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RANGER XP 1000 Waterfowl Edition


2021 RANGER XP 1000 Ghost White is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1455.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good design and features, HORRIBLE RELIABILITY Wrote a longer review earlier, but couldn’t submit it because this site forces you to disable ad blockers. The bad: If this wasn’t my only option with HVAC, I would trade it in a heartbeat. Has been in the shop for a month dealing with clutch issue. Shifter is rough. Ride is not as smooth as my Kawasaki Mule Pro. The good: looks awesome. HVAC is a game-changer, and should be added to General too. Pulse bar and switch cutouts makes it easy to add accessories.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Unsure of reliability Already taking back to dealer at only 165 miles of use
Date published: 2019-01-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from good features overall I like the ranger xp 1000. definitely needs better seats.Stock seats are to hard for extended rides. needs more leg room. Handles very good on tight trails in the woods.
Date published: 2019-12-22
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Strong motor Polaris clam of automotive quality is just that...there clam. I purchased my ranger North Star 4 months ago And the cab leaks water on my head and lap.
Date published: 2019-01-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Powerful, quiet and dust free UTV! This is my 3rd Ranger as I just happen to get the next generation each time and each time the new ride is a much improved version. I replaced an XP 900 with this XP 1000 and I can't believe the power difference and the hard nabs is so much quieter and almost dust free.
Date published: 2019-10-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Disappointed Owner have less than 15 hours on machine and gas strut coupling and safety strap for tilt bed broke with less than 300lbs of dirt. this is my 2nd machine and I never had this issue with my 2011Ranger. After a quick search on the internet - discovered I am not alone.
Date published: 2018-08-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love it Bought in September love everything about it. Ove our Polaris Ranger 1000XP Northstar Edition
Date published: 2019-12-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and power Bought my Ranger Xp 1000 back in April. It has been worth every penny, especially during the Covid-19 crisis. I can't think of many other ways to get out for some recreation. Camping and riding are all about distancing from other people and is great for mental health! Here at home my Polaris makes working on my two acre lot a lot easier. It really comes in handy when checking the farm property. This purchase was my second Polaris Ranger. The first one was a 2007 700 XP. It is still running great!
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor quality for the cost Very disappointed with overall finish quality and clutch issues
Date published: 2020-07-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from So-so I bought this 3 months ago and have put 1500 miles on it. The dust ingestion is horrible even after installing the cab seal kit. It has left me dead in the water one time due to a throttle pedal issue. The tires are cupping terribly. There is a loud clunk in the rear end every time I start moving and the machine is very jumpy in reverse.
Date published: 2018-10-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Annoying vibration noise from rear end Not what I was expecting after all the changes. Have had nothing fail at this point, but there is a very annoying vibration from the engine area between 4000 and 5000 RPM’s. The dealer has “listened” for the noise one time, but could not identify and stated that if it continues, they will address it. It should have been corrected then, because it is getting worse and it’s annoying enough that I don’t even enjoy riding the unit.
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Does not live up to price Considering the price I had to pay for my new Ranger, I must say it does not live up to what I paid for it. Had to return it to get the clutch adjusted properly which only shows poor quality control. One of my primary reasons for buying the Polaris Ranger was the tight cab system, however, after operating it in the rain a few times, it has leaked water in the upper right and left hand corners of the front window. For the price, I am severely disappointed. For the price I paid, EVERYTHING should work properly and the quality should be on par with the automotive industry and I should not have to run back and forth to the dealership at my own expense to keep getting things corrected. Your "Terms and Conditions" indicate you can modify or delete a review at your discretion. I hope this review gets and remains posted as it was initially written by me.
Date published: 2020-03-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for us! We live in Minnesota lakes country where our Ranger is legal on all County roads and all of the towns and villages near us. We opt for the Ranger on any journey, be it a late night ice cream run to the Cormorant Village or a gas can run to the local pump for boat gas. Our 16 year old daughter loves to ride where ever we go, family bonus time!! We have a premium cab with heat and on those cold summer night rides back from friends houses, the heat is on. Without the doors! Just enough to take the chill out of the cab. Doors are going on again soon, fall is in the air. We are fast approaching 1,500 miles and the Maxxis OE tires are showing little to no wear. A good share of our riding is on pavement, but we have tested our Ranger in a variety of conditions. Our first journey with our new Ranger was to the Black Hills and we were blown away by the capabilities. From mud, to rocks, to literally scary technical terrain our Ranger just flat out performed. The great staff at Wheels Inc in Fargo, ND set us up with this unit. The Sales staff, Parts team and Service crew are top notch!!
Date published: 2018-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great sxs!!! Love the heat & A/C. Purchased this in late November and I have been very pleased w/ it. The heat and a/c have worked great!!! The only reason I am not giving it a 5 star rating is due to the following items on it I am disappointed with. 1. Leaking windshield 2. Cab noise (seems loud to me) 3. Clutch engagement is lurchy when taking off 4. Ignition switch needs a accessory position (other Polaris sxs have it). 5. Seat isn't near as comfortable as my General seat was that I traded in. Other than those 5 things it has been an excellent sxs for me so far. I really enjoy it!!!
Date published: 2020-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ergonomic cab I upgraded from a 2017 Northstar. I’m pleased with all the updates. Smoother clutch for less jerky take offs. Better sealed cab, standard roll down windows, ac unit with less noise.
