4 Seat Side By Side

Off-road driving is a lot of fun, isn’t it? It gets better when you go on drives with your family. Many UTVs come with two or three seats, thus limiting the number of passengers per vehicle. Wouldn’t it be nice to have a powerful UTV with four or more seats?

Fortunately, automobile manufacturers have thought of it. Various brands like Polaris, Honda, Can-Am, Kawasaki, etc., have UTVs with varying seat options. Let’s check out the best 4-seat side-by-side UTVs models in the market.

Top Seven Four Seat Side-by-Side Vehicles

We shortlisted the UTVs based on engine power, suspension, ground clearance, comfort, storage capacity, and safety features. You can’t plan a trip with family and kids if you keep worrying about their safety, right?

Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS

Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS is undoubtedly the best UTV with four seats. The powerful engine, great suspension, and noteworthy ground clearance make this vehicle a favorite of many. It has 16 inches front suspension and 18 inches rear suspension.

The manufacturer provides Maxxis Bighorn tires with 29x9- 14 for the front and 29x11- 14 for the rear. The vehicle is expensive too, but worth the price. After all, the horsepower and suspension take your trip to the next level. It has a formidable appearance and comes with great features. Did we mention that it has a torque of 105 ft-lbs and a wheelbase of 117 inches?

Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS has a curb weight of 1691 lbs. It comes with FOX podium internal bypass shock absorbers to make even the bumpiest rides smooth and enjoyable. The vehicle also has a bed capacity of 300 lbs and is comfortable for four people to go on off-road, long drives.

Engine 925cc
Horsepower 144
Dimensions (LxWxH) 146x64x73.75 inches
Ground Clearance 13.5 inches
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gallons
Power Steering Standard

Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo

If there’s a UTV that pays equal attention to the comfort of every person in the cabin, it’s the Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo. The vehicle scores brownie points in almost every aspect. The design is so cool that the passengers in the rear seats have a better view of the surroundings. The seats are slightly elevated so that people in the back don’t have to peek over others’ heads. Another advantage is that the seats are perfect for taller people.

The engine is more powerful than the previous model on our list, though it has a slightly lesser horsepower and ground clearance. The front suspension is 15 inches, and the rear suspension is 16 inches. Can-Am also uses Maxxis Big Horn tires, but the 2.0 model. The front tires are 28x9- 14, and the rear tires are 28x11- 14.

Can-Am Maverick MAX X ds Turbo weighs 1658 lbs and has a bed capacity of 150 lbs. The wheelbase is 117.5 inches. The vehicle has the patented Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) that sustains power no matter what.

Engine 976cc
Horsepower 131
Dimensions (LxWxH) 146.5x64x78 inches
Ground Clearance 13 inches
Fuel Capacity 10 gallons
Power Steering Standard

Polaris RZR XP 4 1000

Polaris came out with another 4-seat UTV, but for an affordable price. When it comes to finding a safe, reliable, and budget-friendly UTV for your family, look no further. With a 999 cc engine and 100 lbs less heavy than RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS, this model proves that there’s a UTV for everyone, no matter your requirements.

High Output Pro Star Engine is similar to the one in Turbo EPS but has lesser horsepower. The vehicle comes with Walker Evans Racing Needle shock absorbers and the same suspension as Turbo EPS (16 inches front and 18 inches rear suspension).

Even the tires are the same in both models- Maxxis Big Horn 29x9- 14 at the front and 29x11- 14 at the rear. The bed capacity is 300 lbs, and the wheelbase is 117 inches. Yes, same as Turbo EPS again. The minor differences in design and major differences in pricing make Polaris RZR XP 4 1000 a family-friendly UTV.

Engine 999cc
Horsepower 110
Dimensions (LxWxH) 146x64x73.75 inches
Ground Clearance 13.5 inches
Fuel Capacity 9.5 gallons
Power Steering Standard

Arctic Cat Wildcat 4X

Wonderful suspension, tilt steering, dual LED headlights, and great features- this is how we would describe the Arctic Cat Wildcat 4X. This model is similar to the Wildcat 1000 in its suspension (17 inches front and 18 inches rear suspension). The JRi ECX-1 compression adjustable shock absorbers are another highlight of this model.

