John Deere Updates The 2021 Gator UTV Lineup — Here’s What’s New

Quality-of-life changes define the revamped Gator

The 2021 John Deere Gator lineup gets some components to help make driving a little more comfortable. [Images: John Deere]

The 2021 John Deere Gator gets a host of updates

Updates for these 2021 Utility Vehicles, include improvements with steering, terrain/traction management and transmission controls. These improvements are aimed at the HPX Work SeriesMid-Size XUVs, and Full-Size XUVs. 

“For 2021, we took a look at our Gator line-up and made improvements to the transmission controls, digital displays, gear positions and power steering,” said Mark Davey, John Deere marketing manager. “Customers will find that our updated units are easier to shift and control, provide instant engagement of 4-wheel drive and differential lock, and provide more information on the dashboard.”

Here are the main updates in a nutshell:

  • Power steering: This should help with maneuverability and fatigue over the long term.
  • Integrated park position:  An addition like this should prevent the tendency for some to leave the vehicle in gear.
  • Improved shift pattern: This helps with easier operation and a more car-like feel.
  • Instant four-wheel drive: Activated with simple flip of a switch. The Instant four-wheel drive system assists with steep downhill drops. It also helps when negotiating difficult obstacles.

If you’re interested in some history, here’s more on the short-lived John Deere Buck.

The current base model HPX615E Work Series has a starting price of $11,369.00. On the next level, the base, mid-size model XUV560E has a starting price of $8,999.00. The full-size 2021 John Deere Gator XUV835E has a base price of $14,369.00.

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