Top 10 Best ATV Companies

The Top Ten
1 Honda Honda Motor Co., Ltd. is a Japanese public multinational conglomerate corporation primarily known as a manufacturer of automobiles, aircraft, motorcycles, and power equipment.

I grew up on Polaris's, and the first one was a great 350 4x4 until it went into some water. Then the problems started. The second Polaris was a Sportsman 500, a great bike until you try to Creek ride. I say if you plan on light usage around a farm or ranch, Polaris bikes are fast and ride well. However, that being said, my brother bought a Honda Foreman, and that bike has just been abused by him. It still runs, which is a miracle if you have seen what my brother does to it. The Polaris bikes I've owned have usually needed a new belt with belt housing every year if we are riding a lot. Those Hondas, on the other hand, just keep going. The Hondas don't have the speed or the power, but does that really matter when it's pulling a Polaris back because of a burnt belt? I've been there way too many times. My next bike will be a Honda.

I have only bought Hondas after I bought one of those dirtbikes from Pep Boys, and that was junk. This is when I got a Honda, and I have had 3, and they're the best thing I have ever gotten. They always start up and perform very well. I had a Yamaha Blaster, and the throttle stuck on that, and it would rev up all by itself, so I got rid of that. I also had a Kawasaki 700 Prairie, and I loved that it never ever got stuck and went through anything. Hondas are the best, but I agree Yamaha and Kawasaki are very good too. I think my Blaster engine was rebuilt and was done incorrectly, so I guess it wasn't Yamaha's fault.

2 Polaris

I bought a Polaris 4 wheeler back when they first started making 4 wheelers. My friends laughed at me until they rode it. Then they said it was too smooth and it doesn't feel like a 4 wheeler because of its independent suspension. And then the other companies came out with their own version of independent suspension. Soon my friends called Polaris the Cadillac of 4 wheelers. I've owned my own Honda, Yamaha, and Kawasaki growing up and rode other brands, but I will stick with Polaris.

I rode Honda for 30 years. My back couldn't take the Honda ride anymore, so I switched to Polaris and went from a Volkswagen to a Cadillac. My Polaris is smooth and has lots of power, and it's been reliable so far. I can leave any utility Honda up to 500cc in the dust. My Polaris is a 400cc HO Sportsman. The only problem with the Polaris is that I had to put new wheel bearings in all 4 hubs after 3000 km. However, my old Honda is still going strong, and it's 23 years old. Honda's are bulletproof. I'll have to see how long I can get out of my Polaris, but I don't think it will last 23 years and counting.

3 Yamaha

I've had the same Yamaha Moto 4 200 since 1984; it still fires and runs dependably with the first button push. The machine has been through three generations of kids learning to ride. Thousands of hours on it. Dealership maintenance since bought off the showroom floor. The only parts to replace have been expected ones: tires, air filters, and brakes. However, parts are becoming harder and harder to find. I still get people trying to buy it from me, but I cannot part with it. Nevertheless, I am exploring purchasing a new one. I truly hope the new models provide for such great adventures and last half as long.

You don't have the best unless you're nestled into a Yamaha. They are built to be an extension of you. Sitting on a high horse bouncing gives you less control. Also, if you know about ATVs, then you would also know that having the choice between locking front and limited slip differential is important to the experienced rider, as well as knowing how to engage it. Then you know Yamaha is the best. No question. If you're a teen, please save your comments for teeny bopper bikes.

4 Can-Am / Bombardier

I own a Can-Am Outlander 570. It's very fast for a 570, going just over 70 mph, and pulls a wheelie with no problem. The handling is fantastic, and there are no squeaks or loose bolts. It provides a very smooth ride, and the comfort level is top-notch. The ergonomics are perfect, and the V-twin sound is sweet. It comes with premium aluminum wheels and speed-sensitive 3-mode power steering. I can't say enough good things about this ATV.

However, in the summer, if you're wearing shorts, some heat does come off the transmission onto your left leg. But in the winter, it's a plus because it keeps you warm. Overall, it's an extremely impressive ATV, better than my neighbors' Polaris 570, Yamaha 700, and Kawasaki 750.

Driven a lot of Honda ATVs built after 2001. Most of them, if not all, had to be fixed for one reason or another. After that, got a Ranger 6x6 for around the house, some issues but not much. Not long after that, my family picked up some Can-Am ATVs. Little to no issues with them at all. However, Honda had issues with the Speedo display, CV shaft, and wiring setup. So far, the top ATV and side-by-side companies are Polaris, Can-Am, Yamaha, and Arctic Cat.

5 Arctic Cat

I own a 2013 400 Core. It's been through the same or more than my buddy's 500 Outlander. I've hauled my other buddy's 750 Brute out of tons of holes. The only problem I've had with it is the electrical and brake pads.

I have always had Arctic Cat and have never had a problem. Buddy has all Polaris and has never had an ATV that has been a good working machine. I would recommend Arctic Cat to anyone anytime.

19 years of service for my 2001 Arctic Cat 300 4x4 and still going strong. Trail riding, hunting, and winter plow vehicle. And the only thing I had to replace was the tires, oil, and spark plug. I 100% will purchase Textron/Arctic Cat again.

