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We spent two days putting the new 2018 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 to the test at a massive hunting property in Louisiana.

If one thing is for certain in the world of off-road it’s that UTV manufacturers are not slowing down a bit. There are new machines for Race, Sport riding and Utility working vehicles coming out of the woodwork. In fact, some of the same engines from the racing platforms are drifting into the hard-working class of UTV. One segment that gets a massive amount of use from the Utility side of the industry is hunting and land maintenance. These guys push their machines to the limits of hauling and gear management as well as conditional wear that would stifle the weaker machines in a New York minute.

Fast Facts
Engine: 999cc Inline Twin
Power: 82 horsepower
Ground Clearance: 13 in.
Towing Capacity: 2,500 lbs
MSRP: $15,299

Polaris is one of the many innovators for this crowd and over a short two days of riding we found out just how the new 2018 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 would do in simple initial testing. Getting to know a new machine is like finding a date at prom in that you must first dance around the make-up and shimmering dresses to find that quality, reliable and willing person to take to the big show. Polaris has created a machine with so many options that some consumers would say might take it from dating to marriage material.

Check out the review here: 2018 Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Review - ATV.com
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