— Here’s what you need to know about the 2018 Polaris models:
NEW LOW-PRICED RZR XP 1000 & XP 4 1000
Polaris dropped the price of the base RZR XP 1000 EPS from $19,499 to $17,999 and the price of the four-seat RZR XP 4 1000 EPS from $22,299 to $20,499 for 2018 without pulling any performance out of the standard-setting sport UTVs. Their naturally aspirated, 999cc, double-overhead-cam, eight-valve, inline twins put out 110 horsepower. These 64-inch-wide machines have 16 inches of front suspension travel from 2-inch, compression-adjustable Walker Evans piggyback reservoir needle shocks. Trailing-arm rear suspension with 2.5-inch, compression-adjustable Walker Evans piggyback reservoir needle shocks yields 18 inches of travel. A new accessory key position lets you run accessories without draining the battery. New colors for the 2018 XP 1000 and XP 4 1000 are Black Pearl/red and White Lightning/Optic Yellow.
RZR XP 1000 & XP 4 1000 RIDE COMMAND EDITIONS
RZR Ride Command Editions have all the performance features of the RZR XP 1000 platform, plus a 7-inch display, with group-ride tracking, door speakers, front- and rear-wired cameras, Bluetooth and USB smartphone connectivity, integrated GoPro control (GoPro not included), AM/FM and weather radio, in-vehicle communications (via display with optional accessory headsets), ride-stat tracking and sharing, built-in GPS, and more. The XP 1000 Ride Command Edition is $19,499. The XP 4 1000 Ride Command Edition is $21,999.
RZR XP 1000 TRAILS & ROCKS EDITION
The 2018 RZR XP 1000 Trails & Rocks Edition has a 55-percent-lower low range than the base XP 1000, a special low-speed throttle map, stronger front half shafts, high-clearance lower control arms, 30-inch Pro Armor Crawler XG tires, beadlock wheels, Walker Evans piggyback reservoir needle shocks, an HMW skid plate, a front bumper with tow loop, 4500-pound winch, Click-6 harnesses, front fender flares, a rear-view mirror, a gated shifter, and Gold Matte Metallic bodywork. It’s $22,499.
RZR XP 1000 & XP 4 1000 HIGH LIFTER EDITION
RZR High Lifter Editions are purpose-built for serious mud riding and competition. The special features include a 55-percent-lower low gear than the standard XP 1000, high-mount air intake and vent lines, high-clearance front and rear suspension, 15-inch ground clearance, 29.5-inch High Lifter Outlaw 2 tires, a 4500-pound Polaris winch with front bumper, stiffer springs, a rear-view mirror, and a High Lifter Edition graphics package. The XP 1000 High Lifter Edition is $21,199. The XP 4 1000 High Lifter Edition is $23,899.
RZR S 1000 EPS, RZR S 900 EPS, RZR S 4 900 EPS & RZR S 900
The 60-inch-wide RZR S 1000 EPS, RZR S 900 EPS, RZR S 4 900 EPS and RZR S 900 return for 2018. The 1000 has 100 horsepower; the 900s have 75. All have double-A-arm front and rear suspension with 12.25 inches of front suspension travel and 13.2 inches of rear travel. The S 1000 EPS and S 900 EPS come with Walker Evans piggyback reservoir needle shocks. The S 900 has Fox Podium piggyback reservoir shocks. The RZR S 1000 EPS is $17,999; the RZR S 900 EPS is $16,499; the RZR S 4 900 EPS is $18,499; and the RZR S 900 is $14,699.
RZR 900 EPS, RZR 900, RZR 570 EPS & RZR 570
Polaris’ RZR 900 EPS, RZR 900, RZR 570 EPS and RZR 570 are 50-inch-wide, trail-width machines. The 900s are powered by 875cc, 75-horsepower, double-overhead-cam, inline twins and have 10 inches of travel front and rear. Single-cylinder, double-overhead-cam engines with 45 horsepower power the 570s, which have 9 inches of travel up front and 9.75 inches in the rear. The RZR 900 EPS is $14,799; the RZR 900 is $12,999; the RZR 570 EPS is $12,299; and the RZR 570 is $10,299.
