2024 Polaris RZR XP 1000, unit comes with Ride Command, 4 speakers, roof and 4 point harness system front and back, 114HP
Polaris created the performance side-by-side category with the launch of the original back in 2014. The RZR XP had a powerful 999cc engine, a race-inspired suspension, loads of wheel travel, aggressive tires, and a sporty yet comfortable interior. Gone were the days of needing to upfit farm equipment, as a side-by-side specifically built for backcountry exploration had finally arrived.
As we climbed steep and twisty trails and blasted along graded mountain roads, we appreciated the smooth and linear power application. It was easy to keep the vehicle under control and avoid excessive tire spinning. We also found clutch engagement to be superb. We needed just a minimal amount of engine RPM to get the RZR moving, and there were no concerning clunks or excessive drivetrain slop along the lines of what we’ve experienced at times in previous models.
Engine braking proved to be almost nonexistent in high range, with the vehicle requiring a fair bit of friction brake application to prevent it from running away on steep inclines. That said, everything changed when the gearbox shifted into low range.