2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Preview

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
The 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium is loaded with premium features designed to make this Utility ATV ready for anything you can throw its way.

Polaris released its updated big bore ATV lineup, which includes a new flagship – the 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium.

The entire Sportsman 850 and 1000 series of ATVs received some key changes. Among the new updates is a new battery that Polaris boasts is the largest in the industry. According to Polaris, the new battery delivers 25% more cold cranking amps and offers up 67% larger reserve power.

Also new is an improved drive chain, clutch upgrades, and high-output electric power steering. The big bore Sportsman ATVs also now offer 12 inches of ground clearance.

Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Features

2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Front

The new 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium takes things a step further with a host of upgrades. Chief among them is a 3,500-pound winch. The winch is nestled into what Polaris calls the “Ultimate” front bumper, which is constructed of high-strength steel to boost protection to the front end of the ATV.

Look to the back of the Sportsman XP 1000 Premium to find even more upgrades, including a new steel bumper and a third LED taillight for added visibility. And to add a premium look, Polaris outfitted the ATV with cut-and-sew seats.

2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Taillights

Finally, connecting the Sportsman to the ground are new 27-inch Duro Powergrip tires (27 x 9 front, 27 x 11 rear), which are wrapped around 14-inch aluminum wheels.

Other Features

As you would expect, the 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium carries over plenty of features and technology from the rest of the Sportsman family, including the powerful 952cc two-cylinder that produces a claimed 90hp.

2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium Tires

You can take full advantage of selectable three-mode throttle control (Work, Standard, Performance), 1,500 pounds of towing capacity (though still via a 1.25″ receiver rather than a standard 2″ receiver), 575 pounds of payload capacity, 262 pounds of combined front and rear rack capacity, engine braking system, four-wheel hydraulic disc brakes, and Lock & Ride storage system.

How Much?

The 2019 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Premium carries a retail price of $12,799 and will be available in Polaris dealerships in early November.

Engine & Suspension
Active Descent ControlStandard
Cylinders / Displacement2 / 952cc
Drive SystemTrue On-Demand AWD/2WD
Enging Braking SystemStandard
Engine TypeProStar SOHC 4-Stroke Twin Cylinder
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel Injection
Horsepower90 HP
Transmission/Final DriveAutomatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft Drive
Dry Weight878 lb
Front / Rear Rack Capacity121 lb / 241 lb
Fuel Capacity5.25 gal
Ground Clearance12 in
Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H)83.25 x 47.6 x 50.75 in
Payload Capacity575 lb
Seat Height38 in
Wheelbase54 in
Front/Rear BrakesSingle Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Parking BrakePark In-Transmission / Lockable Hand Lever
Additional Specs
Cargo SystemLock & Ride, 2 Cast Rack Extenders 4 Gal (15 L) Front Dry Storage 2 Gal (8 L) Rear Storage
Front SuspensionHigh Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm 9 in Travel
Rear SuspensionHigh Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm, Rolled IRS, 10.25 in Travel
Hitch Tow Rating1,500 lb
Hitch TypeStandard 1.25 in Receiver
InstrumentationAll Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, Two Tripmeters, Hour Meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Volt Meter, Coolant Temperature, Hi-Temp Light, Clock, DC Outlet
Lighting50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights
Electronic Power SteeringStandard
Front / Rear Tires27 x 9 Duro PowerGrip / 27 x 11 Duro PowerGrip
Wheels14 in Aluminum
Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with TSN.ca, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including ATV.com, Off-Road.com, ArcheryTalk.com, Tractor.com, RVGuide.com, and many more.

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