Kids And Youth UTVs For Sale

A utility task vehicle, or UTV, is a small, four-wheel drive off-road vehicle. In contrast to ATVs, UTVs are multi-rider vehicles that sit flat on the ground and have four wheels with a box-like cabin. UTVs are great for quickly getting around large properties, such as farms and ranches, or enjoying outdoor adventures and trail riding. 

UTVs are often coveted by parents looking for kids’ vehicles that are safer than most ATVs. They can both blaze a trail through mountainous or muddy terrain and also drive on paved roads. UTV’s are versatile, affordable, and generally safe, but finding the right youth UTV for your needs can be difficult if you don’t know where to start.

Kids And Youth UTV Buyer’s Guide

There are many UTV manufacturers, a multitude of which also double as ATV brands. Fortunately, this provides consumers with plenty of different choices when it comes to buying the perfect UTV.

Although you have many options, there are several factors to consider before making a purchase, including:

  • Safety features: Examples include roll cages or protective bars that surround a UTV’s cabin. These features can keep your child or teenager safe in the event the vehicle flips over.
  • Wide wheels: Youth ATVs often come with wide wheels to help the vehicle remain grounded and stable throughout a riding session. Like the features listed above, it also helps to keep the vehicle from flipping over, particularly during sharp turns.
  • Automatic speed lockers or governors: Speed lockers and governors prevent a young rider from riding the UTV too fast, reducing the risk of accident or injury.

Choosing The Right Engine Size

Consider the age of your child or teenager when deciding on the most appropriate UTV model to purchase. The larger and more powerful the engine, the more upper body strength and balance a UTV’s rider needs to remain safe.

There is certainly some room for subjectivity when it comes to matching engine size to age. But in general, the following engine sizes are most appropriate for the indicated age ranges:

  • 48cc to 70cc – Age 6 and up
  • 70cc to 112cc – Age 10 and up
  • 125cc to 250cc – Age 14 and up

Keep in mind the size, height, and riding experience of your child or teenager when deciding on engine power. Some 12-year-olds may be big enough or strong enough to handle a 250cc engine with ease, while others may not have the size or simply are not as skilled or experienced. 

The Best Places To Buy Kids And Youth UTVs

No matter your budget constraints, there are many places to buy new and used youth UTVs. In fact, visiting a local ATV dealership or visiting an ATV brand's website is often the easiest way to find one, particularly if you want a new model.

If you are looking for a used UTVs, you have a few more options. However, you also have to be a little more discerning. Be sure to do a thorough inspection before buying a used youth UTV to ensure that there aren’t any mechanical problems that could lead to safety hazards.

Websites like ATVtrader.com, Facebook Marketplace, or even Craigslist are all excellent resources for finding used UTVs in your area.

Polaris Ranger UTVs

Polaris makes some of the best ATVs and UTVs on the market, so it is no surprise they have a quality youth ATV s available. Discerning parents may wish to check out the Polaris Ranger 150 line in particular, as this vehicle features programmable "geo-fencing" ride control boundaries. This allows you to create an invisible and fenced-off area to control the speed limit and track the vehicle.

The Polaris Ranger also features a 150cc engine, suspension travel, and an adjustable driver’s seat, allowing the UTV to “grow” with your child as they become older and more experienced. New Ranger 150s can be purchased for $5,599, and used models can be found for around $3,999.

HISUN Youth UTVs

HISUN is an affordable UTV manufacturer, and many of their parts and support come from a specialized facility in Texas. HISUN’s Strike 250 line of youth UTVs is an excellent purchase for parents wanting a vehicle for their teenager or older child. It features a 229cc engine, half-doors, a two-piece windshield, turn signals, and a horn. New vehicles can be picked up for around $5,200, and used models are listed around $4,000.

Pitster UTVs

Pitster was once a manufacturer of pit bikes, which is still somewhat recognizable in their vehicles’ shapes and styles. Pitster’s Pro Avenger kids’ UTV is relatively cheap, and each UTV has adjustable throttle controls, an adjustable driver’s seat, and can reach speeds of up to 34 mph. You can find used models on trading websites like GoKartUSA, which sells used Avengers for around $3,600.

Cazador Youth UTVs

Another Texas-based importer of youth UTVs and go-karts, Cazador, offers the Beats 180 line. Built with 169cc engines, the Beats 180 can reach speeds of 20 mph, and offers extra safety features like a brush guard and front bumper, as well as front and rear LED lighting. These Cazador’s are a good choice for parents who want their kids to have fun, but also put safety first whenever they are riding. New models are listed for $3,699, and the used Beats 180s can be found for $3,000 from sites like SmartCycleGuide.