WINNER: POLARIS RANGER RZR S
There’s no question Polaris struck gold with the original RZR, however, the continual progression of the RZR and ultimately the creation of the RZR S has placed Polaris in a class of its own.
No-holds-barred SxS performance is what the RZR S is all about but it broadens its appeal to a wider market with selectable 4WD, Polaris exclusive Lockn’Ride attachments and low range, making the 1-inch trailer hitch mount completely usable.
The showroom appeal and overall off-road capability of the RZR S in stock form is completely unrivaled.
With premium gas shocks right from the factory and a wider stance than the stocker, the ‘S’ is competition ready and worth every penny the upgrade costs.
It will likely be a while before any competitor comes to the table with another SxS that delivers this much heat.
Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000
It’s never a question of horsepower when you stomp the throttle on the Prowler XTZ. Arctic Cat wins the displacement race hands down delivering tremendous power to the ground in the rawest and most unadulterated way a UTV can.
XTZ means high quality suspension, bling at every angle and class annihilating power that can’t be argued with.
It’s tilting dump box and 2-inch hitch receiver makes it easy to multi-purpose this sport targeted monster.
Kawasaki Teryx Sport
No matter how you cut it, the Kawasaki Teryx comes up higher on the rating scale as a high performance off-road vehicle than as a pure utility UTV.
Its sporty handling and extremely strong EFI V-twin put it in the hot rod category so deeply you can almost overlook its excellent 4WD system, spacious cargo area and capable towing talents.
The fun-to-drive quotient is very high here and that’s what gives the Teryx, in any of its model formats, so much sizzle.