Engine: 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
Transmission: Auto. PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft
Weight: 1,046 Pounds
Fuel Capacity: 9 Gallons
Polaris has redesigned their midsize SxS for those on a budget. The result is the 2014 Polaris Ranger 570 EFI, an ATV that couldn’t be more satisfying.
Let’s start with the transmission. Like so many vehicles on the road today, the 570 employs continuously variable transmission (CTV), one of the most important advancements in automotive technology. CVT employs an infinite number of gear ratios between minimun and maximum values. This allows the driver to shift seamlessly between gears, enabling the engine to operate constantly at optimum RPM. Polaris’ On-Demand True All Wheel Drive engages the front wheels when traction is lost in the rear. Power then reverts solely to the rear wheels as the vehicle regains control.
Power in a small package
Now, let’s talk about the engine. The Electronically Fuel Injected (EFI), liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, 567cc Pro-Star engine packs a 40 horsepower punch, 25 percent more than previous 500cc models. Despite that amount of power, it’s whisper quiet, smooth, and about as efficient as it gets. The MacPherson struts offer a nice, smooth ride on the trail.
Toughness and durability
You may be thinking, “A smooth ride?” Absolutely, but that doesn’t mean the Ranger 570 isn’t tough. Yes, it offers On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, not to mention high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in its class – eight inches in front and nine in the rear, to be exact. However, what if we told you the Ranger can not only handle a 500-lb payload with its box capacity, but could also handle a tow job that exceeds half a ton? Polaris also gives you a rear dump box with gas assist and a Lock & Ride cargo system. Still think a smooth ride can’t be tough?
Limited Edition (LE) models not only come spiffed up with premium seats, aluminum cast wheels, and Gold Mist bodywork, they also have an Electric Power Steering (EPS) option that ups the ante for safety. EPS enables the vehicle to handle unexpected trail obstacles – e.g. rocks, debris, ruts – with ease, without unexpected jerks of the steering wheel.
All in all, the 2014 Polaris Ranger 570 EFI is a great demonstration of how Polaris can maintain its stellar track record of delivering the highest-quality utility vehicles around. If you’re looking for a great SxS that gets the job done without breaking the bank, you will look long and hard before finding a better value than the Ranger.