Polaris Ranger Crew 500 (2011) $10,199

Polaris Ranger Crew 500 (2011)

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The new RANGER 500 EFI, shares the same mid-size, two-seat chassis as the RANGER 400, with the addition of a 498cc EFI engine and full instrumentation, providing consumers two midsize, gas models to choose from for model year 2011. The 500 EFI engine provides 32 horsepower giving the unit a top speed of 44 mph/70.8 kph and benefits of easy, choke-free starting and automatic altitude compensation due to its electronic fuel injection. Although its smaller stature allows it to fit in the back of a pickup truck, the midsize RANGER still boasts the hardest working, smoothest riding features of its full-size counterparts: On-Demand True All-Wheel Drive with VersaTrac, Independent Rear Suspension, heavy duty front end protection, high ground clearance and the longest suspension travel in the mid-size class. The RANGER 500 EFI has a 500 lb./22.68 kg. Lock & Ride® cargo box with a gas-assist dumping operation, 1,250 lb./567 kg towing and 1,000 lb./453.6 kg. total payload making hauling hunting gear or working on the farm easier. Along with electronic fuel injection, the RANGER 500 EFI differs from the RANGER 400 due to its standard instrument cluster that includes an odometer, fuel level indicator, and speedometer. With the addition to the RANGER 500 EFI to Polaris’ midsize Side-by-Side offering, Polaris also is entering the value-priced, multi-passenger vehicle segment with the new RANGER CREW 500. With all the same hardest working, smoothest riding features as the RANGER 500 EFI, the RANGER CREW 500 provides room for four people with plenty of room to spare. The vehicle features the best room and easy cab slide-through so four adults can get in and out easily.
2011 Polaris Ranger 500 Crew EFI | Price: $10,199 Displacement: 498cc | Horsepower: 32hp | Drivetrain: AWD/2WD | Suspension: A-Arm 9″ | Color: Solar Red/Sage Green/Pursuit Camo | Seating: 4
The New 2011 Polaris RANGER CREW® 500 EFI is built with unmatched traction and seats up to four. It’s the leader of the mid-size, multi-passenger side-by-side class. Key features are:

  • 498cc EFI Engine
  •  Ranger Crew 500 EFI NEW! 500 EFI power with the ability to carry four passengers
  • Smooth Independent Rear Suspension (IRS)
  • 1,250 lb. (567 kg.) Payload Capacity
  • 1,250 lb. (567 kg.) Towing 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.
  • Superior Ergonomics Cab ergonomics deliver outstanding driver and passenger comfort, with easy cab slide-through design for four adults to get in and out quickly
  • New! Speedometer And An Instrument Cluster With Electronic Fuel Gauge The 500 EFI powerplant has standard equipment that includes a new speedometer and an instrument cluster with an electronic fuel gauge
  •  Proven 500 EFI engine with 32 hp to carry four people.EFI ensures fast, reliable starting in any temperature, plus automatic adjustments for altitude. It’s even powerful enough to tow up to 1,250 lbs. and haul 500 lbs. in the box.
  • Independent Rear Suspension IRS Our legendary Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) with 9″ of travel, coupled with outstanding driver and passenger ergonomics, provides superior comfort for four adults. Extra legroom and easy cab slide-through design make getting in and out quick and easy
  • Large 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 go on and off in seconds
  • Engine Type 4-Stroke Single Cylinder
    Displacement 498cc
    Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
    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/ Active Descent Control 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 with Dual-Bore Front Calipers
    Parking Brake Park In-Transmission
    Front Tires / Model 25 x 10-12; 489
    Rear Tires / Model 25 x 11-12; 489
    Wheels Stamped Steel
    Wheelbase 104″ (264 cm)
    Dry Weight 1288 lb (585 kg)
    Overall Vehicle Size (LxWxH) 140 x 58.0 x 73″ (355.6 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 1,250 lb (567 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 Digital Gauge, Speedometer, Odometer, Tachometer, tripmeter, Hour meter, Gear Indicator, DC Outlet, Hi-Temp Light

    from PawPaw:

    Power is OK even with 4 people and 2 dog’s in it. 45mph top speed but they don’t plan on going over 20 mph in it anyway so I guess the 500 will have to do. The ride is great with the long wheelbase but hell to turn!


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