Polaris Unveils New RZR XP Turbo Models

The 2017 RZR XP Turbo EPS raises the bar with 168 hp.

The 2017 RZR XP Turbo EPS raises the bar with 168 hp.

RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS

The four passenger RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS.

Polaris announced their new model year 2017 RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP Turbo 4 EPS. Both models feature the new ProStar Turbo H.O. engine with 168 hp, which is 15% more than last year’s models and the most of any model on the market. In conjunction with the increased horsepower, Polaris improved engine cooling with a more powerful fan, larger front grill and larger radiator, and strengthened the driveline. Other key features include:

  • FOX Podium Internal Bypass Shocks (3″ in front, 2.5″ in rear) with five compression zones and three rebound zones
  • Front and rear stabilizer bars
  • Electronic power steering with a new 1.5-turn steering rack
  • 248-mm Hydraulic disc brakes with triple piston front calipers and double piston rear calipers
  • 29″ Maxxis Bighorn wheels
  • 14″ cast aluminum wheels
  • Both models will be available in late 2016 in Titanium Matte Metallic and Cruiser Black
  • MSRPs:  Two-seater – $24,999; Four-seater – $27,499

Polaris also lowered the prices for the model year 2016 RZR XP Turbo and RZR XP 4 Turbo.  Learn more:  Polaris.com

Comment:  The horsepower battles continue as Can-Am recently released their Maverick X3 with a 154 hp turbocharged engine. While the battle is most prevalent in the sport/high performance segment, it is prominent in other segments as well. One question is if there is a limit to how much horsepower can be put into these vehicles given the terrain and type of riding for which they are used.

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