ATV’s and 4×4’s can be a blast to own and ride throughout various terrains. They are even fun to drive up and down neighborhood streets or spin around your own back yard. There are pro’s and con’s to both types of vehicles so find the one that works for you and get out and play outdoors.
There are definite pro’s to a traditional 4×4 that keep people coming back to these models. They generally have a lot more space and storage capabilities than other off-road vehicles, this makes them better for camping or long excursions in the woods. 4×4’S also handle muddy terrains a lot better than ATV’s and are all round safer as well. If you are a new rider, you may want to consider going with a 4×4. They are also more comfortable than an ATV and have better gas efficiency. Some 4×4’s have room for several people and they can be enclosed, so you have better protection from the elements.
If you decide to go with the ATV, there are some definite pro’s with this model as well. They are designed to be more stable than motorcycles, sport bikes, and other all-terrain vehicles. This makes it easier for them to be driven off-road and in various times of terrains that may cause another vehicle to flip.
Of course there are some negative aspects to traditional 4×4 vehicles. Maintaining them can be difficult and expensive. They lack the serious off-road capabilities that ATV’s have. They are also bigger and bulkier than ATV’s and, as a result, they do not handle as well. ATV’s aren’t able to be customized the way 4×4’s are, so what you see if what you get. It’s easier to get caught in the rain with an ATV than a 4×4. They will tear up grass and landscaping more than a low-powered 4×4 will.
There are also some drawbacks to deciding to go with the ATV. It’s designed for fun, weekend excursions, not getting around town. There’s no room on the vehicle for food, snacks, drinks, and supplies so you are definitely limited to where you are able to go. They are also better handled by experienced drivers. If you are new to the world of off-roading, you do not want to start with an ATV.
So there you have it. There are good and bad things about 4×4’s and ATV’s alike. Consider all your options and choose the one that is best for you. Or you can be bold and buy one of each.