safety were involved in the seat design. they have built-in extra lateral support and supports for the shoulders. these are meant to keep you safe and comfortable. They keep you in your seat on sharp turns and bouncy roads.
Yamaha Wolverine X2 R-Spec SE
Weight: 1,586 lbs
The Wolverine X2 R-Spec SE is a great addition to your week-long camping trip. It is a great outdoor UTV that has some power behind it to give you a great ride. This vehicle is somewhere between a sport and a utility side-by-side. It has the power to ride trails but also to zoom around the sand dunes.
There are different features you can include and one specifically I find useful is their GPS system named “Adventure Pro.” All of their vehicles are prewired to have this add-on eventually should you want it. It has thousands of maps and trails preloaded. I love to explore and find new things. If you are anything like me, then you will want this.
Yamaha Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition
Weight: 1,761 lbs
Do you work on or own a family farm? Well, I highly recommend the Yamaha Viking VI EPS Ranch Edition. I am convinced that this UTV is meant for big families who work together on a farm. It holds six adults and is a utility side-by-side. It is a beast of a side-by-side. It is pretty hefty as well. Since this version of the Viking holds six people, it is much bigger and so it sits on the heavier side of the UTV examples I have today.
The engine is built well. It can handle carrying six people as well as 600 lbs in the bed. With that much weight, you really can’t complain. The engine that carries all of this is a 686cc. It is not super fast which is okay because that is not the purpose of it. It has amazing low-end power. It will haul for days if you let it. This is further improved by a large amount of air the engine intakes to produce more power.
Honda Pioneer 1000 EPS
Weight: 1,538 lbs
Honda makes their own UTVs. They do not have many but the ones they have made are pretty good. The Pioneer 1000 EPS is what I would describe as a tightly made vehicle with precision. What I mean by that is they really wanted to make sure that you had complete control as much as possible. It seems like they wanted you to feel confident in your ability to control this vehicle whenever you decide to ride it.
They do this in a couple of ways. They have created this brake-traction control system which is designed to optimize your driving experience mainly while on rough terrain. This is great for trail riding or really doing any off-roading. It helps you to stay more in control of the speed and any decisions you make will be under your control as much as possible.
This UTV has been made with precision.
Another way they do this is with a front differential locking system. This keeps your wheels turning together at the same speed if some terrain is different on one wheel than the other. This could be things like ice or a sudden change to mud on a trail.
The engine is maximized and sits at a clean 999cc. It has parts taken from the honda motocross bikes and those parts are modified for a UTV. It takes the good parts from bikes and puts them here.
Weight: 1,569.2 lbs
Honestly, the Teryx is a great off-road vehicle. It does not look as cool as others but that is merely cosmetics. It has a 783cc engine which is not the best I have seen but for the most basic model of the Teryx, it is pretty good. It gets going really well and works well on trails. It has 11 inches of clearance which I think could be better but it works.
Kawasaki has FOX Podium 2.0 shocks in their UTVs. They are trustworthy shocks. Something I appreciate is their rear brakes are sealed wet brakes. Those help to keep the braking system in proper condition so they do not wear out as fast. It will save you money and keep you safer.
These are especially helpful if you plan on doing lots of up and down on trails. having the wet rear brakes really makes a difference over time that you might not notice otherwise if not brought to your attention.
Kawasaki Mule Pro-MX EPS LE
Weight: 1,594.2 lbs
Kawasaki UTVs have never disappointed me. They handle well and their transmission is smooth. this specific model, the Mule Pro-MX EPS LE is one I recommend. It is mid-sized so you will end up paying a little less. It is a 2-seater so if you have a buddy or a significant other, you can only choose one. That is not much of a problem though. It is a utility vehicle so take your favorite work buddy with you to work on a project that “requires” two people.
As the name “Mule” suggests, this thing has the power to do the heavy lifting for you. I chose this model specifically because it has electronic power steering. That is what the “EPS” stands for in the name. EPS is super important and I would never buy a UTV that did not have it. Unless you want your forearms to be burning and then become massively big after you torture them for a summer, get a side-by-side with EPS.
The Mule Pro-MX EPS LE does a great job with its storage. There is plenty throughout the vehicle. It has over 3 gallons of storage spaces. It has cup holders for your drink, too. Everything is placed in a way that makes this a comfortable drive. Buttons on the dash are easy to reach and well placed for easy access.
CFMoto ZForce 1000
Weight: 1,230 lbs
The ZForce 1000 is the high-end sports model for CFMoto. CFMoto is a Chinese company that is growing here in the west. They actually make a good vehicle. I would not overlook these side-by-side’s ability. Being a Chinese brand, it is cheaper which is great. Some would assume that it does not work as well but it keeps up.
