UTV Reviews :: 2009 KYMCO UXV 500 4×4 Review

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2009 KYMCO UXV 500 4×4

not every day that a manufacturer an all-new vehicle to their but with the exciting growth of the UTV Kymco has just released brand-new 500 cc UXV. Now, probably thinking, how’s it from the rest of the field out right? Well, we had a chance to to South Carolina to put this UTV through its paces.

Engine and

The engine and transmission combo in the UXV flawlessly for us throughout the day of testing. the 500cc engine is smaller some of its larger competitors days, for the type of tight trail riding we encountered, it was Plus, with the Rhino still around, I think two will be battling it out in the near for top honors. In fact, to our surprise, on gravel roads it had no problem the 40 mph barrier, which was a welcome

The engine is a dual overhead cam that actually comes in at with a rather impressive at the crank. You’ll find a CVT transmission with high, reverse, and neutral. There’s shift-on-the-fly 4wd and a selectable front differential, as well.

All in all, the and transmission didn’t miss a during our initial testing. it’s still carbureted the new Teryx, it seems to have no starting or providing smooth delivery throughout the RPM range. The thing we’d like to see is the access to the CVT in the event a belt Right now, the way it’s

it would require the gas tank to be to replace a belt. If this be changed for the future, that be a nice improvement, but not a necessity.

When it comes to stopping 1157-pound UXV, Kymco disappoint with hydraulic discs up front and a hydraulic in the rear. The parking brake was a pull lever up underneath the which seemed to work well. With the advent of everyone changing the designs of parking brakes to be more and easy to operate, we wouldn’t seeing the parking brake on the UXV either on the center console or up on the

And, what we’ve liked is what Polaris did on Ranger XPs by disabling the engine’s when it’s applied. prevents the operator from up the parking brake. Overall, that’s a minor change and the had a great feel to them little to no brake fade pushed hard or submerged in or mud.


The suspension on the Kymco UXV was short of amazing. During our test drive, it seemed to be one of the rides we’ve ever had in a UTV. I was very surprised to see it up the largest of bumps without hard, yet at slow speed it to be riding on air. It was very

From the factory, it comes a dual A-arm setup and rear with 7.5” of for each. For a lot of UTVs, the rear end has a to buck a little when jumps or whoops, but we couldn’t get it to do in the Kymco. It rode very to the new Kawasaki Teryx, but even at slow speed. We didn’t a chance to test it with in the bed, but that’s one thing I’d a chance to test in the future.

The nice thing about the UXV was the of ground clearance. In the rocks, it had no traversing the toughest of obstacles little to no trouble. And, its is right in line with a and slightly smaller than a XP, so stability in corners didn’t to be an issue.

Looks and Ergonomics

Walking up to the UXV, you’ll immediately how it looks like a cross a Prowler and a Rhino. To me, it’s to the eye from every angle you at it. Once you take a seat in the you’ll notice the lights and 4wd to the left of the steering wheel and the key and diff lock lever to the of the steering wheel.

Although it have a tilt steering it has a comfortable driving position. In the of the dash, you’ll find the dashboard, choke, and a 12V power Unlike some UTVs, the dash comes standard a fuel gauge, speedometer, trip meter, high indicator, neutral/reverse light, and a temperature light.

In addition to it comes with a healthy alternator, which should be to run any accessories, such as lights, etc. While we didn’t get to the towing capacity of 1212 lbs and the bed capacity of 420 lbs, those are competitive with what’s from others in the industry. nice couple of features to the UXV is the glove box in addition to the deep cavity in the dash, as well.

It’s always nice to easy-to-reach storage in these and Kymco didn’t disappoint in area. Last, but definitely not the side nets aren’t the easiest things to get in and out of, but they do job very well to keep legs inside in the event of a Sometimes we have to sacrifice ease of access for safety, for sure.

Test Drive

As above, we were very with the ride quality of the UXV. The suspension was very soaking up the largest of bumps all providing a super plush at slower speeds, as well. In corners, we realized rather that a tighter turning would be welcomed, but overall the was spot on when running at speeds.

We had a chance to test on pack fire roads, out trails, tight woods trails, deep water, and we can say it handled it all with ease the most noticeable thing the great responding suspension. The response seemed to be right when you needed it, yet not jerky starting and stopping. Obviously, for all power junkies, it isn’t the thing around, but that’s not they designed it for.

It will do very well to its own against its competitors like the 450 and even some of the larger big as well. In fact, one nice is it’s not governed, so its top speed is faster than its direct out of the box. Plus, it has nearly as power as some of the large big UTVs, as well.

It never tippy in off-cambers, and the tires to do real well through the root-infested trails. While crawling, we noticed it had nice clearance and plenty of low end torque to us up the technical trails we had to test on. The 4wd worked flawlessly with the lock, providing very and noticeable engagement.


While coming into the UTV later than some, is still ahead of Honda, Can-Am, and whoever else be getting into the game. they be the next best That’s for you to decide. But be rest this Taiwanese manufacturer is and bounds over all of the cheap you may have seen on the internet. a growing network of dealers the country, Kymco is moving in the direction with their new

And, we do have to say that done their homework and a nice looking machine good performance to back it up. its class leading suspension, ergonomics, economical price and a great combination of work and I’d say you’re going to see a lot more of units in your neighbors’ in the near future. By the way, has it, that they will be the UXV with more ponies in the

Kymco UXV 500
Kymco UXV 500
Kymco UXV 500

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