RANGER® EV Reviews
2021 RANGER EV Avalanche Gray is rated out of 5 by 98.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Iotaprime from Everything we expected! We use the EV in a ranch/hauling mode not in a recreational mode. We love the dump bed, the quiet, the ground clearance, the metal protective plate underneath, the gear selections (low/mid/high range), and the bed capacity. We really love how quiet it is (have to say this at least twice!). Keeping it charged up is easy.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by Power Solutions from Electric Side By Side Even though our brand new 2021 Ranger EV has quite a few issues from very loud metal on metal squealing when the motor is cold, the sub par performance of the on board charger, and erroneous readings from the stock battery state of charge monitor we would likely buy it again knowing what upgrades need to be done to make these units work well. If the Polaris engineers would just tackle some of the issues this would be at the top of the list of off road side by sides.
Date published: 2021-01-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by pilchuk2018 from Solid stable ride Got a side-by-side with the small cargo bed. Perfect for harvesting pumpkins, hauling work materials, etc. in areas I don't want to trample with a larger vehicle. The EV aspect is great! One less IC engine to maintain, and in my area the electric power includes a lot of hydro and renewable sources. Once I get my own solar up, it will be nearly free to drive.
Date published: 2019-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Me Ron not Mo Ron from Finally Polaris makes an electric UTV I bought the Ranger EV 3 months ago. There was only 3 in the state of Texas. I went to Houston. It was well worth it. This UTV is perfect for use in my Rv park and checking fence on the ranch in the back. Lots of grease zerts for maintenance and frame is well designed for access to batteries. No more concerns with air filters, fuel filters, oil filters, gas cans sitting around or gas going stale. I can say after getting the suspension lubed this machine is super stealth. I ride up on tenants without them hearing me coming. I ride through the woods and see way more wild life, the 4 legged kind. I use it every day. It has over 60 hours now in 3 months. I put in on the charger at 35% about every 10 days or 3 times a month. Plug it in at 9pm and it is ready to deploy by 6-7am. I have shown it to lots of people. Polaris should send me a commission.
Date published: 2019-08-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by PaPa Grump from Very good machine for our purpose Our Ranger EV never gets more than a mile, or so, from our 35 acre farm, but we can use it many hours of the day and still have a good amount of charge left in the batteries at the end of the day. We mainly operate it in low-range, two-wheel drive and a couple hours of operation only drops the batteries to about 95%. This machine has loads of torque and will pull two adults up some pretty steep grades with no issue. My only complaint is that in medium and high range, this unit makes a little more noise than I would like. Has a pretty good hum to it. Have had the batteries drawn down to around 35% and they still change up easily overnight. I also wish the tail lights were switched with the head lights instead of being on anytime the main switch is on.
Date published: 2020-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by retsski from The quiet tool I use my ranger on hunting property out of state. It's great for almost silent transportation in the woods. Using it as a means of cultivating, etc. the battery life is a concern but as long as you are not putting in full days and using it as you would a tractor it will give excellent service. I only have about 60 hours on it so it is pretty new. I do believe the battery life is getting better after about 20 charging cycles so far.
Date published: 2021-09-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by Anonymous from Poor Reliability The controller unit went out after only 3 months and it took over two months to get the replacement part. It would have been much longer had Mountain Motor Sports not found the part on their own. Now after having it back for less then 2 weeks it went out again.
Date published: 2020-03-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Appleco1 from Polaris EV So far my EV has done as asked. I enjoy sneaking through our woods as quiet as the tires rolling. I have hauled 300# of corn in the back with 2 fat guys up front and mission accomplished. There is a lot of spots that will collect mud and that concerns me..I am worried about carrying the charger on board and it constantly getting wet but we will see.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by CKHNY from Nice Machine I bought it about 8 months ago and I have not been disappointed. The battery life is very long and it has lots of power. I would have rated it 5 stars except it is noisier in 4 wheel drive. It is very quiet in two wheel drive, but makes a grinding noise in 4 wheel drive. Deal said it is a common noise that will not affect performance, but I have not owned it long enough to know for sure.
Date published: 2020-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by Brian of Pemberley from Great power and utility, mediocre fit and finish I bought this sight unseen during the current pandemic, based on many online reviews and videos. The electric power is amazing and is the reason I chose this vehicle. I use it for many jobs around our ten acre property and have been amazed at how useful and powerful it is. The ride is great and no emissions or engine noise is just wonderful. I only need to charge it once a week and even then it's still at three-quarters fully charged or so. I use it daily. The dump bed is very effective and can dump a full 500 lb load easily. Dislikes: the mechanical quality is great (although the turning circle is very large!) and it's well built but the cabin quality is very poor. The switches are cheap and look like something from the seventies. The plastic panel holding the charging indicator and the headlight switch is roughly cut, fits poorly, rattles, and appears to be held in place with drywall screws, one in each corner. There is no odometer or speedometer so I had to add an inexpensive unit I purchased on amazon and required only power (gps operated) - come on Polaris, why so cheap to leave this off? The charging is too aggressive and causes battery boil over so I had to change the algorithm (found it online) to slow the charging. Another cheap-out is the lack of a charging outlet. To charge you have to open the hood and fish out a power cord to plug into your extension cord. I replaced this cheap approach with a panel mounted male power connector which I can easily and safely plug into. Also, the manual is just the gas ranger manual and most of it doesn't apply. There is no detail in the manual on the specifics of the ev model (for example, the charging algorithm, when to charge, how low to run the battery, etc) . Very poor. I would recommend the purchase and I like the utility of the vehicle but I expect more for the high price of the electric version.
