2021 Polaris Ranger® 500

2021 Polaris Ranger® 500 pictures, prices, information, and specifications.
Model Type
Utility UTV
MSRP
$9,699
Warranty
12
Insurance
Generic Type (Primary)
Utility UTV
Manufacturer Country
USA
Introduction Year
2017
Manufacturer Recommend Minimum Age
16
Parent Company
Polaris
Display Name
Ranger® 500
Representative Image
No
Year
2021
Make
Polaris
Engine Brand Name
ProStar™
Engine Type
Single-Cylinder
Cylinders
1
Engine Stroke
4-Stroke
Horsepower (bhp/kW)
32 / 23.9
Cooling
Liquid
Valves
2
Valves Per Cylinder
2
Valve Configuration
SOHC
Bore (mm/in)
93 / 3.66
Stroke (mm/in)
73.6 / 2.9
Displacement (cc/ci)
500 / 30.5
Compression Ratio
10:1
Starter
Electric
Fuel Requirements
Regular
Fuel Type
Gas
Turbocharged
No
Supercharged
No
Fuel Injector
Yes
Fuel Injector Size (mm)
40
Carburetor
No
Number Of Carburetors
0
Carburetion Type
Fuel Injected
Speed Governor
No
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 Composition
Steel
Front Tire Diameter (in)
25
Rear Tire Diameter (in)
25
Tire Brand
Carlisle
Front Tire Width
8
Front Wheel Diameter
12
Rear Tire Width
10
Rear Wheel Diameter
12
Front Tire (Full Spec)
Carlisle 489: 25 x 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec)
Carlisle 489: 25 x 10-12
Front Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brake Type
Hydraulic Disc
Front Suspension Type
McPherson Strut
Front Travel (in/mm)
9 / 229
Rear Suspension Type
Independent Double A-Arm
Rear Travel (in/mm)
10 / 254
Rear Adjustable Shock / Spring Pre-Load
No
Number Rear Shock Absorbers
2
Rear Suspension Material
Steel
Rear Stabilizer Bar
Yes
Air Adjustable
No
Steering Type
Manual
Steering Control
Steering Wheel
Tilt Steering
Standard
Length (ft)
9.17
Width (in/mm)
58 / 1470
Height (in/mm)
73 / 1850
Wheelbase (in/mm)
73 / 1854
Turning Radius (ft)
14.9
Ground Clearance (in/mm)
10 / 254
Length (ft/ft)
9
Length (ft/in)
2
Dry Weight (lbs/kg)
1065 / 483
Payload Capacity (lbs/kgs)
1000 / 453.6
Towing Capacity (lbs/kgs)
1500 / 680.4
GVWR (lbs/kgs)
2134 / 968
Fuel Capacity (gal/l)
9 / 34.1
Engine Displacement to Weight (cc)
0.47
Seat Type
Bench
Seat Material
Vinyl
Folding
No
Headrest
No
Number Of Seats
2
Number Of Rows
1
Grab Rail or Strap
Standard
Frame
Steel
Body Material
Plastic
Chain Guard
No
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
Clock
Standard
Tachometer
Standard
Trip Odometer
Standard
Speedometer
Standard
Hour Meter
Standard
Temperature Warning Type
Gauge
Fuel Level Warning Type
Gauge
Service Reminder
Standard
Voltage Meter
Standard
Warranty (Months/Condition)
12 / Limited
Battery Warranty (Months)
0
Driveline Brand
On-Demand™
Driveline Type
Selectable 4X2 / AWD
Number Of Driveline Modes
3
Rear Unlocking Differential
Yes
Rear Solid Axle
No
Limited Slip Differential Location
Center
Differential Lock Location
Rear
Size (in/cm)
2 / 5.1
Rear Hitch Type
Receiver
Tilt
No
Removable Tailgate
No
Removable Sides
No
Satellite
No
Number Of Discs
0
Bluetooth® Audio
No
Mobile App Instrumentation
No
Power Outlet
Standard
Seat Belts
Standard
Underseat Storage
Standard
Number Of Cupholders
1
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)
8.9 / 0.3
Integral Tie-Down Hooks
Yes
Glove Box / Dash Storage
Standard
Camouflage Trim
No
Headlight Mounts
Standard
Halogen Headlight (s)
Standard
Tail Light / Brake Light
Standard
Headlight (s)
Standard
Light Type
Halogen
Metallic
No
User Reviews
2 reviews
  • Polaris Ranger 500
    By Jud Wirtz (I am an Owner) on Apr 10, 2022

    I have had my Ranger 500 for a little over a year, it has been very reliable. I use it for hunting and pleasure. It takes me anywhere I have to go, carries what I need, and will do anything I need it to with zero problems.

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  • Perfect fit
    By Craig Fishel (I am an Owner) on May 21, 2021

    After researching UTVs for the past 18 months I finally pulled the trigger on a 2021 Polaris Ranger 500. I own a small farm in eastern NC with a diverse layout of terrain. From steep wooded hills to muddy swamp land and fields. I needed a vehicle that my wife would feel comfortable driving on her ...

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