What Is the Best Side by Side ATV?

The best side-by-side all-terrain vehicle is the Polaris RZR XP 1000, according to UTVGuide.net. Other top models include the Arctic Cat Wildcat, Can-Am Maverick and Maverick Turbo.

The Polaris RZR XP 1000 features a twin-cylinder engine and power steering. This vehicle weighs 1,379 pounds and accommodates up to 300 pounds in storage weight. The Polaris RZR XP 100 has a 13 1/2-inch ground clearance and is 64 inches wide.

Polaris produces several specialty models in the RZR XP 1000 line. Engineered for use in muddy conditions, the High Lifter Edition features higher ground clearance than the standard RZR XP 1000. It has a 4,500-pound winch and reinforced suspension. Its engine provides reliable performance in deep mud and other slippery environments. Another specialty model, the Desert Edition, features tough body construction, a spare tire, elevated ground clearance and 30-inch tires. It also has six-point passenger restraints and a spacious storage area.

The Arctic Cat Wildcat has a twin-cylinder engine and a 300-pound storage capacity. This 1,305-pound vehicle features a 13-inch ground clearance, adjustable steering wheel and power steering. Arctic Cat also produces a specialty Wildcat called the Wildcat X. The Wildcat X features advanced compression dampening, aluminum doors, a molded roof and steel rims.