Polaris debuts luxury SxS and a power-hungry ATV

Publish Date: 
Dec 5, 2013
By Beth Dolgner

MEDINA, Minn. – Polaris Industries is going for luxury comfort with the 2014 Ranger XP 900 Deluxe side by side, while the new Scrambler XP 1000 EPS ditches luxury in favor of horsepower.

Ranger XP 900 Deluxe ($16,499): The list of features on the Ranger XP 900 Deluxe includes a lot of things you would expect in a car, except Polaris is offering them in a side by side.

The Prostar 900 power plant comes with an engine management system, and it has electronic power steering. The things that turn this Ranger into a Deluxe are cut and sew bucket seats with a center console, a deluxe steering wheel with ten inches of adjustment, an audio system that works with Bluetooth and MP3 players, half doors, a tip-out glass windshield and a sport roof.

On the outside, “extreme” front and rear bumpers, nerf bars and a 4500 lb. winch issue a collective challenge to obstacles. The body and seats come in 10 color options, including two camo choices.

Not all of the Ranger XP 900 Deluxe’s features are so easy to spot. The rear-mounted engine is made to be easily accessible by simply lifting the rear cargo bed, and the modular-minded design allows any combination of roof, windshield, rear panel and doors.

Scrambler XP 1000 EPS ($13,299): Boasting 89hp, the Scrambler XP 1000 EPS is a new model with big intentions. The 1000cc engine is a new design from Polaris, and it is paired with a high-flow dual exhaust. Front and rear racks carry 75lbs., while the addition of a winch and careful use of the high/low transmission gives the Scrambler a 1500-lb. towing capacity.

Rider comfort comes in the form of wider floorboards and a narrower “sport” seat. Fox Podium X 2.0 shocks help absorb the bumps. Riders will have to settle for the single color option, though, which is White Lightning.

Media images courtesy of Polaris Industries.