When you buy a Polaris General, you want to know everything about the vehicle. It is usually about the engine power, the handling characteristics, and all the other extras that your future UTV has. The weight may not be something you immediately think about, but this is very important.

The weight and dimensions partly determine the driving characteristics. It also determines whether your Polaris General fits on a trailer and whether it can be towed by your car. So, weight and dimensions are very important when you’re thinking about purchasing a Polaris General, whether it’s a brand new one or a used one.

Since this information is important for every (potential) Polaris general owner, we have already collected this information for you. So, read on quickly.

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Why Are Weight And Dimensions So Important?

As mentioned, the weight and dimensions are important for two reasons:

  1. The weight and dimensions determine the driving characteristics. A heavy vehicle is difficult to steer. If the vehicle is too long, it is difficult to make sharp turns.
  2. Weight and dimensions are also important when it comes to the size of a trailer to transport your General. Your car must still be able to pull the whole thing.

For the purchase of a trailer you need the following information, these are:

  1. The dimensions of the Polaris General so you know it fits your trailer.
  2. The weight of your Polaris because this has to be pulled by your car together with the weight of the trailer.

It is nice if you have thought about this early so that you are not faced with any surprises.

Also read: How to Choose the Right Trailer to Haul Your ATV/UTV?

What Is The Weight Of A Polaris General?

The width, length, height and weight are different for each type of General. View the table below for the different versions of the Ranger and look up the data.

(L x W x H)
(L x W x H)
Estimated Dry Weight
1000116.4 x 62.5 x 73.8 in
(295.6 x 158.7 x 187 cm)
1,430 lb (648 kg)
1000 Deluxe118.2 x 62.5 x 75 in
(300 x 158.7 x 190.5 cm)
1,544 lb (700 kg)
1000 Premium116.4 x 62.5 x 73.8 in
(295.6 x 158.7 x 187 cm)
1,491 lb (676 kg)
1000 Sport116.4 x 62.5 x 73.8 in
(295.6 x 158.7 x 187 cm)
1,422 lb (645 kg)
XP 1000 Deluxe118.2 x 62.5 x 75 in
(300 x 158.7 x 190.5 cm)
1,712 lb (776.5 kg)
XP 1000 Trailhead Edition118.2 x 64 x 77 in
(381.5 x 162.5 x 195.59 cm)
1,801 lb (817 kg)
General 4 1000150.2 x 62.5 x 75 in
(381.5 x 158.7 x 190.5 cm)
1,857 lb (842 kg)
General 4 1000 Deluxe150.2 x 62.5 x 75 in
(381.5 x 158.7 x 190.5 cm)
1,860 lb (842 kg)
General XP 4 1000150.2 x 64 x 77 in
(381.5 x 195.59 x 162.56 cm)
2,058 lb (933.5 kg)
General XP 4 1000 TrailHead Edition150.2 x 64 x 77 in
(381.5 x 195.59 x 162.56 cm)
2,118 lb (961 kg)
Data gathered from Polaris.com

There Are Different Types Of Weight

If you look for the weight of the General, you will encounter several ways in which the weight is expressed. This can sometimes be confusing.

The most important weight expressions are:

  • Dry weight
    The weight of a vehicle without fuel, fluids, cargo, passengers, or optional equipment is dry weight.
  • Wet weight
    This is also called curb weight or ready-to-ride weight. A full tank of fuel and all standard equipment are included in the curb weight. The weight of passengers, cargo, or optional equipment is not included. It is considered that the curb weight is the closest weight to the actual weight of the vehicle. The curb weight may be helpful to know when planning to ship the vehicle on a trailer or to tow the vehicle behind your car.  
  • Gross weight
    The gross weight of your side by side is the wet weight plus the maximum weight of the UTV, including passengers. 
  • Payload
    Payload is the amount of cargo a side by side vehicle can carry, including the driver and passengers. The weight a vehicle or trailer can safely transport without endangering the suspension, tires, or other parts is called the payload capacity.

It is very likely that you, as the owner, have modified your vehicle and completely customized the UTV with aftermarket parts. You might have added or removed parts, like larger rims and tires, or you have mounted a light bar. This also affects the weight.

In this case, the data provided by the manufacturer is no longer applicable, and you will have to make an estimate of the weight. 

So do not just rely on the manufacturer’s data, but also take into account the adjustments that have been made to the vehicle.

And What About The Dimensions?

The length and width of the vehicle are probably different due to aftermarket parts. You should also take this into account when you are looking for a trailer.

You may have mounted a winch or other parts that have changed the width and length. So, the dimensions are no longer standard.

In this case, it is best to measure the width and length. This way you have the exact dimensions of your vehicle.

All The Data Gathered, Now what?

So, now you know the weight and dimensions of your Polaris General, but how to proceed? How do you choose from the various trailers? How do you find a trailer manufacturer near you?

First, determine how much you can spend on a trailer, and what specifications you need. When you have done this, you can check the Polaris trailer website to see which trailer fits your wish list. There are many trailer versions available, such as an enclosed UTV trailer, open utility trailer and a tandem axle utility trailer.

And finally, you can choose a dealer/manufacturer nearby who can deliver the trailer.