2017 Polaris Ranger 500
2017 Polaris Ranger 500

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Polaris
Polaris
Model Year
2017
2017
Model
Ranger 500
Ranger 500
Model Code
R17RMA50A4
R17RMA50A4
Color
Solar Red
Solar Red

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front / Rear - 4-wheel hydraulic disc

Parking - Park In-Transmission

Front / Rear - 4-wheel hydraulic disc

Parking - Park In-Transmission

Wheels
Stamped steel
Stamped steel
Tires

Front - 25 x 8-12; 489

Rear - 25 x 11-12; 489

Front - 25 x 8-12; 489

Rear - 25 x 11-12; 489

Dimensions

Length
110 in. (279 cm)
110 in. (279 cm)
Height
73 in. (185 cm)
73 in. (185 cm)
Width
58 in. (147 cm)
58 in. (147 cm)
Weight
Dry - 1,065 lbs. (483 kg)
Dry - 1,065 lbs. (483 kg)
Ground Clearance
10 in. (25.4 cm)
10 in. (25.4 cm)
Wheelbase
73 in. (185.4 cm)
73 in. (185.4 cm)
Seat Height
2
2

Drivetrain

Transmission
Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P
Automatic PVT H/L/N/R/P
Drive System
On-Demand True AWD/2WD/ VersaTrac Turf Mode
On-Demand True AWD/2WD/ VersaTrac Turf Mode

Electrical

Lighting
50W headlight, LED tail
50W headlight, LED tail
Instrumentation
Digital gauge, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, tripmeter, clock, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi-temp, coolant temperature, voltmeter, service indicator, seat belt reminder, 2 DC outlets
Digital gauge, speedometer, odometer, tachometer, tripmeter, clock, hour meter, gear indicator, fuel gauge, hi-temp, coolant temperature, voltmeter, service indicator, seat belt reminder, 2 DC outlets

Engine

Horsepower
32 hp
32 hp
Displacement
500cc
500cc
Fuel System
Electronic Fuel Injection
Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Tank Capacity
9 gal (34.1 L)
9 gal (34.1 L)
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Final Drive
Shaft
Shaft
Engine Type
4-Stroke Single Cylinder
4-Stroke Single Cylinder

Operational

Seating
2
2
Suspension

Front - MacPherson strut; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel

Rear - Dual A-arm, IRS; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Front - MacPherson strut; 9 in. (22.9 cm) travel

Rear - Dual A-arm, IRS; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Load Capacity
1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
1,000 lbs. (453.6 kg)
Cargo Box Length
32 in. (81 cm)
32 in. (81 cm)
Cargo Box Height
11.5 in. (29 cm)
11.5 in. (29 cm)
Cargo Box Width
42 in. (107 cm)
42 in. (107 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
500 lbs. (226.8 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,500 lbs. (680.4 kg)
1,500 lbs. (680.4 kg)

Other

Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver

Features

Hardest Working Features

  • CLASS-LEADING TOWING AND PAYLOAD: With full 1,500 lbs. towing and standard 2” receiver, the RANGER 500 allows you to tackle the toughest jobs with confidence. Additionally, a 1,000 lbs. payload capacity is highlighted by a rear box with gas-assist dumping operation that can tote up to 500 lbs. of material to get the job done in fewer trips.
  • RELIABLE PROSTAR® POWER: The all-new 500 cc engine is the third generation of strong and efficient ProStar® engines that have powered hundreds of thousands of Polaris vehicles. This experience and engineering results in an optimal balance of low end torque and high horsepower to provide smooth, reliable power to help you get the job done.
  • ON-DEMAND TRUE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE: With the Polaris true AWD advantage, all four wheels engage automatically when your vehicle needs more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD when it doesn’t. When in 2WD, NEW for this year the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns that won’t tear up your lawn.
  • CLASS-LEADING ENGINE PERFORMANCE: RANGER 500 produces class leading 32 HP to make quick work of everyday tasks. Electronic Fuel Injection allows for dependable cold-weather starting plus superior fuel economy.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • SMOOTH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: The Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT) delivers superior performance, ease of use and maximum drivability in all conditions. It requires no shifting or user input to deliver smooth power, just select high or low range and you are on your way to getting more done.
  • DESIGNED FOR EASY MAINTENANCE: RANGER is engineered to make maintenance quick and straightforward in your garage with easy to access service points for the oil filter, dipstick & drain plug. The Polaris Engineered™ PS-4 Extreme Duty and PS-4 Oil Change Kits are engineered to offer the right protection for your engine, the right amount of oil and the right filter to get the job done fast so you can get back to riding.
  • ALL-DAY RIDING COMFORT: We designed RANGER 500 with an ideal seat height combined with wide foot clearance for easy entry and exit. Plus, experience updated bench seats engineered for all-day riding comfort and standard tilt steering wheel adjustment!
  • SMOOTH RIDING SUSPENSION: To ensure a smooth ride, RANGER 500 features a full 9” (22.9 cm) of suspension travel up front and 10” (25.4 cm) of Independent Rear Suspension travel. This is 25% more than the closest competitor in the class. Additionally, all 4 corners can be adjusted to handle increased loads or plowing.
  • NIMBLE HANDLING: For nimble handling and a tight turning radius, RANGER 500 features an ideal 73” wheelbase paired with standard Versa-Trac Turf Mode and a full 10 inches of ground clearance. Additionally, a 58-inch width allows RANGER 500 to fit in the bed of most full-size pickups.

