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RANGER® 1000 Reviews

2021 RANGER 1000 Sagebrush Green is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 708.
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Loud Noise and Brake Issues After only a couple months of riding my brakes squeak so loud when i stop it's embarrassing and I barely even use the brakes. Also makes a loud clanking and squeaking noise while riding and the heat shield vibrates at certain speeds and is annoying to say the least. I'm also missing a bolt that holds the safety net on driver side. I sent an email out about 2 months ago and haven't heard anything from Polaris.
Date published: 2020-07-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An awesome machine My ranger is primarily used on a hunting property to maintain feeders and hunting hogs at night. Sometimes just riding around on the ranch to check things out. It handles the hills with ease and the load (up to 500 pounds) doesn't seem to bother it at all. Power is there when needed but in a ranch environment I hardly ever get above 20 mph. Accessories such as light bar at night is great (more to come). Like the security the winch gives me but haven't had the chance to use it yet. Upgrades to come as I venture more into it (brush guard, read bumper, rear glass, cargo type lighting, etc). So overall it has been a great machine and look forward to many years of enjoyment with it.
Date published: 2021-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polaris 1000 Ranger So I bought a 2020 polaris 1000 Ranger.I love that it has a bucket and you can dump it with a lever.It has plenty of horse power.I pulled out some bushes with ease.I was on the trail today in wisc and I had the best ride.I seen a deer about 4 eagles and a couple hawks too.It handle very good hugs the trail.I wish I had more time to ride more.Also after you drive it your not all beat up either the machine handles the suspension.It also brakes very good and I like that wen you let up on the gas it slows down.It was the best value wen i was looking across the board.I would buy another Polaris in a minute.
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great all around machine This is a great machine and i have put about 500 miles open it in the first 6 weeks we owned it. We usually put about 1000 miles a year on our previous 570 but this is such a comfort to drive we use it almost daily even in the winter. There are a few bugs to work out but my dealership is very responsive in resolving any issue we have. The quality of the materials is good but i feel the workmanship of the assembly and adjustments may be lacking indicative of the workforce crunch we are in. Any issue i have had has been addressed. This is a quality machine and i am happy with my decision to purchase it.
Date published: 2022-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy Have less then 25 hrs on ranger and have had to replace the throttle sensor twice seems to be common thing in the newer models have several friends that have to replace theres as well. Seems like polaris needs to find the issue and fix but they wont because its all about the money. I also own a 2010 that has is still going strong to this day no mechanical issue just normal wear tear i drive it more then the 2020 because i am afraid of it breaking down when out ridding
Date published: 2020-10-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Riding into the sunset with my Sunset Red 1000 After 4 months, enjoying the Ranger 1000 Premium. This is my first UTV. Glad I waited until the 1000 debuted. It has all the features I was needing for farm and ranch use. Have added the front and rear wind shields, top, front and rear HD bumpers, rear view mirror, and horn. All Polaris brand products. Only questionable quality concern is the shifting. Sometimes hard to shift into the correct gear. Not sure if this will get better with age or worse.
Date published: 2020-04-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not at all satisfied I bought this in June and the power of this 1000 is no different than the 500..the only difference is my 1000 is over priced due to lack of power..and I've owned several 1000 sportsman
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap Bought a couple months ago sat in the shop for a month shock broke off busted off sensor an wrecked wiring harness 3 weeks after purchasing
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best work and play side by side I love the way the unit handles and especially the short turning radius. Great for doing chores. It has plenty of power and had performed flawlessly when carrying full loads of firewood. I have used it numerous times for hunting and I love the increased cargo area and the enclosed cab when the weather is bad.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A very capable machine Within the few short months I've had it I've used the heck out of it. However, the real test is yet to come. We bought this for 1. Plowing snow, 2. Hauling stuff, and 3. for use camping. Had to buy a new trailer to haul it (our previous utility trailer was too narrow). The dump bed is a fantastic feature! The only complaints are the gear selector and the throttle. In a car/truck, park is always up (not down like on this vehicle) and the throttle is unpredictable. Never quite sure how much pressure to apply to get it to move.
Date published: 2020-09-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I I bought this three months ago and have been stalled out on the side of the road twice
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Noise in machie Bought this end of April been at dealer more than I’ve had it
Date published: 2020-07-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ranger 1000 camo Thus far Ranger seems ok. Got to make sure you get in gear, it does not always just shift into Forward or reverse easy.? i am disappointed i did not buy glass windshield that opens up. It gets pretty hot in June/July , i'd rather run my 4 wheelers when its 85 plus degrees. But this fall and winter it will be nice working cows and hunting. As of now that is the only change i would make in the options i chose.
Date published: 2020-07-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Junk 2020 Polaris ranger premium I’ve had this for a little over an month and had to get the front diff replaced right away because of how noisy it was it still didn’t fix the problem and it’s an embarrassment to drive down the road. I wouldn’t recommend one of these to anyone.
