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How to drive a polaris ranger



"How to drive a Polaris Ranger?" This seems an easy question to answer, but it's worth going into detail as the Polaris Ranger has various features that make the overall driving experience better. Polaris off-road vehicles include All-Wheel Drive (AWD), which's controlled from an AWD switch. This is true not only for the Polaris Ranger but for other Polaris vehicles, including the Polaris RZR and Polaris General models.

The AWD Switch

The All-Wheel Drive switch has three positions, which are:

  • All-Wheel Drive

  • Differential lock or Two Wheel Drive (2WD)

  • Off (1WD or Turf Mode)


For 2WD, the Polaris Ranger 570 driver should press and release the top of the switch; this is to toggle through the various drive mode options; for several seconds, the information is displayed in the centre of the gauge.

To select the last option, one presses and then releases the bottom of the switch.

Whenever the switch is released, whatever drive mode is displayed in the centre is the active driving method.

All-Wheel Drive engagement