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2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA
2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA

– 2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA Review

2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA

Rancher AT: It’s the Automatic Choice…

All Rancher AT features plus adds: Electric Power Steering.

Isn’t it great when something in life actually works out BETTER than promised? That’s how you’re going to feel when you choose a Honda Rancher AT. When you look at all it offers, it’s easy to see why the Rancher AT is such a hit. First it belongs to the best-selling ATV family in America. Because they’re Hondas, they offer a legendary degree of dependability and quality. Then there’s the lineup itself, with the Rancher AT standing proud as the flagship. Built around the same class-leading 420cc engine as our other Ranchers, the AT makes a great ATV even better with features like plush Independent Rear Suspension (IRS), Electric Power Steering (EPS), Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), TraxLok 2WD/4WD system, and a revolutionary, twin-clutch-equipped automatic five-speed transmission that’s arguably one of the slickest- and quickest-shifting gearboxes on dirt. It’s versatile, too, as the Rancher AT lets you choose between going fully automatic or shifting via the push-button Electric Shift Program (ESP).

•Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI)
•Honda automatic five-speed Twin Clutch transmission
•Independent Rear Suspension
•TraxLock 2WD/4WD

The FourTrax® Rancher® 4×4 AT carries an impressive blend of innovation, sophistication and hard-working credentials that make it stand out as one of the best picks in the world of ATVs. Riders have the option of choosing between fully automatic transmission operation and an Electric Shift Program (ESP®) mode that allows for easy push-button shifts on command. Also in the mix are an independent rear suspension, selectable 4WD/2WD TraxLok® and a rugged torque-sensitive front differential, plus the option of Electric Power Steering (EPS)-all of which make the FourTrax Rancher 4×4 AT a genuine superstar in the world of off-road riding.


2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA Key Features

Honda Genuine Accessories – Frame Skid Plates (front and rear), Winch Kit, Front Brush Guard, A-Arm Guards (front and rear), Soft Rack Bag (front and rear), Fender Bag, Outdoor Cover (XL, XXL), 12V Front Accessory Socket, Recoil Starter Kit

WARRANTY: Because we’re so confident in the quality of each of our Honda Genuine accessories, we’re pleased to offer one of the best warranties in the industry. One-year warranty begins on the day accessories are purchased by the customer.

Important Safety Information – Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.

The First of Its Kind. The Quickest, Too. – Exclusive to the Rancher AT, Honda’s revolutionary automatic five-speed transmission features a twin-clutch design that ensures slick, lightning-fast shifts and optimal power transfer.

Twice the Performance. Half the Effort. – Honda’s Electric Power Steering (EPS) features sophisticated torque sensors that measure how much force you’re applying and the ECU determines how much extra assist you need.

Independent Rear Suspension. – The Rancher AT’s independent rear suspension (IRS) features a double wishbone design that maintains rear wheel alignment for a smoother, more surefooted ride over all kinds of terrain.

Accessories as tough as the ATVs they’re on. – When you’re riding the best ATV on the planet, only the best accessories will do—Honda Genuine Accessories. These accessories are designed specifically for your Honda vehicle and feature the same quality and durability you’ve come to expect from Honda.


2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA Features and Benefits

TraxLok Selectable 2WD/4WD – This invaluable feature allows a rider to shift, via a front-panel-mounted lever, between 2WD and 4WD for maximum versatility during tough chores or on uneven terrain.

Programmed Fuel Injection – Being able to count on crisp performance and starting under any conditions is a must for anyone who depends on their ATV. Thanks to Honda’s Programmed Fuel-Injection (PGM-FI), featuring a 34mm throttle body, 12-hole Denso injector and Idle Air Control Valve (IACV), the Rancher AT not only ensures trouble-free operation in the cold and at varying altitudes, it enhances fuel economy as well.

Semi-dry-sump Engine Design – Our semi-dry sump and overhead valve designs give you an engine that’s shorter from top to bottom. The compact engine both lowers the center of gravity and increases ground clearance.

Honda Automatic Five-Speed Transmission – The Rancher AT’s Honda automatic five-speed transmission features two modes: You can shift into five forward gears, neutral and reverse, or the Rancher can shift into the forward gears automatically. Shifting is super-fast and super-efficient thanks to the radical twin-clutch design.

Longitudinal Engine Layout

Shaft Final Drive

Available Electric Power Steering (EPS)

Electric Shift Program (ESP) – Upshifting or downshifting is easy and fast—just push one of two handlebar-mounted buttons. ESP is a huge advantage when riding in heavy boots, or if your boots are covered in mud or snow.


2013 Honda FourTrax Rancher AT with Electric Power Steering TRX420FPA – North American Specifications / Technical Details
USA MSRP: $7,799 USD
Canadian MSRP: See dealer for pricing

Engine Type 420cc liquid-cooled OHV semi-drysump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder fourstroke
Bore And Stroke 86.5mm x 71.5mm
Induction Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 34mm throttle bodies
Ignition Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starter Electric with optional auxiliary recoil

Clutch Automatic
Transmission Automatic
Driveline Direct front and rear driveshafts

Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone; 6.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension Independent double-wishbone; 6.3 inches travel
Front Brakes Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes Single hydraulic disc
Front Tires 24 x 8-12
Rear Tires 24 x 10-11

Length 80.9 inches
Width 46.1 inches
Height 45.8 inches
Wheelbase 49.4 inches
Seat Height 32.4 inches
Ground Clearance 9.1 inches
Turning Radius 10.5 feet
Curb Weight 642 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel ready to ride)
Fuel Capacity 3.6 gallons, including 1.0-gallon reserve

Note No operator under age 16. Honda recommends that all ATV riders take a training course and read their owner’s manual thoroughly.
Emissions Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards.
Available Colors Red, Olive, Natural Gear™ Camo
Model Id TRX420FPA

Duration 1 year
Description Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

Specifications, appearance, and price of product are subject to change without notice.