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Terrific working machine as well as fun machine I've had the ranger for three months on my new property in the mountains I used it as a little pickup daily as well as the winch for moving things around. I've had no problems with it, maybe consumes a bit more gasoline than I expected, has great power handles fantastic on the trails - a little tippy when fully (over) loaded with wet logs. Lots of accessories available from third parties. Looks great too. Haven't owned it long enough to make a good guess about the reliability . Handling could be better if it had multiple modes there are ways to adjust the springs but that's insufficient and too difficult to address the extremes of hardcore off-road use and work around the farm.
Date published: 2020-10-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Enclosed Cab, heat and air I purchased this unit thinking I would use it once a week, I have used it 4 times a week if not more, put on more miles than I ever expected, it’s great
Date published: 2018-12-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A smooth ride & drive This model is a big improvement over our 2018. The best improvement my wife likes is when you shift into gear, the heavy jerk from the e-brake is eliminated. The suspension is greatly improved & results in a smoother ride over the bumpy fields. Lastly, the interior design with the added cup holders, underseat storage & added compartments is a great usage for our family. We all like the 1, 2, & 4 wheel switch transition & the new seat design is more comfortable. Overall, this model from our 2018 feels like going from a midgrade vehicle to a luxury model.
Date published: 2020-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great features for work and play in all weather. Ranger is used for snow removal on farm driveway and trails. My wife and I also go for frequent rides around farm and also around surrounding area roads for sightseeing. So nice to be comfortable in all conditions. My only objections so far are too much cab noise and hard starting on off road farm tank gas. I learned that this machine requires fresh highest octane gas which is a pain considering the gas must be transported in 5 gallon cans when needed and is more expensive. Would give 5 stars but for these issues. No close by gas stations where I live.
Date published: 2021-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome machine. I picked my Ranger up in February. The first time I took it out to start putting some hours on it the temp. was 17 degrees! Boy, having heat and defrost made that day more enjoyable to start breaking in my new uni It got so warm in the cab that I had to stop and take my jacket off. Nice!
Date published: 2019-05-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not impressed Bought new in October of 2019. Was in shop for two weeks. Window leak bad. Problem with clutch smell belt every time I ride it.
Date published: 2020-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tool My dad bought a Polaris ranger 570 back in 2014 and that sparked my interest on UTV’s. Since he’s had his he has had 0 issues and it has been used daily. So naturally when I moved out and started my own farm I had to get myself one.I use my Polaris XP1000 daily on my farm. I use it recreationally driving through my trails and work. It has preformed well in every aspect since I’ve owned it but I will say it squeaks like crazy now. I have not been able to find where or why it squeaks. Other than that, it has been an absolute beast. If you own property, you need one of these. I’ve used it to pull trees I’ve cut down, haul lumber, tools, off-roading, etc. this machine is a must have.
Date published: 2021-11-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cab and body design. Plenty of power. The design is nice I love the extra power. Can't seem to keep a 1,200.00 tilt windshield in 1 piece. Lots of fine metal in rest diff. And vibration/ noise in drivetrain. Also the toe out was so far out the front tires are worn heavily on the inside. I believe these things will be taken care of in time. ( sure glad I bought the extended warranty, looks like o will need it. This is my 3rd ranger and never had issues till now. I helped sell 2 more rangers,and they are having issues to.
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Broke down in garage with only 6 hours on it... I bought this UTV because it seemed to have good power, hauling and towing capability and would certainly handle the hilly terrain of my property... Bought it back in mid November mostly to climb the steep driveway to get the mail and to haul a few bags of trash on pick-up day. It climbed hills pretty good with sufficient power... Was thinking about getting the snow plow set-up for it... However, here it is, the first major winter storm and the first time I actually need it, it is broken down in my garage... Will not shift properly... Shift lever moves in all positions freely, but the transmission will not change gears... Probably shift linkage... Only has 6 hours/11 miles on it... Sent email to dealer through their website... Haven't heard back yet after three days... (To be fair, they are probably closed due to weather conditions...) Was hoping for better reliability than this...
Date published: 2021-02-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful Ranger XP 1000 EPS NorthStar HVAC After much research and comparing features of many side by sides, I chose the Polaris Northstar HVAC Edition.It is very well built with plenty of power for pulling and climbing the hills.The cab is most comfortable with heating,air conditioning,and a quiet ride inside.
Date published: 2018-06-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great cab heater an AC, operation and capability I looked at competitive brands and it was easy to pick the Polaris ranger over the others.
Date published: 2020-01-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Is a great machine and an excellent ride I bought this machine for the 2019 duck hunting season so far great warm and dry.
Date published: 2019-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great utv Had a ranger crew before, got rid of it and couldn’t go without another ranger
Date published: 2020-01-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from I good power but many small issues Thia is transportation on the ranch. Rig does great off-road, steep slopes, or deep mud. Biggest problem is the electronics. Sometimes it gets stuck in drive modes (4x4, diff lock, open diff) and no matter home much you cycle the switch, shut it off, or shift gears it won’t change. Sometimes out of nowhere it will drive as if you switched to sport mode, even though switch is always in work mode. This is annoying because 50% throttle on sport mode is more like wot, makes for lousy driving. Also shifter can give poor feedback if your in gear or not. Feel like they could do something different here. This is a pretty basic unit. I feel if I got the fully enclosed unit with stereo and hvac there would be even more little issues present
Date published: 2021-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this side by side! This is my first side by side. I have owned 3 and 4 wheeled UTVs but never a side by side. My son has owned a few but I never have until now. My wife and I use it to ride and work around over our land mainly. It will also be used for hunting. I am a tall and big man so I love the room. It is easy to get in and out off compared to other models/brands. I like the power and the ride.
Date published: 2019-03-14
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Starting at $22,099 US MSRP
Plus destination charge and set-up.
Logistics surcharge of $400 will apply.*

