Crossover Utility Vehicle

  • Capacity to Comfortably Seat 4
  • Convertible Rear Seat/Cargo Space
  • Superior Terrain Capability
  • Power Steering

JOHN DEERE

Features

Powerful diesel engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response

The machine is powered by an 854-cc (52.1-cu in.), 3-cylinder, liquid-cooled, four-cycle diesel engine. It produces 5.1 kgm (36.9 lb-ft) of torque at 2400 rpm. The advanced engine delivers superb starting, idling, and throttle response during operation. With minimal noise vibration and harshness (NVH), the XUV855 is the smoothest and quietest running diesel in its class.
Indirect injection diesel with glow plugs ensures fast starts in cold temperatures, and the overhead valve design provides greater efficiency and fuel economy. Thanks to molybdenum-coated pistons and a high-stiffness cylinder block and gearcase, there’s quiet operation throughout the entire RPM range.
The high-flow water pump and optimized water jackets maintain a steady operating temperature and eliminate hot spots

Service and maintenance is made simple by the spin-on oil filter, dry replaceable dual-element air cleaner, and a see-through coolant recovery tank so the operator can check the coolant level without removing the radiator cap.

* The engine horsepower information is provided by the engine manufacturer to be used for comparison purposes only. The actual operating horsepower will be less.

Dual A-arm front and rear suspension provides a smooth ride over challenging terrain and excellent hauling characteristics

To complement the most capable frame available in a high-performance utility vehicle, the XUV is equipped with four-wheel independent suspension. The entire suspension system has been optimized to handle no cargo to maximum cargo without compromising ride quality or vehicle stability.

203.2 mm (8 in.) of travel in the front and 228.6mm (9in) in the rear provides ample compression and wheel extension, which keep all four wheels on the ground for superior traction and vehicle control. A solid anti-roll bar with fully rubber isolated connecting links and pivots for minimal vehicle body roll and quiet operation is fitted, and heavy-duty nodular cast-iron knuckles to support the strut, constant-velocity (CV) shaft, and wheel.

These vehicles feature maintenance-free rubber torsional A-arm pivots for long life and quiet operation, and have CV shaft protection from sticks that may puncture the rubber boot.

Superior terrain capability

The Gator™ XUV Crossover Series Utility Vehicle has a precision-engineered drivetrain system that fully utilizes engine power, optimizing acceleration, hauling, towing, and hill-climbing capabilities. Power is transmitted from the engine through a continuously variable clutch system to the transaxle.

The variable-speed drive consists of two clutches and a drive belt: the drive clutch to the engine, and a driven clutch to the transaxle. The engine braking system utilizes a tight belt for operation, requiring an idler sleeve on the primary clutch for neutral. The secondary clutch is a new build on shaft design that utilizes a cam to tune the acceleration and deceleration of the vehicle. The clutch will stay engaged, providing deceleration until approximately 5 km/h (3 mph).

The Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT™) air intake draws in 50 percent more air vs. previous designs to reduce heat and the amount of water ingestion into the CVT system.

The On-demand true 4WD system with an auto-locking front differential and dash-mounted electronic rocker switch is best-in-class; when the rocker switch is in the on (4WD) position, the front differential will automatically lock for extra traction when needed, but when the rocker switch is in the off (2WD) position, the vehicle will remain in 2WD.

Extra-durable deluxe cargo box ensures hard-working performance and longevity

The deluxe cargo box consists of a 15 percent glass-filled polypropylene composite material that eliminates rust, dents, and reduces noise.

The tailgate can be opened or removed for easier cleanout and to carry longer items. The tailgate has been improved, features truck-like performance, and can be operated with one hand – and the standard installed lanyards can also be removed to lower the tailgate to 150 degrees for convenient loading and unloading tasks.

The deluxe cargo box is easier to latch, unlatch, raise, and lower with the integrated handle design and gas assist. A prop rod is provided to hold the box in the upright position for operator convenience, as well as limit box pivot travel. It also offers integrated tie-down points for increased versatility – in the corners inside the bed, on the load guard behind the operator station, and on the underside of the cargo box frame. There are also tie-down bars on either side of the cargo box. The deluxe cargo box also easily converts to a flat bed which allows loading larger cargo.

A range of optional accessories are available.

CAUTION: Carrying extra-long cargo that extends beyond the box can adversely affect stability.

Equipped with power steering

This Gator™ XUV Crossover Utility Vehicle is equipped with power steering and a dual A-arm front suspension. These automotive-type systems exhibit excellent handling characteristics, as well as responsive steering and low steering effort.

The electric power-assist steering (EPAS) system has advanced features designed to make behicle use simpler and more comfortable. An anti-kickback feature reduces the amount of steering unwinding when traversing difficult terrain, and the system is speed sensing and adjusts steering effort as the speed of the vehicle changes.

A warning/functional light on the instrument panel provides self-diagnostics and a warning light in the situation of no assist, and a torque sensor measures steering wheel input so the on-board computer can provide the appropriate output for various driving situations.

With the EPAS system, the operator maintains a direct, mechanical linkage from the steering wheel to the front wheels. The power-steering system interfaces mechanically with the steering system by being inserted between the steering wheel and the rack-and-pinion assembly.

Power steering does not reduce turning radius but significantly reduces steering effort by approximately 85 percent compared to those models without power steering.

Seating for four and rear under-seat storage

The XUV825M S4 and XUV855M S4 models feature seating for four. The rear seat will convert to provide a flat surface for extra payload and there is sealed under-seat rear storage for additional cargo.