When choosing a UTV, deciding between an electric, diesel or petrol UTV can be daunting. In this case it is best to look at what you plan to use your UTV for and the accessibility for electric vehicle charging. Polaris offers a range of mid-size and full-size UTVs as well as petrol, diesel and electric engines, so there is something for every need.
Read more about general UTV usage.
To help make the decision easier, we’ve listed a handy overview of Polaris’ RANGER lineup below…
ELECTRIC – RANGER XP KINETIC
The electric RANGER XP Kinetic pushes the industry forward with an impressive 110 horsepower and 150lb-ft of torque. The XP Kinetic can confidently tackle whatever the day may throw at you thanks to Polaris’ true on-demand all-wheel drive, up to 677kg of payload capacity, and 35.5cm of ground clearance. The RANGER XP Kinetic Premium offers up to a 45-mile (70km) range on a single charge, and up to 80 miles (130km) for the Ultimate trim.*
DIESEL – RANGER DIESEL
For those agricultural based with easy access to red diesel, the Polaris RANGER Diesel may be the choice for you. With a three-cylinder Kubota diesel engine, the RANGER Diesel boats 24.8 horsepower and 40.8 ft.lb of torque; 1134kg towing capacity; 730kg payload capacity. As well as Polaris’ on-demand all-wheel drive; electric power steering; Engine Braking System, and Active Descent Control, the RANGER DIESEL performs to the highest standards for years to come.
PETROL – RANGER XP 1000
Alternatively you may wish to choice the top-of-the-range RANGER XP 1000 features a powerful ProStar 1000 twin-cylinder engine with 82hp and 61lb-ft torque. Offering a huge 1134kg towing capacity and 454kg cargo bed capacity along with 33cm ground clearance and 27.9cm suspension travel.
PETROL – RANGER 1000
Engineered for work, the RANGER 1000 features a ProStar 1000cc engine, class-leading 1,134kg towing capacity, impressive payload capacity of 454kg and a tight turning radius to stay agile in tight spaces, the RANGER 1000 is one of the most capable machines on the market.
PETROL – RANGER 570
Alternatively, the small but mighty, mid-size RANGER 570, boasts class-leading power, thanks to its Prostar 570cc engine. With 25.8cm of ground clearance and a compact 144.5cm width, the RANGER 570 offers superior manoeuvrability.
Polaris RANGER starts from £11,999 for mid-size models, and £15,999 for full-size models. For more information on the Polaris RANGER range visit the Polaris Britain website.
What are the different customisation options for petrol/diesel UTVs and electric buggies?
There are a huge amount of manufacturer-made and aftermarket parts and accessories on the markets for UTVs because their customer usage varies so dramatically from agriculture to construction and everything in between.
Polaris has its own range of Polaris Engineered accessories for its entire vehicle lineup, all of which are designed alongside the vehicle to ensure the perfect fit and seamless integration, every time.
The RANGER line-up has hundreds of accessories to choose from: From Lock&Ride storage options and audio enhancements to winches, plows, cab systems, and wheel/tyre combinations.
So customers of the new all-electric RANGER XP Kinetic can benefit from the same quality as its counterparts, Polaris has ensured the new vehicle has 95% compatibility with the full-size RANGER accessory line-up, as well as adding specific Kinetic-only accessories so they can take advantage of their enhanced electric features, like a fast-acting electric heater kit and upgraded charging systems.
Request a parts and accessories brochure for more information.
Choosing between a petrol and an electric UTV
When choosing between a petrol and an electric UTV, it is best to work out your estimated mileage per day. Typically you’ll do less than 20 miles a day so an electric vehicle would be ideal but if you are estimating more than 80 miles in one day, potentially an electric side-by-side isn’t for you. The other thing to consider is the cost of a new electric UTV. It’s well known that an electric vehicle can be slightly more expensive to begin with than its counterpart, but that being said, by not paying for fuel or replacing moving parts helps to save money in the long run.
Polaris now offers the fully-electric RANGER XP Kinetic UTV, arriving in dealerships now, as well as a range of petrol and diesel models to choose from.
For more reasons on choosing an electric UTV check out our five benefits of an Electric UTV.
* Range estimates based on manufacturer data on typical customer driving usage and conditions. Actual range varies based on conditions such as external environment, weather, speed, cargo loads, rates of acceleration, vehicle maintenance, and vehicle usage.