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RANGER 500

CAPABLE. COMPACT. AFFORDABLE.

2020 RANGER® 500 SAGE GREEN is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 342.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way ahead of the Competition Before I bought my Ranger 500 I compared features on at least 10-12 different SXSs that are in the same price range. This one stood well above the others in almost every category. Suspension, Tires, Horsepower, available Accessories, Cargo, Towing, Comfort, etc. The Ranger aced most all of it. I have had it a little over 3 months and so far it has surpassed my expectations. I'm that guy that researches for several weeks, even months before I make any major purchase and the more I checked into it, the more I was inclined towards this one. I had always owned Hondas and still do, and have nothing bad to say about the ones I have had. So that said, it took some convincing to get me to switch. Glad I bought it.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Issue leaves me hanging I bought the Ranger 500 about 3 months ago. In the first month I noticed when I shifted into gear it didn’t always seem to actually kick into gear. I’d hit the gas and all it would do is rev the engine because it didn’t actually go into gear. I contacted the place that I bought it from and was told it’s normal and should work itself out being that it was new. Well, 3 months into it and it’s still doing it I contacted the place again and they are wanting my to charge me a diagnosis fee as well as delivery. So they gave me a machine that wasn’t working properly and now want to charge me to fix it. Annoying...
Date published: 2019-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Overall Great Bike Been having the Ranger 500, For a few months now. Overall it’s a good bike. Few minor things I did on my own like added stick stoppers to avoid rocks from getting jammed inbeween axle and transmission making a loud screeching noise. Added a back window due to the draft of the dust from having a windshield and it sucking it in. Wish it had a little more ground clearance but it’s average height for that size bike. If It could have one thing more it would need some type of inside fenders. I ride gravel roads and occasionally some mud roads. The rocks and mud get all up under seat and all over electronics on just a short ride. I find rocks is some weird places.
Date published: 2018-12-25
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good Entry-level Machine The Ranger 500 is a good value for the price range it is in. It appears that it will be reliable & built heavy enough to stand up to many years of normal use with regular routine maintenance. The issues I have are: the shifter placement makes key access very hard; the location & type of screw-on dipstick makes checking the oil a real pain, hence I won't check the oil every time before I operate the unit; & the factory accessories, such as doors, windshields, roof & most others are way oved-priced! If I added all the factory accessories I'd like to have, the price would more than double the base price of the Ranger! That is not good value for my money. I'll just do without most of the accessories I would have bought from Polaris or find after-market items that will work for a lot less money.
Date published: 2019-12-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from As good as the full size! I went in a couple months ago to buy my first new vehicle/side by side ever. I came in with the full intention of purchasing the 570 because I am a bigger guy and need room. I test drove it and the 500, well it was $1000 cheaper honestly. I then test rode them again and found that even though the 570 was a little bigger and a little more power, I was really happy with the 500 and felt like I was not settling or just doing it to save money. I am very satisfied with my purchase, for the record I am 5'10 and at the time 315lbs(30lbs lighter now) and it is comfortable and does everything I want or need it to do and it keeps up with my buddies kawasaki mule pro crew without a problem.
Date published: 2019-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for us... We purchased the Ranger 500 a few months ago, for utility use on our property. My wife really likes it because it is easy to drive. The cargo box makes it more useful than the 4 wheeler we had. This model is perfect for our needs. Adding a roof and windshield increased the comfort level. A rifle rack is mounted overhead and out of the way. The machine is accessory friendly and ergonomically designed. I recently used it to transport an elderly neighbor following an ice storm. My 4 WD truck would NOT have made it. Very happy with our Ranger.
Date published: 2020-02-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Work and Play I use my Ranger every day to go from my house to the barn to get hay and then to the field to feed my animals. It's also used to put out mulch and carry limbs and firewood. Also used to hunt. It starts on the first crank every time--even when it is below freezing. I got canvas doors, glass windshield, and glass back panel so I can use it in rainy, stormy weather. Thanks to Lock and Ride technology, I can remove the doors and glass in just a minute or two. It's fuel efficient and reliable. I don't spend much time refueling, and maintenance is easy. I look forward to getting years of good service out of it.
Date published: 2021-04-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointments with the Polaris 500 I bought this three months ago and while I am generally pleased there are some issues with it that disappoint me. First, I find the engine hard to start in cold weather. Perhaps they need to move from a 500cc single to a twin. I have had a 500 cc thumper and they are not fun. Second, the stock tires that come with the base unit are, in my opinion, junk. They do not turn well and the front end skids when turning (on asphalt, grass or dirt). Replacement tires that might be better are absurdly expensive. I use this on our ranch and the stock tires are not very good at all.
Date published: 2019-12-13
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Starting at $11,899 CA MSRP
Logistics surcharge of $150 will apply.
Plus destination charge and set-up.

*May be shown with additional modifications or accessories. Does not include destination charge and set-up.

COMPACT PERFORMANCE. UNBEATABLE VALUE.

Step up to the world of hard-working side-by-side utility vehicles with the RANGER 500. Engineered to be compact, yet comfortable and more than capable of taking on a variety of tasks and trails so you can work harder and ride longer.

Owner Review

"Absolute necessity to get things done on a ranch. Moving livestock, feeding checking fences and water, checking on crops and other errands."

RANGER 500 FEATURES

Ranger 500 in a greenfield

RELIABLE PERFORMANCE

The durable 500cc ProStar Engine is purposefully engineered with 32 HP and built to take on tough jobs. The True On-Demand All Wheel Drive gives the traction you need, when you need it, while the compact design can easily be stored in the back of many trucks.

Profile of a Ranger 500 climbing up a hill

WORK HARDER & SMARTER

Have the confidence to haul logs, clear brush, and tackle tough tasks on your property with class-leading 1,500 lb towing capacity and 500 lb cargo box capacity. Easily hook up a trailer with the standard 2” hitch receiver to tackle your biggest jobs in fewer trips.

Ranger 500 in a greenfield in front of a mountain

DESIGN FOR ALL-DAY COMFORT

Experience a legendary smooth ride with 10" of ground clearance and independent rear suspension (IRS) featuring 10” of suspension travel. Plus, enjoy added convenience and comfort with an adjustable tilt steering wheel.

CUSTOMIZATION OPTIONS

Take on the toughest work, go ahead, our accessories help you go further & do more.

Ranger 500 on a trail road

Accessorize Your Vehicle

Customize your RANGER 500 with accessories that help you get the job done.

Trim & Color Options

RANGER 500 Sagebrush Green
  • WIDTH

    58"

  • HP

    32

  • CLEARANCE

    10"

RANGER 500

Starting at $11,899 CA MSRP
Logistics surcharge of $150 will apply.
Plus destination charge and set-up.
Trim & Color Options Sagebrush Green

Includes:

  • 32 HP
  • 500cc ProStar Engine
  • 10" Ground Clearance
  • 1,500 lb Towing Capacity
  • On-Demand AWD/2WD
  • VersaTrac Turf Mode

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