2019 Honda Rancher 420 Guide

The Honda Rancher 420 lineup for 2019 offers six models. They range from a base model with manual shift, 2wd, and solid rear axle, to the top of the line with a dual clutch electronic shift automatic transmission and independent rear suspension. Just follow the guide for all the details.

Honda Rancher 420 Models


Rancher - $5,349

2019 Honda Rancher 420 key features:

  • 420cc OHV liquid-cooled, fuel-injected single cylinder engine

  • Newer mapping for the Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI) system improves power delivery and throttle response, and increases fuel efficiency for greater range.

  • Stainless-steel exhaust system includes a USDA-qualified spark arrester/muffler designed for quiet operation without servicing for long-lasting performance.

  • Increased AC generator output of 450 watts to allow powering more electrical accessories.

  • Five-speed transmission with Reverse includes an ultra-low First gear.

  • Super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with a low-rpm engagement point for better driveability and towing capability.

  • Swingarm Rear Suspension - enclosed-axle type swingarm with optimized stiffness for improved toughness and durability.

  • Rubber swingarm pivot bushings yield increased low-speed ride comfort and increased durability.

  • Adjustable spring preload featured on all shocks to allow suspension tuning to match varying loads and riding conditions.

  • Dual front hydraulic disc brakes and sealed mechanical rear drum brake.

  • Rear brake located inside the right rear wheel for improved durability and increased ground clearance.

  • Newer sealed steering knuckle bearings for extended durability.

  • Full-length synthetic lower skidplate with integrated front brush guard.

  • Heavy-duty trailer hitch with 848-pound towing capacity.

  • Front rack capacity is 66 pounds and rear is 133 pounds.

2019 Honda Rancher 420 Specifications



Rancher 4x4 - $6,399

All Rancher features:

  • Adds: TraxLok 2WD/4WD - Handy TraxLok 2WD/4WD selector lever, mounted on the left-front panel, allows 4WD when needed for the tough stuff and 2WD when conditions permit.

  • Adds: Digital Meter - Meter display with added functions like a Maintenance Minder system that notifies when it is time for service.

Rancher 420 4x4 Specs



Rancher 4x4 ES - $6,649

All Rancher features:

  • Adds: Electric Shift Program - ES model incorporates Honda’s exclusive ESP for easy shifts with the touch of a handlebar-mounted button.

  • Adds: TraxLok 2WD/4WD

  • Adds: Digital Meter


2019 Rancher 4x4 ES



Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT EPS  - $7,599

All Rancher features:

  • Adds: Electric Power Steering - Three-point mounting setup for the EPS system makes the entire steering mechanism more rigid for even more precise steering.

  • Adds: TraxLok 2WD/4WD

  • Adds: Automatic DCT - The Automatic DCT provides the compact size and strength of a manual transmission (no belts to slip, break or burn out) with the convenience of an automatic transmission, while providingr the option of push-button manual control via Honda’s Electric Shift Program (ESP).

  • The Automatic DCT features a dual shift-mapping program that automatically selects between two transmission shifting modes—either Cruise or Sport mode—for optimum shift timing depending on the rider’s pattern of throttle operation.

  • During aggressive use, the Sport mode kicks in and holds the transmission in gear longer before shifting to deliver more aggressive performance.

  • During more casual operation, the Cruise mode allows the transmission to shift up sooner for more casual performance and enhanced fuel efficiency.

  • Adds: Digital Meter


Rancher 4x4 DCT EPS Specs



Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT IRS - $7,399

All Rancher features:

  • Adds: IRS and Automatic DCT - Independent dual-arm rear suspension design offers a more optimal shock ratio and increased suspension travel for a gain of 2.2 inches of travel.

  • Adds: Larger Seat & Larger Rear Carrier.

  • Adds: TraxLok 2WD/4WD - TraxLok 2WD/4WD system offers two drive modes: 2WD and 4WD with TraxLok torque-sensing front differential.

  • Adds: Digital Meter & Rear Disc Brake - Larger 190mm dual hydraulic disc brakes up front and 170mm hydraulic disc brake in back for stronger stopping power.

Rancher 4x4 DCT IRS



Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT IRS EPS - $8,099

All Rancher 4x4 Automatic DCT IRS features:

  • Adds: Electric Power Steering - Electric Power Steering (EPS) system incorporates new ECU mapping for improved linearity in steering response, reduced low-speed steering effort for enhanced maneuverability and decreased kickback traits for improved all-around steering action.

2019 Honda Rancher 420 4x4 DCT IRS EPS Specs



Related Articles:

Honda Rancher ATV Guide  - Covers all the Rancher models for 2013.

Honda Rancher AT - Full review of the 2013 Rancher 420 AT.


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