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2010 Polaris RZR 4 Comparison Photo Gallery
If the driver does get stuck, the AWD system is not as effective at scrapping out of a bind as the Teryx4’s true 4WD with locking front differential.
See photos of the Polaris RZR 4 sport UTV as it rips through the sand dunes and trails in this SxS comparison.
A wheelbase of 103 inches is almost 17-inches longer than the T4.
Whoops or surprise impacts don’t pitch the rear end and it has never swapped as long as we’ve been driving it.
The 2012 Robby Gordon Edition RZR 4 sells for $14,499. That’s a healthy chunk less than our fully decked Kawi.
Polaris uses a continuously variable transmission (which it coins the PVT) which relies on engine rpm to engage the drive belt. This design produces a noticeable lag coming off idle.
An extra 17 inches between the tires allows the frame to run aground more often, which means the driver has to carry more speed and slam across mounds and obstacles in order to prevent getting high-centered.
Most drivers preferred unassisted steering in the sand and even in tight terrain the RZR is easy to handle.
An anti-sway bar in the rear and a low center of gravity allow for long powerslides and quick direction changes without fear of rolling over.
Polaris manages to provide a low center of gravity while retaining high ground clearance.
The RZR 4 is sure-footed on climbs and descents.
Continued low-speed use is tough on the Polaris drive belts. We've replaced several.
Even though it’s long, the RZR 4 still boasts 11.5 inches of ground clearance, and the 12-inches of suspension travel allow it to articulate well.
Drivers and passengers were fed up with inconvenience of the side nets. It’s a pain to get in and out and they offer no protection from mud.
The Fox shocks and longer wheelbase make it feel more stable, and it exhibits less body roll when making fast or slow maneuvers.
The Polaris is a good jumper and resists severe bucking.
It would be easier and cheaper to add comfort items as accessories than it would be to get the same racy edge in the Teryx4.
The chassis is lower, wider, longer and is wrapped in aggressive bodywork.
At the end of the day, our drivers were all convinced that the RZR is faster overall in the dunes.
Take a side-by-side look at these two UTVs and the RZR 4 clearly has a more race-inspired stance.
Stadium style seating places the passengers slightly higher than the front, but visibility is not as good as the Kawasaki.
Once the engine spins up, the UTVs are dead even.
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