HomeATVsDown And Dirty: ATVs For Mudding With Powerful Builds

Down And Dirty: ATVs For Mudding With Powerful Builds

What You Need For A Mud ATV

ATVs for Mudding

ATVs For Mudding

Can Am Renegade X MR 1000R

Starts @ $15,749

*Can Am’s Most Powerful ATV

ATVs For Mudding Can Am Renegade X MR 1000R
  • Rotax 976 cc V-twin, snorkeled, liquid cooled
  • 91 HP
  • Upgraded suspension
  • Heavy-duty front & rear bumpers
  • Mud-riding footrests
  • 3,500-lb winch
  • Relocated radiator
  • Fox 1.5 Podium shocks
  • Visco-4Lok front differential
  • 30” ITP Cryptid tires
  • 14” aluminum rims
  • 13” ground clearance
  • 5.7 gallon water-resistant rear compartment

This is the most powerful ATV that Can Am offers.

It’s one of two strong ATVs built for mudding along with the Can Am Outlander X MR 1000R.

Factory built to wallow in mud – the powerful Rotax engine offers 91 horse power to get you through even the deepest muck.

Upgraded Fox shocks, Visco-4Lok front differential, upgraded suspension, front and rear bumpers, trail armor and winch all come standard.

Can Am relocated the radiator for protection and better air flow in adverse conditions.

30” ITP Cryptid tires with 13 inches of ground clearance will allow you to tackle even the toughest obstacles.

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Can Am also offers this mudder in a smaller model – the Renegade X MR 650 which starts at $12,600.

Can Am Renegade X MR 1000R



Can Am Outlander X MR 1000R

Starts @ $14,500

*Mud + Performance + Trail

ATVs For Mudding Can Am Outlander X MR 1000R
  • Rotax 976 cc V-twin, snorkeled, liquid cooled
  • 91 HP
  • Upgraded suspension
  • Heavy-duty front & rear bumpers
  • 3,500-lb winch
  • Relocated radiator
  • Fox 1.5 Podium shocks
  • Visco-4Lok front differential
  • 30” ITP Cryptid tires
  • 14” aluminum rims
  • 13” ground clearance
  • 5.7 gallon water-resistant rear compartment

The Outlander X MR 1000R was designed with mud in mind, but it also offers superior performance plus excellent trail handling.

This build offers the strong Rotax engine plus stability making it a strong overall performer no matter what your needs.

Exceptional maneuverability and easy to operate.

The Outlander is also a lean mean mud machine with all the standard features you need: bumpers, upgraded suspension, Fox 1.5 Podium shocks, Visco-4Lok front differential and a winch.

Aggressive tread 30” ITP Cryptid tires give you a generous 13 inches of ground clearance to easily navigate rocks and hazards.

Can Am also offers the mud built Outlander in 2 smaller models – the 650 ($11,300) and 850 ($12,700).

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Can Am Outlander X MR 1000R

ATVs For Mudding Can Am Outlander X MR 1000R
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Best ATV Tires For Trail And Mud


Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter

Starts @ $14,800

*Engineered For Extreme Mud Performance

ATVs For Mudding Polaris Sportsman High Lifter
  • ProStar 952cc engine SOHC 4-Stroke Twin Cylinder 
  • High-mount air and cooling
  • Tuned for prolonged wide-open throttle bursts
  • 85 HP
  • Shielded clutch and engine intake ducting
  • Rack mounted radiator and inverted dual fans
  • Warn VRX 2500 winch
  • 29.5″ High Lifter Outlaw 2 tires
  • 14” aluminum rims
  • 13.5″ ground clearance
  • High and low mud specific transmission with lower gearing

Part of the workhorse Polaris Sportsman lineup, the Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter was specifically designed for top performance in mud.

This is the top of the line Sportsman.

Large, super aggressive High Lifter tires with stiffer springs give 13.5 inches of ground clearance which is a full 1/2 inch over the competition.

Polaris builds all its Sportsman for superior performance with an emphasis on trail riding, but the High Lifters were engineered specifically for mud handling.

The engine is tuned for prolonged wide open throttle bursts for powering through deep thick mud. Polaris also designed the transmission for mud performance in mind with mud specific high and low gearing.

Polaris also offers High Lifter in a smaller model – the Sportsman 850 High Lifter which starts at $10,700.

Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 High Lifter

ATVs For Mudding Polaris Sportsman High Lifter
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Have a need for speed?

Fastest ATVs On The Market – Factory Stock With No Mods


Yamaha Grizzly EPS XT-R

Starts @ $11,200

*Built For Extreme Adventure

ATVs For Mudding Yamaha Grizzly EPS XT-R
  • 686cc liquid-cooled SOHC 4-stroke
  • 48 HP
  • High-mounted air intake layout increases power and torque
  • Stainless steel exhaust system
  • Screen-type spark arrestor for great power with minimum noise output
  • High-capacity radiator with fan assist for maximum cooling efficiency
  • Radiator is positioned high for optimal protection
  • 27” Maxxis Zilla tires
  • 11.8” ground clearance
  • Aluminum rims

ATVs built for mudding require bigger engines and more power which also means a higher price tag. But, the Grizzly is more budget friendly while still being a strong mud performer.

Top rated 27” Maxxis Zilla tires let you move some serious mud while still giving you a generous 11.8” ground clearance.

A high mounted air intake layout gives you more power and torque, both essential for mud performance.

Front and back adjustable independent double wishbone suspension ensures you get a smooth ride over even the toughest terrain.

Standard equipment includes full body skid plates, a WARN winch, special edition paint and color‑matched wheels.

Grizzly EPS XT-R

ATVs For Mudding Yamaha Grizzly EPS XT-R
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Featured Image By Polaris

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