Reliable ProStar® Power
The all-new 500 cc engine is the third generation of strong and efficient ProStar® powerplants that have powered hundreds of thousands of Polaris machines. This experience and engineering results in an optimal balance of low end torque and high horsepower to provide smooth, reliable power to help you get the job done.
On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive
With the Polaris true AWD advantage, all four wheels engage automatically when your vehicle needs more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD when it doesn’t. When in 2WD, NEW for this year the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns.
Class-leading Towing and Payload
A full 1,500 lbs. towing and standard 2” receiver, the RANGER 500 allows you to tackle the toughest jobs with confidence. Additionally, a 1,000 lbs. payload capacity is highlighted by a rear box with gas-assist dumping operation that can tote up to 500 lbs. of material to get the job done in fewer trips.
To ensure a smooth ride, RANGER 500 features a full 9” (22.9 cm) of suspension travel up front and 10” (25.4 cm) of Independent Rear Suspension travel. This is 25% more than the closest competitor in the class. Additionally, all 4 corners can be adjusted to handle increased loads or plowing.
Smooth Automatic Transmission
The Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT) delivers superior performance, ease of use and maximum drivability in all conditions. It requires no shifting or user input to deliver smooth power, just select high or low range and you are on your way to getting more done.
Designed for Easy Maintenance
RANGER is engineered to make maintenance quick and straightforward in your garage with easy to access service points for the oil filter, dipstick & drain plug. The Polaris Engineered™ PS-4 Extreme Duty and PS-4 Oil Change Kits are engineered to offer the right protection for your engine, the right amount of oil and the right filter to get the job done fast so you can get back to riding.