PRACTICAL DEFINITIONS OF AN ATV AND A SIDE-BY-SIDE VEHICLE/UTV
Starting off with clear definitions of each vehicle is the best way to get things rolling.
WHAT IS AN ATV?
"ATV" is short for all-terrain vehicle. Designed for going off-road, ATVs, also known as "quads" or "four wheelers", typically have four wheels, a straddle seating position and handlebars for steering. Rough paths, narrow trails, deep mud and steep inclines are usual terrain for many ATV riders. These vehicles are built to handle it all with low-pressure tires, tough suspension, the ability to maneuver through tight turns and increase to high speeds. ATVs have proven very useful in both work and recreational environments. They are capable of towing big loads for heavy-duty farm work and provide all the thrills you might expect when you let loose with it in nature. These versatile vehicles are available in a variety of models and can be customized to your liking.
If you’re interested in learning more about ATVs and what to look for when buying such a ride, take a look at our ultimate ATV buying guide.