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


Introducing the new RANGER XP 1000 Waterfowl Edition. Purpose-built with added strength and capability to navigate flooded, muddy terrain, no other side-by-side gives you more confidence to get to the duck blind with ease.


  • Rise above logs with high clearance arched A-arms
  • Crawl over obstacles with 29" Mud XC tires
  • Navigate water with high-mounted air intakes
  • Be ready before first light with high-output LED headlights
  • Blend in with a new camo pattern made for waterfowl hunting

Tony Vandemore - Renowned Waterfowl Hunter and Owner of Habitat Flats

"With all it takes to waterfowl hunt, I couldn't do it without my RANGER."



Rise above logs and flooded objects with high-clearance arched A-arms that offer 14” of ground clearance to pass over obstacles that are both wide and tall. Class-leading 29” Pro Armor Mud XC tires maximize ground clearance and provide a smooth ride on trails and better traction in mud.


High-mount air intakes and clutch ducting ensures clean, cool air to enter the engine and clutches when navigating water, while sealed winch and electrical components offer protection from water intrusion. A full-coverage front bumper and full-body skid plate offer added protection.


Remain hard to see, yet impossible to ignore with an exclusive camo pattern meticulously designed to mimic the specific nuances of marsh grasses found in waterfowl environments. Plus, high-output LED headlights provide maximum lighting for getting to your hunting spot in early mornings and setting up decoys.


Take your hunt even further and build the ultimate hunt machine with the most complete lineup of hunt-inspired accessory options.

Two hunters walking in the water to their Ranger vehicle

Waterfowl Collection

Take your Waterfowl Edition to the next level with the RANGER Waterfowl Accessory Collection, curated by Tony Vandemore, Renowned Waterfowl Hunter and Owner of Habitat Flats.

Two Ranger Waterfowl edition in a lake

Full Hunt Accessories Line-up

View the full lineup of Polaris Engineered Hunting accessories to build the ultimate hunt machine.

* Manufacturer’s suggested retail price (MSRP) subject to change. The MSRP is subject to a potential maximum increase of 5% for pre-ordered vehicles that ship after March 31, 2022. MSRP also excludes destination and handling fees, tax, title, license and registration. Dealer prices may vary.

All pricing, specifications, claims, and information contained on this website are based upon current knowledge available at time of publication and are subject to change without notice, and Polaris assumes no responsibility for changes in pricing or specifications. Polaris assumes no responsibility for any inaccuracies, opinions, or omissions on this website. ©2021 Polaris Inc.