Just about anything is possible in
Ranger country, and to prove this Polaris has come up with the all-new, six-seater
Ranger Crew in 2008.
With a list of innovations as long as your arm, you’d think
Polaris would be hard-pressed to improve on an impressive Ranger line-up
already boasting the versatility of the Ranger 2x4, the performance of the
4x4 EFI, the monster capabilities of the 6x6 EFI, the pure power of the XP
(700 EFI) and, most recently, the side-by-side performance of the Ranger
However, the innovators of the ATV and utility industry are
not ones to rest on their laurels, and have created yet another machine
unlike anything seen before on the market. Another industry first? You bet!
Common sense would suggest that to increase the seating
capacity to six, other legendary Ranger capabilities – such as leading
towing and carrying capacties or the ultra smooth Polaris ride – would need
to be ompromised. Well, it’s fortunate the good folk at Polaris are not
common-sense sort of people - not only have the capabilities not diminished,
but the Ranger Crew tows more, carries more and rides smoother than ever
To make sure no-one gets left behind, the Ranger Crew boasts
two rows of three-across seating. And not only does the Crew haul more
people, but the comfort for passengers is at an all-time high. Independent
rear suspension (22.9cm travel), a whopping 27.9cm ground clearance and
On-Demand All-Wheel Drive combine effectively to ensure Polaris delivers
once again on its promise of the smoothest ride on the market.
And while the Crew is hauling six passengers, it can also
haul a phenomenal load with it. A 907kg towing capacity is industry leading,
while the rear dumping cargo box boasts the massive capacity of 454kg. This
is not to mention the massive under-seat storage that is available to ensure
you can carry more with you than ever before.
With power to burn, the Crew jets along with a 40hp, 700
Twin EFI engine that has a top
speed of 71km/ph, while the On-Demand All-Wheel Drive (AWD)
system automatically senses when you need more traction and locks in the
front wheels. To ensure minimal damage to the terrain, the Crew uses a
turf-friendly, electronic locking rear differential.
Among the other significant developments for 2008, the
Ranger Crew comes complete with new dual-piston calliper front and rear disc
brakes, providing 30 percent better braking than last year’s Ranger for sure
stops on any terrain, whether empty or loaded.
As with all Ranger models, the Crew is compatible with the
Polaris-exclusive Lock & Ride cargo system, making sure you can carry
everything you need for a hard day’s work.