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Polaris Ranger 500

2011 Polaris Ranger 500
2011 Polaris Ranger 500


Polaris RANGER 500 Overview:

The new RANGER 500 EFI, shares the same mid-size, two-seat chassis as the RANGER 400, with the addition of a 498cc EFI engine and full instrumentation, providing consumers two midsize, gas models to choose from for model year 2011.

The 500 EFI engine provides 32 horsepower giving the unit a top speed of 44 mph/70.8 kph and benefits of easy, choke-free starting and automatic altitude compensation due to its electronic fuel injection. Although its smaller stature allows it to fit in the back of a pickup truck, the midsize RANGER still boasts the hardest working, smoothest riding features of its full-size counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy duty front end protection, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in the mid-size class.

The RANGER 500 EFI has a 500 lb./22.68 kg. Lock & Ride® cargo box with a gas-assist dumping operation, 1,250 lb./567 kg towing and 1,000 lb./453.6 kg. total payload making hauling hunting gear or working on the farm easier. Along with electronic fuel injection, the RANGER 500 EFI differs from the RANGER 400 due to its standard instrument cluster that includes an odometer, fuel level indicator, and speedometer.

With the addition to the RANGER 500 EFI to Polaris’ midsize Side-by-Side offering, Polaris also is entering the value-priced, multi-passenger vehicle segment with the new RANGER CREW 500. With all the same hardest working, smoothest riding features as the RANGER 500 EFI, the RANGER CREW 500 provides room for four people with plenty of room to spare. The vehicle features the best room and easy cab slide-through so four adults can get in and out easily.

Hardest Working Features:

  • 32HP, 500 EFI Engine

  • 44 mph/70.8 km top speed

  • Lock & Ride® Cargo System

  • On Demand AWD with Turf Mode

  • 500 lb./226.8 kg box,1000 lb./453.6 kg total payload

  • 1250 lb./ 567 kg towing

  • Heavy duty front end protection with inset lights and the most protection for critical components.

  • ROPS Certified Cab

  • Lock & Ride® Cargo System

Smoothest Riding Features

  • MacPherson front suspension with Independent Rear Suspension

  • 8 in/20.3 cm front travel, 9 in/22.9 cm rear travel

  • 10 in/25.4 cm ground clearance

  • Easy-buckle driver and passenger safety nets

  • Seating for two

» Available in Sage Green, Solar Red and Polaris® Pursuit Camo

Polaris Ranger 500 Specifications:

Engine Type 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
Displacement 498cc
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Cooling Liquid
Transmission/Final Drive Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft
Drive System On-Demand True AWD/2WD/
VersaTrac Turf Mode
Engine Braking System/
Active Descent Control
Not Equipped
Front Suspension MacPherson Strut 8"
(20.3 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, IRS 9"
(22.9 cm) Travel
Front/Rear Brakes 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front Calipers
Parking Brake Park In-Transmission
Front Tires 25 x 10-12; 489
Rear Tires 25 x 11-12; 489
Wheels Stamped Steel
Wheelbase 104" (264 cm)
Dry Weight 1055 lb (585 kg)
Overall Vehicle Size
(L x W x H)
108 x 56.5.0 x 73"
 (274 x 144 x 185 cm)
Ground Clearance 10" (25.4 cm) 
Seat Height N.A.
Fuel Capacity 9 gal (34.1 L)
Bed Box Dimensions
(L x W x H)
32 x 42 x 11.5"
(81 x 107 x 29 cm)
Front/Rear Rack Box Capacity N.A./500 lb (226.8 kg)
Payload Capacity 1,000 lb (567 kg)
Hitch Towing Rating 1,250 lb (567 kg)
Unbraked Trailer Towing Capacity N.A.
Hitch/Type Standard/2" Receiver
Cargo System Lock & Ride
Lighting 50W Headlight, LED Tail
 Electronic Power Steering Not Equipped
Instrumentation Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, tripmeter, Hour meter, Gear Indicator, DC Outlet, Hi-Temp Light
Colors Solar Red, Sage Green, Pursuit Camo
U.S. MSRP $8,999

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Contact Info:

Polaris Industries, Inc.
2100 Highway 55
Medina, MN 55340
(763) 417-8650

Website: Polaris Industries

With annual 2008 sales of $1.9 billion, Polaris designs, engineers, manufactures and markets off-road vehicles (ORVs), including all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and the Polaris RANGER™, snowmobiles and Victory motorcycles for recreational and utility use. Polaris is a recognized leader in the snowmobile industry; and one of the largest manufacturers of ORVs in the world. Victory motorcycles, established in 1998 and representing the first all-new American-made motorcycle from a major company in nearly 60 years, are rapidly making impressive in-roads into the cruiser and touring motorcycle marketplace. Polaris also enhances the riding experience with a complete line of Pure Polaris apparel, accessories and parts, available at Polaris dealerships.

Polaris Industries Inc. trades on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol “PII,” and the Company is included in the S&P Small-Cap 600 stock price index.

 

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