Best Used 4-Wheelers for Beginners

A person riding an ATV across a field

If there’s one question we hear a lot, it’s which ATV is best for a beginning rider. While there are hundreds of ATV models out there, there are common traits that make certain models especially ideal for the beginner, traits like low price, ease of operation, ease of maintenance, and reliability. Look at the drive train for example; the simpler it is to operate—as compared to complicated 4x4 systems with locking differentials—the more comfortable the beginning rider will feel.

So with simplicity, maintenance, reliability and price in mind, here are our top picks for a beginner’s ATV. Sure, there are other models out there that may be just as great, but these are ones that in our opinion you just can’t go wrong with:

Honda Recon 250

Kawasaki Bayou 250

Suzuki Ozark 250

Yamaha Bruin 250

Honda Sportrax 250

Suzuki QuadSport 250