The 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R Takes On the RTI Test

Is the Can-Am Maverick X3, RZR Pro R, or RZR Turbo R the king of the RTI?

2022 Polaris RZR Pro R RTI Test.Zach Bowman

The 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R Ultimate Dynamix is one of the fastest production UTVs you can purchase today, with its new 2.0-liter inline four-cylinder engine pushing out 225 hp. And, thanks to the upgraded 3.0 Fox Live Valve shocks, the R model has 22.5 inches of front travel and 24.5 inches of rear travel.

To put the Pro R to the test, we tried it out on our RTI ramp. This machine managed to travel 46.5 inches up the standard 20-degree slope. With its longer 104.5-inch wheelbase, the Pro R managed a very reasonable score of 445 on the RTI test.

Surprisingly flexy for a high-speed machine.Zach Bowman

That puts the Pro R behind the 2022 RZR Turbo R, which had a score of 635.4. The less powerful RZR did a bit better thanks to its short wheelbase, but the Pro R is no slouch, easily besting our 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Turbo RR. That machine eked out a score of 372.5. We don’t expect high-speed rigs like these three to be RTI champions, but the spread is interesting. Knowing that the Pro R managed to surpass even more trail-oriented rigs like the 2022 Polaris General XP 1000 Trailhead edition—which had a score of 370.5—is also interesting.

We can’t wait to find out how the new Dynamix suspension handles.Zach Bowman

As we always say, an RTI score isn’t a definitive measure of a machine. Like horsepower, torque, or ground clearance, it’s just another data point you can use to decide which machine is right for you.

2022 Polaris RZR Pro R Specs

MSRP: Ranging from $31,999 to $44,999
Engine: ProStar DOHC, liquid-cooled inline four-cylinder; 16V
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/ tow 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: Early 2022

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