Club Car Onward Review

    Club Car Onward Review

    Key Highlights

    price

    Starting at $7,349

    type

    PTV

    power

    Electric, Gas

    speed

    18-19 mph

    condition

    New, Used, Refurbished

    Club Car Onward Review

    This is a review for the Club Car Onward.

    Since 1958, Club Car has been manufacturing golf carts for a myriad of tasks that stem outside the typical golf course. For the retail segment, Club Car recently released the Onward. The Onward has been set up to be a vehicle with limitless options in terms of accessories. From lift kits to four seats, the Onward was made to add on accessories. While it has a unique appearance in the front body, it is still being built on a Precedent chassis. On the plus side, the chassis is made out of aluminum which makes it good for coastal regions and high humidity areas in terms of being rust proof.

    The Club Car Onward is being sold as a PTV which means it will have a top speed of 19.9 MPH. Legally, only the LSV unit will be able to go 25 MPH. As a PTV, the laws regarding their usage are defined by state and local authorities. However, this does mean it will lack the requirement for any required safety-oriented features. As a PTV, the Club Car Onward can be sold as a Gas or Electric Unit with or without a lift kit. The trend for the retail segment has been for lifted units as of late, so it made sense to offer this to consumers. On the Gas side, it uses a Subaru 404cc engine with 14.4 HP which is adequate for its determined speed and usage. It will not have groundbreaking acceleration, however, we hope it will be reliable. On the electric side, it is using a DC electric system with a 2.4 KW motor which is small compared to other segments in the industry. For a battery system, it is utilizing a 6-8 Volt setup which is pretty standard in the industry, however, it is limited for overall range.

    On the style side, the Club Car Onward has done a good job. With an appealing front body cowl and LED lights, it definitely has a unique appearance. In addition, with the availability of some many optional accessories, you get the ability to add cool accessories like brush guards, oversized wheels and other common golf cart accessories. Also, I was impressed by how comfortable the upgraded seats were. Very plush and cozy to sit in, however depending on your dealer, they can be and expensive add-on. Still though, the Club Car Onward is still a cookie cutter option and does not offer anything for ergonomic comfort with basic seat orientation and limited head room.

    The Club Car Onward is really the first major attempt by Club Car to enter the retail segment. With golf course fleets in limited growth, Club Car is attempting to find new revenue streams and they hope the Onward will be a nice addition. With this said, time will ultimately tell if the Onward is a raving success or not.

    Pros

    • Numerous Customization Options
    • New Aggressive Styling with LED Lights
    • Comfortable Upgradeable Seats
    • Optional as a Gas or Electric Unit

    Cons

    • Very few Standard Safety Features
    • Limited Performance Capabilities
    • One Size Fits All
    • Limited to 19.9 MPH

    Specifications

      Gas Electric
    BODY Front: Painted TPO; Rear: Painted Surlyn Front: Painted TPO; Rear: Painted Surlyn
    FRAME AlumiCore™ — Ladder-style aluminum box beam AlumiCore™ — Ladder-style aluminum box beam

     

      Gas Electric
    POWER SOURCE S404 cc Subaru, 4-cycle, Overhead Cam with Electronic Fuel Injection 48-volt DC Motor
    HORESPOWER (KW) 14.0 hp (10.3 kW) rated @ 3600 RPM per SAE J1940 3.3 hp (2.4 kW) rated; Peak 13 hp (9.6 kW)
    BATTERY (QTY/TYPE) One 12v Six 8-volt
    FUEL CAPACITY 6.0 gal (22.7 L) -
      Gas Electric
    SEATING CAPACITY up to 4-Person up to 4-Person
    SPEED Up to 18 & 19 mph Up to 18 & 19 mph
    STEERING SportDrive - self-compensating double reductionrack and pinion SportDrive - self-compensating double reductionrack and pinion
    FRONT WHEEL SUSPENSION Independent A-arms with Hydraulic shocks Independent A-arms with Hydraulic shocks
    FRONT BRAKES Self-adjusting, rear wheel mechanical drum Self-adjusting, rear wheel mechanical drum
    PARK BRAKE Foot actuated, 3-position Foot actuated, 3-position

    Specifications

    FRAME

    Gas

    AlumiCore™ — Ladder-style aluminum box beam

    Electric

    AlumiCore™ — Ladder-style aluminum box beam

    BODY

    Gas

    Front: Painted TPO; Rear: Painted Surlyn

    Electric

    Front: Painted TPO; Rear: Painted Surlyn

    POWER SOURCE

    Gas

    S404 cc Subaru, 4-cycle, Overhead Cam with Electronic Fuel Injection

    Electric

    48-volt DC Motor

    HORSEPOWER (KW)

    Gas

    14.0 hp (10.3 kW) rated @ 3600 RPM per SAE J1940

    Electric

    3.3 hp (2.4 kW) rated; Peak 13 hp (9.6 kW)

    BATTERY (QTY/TYPE)

    Gas

    One 12v

    Electric

    Six 8-volt

    FUEL CAPACITY

    Gas

    6.0 gal (22.7 L)

    Electric

    N/A

    SEATING CAPACITY

    Gas

    Up to 4-Person

    Electric

    Up to 4-Person

    SPEED

    Gas

    Up to 18 & 19 mph

    Electric

    Up to 18 & 19 mph

    STEERING

    Gas

    SportDrive – self-compensating double reduction rack and pinion

    Electric

    SportDrive – self-compensating double reduction rack and pinion

    FRONT SUSPENSION

    Gas

    Independent A-arms with Hydraulic shocks

    Electric

    Independent A-arms with Hydraulic shocks

    FRONT BRAKES

    Gas

    Self-adjusting, rear wheel mechanical drum

    Electric

    Self-adjusting mechanical, rear wheel drum brakes

    PARKING BRAKE

    Gas

    Foot actuated, 3-position

    Electric

    Foot actuated, 3-position

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