The powersports world is a fun time that I’d definitely recommend diving into. If you happen to be thinking about purchasing your first off-road vehicle, you’ve likely come across the many ATV/UTV Polaris RZR models, and there’s a good reason why. While Can-Am has also been a strong competitor, Polaris Industries has been a dominant producer of capable high-performance side-by-sides over the years.
No matter what your intention is for use, Polaris is going to have you covered with one of their models. They’ve got a variety of 4-seater utility vehicles available for work purposes, and sportier trims like the RZR 570 or the RZR 900 for play. Of course, when you want the best of the best, you start looking at the RZR XP 1000 lineup. With an MSRP at nearly $20,000, it can make you a little curious as to what’s exactly included. Take a look!
Polaris RZR XP 1000 Specs
In 2020, Polaris released the RZR XP 1000 lineup. It included a powerful Prostar 999cc engine, true on-demand AWD/2WD selection, and a wicked high-ground clearance to clear any obstacle. For a naturally aspirated engine, it performed extremely well. That is, until they one-upped it with the all-new 2021 Polaris RZR Pro XP.
Not only is this new model the most capable and powerful RZR ever made, but it’s available in a few different trims. You’ve got the RZR Pro XP Sport, RZR Pro XP 4, RZR Pro XP Premium, and the most expensive on the list: the RZR Pro XP Ultimate. That whopping price tag does come with a few goodies, though.
Let’s really break this SXS down. Overall, you’re looking at a ground clearance of 14 inches, a width of 64 inches, wheelbase of 96 inches, and a dry weight of 1,795 pounds. The front suspension consists of a high-clearance dual a-arm with a stabilizer bar and Fox shocks, giving you 20 inches of usable travel. As for the rear suspension, the trailing arm high-clearance radius rods with a stabilizer bar and Fox shocks gives you 22 inches of usable travel. It’s good to know those 30×10 Maxxis Carnivore tires have plenty of room to work. On top of that, you get electronic assist through the Dynamix 2.0 active suspension system.
The real drooling begins when you learn about the drivetrain. The engine is a 925cc DOHC twin-cylinder turbocharged four-stroke, producing a powerful 181 horsepower. It’s combined with an automatic transmission and the power is put to the ground through the Isolated Xtreme Performance True On-Demand AWD/2WD system. It allows the driver to comfortably switch drive modes on the fly to tackle any situation. With the speed you’ll get from the turbo, hydraulic disk brakes all around will also help you stop on a dime.
As for driver features, you’ll find high-assist electronic power steering with Ride Command button controls on the wheel. Ride Command also makes the 7-inch display on the dash, and Dynamix brought digital instrumentation. Additionally, you’ll get GPS, Bluetooth connectivity, and even impressive Rockford Fosgate Premium Audio.
Let’s not forget about the exterior design, because those headlights with LED accents are the perfect touch. Polaris always manages to make such an aggressive body design that hints to the top equipment hidden underneath. This design was no exception, and I’d go as far as saying it’s one of the best-looking models they have ever created.
If these machines peak your interest, definitely go and check out your local dealership to see them on the showroom floor. Just make sure your wallet is prepared for the newfound love. Anytime you go off-road, you’ll see handfuls of these RZRs riding around, so why not see what the hype is about?