Icon Golf Cart Review: Are They Any Good in 2022?

Having been established in 2017, Icon may be pretty new to the game of golf carts, but they are no novice when it comes to quality.

If you are curious about this more recent company, you have come to the right place.

We have tested these golf carts for you to see if they can stand up against their long-standing competitors. Check out our Icon golf cart review.

Who Is Icon?

Icon Electric Vehicles is a newer name that some may still not yet have heard of. They are based in Tampa, Fl, where most of their vehicles are made.

Roy Williams and Terry Trekas lead the company. Since its beginning in 2017, they have since spread across the US, reaching all the way to the west coast.

In the very beginning, they had started out selling roughly 25 vehicles per month. This number has multiplied exponentially to over 400 monthly in just about two years.

They spread rapidly due to their outstanding standard features and more affordable pricing.

Different Models of Icon Golf Carts

We have tried these carts and can tell you that the quality is not something that was skimped on with the Icon brand of golf carts.

There are four different series available, each based on seating capacity. The series each have its own variations with other options available. 

Although extra options are available, most Icon golf carts offer the same standard features and equipment.

We have found many features that are part of the standard equipment on Icon’s models generally come at an additional cost when purchasing from other companies.

Standard Features on All Icon Golf Carts

  • 10″ Aluminum Wheels
  • Four-wheel disc brakes
  • Complete set of lights
    • Headlights
    • Taillights
    • Signal lights
    • Brake lights
  • Digital gauges
  • Horns
  • Powder-coated steel chassis
  • Front and rear bumper
  • High-speed rear ends
  • Painted rooftops
  • On-board charger
  • Charger indicator
  • Two-tone seats
  • Rear Flip Down Seat 
  • USB Charging Port
  • Forward / Reverse Switch
  • Side Mirrors
  • Extended Canopy Suntop with Grab Handles
  • Toyota 350 AMP

Icon is not a one-size fits all company. They know that each customer is unique, and so are their reasons for using their golf carts.

Because of the different needs of each customer, Icon has created four different model-series golf carts with varying availability of trim options.

These four series are called ICON i20, ICON i40, ICON i60, and i80.

I20

Purple icon golf cart

The i20 series is the base model and offers two-passenger seating with all of the standard equipment.

With this being just the base model, nothing was basic about it. The ride was smooth when we tested it out, and the suspension handled well.

I also enjoyed going faster than I could in other golf carts that we have tried. The other great thing about this model is that with its limited passenger capacity, they had the opportunity to add additional features.

I like that this series offers options to use the vehicle for more than just cruising by offering utility box options.

When testing out the series, the dump bed was my favorite feature. I enjoy it when things have multiple uses.

The utility dump box allowed me to use the cart as more than just a casual joy ride vehicle. Other styles in the series have these other trim options as well.

I20u

  • Utility Box

I20ul

  • Lifted with 12″ aluminum wheels
  • Utility style dump bed

I20L

  • Lifted with 12″ aluminum wheels

I40

icon i40 golf cart

Next in this Icon golf cart review is the I40 series, a mid-size model that offers seating for four passengers.

These carts offered the same great ride as the base model, the significant difference being the seating capacity.

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The utility box option was not an option in this model, but we did not miss that as much since we now could bring more friends along for the ride. 

When testing this series, we found the great thing about it is the option to have the two extra seats in the back be facing forward instead of the traditional rear-facing seats.

I like that with the forward-facing option, there are no dangling feet over the back. This series also has other trim options available. 

I40L

  • Lifted with 12″ aluminum wheels

I40FL

  • Lifted with 12″ aluminum wheels
  • All passenger seats face forward

I40F

  • All passenger seats face forward

I60

6 seater icon i60 cart

Although many of the standard features apply, there are still differences. It drove smoothly and accelerated well, just like the others, but the main difference in the i60 series is in the passenger capacity.

This mid-size model allows you to carry more passengers while maintaining style and comfort. 

This series can seat up to a total of six passengers comfortably.

The other added benefit is that you can still choose a lifted option, as well as the option to have the last two seats be forward facing. 

