How Much does a UTV (Side by Side) Weigh?

Knowing the weight of a UTV can be an important factor in deciding which UTV to buy.  Can you haul the UTV with your SUV or small truck or do you need a bigger vehicle?  Can your old trailer support the weight of a UTV?  These questions may depend on the weight of your UTV.

How much does a UTV weigh? Most 2-seat UTVs are going to weigh between 1,200 and 1,600 pounds.  Utility UTVs can weigh a bit more, up to 2,000 pounds.  4-seat UTVs also a little more, at 1,400-2,000 pounds.  Youth UTVs typically weigh 400-700 pounds.

What the Different Terms Mean?

Unless noted otherwise, the weight given below is the dry weight.  This is the measurement used by most manufacturers.  Dry weight is the weight of the UTV as you would see it on the showroom floor, with no oil, gasoline or other fluids in it.

Other manufacturers, such as Honda, use what is usually called wet weight, but can also be called curb weight or ready to ride.  This refers to the weight of the UTV with all standard equipment, all fluids and a full tank of gasoline.  On an UTV, this won’t add a ton of weight and likely is not enough that it would impact your decision on buying an UTV.

Finally, you may come across a UTV listing for Gross Weight.  This refers to the UTV and the total load it can carry including optional equipment and riders.  This can add up a bit, especially with 4-person UTVs.

Weight of Common UTVs

Weight of Common Sport Models

Sport, or high-performance, UTVs are designed for use on the trails or in racing.  They go fast and maneuver better, without worrying so much about storage space and hauling capabilities.  Due to these designs, it is no surprise they weigh a bit less than utility models that don’t need to accelerate as quickly or reach the top speeds of the sport models.

You are going to find three main variations in the size of the sport UTVs.  The smaller models are designed for more trail use, coming in around 48 inches wide for most models.

The wider sport models are usually 60-64 inches wide.  Surprisingly, there is not much weight difference with the wider models.  Finally, there are four-seat sport models that are, unsurprisingly, heavier than their two-seat counterparts.

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48+ inch wide models

The 976cc Can-Am Maverick Turbo weighs 1,399 pounds.

The 925cc Polaris RZR XP Turbo weighs 1,495 pounds.

The 951cc Arctic Cat (pre-Textron) Wildcat weighs 1,305 pounds.

The 998cc Yamaha YXZ1000R weighs 1,510 pounds.

60+ inch wide models

The 700cc Arctic Cat (pre-Textron) Wildcat Sport weighs 1,074 pounds.

The 875cc Polaris RZR S 900 weighs 1,204 pounds.

The 976cc Can-Am Maverick X xc weighs 1,297 pounds.

The 999cc Polaris RZR S 1000 weighs 1,235 pounds.

The 925cc Polaris RZR XP Turbo weighs 1,500 pounds.

The 976cc Can-Am Maverick DPS weighs 1,324 pounds.

The 783cc Kawasaki Teryx weighs 1,543 pounds.

The 951cc Textron Wildcat X weighs 1,305 pounds.

Four-Seat sport models

The 976 cc Can-Am Maverick Max weighs 1,585 pounds.

The 875cc Polaris RZR XP 4 900 weighs 1,390 pounds.

The 999cc Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 weighs 1,596 pounds.

The 999cc Polaris General 4 1000 weighs 1,857 pounds.

The 951 cc Arctic Cat (pre-Textron) Wildcat 4 weighs 1,534 pounds.

The 951cc Textron Wildcat 4X LTD weighs 1,536 pounds.

Weight of Common Utility Models

Utility model UTVs are designed for hauling equipment or towing for the most part.  They aren’t usually very fast and don’t have great acceleration or handling.  Because of this, keeping them light isn’t the main concern.  While you can certainly find lighter and faster utility ATVs, most tend to be a bit heavier than their high-performance counterparts.

The 976cc Can-Am Commander 1000X weighs 1,287 pounds.

The 800cc Can-Am Defender Max (four-seater) weighs 1,710 pounds.

The 708cc Yamaha Wolverine weighs 1,311 pounds.

The 686cc Yamaha Viking EPS weighs 1,431 pounds (wet weight).

The 875cc Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS weighs 1,342 pounds.

The 1000cc Polaris General weighs 1,544 pounds.

The 475cc Honda Pioneer 500 weighs 1,010 pounds.

The 999cc Honda Pioneer 1000 weighs 1,709 pounds.

The 570-839cc John Deere XUV weighs 1,430 pounds.

The 812cc Kawasaki Mule Pro-FX weighs 1,832 pounds.

The 957cc Textron Havoc X weighs 1,755 pounds.

The 846cc Textron Stampede weighs 1,690 pounds.

The 846 Textron Stampede 4 (four seater) weighs 1,905 pounds.

Weight of Common Youth UTV Models

As you would expect, youth UTVs are a bit smaller and lighter than regular UTVs.  This is important because the lighter side by sides are easier for kids to maneuver, are less dangerous if they roll, and are easier to push out of difficult situations.

The Polaris RZR 170 weighs 532 pounds.

The Polaris Ace 150 (single seater) weighs 556 pounds.

Related Questions

  • How Big is a UTV? 2-seat ATVs are typically around 48-50 inches wide for trail use, or 60-64 inches wide on bigger models.  They are typically 110-125 inches long, except for four-seat models, which are 135-160 inches long.  See more details on the size of UTVs in this guide.
  • How Much does an ATV Weigh? The average ATV weighs about 590 pounds or 268 kg dry weight, but that will vary greatly depending on the size of the ATV.  For a detailed guide on every size ATV, from 50cc to 1000cc, check out this guide.
  • How big is an ATV? While there isn’t a definitive set of ATV dimensions, youth ATVs are fifty to sixty inches long and thirty to forty inches wide;  Smaller ATVs are sixty-five to seventy-five inches long and forty to forty-three inches wide; basic ATVs are generally seventy to ninety inches long and forty-two to forty-eight inches wide; and large ATVs are seventy-four to ninety-four inches long and 46-48 inches wide.  For more on ATV size, check out this comprehensive guide.

Brent Huntley

Brent Huntley is the owner of ATV Man and is responsible for almost all the material on the website. He also runs and loves to travel and ride ATVs with his family. When he isn't playing, his day job consists of owning Huntley Law.

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