Polaris Unveils 2017 RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP Turbo 4 EPS

Sep. 19, 2016 By Josh Burns, Photos Courtesy of Polaris

Polaris recently announced its new 2017 RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS models. The key highlight on these new machines is a new industry-leading 168-horsepower ProStar Turbo H.O. engine. Polaris says the new RZR XP Turbo EPS and XP Turbo 4 EPS produces 15 percent more power than last year’s models. The new engine is also said to offer 9 percent more power than any other vehicle on the market.

Polaris didn’t just focus on power improvement on the new models, however, as the 2017 RZR XP Turbo models are also fitted with new cooling features, such as a variable-speed brushless fan matched with a 40 percent larger high-flow front grill and a 20 percent larger engine radiator. Polaris also notes it added a stronger driveline on the 2017 models to complement the additional power the Prostar Turbo H.O. engine produces.

For trail performance, the RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS feature exclusive Fox Podium Internal Bypass Shocks that are designed to generate progressive damping force to provide a smooth ride, as well as the type of “bottom-out resistance” one would expect from a high-performance sport machine. The Podium shocks feature 3-inch-diameter rear shock bodies and 2.5-inch-diameter front shock bodies with adjustable remote reservoirs to easily dial in performance. The shocks use five compression zones for progressive damping in varying trail conditions, and the shocks also utilize three zones of rebound damping to tackle the wide range of terrain at slow or high speed.

Polaris also says it re-tuned the rear stabilizer bars to reduce body roll for flatter cornering on the new models. Steering is also enhanced thanks to a new 1.5-turn steering rack that pairs with each machine’s standard Electronic Power Steering (EPS).

Polaris says the RZR XP Turbo EPS and RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS will be available later this year in Titanium Matte Metallic and Cruiser Black. The two-seat model will carry a suggested retail price of $24,999, while the four-seat model will have an MSRP of $27,499. Polaris will also back both models with an extended two-year factory warranty if purchased before December 31, 2016. Polaris also noted updated pricing for its 2016 models through the remainder of this year, with the 2016 RZR XP Turbo now offered for $19,999, while the 2016 RZR XP 4 Turbo EPS is priced at $22,499. 

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