PowerSports Business

April 3, 2017

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www.PowersportsBusiness.com Deluxe and the Pioneer 1000 EPS. In fact, Honda was the only OEM to have brand new vehicles in the top 10. The Ranger 570 Full-Size was an upgraded model, with the rest carry- overs from model year 2015. There were no models in the 500cc range placing within the top five. The smallest util- ity UTV in the top five was the midsize, four- passenger capable, 675cc Honda Pioneer 700-5 Deluxe. The smaller Pioneer 500 and Ranger 570 models that held the No. 1 and No. 3 posi- tions one year ago, respectively, descended to the bottom five of the list in 2016. The current Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value of the top five models ranges from $9,955 to $14,260. This comes out to an average value of $11,810, which is higher by $2,396 than the average value of the top five during the same time period last year. The current average value of the bottom five models on the list is $9,198, which is lower by $1,218 than the average value of the bottom five of one year ago. Despite double-digit percentage changes in the average current Kelley Blue Book Sug- gested Retail Value in the top five and bottom five models on the list, the average value of the overall top 10 models is $10,504 — which is a relatively flat, single-digit increase of 6 percent compared to the top 10 current model year util- ity UTVs of one year ago. TOP 10 UTILITY UTVS IN 2016 — ALL MODEL YEARS In 2014 and 2015, the No. 1 position among top UTVs had been firmly held by the 2006 Yamaha Rhino 660 4x4. In 2016, it was no different. For the remaining nine spots, various iterations of Yamaha's Rhino 660 and Rhino 700 continued to contend for positioning against a similar mix of Polaris Ranger XP models. Although Yamaha continues to dominate this top 10 list, Polaris is gaining share. One year ago, Polaris had only a 25 percent share of the top 10 KBB.com hits, with three Ranger XP iterations. For 2016, it had an almost evenly split 43 percent share, with five models. There were more hits for Polaris Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Values than for Yamaha. Of the top Polaris models, 41 percent were for Kelley Blue Book Trade-In Values. The same assessment for Yamaha yields only 34 percent. This follows the same trend from one year ago, when Polaris had 45 percent and Yamaha had 33 percent. Although there has not been a model less than four years old in the top 10 list for the past three years, there was some movement within the top 20 for newer model-year vehicles. Just missing the top 10, and coming in at posi- tions No. 11 and No. 12, were the 2014 Polaris Ranger 570 EFI and 2015 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS. The 2015 Honda Pioneer 500 and 2014 Honda Pioneer 700-4 also made their debut within the top 20 at positions No. 16 and No. 17. The average year-over-year decrease in Kelley Blue Book Suggested Retail Value for the top 10 models was 5 percent. The average year-over-year decrease of the top 10 models one year ago was only 1 percent. PSB Hoa Ly is a senior powersports analyst at Kelley Blue Book. KBB CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 $0 $2,000 $4,000 $6,000 $8,000 $10,000 $12,000 TOP 5 OVERALL TOP 10 BOTTOM 5 2016 2015 AVERAGE KELLEY BLUE BOOK SUGGESTED RETAIL VALUE OF TOP 10 CURRENT MODEL YEAR UTILITY UTVS RESEARCHED ON KBB.COM $11,810 2016 Ranger XP 900 EPS Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Pioneer 700-4 Ranger XP 900 Pioneer 1000 EPS $9,414 2015 Pioneer 500 Ranger XP 900 EPS Ranger 570 Pioneer 700-4 Ranger XP 900 $9,198 2016 Ranger 570 Pioneer 500 Ranger 570 Full-Size Pioneer 700 Ranger Crew XP 900-6 EPS $10,504 $9,915 $10,416 2015 Ranger Crew 900 EPS Pioneer 700 Ranger 570 Full-Size Ranger Crew 900 Ranger 570 EPS Full-size Source: Kelley Blue Book The 2016 Polaris Ranger XP 900 EPS has been the most- searched 2016 model UTV on KBB.com

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