2016 Honda FourTrax Rancher ES

Choose The Perfect ATV For The Job Or Trail.

Every ATV starts with a dream. And where do you dream of riding? Maybe you’ll use your ATV for hunting or fishing. Maybe it needs to work hard on the farm, ranch or jobsite. Maybe you want to get out and explore someplace where the cellphone doesn’t ring, where the air is cold and clean. Or maybe it’s for chores around your property. Chances are, it’s going to be a little of all of those things—which is why a Honda Rancher makes sense.

The Rancher lineup gives you a huge choice of ATV features, so you can find the exact model that fits your needs. And in 2016, our 420cc Rancher lineup offers a robust list of options. You can get two-wheel-drive or four-wheel-drive. Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) or a swingarm configuration. Standard manual ATV transmission, our exclusive Electric Shift Program, or Honda’s revolutionary Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission. Electric Power Steering? Our four-wheel-drive models offer that. And there are even some sharp new color choices this year too. No matter which Rancher you choose, you’ll always get the value, quality and dependability of a Honda.

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.

Standard Features

  • ELECTRIC SHIFT PROGRAM: The convenience of push-button shifting with the rugged design of a conventional ATV transmission—that’s what you get with Honda’s exclusive Electric Shift Program (ESP). Just push one button to upshift and one button to downshift. It’s a big plus when you’re wearing heavy work boots or overshoes, or riding in mud or snow. An added benefit: you get genuine compression braking for better speed control when operating in steep terrain.
  • REVERSE LEVER: Revised last year, the Rancher’s reverse lever is simple, easier and more intuitive to use.
  • DIGITAL INSTRUMENTS: Easy to read and full of the information you want, in addition to the standard gear position indicator, speedometer, odometer, trip meter, and hour meter you get readouts for fuel level, clock, water temperature, speed and Honda’s “maintenance minder” system to help remind you when it’s time to have your ATV serviced.
  • IN-TANK FUEL PUMP: We’ve incorporated an in-tank fuel pump for cooler pump operation, and long pump life.
  • COMFORTABLE SEAT: A plush seat and open rider triangle (Bars/Seat/Pegs) teams up with the suspension to really treat you right. Superior ergonomics have always been a Honda priority, and the Rancher is no exception. With thick, soft foam, it’s more comfortable than ever.
  • SEMI-DRY-SUMP ENGINE DESIGN: Compact and lighter-weight, the Rancher’s overhead-valve, semi-dry-sump design creates an engine that's shorter from top to bottom. That returns two big benefits: it enhances handling by lowering the engine's center of gravity, and it also increases ground clearance.
  • 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 an oxygen sensor that allows the fuel mapping to instantaneously adjust to any riding condition—the Rancher not only ensures trouble-free operation in the cold and at varying altitudes, it reduces emissions and enhances fuel economy.
  • SWINGARM REAR SUSPENSION: On select Rancher models, the rear swingarm incorporates an enclosed, solid-axle design for strength and rigidity. When you need to tow a heavy load, the swingarm eliminates rear suspension squat as the load is placed on the axle itself, not on the rear shock.
  • EMISSIONS: Meets current California Air Resources Board (CARB) and EPA off-road emissions standards
  • WARRANTY: One year transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2016
Model FourTrax Rancher ES
Model Code TRX420TE1G
Stock Number N/A
Color Red



Front -190mm Dual hydraulic disc

Rear -160mm Sealed mechanical drum


Front - 24 x 8-12

Rear - 24 x 10-11


Length 82.8 inches
Height 46.2 inches
Width 47.4 inches
Weight 575 pounds (includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel—ready to ride)
Ground Clearance 7.2 inches
Wheelbase 49.9 inches
Turning Radius 9.2 feet
Seat Height 33.7 inches


Transmission Five-speed with Reverse
Drive System 2x4
Drive Direct rear driveshaft


Engine 420cc liquid-cooled fuel-injected OHV wet-sump longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Displacement 420 cc
Bore x Stroke 92mm x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.9:1
Fuel Capacity 3.9 gallons, including 1.3-gallon reserve
Ignition Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starting Electric with optional auxiliary recoil
Clutch Automatic
Cooling Liquid
Fuel System Keihin® 34 mm throttle-body fuel-injection system



Front - Independent double-wishbone; 6.69 inches travel

Rear - Swingarm with single shock; 6.69 inches travel


Additional Colors Olive