While the Polaris Ranger family is best known as work-oriented, Polaris may be trying to change that view with its newest addition – the Ranger XP 900 Deluxe. With this Ranger, Polaris is hoping to appeal to consumers looking for a UTV that can work and play.
Test Driver Jerry Matthews offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.
Occupation: Operations Manager, Starting Line Products
Hobbies: In the Winter I spend the majority of my spare time snowmobiling…in the Spring and Summer months my time is split between my love for boating and fishing, riding ATVs, off-road motorcycles and UTVs. In the Fall, my spare time is spent hunting. And no matter what I’m doing I can’t leave anything stock.
Senior ATV.com Test Driver Kevin Allred offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.
2013 CanAm Maverick 1000R X RS Scorecard
Steering input and feedback – 2 Good
Engine power – 3 Excellent
Clutching – 2 Good
Traction – 2 Good
Cockpit (gauges, leg room, steering wheel fit to hands, ergonomics) – 3 Excellent
Seats – 3 Excellent
Fit and Finish – 2 Good
Overall looks and appeal – 2 Good
Test Driver Roger Raymond offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.
History: Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and diesel system engineer. Designed, prototyped, and tested a mechatronic CVT for use on recreational vehicles (particularly snowmobiles). Published in “Transactions,” the professional journal for the Society of Automotive Engineers ( SAE); “Best of Show” at the SAE conference in Gras, Austria.
It looks like Polaris will be putting its awesome ProStar 900 engine to more good use – this time in the Ranger Crew 900.
The California Environmental Protection Agency Air Resources Board has approved the Ranger Crew 900 for model year 2014. You can see the approval document here.
Polaris first introduced the ProStar 900 as the powerplant in the RZR XP 900 for the 2011 model year. It then made its way into the RZR XP 4 900 and several limited edition versions. For 2013 Polaris added the mill to the Ranger line with the Ranger XP 900, but tuned quite a bit differently. The Ranger XP 900 produces 62 horsepower, compared to the 88 ponies in the RZR XP 900 family. We’d imagine the Ranger Crew 900 will offer similar performance.