When you’re trying to figure out which ATV is going to be your next 4-wheeling adventure in the woods and trails throughout Zanesville, Thornville, and Cambridge, you’ve got a lot of options to consider. If you’re torn between two models like the Honda FourTrax Rancher vs. Yamaha Grizzly, choosing the right Honda ATV may be easier said than done.
At Treadway Honda Suzuki Polaris, we’re here to help you learn more about your options so you can make the right decision when facing the choice of the FourTrax Rancher vs. Grizzly!
These two competing ATV models offer some impressive performances. The FourTrax Rancher includes the 420cc Liquid-Cooled Single Cylinder 4-Stroke engine that includes a 5-speed transmission with reverse. The Yamaha Grizzly includes the 686cc Liquid-Cooled 4-stroke engine features an Ultramatic transmission.
The Rancher includes the Independent double-wishbone front suspension and the Swingarm single shock rear suspension that gives the ATV the expected bounce when tackling some tough terrain. The Yamaha Grizzly also includes the Independent double wishbone front and rear suspension, which is stable, but doesn’t offer the sport bounce of the rear Swingarm offered by the FourTrax Rancher.
Bigger doesn’t always necessarily mean better when it comes to off-roaders and ATVs, because the lighter the vehicle is, the more lift it gets. The FourTrax does offer a longer body at 82.8 inches while the Grizzly includes an 81.5-inch long body, but its smaller width (47.4 inches) and height (46.2 inches) give it an edge when compared to the Yamaha Grizzly, which is 49.2 inches wide and 50 inches high.
The lighter body offered by the Honda FourTrax certainly has the edge if you’re looking to catch air, weighing in at 573 lbs which includes all fluids and gear. The Yamaha Grizzly does have a commanding size and weight, but at its 780 lbs wet weight, going off any jump could be a roll of the dice.
Each ATV offers a commanding presence. The FourTrax Rancher has a more solid and rugged looking front end, with its front bars and mesh grill. The Grizzly has a somewhat uninspired appearance, with its smooth body but no clear utility-inspired body style. As for colors, the Honda FourTrax offers an Olive Green which would match perfectly with a wooded setting, as well as the bright Red. The Grizzly really only offers a Matte Carbon color option, which is pretty limited when choosing your ATV.
Now that you’ve got an idea of what these respective ATVs offer, you’re ready to take the next step toward picking the right one. You saw that each ATV brings a lot to the table, but it’s the Honda FourTrax that offers a better-looking model, as well as a lighter one that will not only be easier to catch air, but it will be a lot safer.
Drop by and see us at Treadway Honda Suzuki Polaris to schedule your test drive. We’re here to help riders and racers from Zanesville, Thornville, and Cambridge make the right choice when deciding on their next off-roading vehicle.