The 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R Is Bigger Than a Wrangler

The flagship RZR is bigger than a TJ Jeep Wrangler, somehow.

The 225 hp RZR is massive.Zach Bowman

The first thing you notice about the 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R is how massive it is. Everything about it is beefy, from its thick, boxed control arms to its 32-inch tires and arched cage. As we found out earlier this week, all that mass translates into a porky curb weight: 2,301 pounds on our scales. But what the numbers and stand-alone photos can’t convey is just how huge this thing is. It absolutely dwarfs our 2020 Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Turbo RR, a machine that isn’t exactly small. But only when you park it next to something more familiar does the RZR Pro R’s size click into view.

Shop assistant Jackson Cooper drives a faithful 1998 Jeep Wrangler. The TJ generation has been a staple of trails and OHV parks for years, and while the SUV is small by modern Jeep standards, we typically think of it as bigger and bulkier than a side-by-side.

Not anymore. The 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R dwarfs the Wrangler, even with Cooper’s modest body lift. The RZR is taller, wider, longer, and makes considerably more grunt than the Jeep’s meager 181 hp. It’s also more than $10,000 more expensive than a 2022 Wrangler. Clearly, the two machines have very different purposes, but the comparison was shocking all the same. Stay tuned as we put the Pro R through its paces in the coming weeks.

Bigger, faster, stronger… Better?Zach Bowman

2022 Polaris RZR Pro R Specs

MSRP: Ranging from $31,999 up to $44,999
Engine: ProStar DOHC, liquid-cooled, 16V inline four-cylinder
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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