The all-new Polaris Xpedition is a large two- or four-door side-by-side off-road vehicle that gives riders more interior space and more storage and accessory options to get you into the wild. Polaris took the wraps off the vehicle during a virtual event, where we asked questions about the rig and got an insight into the company’s plans for the new AV (adventure vehicle).
Takeaway is simple. Buyers of UTV and ATV products, such as Polaris’ main line of vehicles, often put them on a trailer behind an overland or off-road vehicle…or they upgrade to an overland rig that doesn’t have a UTV at all.so there yes The market for those looking to combine a UTV and land rig. Enter Xpedition.
The fully enclosed two-seat Xpedition has the same removable panels as other Polaris models, including the windshield, windows and roof. Top and side covers are available in cloth and rigid materials and are modular and configurable. Enclosing the Xpedition makes it better suited for long journeys, suitable for overland landings, and allows for cabin heating and other amenities.
The two-door model is only slightly larger than the Polaris four-seat RZR model. The Xpedition XP and ADV measure 122.5 x 64 x 74.9 inches (311.1 x 162.5 x 190.2 cm, L, W, H). The wheelbase is 87.5 inches (222.2 cm) and the ground clearance is 14 inches (35.6 cm). The XP’s bed box measures 77 x 120 x 34 cm (30.3 x 47.25 x 13.38 inches), with a litter box capacity of 600 lb (272 kg) or 1,160 lb (626 kg) of fully loaded cargo.
The ADV model stretches the bed box dimensions by removing the dump bed option. The storage box measures 36.2 x 47.25 x 13.38 inches (92 x 120 x 34 cm) for both the two-door and four-door models. Payload drops to 1,030 pounds (467 kilograms) for the two-door model, and back to 1,160 pounds for the four-door model.
All models are rated to tow 2,000 lbs (907 kg).
The engine powering the Polaris Xpedition is a 999 cc ProStar 1000 Gen 2 EFI producing 114 hp (85 kW) coupled to an automatic passive transmission (PVT). This includes on-demand two-wheel and all-wheel drive with rear-wheel bias. The XP has 14 inches (35.6 cm) of front suspension travel and 15 inches (38.1 cm) of rear suspension travel.
Four-door Xpedition models are 152.5 inches (387.3 centimeters) longer overall, but otherwise identical. The added length increases seating capacity to five and stretches the wheelbase to 117 inches (297.2 cm). Dry weight for four-door models increases from 2,100 pounds (952.5 kilograms) for the low-end XP coupe to 2,790 pounds (1,265.5 kilograms) for the high-end four-door model.
All Polaris Xpedition models include a 12.5-gallon (37.3-liter) fuel tank with a range of more than 200 miles (322 kilometers) per tank. Each can withstand dynamic roof loads of 150 lbs (68 kg) and static loads of 500 lbs (227 kg).
Like most off-road gear, the Xpedition is well-equipped with accessories. Polaris are sold individually or in sets for specific adventures. For example, the Overland kit adds lighting, a roof tent, mud panels, Pro Armor Crawler XG tires, a full-size spare harness and more. The Kayak kit adds accessories for carrying the kayak, skeleton half doors and more. Other kits include Trail, Utility and Hunt kits, as well as similar activity-focused add-ons.
Pricing for the new 2024 Polaris Xpedition starts at $29,000 and goes up to around $40,000, not including accessories. Polaris says the units will begin arriving in U.S. showrooms in the fall of 2023, with the full model lineup available by the end of the year.
Product page: 2024 Polaris Expedition