Video: 2021 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 is the Meanest Off-Road Machine!

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We just got our hands on a 2021 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 – and it’s a beast.

In this episode of “This Just In,” we bring you a 2021 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 quad. This is an updated, beefed up quad that was loaned to TFLoffroad for an extended amount of time. During this period, we will take it to several locations for aggressive evaluations and shoot a ton of video.

The 2021 Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 is a big, brooding machine. Polaris has added the emphasis of stability to all of its vehicles, but it’s especially apparent here. The Scrambler is one of the widest vehicles in its class. On top of that, Polaris used components from it’s very own RZR XP 1000 up front.

There’s more – a lot more.

Here are some highlights of the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000

  • 89 HP ProStar Engine
  • 55” stance
  • 27” Duro Powergrip tires
  • 14” of suspension travel and Walker Evans Premium Shocks.
  • 14.5″ of Ground Clearance
  • RZR XP 1000’s Front Differential and Half-Shafts
  • Power-assisted ProSteer (According to Polaris, it’s designed to eliminate bump-steer)
  • Base curb weight is approximately 881-lbs
  • On-Demand AWD
  • Sealed High Clearance Arched Dual A-Arms
  • Fully-Integrated 11-inch ProArmor Lightbar
  • The base price is just under $15,000, and prices can easily surpass the $20,000 mark.

According to Andre, the Can-Am Renegade 1000 R is the Scrambler’s main competitor. The Can-Am has more power, but it’s not as wide. For some of us, being wider isn’t necessarily a good thing. At 56-inches wide, the Polaris Scrambler XP 1000 may not fit in all pickup trucks. In fact, he measured our long-term Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Trail Boss box’s internal width. It’s 59-inches.

While that’s just enough space, you won’t have room for much else. Weighing in at nearly 900-lbs, you better have those ramps set up the right way, the first time. Loading this monster could be rough.

Check out this video where Andre gives you the full tour!

Easily amused by anything with four wheels, Nathan Adlen reviews vehicles from the cheapest to the most prestigious. Wrecking yards, dealer lots, garages, racetracks, professional automotive testing and automotive journalism - Nathan has experienced a wide range of the automotive spectrum. Brought up in the California car culture and educated in theater, childhood education, film, journalism and history, Nathan now lives with his family in Denver, CO. His words, good humor and video are enjoyed worldwide.