Date published: 2020-08-04
Rated 3 out of 5 by PDE1 from Is comfortable ride, but clunky I've had my EV 9 months. it squeeze in the drive train sometimes. it has a slight clunk occasionally. putting it into reverse for a few feet, usually correct the clunky drive. the tires are not very aggressive, so muddy hills are sometimes not possible. the ride is great! seating and storage are good. Lights are too bright, it would be nice to have dimmers or red light alternatives. Also have some control over the rear lights being on all the time the key is on. This is a hunting vehicle!!, lights are not generally good.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by Stringham from All good except battery access Everything about the EV was as expected with the exception of battery access for maintenance. Checking and topping off water in the cells is rather difficult and time-consuming. A watering device engineered to enable efficient access to the cells and topping off should’ve been included with the vehicle.
Date published: 2020-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bear Creek from Instant quiet Power I use the EV on my farm and on my hunting property. It is very quiet and economical to operate. It has plenty of power to move myself and another man with ease. The range is very good on a charge. The only downside is every so often the battery cells need to be topped off with distilled water. You have to rig a hose to connect to a jug of water to fill all eight batteries. They are difficult to access for refilling.
Date published: 2021-12-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Estate from Low Maintenance I bought our EV Polaris early August 2019. Simply plug into a 110 outlet every 4 weeks. No gas, or other maintenance
Date published: 2019-10-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by Evee from Plenty of power I enjoy the ease of using my electric polaris but I absolutely dislike having to expose the engine by opening the hood to charge the batteries. Which also puts the hood in danger of cracking. The hardship of filling the batteries with water is a total design flaw.
Date published: 2018-08-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by Shedhorn from Good reliable machine Good reliable machine. I would like to have the batteries easier to service and less gearbox noise.
Date published: 2019-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by El Paso Electric Company from Use it daily We are an Electric Utility and try to use EV units when we can. We purchased the Ranger EV as part of our EV commitment to the community and planet. So far the Ranger has performed as expected with no issues. It is fun to drive and we are looking to purchase additional units in 2020.
Date published: 2019-09-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by Clintflowers from Wish it was what it claimed to be. Power is ok but it whines when driving and has a knocking noise, so it’s loud. It is not the quiet hunting vehicle I thought I purchased. We have a bad boy buggy and cheap Golf cart. Both are light years quieter than the EV.
Date published: 2021-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by MS352 from Ranger EV We recently purchased a Ranger EV for hunting. Due to availability we did not have it for deer season however we have used it quite a bit for Turkey hunting. It is pretty darn quiet with less of a footprint than its gas brother. We enjoy the ride which is why we opted for the Ranger over a Golf Cart. It makes some noises that may subside after it breaks in. It has plenty of power in low to get through a decent amount of mud and should be a game changer during bow season. Overall very happy with it!
Date published: 2021-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by Rich 432 from 2019 EV Ranger Primary use is hunting, also use it for yard work! I live in Southwest Wisconsin, I have 700 plus acres with 350 feet of elevation change. The EV has plenty of power to climb steep slopes and plenty of holdback with the brakes to go down them. My only complaint with the EV is that it is much louder than my Huntve was!
Date published: 2020-12-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by Robb from Great handling and ride! Very good range between charges. Would be 5 stars except when trailering the wind blows the seats up. The plastic storage trays were lost. Poor latch system.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 3 out of 5 by bobby 123 from powerful for electric The big problem is there to many open crevices and opening that get mud in there. The bed has honey cones under it that just cant get cleaned.There must be something done about the design or panels that need to be added.
Date published: 2019-03-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by TammyT from I love my Ranger EV! We bought this so that my husband would have an easier time getting around our property. He needed both knees replaced and couldn't walk well. This is one of the best things that we have ever bought. It helps us out a lot. We do not go off roading, just around our property.
Date published: 2019-09-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by ryt3rd from Very nice quite riding EV. I’ve had my EV for around 3 months and really enjoy it. Battery maintenance is a must! Hopefully lithium ion batteries are in the near future at a reasonable cost!
Date published: 2020-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best Birthday Present from Better than I imagined. I upgraded from an ATV to the Ranger EV to pull a field mower and run gear around my acreage and couldn't be happier. Because I have to drive it slowly when mowing I added an after market power steering unit. I wish it was a Polaris option feature.
Date published: 2019-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ray B. from Top Shelf I charge it once a month and use it for hours daily. Quiet, powerful, no exhaust smell and sometimes I go slow, not any issues.
Date published: 2018-03-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by toothfairy from Awesome Machine Have had the machine 4 months and love it! Use it mainly for hog hunting at night been a tremendous asset.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by aclark from Very poor battery life I have owned 5 different Polaris side by sides. While the chassis is up to normal Polaris standards, the battery life is really unacceptable on this EV Ranger
Date published: 2020-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by Free At Last from Love not using fossil fuels! We power this electric utility vehicle with one of our photovoltaic solar systems and pat ourselves on the back for not further polluting this precious planet to accomplish chores around our 40 acre farm. We encourage others to purchase electric vehicles!
Date published: 2018-07-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by kstudeman from Over all good vehicle We have 13 of them in service at our industrial facility. They are over all doing good. The only concerns we have are the brakes don't last well at all and the batteries need replaced every year or so on the units we run the most. (24 hour a day operation)
Date published: 2018-06-21