2022 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Image Gallery

A closer look at Polaris’ top-dog rec-ute 4x4.

It’s big, bad, and brutally fast: The 2022 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Edition very well might be one of the best four-wheel-drive ATVs, ever. With 90 hp from its ProStar parallel twin, Multi Select EPS, ground clearance aplenty, and Polaris’ excellent Ride Command on board, it has a lot going for it. And it should, for the $16,699 as-tested price. When a machine this intriguing—and adrenaline-inducing—graces our test garage, we can’t help but take a closer look.

Polaris’ 2022 Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command Edition is big—everywhere!Ross Ballot
Excellent engine-braking makes short work of steep hills.Ross Ballot
The XP 1000 is a handful on tight trails.Spencer Ballot
The new LED headlights with accents shout high-end luxury.Ross Ballot
Azure Crystal paint looks fabulous in the sunlight, but we prefer a healthy coat of mud and trail debris.Ross Ballot
The 27-inch Duro Power Grip V2 tires are great on the rocks, but not so good in sticky mud.Ross Ballot
The tires have big, open lugs but they pack mud in and don’t evacuate it. It balls up and creates slicks.Ross Ballot
Parked next to our UTV Driver long-term project Lexus GX 460, the Sportsman looks the part.Ross Ballot
Blue arched lower A-arms and a winch are part of the Ride Command package.Ross Ballot
The Polaris fit snugly in the bed of the 2022 Ram 1500 Laramie 4WD G/T we reviewed. The truck didn’t mind the weight.Ross Ballot
In the bed of the Chevrolet Silverado ZR2, the Polaris’ weight was more apparent.Ross Ballot
Like the Silverado with which it shares its bones, the 2022 GMC Sierra Denali Ultimate felt the weight of the Polaris when it was in its bed.Ross Ballot
We’re quickly approaching the end of our time with the 2022 Polaris Sportsman XP 1000 Ride Command and we will truly be sad to see it go.Ross Ballot