I60L

  • Lifted with 12″ aluminum wheels
  • Toyota 350 AMP motor

I60F

  • All seats face forward
  • 350 AH motor

I80

icon i80 8 seat golf cart

This model’s power, performance, and equipment are similar to the other models. Its passenger capacity makes this full-size model stand out from the rest.

This model packs a punch by being able to carry eight passengers. The size is excellent but doesn’t really make sense on the golf course because of its size.

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The size of the i80 golf cart is limited in who it can be geared towards because of its size and passenger capacity since not everyone is looking to carry eight people.

Although the size and seating capacity may seem excessive, it is another feature that sets Icon golf carts apart from the rest. 

There aren’t many options available for someone looking to carry more people on their cart. If you want to bring all your friends along for the ride, this is the right model for you!

The following are what makes this series different from the rest.

  • Eight passenger
  • Toyota 350 AH motor
  • Higher max forward speed
  • Full size

How Fast Can an Icon Golf Cart Go?

When testing out any type of vehicle, one thing you usually want to test out is the speed. There is little comparison with their competitors when it comes to speed.

Average golf carts can usually only go up to a maximum of 19 MPH. When tested for this Icon golf cart review, these Icon golf carts went up to a top speed of 27 MPH.

The speed did vary based on the charge of the battery, slowing down as the battery life dwindled. 

The only one that could go a little faster was the i80 model. When trying it out, it topped out at a whopping 32 MPH. 

The top speed of these golf carts is part of why they can be labeled as low-speed vehicles and be street legal.

With these superior numbers in speed and all the great features, you may be wondering what the cost of an Icon golf cart will be.

How Much Does An Icon Golf Cart Cost?

Brand new Icon golf carts can range from $8000-$14,000. The price varies based on the specifications, packages, and model chosen. If you want to save a few bucks, you may consider a used option. These can range from $6000-$8000 (sometimes more) for a second-hand version. 

Color Options for Icon Golf Cart

Icon golf carts have a color option for almost anyone. They usually come with ten different color options, although the availability of all colors may be limited.

There are traditional colors like black, white, and champagne, but more bold options are also available. 

If you want to make a statement with your golf cart, you may be looking for something less neutral. That is why Icon offers other colors like different shades of red, blue, green, and even yellow.

Pros and Cons of an Icon Golf Cart

All models of the Icon golf cart are very similar in their build, options, and as well as their pros and cons.

For this reason, I created a compiled list of the benefits and disadvantages of the Icon golf cart models. 

Overall they are a great economical option with high-class features, but there were a few drawbacks.

Upon researching, we found customers complained about battery life and even brake issues. Luckily, the company offers a 2-year standard warranty on all their carts.

Pros

  • Great looks and features
  • Street legal
  • Economical
  • Faster than most golf carts
  • Accelerates Nicely
  • Smooth suspension
  • Two-year warranty
  • High passenger capacity
  • Able to choose forward-facing seats

Cons

  • No gas option
  • Possible battery issues
  • Possible Brake issues
  • Bigger sizes may mean it’s harder to park
  • You may want to upgrade to a lithium battery

Final Thoughts

After trying out these carts and researching the company for this Icon golf Cart review, we can say that Icon gives you affordable golf carts without slacking in craftsmanship.

They have upped their game and become more than just transportation during a round of golf.

These golf carts have something for everyone, with multiple passenger options and even utility upgrades.

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The other great thing about these golf carts is that they are all street legal (in most states), so you can take your fun outside the course.

While only starting out in 2017, they are already creating an excellent reputation that keeps up with their more expensive competition.

FAQ

Some answers to common questions so that you get all the information about Icon’s golf carts.

Where are Icon golf carts made?

They are primarily made in Tampa, Fl, although they were previously built in China. Even though they are assembled in Florida, many of the parts come from China or other parts of Asia.

Does Toyota make Icon golf carts?

No, Toyota does not make Icon golf carts; however, they make their motors and other features.

Does Icon offer gas-powered golf carts?

Icon only makes electronically powered vehicles. Even their utility vehicles are electric. The benefit of this is less upkeep than gas-powered vehicles.

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