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Differences Between the Polaris RZR Pro R and Turbo R

Differences Between the Polaris RZR Pro R and Turbo R

Are you in the market for a new, high-performance UTV? Read on to learn more about the differences between the Polaris RZR Pro R and Turbo R. The following specifications and configurations relate to the 2022 models of these vehicles.

Engine and Drivetrain

Various differences related to the engine and drivetrain of these vehicles are undoubtedly the most significant on this list. The Polaris RZR Turbo R features one engine configuration—a 181 horsepower turbocharged two-cylinder engine that has great mid-band power due to forced induction. Overall, the driving experience of this engine configuration is very similar to what you have experienced with previous generation RZR models, such as the Turbo S and Pro XP.

However, the Polaris RZR Pro R boasts a much more impressive drivetrain set-up that pumps out 44 more horsepower than the Turbo R line. The 2022 Pro R features a 225 horsepower 2.0-liter engine that’s naturally aspirated and one of the only side-by-side, four-cylinder configurations on the market! This UTV roars across wide open terrain and accelerates through turns with unparalleled power.

Off-Roading Performance

Of course, speed and engine power aren’t the only factors determining a quality UTV—off-roading performance and suspension are essential! Luckily, both the Pro R and Turbo R are excellent in both categories with insane suspension and capabilities that exceed the abilities of most drivers.

The less powerful engine of the Turbo R has a shorter wheel-base, lower gear ratio, and four-way lockers (front selectable) that make the Turbo R more nimble and better at rock crawling terrain. The Turbo R line boasts RZR’s lowest gear ratio ever, making it ideal for rock crawling and tight slow speed trails in rugged environments.

However, the Polaris RZR Pro R is perhaps the superior off-roading UTV, thanks to its fully welded cage, three available driving modes—rock, race, and sport, and heavy-duty front/rear differentials. Selectable driving modes include: Sport mode for tight terrains where throttle control is important, Race mode for wide-open straightaways and high-speed terrain, and Rock mode for improved engine control and reduced acceleration to prevent wheel spin.

The improved clutch system (including a larger belt and improved temperature control) boasts a longer lifespan than that of the Turbo R.

Pricing and Final Comparisons

Let’s compare the most important difference between these two UTVs—the price tag! The Polaris RZR Turbo R starts at $27,799 and tops out at $35,299. Conversely, the Pro R model runs from $37,499-$40,699. Considering these costs are more than some automobiles, it’s worth taking the time to determine which is the best fit for your needs. The Pro R is one of the highest-performing, side-by-side vehicles on the market today, making it the perfect purchase for an off-roading or motorsport enthusiast.

The Turbo R doesn’t possess the same power and speed capabilities as the Pro R, but this UTV is plenty quick and has the same great suspension for rugged terrains. If rock crawling and retaining a lower budget is a priority, the Turbo R may be a better fit for your needs.

There are plenty of differences between the Polaris RZR Pro R and Turbo R, from pure engine power to off-roading performance and capabilities. However, both vehicles are excellent machines built to provide thrilling and unforgettable memories. Once you order your very own UTV, check out our selection of Polaris Pro R accessories and related products here at DRT Motorsports!