Whether you need one for tough jobs and mobility in all-terrain situations or you just want one to load up and take to the trails, there is an ATV that fits your needs. These top 5 2020 ATVs––or quads––are some top dollar machines designed to do whatever you want.

ATVs are one of the most fun vehicles out there. They offer the versatility needed for a long, hard day on the ranch. But they also offer the excitement of being a just-for-fun hobby vehicle, too. Let’s take a look at the 5 best ATVs of the year.

The Arctic Cat Alterra 300 in blue posing for a press photo against a white backdrop
2020 Arctic Cat Alterra 300 | Arctic Cat

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Arctic Cat Alterra 300

This is number 5 of this list of the best 2020 ATVs. The Alterra 300 retails for about $4,300. This year, this ATV sports an all-new updated chassis tougher than ever. Arctic Cat has improved the Alterra’s turning radius and given the quad some nice rid-in suspension with a lower center of gravity.

The new automatic transmission means anyone can hop on and ride. There are a few trim levels to choose from and each brings a little more all-terrain flare to the table. For example, the Arctic Cat Alterra 450 offers an “on-the-fly” switch between 2WD and 4×4 which includes the option to lock the front differential.

Polaris Sportsman 450

This one starts at about $6,000 and has more than enough to offer for ranch work, trail riding, hunting, or all of the above. It has more displacement, higher horsepower, and stronger torque than its previous models. That means more power and strength for rocky obstacles and deep sand, allowing you to cover a lot more ground.

In addition to all that, Polaris has given the Sportsman 450 a lift which gives it 46% more ground clearance. This 2020 quad also gained 42% more rear travel and 6 times the amount of storage that earlier models had. The best part, however, is that this price is cheaper than a new 2019.

Textron Alterra VLX 700

Here is a 2020 ATV that starts a few hundred dollars under 7 grand. And for that price, you are looking at a bit more for the money than could be had in previous years. This Textron quad also sports an adjustable front shock absorber.

It also comes equipped with mechanical “on-the-fly” AWD and 515 pounds of total weight-bearing capacity. Its structure is engineered with high strength steel. This one makes number three on the list of best 2020 ATVs.

Honda Fourtax Foreman 4×4

This liquid-cooled 475cc is a beast of an ATV. It boasts increased power and stronger torque than its previous models as well. The electronic fuel injection sets this quad apart from the rest, making it a unique and elevated ATV choice.

The 5-speed semi-automatic transmission is user-friendly and it’s loaded with driving modes. The interchanging 2WD/4WD system gives the rider 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with a locking front differential to “optimize traction.” A Speed Override mode can also be engaged if the front differential is locked. This is obviously a very helpful feature if you plan on getting stuck in the mud.

Suzuki Kind Quad 750

This quad tops the list as the most ridiculously powerful 2020 ATV and costs just under $14,000. Honestly, there are few scenarios where you would need a 750 ATV. And I can’t imagine anyone spending this much money on one. But if we are talking about the top 5, this one has to take the crown.


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It sports an all-new engine and transmission. This 2020 quad tows nearly 1500 pounds and has a useful handlebar-mounted headlight. Plus, an updated dash display so you can even feel fancy in the backwoods.

The best 2020 ATVs

These 5 are the best ATVs 2020 has to offer. Whether you are checking fence lines, heading out to a remote hunt camp, or cruising along the river in search of the perfect fishing spot, these 5 will get you where you want to go. And they won’t balk at hauling a load back home, either.