zone, and they bottom easily on G-outs.
Damping isn’t adjustable, either—just
preload. If you’re going to be exploring
with a full load, crank up the preload at
all four corners to compensate.
HOW STRONG ARE THE BRAKES?
Plenty strong. Front dual-piston and
rear single-piston calipers haul the
27-inch GBC Dirt Commanders down
quickly, and stainless steel brake lines
have little flex. Feel at the pedal is great,
and the four-wheel disc brakes are
backed up by EBS and a Park mode in
WHAT ABOUT CREATURE COMFORTS?
They’re awesome. The General 4
has the most rear-passenger legroom,
a full-length rear grab bar, two cup
holders and a large storage bin with
a padded, grippy cover. Seats also
have grip covers with a stay-dry layer,
and the front seats are adjustable and
easily removable. Comfort and security
are high with four bucket seats, and
the tilt steering wheel is padded and
comfortable. There’s plenty of leg- and
elbowroom up front, too, and the
General’s dash has lots of storage space
and super-easy controls. A padded
upright on the wide console offers a
few hand-hold options for the navigator,
and the doors with inner liners are
comfortable as well. The rear doors only
have inner latch handles, while the front
doors have inner and outer openers.
The General 4 doesn’t come with a roof,
but the Lock & Ride Pro-Fit Sport roof is
WHAT’S OUR FINAL ANSWER?
Polaris was smart to introduce the
General last year and to follow it up
with the General 4 1000 EPS for 2017.
It has much better power, suspension
Like a Maverick, the General 4 has a dual-needle analog speedo and
tachometer combined with a digital LCD readout, and the whole pod tilts
with the tilt steering wheel. The digital odometer, trip meters, clock, fuel
level, speed and drive mode are all easy to read, and you can toggle to
rpm, coolant temperature or either trip meter with the right-side buttons.
A large glove box and cubby holes in the General’s dash provide a lot
of storage, and the dash center has blanks for accessory switches and
an audio system. The front-passenger grab-point is padded and large,
but we like the RZR 4 900’s T-bar better.
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