We are going to shakedown the 2023 Polaris RZR Turbo R Ultimate. Personally, out of all the UTVs I have driven, this platform is one of our top 3. It’s the perfect mix of horsepower comfort and predictability. With a 125-inch wheelbase and 74-inch wide stance, this vehicle is perfectly suited for even the roughest desert terrain. Since the introduction of the RZR platform, Polaris has consistently pushed boundaries in UTVs. They have once again raised the bar for off-road vehicles with this new 2023 Polaris RZR Turbo R!
TURBO R 4 STANDARD FEATURES:
28″ Usable Travel
32″ Tires and Aluminum 5-lug Wheels
RIDE COMMAND+ with Accessory Purchase
ULTIMATE TRIM INCLUDES:
Dynamix DV with 4 Selectable Ride Modes
FOX® 3.0 Live Valve X2 Internal Bypass Shocks
Rack Mounted High Assist Electronic Power Steering
RIDE COMMAND Integrated into a 7″ Display and Rear Camera
Rockford Fosgate® Stage 2 Audio
Telescoping Steering Wheel & button Controls
High Clearance Radius Rods
Retractable 6-pt Harness
**Exterior and Design**
The exterior is a perfect blend of aggressive aesthetics and robust functionality. The “Orange Madness” color scheme is one of the standout elements on the Turbo R Ultimate. The bold, bright orange body combined with black accents offers a striking contrast that makes this vehicle stand out anywhere.
The design is not only about looks, though. Practical elements are integrated seamlessly into the design. The front and rear bumpers, along with the rock sliders, offer vital protection to the body, mitigating the impact of rough terrain and obstacles. The integrated full doors not only provide enhanced safety but also keep dirt and water splashes out, ensuring you a more comfortable ride.
**Wheels and Tires**
The Turbo R 4 Ultimate comes with 32-inch Maxxis Carnivore tires, designed for maximum traction on a variety of terrains. The 8-ply radial construction ensures excellent puncture resistance, making these tires suitable for even the harshest off-road conditions. The 32-inch Maxxis Carnivore tires also provide ample ground clearance, helping the vehicle navigate over even big holes with ease.
The drivetrain of the Turbo R 4 Ultimate is designed for reliability and optimal power delivery. It utilizes a High-Performance True On-Demand AWD system. This means that the vehicle is usually in 2WD, but when more traction is needed, it automatically engages all four wheels, distributing power evenly. The high-performance drivetrain ensures that no matter the road condition or incline, the Turbo R 4 Ultimate can handle it all with ease.
**Fuel and Storage Capacity**
The Turbo R 4 Ultimate has a fuel capacity of 11.5 gallons, allowing for extended rides without frequent fuel stops. The storage capacity of the Turbo R 4 Ultimate is another practical feature that enhances its usability. With a cargo box capacity of 300 lbs and a total rack capacity of 600 lbs, this UTV is prepared to carry everything you might need for a day trip or even a camping adventure.
**Engine and Performance**
The Turbo R 4 Ultimate is powered by the ProStar Turbo H.O. engine, which pumps out an impressive 181 horsepower. This engine is designed to deliver the maximum output even under any conditions. No terrain is too challenging or slope too steep. When it comes to raw power, the Turbo R 4 Ultimate leaves the competition in the dust.
One of the standout features of the Turbo R 4 Ultimate is the DYNAMIX DV active suspension system featuring FOX shocks. It’s an evolution in UTV suspension technology, adapting in real-time to the driver’s inputs and the terrain.
This system provides an impressive level of control, reducing body roll in corners and absorbing impacts from rough terrains.
**Steering and Handling**
In terms of steering and handling, the Turbo R 4 Ultimate outshines many of its competitors. The electronic power steering system provides a balanced and smooth feel, giving you exceptional control over the vehicle.
This UTV’s awesome handling benefits from its well-distributed weight and a low center of gravity that significantly reduces the chance of rollover during high-speed turns. All of these features combined make Turbo R 4 Ultimate not only a high-performance machine but also a safe and reliable one.
**Interior and Comfort**
The interior of the Turbo R 4 Ultimate is a blend of comfort and functionality. The interior is spacious, comfortably accommodating four adults. The adjustable seats are padded and contoured, reducing fatigue during long rides. The seats are also raised slightly for better visibility.
The interior design extends beyond comfort. Polaris has included a host of utility features, like cup holders and storage compartments, making the Turbo R 4 Ultimate a practical choice for long rides and camping trips.
The vehicle’s digital dashboard displays vital information like speed, fuel level, and engine temperature in a clear, easy-to-read format. The Ride Command GPS system is also integrated into the dashboard, providing easy navigation on unmarked trails.
The Rockford Fosgate Stage 4 Audio System in the Turbo R 4 Ultimate is a feature that anyone will appreciate. This audio system delivers clear, high-quality sound and is a perfect addition to any off-road adventure.
**Price and Value**
The Polaris RZR Turbo R 4 Ultimate UTV carries a higher price compared to some other models on the market. However, when considering the wealth of advanced features, powerful performance, and off-road capabilities, it actually offers excellent value for the price tag.
The Turbo R 4 Ultimate is much more than a typical UTV. It’s the perfect ticket to adventure adventure-filled off-road lifestyle.
**Areas of Improvement**
Despite its impressive features, the Turbo R 4 Ultimate isn’t without its shortcomings. The inside of the vehicle can get quite noisy at high speeds due to engine and wind noise.
Fuel efficiency is another area where the Turbo R 4 Ultimate could be better. It could use a larger fuel tank
A way to monitor the belt temperature in such a high-performance vehicle would be beneficial to the longevity of or belt life.
An alternator on this model would also be welcome to support 3rd party added accessories.
The 2023 Polaris RZR Turbo R 4 Ultimate UTV is a beast. It embodies Polaris’s commitment to innovation, performance, and comfort. This vehicle is the new standard for what a UTV can be, offering an unbeatable combination of power, performance, and comfort.
Yes, it has a few areas for improvement, but they’re overshadowed by its strengths. This UTV is for those who seek to want a machine that delivers and extreme off-road adventure. The Turbo R 4 Ultimate is not just a UTV; it’s a ticket to an extraordinary off-road adventure.