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GENERAL 1000 Sport

Starting at $16,399 US MSRP

The easiest way to get into a premier Crossover side-by-side. GENERAL SPORT beats every competitor in performance, comfort and utility, even as the entry point in our industry-leading lineup.

2019 Polaris GENERAL® 1000 White Lightning is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 703.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Noisy Ride Very noisy drive line, primarily front differential. Mine spent 68 days at dealer, replaced differential twice, prop shaft once. Still very noisy, marbles in a can or hail on a tin roof noise at almost any speed. And this is with the new CV prop shafts! Really detracts from ride enjoyment.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hunter edition general I bought this six months ago, overall somewhat disappointed. The engine had a large oil leak when used in cold weather (possible breather froze and pressured) that did go away after dealer could find no issue. The handles on the full doors are not good, broke driver side handle on the outside of the door after two months with no abuse. This caused me to keep the window open to open the door resulting in the window bracket hitting the seatbelt mount inside the cab and breaking also. The rear window panel release for cab doors hits the seatbelt mount when you shut the door which makes it more difficult to latch the door. Just a bad spot to make the shoulder mount on seatbelt in the same location that the window latch needs to be at when you shut the door. Happy with the suspension, ride, and steering.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great rig but not with Polaris tip-up windshield. I love the machine. It has power up the wazoo. the seats are comfortable. Before I picked it up, they installed the high dollar glass windshield and rear window. Shortly after getting it home, the windshield started to show cracks at two different mounting spots. This is with no offroading at all. Just temperature changes. Not getting anywhere with Polaris warranty.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The good and the bag I bought the general 1000 the beginning of this year. I also drove the can Am commander driving the two side by side the general was a clear winner. The power of the general is clean and potent the suspension is good but more work than hard play ground clearance is good stock tiers perform exselent seating is comfortable. Plastic on body dose not a line well lots of openings that need protection to keep mud and rocks from damaging critical parts like the battery, fule tank and radiator. Over all an exselent machine but for the money should not need to buy extra protection for basic things like battery, fule tank and radiator.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from polaris general with ride command I've only got a half a tank of fuel ran thru it since I bought it in feb. right off the showroom floor the screen for the ride command wouldn't light up, at all. Should have been a clue. They think they have it fixed this time. HERES HOPING. The stereo does not recognize my ipod in Bluetooth or hooked to the usb port also has no aux port for my serius radio. Needs more clearance the one ride I went on it hit the bottom so many times my grandson said I think we better stop an see if we still have a muffler. He's 6 an we were in a 2 seater. Very disapointed
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoo Rah Almost perfect! Unit has plenty of power, ride is very good, seats are very comfortable. My only complaints is the roof doesn't go out even or past the doors, so when it rains it will still come in on you. I would like to see either a molded drip rail that would extend out even with the doors or a wider roof with drip rail built in. And my other issue is the fenders, they are practically useless as far as keeping mud and wet limerock etc from spraying all over the sides and in the cab.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great machine I’ve had it out just about every weekend for the last two months. Coming from owning a 2014 can am maverick this is a change but I needed a bed Keeps up in trails with other sxs on the market and the rzrs. Yard work the bed really comes in handy for gravel and firewood. Comfortable seats. Doors are an add plus. Corner is okay. Wish there was a selectable power steering like can am has. Drain plugs on the floor fall out easy. You will lose those first. The knock noise as it goes into gear before you press the gas is louder than I’d like but overall it’s a nice machine. I would recommend and have to friends and family
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polaris General Flaws I purchased a Polaris General and on my first excursion - just a little trail ride for a wiener roast up in the mountains. A stick or rock kicked up and broke the drivers side front inner fender as they are just made of plastic. Replacing this is a very long and tedious effort for the average person. Took me about 15 hours, that is with some help and it is definitely a two person job in some spots. Worse than that there is no after market safety shield to add which makes me even angrier, also I completed the new purchase survey that Polaris sent me and was very up front about this, so much so I thought someone would contact me. I have not been contacted because this is in my opinion a serious safety flaw.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is a nice feature I have it about 3 months & started using & trying to learn the whole system. I wish it would work with some of the other systems so it could be used like for the Onx map system to work together. Mine has some issues because it won't keep the mapping that start recording. Keeps deleting, The stereo keeps rising the volume but won't go back down when you let the engine idle back down. Keeps deleting my waypoints
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from General I bought this 2 months ago. Got the new automatic plow package and heater. The plow system doesn't fit right to activate the kickstand and was told I had to remove the front brush guard. Well that's not going to happen because the installation schematics all show the front brush guard on the machine. The heater works for a day at a time. The fuse was replaced once by the dealer. Brought it home in working order. 3 days later we got some snow so I fired up the General to do some plowing and the heater wasn't working again.
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of both worlds I bought this unit because of the capabilities of work and play but have extremely enjoyed the trail riding capabilities it possesses on the trails with the load it can handle. I have been impressed with the power and the ride is comfortable in the seats. My wife and I have enjoyed our time together in our General. Price point is a little steep but I understand why. Overall I have been pleased with this unit. I am a little unhappy about the plastics on the machine not fitting together in some places but what can you do.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ride, missing attention to detail I have had the bike about 3 months now and pleased overall with the ride, comfort and performance. What I have not liked was the minor issues I have been having, for example; The door don't fit right and rattle all the time, the dump box is the same. The shift indicator came off when away on a long run and could only drive in low, replaced a $2 clip and was back in business. When assembled at the dealership not all bolts were tight and had to torque all the bolts. The belt also made a lot of clunking noise, not sure if this is because of break in but sounds ruff.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mediocre This Polaris continues to exhibit poor fit and finish on the body panels and the seats (upholstery is sub par) -The doors rattle and there are a lot of other creeks and rattles coming from the chassis. Parts are too expensive and I believe the completion is going to win out. In addition the stereo will not allow a blue tooth connection to our I pod . Over all the unit is below average in my opinion. ALSO _ the wheel wells are dirt traps - why these areas do not have a liner and larger wheel flares is beyond be - the unit slings mud and water everywhere instead of deflecting it away fro the passenger compartment
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome My second side by side and supper happy with it, my only issue is on the ride command system, the GPS doesn't have off road maps or topo maps available. Why have a off road vehicle and not have off road mapping
