Polaris Ranger 400 (2011) $8,199

Polaris Ranger 400 (2011)

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The 2011 Polaris RANGER® 400 is an incredible mid-size value. Hard working and smooth riding, it’s perfect for farming, ranching, hunting and recreational riding. The RANGER 400, although smaller in stature, delivers on the RANGER promise of “hardest working” with real work capabilities such as 500 lbs of cargo capacity, 1,000 lbs payload and 1,250 lbs. of towing, at an attractive $8,199 MSRP. The RANGER 400’s smaller size, 455cc high output, carbureted engine and value price make it an attractive work partner for hunting, farming, maintaining acreage or doing chores around the property. It boasts 29 horsepower and a top speed of 40 mph offering the rider plenty of get-up-and-go to ride to that favorite hunting spot, haul feed to livestock or just take a leisurely ride down the trail. Its On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive ensures it can tackle muddy pastures or rutted, rocky hunting trails, while the VersaTrac ensures you don’t tear up the grass. With a full-line of PURE Polaris products including Lock & Ride accessories, cabs, plows and a speed-regulating, Speed Key, the RANGER 400 can be outfitted to get any job done.
2011 Polaris Ranger 500 EFI | Price: $8,199 | Displacement: 455cc | Horsepower: 29hp | Drivetrain: AWD/2WD | Suspension: A-Arm 9″ | Color: Solar Red/Sage Green/Pursuit Camo
The 2011 Polaris RANGER® 400 is an incredible mid-size value. Hard working and smooth riding, it’s perfect for farming, ranching, hunting and recreational riding. Key features are:

  • 29 HP 455cc Engine
  • Smooth Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
  • Mid-Sized Design – Fits In A Full-Size Pickup
  • 500 lb. (226.8 kg.) Rear Cargo Box Capacity
  • On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive (AWD) With Versatrac Turf Mode True AWD keeps you moving, automatically engaging all four wheels when you need more forward traction and reverting back to 2WD when you don’t. When in 2WD, the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns that won’t tear up your grass.
  • Hard-Working. Fits In A Truck* Our midsize chassis is built for work, even though it’s engineered smaller than our XP. Built to fit in the bed of a truck,* so you can take it with you without having to tow a trailer. *Verify truck payload
  • Ranger 400 Speedkey® Accessory An industry exclusive. A black ignition key maximizes engine power and top speed, while a yellow key lowers the top speed to 23 mph
  • Best-In-Class Ergonomics Cab ergonomics deliver outstanding driver and passenger comfort, with extra legroom and easy cab slide-through design so two adults can get in and out quickly.
  • Industry-Leading Front And Independent Rear SuspensionOur legendary smooth Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) has 9″ of travel and five-point adjustable preload so you can stiffen the suspension for heavy loads. The MacPherson Strut independent front suspension has a long 8″ of travel
  • Dump Box With Lock & Ride Cargo System Rear dump box has gas-assist dumping operation and features exclusive Lock & Ride cargo system that accommodates many hard-working accessories that can go on and off in seconds
  • Engine Type 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
    Displacement 455cc
    Fuel System Carbureted
    Cooling Liquid
    Transmission/Final Drive Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft
    Drive System On-Demand True AWD/2WD/ VersaTrac Turf Mode
    Engine Braking System/ Not Equipped
    Front Suspension MacPherson Strut 8″ (20.3 cm) Travel
    Rear Suspension Dual A-Arm, IRS 9″ (22.9 cm) Travel
    Front/Rear Brakes 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc
    Parking Brake Park In-Transmission
    Front Tires / Model 25 x 8-12; 489
    Rear Tires / Model 25 x 11-12; 489
    Wheels Stamped Steel
    Wheelbase 72″ (182.9 cm)
    Dry Weight 1,050 lb (476 kg)
    Overall Vehicle Size (LxWxH) 108 x 56.5 x 73″ (274 x 144 x 185 cm)
    Ground Clearance 10″ (25.4 cm)
    Fuel Capacity 9 gal (34.1 L)
    Bed Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 32 x 42 x 11.5″ (81 x 107 x 29 cm)
    Box Capacity N.A./500 lb (226.8 kg)
    Payload Capacity 1,000 lb (453.6 kg)
    Hitch Towing Rating 1,250 lb (567 kg)
    Hitch/Type Standard/2″ Receiver
    Cargo System Lock & Ride
    Lighting 50W Headlight, LED Tail
    Electronic Power Steering Not Equipped
    Instrumentation Hour Meter, Gear Indicator, DC Outlet, Hi-Temp Light

    This year has proved to be another exciting year for Polaris. Many of their already class leading ATV / UTV models have received major updates and refinements while many other manufacturers have decided to maintain their existing line-up without making any changes to the line-up. Polaris has recognized the recent change in consumer demand for increased value and functionality in these tough economical times, so for 2011 Polaris expanded their Ranger Line-up to include the all-new Polaris Ranger 400 and industry first electric powered Ranger EV.

    Over the past couple of years, the UTV / SxS market has rapidly grown and the focus has always been for bigger and more powerful units with high end features but that always leads to a higher price tag, which was no problem for consumers just two years ago, but in just a short period of time, the economy has taken a serious hit, which quickly changed what consumers could afford, so Polaris quickly responded with their new mid-size value packed Ranger 400 & Ranger EV models, which offer plenty of punch for a lot less hit to the wallet. The 2010 Polaris Ranger 400 and Ranger EV are based on the same chassis, which are both slightly smaller than the Ranger full-size models by just a few inches, but their slightly smaller size allows them to fit easily into the bed of a full-size pickup truck, which eliminates the need to pull a trailer and again reduces the expense of ownership of these new Ranger models.

    The Polaris Ranger 400 is powered by a 455cc-carbureted engine, which producs 29 HP, which is plenty of power to propel the 1050lb Ranger 400 to a class leading top speed of 40 mph, which is amazingly within a few mph of top speed of many other larger UTV models available on the market. The Ranger 400 also comes with a Speed Key option, which limits the top speed to 23mph with no reduction in power. With plenty of power on tap, the Ranger 400 has a 500 lb payload and a 1250 lb towing capacity, which is plenty for hauling items out on the trail or around the farm or work site.


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