- The 2024 Polaris Xpedition lineup aims to offer a more comfortable overlanding side-by-side experience against the brand’s more aggressive offerings like the RZR Pro.
- This latest model offers options you won’t see with conventional SxS models like a fully-enclosed cab and even heating and air conditioning on certain models.
- Fair warning (like you need one): The 2024 Polaris Xpedition won’t come cheaply. In fact, prices start at $28,999 for the XP model.
- The ADV, which offers a fully covered cab and cargo box, comes in $1,000 higher, at $29,999 MSRP.
- Polaris’ lower Xpedition trims will hit dealers later this summer, while the feature-rich Northstar trims will land next year.
The Polaris Xpedition is still obviously a side-by-side, but it’s not what you’d expect in the segment.
This is an “entirely new category” of adventure SxS models, the manufacturer says as it debuts its brand-new, overlanding ready lineup. It’s tough to dispute that at first glance, as the 2024 Polaris Xpedition XP and ADV aim to offer an experience somewhere between your conventional machine (the RZR Pro, for example) and an actual off-road SUV. It leans a little more toward SUV, perhaps, as this model trades off some of Polaris’ more hardcore off-road ethos for some creature comforts, while still maintaining the brand’s characteristic off-road capability.
Here are some stats to ponder, for a start. Available in both 2-seat and 5-seat configurations, the new Xpedition offers up 14 inches of ground clearance, up to 15 inches of rear suspension travel (14″ at the front) and over 200 miles on a tank. Its 999cc ProStar 1000 Gen 2 two-cylinder engine offers up 114 horsepower, and can tow up to 2,000 pounds, depending on your configuration. The cargo area, for its part, can hold up to 600 pounds.
The 2024 Polaris Xpedition lineup comes in XP and ADV forms, each with three trims: Premium, Ultimate and Northstar. The two lower trims will be available later this summer, while the Northstar won’t arrive until 2024.
Premium vs. Ultimate vs. Northstar: What extras do you get?
Starting with the Premium, your $28,999 base price will get you Fox’s QS3 position sensitive shocks, 30-inch tires, a 4,500-pound witch with synthetic rope, a front bull bar, a 4.3-inch color display and a JBL Trail Pro 2000 audio system. Stepping up to the $31,999 Ultimate gets you the larger 7-inch RideCommand display, a JBL Trail Pro 4100 audio system with a 400-watt amp and a 10-inch subwoofer, a padded center console and front and rear cameras.
Finally, at $38,999 to start, the Northstar adds the fully enclosed cab, tip-out front glass, heating and air conditioning, locking doors, power windows, Ride Command+ and even a standard 140-amp alternator to power accessories. In other words, about as close to an SUV or truck as side-by-sides can get without Polaris just flat-out building its own passenger vehicle (though that’s obviously a whole new level of development).
Mind you, with prices tipping over $40,000, you’re pretty much in the same ballpark as some off-road-worthy SUVs or trucks. Spring for a 5-seat configuration with all the bells and whistles and you’ll be paying a princely sum for your overlanding ready side-by-side.