Meet the Extra Wide 2020 Polaris Sportsman and Scrambler XP 1000

2020 Polaris Scrambler – Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Sports Media

Polaris has gone wide with its latest ATVs, the 2020 Sportsman and Scrambler 1000, sitting at 55-inches wide.

ATVs have long been limited to 50-inches of width, with many trails marked for vehicles no wider than that mark. But Polaris is bucking tradition and by doing so have created some of the most stable ATVs to ever be offered.

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Both of these 1000cc ATVs ride on a 57.4-inch wheelbase, four inches longer than the models they replace. The new chassis supports dual A-arms in the front and rear which have been arched for better clearance, giving the Sportsman and Scrambler the ability for 14.5 inches ground clearance.

Suspension travel has also been stretched out to an impressive 14-inches in the rear and 11.6-inches in the front for Sportsman and 12.5-inches for Scrambler.

2020 Polaris Sportsman Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Sports Media

The Sportsman weighs in at 970 pounds dry while the Scrambler is a full 89 pounds lighter. The work focused Sportsman can haul 250 pounds on its racks and can tow up to 1,750 pounds.

Both of these units begin at $14,999 USD.

Photo: Tyler Tate/T Squared Sports Media

Stay tuned for a full video review coming very soon. Full specs can be found below.

Sportsman XP 1000 S Scrambler XP 1000 S
Engine952cc ProStar Twin952cc ProStar Twin
Fuel SystemElectronic Fuel InjectionElectronic Fuel Injection
Transmission/Final DriveAutomatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft DrivenAutomatic PVT P/R/N/L/H; Shaft Driven
Drive SystemTrue On-Demand AWD/2WDTrue On-Demand AWD/2WD
Engine BrakingStandardNot Equipped
Front SuspensionSealed Arched high clearance Dual A-Arm 11.6 in (29.5 cm) Travelsealed High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arm 12.5 in (29.2 cm) Travel
Rear SuspensionSealed Dual A-Arm Rolled IRS, 14 in (35.6 cm) TravelSealed Dual A-Arm Rolled IRS, 14 in (35.6 cm) Travel
Front/Rear BrakesSingle Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot BrakeSingle Lever 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Hydraulic Rear Foot Brake
Front Tires27 x 9 Duro PowerGrip V227 x 9 Duro PowerGrip II
Rear Tires27 x 11 Duro PowerGrip V227 x 9 Duro PowerGrip II
Wheel14 in. Aluminum12 in. Aluminum
Wheelbase57.4 inches (145.8 cm)57.4 inches (145.8 cm)
Dry Weight970 lbs (440 kg)881 lbs (400kg)
Length x Width x Height83.25in x 55in x 49in82.5in x 55in x 49.5in
Ground Clearance14.5 in14.5 in
Front / Rear Rack Capacity200 lb / 300 lb25 lb / 50 lb
Hitch Tow Rating1,750 lbN/A
Hitch TypeStandard 2 in RecieverN/A
Cargo SystemLock & Ride, 2 Cast Rack Extenders 4 gal (15 L) Front Dry Storage 2 gal (8 L) Rear StorageLock & Ride
1 Gal (4L) Rear Storage
LightingTriple 50w High Beam, Dual 50w Low Beam Headlights1,890 lumens Pro Armor Light Bar; Dual 65W High Beams; Dual 50w Low Beam Headlight
Electronic Power SteeringStandardStandard