Utility Terrain Vehicles are designed to go where passenger vehicles can’t navigate comfortably. Although Sporty Utility Vehicles can handle some off road conditions, they cannot compare to UTV models. For example, the latest Utility Terrain Vehicles are designed to ride through water such as crossing narrow streams and creeks. Surely, an SUV would get stuck trying to match such performance in water.
A UTV is relatively lightweight and therefore easier to handle in tight spaces such as rocky cliffs and narrow dirt roads. However, the lightweight design poses some risk of overturning in steep conditions and that’s why drivers need to practice caution when navigating hills and other ascending climbs.
Utility Terrain Vehicles are distinguished by their unique tires that have very advanced tread designs. The tread patterns have a V design that cuts through all types of terrains including ice, snow, rocks, dirt, grime, mud and grass. Such a design prevents the tires from getting stuck, something that happens often in passenger vehicles.
For their relatively small engine sizes and mechanical features, Utility Terrain Vehicles pack a powerful punch as they can generate more than 100 hp and 100 foot-pounds of torque. Twin V style engines can be loud at times, and that’s why the appropriate noise reducing technology should be installed in Utility Terrain Vehicles. Additionally, some of the latest UTVs can reach maximum speeds of about 40 miles per hour. However, drivers should keep in mind that such vehicles are used for utility purposes and not fast paced racing action.
The best Utility Terrain Vehicles have a cage or frame design around the passengers and driver. This design protects everyone riding through exposed conditions that may include sudden gushes of sandy wind and other debris. A windshield can be installed to protect drivers and passengers navigating through rocky terrains that leave dusty trails behind.
Anyone following the latest UTV news will realize that these machines are designed for use in cold conditions. Snow plows can be attached to the front of Utility Terrain Vehicles for cleaning up massive blizzards. UTVs can be used to clear up sidewalks, somewhere pickup trucks cannot go with their powerful plows. The plows attached to Utility Terrain Vehicles can be controlled by joysticks that employ manual and digital operations. Utility Terrain Vehicles could be equipped with accessories and replacement parts such as headlights, tires, harnesses, windshield wipers, batteries, stereo speakers and more.