One embodiment of the invention is a multi-purpose vehicle (100) having a frame (102), a suspension secured to the frame, four wheels/tires (106, 108) secured to the suspension, and handlebars (110) for steering the vehicle (Figure 1). The vehicle also includes a straddle mount seat secured to the frame with seating positions for a driver (116) and a passenger (118) of the vehicle. The seating position for the passenger is located rearward on the vehicle relative to the seating position of the driver. The vehicle also has foot and hand positions for the passenger. Optionally, the vehicle includes a backrest (122) and armrests for the passenger.