2012 Polaris Ranger® 500 EFI

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2012 Polaris Ranger® 500 EFI Specifications

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Model Type  UTV
BASE MSRP(US)  $9,299.00
Warranty  6
Engine Type  Single-Cylinder
Cylinders  1
Engine Stroke  4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)  32 / 23.9
Cooling  Liquid
Valves  4
Valves Per Cylinder  4
Valve Configuration  OHV
Displacement (cc/ci)  498 / 30.4
Starter  Electric
Fuel Requirements  Regular
Fuel Type  Gas
Fuel Injector  Yes
Carburetor  No
Carburetion Type  Fuel Injected
Transmission Type  Continuously Variable (CVT)
Overdrive  No
Primary Drive (Front Wheel)  Shaft
Primary Drive (Engine / Transmission)  Belt
Reverse  Yes
Transmission Brand  Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT)
Hi / Low Range  Yes
Wheels & Tires:  
Wheels Composition  Steel
Front Tire Diameter (in)  25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)  25
Front Tire Width  8
Front Wheel Diameter  12
Rear Tire Width  11
Rear Wheel Diameter  12
Front Tire (Full Spec)  25 X 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)  25 X 11-12
Front Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type  Hydraulic Disc
Front Suspension Type  McPherson Strut
Front Travel (in/mm)  8 / 203
Rear Suspension Type  Independent Double A-Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)  9 / 229
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load  No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers  2
Rear Suspension Material  Steel
Air Adjustable  No
Steering Type  Manual
Steering Control  Steering Wheel
Technical Specifications:  
Length (ft)  9
Width (in/mm)  56.5 / 1440
Height (in/mm)  73 / 1850
Wheelbase (in/mm)  72 / 1829
Ground Clearance (in/mm)  10 / 254
Length (ft/ft)  9
Length (ft/in)  0
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)  1055 / 479
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)  1000 / 454
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)  1250 / 567
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)  9 / 34.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)  0.47
Seat Type  Bench
Seat Material  Vinyl
Folding  No
Headrest  Yes
Number Of Seats  3
Number Of Rows  1
Grab Rail or Strap  Standard
Frame  Steel
Body Material  Plastic
Chain Guard  No
Brush Guard  Yes
Light Guard  No
Front Mud Guards  No
Exterior Covers  Standard
Front Bumper  Standard
A-Arm Skid Plate (Front/Rear)  Yes / No
Bash Plate (Front)  Yes
Full Length Skid Plate  Yes
Cab Cage  Standard
Cab Rollbar  Standard
Digital Instrumentation  Standard
Tachometer  Standard
Trip Odometer  Standard
Speedometer  Standard
Hour Meter  Standard
Temperature Warning Type  Light
Fuel Level Warning Type  Gauge
Warranty (Months/Condition)  6 / Limited
Generic Type (Primary)  Utility
Manufacturer Country  USA
Introduction Year  2011
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age  16
NADATrimID  97773
Display Name  Ranger® 500 EFI
Towing & Hauling:  
Size (in/cm)  2 / 5.1
Rear Hitch Type  Receiver
Drive Line:  
Driveline Brand  On-Demand™
Driveline Type  Selectable 4X2 / 4X4
Number Of Driveline Modes  2
Rear Unlocking Differential  Yes
Rear Solid Axle  No
Limited Slip Differential Location  Center
Differential Lock Location  Rear
Power Outlet  Standard
Seat Belts  Standard
Underseat Storage  Standard
Cupholder  Standard
Bed Length (in/mm)  32 / 810
Bed Height (in/mm)  11.5 / 290
Bed Width (in/mm)  42 / 1070
Bed Capacity (lbs./kgs.)  500 / 226.8
Cargo Bed Tilt  Yes
Cargo Bed Material  Polyethylene
Bed Volume (ft3/m3)  8.8 / 0.25
Integral Tie-Down Hooks  Yes
Glove Box / Dash Storage  Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)  Standard
Paint & Finish:  
Metallic  No

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Needed some basic help with the chores around here.....
By Ken Hoyesen(Owner), Nov. 16, 2011
I researched and liked what I read and saw with the new 2012 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI before buying. Then I took a test drive at our local Polaris dealer. My needs are pretty simple I needed a tool to get fallen and trimed limbs to the back of the property's burn pile and to help with gardening chores... Read Full Review


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By Randy(Owner), Mar. 20, 2012
I've read several reviews on this model and so far agree on all the good comments BUT i've had this machine for a little over a month and after about 10 minutes sitting in the passenger seat it gets sooo hot it is unbearable. the passenger seat is above the exhaust manifold. there is no heat sheild ... Read Full Review


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Polaris Ranger 500 EFI Camo
By Larry Hart(Owner), Oct. 19, 2011
Just bought it after test driving a lot of different other manufacture's models. Smoother riding, more horsepower, and fits in the back of my Z71 short bed. Could not even compare the price to other models. I got more for my money with the Polaris. Can not beat the 2.9 interest rate! Read Full Review


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Good Value
By R Smith(Owner), Sep. 28, 2012
I bought a 500 EFI Camo in April 2012. Taking in this weekend for service and flip-out windshield (fluids changed at 33 hours/ not due until 50 / before 6 month warranty expires).

So far, have had no problems. We love it for yard work and gardening on 3 acres.

Actually fits 3 people and hauls ... Read Full Review


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