Everybody knows about the Jeep Wrangler, so we won’t be bothering you with that. Instead, we will focus on ATV and UTV brands that can offer you an even deeper connection with the great outdoors. How so? Simply because they don’t have a closed cabin, unlike an SUV. with that in mind, you’re more connected to the air and everything surrounding your vehicle.
Of course, if you still prefer an SUV or a 4×4 truck, then this article might not be for you. However, you might change your mind once you see the benefits that these following brands have to offer.
The Off-Road Brand With a Hyphen: Can-Am
With a weird-sounding name yet highly attractive prices and offerings, Can-Am makes its way on our list with its head held high and its qualitative ATVs and UTVs that have changed the way we tackle the off-road since 1998.
Sounds great? That’s because it is. Can-Am’s parent company, BRP, is located in Valcourt, Quebec. Definitely one of the most challenging regions to ride any vehicle. So, yes, they practically know the outdoors and the offroad like the back of their hand.
Earthquake-Inspired Off-Road Brand: Seizmik
Yeah, it’s pronounced just like you think. Seizmik has shaken (pun intended) the off-road market segment with its stunning accessories. Yes, they don’t make vehicles, unlike some of the other brands on this list. However, once you see the list of Seizmik UTV parts & accessories, you’ll understand why they’re just as important as the big dogs in the business.
Yamaha – The Bic Brand of Off-Roading
Do you know how everyone keeps seeing Bic pencils, lighters, pens, and so forth? Well, it’s a similar situation with Yamaha. You see, Yamaha has been working on guitars, pianos, mixers, motorcycles, and a plethora of other things. For some time now they’ve really made a bang in the off-road scene with the now-legendary Yamaha Wolverine.
And that’s not all. Far from it. Yamaha is also the pioneer behind the Viking series, which puts immense focus on the utility aspect of UTVs. So, we’ve got both sports and work seamlessly covered by this brand.
The Polarizing Off-Road Brand: Polaris
While far from being as famous or multi-talented as Yamaha is, Polaris knows its craft when it comes to off-road stuff. And that’s the stuff that we’re interested in, right? Look, the title of “polarizing” might have been exaggerated a little, but our writer got carried away with the puns. It happens.
The main takeaway is that Polaris makes some really nice UTVs. They cover both the utility and the recreational part of the spectrum to their best abilities. You’ll also find some Polaris UTV models that can handle both work and play seamlessly. That’s quite an achievement, even for a specialized brand like this one.
Kawasaki’s Astonishing Motorsports
Kawasaki is known for a lot of things, most notably its motorbikes. However, Kawasaki doesn’t just make bikes that are excellent for asphalt racing. They’re also great at producing some of the best dirt bikes, ATVs, and UTVs alike. They’re true kings of the off-road if you think about it a little.
They got all of the areas covered when it comes to off-road vehicles, and they’re not a slough when it comes to quality either. Any Kawasaki accessory, warranty, and so forth, is practically a golden seal of approval.
Arctic Cat Is Not So Arctic, But It’s Definitely Off-Road
Finally, the last but not least on our list. Arctic Cat is simply one of those brands that very few people know about compared to all of the others you’ve seen so far. However, don’t be fooled by the fact that they’re the least popular kid here. This brand packs a punch, as the famed snowmobile manufacturer, has its own line of UTVs. Just look for their models and see for yourself.
The Bottom Line
These are by far the best brands when it comes to off-roading vehicles and equipment in 2022 (and possibly beyond). Did we miss anything? Feel free to contradict us in the comments.