Originally sold as the Ranger RZR when it first rolled onto the scene in 2008, the Polaris RZR (pronounced “razor”) has long stood as the industry’s best-selling all-terrain high-performance side-by-side. In a bid to maintain its position as a market leader, the Minnesota-based marque has returned to the drawing board, heavily revising its flagship side-by-side range to produce a substantially improved RZR XP 1000 lineup for the 2024 model year.
Benefitting from improved build quality and an overall better fit and finish, Polaris’ latest thrill machine lineup is pieced together around an all-new chassis design that bolsters strength, rigidity, and agility. The new frame has also been mated to a custom-tuned suspension setup with 16-position-adjustable Walker Evans Racing Needle Shocks that afford a whopping 20.5” of usable suspension travel fore and aft. The outside of the off-road vehicle features updated styling with integrated full doors, LED accent lighting, and a more aggressive front-end design with an integrated bumper, a full-coverage skid-plate, and a relocated 4,500-lb Pro HD winch with a now-integrated fairlead that doubles as a styled cover. Inside, abundant alterations have also be carried out for 2024. Alongside revised in-cab ergonomics and better visibility and line of sight for both the driver and passengers, the interior of the latest Razor range also features new backlit switches, improved comfort and more leg room, and an available touchscreen RIDE COMMAND infotainment display.
As substantial as these updates are, the biggest change for the 2024 model year is undoubtedly the RZR’s all-new powertrain. Equipped with on-demand all-wheel drive, increased throttle response, and a lower-geared transmission, the new Razor lineup is kicked along by a liquid-cooled 999cc DOHC twin-cylinder engine that cranks out 115hp. This completely redesigned and thoroughly reinforced driveline also boasts upgraded half-shafts, prop shaft, and bearings, as well as new mounting and ducting that together result in a cooler-running CVT with increased life. The 2024 RZR XP 1000 lineup is also being offered with more than 60 available accessories including a full range of items from Pro Armor.
Scheduled to roll into dealerships this April, the 2024 Polaris RZR XP 1000 lineup will be available in two and four-seat configurations and will be offered across three trim levels; the RZR XP 1000 Sport; the RZR XP 1000 Premium; and the RZR XP 1000 Ultimate — which are priced starting from $20,999, $22,999, and $25,999, respectively.