E-Z-GO Freedom RXV Golf Cart Review

    EZGO Freedom RXV Review

    Key Highlights

    price

    Starting at $7,299

    power

    Electric, Gas

    speed

    19.5 mph

    condition

    New, Used, Refurbished

    EZGO Freedom RXV Golf Cart Review

    This is a review for the EZGO Freedom RXV Golf Cart.

    EZGO vehicles have been around for quite some time and have expanded their market presence the past few years with some innovative models. Their EZGO RXV model was introduced in 2007 with an AC motor system. It was one of the first of its kinds to be introduced to the Golf Cart market.

    One of the innovative features of the EZGO Freedom RXV Golf Cart was the inclusion of a motor brake built into the motor making it so when you come to a stop, you do not have to engage the motor brake manually – It locks automatically. This is very advantageous for the average golfer since they do not have to engage the parking brake as they go to hit their ball each time. On the downside though, it is not the safest brake to use while driving, especially at speeds over 20 MPH. Also, since the motor brake runs off the battery power, if your batteries are dead, then the vehicle will not move until a service professional can get access to the vehicle.

    The RXV line pushed the boundaries of the typical golf cart with their AC Motor system and motor brake. They did have some major motor issues in the roll out of the new product, however, golfers have enjoyed the features. It would be recommended to avoid some of the 2007 to 2009 year models if looking to purchase. Also, be aware that if the vehicle goes over 20 MPH because of modifications, then there is a significant higher chance of motor and controller failure since it could be prone to overheat.

    Interested in a slightly more affordable golf cart than EZGO Freedom RXV Golf Cart? Check out the EZGO Freedom TXT Golf Cart here

    Pros

    • Manufactured since 2007
    • Easy to Find Parts
    • Lots of Accessories
    • Automatic Electro Magnetic Brake
    • Variety of Colors

    Cons

    • One Size Fits All
    • No Standard Safety Features
    • Limited Performance Capabilities
    • Designed for Golf Course use and not for the Street

    Specifications

      Freedom RXV Gas Freedom RXV Electric Freedom RXV ELiTE
    FRAME Welded steel w/ Powder-Coat Welded Steel w/Powder Coat Welded Steel w/Powder Coat
    BODY & FINISH Injection Molded TPO Injection Molded TPO Injection Molded TPO
    STANDARD COLOR Almond, Black, Bright White, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Metallic Charcoal, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Sunburst Orange Almond, Black, Bright White, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Metallic Charcoal, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Sunburst Orange Almond, Black, Bright White, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Metallic Charcoal, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Sunburst Orange
      Freedom RXV Gas Freedom RXV Electric Freedom RXV ELiTE
    POWER SOURCE 4-cycle, 24.5 cu in (401 cc) low emissions 48-volt AC 48-volt AC
    HORESPOWER (KW) 13.5 hp (10 kW) exceeds SAE J1940 standard 4.4 hp (3.3 kW) continuous 4.4 hp (3.3 kW) continuous
    ELECTRICAL SYSTEM Starter/generator, solid state regulator 48-volt 48-volt
    BATTERY (QTY/TYPE) One, 12-volt maintenance-free Four, 12-volt deep cycle Two, 48V Lithium ELiTE
    FUEL CAPACITY 5.85 gallons (23.1 L) - -
    SPEED CONTROLLER - 235-amp solid-state controller 235 Amp AC Controller
    DRIVE TRAIN Automatic, continuously variable transmission (CVT) Motor shaft direct drive Motor shaft direct drive
    TRANSAXLE Differential w/ Helical Gears Limited Slip Differential Limited Slip Differential
      Freedom RXV Gas Freedom RXV Electric Freedom RXV ELiTE
    SEATING CAPACITY 2-Person 2-Person 2-person
    VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY 800 lb (360 kg) 800 lb (363 kg) 800 lb (363 kg)
    TOWING CAPACITY 3 E-Z-GO golf cars with approved permanent tow bar 3 E-Z-GO golf cars with approved permanent tow bar 3 E-Z-GO ELiTE golf cars with approved permanent tow bar
    SPEED 19.0 mph ± 0.5 mph (31 kph ± 0.8 kph) 17.5 mph -19.5 mph (28 kph - 31 kph) 17.5 mph -19.5 mph (28 kph - 31 kph)
    STEERING Double-ended rack and pinion Double-ended rack and pinion Double-ended rack and pinion
    SUSPENSION "(Front)Independent A-arm coil over shock (Rear) Mono-Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers" "(Front)Independent A-arm coil over shock (Rear) Mono-Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers" "(Front)Independent A-arm coil over shock (Rear) Mono-Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers"
    SERVICE BRAKE Rear Wheel Mechanical, Self-Adjusting Drum Induction Motor Induction Motor
    PARKING BRAKE Self-Compensating, Single-Point Engagement Automatic Electro-Magnetic Automatic Electro-Magnetic

