Purchasing a UTV or side by side can be a great option for many people, but they tend to be a bit bigger than ATVs and their variance in size is more significant as well. Knowing the size of a UTV can be an important factor in deciding which UTV to buy. Can you fit the UTV on your trailer or in your garage ? Will the UTV fit on the trails you like to ride? These questions, and many more, are going to be essential in determining if a UTV, and which UTV, is right for you.
How big is a UTV? Most sport-model UTVs are either going to be around 48 inches wide or 60 inches wide. Utility-model UTVs are usually between 58-64 inches wide. 2-seat UTVs are typically 110-125 inches long, while 4-seat UTVs are typically 135-160 inches long. Youth UTVs average about 48 inches wide and 85 inches long.
Here is the crazy thing about side by sides. They come in more shapes and sizes than you can imagine. Just walk into a dealership with a decent selection and you will find models barely bigger than a standard quad next to 4 seat sport models that look bigger than a Jeep. We’ve given you the rough averages above, but below are some of the dimensions for many of the popular models available.
What Type of UTVs are there?
UTVs can typically be separated into two categories: the traditional utilitarian side by sides; and the newer high-performance models. There are also a larger number of UTVs that are considered cross-overs between high-performance and utilitarian, such that the lines grow ever more blurred.
Side by sides most commonly come with two seats, one for an operator and one for a passenger next to the operator. There are also a large variety with a back row of seats, designed to hold a total of four passengers. You can even find UTVs designed for only one passenger, which I suppose could not be called a side by side.
Size of Common Sport Utility UTVs
48+ inch wide models
The 976cc Can-Am Maverick Turbo is 48 inches wide and 117.3 inches long.
The 925cc Polaris RZR XP Turbo is 48 inches wide and 119 inches long.
The 951cc Arctic Cat (pre-Textron) Wildcat is 48 inches wide and 120 inches long.
The 998cc Yamaha YXZ1000R is 48 inches wide and 122.8 inches long.
60+ inch wide models
The 700cc Arctic Cat (pre-Textron) Wildcat Sport is 60 inches wide and 110.5 inches long.
The 875cc Polaris RZR S 900 is 60 inches wide and 106 inches long.
The 976cc Can-Am Maverick X xc is 60 inches wide and 118.8 inches long.
The 999cc Polaris RZR S 1000 is 60 inches wide and 106 inches long.
The 925cc Polaris RZR XP Turbo is 64 inches wide and 119 inches long.
The 976cc Can-Am Maverick DPS is 64 inches wide and 118.8 inches long.
The 783cc Kawasaki Teryx is 61.6 inches wide and 117.3 inches long.
The 951cc Textron Wildcat X is 64 inches wide and 120 inches long.
Four-Seat sport models
The Can-Am Maverick Max is 64 inches wide and 148.1 inches long.
The Polaris RZR XP 4 900 is 64 inches wide and 134.4 inches long.
The Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 is 64 inches wide and 146 inches long.
The 999cc Polaris General 4 1000 is 62.5 inches wide and 150.2 inches long.
The Arctic Cat (pre-Textron) Wildcat 4 is 64 inches wide and 149 inches long.
The 951cc Textron Wildcat 4X LTD is 64 inches wide and 149 inches long.
Size of Common Utility Models
The 976cc Can-Am Commander 1000X is 58 inches wide and 118 inches long.
The 800cc Can-Am Defender Max (four-seater) is 62 inches wide and 152.5 inches long.
The 708cc Yamaha Wolverine is 60.6 inches wide and 116.9 inches long.
The 686cc Yamaha Viking EPS is 61.8 inches wide and 122.1 inches long.
The 875cc Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS is 60 inches wide and 116.5 inches long.
The 1000cc Polaris General is 62.5 inches wide and 116.4 inches long.
The 999cc Honda Pioneer 1000 is 62.9 inches wide and 116.8 inches long.
The 570-839cc John Deere XUV is 48 inches wide and 115 inches long.
The 812cc Kawasaki Mule Pro-FX is 64 inches wide and 133.3 inches long.
The 957cc Textron Havoc X is 64 inches wide and 126 inches long.
The 846cc Textron Stampede is 58 inches wide and 126 inches long.
The 846 Textron Stampede 4 (four seater) is 58 inches wide and 158 inches long.
Size of Common Youth UTV Models
The Polaris RZR 170 is 48 inches wide and 85 inches long.
The Polaris Ace 150 (single seater) is 48 inches wide and 85 inches long.
- How much does a UTV weigh? Most UTVs are going to weigh between 1,200 and 2,000 pounds. The 2-seat sport models are the lightest, while the 4-seat and utility models will weigh more. For a detailed guide on UTV weight, check out this article.
- What is a UTV? UTV stands for Utility Terrain Vehicle. UTVs are typically larger than ATVs, are operated by a steering wheel rather than handlebars, and have gas and brake pedals. Most UTVs also come equipped with a roll bar or cage. For more information, see this article.
- Who should buy a UTV? UTVs are ideal for less experienced riders, less physically capable riders, riders that want more utility, riders that want to customize their vehicle more, riders with more passengers, and riders concerned more about safety. For more analysis about whether a UTV is right for you, read this guide.