6 Kawasaki

I bought my 2007 Prairie 360 4x4 new. It's taken my 265lb butt everywhere, been hard on it, through the ringer! I use it to plow snow in Wyoming as well. The only thing I've replaced is a belt once. My only complaint is that it's a cold-blooded machine and takes a little while to get warmed up. But overall, I can't complain at all.

I have a 99 Kawasaki KVF 300, and it goes through more than my bro's Polaris 700 Explorer. They're tough machines. I've rolled it 3 times, and still, nothing is wrong with it. If you're planning on buying an ATV, get a Kawasaki.

Have an old mid-'80s Bayou. Left it outside the whole winter through major storms and blizzards. It hardly ran before I put it there. I went out, and it started right up. Amazing quality.


I've had the UForce 800 EPs for three years now. It is as fast as they say, and so far, no major issues. I moved a washer and dryer in the bed.

They are at the top of sales in Canada, Russia, and Sweden...

CF Moto is getting better with years. I love the new C Force 550cc 2016. Excellent quality and very good value for money. I advise all ATV riders to try it. They won't regret it.

8 Suzuki Suzuki Motor Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation headquartered in Minami-ku, Hamamatsu.

I have a Suzuki, and it's a 250 King Quad from the year '94. It has been re-acted twice since I've had it, and it had an owner before me who had beaten it up on a farm. It had problems with the CV joint; it broke, and the others were in bad condition. It was a project that my Papa and I had fixed up. I've only had it for about 5 months, and it can take a licking and keep on ticking.

I have a 1994 QuadRunner 250 2x4 and it keeps up with the big boys on trails, no problem. Still smooth shifting after 20 years! The light front end makes it an awesome wheelie bike! This bike has been through hell and back, and no issues! Top speed is only 85 km/hour on pavement, but that's enough for me.

The best machine on the market today! Not the fastest, most powerful, or smoothest riding, but the best all-around utility machine out there. Sharp looking too.


I was able to drive this monster in different locations. I'm very surprised by its possibilities.

It is a real ATV, easy to drive, with low fuel consumption, and unique parameters.

Great unit! It saves a lot of time for our primary machines.

10 KTM

It's indisputable that the KTM 450SX in 2009 was and is the best race quad ever built. Stock for stock, there has never been a quad as capable as this one on an MX track.

I haven't ridden one of their quads, but I bet they're good. I have a KTM 125 bike.

Love my 525xc the best (stock) ready-to-race quad! Add an Ohlins steering damper, and it rides like a Cadillac!

The Contenders
11 AlphaSports
12 Kymco

Great ride for the price! Have 5 kids, and they can't wear it out.

Great build, Excellent price point. Worth it.

13 Linhai

I had one for about ten months, and it is excellent. I had to spend money, but it was 14 years old, and the people who had it before me did not take good care of it. I had the Linhai Rustler 260, and I worked very hard with it but did not abuse it. I love this bike; the reason I sold it is I thought I would like a Baja Bug more. Selling it was the worst mistake I ever made.

14 TaoTao

They are not horrible. The company gets a bad rap because most people think the company is some unreliable cheap Chinese company, which it isn't. It is Chinese, but they make very decent ATVs and Quads. The only thing that I don't like is that they are way too expensive. They should sell them under $200, but the company gets a bad rap. If I had the chance, I would be happy to be sponsored by them for ATV racing. I would be happy to have them sponsor me. I ride mostly Hondas and a few Kawasakis. I like Kawasakis, but you know what my favorite brand is? Yes, I might get hate for it, but it's Tao-Tao because they get such a bad rap. So, I would watch what you say about them before you speak. They are 13, not 20, so I would keep quiet because Tao-Tao is a very decent good company making Quads, just need to lower the price.

15 Aeon
16 Kubota

Diesel. Has the only integrated cab in the business. Has factory heat and AC.

17 TGB

The fact that TGB is sold mostly in Europe is the reason why it's so low down in the list. It doesn't get the American and Canadian votes. Otherwise, it would be in the top 3. Despite this, the TDL Blade is an animal made for the North. Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish forests above the polar circle are its home. Rock-solid engineering and reliability for life!

TGB should be in the TOP 5 manufacturers. They produce high-end ATVs that are very reliable. They come with good standard equipment, and I do recommend them over Polaris or Honda!

18 Cectek

The first one with bag differential.

19 Odes

Great quality and the best warranty in the industry.

Good and cheap.

20 Italika
21 Coolster

I have two coolers. I think they are 90cc. They are really fast at top speed and good for mudding and trail riding. They have never let me down.

Great product, used for many years and goes VERY fast.

These are great for trail riding.

22 Baja

Had an old Baja 90. I used and abused it for a while when I was younger and never had a problem. A couple of plastics broke, but that was our own fault, and the brake stopped, but we just never bothered to fix anything. The engine always ran good somehow. One day in the winter, it had been sitting for a while and not started for a while, and we went up there, and it started just like that.

23 Jaguar
24 Apollo
25 Lifan
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