A rec-ute rig with plenty of spirit, the 2024 Kawasaki Teryx is cheap, nimble, torquey, and will fit your needs on or off the trail.
It’s a jack-of-all-trades, and a master of nothing. While it can run your favorite trails and put in its share on the farm, other rigs will do it better. A 1,300-pound towing capacity is laughable compared to other utility and rec-ute side-by-sides.
While the 2024 Kawasaki Teryx is a fun and nimble rec-ute side-by-side, it doesn’t excel in anything. Towing capacity, suspension travel, and torque numbers are all outshined by other UTVs in its class. Those downgrades come with an upside, though, as the 2024 Kawasaki Teryx manages to stay under $21,000 across all models. If you want a cheap option into the world of side-by-sides, the Teryx is your rig.
The 2024 Kawasaki Teryx returns as the bridge unit between utility and sport. With 47 lb.-ft. of torque and 10.7 inches of suspension travel (on the S LE model), you won’t be hurting on the trails. Although this is an entry-level rec-ute side-by-side, tons of fun can be had with it.
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Pricing and Which One to Buy
2024 Kawasaki Teryx MSRP: $16,199
2024 Kawasaki Teryx S LE MSRP: $17,499
2024 Kawasaki Teryx4 MSRP: $18,199
2024 Kawasaki Teryx4 S Camo MSRP: $18,799
2024 Kawasaki Teryx4 S LE: $19,499
2024 Kawasaki Teryx4 S SE: $ 20,999
The entry-level Teryx is probably the best bang-for-buck out there, even with base-model features and only 8 inches of suspension travel. But if you have the money to spend, we recommend going with the S LE. For just $1,300 more, you get a much peppier rig that might be able to keep up with your buddies’ sport side-by-sides.
Powertrain: Engine, Transmission, and Performance
The 2024 Teryx gets a 783cc V-twin that pushes 47 lb.-ft. of torque. It is mounted to a CVT transmission with high/low/reverse gears and a transfer case with 2WD and 4WD. The front wheels get a manual locking differential.
Fox piggyback shocks are on all models, but if you upgrade to the S LE, you get Fox 2.0 LSC shocks with up to 10.7 inches of travel.
Hydraulic disc brakes are on all four corners.
Ergonomics: Comfort and Utility
Sporty bucket seats and three-point belts are at every position. Apart from that, the Teryx feels much like a utility rig.
The Teryx sits far behind other utility side-by-sides with lackluster towing and hauling capabilities. For starters, towing is only rated at 1,300 pounds. On the two-seater, the rear bed can hold up to 600 pounds, but if you opt for the four-seater, that gets cut down to 249.
A simple gauge cluster is all you’ll get for electronics.
Break-in period of 20 hours at half throttle. First service after 20 hours, every 1,200 miles thereafter.
Warranty and Maintenance Coverage
Three-year limited warranty.
2024 Kawasaki Teryx and Teryx4 Specs
|Engine:||SOHC, liquid-cooled, four-stroke V-twin; 4-valve|
|Bore x Stroke:||85.0 x 69.0mm|
|Transmission:||Automatic CVT w/ high/low range, reverse|
|Claimed Torque:||47 lb.-ft. @ 5,500 rpm|
|Fuel System:||DFI fuel injection w/ two 36mm throttle bodies|
|Steering:||Electric power steering; rack and pinion|
|Drivetrain:||Selectable 2WD/4WD w/ locking front differential; shaft|
|Front Suspension:||Double wishbone, Fox Podium coilover shocks w/ piggyback reservoir, preload and 24-way compression damping adjustable; 8.0 in. (base) / Fox 2.0 LSC piggyback shocks, fully preload and adjustable compression damping adjustable; 10.7 in. (S LE, Teryx4 Camo, Teryx4 S SE)|
|Rear Suspension:||Double wishbone, Fox Podium coilover shocks w/ piggyback reservoir, preload and 24-way compression damping adjustable; 8.3 in. (base) / Fox 2.0 LSC piggyback shocks, fully preload and adjustable compression damping adjustable; 10.0 in. (S LE, Teryx4 Camo, Teryx4 S SE)|
|Front Brakes:||Dual hydraulic discs, 2-piston calipers|
|Rear Brakes:||Sealed, oil-bathed, multidisc|
|Wheels, Front/Rear:||Steel (base) / alloy (S LE); 12 in.|
|Tires, Front/Rear:||Maxxis; 26×9-12; 26×11-12 (base) / 27×9-14; 27×11-14 (S LE, Teryx4 Camo, Teryx4 S SE)|
|Length:||118.1 in. (2-seat) / 125.4 in. (4-seat)|
|Width:||60.0 in. (base) / 62.6 in. (S LE)|
|Height:||75.8 in. (base) / 78.5 in. (S LE) / 77.8 in. (Teryx4) / 80.5 in. (Teryx4 S LE, Teryx4 Camo, Teryx4 S SE)|
|Wheelbase:||85.8 in. (base) / 88.2 in. (S LE, Teryx4 Camo, Teryx4 S SE) / 85.6 in. (Teryx4)|
|Bed Capacity:||600 lb. (2-seat) / 249 lb. (4-seat)|
|Towing Capacity:||1,300 lb.|
|Max Seating Capacity:||2 (Teryx) / 4 (Teryx4)|
|Ground Clearance:||11.2 in. (base) / 11.2–12.2 in. (S LE, Teryx4 Camo, Teryx4 S SE)|
|Turning Radius:||16.7 ft. (base) / 17.7 ft. (S LE)|
|Claimed Wet Weight:||1,570 lb. (base) / 1,596 lb. (S LE) / 1,605 lb. (Teryx4) / 1,638 lb. (Teryx4 S LE, Teryx4 Camo)/ 1,685 lb. (Teryx4 S SE)|
|Fuel Capacity:||7.9 gal.|
|Warranty:||3-year limited; optional 12, 24, or 36 mo.|
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