    Specifications

    FRAME

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Welded Steel with Powder-Coat Protection

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Welded Steel with Powder-Coat Protection

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Welded Steel with Powder-Coat Protection

    BODY & FINISH

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Injection Molded TPO

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Injection Molded TPO

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Injection Molded TPO

    STANDARD COLORS

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Almond, Black, Bright White, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Metallic Charcoal, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Sunburst Orange

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Almond, Black, Bright White, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Metallic Charcoal, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Sunburst Orange

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Almond, Black, Bright White, Burgundy, Electric Blue, Flame Red, Forest Green, Inferno Red, Ivory, Metallic Charcoal, Patriot Blue, Platinum, Sunburst Orange

    POWER SOURCE

    Freedom RXV Gas

    4-cycle, 24.5 cu in (401 cc) low emissions

    Freedom RXV Electric

    48-volt AC

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    48-volt AC

    HORSEPOWER (KW)

    Freedom RXV Gas

    13.5 hp (10.1 kW) exceeds SAE J1940 standard

    Freedom RXV Electric

    4.4 hp (3.3 kW) continuous

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    4.4 hp (3.3 kW) continuous

    BATTERY (QTY/TYPE)

    Freedom RXV Gas

    One, 12-volt maintenance-free

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Four, 12-volt deep cycle

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Two, 48V Lithium Ion

    FUEL CAPACITY

    Freedom RXV Gas

    5.85 gallons (23.1 L)

    Freedom RXV Electric

    N/A

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    N/A

    SPEED CONTROLLER

    Freedom RXV Gas

    N/A

    Freedom RXV Electric

    250-amp solid-state controller

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    235 Amp AC Controller

    DRIVE TRAIN

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Motor shaft direct drive

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Motor shaft direct drive

    TRANSAXLE

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Differential with helical gears

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Limited Slip Differential

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Limited Slip Differential

    SEATING CAPACITY

    Freedom RXV Gas

    2-person

    Freedom RXV Electric

    2-person

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    2-person

    VEHICLE LOAD CAPACITY

    Freedom RXV Gas

    800 lb (360 kg)

    Freedom RXV Electric

    800 lb (360 kg)

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    800 lb (360 kg)

    TOWING CAPACITY

    Freedom RXV Gas

    3 E-Z-GO golf cars with approved permanent tow bar

    Freedom RXV Electric

    3 E-Z-GO golf cars with approved permanent tow bar

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    3 E-Z-GO golf cars with approved permanent tow bar

    SPEED

    Freedom RXV Gas

    19.0 mph ± 0.5 mph (30.6 kph ± 0.8 kph)

    Freedom RXV Electric

    19.0 mph ± 0.5 mph (30.6 kph ± 0.8 kph)

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    17.5 mph -19.5 mph (28 kph – 31 kph)

    STEERING

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Double-ended rack and pinion

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Double-ended rack and pinion

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Double-ended rack and pinion

    SUSPENSION

    Freedom RXV Gas

    “(Front) Independent A-arm coil over shock
    (Rear) Mono-Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers”

    Freedom RXV Electric

    “(Front)Independent A-arm coil over shock
    (Rear) Mono-Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers”

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    “(Front)Independent A-arm coil over shock
    (Rear) Mono-Leaf springs with hydraulic shock absorbers”

    SERVICE BRAKE

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Rear Wheel Mechanical, Self-Adjusting Drum

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Induction Motor

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Induction Motor

    PARKING BRAKE

    Freedom RXV Gas

    Self-compensating, single point engagement

    Freedom RXV Electric

    Automatic Electro-Magnetic

    Freedom RXV ELiTE

    Automatic Electro-Magnetic

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