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Josh beitel This is an amazing machine I have owned multiple side by sides and nothing compares to this machine There are few features that need addressed: The speaker that is mounted has no bass so everything you listen to is high pitch which is very frustrating The drain caps in the floor I have 2 of them that pop out regularly when I have guesses riding with boots I am using this machine to hunt and travel from spot to spot When u hit water and it comes up thru a drain plug hole that’s frustrating I love the power great versatility for this hybrid machine
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Ride, overheats if in mud We bought this in April, took it for a trail ride, ran smooth until we went thru mud and sand. Since then we have brought it in twice to be cleaned because it keeps overheating!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from power, traction and handling super My cousin and I bought a pair of these about two months ago and we are glad we did. I hoped it would deliver the Polaris reliability and so far so good. Haven't put enough hours on it yet to give it a good review but I really like it so far. One thing I can say is that it climbs better than my polaris 800 sportsman quad. These things are unbelievable. The bed is large enough that we can store all of our gear for a day ride without problem. The EPS steering is the only way to go on these.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machine overall. Bought a 2020 general 1000 EPS deluxe. This is my first SxS. Overall I am pleased. I do not have the 12 inches of ground clearance that is advertised, more like 10 1/2. I can clear most obstacles that I am encountering. The ride is great and more than enough power. It does have a lot of rattles but I am finding most and eliminating them. Mostly doors and brakes. Very comfortable interior. The vehicle came with the front end out of alignment, will have dealer look at it. Added some nice accessories. Fender flares are a must. the Polaris flares installed easily and do a great job and fit and look great.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!! My wife and I bought the General to replace our 800 XP Ranger. Our Ranger was a 2010 model and served us very well. We wanted to get something that was more trail friendly on longer rides, but still offered us the utility use around our property. When we first took it out on a short ride we notice that the ride was much smoother and the power was awesome!! The color we picked set it apart from most UTV's in our area. We had a heater and stereo installed when we made our purchase and both have made a big difference. The heater works well and to best sum it up a warm and happy wife makes for a happy husband. The power and comfort of this machine has everything I was looking for and more in our upgrade. I wish that I would have upgraded sooner.
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the bike. Not the Polaris Company Love my bike but Polaris warranty isnt worth a ”flip”!! Water got in the clutch housing and long story short I needed a new clutch and belt. They wouldn’t warranty it because of the water that got in it. What are these bikes made for?? To sit in the garage or be used. Why not make the housing for the belt actually seal worth a “flip” so water couldn’t get in so easily. Y’all make it so it don’t deal up properly and then don’t cover it if water gets inside.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything we wanted We actually went into the dealer with the intent of buying two Sportsman ATV's. I had wanted to get a Ranger for some time and we both were not keen on the RZR because it just seemed only trail focused. My girlfriend saw the general and jumped right into the drivers seat. So as they say the rest is history, we went home with the General that day. We love it for the trails. For working around the property. I am looking forward for Ice Fishing season to start. I will eventually put tracks on it for winter time use.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reverse headlight and winch switch location Please As a lot of the trails we run at night have buggies going both ways, the need to switch from highly to low beams often is real. Getting my hand down between the small space between the door and steering wheel while moving can be tricky. Moving the witch rocker to the left of the wheel makes more sense as we don’t use that while moving and the head light will then be with the other rocker switches so we can power down the other lights all in the same place/motion. Off not that, then Don’t wrap the harness in such a way that we can’t relocate ourselves. Please find a better air intake solution/location than above the wheel on the side! Most of us don’t drive straight up rivers, we need to cross them, so having the air intake broadside to the current seems silly. My RZR has it between the seats at shoulder height. So the General is supposedly the best of both worlds, it missed the common sense of air intake and rocker switch location. In the accessories area, please come out with a full door solution with a real window solution. Your option now wants me to fold the window forward. Anyone who rides wooded trails will figure out quickly that the window will trap branches and be torn off in short order. Real storage options in the cab please! I don’t baby my General and it hasn’t let me down yet, just need to address the fit and finish issues so I don’t regret not gonna with the CanAm.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Have now owned our General for about 4 months, it is simply the best side by side I’ve ever used. Capable of all mud, trails, and use around camp that we have tried. On the recent Lewis County Buck Run I pulled two other ATVs out that we’re stuck after running circles around them in the muck. It throws you back in the seat when you floor it and goes up and down every angle we have tried. My 14 year old step-daughter handles it with ease. If I had one complaint it would be the number of small areas all around the bottom and back that simply fill with mud and are obnoxious to clean.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this side by side! My husband purchased this for me for mother’s day and we both completely agree that it’s was the best fit for everything we wanted. I love that the full high doors come stock, love all of the accessory options. We have 3 kids so we opted for a bench seat in the back and it’s so nice to have them harnessed up! Surprising to me we’ve actually used the gps quite a bit riding out on forest service land to see where different trails end up and finding new ways back to the truck. We love the sound bar and it was a big selling point for us! Love this machine and would definitely recommend
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok machine doors suck I bought the General 8 months ago. Fairly happy, constantly have to adjust the doors where we can ether get into or out for the cab. Wish the dump was easier to close.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor quality Within 2 weeks of buying a new unit the front axle broke. Polaris covered it but it was still in the shop for 2 weeks. Now one side of tailgate doesn’t latch and high beam switch won’t stay on. The unit has 20 hours on it and we only ride around on our 150 acres and don’t ride hard. For 24k it’s not worth the money.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and Sporty! I initially resisted the idea of going to a General because I liked the trail manners and over all capability of my RZR Trail 50". Then I drove my cousin's new General and was so impressed with it's handling, fit and finish, and power to weight I knew I wanted one. Before I even had a chance to comment to my wife ( who was riding with shotgun) she turned to me and said" We have got to get one of these!" So, pretending she had to twist my arm, we made the switch and I couldn't be happier!.
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from GPS Purchased in December as of June have 400 miles on it, drivers door wont open from out side having issues with bearings going bad.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with purchase Happy with everything but the fit of the plastic body panels. ( doors separating and panels on dump bed separated)
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Upgraded Our Ride My wife and I have been riding Can Am’s for the past 10+ years. Two months ago our son talked us into updating our rides to a side-by-side. We looked at all the brands starting with the Can Am’s and found the Polaris General the eases to get in and out of with the best ride and power. We made it street legal and soon it became our go to ride for around town. We added a home made head liner with some sound proofing to the back fire wall. Now it’s a real nice ride. Our friends who have other brands say our ride is so much better, the next one they are getting will be a Polaris.
Date published: 2019-09-05
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Customer Reviews

