A First Glimpse Of The 2022 Polaris RZR Side-By-Side Lineup
Aug 11th 2021
From chip shortages to skyrocketing material prices, 2021 was a turbulent time for UTV manufacturers. Despite everything, however, Polaris persevered. And with 2022 looming on the horizon, the time has come for the firm to drop their 2022 lineup of Polaris RZR vehicles. Polaris likes to release their new model years in tranches, and currently, there are a few glaring omissions that are missing from their 2022 fleet, along with a new addition. But we’ll get into that in a bit, as we peel back the curtain to reveal just what Polaris has in store for their new 2022 Polaris RZR UTV lineup!
Building Off Of A 2021 Foundation
Some riders argue that Polaris should massage out the kinks in their 2021 line before starting a new year. But despite minor issues with brake pressure sensors, speed sensors, and breaker fuses, the problems with Polaris’ 2021 Razors seem to have been amplified and exaggerated by the internet and social media.
What isn’t exaggerated, however, are the supply chain issues. It’s almost a guarantee that the 2022 Polaris RZR machines will be back ordered, so it’ll likely be many months before the majority of riders take delivery. Preorders of some 2021 Razors are still unfulfilled, so if Polaris delivers the 2022 machines before taking care of the 2021 preorders, we're going to see a lot of unhappy campers out there!
Newcomers To The 2022 Polaris RZR Lineup
There were rumors that a 72” Polaris RZR Pro might be in the works for 2022, or perhaps a 2022 Polaris RZR Pro R with a 4 cylinder 2.0L Prostar engine and 5-speed transmission. Instead, however, Polaris opted to pursue a new youth machine: the 2022 Polaris RZR 200 EFI.
The sticker price for Polaris’ 2022 RZR 200 is just shy of $6,000, which will get you a 180cc buggy that weighs in at around 735 pounds. For folks with kids, grandkids, nieces, or nephews, the new features included in the 2022 RZR 200 are powerful to say the least. You can use the Ride Command App on your smartphone to do a number of things, such as prevent the vehicle from turning on unless Bluetooth-enabled helmets are detected, set a max speed limit, or create “geofence” boundaries which dictate where the vehicle can and cannot be operated.
Aside from the dictatorial capabilities you’ll get with a 2022 youth-size RZR 200, the unit also comes with various protective accessories like brush guards and rock sliders, Pro Armor tires and wheels, as well as hard doors, LED headlights / taillights, and a poly roof.
The 2022 Polaris RZR Turbo
The Polaris RZR XP Turbo is dead in all forms (including the Turbo S), and in its place sits the Polaris RZR Pro. Not all 2022 Polaris RZR Pro editions will be turbocharged, but don’t fret, because the 2022 RZR Pro XP Ultimate and other 2022 Polaris RZR Pro XP Sport models come equipped with a turbo. Speculators argue that because Polaris isn’t putting turbos on the old XP chassis, they must be getting ready to release a wider 72” Pro RZR with a turbo. But as of yet, nothing concrete has been released by Polaris to support this conclusion.
Although Polaris has not made mention of a 2022 4-door RZR Turbo, manufacturing backlogs and endemically slow production times have led some to believe that Polaris is waiting to release info about the 2022 RZR Turbo until later in the year (sometime between September and October). Time will tell, but our gut tells us the turbo will probably get a whole new body built off basically the same frame.
New Colors, Yay!
Some riders couldn’t give a rat’s ass about the color of their machine. And while looks aren’t everything, there’s definitely something to be said about a sleek and sexy UTV. Polaris’ “aggressive new styling” for the 2022 fleet includes new colors like Indy Red, Cruiser Black, Polaris Blue, and Matte Orange Rust. Throw on some aftermarket decals / body panels and you'll have a customized look like no one else!
Other Thoughts On The 2022 Polaris RZR Lineup
You can make some people happy sometimes, but you’ll never make everyone happy all the time. And although myriad naysayers exist who are far from pleased with Polaris’ 2022 Razor lineup, there’s something to be said about slow, steady, and gradual change. Small changes and additional features like in-dash charger ports on 2022 RZR Pro XP models, more resilient door inserts in the 2022 RZR Pro XP Premium and 2022 RZR Pro XP Ultimate models, and the inclusion of Turf Mode on the 2022 RZR Trail Premium are all improvements that shouldn’t be overlooked.
Finally, for all the speed lovers out there, the 2022 RZR Pro XP Sport editions are set to make their XP Turbo brethren proud. They are capable of generating 181 HP and sit with a ground clearance height of 14.5 inches. Couple that with a beefier transmission, tougher axles, and an adjustable cockpit, and you’ve got yourself a rig capable of handling dang near anything it encounters.
If Polaris didn’t do what you wanted them to do with their 2022 RZR lineup, don’t cry, because if there’s a demand, the aftermarket will surely fulfil it. So stand by and stay tuned, and when the 2022 Polaris RZR accessories you seek become available, we’ll be sure to carry them here at Everything Polaris RZR!