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|
|Cargo Bed Capacity||600||600|
|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|
|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.
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