The north star company adds options to its hard-working Ranger line.

Polaris has introduced new limited-edition models and upgrade options to its Ranger XP 1000 line, further expanding its already broad range of offerings.

What’s new? First, the Ranger XP 1000 EPS Back Country Edition will be available in 3 and 6-seat models. It’s purpose-built for hunters who take themselves well off the beaten path, whether that be on tough trails or beating through a boggy marsh. The 82 horsepower ProStar 1000 engine is standard, paired with a reduced gear ratio transmission that includes a geared reverse. High-mounted air intakes help when plowing through water, while a 4500lb winch is on standby in case things get out of hand. Expect to pay $19,899 for the 3-seater and $21,099 for the Crew.

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Polaris also announced availability of its factory-installed Ride Command Package on the
Ranger Crew XP 1000 EPS model. Riders can stay connected with an integrated 7-inch, glove-friendly touch display featuring built-in GPS navigation and vehicle diagnostic information. An AM/FM radio tuner and Bluetooth smartphone connectivity are on board as well. Audio is transmitted through in-dash speakers, while front and rear-mounted cameras provide added visibility when backing up or navigating tight spaces. Your author has owned pickup trucks that were not so lavishly equipped. This rig will be priced at a single greenback under $17,000.

Meanwhile, the popular NorthStar Edition of that same machine also earns Ride Command and adds two exterior color options. It is now available in Sunset Red Metallic, Pearl White, and Polaris Pursuit Camo. The Ranger Pro Shield cab system keeps the elements out, while factory-installed heat and air conditioning with front and rear ventilation give riders a comfortable in-cab experience from the Ranger’s perspective. It won’t do anything about your annoying hunting buddies, however. Adding a cab to the Ranger will cost you, as this NorthStar edition is priced at $27,299.

As for other specs, they remain the same impressive stats. The Ranger Crew XP 1000 EPS can still haul 2500lbs, meaning you don’t have to portage the boat. A full 13-inches of ground clearance is yours for the taking, as are 11-inches of suspension travel and shocks tuned specifically for the Crew. Gonzo 27-inch Maxxis tires are 6-ply hoops and should get you into and out of some gnarly situations.

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