As the original sport UTV, the Polaris RZR holds a special place in our hearts, but was due for an update. Our UTV correspondent takes a look at the 2011 RZR with its new high-output engine that makes the original fun-mobile even better. Read the full story in our 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR First Ride.
- ADC is still unavailable for AWD-equipped Ranger RZRs. Considering 2011 brought some meaningful changes to the RZR, this was one change we were suprised got looked over.
- The 50" RZR receives the HO engine from its special edition brothers with some tweaks to the intake, combustion and exhaust.
- Four years and a few special editions later, Polaris' RZR side-by-side receives a much needed make-over, addressing a couple of safety issues and getting some performance upgrades.
- The single gauge pod now includes a clock, a water temperature gauge, a low-battery warning light, as well as the typical speedometer, tachometer, odometer, hour meter, two trip meters, gear indicator and fuel gauge.
- The 2011 Ranger RZR offers revised safety nets for easier use that include bigger snap-buckles.
- To finish off the changes, there are some new bed extenders on the 50” RZR to make it easier to carry more gear out on the trail.
- The 2011 Ranger RZR S (left) got the same updates as the standard RZR and maintains all the sporty handling you've come to expect from the S trim.
- Long overdue, is a sealed storage compartment under the passenger grab bar.
- 2011 Polaris Ranger RZR First Ride
- Climbing inside, you’ll find a slightly changed dash layout with new sealed switches for the 2WD/AWD option, as well as (French horns trumpeting!) a headlight switch that now has both high and low beams.
- Polaris updates the fuel tank for easier access to the fuel pump.