– 2016 Honda ATV HP & TQ + MPG Comparison | Performance & Power-to-Weight Ratio Comparison –
I get asked on a daily basis “What is the horsepower and torque rating for this ATV / Four Wheeler?” as Honda doesn’t publish their horsepower numbers so it can be difficult to track down the correct HP figures for a certain model. There are documents sent to the dealer though that list these numbers. After a little digging, I was able to grab the HP numbers for each of Honda’s 2016 ATV models. This information is all directly from Honda, not a 3rd party that is giving it their best guess etc.
I’ve also broken down the power-to-weight ratio for each ATV as that will give you an idea of the performance between each four wheeler moreso than just comparing horsepower numbers. Weight comes into play as you can have an ATV model that makes 10 more horsepower than another but weigh 600 pounds more which cancels out some of the added power when comparing the performance as far as acceleration etc.
Other Helpful ATV Model Lineup Info / Links:
- 2016 Foreman 500 ATV Models Explained – CLICK HERE
- 2016 Foreman vs Rubicon 500 ATV Differences Explained – CLICK HERE
- 2016 Rancher 420 ATV Models Explained – CLICK HERE
- 2016 Honda TRX ATV Models Explained – CLICK HERE
- 2016 Honda ATV Horsepower & Torque Ratings / Performance Comparison – CLICK HERE
What does this Honda ATV get fuel consumption wise? How many MPG or miles per tank etc? Those are some other questions I’m commonly asked and this information is slightly more difficult to come by since there’s a lot of variables that come into play. Some ATVs will be missing their miles per gallon rating below, check back shortly for those but until then I’ve got the majority of them broken down.
When reading the numbers below, keep in mind this is what Honda stamps on each models MSO / MCO. What is an MSO / MCO? Please see bottom of page for explanation.
2016 Honda 250 cc Model Lineup Horsepower / Torque / MPG:
2016 Honda Recon 250 – 15.6 HP / Horsepower at 6,500 RPM (Model ID Included: TRX250TE / TRX250TM)
Recon 250 TQ / Torque – 13.7 lb / ft TQ at 5,000 RPM
Recon 250 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 15.6 HP / 434 lb ) = .036 horsepower per pound
Recon 250 MPG – 29.4 Miles Per Gallon (12.5 KM/L)
2016 Honda TRX250X – 16.8 Horsepower (Model ID Included: TRX250X / TRX250XD)
TRX250X HP to Weight Ratio – ( 16.8 HP / 384 lb ) = .044 horsepower per pound
2016 Honda Rancher 420 Model Lineup Horsepower:
2016 Honda Rancher 420 2×4 – 26.6 Horsepower at 6,250 RPM (Model ID Included: TRX420TE / TRX420TM)
Rancher 420 2×4 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 26.6 HP / 573 lb ) = .046 horsepower per pound
Rancher 420 TQ / Torque – 24.6 lb / ft at 5,000 RPM
Rancher 420 Gas Mileage / MPG – 41.4 Miles Per Gallon
2016 Honda Rancher 420 – 26.6 Horsepower (Model ID Included: TRX420FM1 / TRX420FM2 / TRX420FE1)
Rancher 420 4×4 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 26.6 HP / 608 lb ) = .044 horsepower per pound
2016 Honda Rancher 420 DCT – 27 Horsepower (Model ID Included: TRX420FA1 / TRX420FA2)
Rancher 420 DCT 4×4 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 27HP / 626 lb ) = .044 horsepower per pound
2016 Honda Rancher 420 DCT / IRS – 27 Horsepower (Model ID Included: TRX420FA5 / TRX420FA6)
Rancher 420 DCT IRS 4×4 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 27 HP / 672 lb ) = .040 horsepower per pound
2016 Honda 500 cc ATV Model Lineup Horsepower:
2016 Honda Foreman 500 – 28.7 Horsepower at 6,250 RPM (Model ID Included: TRX500FE1 / TRX500FE2 / TRX500FM1 / TRX500FM2)
Foreman 500 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 28.7 HP / 646 lb ) = .044 horsepower per pound
Foreman 500 TQ / Torque – 28 lb / ft at 5,000 RPM
Foreman 500 Gas Mileage / MPG – 33.6 Miles Per Gallon
2016 Honda Rubicon 500 – 27 Horsepower (Model ID Included: TRX500FM5 / TRX500FM6 / TRX500FM7 Deluxe)
Rubicon 500 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 27 HP / 677 lb ) = .040 horsepower per pound
2016 Honda Rubicon 500 DCT – 27 Horsepower (Model ID Included: TRX500FA5 / TRX500FA6 / TRX500FA7 Deluxe)
Rubicon 500 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 27 HP / 703 lb ) = .038 horsepower per pound
2016 Honda 680 cc ATV Model Lineup Horsepower:
2016 Honda Rincon 680 – 38.5 Horsepower at 6,000 RPM (Model ID Included: TRX680FA)
Rincon 680 HP to Weight Ratio – ( 38.5 HP / 657 lb ) = .059 horsepower per pound
Rincon 680 TQ / Torque – 36 lb / ft at 5,000 RPM
Youth / Childs ATV Model Lineup Horsepower:
2016 Honda TRX90X – 6.6 Horsepower
TRX90X HP to Weight Ratio – ( 6.6 HP / 262 lb ) = .025 horsepower per pound
Honda hasn’t released information regarding the 2016 TRX400X or 2016 TRX450R. Below is the horsepower rating for their latest production year:
2014 Honda TRX400X – 34.1 Horsepower
TRX400X HP to Weight Ratio – ( 34.1 HP / 408lb ) = .084 horsepower per pound
2014 Honda TRX450R – 42.6 Horsepower
TRX450R HP to Weight Ratio – ( 42.6 HP / 388 lb ) = .11 horsepower per pound
Going back to what I mentioned up top about the MSO / MCO for each ATV. MSO = Manufacturers Statement of Origin / MCO = Manufacturers Certificate of Origin. This is what Honda sends to the dealer for each model with the VIN listed as well as other pertinent information on that specific unit. This is the only place where Honda mentions the horsepower rating as well for each and every single ATV, Side by Side, Motorcycle, Scooter etc. This document is what will turn into your title when you purchase that unit if you live in a title state for an off-road machine (Some states don’t title off-road units).
Keep in mind these horsepower ratings will be different from what you may see if you’re looking for 2016 Honda ATV dyno numbers. You have different styles of dyno machines that will read differently and there are a lot of factors that go into those details but that is another 10 page novel on its own haha. Not only do you have different variables in dyno styles but then you also have the difference between measuring horsepower at the crank / flywheel versus true WHP (Wheel horsepower).
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