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun for the whole family! We have almost 400 miles on our 2020 Ranger 1000 and are absolutely loving it! From trail riding to daily tasks on the farm it has been nothing but reliable. There are times when the extra speed and power of the XP would have been nice, but the low end torque of the SOHC 1000 works great for the chores on the farm. Serviceability has also been improved over the previous models, and I do most of my own service work so that is huge! So far I have no complaints and hope for years of fun out of my 2020 Ranger 1000!
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good running not so great put together quality So far the machine has run great but I was missing an a arm guard and the driver side seat wasn’t fully installed correctly. The seat was just butt up to the frame instead of set into the frame via the guarding on the back of the seat. Not sure if they come to the dealers fully put together or not. Not very happy to spend that kind of money and not have a unit that’s fully installed correctly.
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Deer lease truck Overall the Ranger is very nice. It does what it needs to. And has plenty of power and the room in the cab is nice as I’m 6’7” y’all and my knees don’t hit dash. There is o luv one thing so far that I would complain about and that is the flimsy storage boxes under the seat. I noticed they started to warp and push downward into the mounting holes from people sitting on seat and riding over bumps. NO they are not heavy people. They end up half pushed thru the brackets holding them up I’m afraid one of these days it’s gonna fall and all my stuff will end up getting spilt down the trail
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice advancement This my second Ranger. I had my first for 16 years and it was a great piece of equipment. I was hesitant to try a newer model. Boy was I surprised at the advancements. I love my new 1000 model. It's added features of engine braking, park locking, power steering and quieter running engine make this Ranger a treat to ride and work. I would recommend this model with no reservations.
Date published: 2020-04-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Extremely noisy in the front end I bought mine a few months ago and I am very unhappy with it and Polaris for selling a flawed machine, and I am a long time Polaris owner so it’s tough for me to say this.
Date published: 2020-08-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for my needs Overall, I’m very happy with it. Fits two people comfortably. A large variety of options available for customizing it. Living up north, I chose the winter prep package because I want to be able to use it during the winter months and be comfortable in the cab. Hauls enough for work around my property. Nice and comfortable trail riding. Great for getting to/from Deer blinds, favorite bird hunting spots. And great for scenic rides in the fall colors. Plan to take it Ice fishing this winter.
Date published: 2020-09-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice...Dependable.... I use my Ranger everyday as a short commute to my log yard. I like that there are many accessory options available for Rangers and have purchased a cab enclosure, mud / rock guards, and a snowplow package since taking delivery. I have previously plowed my driveway with a 52 HP Kubota tractor and was hesitant about the need for a plow on my Ranger. However, after our first 15" snowstorm I was very impressed with the plowing performance and happy I can be out of the elements while plowing.
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Value I purchased this unit about 4 months ago for use on a small farm. I use it for irrigation and spraying. The unit is quiet, has a nice ride, and is nimble and easy to get around with. I especially like the turf mode for getting around the farm with. The unit has a nice big normal battery which is easily accessable to connect my sprayer to. I wish it had doors like the Kawasaki Mule, the nets are a pain to close and open. I had nets on a past Ranger and it wasn't long before the plastic squeeze clips broke. I will be looking at getting doors if I can find some that are affordable. Based on the cost of adding doors I wish I would have purchased the Kawasaki Pro FXT which comes with really nice doors.
Date published: 2020-10-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family fun I use my ranger at the cottage to haul wood and have fun riding around the roads and trails
Date published: 2021-10-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not happy Bought this in may not even 100 miles jumps out of gear super noisy transmission
Date published: 2020-08-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tough machines workhorse Great product but the screened doors are weak they are hard to close and break
Date published: 2020-07-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great vehicle I upgraded a few months ago and likeing it even better than my old ranger
Date published: 2020-04-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Noisy drive train Very noisy drive train, many trips to the dealer, poor customer service
Date published: 2020-09-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The most used piece of equipment I used to have a quad to do my chores, but with a bad knee I was having a hard time saddling up on it. I purchased my side by side and cannot believe how much easier and useful it is, with the nice size bed I can haul, spray and ride the fence rows with ease. I use it a lot to get to the other barn verses walking, one of my better buys.
Date published: 2021-08-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 2020 Polaris Ranger Enjoying the machine so far. Only one real issue I have is that the decals on the bed have torn very easily I can tear them with my fingernail. Not sure if this is a problem fixed by new decals or if they will tear the same way. I take care of my equipment and keep it clean the decals falling off has really disappointed me. I purchased the machine from Shoals Outdoor Sorts (Florence, AL.) I asked the representative at the dealership about any special offers he failed to mention anything about the “Hero Advantage” when I called back and questioned about it the representative did not know any of the details about the offer and asked to call me back when he responded back he informed me I got a better deal than the “Hero Advantage” and tried to sell me more warranty on top of the extended warranty I already purchased.
Date published: 2020-07-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Oversized Golf Cart I’m going on 4 months of owning this and I am not satisfied...I went from a 2017 900 XP and that makes my 1000cc look like a golf cart...the structure flexes so much it’s annoying to drive...I went with Polaris because of experience and reliability but performance wise I should have went with the xp
Date published: 2020-10-08
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