HOW DOES THE PRICE COMPARE?
The UXV 450i starts at $7999 and
ranges up to $8799 for the UXV 450i
LE, which comes with matte black or
matte silver painted bodywork, a 3000-
pound winch, aluminum wheels and
a roof. Our camo test unit is $8499.
Honda’s Pioneer 500 starts at $8999,
and the camo Pioneer 500 is $9599.
The Polaris Ranger 500 is $8999, but
it’s not available in camo.
WHAT KIND OF UTV IS THE UXV 450I?
It’s a recreational utility UTV with
bench seating and a tilting bed that can
carry 440 pounds. It’s fast enough for
fun trail riding, but it’s not a pure sport
model with long-travel suspension. The
UXV 450i is 56. 7 inches wide, so it’s
too big for 50-inch ATV trails, but it fits
easily in the bed of a full-size pickup.
WHAT POWERS IT?
A four-valve, single-overhead-cam,
443cc, fuel-injected, single-cylinder
engine. It’s a proven engine that’s been
powering Kymco’s Maxxer 450i sport
4x4 ATV and the MXU 450i 4x4 ATV for
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION DOES IT
It’s a fully automatic, belt-type
continuously variable transmission (CVT)
with high, low, neutral and reverse. A
centrifugal clutch on the drive clutch
protects the drive belt and provides
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT
The same system as many high-end
UTVs—selectable 2WD/4WD and a
lockable front differential.
HOW FAST IS IT?
Fast for a 450. Considering the
engine size, it’s remarkable how well
the UXV 450i moves. The secret is its
well-matched engine, clutch tuning
and light weight. With only about 1100
pounds of machine to move, the right
kind of power goes a long way.
HOW IS THE POWER ON THE TRAIL?
It’s powerful enough to handle
tough trails, and the power delivery is
responsive and fun. We had a blast
sliding the 450 around slick corners,
and this machine can maintain a quick
pace on the trail; you just use more
throttle than you do on bigger UTVs.
When you need torque and tractability,
the 450 has that covered too. It
conquered the same technical sections
as bigger machines.
of the 450 is
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The hood lifts for easy access to the storage,
the radiator and the air filter.