GENERAL 1000 Premium

Starting at $18,999 US MSRP

Equipped with more sport performance and versatility straight from the factory. Added features include 27” Maxxis Coronado tires with 14" rally wheel, high-intensity LED headlights, low-profile sport bumper, and recovery-ready pulling power of the 4,500-LB Polaris HD Plus winch.

2019 Polaris GENERAL® 1000 Premium Havasu Red Pearl is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 703.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Noisy Ride Very noisy drive line, primarily front differential. Mine spent 68 days at dealer, replaced differential twice, prop shaft once. Still very noisy, marbles in a can or hail on a tin roof noise at almost any speed. And this is with the new CV prop shafts! Really detracts from ride enjoyment.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hunter edition general I bought this six months ago, overall somewhat disappointed. The engine had a large oil leak when used in cold weather (possible breather froze and pressured) that did go away after dealer could find no issue. The handles on the full doors are not good, broke driver side handle on the outside of the door after two months with no abuse. This caused me to keep the window open to open the door resulting in the window bracket hitting the seatbelt mount inside the cab and breaking also. The rear window panel release for cab doors hits the seatbelt mount when you shut the door which makes it more difficult to latch the door. Just a bad spot to make the shoulder mount on seatbelt in the same location that the window latch needs to be at when you shut the door. Happy with the suspension, ride, and steering.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great rig but not with Polaris tip-up windshield. I love the machine. It has power up the wazoo. the seats are comfortable. Before I picked it up, they installed the high dollar glass windshield and rear window. Shortly after getting it home, the windshield started to show cracks at two different mounting spots. This is with no offroading at all. Just temperature changes. Not getting anywhere with Polaris warranty.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The good and the bag I bought the general 1000 the beginning of this year. I also drove the can Am commander driving the two side by side the general was a clear winner. The power of the general is clean and potent the suspension is good but more work than hard play ground clearance is good stock tiers perform exselent seating is comfortable. Plastic on body dose not a line well lots of openings that need protection to keep mud and rocks from damaging critical parts like the battery, fule tank and radiator. Over all an exselent machine but for the money should not need to buy extra protection for basic things like battery, fule tank and radiator.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from polaris general with ride command I've only got a half a tank of fuel ran thru it since I bought it in feb. right off the showroom floor the screen for the ride command wouldn't light up, at all. Should have been a clue. They think they have it fixed this time. HERES HOPING. The stereo does not recognize my ipod in Bluetooth or hooked to the usb port also has no aux port for my serius radio. Needs more clearance the one ride I went on it hit the bottom so many times my grandson said I think we better stop an see if we still have a muffler. He's 6 an we were in a 2 seater. Very disapointed
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoo Rah Almost perfect! Unit has plenty of power, ride is very good, seats are very comfortable. My only complaints is the roof doesn't go out even or past the doors, so when it rains it will still come in on you. I would like to see either a molded drip rail that would extend out even with the doors or a wider roof with drip rail built in. And my other issue is the fenders, they are practically useless as far as keeping mud and wet limerock etc from spraying all over the sides and in the cab.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great machine I’ve had it out just about every weekend for the last two months. Coming from owning a 2014 can am maverick this is a change but I needed a bed Keeps up in trails with other sxs on the market and the rzrs. Yard work the bed really comes in handy for gravel and firewood. Comfortable seats. Doors are an add plus. Corner is okay. Wish there was a selectable power steering like can am has. Drain plugs on the floor fall out easy. You will lose those first. The knock noise as it goes into gear before you press the gas is louder than I’d like but overall it’s a nice machine. I would recommend and have to friends and family
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polaris General Flaws I purchased a Polaris General and on my first excursion - just a little trail ride for a wiener roast up in the mountains. A stick or rock kicked up and broke the drivers side front inner fender as they are just made of plastic. Replacing this is a very long and tedious effort for the average person. Took me about 15 hours, that is with some help and it is definitely a two person job in some spots. Worse than that there is no after market safety shield to add which makes me even angrier, also I completed the new purchase survey that Polaris sent me and was very up front about this, so much so I thought someone would contact me. I have not been contacted because this is in my opinion a serious safety flaw.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is a nice feature I have it about 3 months & started using & trying to learn the whole system. I wish it would work with some of the other systems so it could be used like for the Onx map system to work together. Mine has some issues because it won't keep the mapping that start recording. Keeps deleting, The stereo keeps rising the volume but won't go back down when you let the engine idle back down. Keeps deleting my waypoints
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from General I bought this 2 months ago. Got the new automatic plow package and heater. The plow system doesn't fit right to activate the kickstand and was told I had to remove the front brush guard. Well that's not going to happen because the installation schematics all show the front brush guard on the machine. The heater works for a day at a time. The fuse was replaced once by the dealer. Brought it home in working order. 3 days later we got some snow so I fired up the General to do some plowing and the heater wasn't working again.
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of both worlds I bought this unit because of the capabilities of work and play but have extremely enjoyed the trail riding capabilities it possesses on the trails with the load it can handle. I have been impressed with the power and the ride is comfortable in the seats. My wife and I have enjoyed our time together in our General. Price point is a little steep but I understand why. Overall I have been pleased with this unit. I am a little unhappy about the plastics on the machine not fitting together in some places but what can you do.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ride, missing attention to detail I have had the bike about 3 months now and pleased overall with the ride, comfort and performance. What I have not liked was the minor issues I have been having, for example; The door don't fit right and rattle all the time, the dump box is the same. The shift indicator came off when away on a long run and could only drive in low, replaced a $2 clip and was back in business. When assembled at the dealership not all bolts were tight and had to torque all the bolts. The belt also made a lot of clunking noise, not sure if this is because of break in but sounds ruff.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mediocre This Polaris continues to exhibit poor fit and finish on the body panels and the seats (upholstery is sub par) -The doors rattle and there are a lot of other creeks and rattles coming from the chassis. Parts are too expensive and I believe the completion is going to win out. In addition the stereo will not allow a blue tooth connection to our I pod . Over all the unit is below average in my opinion. ALSO _ the wheel wells are dirt traps - why these areas do not have a liner and larger wheel flares is beyond be - the unit slings mud and water everywhere instead of deflecting it away fro the passenger compartment
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome My second side by side and supper happy with it, my only issue is on the ride command system, the GPS doesn't have off road maps or topo maps available. Why have a off road vehicle and not have off road mapping
