Polaris Off-Road has released the next generation of the industry’s best-selling sport side-by-side, the RZR XP. Polaris’ mission was to raise the industry standard for sport side-by-sides to an entirely new level. So why should you be excited about the 2024 Polaris RZR XP? Off Road Xtreme is here to break it down. Highlight upgrades include an all-new stronger chassis design, refined comfort level of ergonomics, and a 999cc 114-horsepower engine.
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Better! Stronger! Faster! No, we are not talking about the hit 1970s television series starring Lee Majors as the bionic-enabled Six Million Dollar Man. However, the 2024 Polaris RZR XP is built from the ground up and touted as stronger than ever before to deliver class-leading durability, comfort, and performance. The all-new chassis provides improved trail agility and rugged durability in rough conditions. It also showcases an upgraded level of fit and finish delivering a premium experience with a new aggressive style, integrated doors, and LED accent lights.
“The multi-terrain category is the largest segment in the performance side-by-side industry, and we’re proud to deliver an all-new vehicle that’s head and shoulders above anything else available today,” said Reid Wilson, Vice President, of Polaris Off Road Recreation. “In 2014, the RZRXP 1000 started it all for multi-terrain sport side-by-sides, and now, we’re building upon that legacy – taking what has long been the standard and making it even better in every possible way.”
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Is Optimized For Power On Demand
A quick look at the heart of this new 2024 Polaris RZR XP shows they meant business with the redesign. The machine’s 4-stroke DOHC twin-cylinder ProStar 1000 Gen 2 engine features 999 cubic centimeters of displacement and produces 114 horsepower. It is fuel-injected and liquid-cooled and drives the high-performance true on-demand all-wheel-drive/two-wheel-drive package. Power on-demand and responsive corner-to-corner acceleration is the name of the game!
A lower-geared transmission delivers a smooth power curve that improves handling in technical terrain, while a geared
reverse offers additional strength & confidence when backing out of tricky situations.
Beyond the drivetrain, a suite of improvements appears to have been integrated at almost every level. Starting with an all-new rugged design, the 2024 RZR XP is designed to keep riders out with their crew even longer. Longer rides are made more comfortable with a 25-percent stronger chassis. This rigid structure provides improved agility, and reduced noise for a more enjoyable ride.
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Is Redesigned For Rugged Durability
With durability as a cornerstone, the RZR XP now also comes with enhanced reliability as a major focus. A redesigned driveline from front to back results in strong half shafts, prop shafts, and bearings to withstand the toughest most challenging environments. Protecting all of the Polaris XP components are an integrated front bumper and full-coverage skid plate package. Durable protection from the front of the vehicle covering the driveline, and engine components will keep everything high and tight.
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP is equipped with an all-new CVT (Continuously Variable Transmission). With improved airflow through new mounting and ducting, the CVT is said to run cooler and will offer increased belt life.
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Takes Performance To The Next Level
Keeping that power on the ground translates to an improved shock package. Optimally-tuned Walker Evans Needle Shocks present 16-position adjustability and available 20.5 inches of usable travel will likely yield impressive go-fast performance and all-around rider comfort and any speed over various obstacles.
Available 30-inch tires and 14.5 inches of ground clearance will aid riders as they traverse through challenging terrain. This would give the RZR XP a 90-inch wheelbase and 64-inch wide track width.
Driving at speed during the day is one thing, but what about when it gets dark? The 2024 Polaris RZR XP offers an enhanced LED lighting package. With new LED lighting on the outside, Polaris also went a step further and added new illuminated in-cab switches for easy visibility at night.
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Leads The Category In Ergonomics
Polaris customers will see a completely redesigned in-cab configuration. A sportier driving position with increased legroom is achieved by adjusting the front seats 1 inch lower and 1.5 inches back. In the rear passenger compartment, the rear seats are elevated by two inches adding to improved rear passenger sight lines.
To keep elements out of the cab, the RZR XP offers riders full doors and an available roof. Additional accessory options are available that offer seamless integration. Riders can choose to equip their vehicle with full coverage fender flares and a stamped aluminum roof that adds increased strength and a unique design element.
RZR XP offers six plug-and-play Polaris PULSE ports and is factory prewired throughout the vehicle. A 900-watt electronic system provides plenty of power to run all electronic accessories added to the machine.
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Is Loaded For Storage
Adding convenience, Polaris redesigned the RZR XP’s cargo space to keep items secure, but within reach for easy accessibility. Additionally, the removable rear bin makes for easy maintenance work with no hassle toolless access. A pivoting spare tire carrier is available and strategically mounted in a way that does not sacrifice cargo space. A new winch mounting location for the HD 4,500-pound winch features an integrated fairlead that doubles as a styled cover.
The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Is Offered As Four Purposefully Designed Equipment Collections
Created specifically for the RZR XP are four rider-inspired accessory collections, built for a variety of riding terrains that include trail, mud, backcountry, and all-season.
RZR XP Trail Accessory Collection
- Full Vented Windshield –Hard Coat Poly
- Front/Rear High Coverage Bumpers
- HD Kick-Out Rock Sliders
- RIGID 32-inch LED Light Bar
- Tonneau Cover
- Pivoting Spare Tire Carrier
RZR XP Mud Accessory Collection
- Full Coverage Fender Flares
- Rockford Fosgate Audio
- RIGID 32-inch LED Light Bar
- Polaris Northstar Cooler
- Pro HD 4,500-pound Winch
- Pro Armor 30-inch Mud XC Tires
RZR XP Backcountry Accessory Collection
- Aluminum Roof
- Low Profile Rock Sliders
- Rockford Fosgate Audio
- RIGID Chase Light
- Lock and Ride Rear Storage/Cooler
- Pro Armor 30-inch Pro Runner Tires
RZR XP All-Season Accessory Collection
- Full Vented Windshield –Glass
- Lock and Ride Poly Rear Panel
- Poly Sport Roof
- Upper Doors
- Heater Kit
- Tonneau Cover
When Is The 2024 Polaris RZR XP Available And How Much Will It Cost?
The all-new 2024 RZR XP will be shipping to dealers in April of 2023. As usual, the RZR XP is available in two and four-seat configurations. There are three trims offered: Sport, Premium, and Ultimate.
The RZR XP 1000 Sport is the baseline and starts at $20,999. This arrangement would offer in-mold color, 29-inch Trailmaster X/T tires, color-matched seats and springs, LED headlights, illuminated in-cab switches, and a new digital display.
The RZR XP 1000 Premium starts at $22,999 and includes a painted body with premium graphics, 30-inch Trailmaster X/T 2.0 tires, color-matched dash, seats, and springs, PMX head unit, a Rockford Fosgate Stage 1 Audio, a poly roof, and four-point harnesses.
Rounding out the lineup is the RZR XP 1000 Ultimate and jumping up the cost to $25,999. You get a premium painted body and two premium color and graphics options, Polaris’ industry-leading seven-inch touchscreen display powered by RIDE COMMAND, a Rockford Fosgate Stage 2 Audio, 900W operating system, along with front and rear LED accent lighting.