The essentials that make this UTV stand out from the crowd
Polaris has expanded the RZR lineup to include more than just a handful of models these days, and each of these RZR sport side-by-sides includes features that help make it unique. The latest addition to the RZR family is the 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition.
So what sets the new Velocity Edition RZR apart? We’ve put together a list of 10 key features to add some clarity.
1 – 32” ITP Coyote 8-ply Tires
If you’re going to be riding in any type of rock strewn or desert terrain, having a larger tire diameter can help you immensely when getting over obstacles at fast or slow speeds. The Turbo S lineup, including the Velocity edition, has the largest stock tire size on the market, measuring out to a massive 32”. They are mounted on 15” cast aluminum wheels. These ITP Coyote tires offer great traction in a variety of terrains. DOT approval and deep lugs provide longevity and great grip in the mud, on the trails, and in the deserts. Plus, the 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition is specifically clutched for these large tires, giving drivers the upmost in confidence in the vehicle.
2 – Walker Evans Velocity Shocks
While the 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition forgoes the snazzy electronically adjustable LiveValve Fox units found on the regular XP Turbo S, these Walker Evans Velocity Series shocks are not basic shocks in any way. Measuring 3.0 inches in the rear and 2.5 inches in the front, these shocks provide a healthy dose of travel – 19” in the front and 21” in the rear. Just looking at the shocks you see the massive bodies and piggyback cooling reservoirs. Also noticeable are the large shock shafts that provide consistent movement and cycling.
3 – 4-point Harnesses
If you’re like us and desire to reach the high speeds that this Velocity can reach, then you need to stay safe in the process. All passengers in 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition benefit from having 4-point harnesses included right from the factory. In our opinion, all sport vehicles like these should come with this feature.
4 – Driveline Upgrades
Not only has the entire driveline system been overhauled in the Turbo S lineup to increase durability and quality, but this Velocity also includes the all-new sturdy and noise/rattle-free on-demand, isolated front differential. This unit is massive and from our testing, it can take a beating in the harshest environments. Engagement is smooth, instant, and seamless, too.
5 – Extra Interior Storage
With a revised interior layout and the lack of the Ride Command system in the center of the dash, the 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition has four interior storage compartments (three sealed and one open) that are great for all of your gear, snacks, supplies, first aid kit, tools, paperwork, and anything else that you should keep in the vehicle at all times. The center two storage areas are both sealed and extremely handy for both driver and passenger. Plus, there is a set of pre-cut switch spots right in between the cubbies to give you easy access to other wired accessories on the vehicle.
6 – Massive A-arms and Trailing Arms
Rocks, roots, and other common trail hazards can ruin your day if your UTV isn’t built to handle tough terrain. The RZR XP Turbo S Velocity has some of the largest and most gusseted A-arms and trailing arms in the industry, and the strength of these components shine in the rough stuff. Plus, adding skid plates and extra protection is an easy affair with the tubular design of the A-arms and strong but light framing of the rear trailing arms.
7 – Gusseted Chassis
Once you jump into the driver’s seat of the RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition, you can feel the ultra-rigid chassis underpinnings. The driver really notices this when traversing steep and technical terrain, such as rock climbs and rooted out trails. Not only does the chassis offer superb feel in these situations, but it also inspires confidence.
8 – Upgraded & Stronger ROPS System
An all-new ROPS outer cage system is designed to protect driver and passenger(s) with more gusseting and strength than any RZR before. This system connects to the main chassis via eight points. Plus, it includes internal cable routing holes to make adding accessories like light bars, interior lights, and stereo systems that much easier, right from the factory.
9 – Signature Polaris Easy Maintenance
One thing that Polaris has made much easier over the years is its access areas for routine maintenance. Items like drain & fill plugs, the belt cover, filters, and wiring systems are all safe yet easily accessible for your maintenance needs, especially if you decide to do all maintenance at home. Plus, if you’re like us and dreaded changing the oil filter on the ProStar engines in the past, the latest 2019 model like this Velocity have a dedicated lip for the oil filter oil to drain right on a rag. No more messy oil cleanups when taking the oil filter off. Thank you, Polaris!
10 – Cost Savings
At $25,399 for the two-seater and $28,399 for the four-seat version, the less expensive MSRP for the 2019 Polaris RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition vehicles is due to the lack of some electronic and accessory features included in the regular Turbo S models. However, these cost savings don’t represent a vehicle that is lacking in any way. The Velocity editions are packed full of the features that matter most, aka the first 9 on this list. If you truly want to make a RZR your own and have all the power and capability in a 72” package, then these Velocity editions are probably the RZRs for you.
In conclusion, the RZR XP Turbo S Velocity Edition offers a significant savings versus the regular Turbo S, but it still includes all of the essential features to make it a high performance vehicle capable of tackling a variety of terrain.