The 2019 Polaris RZR 4 Turbo S is one the best ways for a family of four to get outside and have some high-adrenaline fun, and we hit the trails of Colorado with one to see how it performed.
Polaris has never been known as a brand to hold back on performance or power, and the Turbo S is just the latest piece of evidence that this brand knows how to build an insane performance machine. Here are the important stats that make this thing such a rocket ship:
- 925CC turbocharged engine
- 168 horsepower
- 114 lb-ft of torque
- 16-inches of ground clearance
- 25-inches of usable wheel travel
- FOX 3.0 Live Valve adjustable shocks
Combine all of these things and you get an incredible ride and handling machine that absolutely blasts down the trail. When you push the accelerator, the RZR Turbo S has a second or two of turbo lag, but when the turbo power hits, nothing else out there feels quite as powerful as this beastly RZR does. And that is even more impressive when you consider that this beast weighs in at just under 2000 pounds and has a wheelbase of 117-inches.
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Possibly the best feature of all are the shocks that can change their damping at the touch of a button. There is comfort, sport and firm modes, and all three can be accessed without having to move out of the cab of this machine. As the name suggests, firm is quite stiff, and makes the handling of the Turbo S direct and very controllable. Switch it to sport, and some of that handling disappears thanks to slightly softer suspension, though since it’s the middle setting, some of the precision of firm can still be felt. Push the button over to comfort, and the Turbo S gets very soft and squishy with wishy-washy handling. But when it’s time to tackle huge whoops at high speed, comfort allows you to best eat up the ground and keep things inside the Turbo S nice and calm.
On the interior, the RZR 4 Turbo S seats four, although the front seats are the only two that are truly comfortable for full-size adults. For anyone standing close to six-feet tall, the rear seats are quite cramped when it comes to knee room, and should be reserved for shorter people and children. Hand holds are well placed for all passengers, and angled dead pedals can be found on the floor for each of the occupants.
Storage inside the RZR 4 Turbo is decent, especially when compared to the Can-Am Maverick X3. There is a small lockable cubby in the bottom of the center stack, a small open cubby above the passenger hand-hold and a larger glove box down below.
Truly the most impressive piece of the interior is the Ride Command infotainment system. This system allows the driver to access all sorts of neat features, like a GPS, G-force statistics, speedometer, radio, Bluetooth access and more. And while all of these are pretty neat, the GPS really shines in our eyes as one of the most useful features. On our ride into the Colorado mountains, the GPS laid down a breadcrumb trail and helped us find our way out again.
Curious about the Polaris RZR 4 Turbo S? Then make sure you watch our full video review, embedded above.