that was in sand with stock tires!
We started to get a feel for the
power in short bursts of acceleration,
but there was enough tire spin to mute
the feeling. Then we got into more
open areas where we could stay on
the throttle hard for longer times. It is
even more impressive while acceler-
There is a lot of suspension articulation when there is 18 and 16 inches of
travel. Even so, the sharp edges of the
dunes were more than the car could
handle—at least with the wheels on the
ating uphill. We are sure that the boost
tapers off at some point, but it was
always pulling while we were driving.
A driver we were with raced a two-seat, lightly modified 2016 XP Turbo
against a four-seat 2017 XP 4 Turbo.
Both machines were full of passengers. Even with the heavier machine
with four passengers seated, the 2017
was faster than the two-seater!
When you are making quick transitions from dune to dune, the steering remains light but secure, and we
could even make sharp turns without
the need to reposition our hands. In
the sand, we needed to be easy on
the brakes, since stabbing the brake
pedal would jerk us to a stop and
drag in the sand.
There is no question that Polaris
takes being king of the UTV hill very
seriously. With the new Turbo, it has
staked out the position of most powerful production UTV. The amazing
thing is how drivable and docile