Two-Up ATV For Sale

Nowadays, most people rely on a side-by-side ATV for its seating capacity. But before side-by-sides ever existed, riders were already utilizing two-up ATVs. In fact, there are many good reasons why riders and enthusiasts still may want to own one.

For starters, side-by-sides have a wide wheelbase, making them more challenging to maneuver on narrow trails. Along the same lines, a two-up ATV’s smaller size makes it easier to load and transport. And when you reach your destination, you don’t need as much space to store one. Moreover, despite their smaller size, the higher seating position on an ATV provides better visibility when compared to a side-by-side.

Here is a quick guide to the best two-up ATVs on today’s market.

Two-Up ATV Buyer’s Guide

Much like a single-rider-only ATV, two-up ATVs are built to traverse just about any terrain. However, when you are riding with a passenger, you are inherently limited in speed. As a result, two-up ATVs tend to be a bit more sluggish; thus, you won’t see many sporty models available on the market, as two-up’s are often touring ATVs and utility models. 

Now that we know what we are looking at, here are some of the best models, and where you can buy them.

The Best Places To Buy A Two-Up ATV

So, where do you find a good two-up ATV? That largely depends on whether you are buying a new unit or buying used. If you want a new ATV, call a few dealerships in your area. The MSRP is just a recommended price, and individual dealers can vary. Take the time to make a few phone calls, and you can get yourself a better deal.

That said, you can often save money by purchasing a used ATV. This is particularly true for those who are mechanically savvy. That being said, you should never buy an ATV sight unseen, even if you are purchasing from a dealership. Perform an inspection first. If the ATV is out of state, you can hire a local mechanic to inspect the unit on your behalf.

Polaris Touring 570 EPS

The Polaris Touring 570 EPS is a tall, broad touring ATV with a rear passenger backrest. The comfort features aren’t limited to the passenger seat, and you also get electronic power steering and independent front and rear suspension.

For all of its comfort, this four-wheeler can still do some serious work. Built around a robust 567cc engine, the Touring 570 EPS can tow up to 1,225 pounds, and there is even an optional winch package. Other options and additional features include bumpers, a windshield, and handgrip protectors. 

With an MSRP of only $8,199, it is very well-priced, although there are not many savings to be found on the used market.

Can-Am Outlander Max XT 1000R

The Can-Am Outlander Max XT 1000R is a lower-riding touring ATV with wide floorboards for comfort. The Outlander Max XT is available with 850cc and 650cc engines, with the 1000R being the most powerful variant. This 1,000cc engine puts out an absurd 91 horsepower, which is more than enough for a utility ATV, much less a two-up.

The Can-Am Outlander Max XT 1000R costs $13,749 brand-new, although you can save money by ordering one of the smaller engine sizes. You can also save a bit by purchasing one on the used market. Used 1000Rs can be bought for as little as $11,000. That is a decent amount of money, but you are looking at one of the most powerful two-up ATVs on the market.

Arctic Cat TRV 700

Most people know Arctic Cat for their popular line of snowmobiles. However, they also manufacture a high-quality line of ATVs, including the TRV 700. This is Arctic Cat’s only two-up ATV and comes with passenger armrests, as well as a backrest. The base MSRP is $10,299, although you can find a used one for as little as $4,999.

The TRV 700 is reasonably powerful, with a towing capacity of 1,050 pounds. It also sports front and rear cargo racks, bumpers, tow hooks, and electric power steering.

Argo Xplorer XRT 500

The Argo Xplorer XRT 500 has a more practical design than many of the ATVs mentioned above. Powered by a mid-sized 503cc engine with a towing capacity of 1,225 pounds, it comes with front and rear cargo racks, with capacities of 99 pounds and 165 pounds respectively. The Xplorer XRT 500 also boasts a set of beefy, 25-inch Kenda tires that can handle the roughest of terrains. 

Despite its ruggedness, the XRT 500’s passenger seat is still surprisingly comfortable. You get a backrest and handgrips, which is all you really need considering the XRT 500’s low speeds. The cost for a new Xplorer is $7,999 for the base model. It is tough to find used, but you won’t save much on the used market anyway.

Polaris Sportsman Touring XP 1000

Like the Argo Xplorer, the Polaris Sportsman Touring XP 1000 is built with low-speed comfort in mind, all while traversing the most rugged terrain. It boasts a powerful, 952cc fuel-injected engine, with a whopping 88 horsepower and a towing capacity of 1,500 pounds.

The passenger seat is wide and comfortable, with wide handgrips you can use to brace yourself. For safety, you get an engine braking system, and for fuel-efficiency, you get the ability to run in two-wheel drive on easy terrain. A brand-new Sportsman Touring XP costs $13,699, and the savings for a used model are negligible.

Hisun Tactic 750

The Hisun Tactic 750 is another more utilitarian ATV. The base model comes with front and rear cargo racks, along with a 2,500-pound winch on the front. It is also available with a 550cc engine if the 750 is too big for your tastes.

That said, this ATV is also well-engineered for two-up riding. It comes with independent front and rear suspensions, nitrogen-assist shocks, and a comfortable passenger seat. A new Tactic 750 costs $7,699, and you can find a used one starting at around $5,500.