The Polaris General 1000 Sport is remarkably rugged – and it does it all.
One way to look at the Polaris General 1000 Sport is a super utilitarian UTV that’s fun to play with as well. It tries to be all things to all people. It’s rated to hold 600 pounds with a maximum vehicle weight capacity of 1,110 pounds. The Polaris General 1000 Sport has a 1,500-pound towing capacity. The bed can articulate, making it good for hauling and dumping.
The thing is: many people want a fun UTV, one that’s supremely capable off-road. Considering what you get, the Sport is a viable, (somewhat) affordable option. It comes equipped with a proper hitch. This UTV sports 12 inches of ground clearance. The suspension is capable of 12.25 inches of articulation in the front and 13.2 inches in the rear.
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The General 1000 Sport has a 999-cc (“1000”) ProStar 100 horsepower engine connected to a continuously variable transmission (CVT). The General comes with standard four-wheel drive with “On-Demand True AWD-2WD VersaTrac Turf Mode.” Basically, it helps the side-by-side move to AWD on the fly, when needed. The operation is quick and efficient. We get to put the system to the test as well.
The Sport is the entry-level General UTV with a base price of $15,999. This price, along with its useable 60-inch width makes this UTV much more usable, transportable, and accessible. Unlike the overbuilt RZR, which is pricy and massive, General Sport makes more sense to more consumers. That may be why Polaris is now building such a variety of different Generals.
We are curious to see how this UTV performs in the Rocky Mountains. The competition is getting serious, as we’ve recently seen amazing products from other manufacturers. In this video, Roman and Tommy get a chance to push the General Sport off-road, proving that it is a “fun-tastic” thrill machine as well!