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There are a few things that the 2020 Polaris RZR Pro XP lacks such as a roof, rear view mirror and full doors. However, the new ride has 5 features not found on any of it’s high performance sport competition.
To go along with the center console storage that is very reminiscent of a small automobile, the PRO XP has a hand full of other compartments including the couple up on the dash, the one in front of the shifter and one you can’t see that is right down by the passengers left leg. What’s unique, is there are tiny two pockets on the left and right quarter panels of the interior that rider’s toes can utilize making the added leg room of this new model that much more feature filled than everyone else.
Tilt steering wheels have been around for years but never before have we seen a telescoping steering wheel. These features along with the three way tilting and sliding left seat will assure picky drivers the comfort they desire. Buttons to operate sound or shock setting have not been offered on an OEM steering wheel before now. We bet the aftermarket will create an even more appealing piece to replace the Polaris unit before you know it.
We are surprised manufactures haven’t offered more navigation options on their top of the line machines like Polaris. They not only offer the Ride Command system (with front/rear cameras) on multiple models, they have a Group Ride feature that allows you to track your riding buddies, if they have this model, the Ride Command App or the Trail Tech Voyager Pro GPS. The smart phone app does require cell service (for tracking only), the other two options work when vehicles are off the grid but still within a mile or two of each other using long range FM radio frequencies.
Many factors can cause coolant cavitation, air pockets and over heating in any engine. Polaris claims they have fixed the potential problem with automatic coolant purge line and valves. It will automatically vent air pocket from the engine into the coolant overflow bottle. They have also added bolt on coil packs on top of the spark plugs. Now, no more loosening plugs or spark plug caps.
Behind this cover there has been lots of improvement to clutch cooling, said to improve belt life two fold. However, if a trailside belt change does take place, you will be happy to note, that the clutch cover bolts are now trapped in the cover itself and can’t be lost. It’s possible one of those bolts is able to be removed and used to spread the secondary clutch for that hopefully more infrequent belt change.