Welcome The 2019 Polaris ATV's & Side-by-Side's
Welcome The 2019 Polaris ATV's & Side-by-Side's
Polaris has officially taken the wraps off of their 2019 model lineup. There are significant updates across the entire lineup with more options, special edition models, and Ride Command-equipped vehicles than ever before. With many of the best-selling vehicles in the industry under the Polaris brand, this was a significant release for the company as they refine their side-by-side lineup to include a vast array of options for almost any buyer.
We’ll be featuring a full overview in the next issue of ATV & UTV ESCAPE Magazine (September/October 2018). For now, let’s dive into the significant news and updates…
The biggest news for the Ranger family is that Ride Command is now available in select models, bringing the technology to this best-selling lineup for the first time as a factory-installed option. New special editions are also available, including the new High Lifter Edition and the 20th Anniversary Edition. The latter model features several upgrades that commemorate this significant year for Ranger, especially since, according to Polaris, the Ranger has been the best selling utility machine for 10-years straight. The 20th Anniversary Edition will be built in limited quantities and will feature a two-tone maroon and tan color combination on the exterior and specific embroidered seats.
The Polaris RZR family has seen a shakeup for the 2019 model year, namely with the addition of the S4 1000 trail model and the restyling of the RZR XP lineup to better match the design language unveiled with the Turbo S.
The RZR S4 1000 is a 60”, purpose-built trail machine that features 100 horsepower out of the ProStar powerplant. The ability to carry 4 passengers down the trail with this much horsepower will be a boon for the trail riders out there. The semi-compact wheelbase should ensure that this machine can still boogy down the trails with the best of the 4-seat vehicles out there. We’ll have to wait for a first ride to determine if this machine will be as nimble as other vehicles in the class, like the Yamaha Wolverine X4, Kawasaki Teryx 4, and the Honda Pioneer 5.
Other news in the RZR lineup comes in the form of the aforementioned restyling of the XP lineup, which includes the XP 1000 and XP Turbo models. The XP 1000 lineup now includes a Dynamix Edition that includes the fancy FOX LiveValve suspension system that was previously only available on Turbo units. The new styling on all XP vehicles has the same front end styling found on the recently released Turbo S, which doesn’t change for the new model release. Furthermore, the interior of the XP’s get reworked to include the all-new aesthetics, including better storage systems, a much better digital dash (a la General), and designated switch cutouts that make adding accessories a snap, literally. The XP Turbo models have been condensed to now only include EPS, EPS LE, and carryover Dynamix Edition models.
We think one very popular feature will be the included full doors on the RZR XP 4 1000 Ride Command and Dynamix editions. We have been asking for full doors on a RZR vehicle (from the factory) for many years, and we are excited that Polaris has included these lower inserts to complete the package on this model.
On the Accessory front for the RZR lineup, Polaris has developed new bumpers and windshields that you can get installed before you even pick up your machine. These bumpers are revised to fit the new body styling of the XP lineup. Full and half poly windshields fully seal to the cab and install with Lock & Ride technology.
The General lineup soldiers on with 2- and 4-seat variants with little more than BNG’s for the new year. That doesn’t take away from the fact that the General and General 4 are always vying for the top spot in the sport/rec class with their feature-rich cabins and plethora of space. Ample engine power and suspension also ensure that this lineup has what it takes to tackle almost any terrain.
On the Accessory side of the General family, there is a significant upgrade to several systems. The Polaris Pulse electrical system is now included in the General. This system offers full plug-and-play capability so that users can easily install light bars, audio systems, and more to the factory installed, fully secure connection. Also new is the 4-seat poly roof that includes a full headliner for an automotive-style look and fit-and-finish. Last but not least, improved full poly cab doors are now available for 2019. Polaris equipped these sealed doors with a push-out window that includes tempered glass.
The Sportsman ATV family is another lineup that soldiers on for the new year with minimal updates. EPS models receive a recalibrated electric power steering control unit that should improve feel and feedback through the bars. BNG’s grace the lineup for the new model year as well.
There was no news on the Scrambler front for 2019. It looks as if the 850 and XP 1000 versions soldier on as the same models from 2018.
The ACE lineup is another Polaris vehicle family that soldiers on for the 2019 model year with no signficicant updates. Most of the focus in Polaris’ single-seat lineup has been placed on the recently introduced RZR RS1. The 500, 570 EPS, and 900 XC ACE models are sticking around for the new year.
The Youth lineup stayed the same for this year. As of note, Polaris just released the Ranger 150 several months ago, which you can read about here.
Ride Command has received a User Interface (UI) update that includes a few more buttons and a revised screen configuration with new menu items and enhanced UI screens. We are excited to see the changes in person and experience the differences, especially when paired with the Dynamix suspension technology, etc…
Stay tuned for more model information and complete MY2019 details on the Polaris lineup when we unleash the September/October 2018 issue in just a couple weeks. If you haven’t already subscribed, be sure to do so at the sidebar on your right!
Here is Polaris’s Verbiage:
Polaris® Introduces Industry-Leading 2019 Model Year Off-Road Vehicle Lineup
Polaris Off-Road Vehicles, the world leader in powersports and off-road innovation, introduced its all-new 2019 model year vehicles with significant upgrades and technology options across its RANGER®, RZR®, GENERAL® and Sportsman® lineups.
"We had a remarkably strong first half fueled by the launch of RZR RS1™ and the innovative RZR XP® Turbo S, as well as the RANGER CREW® XP 1000 and our most popular youth vehicle, RANGER 150 EFI. These vehicles set industry standards and gave us tremendous momentum," said Chris Musso, president of Off-Road Vehicles, Polaris. "We plan to continue that momentum through industry-leading innovations and providing consumers the ultimate riding experience with our model year 2019 launches."
