What Are The Smallest 4WD ATVs?

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 provided examples of some manufacturers who have been in the industry for a long time and have been making these 4wds for a while now.

Honda Four Trax Rancher

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 sound 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 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

Polaris300 Sportsman

It would be best if you considered ATVs that are used. There are several advantages to doing that, especially when looking for an ATV in this size range. If you think that, you should look for the Polaris 300 sportsman.

The 2008 Polaris might be precisely what you are searching for. 

Despite its small to medium-size displacement, it can move 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 dual luggage racks for dumping their luggage gear.

Suzuki King Quad 400

Suzuki King Quad 400

Suzuki is the first place you must go if you are looking for a 2WD or a 4WD. The 4wd model is exceptional in many respects and has the wear-with-all to handle too rough trail conditions and go 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 has sufficient width for the brake-pad surface area.

Extremely durable and resilient wheels support the King Quad with a matte black finish.

Arctic Cat 366

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 yourself from gravel, mud, or anything else. 

It has excellently designed headlights and tail lights, and the full-scale floorboards provide firm traction.

The seat is lower than the 400-model, making it much more comfortable for the rider. The new and revamped chassis is lightweight, with a fully automated rear suspension, adjustable shocks, and solid suspension control.


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

Read Related Posts ⁄