A diesel model will probably not be the greatest option if you are searching for a fantastic utility vehicle that you can also take blazing through mountain terrain. They perform admirably as work or rancher UTVs, but they lack the horsepower required for sports entertainment driving. While the benefits of diesel side-by-sides are linked to the money saved over time, you must still examine whether it is the appropriate vehicle for the performance you require. Gas-powered UTVs are more powerful and faster, but they have a shorter engine lifespan overall, and most of them aren’t designed for the heavy-duty labor that diesel side-by-sides are designed for.

Why choose a diesel powered UTV?

Overall, they are not much more expensive than regular gasoline-powered UTVs, and their performance is assured to be superior for the duration of their lives. Some of the most affordable diesel alternatives include a slew of useful features.

With gasoline-powered utility/sports models, you won’t be able to experience the same level of outdoor freedom as you would when surfing dunes or rock crawling. However, knowing that the UTV you’ve invested in will be with you for a long time, pulling its weight, will give you some peace of mind.

The Performance

  • Diesel engines are known to last longer and perform better than gasoline engines.
  • They’re great work vehicles for rural jobs and around the house (e.g., transporting animal feed, building materials, firewood, etc.). Because these UTVs are built for utility rather than sport,

The Utility features

  • Most diesel UTV manufacturers provide series with numerous package options or a “build your own” option so you can make sure it has everything you want without having to pay for a lot of aftermarket add-ons.
  • You can transport a lot of materials with a large cargo capacity. Many of the leading brand names also offer crew-size UTVs that can transport your entire crew around the job site.
  • bed extensions and a dump bed
  • Toolboxes for beds
  • Some have fully air-conditioned cabs.
  • Towing, winching, and snowplow systems
  • Half-hard or full-hard doors
  • Windshields, windows, a back window, and a hard roof are all included.

The Fuel capacity

  • They have greater gas mileage, which is beneficial because their fuel tanks are usually smaller.
  • Because less fuel lasts longer in your UTV, even if the pump price is higher, they are extremely cost-effective.

Popular Manufacturers

Below is a list of well-known companies who sell diesel-powered UTVs and other utility vehicles.

v  Polaris

SeriesModelFeatures
 

 

 

 

Ranger Series

 

 

 

Ranger Diesel (2011-2018)

 

  • Engine: 904cc, 3 cylinders, single-source engine
  • Horsepower: 24 hp
  • Payload: 1500 lb
  • Price: $12,999
  • Passengers: 3

 

. John Deere

SeriesModelFeatures
Work Series Utility Vehicle

HPX815E

 

  • Engine: 3 cyl, 4-cycle diesel, liquid cooling system
  • Horsepower: 18.2 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 5.3 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1000 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 1300 lb
  • MSRP: $12,869

 

 

TH 6×4 Diesel

 

  • Engine: 3 cyl, 4-cycle diesel, liquid cooling system
  • Horsepower: 18.2 hp
  • Fuel Capacity: 5 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1200 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 1400 lb
  • MSRP: $13,449

 

 

Kawasaki

SeriesModelsFeatures
Mule Pro-DX Series

Mule Pro-DX

 

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, OHV, liquid-cooled, diesel
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with (H,L,N,R)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Payload: 1581 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 2000 lb
  • MSRP: $14,199
  • Passengers: 3

 

Mule Pro-DXT Series

Standard Model

 

 

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, OHV, liquid-cooled, diesel
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with (H,L,N,R)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1000 lb (3-person) 350 lb (6-person)
  • Payload: 1581 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 2000 lb
  •  MSRP: $14,399
  • Passengers: 3-person (1 row), 6 person (2 row)

 

Mule Pro-DXT Series

Mule Pro-DXT EPS

 

 

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, OHV, liquid-cooled, diesel
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with (H,L,N,R)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1000 lb (3-person) 350 lb (6-person)
  • Payload: 1581 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 2000 lb
  • MSRP: $15,199
  • Passengers: 3-person (1 row), 6 person (2 row)

 

Mule Pro-DXT Series

Mule Pro-DXT EPS Diesel FE

 

 

  • Engine: 4-stroke, 3-cylinder, OHV, liquid-cooled, diesel
  • Transmission: Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) with (H,L,N,R)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1000 lb (3-person) 350 lb (6-person)
  • Payload: 1581 lb
  • Towing Capacity: 2000 lb
  • MSRP: $15,399
  • Passengers: 3-person (1 row), 6 person (2 row)

 

 

Kubota

 

SeriesModelFeatures
Series: RTV-X Series

Model: RTV-X900

 

  • Engine: 3-cylinders, 4-cycle, diesel, OHV
  • Horsepower: 16.1 HP
  • Transmission: Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT-X)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1102 lbs
  • Towing Capacity: 1300 lbs
  • MSRP: $13,699
  • Passengers: 2
RTV-X Series

RTV-X1120

 

  • Engine: 3-cylinders, 4-cycle, diesel, OHV
  • Horsepower: 18.5 HP
  • Transmission: Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT-X)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1102 lbs
  • Towing Capacity: 1300 lbs
  • MSRP: $14,299
  • Passengers: 2
RTV-X Series

RTV-X1100C

 

  • Engine: 3-cylinders, 4-cycle, diesel, OHV
  • Horsepower: 18.5 HP
  • Transmission: Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT-X)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Cargo Bed Capacity: 1102 lbs
  • Towing Capacity: 1300 lbs
  • MSRP: $20,999
  • Passengers: 2
RTV-X Series

 RTV-X1140

 

  • Engine: 3-cylinders, 4-cycle, diesel, OHV
  • Horsepower: 18.5 HP
  • Transmission: Variable Hydro Transmission (VHT-X)
  • Fuel Capacity: 7.9 Gallons
  • Long Bed Capacity: 1102 lbs
  • Short Bed Capacity: 661 lbs
  • Towing Capacity: 1300 lbs
  • MSRP: $16,999
  • Passengers: 2

 

If you see a UTV on the list above that looks like it has everything you want in terms of power and hauling capability, keep in mind that these are designed for work, and while they can be enjoyable to drive, they do not provide the same level of amusement. Only acquire a diesel UTV if your ultimate goal is to have a long-term vehicle to assist you with heavy tasks. In exchange, there are negatives such as reduced power, speed, and an increase in noise level.