The 2020 Polaris RZR PRO XP Fires Back at Can-Am, But Doesn’t Quite Match the HP

Polaris has come back firing at Can-Am with its new 2020 RZR Pro XP, but it doesn’t quite match its cross town rival when it comes to overall power.

The all-new RZR Pro is the next generation of RZR and it comes in three trim levels, Pro XP, Pro XP Premium and Pro XP Ultimate. All three models pack 181 horsepower from a new engine fit with a larger turbo than before. The new powerplant is also now water cooled for better heat dissipation.

The wheelbase of the Pro XP has been stretched out to 96 inches, up from the 90 that the Turbo S packs now. The new machines are all 64 inches wide.

Suspension travel equals 20-inches of “usable” travel in the front and 22-inches of “usable” travel in the rear, a stat that only Polaris published. Fox DYNAMIX suspension is used, which means the 2.5 Live Valve Shocks are adjustable on the fly. The brand also says that the axles are eight times stronger and the drive system is three times stronger than today’s model.

Inside, the RZR has a new seating position that is lower in the machine and race inspired. Four inches of width and six inches of length have added to the cab. New LED healights, running lights and high-visibility taillights have been added along with blue LED interior

Tires underneath the Pro XP measure in at 30-inches and come from Maxxis. Ground clearance has climbed to 14.5-inches.

Pricing for the RZR Pro XP starts at $22,999, while the RZR Pro XP Premium begins at $24,499 and the RZR Pro XP Ultimate at $28,499. The RZR Pro XP Premium and RZR Pro XP Ultimate are available now, while the RZR Pro XP will be available in January 2020.