GENERAL 1000, 1000 PREMIUM, 1000 DELUXE, 1000 HUNTER EDITION, 1000 RIDE COMMAND & GENERAL 4 1000
General and General 4 crossover recreation utility vehicles join a 100-horsepower, double-overhead-cam, inline twin and RZR S 1000-like suspension with a comfortable cab and impressive hauling and towing capacity. All models come with power steering, 12.25 inches of front suspension travel and 13.2 inches in the rear. Premium models get 27-inch tires on aluminum wheels, painted bodywork, a 4500-pound winch and a low-profile front bumper. Deluxe models add Fox QS3 shocks, a sound bar, roof and rear-view mirror. The Hunter Edition adds camo bodywork, dual gun scabbards and an eight-speaker sound bar. New for 2018, the General 4 1000 comes with Fox QS3 shocks.
The General 1000 starts at $16,299, with prices going up to $21,499 for the top-of-the-line General 1000 Ride Command Edition. The General 4 is $21,299.
ACE 900 XC, ACE 570 EPS & ACE 500
The 59-inch-wide, 78-horsepower Ace 900 XC leads the Ace line. It has double-A-arm suspension front and rear, with 12.3 inches of front travel and 12 inches in the rear. For 2018, the 48-inch-wide, 45-horsepower Ace 570 EPS has double-A-arm suspension, with 9 inches of travel up front and 9.5 inches in the rear, quarter doors, an integrated storage bin, front and rear mud guards, and a new stainless steel muffler. The 32-horsepower Ace 500 is 48 inches wide. It has MacPherson-strut front suspension with 8.2 inches of travel and double-A-arm rear suspension with 9.5 inches of travel. The Ace 900 XC is $12,999; the Ace 570 EPS is $8999; and the Ace 500 is $6999.
NEW RANGER XP 1000
The all-new flagship Ranger XP 1000 features a new, restyled, more refined body and interior; increased storage; 82-horsepower; 2500-pound towing capacity; 11 inches of suspension travel; and 13 inches of ground clearance. The new vehicle’s one-piece chassis contributes to a smoother ride and better handling. The new XP 1000 is available in Base EPS, EPS and Northstar editions. The EPS edition adds aluminum wheels, 27-inch tires, painted bodywork and two-tone seats. The Northstar edition adds a heated, air-conditioned cab with glass windshield, wiper, defroster, rear glass, dome light and rear-view mirror. The base EPS model is $15,299; the EPS edition is $16,299; and the Northstar edition is $23,998.
MORE RANGER XP 1000 SPECIAL EDITIONS
Based on the previous Ranger XP 1000 platform, the Ranger XP 1000 High Lifter Edition, six-passenger Ranger Crew XP 1000, six-passenger Ranger Crew XP 1000 High Lifter Edition and six-passenger Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar Edition return for 2018. Ranger XP 1000 High Lifter Editions come with lower
gearing, snorkeled intakes, 28-inch High Lifter Outlaw 2 tires and 13 inches of ground clearance. The Northstar Edition has a weather-sealed cab with heating and air conditioning, a glass windshield with wiper and more. The Ranger XP 1000 High Lifter Edition is $18,999; the six-passenger Ranger Crew XP 1000 is $16,999; the six-passenger Ranger Crew XP 1000 High Lifter Edition is $20,4999; and the six-passenger Ranger Crew XP 1000 Northstar Edition is $25,999.
THE REST OF THE RANGER FAMILY
The 2018 Ranger utility recreation lineup also includes the 32-horsepower, $8999 500; two-, four- and six-seat, 44-horsepower 570s for $9999 to $11,799; and three- and six-seat, 68-horsepower 900s are available for $12,299 to $13,699.
Polaris’ 2018 youth UTV lineup includes the two-rider RZR 170 for $4799 and the single-rider Ace 150 for $3799. Both machines are two-wheel drive and have fuel-injected, air-cooled engines. They also both have independent front suspension and swingarm rear suspension.