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Josh beitel This is an amazing machine I have owned multiple side by sides and nothing compares to this machine There are few features that need addressed: The speaker that is mounted has no bass so everything you listen to is high pitch which is very frustrating The drain caps in the floor I have 2 of them that pop out regularly when I have guesses riding with boots I am using this machine to hunt and travel from spot to spot When u hit water and it comes up thru a drain plug hole that’s frustrating I love the power great versatility for this hybrid machine
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Ride, overheats if in mud We bought this in April, took it for a trail ride, ran smooth until we went thru mud and sand. Since then we have brought it in twice to be cleaned because it keeps overheating!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from power, traction and handling super My cousin and I bought a pair of these about two months ago and we are glad we did. I hoped it would deliver the Polaris reliability and so far so good. Haven't put enough hours on it yet to give it a good review but I really like it so far. One thing I can say is that it climbs better than my polaris 800 sportsman quad. These things are unbelievable. The bed is large enough that we can store all of our gear for a day ride without problem. The EPS steering is the only way to go on these.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machine overall. Bought a 2020 general 1000 EPS deluxe. This is my first SxS. Overall I am pleased. I do not have the 12 inches of ground clearance that is advertised, more like 10 1/2. I can clear most obstacles that I am encountering. The ride is great and more than enough power. It does have a lot of rattles but I am finding most and eliminating them. Mostly doors and brakes. Very comfortable interior. The vehicle came with the front end out of alignment, will have dealer look at it. Added some nice accessories. Fender flares are a must. the Polaris flares installed easily and do a great job and fit and look great.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!! My wife and I bought the General to replace our 800 XP Ranger. Our Ranger was a 2010 model and served us very well. We wanted to get something that was more trail friendly on longer rides, but still offered us the utility use around our property. When we first took it out on a short ride we notice that the ride was much smoother and the power was awesome!! The color we picked set it apart from most UTV's in our area. We had a heater and stereo installed when we made our purchase and both have made a big difference. The heater works well and to best sum it up a warm and happy wife makes for a happy husband. The power and comfort of this machine has everything I was looking for and more in our upgrade. I wish that I would have upgraded sooner.
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the bike. Not the Polaris Company Love my bike but Polaris warranty isnt worth a ”flip”!! Water got in the clutch housing and long story short I needed a new clutch and belt. They wouldn’t warranty it because of the water that got in it. What are these bikes made for?? To sit in the garage or be used. Why not make the housing for the belt actually seal worth a “flip” so water couldn’t get in so easily. Y’all make it so it don’t deal up properly and then don’t cover it if water gets inside.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything we wanted We actually went into the dealer with the intent of buying two Sportsman ATV's. I had wanted to get a Ranger for some time and we both were not keen on the RZR because it just seemed only trail focused. My girlfriend saw the general and jumped right into the drivers seat. So as they say the rest is history, we went home with the General that day. We love it for the trails. For working around the property. I am looking forward for Ice Fishing season to start. I will eventually put tracks on it for winter time use.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reverse headlight and winch switch location Please As a lot of the trails we run at night have buggies going both ways, the need to switch from highly to low beams often is real. Getting my hand down between the small space between the door and steering wheel while moving can be tricky. Moving the witch rocker to the left of the wheel makes more sense as we don’t use that while moving and the head light will then be with the other rocker switches so we can power down the other lights all in the same place/motion. Off not that, then Don’t wrap the harness in such a way that we can’t relocate ourselves. Please find a better air intake solution/location than above the wheel on the side! Most of us don’t drive straight up rivers, we need to cross them, so having the air intake broadside to the current seems silly. My RZR has it between the seats at shoulder height. So the General is supposedly the best of both worlds, it missed the common sense of air intake and rocker switch location. In the accessories area, please come out with a full door solution with a real window solution. Your option now wants me to fold the window forward. Anyone who rides wooded trails will figure out quickly that the window will trap branches and be torn off in short order. Real storage options in the cab please! I don’t baby my General and it hasn’t let me down yet, just need to address the fit and finish issues so I don’t regret not gonna with the CanAm.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Have now owned our General for about 4 months, it is simply the best side by side I’ve ever used. Capable of all mud, trails, and use around camp that we have tried. On the recent Lewis County Buck Run I pulled two other ATVs out that we’re stuck after running circles around them in the muck. It throws you back in the seat when you floor it and goes up and down every angle we have tried. My 14 year old step-daughter handles it with ease. If I had one complaint it would be the number of small areas all around the bottom and back that simply fill with mud and are obnoxious to clean.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this side by side! My husband purchased this for me for mother’s day and we both completely agree that it’s was the best fit for everything we wanted. I love that the full high doors come stock, love all of the accessory options. We have 3 kids so we opted for a bench seat in the back and it’s so nice to have them harnessed up! Surprising to me we’ve actually used the gps quite a bit riding out on forest service land to see where different trails end up and finding new ways back to the truck. We love the sound bar and it was a big selling point for us! Love this machine and would definitely recommend
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok machine doors suck I bought the General 8 months ago. Fairly happy, constantly have to adjust the doors where we can ether get into or out for the cab. Wish the dump was easier to close.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor quality Within 2 weeks of buying a new unit the front axle broke. Polaris covered it but it was still in the shop for 2 weeks. Now one side of tailgate doesn’t latch and high beam switch won’t stay on. The unit has 20 hours on it and we only ride around on our 150 acres and don’t ride hard. For 24k it’s not worth the money.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and Sporty! I initially resisted the idea of going to a General because I liked the trail manners and over all capability of my RZR Trail 50". Then I drove my cousin's new General and was so impressed with it's handling, fit and finish, and power to weight I knew I wanted one. Before I even had a chance to comment to my wife ( who was riding with shotgun) she turned to me and said" We have got to get one of these!" So, pretending she had to twist my arm, we made the switch and I couldn't be happier!.
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from GPS Purchased in December as of June have 400 miles on it, drivers door wont open from out side having issues with bearings going bad.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with purchase Happy with everything but the fit of the plastic body panels. ( doors separating and panels on dump bed separated)
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Upgraded Our Ride My wife and I have been riding Can Am’s for the past 10+ years. Two months ago our son talked us into updating our rides to a side-by-side. We looked at all the brands starting with the Can Am’s and found the Polaris General the eases to get in and out of with the best ride and power. We made it street legal and soon it became our go to ride for around town. We added a home made head liner with some sound proofing to the back fire wall. Now it’s a real nice ride. Our friends who have other brands say our ride is so much better, the next one they are getting will be a Polaris.
Date published: 2019-09-05
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GENERAL 1000 Deluxe

