The All New Polaris General

Generally Speaking: the Best of Both Worlds


The 2016 Polaris General is a two-seater UTV that delivers both performance and versatility at a level not found in other model on the market today. Polaris offers the General in the base, premium and deluxe packages.  Let’s take a closer look at the General and see how it stands up against the competition.

Polaris General 1000 EPS   Vs.   Can-Am Commander XT

Dimensions POWER TO WEIGHT RATIO 6.71 6.60
Ground Clearance 12 11
Wheelbase 81 75.8
Cargo Bed Capacity 600 600
Payload Capacity 1100 800
Engine & Drive Train Engine ProStar 999cc, 4 Stroke Twin Cylinder Rotax 976 cc, V-twin
Horsepower 100 HP 85 HP
4WD System High Performance On-Demand AWD/2WD 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential
Engine Braking System (EBS) Yes Yes
Features Towing Capacity 1500 1500
Electronic Power Steering Standard Standard
Accessories Polaris® Lock&Ride® Pro Fit Cab Systems Round ROPS
Suspension Front Suspension Travel Dual A-Arm 12.25″ (31.1 cm) Travel Double A-arm with dive-control geometry 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel
Rear Suspension Travel Dual A-Arm, IRS 13.2″ (33.5 cm) Travel Torsional Trailing arm Independent rear suspension (TTI) 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

The above specifications make a good argument on the Generals’ behalf but there are a few features that really set it apart. Like the instrument cluster moving with the tilt steering wheel making it easy to see at all wheel positions. The wider opening doors and lower entry point making getting in and out a much simpler task. 15 inches extra leg room and an adjustable drivers seat. The instant engagement AWD is just want the doctor ordered when seconds make the difference between being stuck and being king of the mountain.


Dirt Wheels Magazine put the General to the test and concluded that the only other UTV that even comes close to how good the general is the Honda Pioneer 1000. However, they also noted that as far as suspension and power, the pioneer simply can’t keep up. Starting at $15,999 the General is the perfect machine for any enthusiast who needs a machine that can tear up a mountain trail as well as earn its keep working around the farm.


Do you want to lead your own army? Let the experts at Gables Motorsports of Wesley Chapel help out. The Polaris General is just one of the many great off-road vehicles we carry in-stock, so come down and see us today. For more information now, complete the form below and an we’ll reach out to you.








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