both sides of the passenger cabin, two
cup holders and a 12-volt outlet. The
nicely shaped steering wheel has 10
inches of tilt adjustability. A new center storage box has a cell-phone holder, and there is a larger glovebox.
Driver and passengers have footrests,
and the passengers have hand-holds
for when the going is rough.
DOWN TO BUSINESS
For our initial testing session in
the Imperial Sand Dunes (Glamis),
we had two drivers of substantially
different height, and both were able
Pitching the XP 4 into an uphill turn is a hoot, but the rear never breaks away in the
sand. It walks, slips a little and drifts a bit, but doesn’t get into big slides.
to settle into the cockpit or the passenger seat easily. The sliding seat and
tilt will make for quick transitions. We
like having the partial doors as well.
They open easily and closed solidly. Three-point retractable seat belts
secure all occupants, and they have
a sliding anti-cinch clip. Visibility out
of the car is fine in the front, but in the
rear it is a little dependent on the size
of the driver and passengers. Can-Am feels it is worth the change in the
center of gravity to raise the rear passenger seats for backseat visibility.
Polaris respects performance, so all
four seats are mounted as low in the
car as practically possible. We had
no complaints. Passengers of the XP
4 1000 spend a lot of time with their
eyes squeezed tightly shut, so it isn’t
As you take off, the CVT snaps in
solidly and pulls hard with no hesitation. Even with the weight of the XP
4 and two passengers, acceleration
is strong with no lag or hesitation. In
the dunes, the car rips through, but
keep in mind that you will not climb
anything you see. Paddles will help,
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