2018 Textron Off Road ATV: Alterra 300

Alterra features, performance at a value price

December 2017 Feature

The 2018 Alterra 300 from Textron Off Road delivers big features and capabilities at a small price.

The Alterra name says it all, with the class-leading combination of suspension, load capacity, horsepower, comfort and quality for an overall experience that exceeds expectations for a two-wheel drive machine.

The sculpted fenders, headlights and grille maximize ergonomics and durability and are narrow enough to maneuver through the tight woods yet protect you from mud and water spray. Composite front and rear racks are impact-resistant and provide 50-pound/100-pound front/rear capacities. Full-length composite floorboards enhance surefooted traction while the low seat height increases rider comfort and control.

The heart of the 300 is its spirited single-cylinder, liquid-cooled 270cc 4-stroke engine, which, combined with an automatic transmission and lightweight chassis, delivers an unstoppable force of fun. A backup engine fan delivers consistent cooling. And an automatic CVT transmission provides High, Low and Reverse for maximum ease and usability.

The ultra-tough chassis is lightweight in comparison to its mid- and full-sized competition, which translates into rider-friendly handling. It features a dual A-arm front suspension and a swingarm-style rear, each boasting 5 inches of suspension travel. Ground clearance is 10 inches, which coupled with 22-inch front and rear Kenda Pathfinder tires on 10-inch rims, give riders the confidence to tackle any terrain.

Standard equipment includes a 500-pound towing capacity; dual halogen headlights; hydraulic disc brakes; digital instrument pod and Start-In-Gear capability.

Key Features

- Sculpted bodywork maximizes ergonomics, durability and protection from mud and water spray

- Dual halogen headlights and taillights offer excellent lighting performance

- Impact-resistant composite front/rear composite racks provide 50-pound/100-pound capacities

- 270cc 4-stroke SOHC, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine

- Automatic CVT transmission with High/Low/Reverse

- Engine timing and carburetion calibrated for optimal warm and cold temperature starting

- Hydraulic brakes

- Dual A-arm front suspension and swingarm-style rear suspension with 5 inches of travel

- 10 inches of ground clearance

2018 Textron Off Road Alterra 300 Specs

Engine & Drivetrain

Battery Single 12V Starter

Engine Type Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke Single Overhead Cam, Gas Engine

Displacement 270cc

Drivetrain CVT

Drive System 2WD

Engine Braking System N/A

Fuel System Carburetor

Fuel Capacity 3.3 gal (12.5 L)

Gear Selection H, L, N, R, P

Front Differential N/A

Rear Differential N/A


Maximum Weight Capacity 400 lb (181.4 kg)

Front Rack 50 lb (22.7 kg)

Rear Rack 100 lb (45.4 kg)

Towing Capacity 500 lb (226.8 kg)

Steering & Suspension

Front Suspension Double A-arm with 5 inches (12.7 cm) travel

Rear Suspension Swing Arm with 5 inches (12.7 cm) travel

Brake System Single Lever Dual Front Hydraulic Disc, Single Rear Hydraulic Disc

Foot Brake Rear Foot Brake

Parking Brake Lockable Hand lever

Front Tires 22 x 7-10, Kenda Pathfinder

Rear Tires 22 x 10-10, Kenda Pathfinder

Wheels Powdercoated steel


Overall Length 73.6 in (186.9 cm)

Overall Width 41.4 in (105.2 cm)

Overall Height 44 in (111.8 cm)

Overall Weight 477 lb (216.4 kg) (Dry)

Wheelbase 46.4 in (117.9 cm)

Ground Clearance 10.2 in (25.9 cm)

Hitch Hitch plate

Color Options & Frame

Frame Black

Skid Plate N/A

Standard Colors Performance Red, Marsh Green


Instrumentation Digital

Lighting Dual Halogen Headlights, Dual Brake Lights/Taillights

Start Method Electric start

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