2021 RZR XP 1000 High Lifter Ghost Gray is rated out of 5 by 197.
Rated 1 out of 5 by Junk from Warranty sucks New unit and broke front drive shaft no axels broke just drive shaft and Polaris won’t stand behind it and warranty it so y’all in my book it’s junk
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by MNDave from RZR High Lifter 1000-I really wanted to love it... I really wanted to love this machine, but soon after delivery I noticed: Winch switch installed upside down - Power outlet didn’t work - Incorrect Turbo hood. There was also a Product Recall within several months of owning it. Minor problems, yet these machines are expensive so it should be perfect. Because I took delivery in Dec '17 and it was an extra long winter, I couldn't drive it much until spring, eating up much of the 6 month warranty. In June I took it through one patch of mud, and broken parts immediately after that included: Broken brake caliper, rim, brake disc, and pad. I’m assuming a rock got jammed up there and caused the damage – I can't think of any other explanation, but it should be more durable - it's made for mud! Expensive repair at the dealer for driving through mud ONCE, and naturally just out of warranty. Also, the tires are half worn out with only 1000 miles on them -one has already had a flat. The transmission axle seal leaks on the passenger side. The differential leaked - this was another expensive repair I just had done. While it was at the dealership getting the differential seals fixed, I contacted Polaris to let them know of these problems since the machine has barely been driven. After waiting a month for a reply, was told that basically there's nothing they can do. As I said I really wanted to love this machine, but unfortunately I have spent more money on repairs to the Highlifter in 8 months of owning it than on the Sportsman 850 I owned for 4 years prior to this. The Highlifter has potential to be awesome, and is quite fun to drive - but I feel it should not have had this many problems after barely being driven. It has been well cared for and broken in gently. Unfortunately I'm afraid to take this in the mud or drive it aggressively, which is what it was made for, so I thought I should let others know of my experiences.
Date published: 2018-08-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by RKRW from Good machine My High Lifter will go anywhere I want; and then some!! The only thing I can complain about is my drivetrain seals went out at 100 miles. I don’t know if they were a bad batch or were put in wrong at the factory; but the dealer who fixed them under warranty said they had never seen all the seals go out all at once. She “should” be good to go now..
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by Smoody15 from The worst one I have owned Every time I ride this one something happens to it. I had it for maybe three weeks and I was still being easy on it for break in because it only had 16 hours on it and it started vibrating real bad. Come to find out somehow the prop shaft got bent. So lucky the dealer did get it covered under warranty but they had it for almost 3 weeks. As soon as I got it back went to go riding that weekend pulled it off the trailer started to ride it and the check engine light came on and it went into limp mode. That was a waste of gas and riding park fees and time to load it back up and go home to take it back to the dealer again still with 16 hours on it. Got it back and made it to 25 hours took it to the shop for the service got it back and not only did the engine come back on but it feels like the prop shafts are bent AGAIN! Not sure yet the dealer still has it but whatever it is better be covered under warranty. I had a 2019 RZR900S and never had one problem with it and I get this one and it’s been in the shop more then I have had it. I don’t ride like a crazy person I have a 4 seater for me and my family so hopefully all the bugs get worked out and I can leave a better review. The other pain is the dealer is 1 1/2 hours from my house so that’s a lot of fuel. Im sure this review goes nowhere or doesn’t get posted but thanks for letting me vent
Date published: 2021-11-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by thecherritree from Best Expensive Hobby I Could Find Expensive Hobby but exciting to be able to go anywhere and explore with my family. The stock package is sufficient. I don't understand why the snorkels are placed in the middle of you rear line of sight other than it's one more gotcha upgrade you have to go back and fix after the fact.
Date published: 2021-10-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by MotoMom from Love it! Family time at its best! During the pandemic and everything being on lockdown we were looking into new outdoor activities to do as a family. We have had years of experience ATVs and dirtbikes and thought a RZR would be a fun new experience. It exceeded all expectations! We spend at least one weekend a month and sometimes 3 out in the woods on adventures. We have had a ton of fun whether its in the trails, mud, creeks and/or sand. My only complaint is cleaning it after!!
