WHAT’S NEW FOR 2016?
The Teryx4 got a total makeover, with
a Double-X frame and a 3mm-longer
stroke in 2014, bumping displacement
to 783cc. For 2016 the Teryx4 gets
another major styling makeover.
Starting at the front, the tilt hood is
replaced by more aggressive fenders
and a removable hood panel for
airbox and battery access, plus a
new, replaceable fender brace. This
is necessary because the camo and
limited edition get quad LED headlights
with separate high/low toggles on the
dash and 20.4-watt high- and 10.2-
watt low-beam output. The base EPS
Teryx has outer, halogen, 35-watt lights
and blank housings for future upgrades.
All this is protected by a larger steel-tube front bumper, and the Fox Podium
X 2.0 piggyback shocks get new
valving for optimized ride quality and
Base and camo models get 26-inch
Bighorn 2.0 tires on black steel 12-inch
wheels, while the LE gets an upgrade
to 27-inch Bighorns on two-tone, cast-aluminum, 14-inch wheels. The cabin
got a majority of the attention with
tool-less, three-position driver’s-seat
adjustment; infinite-position tilt steering;
and a tool-adjustable passenger seat.
The steering wheel is over-molded for
HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
better grip and comfort, and the dash
is all new with centrally located controls
and a multi-function digital display tilted
toward the driver. There are four blanks
for accessory switches in the two-piece
dash, and the glovebox has a new
handle/latch. Vinyl seat covers come
from the jet-ski division and stay soft in
cold weather and dry in wet conditions.
The rear transfer case gets new bevel
gears, and the multi-disc wet-pack rear
brake has a manual parking brake on
the center console, which also has a
rear-facing 12-volt outlet for powering
a sprayer or other accessories. The
Double-X frame stays the same for
2016 with upswept sides and a
79-degree approach angle for added
ground clearance. The T4 has a small
bed behind the stadium seats with 249
pounds of cargo capacity.
Base-model Teryx4s retail for
$15,799. Realtree Xtra Green Camo
models are $16,299 and Limited
Editions are $16,999. The Polaris
RZR 4 900 EPS is $18,299, while the
Ranger XP 900-5 Crew EPS is $16,499
and the 900-6 Crew EPS is $16,499.
Honda’s Pioneer 1000-5 is $16,199
or $17,199–$17,999 for the Deluxe.
Yamaha’s Viking VI 700FI EPS is
$13,999 to $14,599.
HOW FAST IS THE V-TWIN?
It’s quick enough to be fun. The
783cc V-twin puts out a claimed 47
foot-pounds of torque at 5500 rpm,
and it’s good for 50 mph in high
range and 25 mph in low. With 10.7:1
compression and two 36mm Mikuni EFI
throttle bodies, the Teryx4 has excellent
throttle response and fuel efficiency up
to 25 mpg. It’s an excellent machine
for deep woods, mountains, mud and
technical desert terrain.
Fox Podium X 2.0 shocks and stout A-arms
deliver 8 inches of front travel, and a stout
front torsion bar helps fight body roll in
corners yet allows good articulation for rock
gardens. A new dial on the new dash engages
4WD and diff-lock, and EPS eases the effort
in turns. The front bumper has larger tubing
for more protection.
Stadium seating lets the rear passengers see the trail, and the driver’s seat has tool-less three-position adjustment, while the front passenger seat can be adjusted on its base with wrenches.
Wheelbase is 85. 6 inches and width is 61. 6 inches for woods work and play.
double-X frame chassis
and dual-range CVT
with centrifugal clutch
and engine braking
offer great capabilities
and control in eastern
woods and rocks. The
LE’s new four LED
lights allow the fun to
run well into the night.
WHAT ABOUT THE DELIVERY?
It’s first-class, top-shelf and gold-plated. CVT response is as quick as
the EFI, yet it’s easy to control in rock-crawling situations. The range selector
is slick and easy to use, and servos
quickly engage 4WD and diff-lock when
selected. The CVT has an excellent