Polaris Side by Side vs. Polaris ATV

Polaris Side by Side vs. Polaris ATV

Posted by Caleb Werhman on 22 June 2016 | Comments

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Compare a Polaris side by side with a Polaris ATV to find what’s right for you.

Polaris, based in Medina, Minnesota, is known for its great lineup of ATVs and UTVs in the off-road industry. When people think of off-roading, other vehicles that come to mind besides trucks and motorcycles are ATVs and UTVs. But what vehicle is best for work? Play? How about both?

Polaris Side by Side

The Polaris RZR side by side is considered a UTV (Utility Terrain Vehicle). It functions similarly to an ATV, but has more truck-like features and is designed more for work rather than recreation. But don’t even think of limiting this to the farm! This Polaris side by side’s performance, ride, handling and comfort now make it the top performance side by side vehicle in the world. Since it is designed with a more truck-like cab, you can carry passengers and your dog(s) comfortably, unlike on an ATV. It can also haul much more than the standard ATV. Whether you need to haul tools, camping gear or wood, just throw it in the back and off you go.

The industry is bursting at the seams with customizable options. If you have a specialized need for your Polaris side by side, there are many options available.

Polaris ATV

If you want to go out on the trails and have fun, the Polaris ATV will allow you to do just that. They are nimble, easily trailered to a riding venue and can carry small loads. Just remember that they are only built to carry one person, with a few models that will carry two.

Polaris offers a variety of ATVs that range from the Polaris 570 to the Polaris RZR 1000. The Polaris Sportsman is offered in 570, 850 and 1000 cc engines. No matter your size and age, there is one that is right for you.


There is no doubt that you will pay more for a UTV than an ATV. However, UTVs will carry two to four people comfortably. So, if you are looking for a machine that can carry your family, one UTV is cheaper than two ATVs. In a nutshell, the Polaris side by side is the more versatile machine and will handle both your work and recreation needs.

The professional staff at S&H Farm Supply are here to help you will all of your questions regarding ATVs and UTVs. We can advise you on choosing between a Polaris side by side and a Polaris ATV. Be sure to test drive the vehicles for comfort, balance and maneuverability. S&H Farm Supply sells both new and used ATVs and side by sides. You can be assured that you will go home having made the best choice for the best price on your new investment.