The 2022 Polaris Pro R Weighs as Much as a Miata

This is the heaviest side-by-side we’ve tested.

How much does the 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R weigh? A lot.Zach Bowman

We finally got our hands on a 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R. We know the thing’s fast thanks to its 225 hp four-cylinder engine. But how heavy is it? With a full tank of fuel and all other necessary fluids, this $40,699 Pro R Ultimate ran across our scales at 2,301 pounds, or about 114 pounds more than its listed dry weight. That makes it the heaviest side-by-side we’ve tested to date. It’s also within spitting distance of a 2022 Mazda Miata, which weighs in at 2,341 pounds.

Of course, the Miata is one of the lightest passenger vehicles on the road, and the Polaris’ heft is no shock when you put eyes on the Pro R. It’s huge, and everything about it is beefier than its predecessor, including that massive 2.0-liter engine.

The final tally…Zach Bowman

But what is surprising is how well balanced the vehicle is, with 49.8 percent of its weight over the nose. For our purposes, that’s effectively a 50/50 weight balance, which is unheard of in the side-by-side world thanks to the dominance of rear-engine UTVs. That kind of balance is the holy grail grail for vehicle dynamics, as it makes for a machine that’s easy to control. To say we can’t wait to get this rig on the trail is an understatement. Stay tuned as we put this machine through its paces.

2022 Polaris RZR Pro R Ultimate Specs

MSRP: Ranging from $34,199–$44,999
Engine: ProStar DOHC, liquid-cooled, inline four-cylinder; 16 valves
Displacement: 1,997cc (2.0L)
Bore x Stroke: N/A
Compression Ratio: N/A
Transmission: Automatic PVT w/ high/low range, reverse; parking
Claimed Horsepower: 225 hp
Claimed Torque: N/A
Fuel System: EFI, 12V DC battery
Steering: Rack-mounted high-assist electric power steering w/ Quick Turn Rack; race-inspired steering wheel w/ tilt adjustment
Drivetrain: Pro Performance True 2WD/4WD/4WD Lock
Front Suspension: Lightweight boxed dual A-arms w/ 3-piece stabilizer bar, unitized hubs, Walker Evans 2.5 in. Velocity adjustable needle shocks (Sport, Premium) / Fox 3.0 Live Valve X2 internal bypass (Ultimate); 22.25 in. travel
Rear Suspension: Boxed trailing arm w/ toe link, high-clearance radius rods w/ 3-piece stabilizer bar, unitized hubs, Walker Evans 3.0 in. Velocity adjustable needle shocks (Sport, Premium) / Fox 3.0 Live Valve X2 internal bypass (Ultimate); 24.5 in. travel
Front Brakes: Hydraulic disc w/ 3-bore caliper, aluminum top hat w/ steel rotor
Rear Brakes: Hydraulic disc w/ 2-bore caliper, aluminum top hat w/ steel rotor
Wheels, Front/Rear: Painted cast aluminum w/ 5-lug bolt pattern; 15 x 7 in.
Tires, Front/Rear: Maxxis Rampage Fury, 8-ply rated; 32x10-15
Length: 136.5 in. (2-seat) / 165.5 in (4-seat)
Width: 74.0 in.
Height: 72.8 in. (2-seat) / 76.5 in (4-seat)
Wheelbase: 104.5 in. (2-seat) / 133.5 in (4-seat)
Bed Capacity: 300 lb.
Towing Capacity: N/A
Max Seating Capacity: 2 (Pro R) / 4 (Pro R 4)
Ground Clearance: 16.0 in.
Turning Radius: N/A
Claimed Dry Weight: Ranging from 2,085 lb. to 2,480 lb.
Fuel Capacity: 12.3 gal.
Warranty: 6-month limited
Availability: Now

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