The engine is more than capable despite the two-digit horsepower. So what if Wildcat 4X doesn’t have a turbo engine? It sure has other features to attract your attention and a budget-friendly price to seal the deal.

Arctic Cat Wildcat 4X weighs 1558 lbs and comes with Duro Power Grip tires (27x9- 14 for the front and 27x11- 14 for the rear). The wheelbase is 124 inches. The 13 inches of ground clearance and 300 lbs make it a great UTV for family trips into the wild and hilly terrains.

Engine 951cc
Horsepower 90
Dimensions (LxWxH) 157x64x70.5 inches
Ground Clearance 13 inches
Fuel Capacity 8.8 gallons
Power Steering Standard

Can-Am Commander MAX DPS

Can-Am Commander MAX DPS comes in two variants with different engines- an 800cc model with 71HP and 976cc with 85HP. The UTV has the manufacturer’s Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering. It enhances the driver’s experience and makes it easy to steer the UTV on difficult terrains.

The UTV comes in two-seat and four-seat models with an affordable price range. The highlight of this vehicle is the bed capacity of 600 lbs and the patented iTC fuel injection technology. The wheelbase is 106 inches. The manufacturer provides Maxxis Big Horn 2.0 tires (27x9- 14 for the front and 27x11- 14 for the rear).

Can-Am Commander MAX DPS has ten inches of suspension on the front and rear. It is a capable UTV with a sturdy build to twin tube gas-charged shock absorbers.

Engine 799cc/ 976cc
Horsepower 71/ 85
Dimensions (LxWxH) 148.5x58.6x76 inches
Ground Clearance 11 inches
Fuel Capacity 10 gallons
Power Steering Standard DPS

Honda Pioneer 1000-5

If safety, comfort, and budget are your main considerations, Honda Pioneer 1000-5 is worth checking out. It is a smaller and heavier (1687 lbs) UTV compared to other models but can still easily accommodate five people (yes, five). The suspension is decent too.

What puts this UTV on our list is its cabin design. The cabin is spacious enough for all people to sit without crouching or rubbing shoulders with others. The vehicle has a bed capacity of 1000 lbs if you fold one of the rear seats to make it a 4-seater.

Pioneer 1000 has a six-speed fully automatic transmission mode. This makes driving easy and stress-free despite the rough roads. You can switch to the manual transmission mode if you want to up the challenge. The suspension is decent, with 10.5 inches in the front and 10 inches in the rear. The wheelbase is only 80.2 inches, but Honda Pioneer 1000-5 is a reliable UTV to use on an off-beaten path.

Engine 999cc
Horsepower 72HP
Dimensions (LxWxH) 116.6x62.9x76.4 inches
Ground Clearance 12.4 inches
Fuel Capacity 7.9 gallons
Power Steering Standard

Kawasaki Teryx4

Teryx4 is a crossover UTV that’s great for farm work and off-road travel. It is one of the most durable and pocket-friendly vehicles in the category. It may be a small vehicle (like Pioneer) but has FOX 2.0 Podium Piggyback shock absorbers in the upgraded version. The body can sustain rough use and still have smooth acceleration.

The UTV offers three driving modes- 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with differential lock. It has a wheelbase of 85.6 inches with Maxxis Big Horn tires (269- 12 at the front and 2611- 12 at the rear). The suspension is just 8 inches on the front and 8.3 inches on the rear. But worry not. Teryx4 is designed to handle suspension and provide a comfortable ride on bumpy tracks.

The vehicle is heavier (1604.5 lbs) compared to a few other models, but it isn’t the heaviest by any means. With a bed capacity of 249 lbs and an upright seating position, Kawasaki Teryx4 is comfortable for a family of four, and even better if you have long legs.

Engine 783cc
Horsepower NA
Dimensions (LxWxH) 125.4x61.x77.8 inches
Ground Clearance 11.2 inches
Fuel Capacity 7.9 gallons
Power Steering Standard

Final Words

Four-seat UTVs have to be reliable, dependable, and powerful enough to make your drives enjoyable and memorable. You can also check out Polaris RZR 4 900 with its 12.5 inches of ground clearance and noteworthy suspension (12.25 inches on the front and 13.2 inches on the rear). It is less expensive compared to the models on our list, though the horsepower is also less.

Take your time to understand the specifications and features of each model before you make the final decision. Your family needs the best 4-seat side-by-side.