Wednesday, January 2, 2008

2008 Polaris Browning reviews


Off-Road.com just put up a basic review of the 2008 Polaris Ranger Browning XP, Ranger Crew and Sportsman Browning 500 done at Coal Creek OHV area in Oliver Springs, Tennessee. Tennessee seems to be the popular place for side-by-side tests these days.

The Browning models add a cool black and gold look and familiar Browning logo of course. Aside from the exterior cosmetics, the Browning edition Ranger XP also comes with a factory installed Warn 4.0 winch, Lock & Ride dual gun scabbard, and exclusive 26” PXT radial tires on matte black rims for an additional $1800 over the standard model. The Sportsman 500 EFI Browning is a standard Sportsman 500 EFI with a few accessories. The body work and wheels are coated in a Mossy Oak Breakup camouflage pattern and exclusive to the Browning Sportsman is a set of grip heaters, gun scabbard, rear rack, and a Warn winch.

Some comments from the review...

It [crew model] was only slightly less capable than the Ranger XP, which is very impressive considering it has enough seating space for most families


The only complaint about both Ranger models is the steering wheel. It is plastic, flimsy and gives the vehicle a cheap feel.