Starting at $21,499 US MSRP

For those who want to go all-in on adventure. Upgrades include poly sport roof, smooth riding and easily adjustable FOX® 2.0 Podium shocks, convex rear-view mirror and an exclusive Rockford Fosgate® audio system tuned for off-road adventure.

2019 Polaris GENERAL® 1000 Deluxe Orange Rust is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 703.
Rated 2 out of 5 by from A Noisy Ride Very noisy drive line, primarily front differential. Mine spent 68 days at dealer, replaced differential twice, prop shaft once. Still very noisy, marbles in a can or hail on a tin roof noise at almost any speed. And this is with the new CV prop shafts! Really detracts from ride enjoyment.
Date published: 2018-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Hunter edition general I bought this six months ago, overall somewhat disappointed. The engine had a large oil leak when used in cold weather (possible breather froze and pressured) that did go away after dealer could find no issue. The handles on the full doors are not good, broke driver side handle on the outside of the door after two months with no abuse. This caused me to keep the window open to open the door resulting in the window bracket hitting the seatbelt mount inside the cab and breaking also. The rear window panel release for cab doors hits the seatbelt mount when you shut the door which makes it more difficult to latch the door. Just a bad spot to make the shoulder mount on seatbelt in the same location that the window latch needs to be at when you shut the door. Happy with the suspension, ride, and steering.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great rig but not with Polaris tip-up windshield. I love the machine. It has power up the wazoo. the seats are comfortable. Before I picked it up, they installed the high dollar glass windshield and rear window. Shortly after getting it home, the windshield started to show cracks at two different mounting spots. This is with no offroading at all. Just temperature changes. Not getting anywhere with Polaris warranty.
Date published: 2019-02-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The good and the bag I bought the general 1000 the beginning of this year. I also drove the can Am commander driving the two side by side the general was a clear winner. The power of the general is clean and potent the suspension is good but more work than hard play ground clearance is good stock tiers perform exselent seating is comfortable. Plastic on body dose not a line well lots of openings that need protection to keep mud and rocks from damaging critical parts like the battery, fule tank and radiator. Over all an exselent machine but for the money should not need to buy extra protection for basic things like battery, fule tank and radiator.
Date published: 2019-05-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from polaris general with ride command I've only got a half a tank of fuel ran thru it since I bought it in feb. right off the showroom floor the screen for the ride command wouldn't light up, at all. Should have been a clue. They think they have it fixed this time. HERES HOPING. The stereo does not recognize my ipod in Bluetooth or hooked to the usb port also has no aux port for my serius radio. Needs more clearance the one ride I went on it hit the bottom so many times my grandson said I think we better stop an see if we still have a muffler. He's 6 an we were in a 2 seater. Very disapointed
Date published: 2019-05-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hoo Rah Almost perfect! Unit has plenty of power, ride is very good, seats are very comfortable. My only complaints is the roof doesn't go out even or past the doors, so when it rains it will still come in on you. I would like to see either a molded drip rail that would extend out even with the doors or a wider roof with drip rail built in. And my other issue is the fenders, they are practically useless as far as keeping mud and wet limerock etc from spraying all over the sides and in the cab.
Date published: 2019-01-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great machine I’ve had it out just about every weekend for the last two months. Coming from owning a 2014 can am maverick this is a change but I needed a bed Keeps up in trails with other sxs on the market and the rzrs. Yard work the bed really comes in handy for gravel and firewood. Comfortable seats. Doors are an add plus. Corner is okay. Wish there was a selectable power steering like can am has. Drain plugs on the floor fall out easy. You will lose those first. The knock noise as it goes into gear before you press the gas is louder than I’d like but overall it’s a nice machine. I would recommend and have to friends and family
Date published: 2019-09-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Polaris General Flaws I purchased a Polaris General and on my first excursion - just a little trail ride for a wiener roast up in the mountains. A stick or rock kicked up and broke the drivers side front inner fender as they are just made of plastic. Replacing this is a very long and tedious effort for the average person. Took me about 15 hours, that is with some help and it is definitely a two person job in some spots. Worse than that there is no after market safety shield to add which makes me even angrier, also I completed the new purchase survey that Polaris sent me and was very up front about this, so much so I thought someone would contact me. I have not been contacted because this is in my opinion a serious safety flaw.
Date published: 2020-01-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from It is a nice feature I have it about 3 months & started using & trying to learn the whole system. I wish it would work with some of the other systems so it could be used like for the Onx map system to work together. Mine has some issues because it won't keep the mapping that start recording. Keeps deleting, The stereo keeps rising the volume but won't go back down when you let the engine idle back down. Keeps deleting my waypoints
Date published: 2018-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from General I bought this 2 months ago. Got the new automatic plow package and heater. The plow system doesn't fit right to activate the kickstand and was told I had to remove the front brush guard. Well that's not going to happen because the installation schematics all show the front brush guard on the machine. The heater works for a day at a time. The fuse was replaced once by the dealer. Brought it home in working order. 3 days later we got some snow so I fired up the General to do some plowing and the heater wasn't working again.
Date published: 2020-01-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best of both worlds I bought this unit because of the capabilities of work and play but have extremely enjoyed the trail riding capabilities it possesses on the trails with the load it can handle. I have been impressed with the power and the ride is comfortable in the seats. My wife and I have enjoyed our time together in our General. Price point is a little steep but I understand why. Overall I have been pleased with this unit. I am a little unhappy about the plastics on the machine not fitting together in some places but what can you do.
Date published: 2019-01-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great ride, missing attention to detail I have had the bike about 3 months now and pleased overall with the ride, comfort and performance. What I have not liked was the minor issues I have been having, for example; The door don't fit right and rattle all the time, the dump box is the same. The shift indicator came off when away on a long run and could only drive in low, replaced a $2 clip and was back in business. When assembled at the dealership not all bolts were tight and had to torque all the bolts. The belt also made a lot of clunking noise, not sure if this is because of break in but sounds ruff.
Date published: 2019-11-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mediocre This Polaris continues to exhibit poor fit and finish on the body panels and the seats (upholstery is sub par) -The doors rattle and there are a lot of other creeks and rattles coming from the chassis. Parts are too expensive and I believe the completion is going to win out. In addition the stereo will not allow a blue tooth connection to our I pod . Over all the unit is below average in my opinion. ALSO _ the wheel wells are dirt traps - why these areas do not have a liner and larger wheel flares is beyond be - the unit slings mud and water everywhere instead of deflecting it away fro the passenger compartment
Date published: 2019-09-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome My second side by side and supper happy with it, my only issue is on the ride command system, the GPS doesn't have off road maps or topo maps available. Why have a off road vehicle and not have off road mapping
