Overview

It is small, light, and low on power compared to many of today’s headline-making UTVs. Considering how light and compact it is, it can tow and haul a decent amount.

For the 2022 model year, Polaris will only sell one Ranger 500. Except in the rare case where a buyer wants to keep the car as simple as possible, electric power steering is an extra item that we would recommend. Otherwise, the only color options for a Ranger 500 are Sagebrush Green or Solar Red.

 

The Ranger 500’s single-cylinder 500cc ProStar engine, while proved to be durable and relatively easy to service, isn’t going to set anyone’s hair on fire with its performance. Although 32 horsepower is sufficient for a machine weighing just 1,065 pounds dry, it is not a powerhouse. Given that the Ranger 570 is only a few hundred dollars extra and comes with a 44 horsepower engine, the Ranger 500 can be easily overlooked in terms of performance.

 

On the other hand, Comfort is a top focus for the Ranger 500 in preparation for long days getting in and out of the machine. The open-access entrances make it simple to enter and exit, and the seating position is designed to be both pleasant and functional for work purposes

The Ranger 500 has a width of 58 inches, which is very amazing. It has more power and carrying capacity than other variants due to its higher price. On the negative, the wider width may limit your travel options.

 

The Ranger 500 is unfortunately only available with an automatic transmission and the 500 lacks manual shifting, which may or may not be to your advantage. Yet, this doesn’t make a significant difference in the vehicle’s performance.

The 500 weighs around 1,065 pounds (dry weight). This is roughly average for larger ATVs, as models weighing more than 1,170 pounds are hard to come by.

The 500 is 110 inches long from end to end. It is 58 inches wide from side to side. These measures are crucial because they will decide if your current ATV trailer is acceptable for towing or not. Going from a standard ATV to the 500 usually necessitates an upgrade.

Specs

Engine & Drivetrain

  • Cooling : Liquid
  • Cylinders Displacement : 500cc
  • Drive System Type : On-Demand True AWD/2WD/VersaTrac Turf Mode
  • Engine Braking System (EBS) : Not Equipped
  • Engine Type : 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
  • Fuel System/Battery : Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Horsepower : 32 HP
  • Transmission/Final Drive : Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft

Dimensions

  • Bed Box Dimensions (L x W x H) : 32 x 42 x 11.5 in (81 cm x 107 cm x 29 cm)
  • Box Capacity : 500 lb (226 kg)
  • Estimated Dry Weight : 1,065 lb (483 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity : 9 gal (34.1 L)
  • Ground Clearance : 10 in (25.4 cm)
  • GVW : 2,134 lb (968 kg)
  • Hitch Towing Rating : 1,500 lb (680 kg)
  • Hitch Type : Standard 2 in (5.08 cm) Receiver
  • Overall Vehicle Size (L x W x H) : 110 x 58 x 73 in (279 x 147 x 185 cm)
  • Payload Capacity : 1,000 lb (453.6 kg)
  • Person Capacity : 2
  • Wheelbase : 73 in (185.4 cm)

Brakes

  • Front/Rear Brakes : 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc
  • Parking Brake : Park In-Transmission

Additional Specifications

  • Cargo System : Lock & Ride
  • Color / Graphics : Sagebrush Green
  • Electronic Power Steering : Not Equipped
  • Instrumentation : Single Analog Dial with 2″ LCD Rider Information Center, Speedometer, Tachometer, Odometer, Tripmeter, Clock, Hour Meter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Coolant Temperature, Volt Meter, Service Indicator and Codes, Seatbelt Reminder Light, DC Outlet
  • Lighting : 50W Headlight, LED Tail
  • Tilt Steering : Standard

Tires / Wheels

  • Front Tires : 25 x 8-12; Carlisle 489
  • Rear Tires : 25 x 10-12; Carlisle 489
  • Wheels : Stamped Steel

Suspension

  • Front Suspension : MacPherson Strut 9 in (22.9 cm) Travel
  • Rear Suspension : Dual A-Arm, IRS 10 in. (25.4 cm) Travel
  • Turning Radius : 14.9 ft

Pros

  • wide bench seats
  • a considerable in-cab space
  • a large bed
  • the ability to carry and move a tremendous amount of weight

 

  • less vibration and noise (When you add a full Polaris Ranger Crew hard cab enclosure kit to the mix, the Ranger Crew’s cabin becomes even quieter.)
  • It provides a smooth ride and is a true pulling machine.
  • Most riders who possess this machine would not swap it for anything because it has air conditioning, heat, and a window washer. The Polaris Ranger Crew not only has the potential to seat more people (which is ideal for job sites, moving crews, and recreational family riders), but the seats are also larger. When you factor in the storage compartments under the front seats, you have got yourself a vehicle that can carry a lot of cargo, tools, and replacement parts. Furthermore, the Polaris Ranger Crew has unrivaled resale value. You will have little trouble selling your old Polaris Ranger Crew if you need a change or want to upgrade to the most recent model year.

Cons

  • The Crew’s huge size is noticeable, which is fantastic if you need the extra load space, but not so great in tight trails. The Crew’s turning radius isn’t fantastic, making it difficult to turn around in tight situations.
  • With the seats being straight up and not reclining, your back may be a little sore after a long day in the field, on the track, or on the trail.
  • The net doors that come standard. When you throw in the cost of aftermarket doors and a roof, the car becomes more expensive than the factory sticker price.
  • Ranger 570 is only $400 more
  • Not high on power

 

Comparison between RANGER 500, RANGER SP 570 and RANGER EV

  RANGER 500 RANGER SP 570 RANGER EV
Price $10,699

 

$11,699

 

$14,699

 

Engine Type

 

4-Stroke Single Cylinder

 

4-Stroke Single Cylinder DOHC

 

Single 48-Volt, High-Efficiency, AC-Induction Motor

 

Front Suspension

 

MacPherson Strut 9 in

 

MacPherson Strut 9 in MacPherson Strut 9 in
Ground Clearance

 

10 in 11 in

 

10 in
Horsepower

 

32 HP

 

44 HP

 

30 HP

 

Overall Width 58 in

 

56 in 58 in
Payload Capacity

 

1,000 lb

 

1,000 lb 1,000 lb