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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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Wolverine X4 vs Teryx4

Looking to buy first machine. Going to go on trails with wife and grandkids. I have watched videos and read reviews until I cant do it any more. I have read the Teryx 4 is noisy and has heat issues by your legs. Need honest feedback if this is the right machine for me.

Looking at the Teryx 4 or Wolverine X4. Both have the most comfortable seats and have legroom.
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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-28-2020, 07:53 PM
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I have been in every brand. They are all noisy with too much heat in the floor.

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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 05:48 AM
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I guess that depends a lot on where you ride. Having some heat from the console is one of the reasons I wanted a Teryx, summers are short here and it rarely gets above 20c where we usually ride. If we rode in arizona I'd consider a different machine.

The teryx is not nearly as loud as I expected it to be after reading people always complaining about noise on forums. Doesn't seem much louder than my rzr, does sound like it revs higher though. It's not louder than most of the quads I've owned.

I ended up going with the Teryx over the wolverine. I bought a 4 seater for the family and need room to carry crap along. The wolverine seemed to lack in the cargo box area. We usually go on 8-10 hr rides in the mountains so need room for food, chainsaw,rain gear, etc... the Teryx seemed more practical for us.
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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 06-29-2020, 09:45 AM
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I bought a Teryx4 and then shortly after that the Wolverine X4 came out. After reading about the Wolverine it sounded great and I was upset that I hadn't waited around until it came out, but after checking one out at a dealer I was relieved as I wasn't that impressed with it. Not saying it's a bad machine but still happy with my Terxy4 and still would have probably went that way even if the Wolverine was available at the time.

Heat and noise - regardless of what machine they have everybody I ride with complains about heat and noise.....Polaris RZR (multiple different models/years), Wildcat XX, etc, etc.... The RZR guys have the suicide (backwards opening) doors and when on an easy section of trail will hold the door open for cool air. I personally don't have issues with my Teryx but also grew up running open cab farm tractors and construction equipment that was hot and loud.
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The x4 has a lot more issues then the teryex by far . Go into the Wolverine forum you will see the problems they have . DEFINITELY not as durable as the teryex
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 03:57 PM
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I too was buying one to accommodate the grandkids. Went with the Teryx 4. Reliable, comfortable and plenty of room. You can't go wrong.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 06:20 PM
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We looked very hard at the X4 when we shopped and in the end, it came down to these two. We test drove both extensively. Here are a few thoughts, mostly on the X4.

- The X4 is quieter no question. Yamaha clearly spent a lot of time on making it quieter and smoother as a machine and I give them a lot of credit for it.
- We thought the fit and finish was very good. They appear and feel well put together and well made. From Yamaha, this is not a surprise to us.
- On paper, the X4 has more power. I say on paper because the delivery felt soft to me. No punch off the line. Just my .02. I have not yet felt I needed more power in the Teryx. Would I like it? Yes. But, will take what I have.
- I really did not like that you had to sacrifice the two rear seats to get meaningful bed space. We usually have people in the back row, so this was not a trade-off we could live with. I throw an RTIC cooler in the back of mine, whether I have 1 person or 4.
- The X4 is more expensive... No roof included and this was a $500 add... smaller stock tires that we would have had to change from immediately... the cost comparison started to go the wrong way.
- Interior is well finished and has some modern nice touches. Gauge cluster is good and easy to see and read.
- Front seat was comfortable, but my left arm hit the door badly on the oversized shoulder bolster. Same for my wife. We struggled to think we could ever get comfy in it.
- The back seats are terrible. Add to this to the this the crazy hump in the back--got to put the engine somewhere*--and the rear leg room in the X4 is awful.
- Self adjusting rear shocks... Not sure what to make of these. But I do know that my eyes tell me the X4 isn't following my Teryx in some tough places---not stock versus stock.

But, without a doubt the biggest knock on the X4 and what caused us to firmly cross it off the list was the very difficult and tight entrance and exit. Especially in the back row. This again is the stupid large shoulder bolsters designed to keep a rider in. Well, they're a gigantic PIA. My dad often rides us and he is in his 80s. He could barely get in the X4--front or back--and we could not imagine being on a trail ride where you're in and out of the machine. We had been on a few test rides and then we took him to get his thoughts.

When we got to the Kawasaki dealer and he saw the T4, he asked if he could drive it! He loved it then and now.

*The engine has to go somewhere and that is why you have heat and some added noise in the Teryx. It's a mid engine machine and it is short and nimble because of this. Move the engine rearward a bit and you either add length or reduce the bed space.

I have no opinions on the X4 reliability... I suspect it will be a good machine long term. But, you still see rental places at Moab (for example) with all Kawi T4 fleets. I wouldn't think twice about taking my family anywhere in the Teryx.

Good luck with the decision.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old Yesterday, 07:01 PM
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Just got back from WV with my 2017 Teryx4 on Bandit shocks and my friend and his family took their new Wolverine X4. Rode 105 miles on Saturday. He went as fast as we did, over the same terrain, and handled every obstacle with equal comfort. I watched as we followed them some and it had good suspension movement. He’s coming from a Polaris Northstar, so he knows how a SxS should ride. I’m a Teryx fan, but I was impressed with his X4. I don’t think I could have kept up with them riding on my stock fox shocks, or would have been beat to pieces if so.
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