5 Best Snowmobiles of 2022

Winter is here and this means there will be plenty of snow for snowmobiling and all of your other favorite winter activities. However, being able to transverse any snow-covered terrain and having maximum fun requires a snowmobile that can withstand all kinds of winter adventures. Here are the 5 best snowmobiles of 2022 you should look out for. 

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Polaris Pro RMK Matryx Slash Patriot Boost 163 

This snowmobile by Polaris rivals the revolutionary factory-made Ski-Doo turbocharged two-stroke version. It uses an up-powered Patriot Boost powerplant, a masterstroke of snowmobile engineering that can deliver 10% more power at sea level and maintain the same power at 10,000 feet.

According to SnowGoer’s lists of the best snowmobiles, this model can still react quickly, even without a fully-engaged turbocharger. 

Another interesting fact is its Matyx chassis, which is the first application for snowmobiles. This chassis strips a lot of its weight and allows adding more features that make it more agile across different terrains. 

Since it is possible to get across different terrains with this snowmobile, check out whether your state requires a snowmobile license or safety course before you start your adventure. The average price for the Polaris Pro RMK Matryx Slash Patriot Boost 163 is $21,528. 

Ski-Doo Mach Z 

SnowGoer ranks this snowmobile as their best snowmobile of 2022. It features the Ski-Doo game-changing high-tech 900 ACE turbocharged engine that can read and react to its rider’s whim. It also features a technology that can read the terrain and adjust its rMotion X rear and RAS X front suspensions.

All these features help maintain high-speed, low-slung movement across different terrains, thanks to its REV Gen 4 chassis that has a wide-design bodywork. 

DBRP has continued to create revolutionary snowmobile engines, evident with the Ski-Doo March Z. Its average price is $19,699 and comes in Carbon Black or Liquid Titanium colors. 

Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX LE EPS 

The Yamaha Sidewinder L-TX LE EPS tops the SNOWMOBILE HOW list of best snowmobiles for trail riding. This amazing snowmobile is packed with features that keep them in control and cruising on all kinds of trails, making it the perfect snowmobile for experienced trail riders. 

Perhaps its coolest feature is power steering. It gives riders the ability to handle tight corners with ease. Its 4-stroke turbo-charged engine with 998cc allows trail riders to take on any trail as fast as possible. This snowmobile goes for $19,399 and is sold in Redline and Ink Blue colors. 

Lynx BoonDocker DS 

The Lynx BoonDocker DS represents the best Scandinavian BRP snowmobile. Men’s Journal ranks it as the best snowmobile to travel through the backcountry. It’s unique compared to other models in this list with its ultra-burly sleds that can meet high speeds in the most challenging trails. This winter will see them launched in the U.S. for the first time. 

This snowmobile features a smooth, responsive Rotax 850 E-Tec engine and a short-tunnel chassis that brings maximum agility in deep snow. It also features chunky KYB 36 Kashima front shocks that can maintain their cool and supply even in the hardest hits. Prices for Lynx BoonDocker DS start at $15,699. 

Ski-Doo Renegade X-RS 850 E-TEC 

This is another great snowmobile model by Bombardier Recreational Product (BRP). It’s heavily built with reinforced running boards, beefy KYB Pro shocks, a rack system, and MXZx 600RS race sled windshield harkening. It also features uniquely built handlebars for premium controls and adjustable cruising and charging. 

It also has a sublime fit-and-finish rMotion X rear suspension that helps it withstand stutter bumps. Its 850 E- TEC engine is the cherry on top, with its ability to deliver a mighty punch and smooth running no matter the RPM. According to J.D POWER, the 2022 Ski-Doo Renegade X-RS 850 E-TEC has an average retail price of $14,945. 

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