The all-new 2020 Polaris Ranger 1000 has arrived to replace the old Ranger XP900, and though it shares a lot with the Ranger XP1000, it’s an all-new model.
All of the revisions that arrived for the XP1000 when it was brand now trickled down, with the new Ranger 1000 even using the same engine, just with one less camshaft. The 1000 is a single-overhead cam engine, producing 61 horsepower and 55 lb-ft of torque.
That’s actually less than the XP900 makes, but Polaris says that peak horsepower is available 3000 rpm lower, hitting at around 3600 rpm. So the overall numbers might be down, but there is more usable power in this engine.
The interior is pulled nearly straight from the XP1000, which is a good thing as there is a ton of storage up front, though the 1000 has a single glove box compared to the XP1000’s double glove box.
The other major difference comes with the suspension, as the new 1000 model has 10-inches of travel in the front and rear and 12-inches of ground clearance. The air intake is also still nestled on the b-pillar on the side of the machine, whereas the XP1000 has had the intake moved to the front.
Tow capacity of the 1000 matches the XP1000 at 2,500 pounds, while payload capacity in the bed is rated at 1000 pounds.
Three trim levels are available for the new 1000, starting with the basic model, which will sell for $12,999 to start. That basic model gets no bumper up front and steel wheels. Move up to the EPS model and you get a small steel bumper, while the top trim Premium trim gets a fell steel bumper and aluminum wheels. It sells for $15,000 US.
Price is really where the new Ranger 1000 is making its play, offering the same capability in many cases as the more expensive XP1000 with a more reasonable price tag.
Make sure you watch the video above to see all the new features on the Ranger 1000 and the changes that arrived for the revised 2020 XP1000.