top atv 2020-2021

The market of all-terrain and utility vehicles provides customers with many reliable and competitive models that can meet the growing demand for practical and leisure uses. Whether you are planning to use the ATV for doing some work around the property, for light trail riding, hill climbing, hunting, towing heavy gear, or more aggressive riding, the following list offers you the best quads of 2020-2021. With one of these ATVs, you will be able to conquer the roughest terrain and enjoy all the aspects of truly comfortable off-road riding.


Children under the age of 16 should not operate the ATVs listed in this article.

Arctic Cat Alterra 300

Arctic Cat Alterra 300

The compact Alterra 300 tops the list of the best ATVs in 2020. This is both functional and reliable ATV that provides riders with big capabilities at a relatively small price, starting from $4,300.

The overall width and length of the 300 (105 cm and 187 cm respectively) are perfect for complex maneuvers through dense forests.

The heart of this ATV is a liquid-cooled 270 cc 4-stroke gas engine, combined with an automatic transmission. It delivers impressive performance on many types of roads and is perfect even for beginners.

The Alterra 300 features the 2WD, a dual A-arm front suspension, and a swing arm rear suspension. Front and rear tires on 10-inch rims are suitable for conquering any terrain.

Dual halogen headlights and taillights light up the surrounding area, thus making the trail more visible and the ride safer.

Textron Alterra VLX 700

Textron Alterra VLX 700

This ATV is all about delivering remarkable driving performance and power efficiency.

The VLX 700 is powered by a reliable 4-stroke, 695cc, liquid-cooled engine. Its 11 inches of ground clearance and 10 inches of suspension travel allow the vehicle to drive smoothly along bumpy trails.

The ATV is equipped with the mechanical 4WD, which makes it the best ATV for driving off-road in unsafe conditions, as it provides maximum traction and control.

The ATV has an excellent towing capacity of 476 kg, which allows you to haul whatever gear you might need.

Polaris Sportsman 450

Polaris Sportsman 450

This is a really versatile ATV that retails just for $6,200. For that price, customers can get a vehicle with formidable 33 engine hp and 9 inches of suspension travel that will go anywhere you want, absorbing obstacles of all sizes.

An increased towing capacity allows riders to tow bigger and heavier types of gear with confidence.

With an 11.5-inch ground clearance, this is the biggest model on the list and the best ATV that can easily get over large roots, rocks, ruts, and downed trees.

The ATV is equipped with 30 liters of integrated storage for stowing cargo and other important items, which comes in handy when you are on a long ride. Also, you can find additional storage boxes for this model.

Honda Fourtax Foreman 4x4

Honda Fourtax Foreman 4x4

This functional and reliable ATV has got a tough 518cc engine, which enables the machine to climb steeper and higher slopes with confidence.

The rider can either select the 2WD for lighter and smoother steering or activate the 4WD to maximize traction in different off-road situations.

This is the best ATV in terms of fuel consumption. Along with an improved engine capacity comes a better fuel controller, which instantly adjusts the amount of fuel injection according to riding conditions, thus decreasing emissions and increasing fuel efficiency.

Unlike the previous models, this ATV is relatively compact and easy to handle on rough terrains.

Suzuki KINGQUAD 750

Suzuki KINGQUAD 750

Suzuki has introduced a reinforced and more versatile vehicle, which is suitable for different purposes from agriculture to trail riding. The ATV is easily recognizable by its edgy and dynamic style. It performs really well on motocross tracks, rocky terrain, and in tight woods.

One of the most advanced quads on this list, the 750 has become the best ATV for leisure and heavy work, because of the recent significant updates:

  • faster and smoother acceleration from a standstill,

  • improved braking performance,

  • the improved power steering system in this ATV model is easier to operate and prevents the rider from getting tired after a long time in the driver's seat.

Argo XR 500

Argo XR 500

This is the base model in the Xplorer XR Series that demonstrates reliable performance in the most demanding conditions.

The ATV is equipped with front and rear steel racks that allow the rider to secure heavy loads. The storage capacity of the rear racks and front racks is 75 kg and 45 kg, respectively.

There are 9.1 inches of front suspension travel. Outback, the rear suspension provides 10.4 inches of rear suspension travel, which allows the rider to cope with all major obstacles.

The ATV provides the rider with two storage compartments big enough to hold important items, such as a phone, a wallet, and so on. The compartments are opened and locked with the ignition key.

The guide to comparing the best ATVs 2020-2021

We compiled the table of essential characteristics of the best ATVs in 2020 for you to choose the most suitable one to get the job done.


Arctic Cat Alterra 300

Textron Alterra VLX 700

Polaris Sportsman 450

Honda Fourtax Foreman 4x4

Suzuki KINGQUAD 750

Argo XR 500








Engine Type

Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, SOHC, Gas Engine

Liquid-Cooled, SOHC, Gas Engine

Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, SOHC, Single Cylinder

Liquid-Cooled OHV, Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke

Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, DOHC, Single Cylinder

Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke, SOHC, Single Cylinder








Drive System


Mechanical 2WD/4WD


2WD, 4WD

2WD, 4WD, 4WD Differential Lock

2WD, 4WD, Lock

Suspension Travel – Rear







Suspension Travel – Front







Towing Capacity

226 kg

476 kg

544 kg

386 kg

600 kg

557 kg

Fuel Capacity

16.3 L

21 L

17 L

14 L

17.5 L

16 L

Total Dry Weight

181 kg

319 kg

317 kg

288 kg

320 kg

364 kg

Ground Clearance















All the information regarding pricing and specifications is based on the knowledge available at the time of writing the article and is subject to change.

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Posted at 25 march 2021, 14:37

Great article! Thanks

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