It has some great perks that come with it as well. It has a winch that can handle up to 3,000 lbs. That is hardly ever seen on a sports UTV. It is not common but it is a nice perk if you need it. Both this model and the next one have a hardtop roof. This model has half doors whereas the UForce has net doors. I prefer the half doors over the net ones.
With the prices you pay, you would not expect all of these things. I did not expect this model to have a front differential locking system. It is super useful to have this. It also has electronic power steering. All of this for only $14,000 is an incredible deal.
CFMoto UForce 1000
Weight: 1,520 lbs
CFMoto is one of those manufacturers who sell a high-end side-by-side for a lower price. Generally, you get extra perks with these as well like a winch. The UForce 1000 comes with one in case you were wondering. I was kind of skeptical of these UTVs at first but I grew to trust them and realize that they can hold their own.
The main downside to them that I have noticed is that they are supposed to hold 3 people in their seats but honestly, it only holds 2 adults comfortably. Besides that, it functions pretty much like any other great UTV. Where is really shines in my eyes is the 1,000cc engine. For the price you pay, that is pretty awesome.
Other small things here and there are the hardtop and the net doors. I really think that you pay a good price for everything in this. It is a good buy and they have really made a name for themselves. Hopefully, they make more room for the third person in the future. Then they will be golden.
John Deere Gator RSX860M
Weight: 1,443 lbs
The Gator RSX860M is John Deere’s performance UTV. It fits in the midrange area and it works pretty well. The handling is good and it can take turns with ease. One thing I found interesting is they made the suspension similar to a car’s suspension. I do not think I have ever seen that before.
It reaches about 60 mph which is not bad at all. That is on the high end of the speed of a UTV. It has good torque and power. It will get going and it does not seem to struggle at high speeds. I like this model because you can only go so fast before it becomes too much. That is my opinion at least. The RSX860M does what it needs to and it does it efficiently.
John Deere is a classic American company that has never let me down.
Do you know how I mentioned the unique car suspension in this vehicle? That is not the only thing that is unique. The engine is placed right under the seats which is unusual. In ever other UTV that I am aware of, the engine is under the bed of the cargo or around that area. The engine is placed under the seats in this one to create a better center of gravity. That could prove to be helpful in various situations as well as increased stability.
John Deere Gator XUV 825M S4
Weight: 1,992 lbs
The John Deere Gator XUV is a great utility vehicle. John Deere is really good at making UTVs that are meant to work efficiently. They have been in the business for a while and I trust their vehicles. They are a classic part of America. Whenever I see green and yellow, I think of red, white, and blue.
I found that they have created this complex system for their UTVs for the drivetrain that optimizes the power and ability of the vehicle to help it do its work. Whether that is working around the farm or out on a trail, it has the ability to get the job done.
Kymco UXV 700i LE Prime Edition
Weight: 1,218 lbs
What caught my eye about the Kymco UXV 700i LE was the fact that it had a back windshield in addition to the front one. This is impressive mostly because of the price of the vehicle. It only costs $10,999 and it has both front and back windshields. Most higher-end UTVs do not even come with a front windshield and they are much more expensive. I have never heard of a back windshield in a UTV but that could keep you even safer so I am behind that. I think this is a great feature for the price you pay.
If that was not enough, it also comes with a hardtop. Usually, you have to pay extra for that. It comes with a winch for hauling up to 2,500 lbs. There is a bed extender as well. All of this is amazing for the price.
All of these things really add up and That is why this model catches my eye. The price can’t be beaten. If you do not want to pay tons of money then check out this Kymco side-by-side.
How Much Weight Can the Average Toy Hauler Carry?
The general amount of weight you should leave free in toy hauler is around 2,500 lbs. This can vary depending on what UTV you have. All of the UTVs on my list are under 2,000 lbs. I think one is around 1,900 lbs but that is the heaviest. I like having some breathing room in my trailers in case the advertised maximum weight capacity is off.
It is important to know how much weight your trailer can hold so you do not overload it or your truck.
The biggest things to worry about are the height and length. That is infinitely more important than how much your UTV weighs. If you have a smaller trailer that is not a toy hauler then you might have to worry about the weight of your side-by-side. Make sure you have all of your dimensions and weight correct before buying a toy hauler.
When you are buying a trailer, look for the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR). That is how much a trailer can handle in total no matter what is in it. Usually, this is over 10,000 lbs. Whatever you do, do not exceed the GVWR.