Date published: 2021-01-12
Rated 1 out of 5 by JkKD1217 from Bad engine only 20 hours 23 hours on the machine easy driving in the shop for the engine bent push rod
Date published: 2019-01-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by Xxxx from Not so great We purchased this early 2018 and frankly are disappointed
Date published: 2018-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by GCBS from POWERFUL FUN! EVERYTHING YOU WANT IN A MUD MACHINE THIS THING IS A MUD MACHINE THROUGH AND THROUGH. COMES WITH ALL THE ACCESORIES YOU WANT ALREADY INSTALLED FROM THE FACTORY. JUST ADD A ROOF OF YOUR PERSONAL PREFERENCE AND YOUR SET. LOW END POWER IS AMAZING. TOP END AND THROTTLE RESPONSE ARE GREAT FROM THE FACTORY AS WELL. 70MPH AND PLENTY OF DONUTS TO PROVE IT. IF YOUR IN THE MARKET FOR A SXS AND MUDDING IS YOUR PRIMARY LOCATION, THIS MACHINE IS THE PERFECT STARTING POINT.
Date published: 2018-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by WVANCE from Polaris I love my RzR. It's the best thing made. just wish it would hold up better. 300 miles and have replaced 3 axels and one wheel bearing. That warranty wouldn't cover.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by BFord from 2018 XP4 Highlifter I was a little hesitant switching brands from CanAm but I'm happy I did! The machine has performed excellent. I did upgrade the tender springs and add 32" blackwater tires among many other accessories. The aftermarket springs made a huge difference. I love the long travel of a 4 seater paired with the ground clearance, gear reduction, snorkels, and a winch mounted up on the bumper- the highlifter was the perfect model for me. I do wish they offered other colors in the highlifter model but after adding a lot of orange accessories it's grown on me.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Thornster from The ultimate back country machine The High Lifter edition is the ultimate factory dressed RZR setup to dominate the back country rugged trail conditions with ease and performance. The high clearance and reduced low gear ratio allows you to climb and tiller your way through uphill and muddy trails with ease. The snorkels help keep your intake and clutch clean and out of the water. Another well thought out and engineered product from Polaris.
Date published: 2021-03-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Nickcart from Excellent machine I purchased this machine at the end of the summer and it never disappoints when I am out riding
Date published: 2020-11-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by BTweedle73 from Incredible macine! We bought our Polaris XP 1000 Highlifter in March and we ride it every weekend and love it!
Date published: 2019-07-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by Deepak77 from Best way to go! I have had this machine for about 3 months. I am very pleased with its over al performance!! I was torn between a turbo model and the High lifter and I feel I made the right choice. If I was riding dunes, I would have went Turbo all day, but where I ride, I have tight trails, mud, rocks, mountains, etc and this machine can handle it all!!! And if you get a spare rim and tire combo, you can add even more opportunity! and this machine’s beefier drive train and suspension and lower “low” gear ratio and great ground clearance really put me over.
Date published: 2018-07-17
Rated 2 out of 5 by xp4- from All the features are good. After driving it for about 60 miles I noticed an oil leak had appeared in the garage floor from the motor. I found a bolt that holds the cases together was twisted off. Oil was leaking around the bolt. I took it to the dealer, they had to pull the motor out to repair it. I got it back about a week later. Drove it another hundred miles and noticed another oil leak. I took it back for repair and a week later they said the oil filter gasket was bad. All was covered under warranty. Now I've noticed part of the rear fender was broken from the repairs done on the motor. The dealer is ordering a new fender. So I payed a lot of money for my machine and three trips to the dealer for repairs I am tired of paying for fuel and wear and tear on my truck and trailer.
Date published: 2018-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mudpuppy from 2018 Xp4 highlifter review I've ownes a 2018 xp4 1000 highlifter edition for 3 months now and it's a great machine. It's geared 55% lower in low range high range feels the same it has heavy duty axles and great ground clearance just to name a couple things. A big improvement over my last 2016 xp4 1000. The clutch engagement is smooth as butter and the overall machine feels much more refined.
Date published: 2018-11-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by Side piece from Great machine! I bought this 2018 highlifter 4 three months ago and have put maybe 500 kms on it since. I upgraded from a 2014 800 trail edition so the power difference is crazy. with the longer wheelbase the ride is a lot better and I haven’t had any real issues with length on the trails yet. I don’t have too much mud riding in my season so I swapped out the tires for a decent set of trail tires, handles great! Only real issue is that the mud edition doesn’t come with the full size fender flares, that should be stock for sure!