Date published: 2018-08-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Josh beitel This is an amazing machine I have owned multiple side by sides and nothing compares to this machine There are few features that need addressed: The speaker that is mounted has no bass so everything you listen to is high pitch which is very frustrating The drain caps in the floor I have 2 of them that pop out regularly when I have guesses riding with boots I am using this machine to hunt and travel from spot to spot When u hit water and it comes up thru a drain plug hole that’s frustrating I love the power great versatility for this hybrid machine
Date published: 2019-01-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Nice Ride, overheats if in mud We bought this in April, took it for a trail ride, ran smooth until we went thru mud and sand. Since then we have brought it in twice to be cleaned because it keeps overheating!
Date published: 2018-07-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from power, traction and handling super My cousin and I bought a pair of these about two months ago and we are glad we did. I hoped it would deliver the Polaris reliability and so far so good. Haven't put enough hours on it yet to give it a good review but I really like it so far. One thing I can say is that it climbs better than my polaris 800 sportsman quad. These things are unbelievable. The bed is large enough that we can store all of our gear for a day ride without problem. The EPS steering is the only way to go on these.
Date published: 2020-02-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good machine overall. Bought a 2020 general 1000 EPS deluxe. This is my first SxS. Overall I am pleased. I do not have the 12 inches of ground clearance that is advertised, more like 10 1/2. I can clear most obstacles that I am encountering. The ride is great and more than enough power. It does have a lot of rattles but I am finding most and eliminating them. Mostly doors and brakes. Very comfortable interior. The vehicle came with the front end out of alignment, will have dealer look at it. Added some nice accessories. Fender flares are a must. the Polaris flares installed easily and do a great job and fit and look great.
Date published: 2020-09-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastic!! My wife and I bought the General to replace our 800 XP Ranger. Our Ranger was a 2010 model and served us very well. We wanted to get something that was more trail friendly on longer rides, but still offered us the utility use around our property. When we first took it out on a short ride we notice that the ride was much smoother and the power was awesome!! The color we picked set it apart from most UTV's in our area. We had a heater and stereo installed when we made our purchase and both have made a big difference. The heater works well and to best sum it up a warm and happy wife makes for a happy husband. The power and comfort of this machine has everything I was looking for and more in our upgrade. I wish that I would have upgraded sooner.
Date published: 2019-10-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Love the bike. Not the Polaris Company Love my bike but Polaris warranty isnt worth a ”flip”!! Water got in the clutch housing and long story short I needed a new clutch and belt. They wouldn’t warranty it because of the water that got in it. What are these bikes made for?? To sit in the garage or be used. Why not make the housing for the belt actually seal worth a “flip” so water couldn’t get in so easily. Y’all make it so it don’t deal up properly and then don’t cover it if water gets inside.
Date published: 2020-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Everything we wanted We actually went into the dealer with the intent of buying two Sportsman ATV's. I had wanted to get a Ranger for some time and we both were not keen on the RZR because it just seemed only trail focused. My girlfriend saw the general and jumped right into the drivers seat. So as they say the rest is history, we went home with the General that day. We love it for the trails. For working around the property. I am looking forward for Ice Fishing season to start. I will eventually put tracks on it for winter time use.
Date published: 2020-07-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reverse headlight and winch switch location Please As a lot of the trails we run at night have buggies going both ways, the need to switch from highly to low beams often is real. Getting my hand down between the small space between the door and steering wheel while moving can be tricky. Moving the witch rocker to the left of the wheel makes more sense as we don’t use that while moving and the head light will then be with the other rocker switches so we can power down the other lights all in the same place/motion. Off not that, then Don’t wrap the harness in such a way that we can’t relocate ourselves. Please find a better air intake solution/location than above the wheel on the side! Most of us don’t drive straight up rivers, we need to cross them, so having the air intake broadside to the current seems silly. My RZR has it between the seats at shoulder height. So the General is supposedly the best of both worlds, it missed the common sense of air intake and rocker switch location. In the accessories area, please come out with a full door solution with a real window solution. Your option now wants me to fold the window forward. Anyone who rides wooded trails will figure out quickly that the window will trap branches and be torn off in short order. Real storage options in the cab please! I don’t baby my General and it hasn’t let me down yet, just need to address the fit and finish issues so I don’t regret not gonna with the CanAm.
Date published: 2018-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Have now owned our General for about 4 months, it is simply the best side by side I’ve ever used. Capable of all mud, trails, and use around camp that we have tried. On the recent Lewis County Buck Run I pulled two other ATVs out that we’re stuck after running circles around them in the muck. It throws you back in the seat when you floor it and goes up and down every angle we have tried. My 14 year old step-daughter handles it with ease. If I had one complaint it would be the number of small areas all around the bottom and back that simply fill with mud and are obnoxious to clean.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love this side by side! My husband purchased this for me for mother’s day and we both completely agree that it’s was the best fit for everything we wanted. I love that the full high doors come stock, love all of the accessory options. We have 3 kids so we opted for a bench seat in the back and it’s so nice to have them harnessed up! Surprising to me we’ve actually used the gps quite a bit riding out on forest service land to see where different trails end up and finding new ways back to the truck. We love the sound bar and it was a big selling point for us! Love this machine and would definitely recommend
Date published: 2019-08-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok machine doors suck I bought the General 8 months ago. Fairly happy, constantly have to adjust the doors where we can ether get into or out for the cab. Wish the dump was easier to close.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Poor quality Within 2 weeks of buying a new unit the front axle broke. Polaris covered it but it was still in the shop for 2 weeks. Now one side of tailgate doesn’t latch and high beam switch won’t stay on. The unit has 20 hours on it and we only ride around on our 150 acres and don’t ride hard. For 24k it’s not worth the money.
Date published: 2019-08-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and Sporty! I initially resisted the idea of going to a General because I liked the trail manners and over all capability of my RZR Trail 50". Then I drove my cousin's new General and was so impressed with it's handling, fit and finish, and power to weight I knew I wanted one. Before I even had a chance to comment to my wife ( who was riding with shotgun) she turned to me and said" We have got to get one of these!" So, pretending she had to twist my arm, we made the switch and I couldn't be happier!.
Date published: 2020-08-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from GPS Purchased in December as of June have 400 miles on it, drivers door wont open from out side having issues with bearings going bad.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Happy with purchase Happy with everything but the fit of the plastic body panels. ( doors separating and panels on dump bed separated)
Date published: 2018-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We Upgraded Our Ride My wife and I have been riding Can Am’s for the past 10+ years. Two months ago our son talked us into updating our rides to a side-by-side. We looked at all the brands starting with the Can Am’s and found the Polaris General the eases to get in and out of with the best ride and power. We made it street legal and soon it became our go to ride for around town. We added a home made head liner with some sound proofing to the back fire wall. Now it’s a real nice ride. Our friends who have other brands say our ride is so much better, the next one they are getting will be a Polaris.
Date published: 2019-09-05
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Customer Reviews

