What is the smallest 4WD ATV?

The chances are that you are looking for a 4WD drive for your 6-year-old son or daughter and are finding it difficult to do so. Well, you don’t have to look elsewhere for it. We have got you covered with examples of some manufacturers who have been in the industry for a long time, who have been making these 4wd’s for a while now. 

Honda Four Trax Rancher

This beauty is a utility style ATV, reasonably priced at a little over 6000$ and was a carryover for 2007. It gets its power from a 4-stroke, 397CC with a single-engine cylinder with an electric/pull starter. It has good bottom-end torque and quite an impressive speed for the size of this machine. 

You won’t be disappointed by its suspension, and it has a tremendous sound exhaust to it. It is relatively quiet except for a small throaty sounding that you might get at periodic intervals. 

However, there are a few disadvantages this rancher comes with. The steering radius is a little too wide and could be challenging to navigate if you consider getting this for your child. Shocks are good, but they will most definitely need some adjustments for them to work correctly. This machine comes with no recoil backup. Imagine you are out on a trail, and you have a dead battery. If you are not carrying a replacement battery with you, the chances are that you will rely on jump-starting the vehicle, which is not a wise choice considering it is an ES model. 

#Polaris300 Sportsman

It would be best if you considered ATV’s that are used. There are several advantages to doing that, especially when looking for an ATV in this size range. If you think that, then you should be on the look-out for the Polaris 300 sportsman. The 2008 Polaris might be precisely what you are searching for. 

In spite of its small to medium-size displacement, it is very much capable of moving through rough and uneasy terrain. It comes with a 299 CC engine. Even though it might not seem too “muscular,” the Polaris Sportsman 300 is fully capable of towing heavy loads, and many users have used the dual luggage racks for dumping their luggage gear. 

Suzuki King Quad 400

Well, if you are looking for a 2WD or a 4WD, Suzuki is the first place you have to go to. The 4wd model is exceptional in many respects and has the wear-with-all to handle too rough trail conditions as well as going to the grocery store to pick up your daily supply. 

Suzuki’s signature T-shaped design for its seat is meant for easy rider mobility during rough terrain. The overall size of the quad, from front to end, comes under 208 cm, so it can easily fit into a 6.5-foot truck bed for easy transportation. 

It boasts of a rear suspension with about 7 inches of wheel travel and extremely agile twin shock absorbers, which make for safe riding. It has dual front hydraulic disc brakes and, to add to its safety, also comes with a more than sufficient width for the brake-pad surface area. The King Quad is supported by extremely durable and resilient wheels with a matte black finish. 

Arctic Cat 366

Arctic has made its mark in the ATV industry and more so, by entering this range, in the late 2000s. This 2008 model comes with a single-cylinder, air/oil-cooled 366cc 4-stroke. If you are looking for plastic body-work, then this is the choice for you, as it comes with newly designed plastic fenders that have made it possible to be narrower so you can go through tight corners and yet protect you from gravel, mud, or anything else. 

It has excellently designed headlights, and tail-lights and the full-scale floorboards provide for firm traction. The seat is lower, as compared to the 400- model making it a lot more comfortable for the rider. The new and revamped chassis is extremely light-weight with a fully automated rear suspension with adjustable shocks and solid suspension control. 


We hope that these options provided some perspective on the options to consider for your 4WD. We would recommend spending some time researching the user options available out there because you might get something you want for a lower price and with greater availability. 


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