trails a treat rather than a challenge.
The light, responsive handling helps in
open terrain, too, because there are
always obstacles to avoid. With sway
bars front and rear, the XC corners
flat and slides predictably. It has the
planted, confidence-inspiring feel of a
HOW DOES IT HANDLE CHALLENGING
It’s ready for anything. The 4WD
system keeps the XC confidently
hooked up and in control in slippery or
sloppy conditions, and the GBC Dirt
Commander tires provide very good
grip in mixed terrain. We loved the
900 XC’s tight turning radius in narrow
canyons and stream beds, and the
unlockable rear differential makes extra-sharp turns possible.
HOW IS IT ON HILLS?
It’s confident on the way up and on
HOW ARE THE DETAILS?
the way down. The 900 has serious hill-
flattening power for long, steep climbs,
even in soft sand, and the 4WD system
puts the power to the ground well. On
the way down, powerful brakes and
the added control of engine braking
make sure you descend at the pace
Class-leading. The interactive digital
display is beyond what we expect in
a UTV, and the 900 XC is full of other
nicely done details. The seats are
comfortable and offer great support,
and the driver’s seat adjusts forward
and back. Sturdy doors open easily and
shut securely with no rattles. There are
convenient clean-out drains in the floor,
and the seat-belt mounts are positioned
to keep the belt from chafing your neck.
The XC also has power steering and
WHAT IS OUR FINAL ANSWER?
The RZR 900 XC offers a unique
blend of performance, stability,
maneuverability and technology. It’s
more than a mid-width UTV. For drivers
who need its special abilities, it’s the
best-equipped UTV of its kind. ❏
A roomy cabin and
make the XC a
great place to enjoy