UTV Or ATV: Which One Is The Best Choice For You?

September 6, 2021

When you decide to make adventurous life decisions, it is necessary to know of all of the options available.  Trying out a new toy to make your off-roading experience more exciting is no exception. The most commonly asked question by people looking to rent a new off-roading toy is: what is better for them, an ATV or a UTV?

While both of these gorgeous beasts have their perks, there are a few points that distinguish them, making one more appropriate than the other for you. Today, we are going to help you decide which one fits your choices better.

ATV And UTV Defined

An ATV is also known as an all-terrain vehicle, four-wheeler, or quad, and is only ridden by singles. On the other hand, a UTV or utility task vehicle is more substantial in size and has space for side-by-side passengers, which is why it is also known by that term or SXS.


An ATV is smaller in build than a UTV. It makes a better choice for driving shrunken spaces and making quick turns. ATVs are also more demanding physically while operating, because the driver needs to straddle their seat and hold proper balance for complete control. However, if you prefer to handle your machines alone, ATVs are your brand of adrenaline.

Alternatively, if you like to partner up with others and value safety the most, Las Vegas UTV rentals would be your most appropriate choice. Since UTVs are larger in build size, they can accommodate multiple passengers and are far more comfortable because of the car-style seating. The roll-cage type enclosure will keep you all safe while you have fun, and there is also storage space for you to throw in additional gear.


Renting a stock ATV costs less than renting a UTV, but the safety features and modifications warrant for such prices. While both the ATV and UTV can be changed in parts or specs for enhanced user experience, renting a UTV with popular modifications such as a power-steering, four-wheel independent suspension, or specialty lighting will come with a bigger renting cost, be it for days or hours.

When trying to find the best off-roading vehicle for your adventure, do not forget about storage space for safety equipment and accessories such as helmets, gloves, heavy-duty boots, protective clothes, and loading ramps for a better experience. If this crucial safety equipment is not already added to the rental, make sure you ask for it to be provided.


If you like to be a lone wolf or ride alone, are on a budget, and enjoy the rush of extreme adrenaline, an ATV is the best choice for you with its high-speed maneuvers.

On the other hand, if you want an off-roading experience without compromising on functionality, safety, and being able to enjoy it with more people, the UTV will let you do all that, plus load more gear on itself.

No matter what kind of off-roading monster you choose, you are guaranteed to have the time of your life whizzing past dusty trails in Nevada, bouncing over dunes, and exploring the great outdoors! 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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