RZR 170: Best Buy of the Week

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
You'll have the happiest kids on the block!

Each week our editors scour the ATV.com classifieds to look for an interesting ATV or UTV to highlight for our readers.

This week we found the only UTV from a major manufacturer designed for kids. A dealer in Big Bend, Wis. is offering up a 2012 Polaris RZR 170 for $2,999. Bring this home to your son or daughter and you will be a hero!

Here is how the dealer describes the vehicle:

This is the world’s only youth Side X Side. Built for riders over age 12, it includes a safety flag, two helmets, and built-in safety features.

RZR 170 Rear
RZR 170 Front
RZR 170 Front Right
RZR 170 Profile

We reviewed this very machine back in 2012, which you can read about here.

Our writer noted that his test riders, both about five-feet tall, found the cockpit comfortable. Its bucket seats are similar to those found on the full-size RZRs, as is the adjustable passenger grab handle.

Power is provided by a 169cc single-cylinder engine, which is mated to a fully automatic Polaris Variable Transmission with Forward, Neutral and Reverse options. Speed tops out around 25 mph.

Suspension comes via single A-arms up front and a solid axle rear swingarm. Shocks are preload adjustable front and rear and dole out five inches of travel.

As for measurements, the RZR 170 is 48 inches wide, has a wheelbase of 65 inches and offers up six inches of ground clearance. It tips the scales at just a hair under 500 pounds

Check out the full specs here.

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ATV.com can not verify the condition of the machine that is for sale. We recommend that buyers look over an ATV or UTV in person and take it for a test ride before completing a purchase.

Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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