Date published: 2019-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by Franco79 from awesome machine No perfect machines out there, but VERY little needs to be fixed about this one. Suspension springs too stiff of a ride. stiffer tender springs will keep machine off of the big stiff springs for a much better ride. A must if you have to trail ride a ways to the mud.
Date published: 2019-11-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by Joker6942 from Most exciting way to spend free time ever! My wife and I started out less than a year ago with our fist four wheelers and began meeting up with friends to go to mud ride/trail ride events. We had a lot of fun but ya never realize how uncomfortable operating the throttle with your thumb can be until you’ve been at it for a few hours lol. Our other friends had a 2017 rzr 1000 hylifter ‘ has larger tires and snorkels for deep water/mud” which we would occasionally tag along in the backseat for rides while taking a break from our own atvs. This was were the seed was planted as to how much more enjoyable the experience can be when you have all the extras that come with the rzr! Cup holders, stereo , foot pedals for gas and brakes, steering wheel, seatbelts, superior lighting when it’s dark, the ability to carry an ice chest! We decided to get one for ourselves and have never regretted the decision! Ours is a 2018 hylifter and awesome seems like an understatement. It’s exceedingly rare to find a mud bog it can’t go through but the winch that came with it is the answer to your prayers!
Date published: 2019-01-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by Gunner 1971 from junk I got the rzr xp 4 1000 high lifter have had it for 3 months have already had 3 front ends put in it and now on the 4th.have never had it in any mud only on trails in ocala national forest i am sick of making payments on it when it is at your shop more than i have it something needs to be done with it or replace the unit with a new one. all this money i spent for a nice unit and i can't ride it this is not fair
Date published: 2020-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by Chap from Play ready I bought the highlifter three months ago after being disappointed time after time with my Polaris general. Now I’m as happy as I’ve ever been with a Polaris machine and highly recommended the highlifter
Date published: 2018-12-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by Sm807 from Overall good machine Went from a 2018 can am x3 xds to a ranger highlifter missed the power so went with the 19 highlifter rzr. So far I been impressed it hasn’t let me down yet and I’ve beat on it pretty good
Date published: 2019-09-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by Jackie26 from 18 Highlifter RZR I've had mine for a few months now and I couldn't be happier. I've upgraded a few things so far. There are things I do not like. But the good outweighs the bad by a mile.
Date published: 2018-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wolverine from This MACHINE is a BEAST!!! I used to think I didn't like SxS but I decided to try one out, I sold my Sportsman and bought the Highlifter. I'm in love with it! Everything about it is great!
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by Joey8822 from Loud front wnd Great bike other than the loud clan king noise in the front end. Was told by dealer that's typical?????? 3 of my friends bought one and they have no noise!!!
Date published: 2019-02-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by Sean49 from Love my highlifter I was torn between a 4 seat turbo and a highlifter. What really sold me on the high lifter was the low gearing and it already had a winch,a arms etc.
Date published: 2018-12-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by Ebcrook from Great Machine Purchased this 3 months ago. Great machine. Powerful, reliable. The one thing bad is the hood panel is completely faded from black to light gray.
Date published: 2018-12-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by Bandit75 from Awesome machine I love this machine so far it’s unstoppable I bought my wife a 19’ xp1000 and she loves hers as well we just love being in the woods on our Rzr’s
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by TravisR from Mud beast I bought this for myself for Christmas. It never fails to impress me on what it’s capable of doing stock. Great in the mud dirt and even trails. If you’re looking to go Rock climbing or a ride a lot of trails with rocks you’ll definitely need a second set of tires as these do not do well at all in the rocks and especially on the road ( obviously ) Besides that it has been a great machine and I’ve only gotten stuck once because I bottomed out The low-end power is great in the mud even the mid range and top and are pretty good. I hit 82mph with me and my neighbor in it and it handled really well at high-speed I really wish they made a high lifter with a ride command as I definitely would’ve bought it. We like to play in the mud here in NC /SC But it would be nice to have Ride command for trips
Date published: 2019-03-26