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Putting UVs and ATVs to the test: John Deere XUV 850D

Among the vehicles tested was the John Deere XUV 850D. Fortunately, our evaluators had a variety of riding conditions, from dry and dusty to wet and muddy, to get a good feel for its capabilities.

John Deere XUV 850D

Among the vehicles tested was the John Deere XUV 850D. Fortunately, our evaluators had a variety of riding conditions, from dry and dusty to wet and muddy, to get a good feel for its capabilities.

Evaluation results
After each ride, evaluators completed a 12-question evaluation form. Vehicles were rated on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the highest. Let's see how the John Deere XUV 850D scored.

 

Question
Score
Access to engine and transmission (check oil, change filters, grease fittings, etc.)
4.1
Location of controls and gauges (how easy to locate and operate)
4.2
Ease of shifting transmission (forward and reverse)
4.5
Ease of engaging four-wheel drive, differential lock (if applicable)
4.6
Steering responsiveness, maneuverability
4.2
Acceleration (throttle response from dead start on trail)
3.9
Ease of maintaining a constant speed
4.1
Braking
4.2
Noise level
3.2
Overall rider comfort
3.9
Cargo and storage (capacity, ease of access, location on vehicle)
4.2
General fit and finish (how well built, quality of materials, overall design)
4.3
Total average score
49.4

 

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