GENERAL 1000 Deluxe RIDE COMMAND Edition

Starting at $23,499 US MSRP

For those who want to go all-in on adventure and require leading technology and connectedness. Equipped with industry-exclusive RIDE COMMAND GPS Technology and Rockford Fosgate® Stage 3 audio tuned for the off-road. Standard upgrades include sport roof, smooth riding and easily adjustable FOX® shocks and convex rear-view mirror.

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GENERAL XP 1000 Deluxe

Starting at $23,699 US MSRP

XP is the world’s most capable crossover side-by-side. With a 64” stance, 30” Pro Armor tires, high clearance A-arms and Walker Evans Velocity shocks, it will elevate your off-road experience and take you on adventures that break new ground.

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GENERAL XP 1000 Deluxe RIDE COMMAND Edition

Starting at $25,699 US MSRP

XP is the world’s most capable crossover side-by-side with leading technology and connectedness. Equipped with industry-exclusive RIDE COMMAND GPS Technology and Rockford Fosgate® Stage 3 audio. Standard features include 64” stance, 30” Pro Armor tires, high clearance A-arms and Walker Evans Velocity shocks, it will elevate your off-road experience and take you on adventures that break new ground.

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4-Seat

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GENERAL 4 1000 Premium

Starting at $22,699 US MSRP

Equipped with more sport performance and versatility ready for you and your crew straight from the factory. Added features include adjustable FOX® shocks, 27" Maxxis Coronado tires with 14" rally wheel, high-intensity LED headlights, low-profile sport bumper, and recovery-ready pulling power of the 4,500-LB Polaris HD Plus winch.