Ultimate Versatility

  • 100+ LOCK & RIDE® PRO FIT CAB CONFIGURATIONS: Add four-season versatility and unmatched comfort to your RANGER® with a Lock & Ride® Pro Fit cab system. Designed exclusively with, and for, your machine, Polaris Engineered™ cab components fit perfectly, install easily and seal tightly keeping the elements out and you protected.
  • GET MORE DONE: Stay one step ahead of changing seasons for years to come. Only Polaris RANGER® has the power, comfort, and legendary RANGER® versatility to haul more, tow more and do more for your property. With the new Polaris Engineered Accessories you CAN GET MORE DONE from the everyday chores to the big projects we have the right tool for the job.
  • KEEP IT ICE COLD: Polaris Northstar® coolers survive just about anything - from extreme heat to a full-on bear attack. Ice will stay cold for hours on end, and anything inside will stay locked up tight.

Hardest Working Features

  • CLASS-LEADING TOWING AND PAYLOAD: With full 1,500 lbs. towing and standard 2” receiver, the RANGER 500 allows you to tackle the toughest jobs with confidence. Additionally, a 1,000 lbs. payload capacity is highlighted by a rear box with gas-assist dumping operation that can tote up to 500 lbs. of material to get the job done in fewer trips.
  • RELIABLE PROSTAR® POWER: The all-new 500 cc engine is the third generation of strong and efficient ProStar® engines that have powered hundreds of thousands of Polaris vehicles. This experience and engineering results in an optimal balance of low end torque and high horsepower to provide smooth, reliable power to help you get the job done.
  • ON-DEMAND TRUE ALL-WHEEL DRIVE: With the Polaris true AWD advantage, all four wheels engage automatically when your vehicle needs more forward traction and reverts back to 2WD when it doesn’t. When in 2WD, NEW for this year the VersaTrac Turf Mode switch unlocks the rear differential for easier, tighter turns that won’t tear up your lawn.
  • CLASS-LEADING ENGINE PERFORMANCE: RANGER 500 produces class leading 32 HP to make quick work of everyday tasks. Electronic Fuel Injection allows for dependable cold-weather starting plus superior fuel economy.

Smoothest Riding Features

  • SMOOTH AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION: The Polaris Variable Transmission (PVT) delivers superior performance, ease of use and maximum drivability in all conditions. It requires no shifting or user input to deliver smooth power, just select high or low range and you are on your way to getting more done.
  • DESIGNED FOR EASY MAINTENANCE: RANGER is engineered to make maintenance quick and straightforward in your garage with easy to access service points for the oil filter, dipstick & drain plug. The Polaris Engineered™ PS-4 Extreme Duty and PS-4 Oil Change Kits are engineered to offer the right protection for your engine, the right amount of oil and the right filter to get the job done fast so you can get back to riding.
  • ALL-DAY RIDING COMFORT: We designed RANGER 500 with an ideal seat height combined with wide foot clearance for easy entry and exit. Plus, experience updated bench seats engineered for all-day riding comfort and standard tilt steering wheel adjustment!
  • SMOOTH RIDING SUSPENSION: To ensure a smooth ride, RANGER 500 features a full 9” (22.9 cm) of suspension travel up front and 10” (25.4 cm) of Independent Rear Suspension travel. This is 25% more than the closest competitor in the class. Additionally, all 4 corners can be adjusted to handle increased loads or plowing.
  • NIMBLE HANDLING: For nimble handling and a tight turning radius, RANGER 500 features an ideal 73” wheelbase paired with standard Versa-Trac Turf Mode and a full 10 inches of ground clearance. Additionally, a 58-inch width allows RANGER 500 to fit in the bed of most full-size pickups.

Ultimate Versatility

  • 100+ LOCK & RIDE® PRO FIT CAB CONFIGURATIONS: Add four-season versatility and unmatched comfort to your RANGER® with a Lock & Ride® Pro Fit cab system. Designed exclusively with, and for, your machine, Polaris Engineered™ cab components fit perfectly, install easily and seal tightly keeping the elements out and you protected.
  • GET MORE DONE: Stay one step ahead of changing seasons for years to come. Only Polaris RANGER® has the power, comfort, and legendary RANGER® versatility to haul more, tow more and do more for your property. With the new Polaris Engineered Accessories you CAN GET MORE DONE from the everyday chores to the big projects we have the right tool for the job.
  • KEEP IT ICE COLD: Polaris Northstar® coolers survive just about anything - from extreme heat to a full-on bear attack. Ice will stay cold for hours on end, and anything inside will stay locked up tight.