|Polaris Ranger XP Review
The RANGER XP takes the 4 x 4 off-road utility vehicle tothe next level. RANGER XP is powered by a liquid-cooled Polaris 700twin-cylinder EFI engine pumping out 40 hp the highest allowed by law. Itsspecs shatter the status quo and include a 50 mph top speed and 1750 lb. towingcapacity. Its the first utility vehicle with Electronic Fuel Injection forfast starts even in extreme temperatures and altitudes.
The Polaris Ranger feels more at home on the farm or out huntingthan it does in the dunes. But if you are looking to haul around more people,and aren’t wanting to do any real hard core duning, this could be the UTV foryou.
There are lots of aftermarket accessories for Polaris Rangers,but more of them tend to be geared towards work. Snow plows, weed eaterracks and winches. Not much in terms of long travel kits.
It is hard to call the Polaris Ranger XP a”side-by-side” when it is the only UTV with seating for three straightfrom the factory. We have seen six in them at the sand dunes in Glamis with acustom roll cage and seats in the bed.
The Polaris Ranger has a seat height of 34″. This moves the center of gravity up quite a bit from the Rhino and RZR.
The big thing about the Polaris Ranger is its size. This thing is just a lot bigger than a Rhino or RZR. About the same size as the Prowler.
113″ Long, 60″ Wide and 75″ Tall.
Dry weight is 1185 lbs, but it is built to carry 1000lbs. in the bed!
The lap belt in the Polaris Ranger is fine for utility work, but for sport use, a lap belt is dangerous. If you are going to use for sport/recreation, plan to install a 4 or 5 point harness.
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