Upgraded 2024 Polaris RZR XP Revealed
Since its introduction in 2014, the Polaris RZR XP has been one of the heavy hitters in the UTV world. Polaris has announced some major updates for the 2024 model that make it even faster, stronger, and more comfortable.
Packing a Punch
The 2024 RZR XP comes with an all-new ProStar Gen 2 engine. Although it matches the 999cc displacement of its predecessor, it makes an additional four horsepower for a total of 114. The new transmission should run cooler than before thanks to improved mounting and ducting, enhancing performance and increasing belt life. It also has lower gearing than before, helping you crawl over obstacles with greater control as well as accelerate more quickly across open ground. Polaris has beefed up the entire driveline as well, with stronger half shafts, prop shaft, and bearings to help prevent breakdowns on the trail. Available 30” tires help you put all this power to the ground.
Polaris says the new chassis is 25 percent stronger than the previous model, providing better agility, a tighter fit and finish, and less noise from flexing. An integrated front bumper and full skid plate protect the front and underside of the vehicle in case the 14.5-inch ground clearance still isn’t enough. The focus on durability does come at the expense of added weight, however.
Tackling tough terrain shouldn’t beat up the vehicle’s occupants. The RZR XP prevents that with Walker Evans Needle Shocks, featuring 16-position adjustability and 20.5 inches of usable travel to soak up the bumps effectively. Front passengers sit one inch lower and an inch and a half farther back than the previous model, both for more leg room and a sportier driving position. The back seat sits two inches higher, so rear passengers can see better. For harsh environments, a roof and full doors are available options, but all RZR XPs benefit from upgraded LED lighting for night rides.
Trims and Accessories
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP will be available in three trim levels. The Sport starts at $20,999, and includes in-mold color body panels, color-matched seats and springs, and 29-inch wheels with Trailmaster X/T tires. The Premium starts at $22,999 and adds painted body panels, 30-inch wheels with Trailmaster X/T 2.0 tires, a color-matched dashboard with a PMX head unit and Rockford Fosgate Stage 1 audio, a poly roof, and four-point harnesses. Stepping up to the Ultimate will cost $25,999 and adds two premium color and graphics options, a seven-inch touchscreen with Ride Command, Rockford Fosgate Stage 2 audio with 900 watts of power, and additional front and rear LED accent lighting.
Each of these trim levels is available with one of four accessory collections, each designed with a different specialty. The Trail collection adds a full-vented poly windshield, front and rear high coverage bumpers, HD kick-out rock sliders, a Rigid 32-inch light bar, a tonneau cover, and a pivoting spare tire carrier. The Backcountry adds an aluminum roof, low profile rock sliders, Rockford Fosgate audio, a Rigid chase light, lock-and-ride rear storage/cooler, and Pro Armor 30” Pro Runner tires. The Mud package sets you up for the slick stuff, with full coverage fender flares, Rockford Fosgate audio, a Rigid 32” light bar, a Polaris Northstar cooler, a Pro HD 4,500-pound winch, and Pro Armor 30” Mud XC tires. Finally, the All-Season package is a good all-arounder, with a full-vented glass windshield, lock-and-ride poly rear panel, poly sport roof, upper doors, a heater kit, and a tonneau cover. All of these trim levels and accessory packages are available for both the two- and four-seat RZR XP.
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