4x4 & 6x6s are great off-road vehicles, choose what you need
ATVs are great for traversing off-road. No matter the weather, they can get you from A to B with ease. They also work well in varied terrain from gravel roads to sand paths and woodland.
ATVs have a lot of choice however. One of the major ones is obviously the amount of wheels – 4 or 6. When it comes to ATVs, they're by nature all-wheel drives, so you either have 4x4 or 6x6 capabilities in your ride. The number of wheels has a lot to do with what you're able to do with your ride and what are its capabilities in general. We'll run down the major differences between 4x4 and 6x6 to help you choose what works best for you.
Less is not more – 4x4 performance and 6x6 versatility
One of the main differences between 4x4 and 6x6 ATVs is the focus on performance versus versatility. While both are all-terrain vehicles by nature, they do have differing strengths.
A 4x4 has great performance in all terrain, is agile and can move quickly even in tighter areas as well as being nimble in just about any situation you throw it in. It’s just so very easy and fast to get from one place to another on a 4x4 regardless of whether you’re on a dirt road or in woodlands.
A 6x6 on the other hand holds its own in any terrain just like a 4x4, but it is more bulky and thus not as nimble in tight spaces. It more than makes up for that with its increased stability and by having more cargo capacity or the ability to carry passengers – depending on how it is set up.