Polaris RANGER is the industry's best-selling utility side-by-side 10 years running and it continues to advance the technical offerings and upgrade options across the 2019 lineup. For the first time, select 2019 RANGER XP® 1000 EPS models are available with RIDE COMMAND® technology as a factory-installed package and additional NorthStar Editions color options are available to choose from. The RANGER XP 1000 and RANGER CREW XP 1000 family also expanded to include the all new High Lifter® Edition and the 20th Anniversary Limited Edition.
Polaris RZR, the world's best-selling sports performance side-by-side lineup, introduced a completely refreshed Xtreme Performance line with aggressive styling and performance upgrades proliferated through the entire offering. For model year 2019, consumers can choose RIDE COMMAND, now available in all XP 1000 colors, or the new RZR XP 1000 DYNAMIX® vehicles, formerly only available on select turbo models. To round out the 2019 line, the industry's best and broadest trail lineup received a power up, boosting the RZR S4 1000 — the only trail-ready recreational four-seater — to 100 horsepower.
Polaris GENERAL®, born from adventure, continues to grow its position as the No.1 best-selling sport utility vehicle. In addition to performance and technology upgrades, new colors and graphics are available across the entire lineup. Consumers have more choice than ever with multiple colors available for the GENERAL Deluxe model and a limited edition Breakout Camo model.
Polaris Sportsman® continues to deliver the No. 1 best-selling automatic ATV in the industry with new colors on premium models and improved electric power steering on all EPS models. These improvements, along with the vehicle's rider-inspired design and proven durability, allow consumers to ride harder, go further and do more. Sportsman is legendary tough.
For more in-depth new model information please see below or for complete 2019 Polaris ORV details visit www.polaris.com
2019 RANGER XP 1000 EPS High Lifter Edition — Starting at $19,999 MSRP
2019 RANGER CREW XP 1000 EPS High Lifter Edition — Starting at $21,499 MSRP
Purpose built for extreme mud performance, the RANGER High Lifter Edition is equipped with factory-installed industry-exclusive redesigned half doors with all-new one-inch water drains. The powerful machine delivers 82 horsepower and unrivaled industry-leading 11 inches of suspension travel for a smooth ride. Adventure-seeking mud consumers will experience a 20 percent increase in overall driveline strength and a new geared revers transmission allowing for robust durability that will cut through the mud pits all day long. The 28-inch Outlaw 2 tires, arched A-Arms and 13.5 inches of ground clearance get riders through the toughest mud pits. The RANGER CREW XP 1000 EPS High Lifter Edition continues to stand strong as the industry's only six-seat mud machine.
2019 RANGER XP 1000 EPS RIDE COMMAND — Starting at $17,999 MSRP
2019 RANGER XP 1000 EPS NorthStar Edition RIDE COMMAND — Starting at $25,999 MSRP
Polaris' RIDE COMMAND technology is now available as a factory-installed package for RANGER XP 1000 EPS and RANGER XP 1000 EPS NorthStar Edition models for an improved, more refined riding experience. The seven-inch glove-touch display features built-in navigation and front and rear cameras. The system provides vehicle diagnostics, allows smartphone connectivity and factory-installed in-dash speakers. A topographical map allows consumers to better navigate trail overlays and drop waypoints to remember key locations such as a campsite or deer stand. An interactive interface gives every type of rider the freedom to stay connected while hunting, working on their ranch, or trail riding.
The 2019 RANGER XP 1000 EPS and RANGER XP 1000 EPS NorthStar Edition models are available in four new color options including Steel Blue, Pearl White, Magnetic Gray and Polaris Pursuit® Camo.
2019 RANGER XP 1000 EPS 20th Anniversary Limited Edition — Starting at $16,799 MSRP
2019 RANGER CREW XP 1000 EPS 20th Anniversary Limited Edition — Starting at $17,799 MSRP
To commemorate two decades of innovation, Polaris RANGER is releasing 20th Anniversary Limited Edition RANGER XP 1000 EPS and RANGER CREW XP 1000 EPS models. The 20th Anniversary models offer the same durable design and owner-inspired improvements along with a special two-tone maroon and tan color option and custom embroidered seats. Limited quantities will be built and inventory will move quickly.
2019 RZR Xtreme Performance Lineup — Starting at $17,999 MSRP
The Xtreme Performance lineup has never looked so good. The 2019 RZR Xtreme Performance machines are cut more aggressively with a chiseled muscular stance, wicked LED accent lights and brand-new LED headlights. Inside, the cockpit features premium digital instrumentation, more storage and the XP 1000 lineup now offers all-new technology DYNAMIX active suspension and RIDE COMMAND. Formerly only available in the XP Turbo lineup, DYNAMIX is the world's only off-road suspension smart enough to continuously adjust the shocks on the fly, giving a more comfortable and high performance ride.
2019 RZR S4 1000 — Starting at $18,999 MSRP
The industry's only trail four-seater, the new 2019 RZR S4 1000 boasts 100 horsepower to make it the highest performing trail-ready recreational side-by-side. Polaris offers the best and broadest range of trail-ready machines in the industry with pricing starting as low as $10,299.
2019 GENERAL — Starting at $16,299 MSRP
The industry's best-selling sport utility vehicle brings new colors and graphics for 2019 including bringing the first-ever factory-installed bronze wheels on the popular RIDE COMMAND edition.
2019 Sportsman — Starting at $5,999 MSRP
The legendary Sportsman 450 and 570 lineup delivers ultimate performance at an unbeatable price and brings new colors on premium models and improved electric power steering on all EPS models for 2019.