3 Best UTVs for Sportsmen Looking for a Workhorse

Plenty of people get a UTV for the fun of it, but there's no denying the huge contingency of owners who put their ATVs to work. They need performance of a different kind, not just speed and handling, but towing, ground clearance, and racks that actually get used for their purpose.

UTVs are particularly valid tools for sportsmen who manage land for game animals and are known to put in the time, money, and effort demanded to achieve results. They want something reliable, and they're finding it in Polaris UTVs and side-by-sides.

And what a coincidence: Polaris just happened to name their line the "Sportsman®," likely because they know what kind of person would be looking for an ATV with these kinds of features.

Here are three picks that make sense for a sportsman, all from the industry leader.

Polaris Ranger® XP 1000

The Ranger® XP 1000 comes in a few versions, all hardworking, but some more specialized than others. In other words, you'll find exactly what you need: A machine built to be used.

A 90 HP Prostar EPS engine was added with big responsibilities in mind. All-wheel drive makes any terrain attainable, and the 3-mode throttle control helps shift between Performance, Work, and Standard uses.

Can you envision using one to get the job done on your property?

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Polaris Sportsman® 6x6 570


The Polaris Sportsman® 6x6 570 laughs at to-do lists, as its industry-leading cargo space and fuel tank is ready for anything. If you need an ATV to work hard all season, even through tough winter conditions, this is the one to pay attention to.

Plowing, hauling, spreading, and more can be taken care of with less stress and time if you're sitting atop a Sportsman® 6x6 570.

Ranger® XP 1000 Crew in Polaris Pursuit® Camo

Last but not least, the Ranger® XP 1000 Crew in Polaris Pursuit® Camo is well worth consideration if you're the kind of outdoorsman or woman who needs something genuine. It was made for you. Literally.

Cruising out to check trail cameras, adding corn to feeders, moving brush to create trails, funnels, and cover can all be taken care of with the use of a XP 1000, and the price is certainly worth noting. Not many vehicles in this category go for less than $20,00, and Polaris priced this one at an MSRP of $16,999.

Even with all those to choose from, the list above barely scratches the surface of what you'll find if you explore everything Polaris has to offer.

For the sportsmen out there who are still looking for the right ATV, we're pretty sure you'll be closer to finding it once you do.

This post was originally published on July 23, 2019.

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