2019 Polaris GENERAL® 4 1000 Matte White Metallic is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 192.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun times I bought this about 3 months ago love it. Accept last time I went on a ride it bogged down and the engine light came on, needless to say I wound up taking it home and finishing out my day by riding my mother in laws Kawasaki terrex.
Date published: 2018-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great family and friends toy Have been on a few 8-10 hour rides and it is comfortable and fun. I like the fact that you can talk to the passengers because it is not loud. My firstUTV I bought I traded in on this after 3 rides because of heat and noise.
Date published: 2019-02-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Real Review 300 miles Good fun machine. The family has had a great time. Polaris needs to work on Quality Control and some design issues. Gaps in doors pinch arms and dust comes through parts that come apart creating gaps.
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Mechanical Issues! Purchased first of August. Had in shop a week later. Still have driveline balance issues and check engine light on. Going for second trip to shop in less than 3 months. Wish I purchased a CanAm
Date published: 2018-11-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect total package The only down side to the General 4 Ride Command is the maps. Polaris needs to partner with a map company or allow for an upload of topo maps. The GPS is worthless outside my neighborhood.
Date published: 2018-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable, and great service I bought this in February and I'm so glad I did. I am able to go riding and take the wife and dogs, both in comfort and style. I also love the fact there are so many things that I can add to it, to make it my own. It handles great, and goes everywhere anybody else does with ease. I have had a couple issues with it which my dealer, in Dunbar WV, took immediate care of. My wife now loves to go riding with me. Awesome machine.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from capable, smooth, quiet First 4 wheeler I have owned. Purchased for trail riding with grandchildren and farm use. Very capable, smooth, and quiet. Recently completed Colorado trip riding in mountains, and the Polaris gave me the confidence to explore remote areas I would never have considered in a less reliable UTV. Navigation system and cameras are very helpful. Bed is large enough to use for chores. Perfect combination of fun and utility for me.
Date published: 2018-08-02
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Awesome machine! We were hesitant to buy the General 4 just because of the price. It's a lot of money! After about 3 months of ownership I can say we are very happy with our choice to get one. Gregg at Roseville Motosports helped the decision by giving us a great deal! We have 450 miles on it in 3 months and are loving every minute. The only complaint I have is this machine should come stock with taller tires for more ground clearance.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great features and very comfortable. Lots of room Love this machine. Lots of power and unbelievably smooth riding. The whole family loves it. Can take my 2 boys with and with a cooler in the back we can ride all day.
Date published: 2018-12-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Better than the rest! I have had the experience of driving a lot of different brands as well as models on a working ranch in Colorado. With the upgraded suspension on the 2018 General... it is by far the smoothest, most powerful UTV around. It has more power than the other brands with 1000cc models and is still quieter. I cant find much indent like about this machine. Just make a better upper door kit and this will be the perfect machine.
Date published: 2018-11-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Constantly needs work Been on three rides since I bought this machine and had to cut both of them days short due to mechanical problems.
Date published: 2019-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing machine all around!! We bought this machine 3 months ago and we are very happy with our purchase!! We have put it through the test in the sand, snow, mud, rocks and dirt! It has surpassed all of our expectations!! The dump utility bed is a huge plus for our extra gear or work tools. Plenty if power and awesome suspension!! I have recommended this machine to a few people and they bought the same machine, just couldn’t resist!
Date published: 2018-10-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Versatile vehicle Bought this for the whole family. Great crossover between ranger and razor. Sporty but still a workhorse.
Date published: 2020-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from comfortable ride its a very nice unit, could have a little higher ground clearance, maybe a few more factory accessories.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Great I've had this u it for 3 months out of the three months I've gotten to use it 3-4 times, it's been in the shop for over 2 months this is a poor way to start out with a new unit, parts that were suppose to be under warranty are but they have stretched out the repair so long that it's taken all the new and excitement out of mine and my family purchase, but the unit itself when running is very enjoyable!
Date published: 2019-01-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great UTV Very comfortable great ride only owned it a few months can't say anything on reliability yet.
Date published: 2018-11-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Top of the Line This Polaris will go anywhere!!! Friends have Can Am and have trouble seeing the trail
Date published: 2018-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from power and ride love the machine has room for whole family to enjoy trail riding
Date published: 2019-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best hybrid I bought this five months ago and love it. I have outfitted with Polaris widows, mirrors, horn and front bumper. I decided on the General due to it's great back seat room while maintaining a ride close to the Rzr. My main need now is a soft roof. I am quite tall so I prefer riding without a roof but would like one packed along in the event of in climate weather while on the trails.
Date published: 2018-06-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Polaris General is a great machine This is a great piece of equipment. We use it mainly for hunting. There isn't a hill I wanted to climb that I couldn't so far. My only wish is that it was a little quieter. I understand it's a 1000. So it would be a huge challenging to make it produce souch power and little noise. But I also think that could give a opinion to the consumer for this.
Date published: 2018-08-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Family Fun We moved to southern Nevada and just had to join the "cult" of side by side families. No regrets. We are able to go out and reach places that nobody else is. We enjoy packing the General and heading out for a quick overnight camp or even a few days. I will say this. I didn't want to learn the hard way, so a helpful sales person who could explain the "must haves", just in case. Spare tires, spare belt (and a tutorial on how to change it), how to drive on particular terrain and a few others. Thank you, George C
Date published: 2020-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I was looking for I bought this General 4 1000 to replace the two RZR XPs that we had. Prior to the RZRs we had 2 different Ranger XPs. The Ranger was too much utility and not enough sport, and the RZRs were too much sport and not enough utility. The General is a perfect mix of both sport and utility. The 100 HP ProStar engine fits the bill perfectly too.
Date published: 2018-03-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought this because I was previously using a Kawasaki and the cabin noise was very loud. Friends of ours all have Polaris and it came highly recommended. We decided on the General for the trunk bed feature. Very happy with our purchase. Cabin is quiet compared to Kawasaki. Handles and rides great on the trails.
Date published: 2019-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 2019 General 1000 4 amazing Our current sxs is a 2006 Rhino. It was difficult to spend double the price since our last purchase but we are glad we did. Amazing machine for trail riding. We spent thousands on accessories to add additional creature comfort and are looking forward to taking it for overnight camping with friends and family.
Date published: 2019-11-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Family Fun My wife and I decided to buy our General this summer before a family trip to the mountains and couldn’t have been happier we did. All 4 of us fit comfortably and safely in the General, and it had the capability to maneuver thru any and all terrain we encountered.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Product I bought this vehicle to ride more around home and to work. I own several Polaris vehicles 2 razors an ace,and atv. The only thing that disappoints me is the warranty Polaris needs to be proud of the quality and back it up longer than a few months.
Date published: 2019-02-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome S X S We bought our G4 so the whole family can ride. Our handicapped son really loves being included in the fun. I have his seat set up with a 5 point harness so he’s strapped in very securely. We are all enjoying our new toy!!!!
Date published: 2019-06-04
Rated 2 out of 5 by from poorly made This thing is just a raddletrap,the doors are junk and the roll cage makes so much noise it will drive you up the wall, very disapointed with the seats,all and all should of kept are other side by side.
Date published: 2020-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love it! Bought the General in December. Main reason is we go on long rides and want the extra storage in the rear bed. We can put tons of stuff back there. Plus it will fit my family of 5 comfortably. Love it!
Date published: 2019-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Ride We have been riding in our General since end of June and have loved everyone. We rode it hard for the first few trips to find any flows and found a few; nothing with the motor or under structure, only superficial. We were able to change drive belt ourselves (must have right tools) and add accessories, with some modifications. After all this, we have enjoyed our outdoor experiences immensely, mountain trails, desert, even an old side hill stagecoach trail. Very happy with our purchase.
Date published: 2020-09-04
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