UTV Review: 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 Full-Size
For its 2015 models, Polaris worked hard to provide a machine for any budget that will suit off road needs and work hard on the job.
For its 2015 models, Polaris worked hard to provide a machine for any budget that will suit off road needs and work hard on the job. The 2015 Polaris Ranger 570 Full Size is a prime example.
After two days of testing the newest version of the Ranger, it was clear that this model delivers more than enough ruggedness and versatility for the average user.
The mountainous high elevation terrain surrounding Zion National Forest proved the 570 could hold its own under a variety of conditions. The ProStar engine platform has been touted as the most powerful design to date, and this 567cc engine brings 44-hp to the table with loads of torque that you can definitely feel in the driver’s seat.
Polaris actually updated the intake openings to give the full sized Ranger 570 the ability to take a deeper breath for more efficient power development. One more crucial item you will notice is just how quiet it is. Driver and passenger can carry on a conversation without having to scream across the cab. This is because the engine is located under the cargo box. With a Genuine Polaris Pro-Fit Lock and ride front and rear windshield installed, it seemed the engine noise was even less evident.
This machine can handle up to 1000 pounds in the roomy cargo box, and will also tow a full ton. Slowing the Ranger 570 is a non-issue. The four-wheel disc brakes react well and provide ample stopping power on solid ground.
Obviously sandy soil or loose gravely surfaces should still be navigated with caution, but with the On-Demand True All wheel drive, 2WD, and VersaTrac turf modes you have the right selection for any terrain. The turf mode reduces the tire bite on sensitive grass, allowing you to drive the Ranger 570 on even the most delicate surfaces.
Polaris has also included a true Park gear in the selection of drive modes to keep the 570 where you park it. If you encounter rough or uneven terrain on your way to the deerstand, the Ranger 570 offers ample suspension to soak up the rough spots. This dual A-Arm independent suspension for both front and rear allows the wheels to travel 10 inches, which ultimately produces a more stable ride. With 12 inches of ground clearance in the full size Ranger there are no problems avoiding obstacles on the trail.
The only apparent downside with this model is the lack of EPS—unless you purchase the Turbo silver deluxe model. If a machine can tow and haul close to its own weight, all models should have a power steering option.
Other features include a standard 2-inch receiver. This feature is often dismissed, but also possibly the most desired when hauling a duck blind or pulling the plow. If you head out before the sun is up and come back long after it’s gone to bed, you can appreciate the 55-watt low beams and 60-watt high beam headlights. The 10-gallon fuel tank keeps gas stops few and far between on the trail.
You can seat three in the cab, and all of the controls are easily accessible. The tilt steering is an added bonus, which allows almost any size driver easy entry to the vehicle and a comfortable driving position.
As a larger rider, I appreciated the extended legroom, and the ability to slip through the cab from either the left or the right without obstructions is beneficial, too. The storage for gloves, small tools, or even a lunch box is inside the cab, under the seating and inside the large dash.
Polaris has created a rugged line of machines with the Ranger badge, and there’s no doubt this is another great product option.
-EPS only available on Turbo Silver
2015 Polaris Ranger 570 Full Size
Engine Type: 4-Stroke Single Cylinder – 567cc
Fuel System: Electronic Fuel Injection
Transmission: Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P; Shaft
Driveline: On-Demand True AWD/2WD/
VersaTrac Turf Mode
Front Suspension: Dual A-Arm 10″ (25.4 cm) Travel
Rear Suspension: Dual A-Arm, IRS 10″ (25.4 cm) Travel
Brakes: 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual-Bore Front Calipers
Front Tires: 25 x 10-12
Rear Tires: 25 x 11-12
Length: 116.5 inches
Width: 60 inches
Height: 76 inches
Ground Clearance: 12 inches
Wheelbase: 81 inches
Fuel Capacity: 10 gallons
Cargo Dimensions: 36.5 x 54 x 11.5
Colors: Solar Red, Sage Green, and Polaris Pursuit Camo
Dry Weight: 1265lbs
Sage Green: $11,299
Solar Red: $11,299
Polaris Pursuit Camo: $11,999
Turbo Silver: $12,999