HOW DOES THE PRICE COMPARE?
At $6999, the Ace 500 is the
lowest-priced adult-size machine in
Polaris’ line of Ace single-seaters.
The Ace 570 is $8499. The Ace 570
SP is $9999, and the Ace 900 XC is
$12,999. The lowest-priced RZR, the
RZR 570, is $10,299. For now, there
aren’t any single-seat UTVs from other
WHAT KIND OF UTV IS THE ACE 500?
The Ace is a trail-width sport UTV
with a small cargo bed and a 1.25-inch
trailer hitch. Its 48-inch width makes it
even more compact than 50-inch-wide
trail machines. It’s easy to transport in
a full-size pickup, so you don’t need a
trailer as with wider, larger UTVs.
The 500 is a new model for 2017.
Like other 2017 Aces, it has more
legroom, it’s easier to enter and exit,
has more storage in the cabin and new
WHAT POWERS IT?
A single-cylinder, 500cc, single-overhead-cam, four-valve engine.
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION DOES IT
A belt-type, fully automatic,
dual-range continuously variable
transmission. The transmission isn’t
equipped with an engine braking
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT
It has selectable 2WD/4WD with an
automatic-locking front differential. In
4WD the speed-sensitive differential
keeps the Ace in 2WD until the rear
wheels slip. The instant the front
differential detects rear-wheel slip,
the front differential locks and all four
wheels are driving.
HOW FAST IS IT?
It’s faster than you probably expect
a 500cc UTV to be. The 500 isn’t
massively powerful, but at 844 pounds
dry, it’s about 150 pounds lighter than
the smallest RZR, which doesn’t just
help acceleration, it does good things
for the handling and braking too.
HOW IS THE POWER DELIVERY ON THE
Fun and easy to use. The 500
makes the same 32 peak horsepower
as the original 325cc Ace, but with
more low and midrange power, so it
feels stronger and quicker in some
situations. The 500 pulls as soon as
you get into the throttle, so you don’t
need to keep the engine revving or
The new 500cc engine and a proven chassis with front and rear sway bars give the Ace 500
the power and stability to drift around turns.
The seating area is roomy enough for a
6-foot adult, and it’s easier to get in and out
of than a RZR. The seat and steering wheel
The Ace 500 is powered by an all-new, four-valve, single-overhead-cam engine. It has the same 32 peak horsepower as the original
Ace’s 325 with more low-end punch.
An access panel in the bed makes the air filter and oil-fill cap easy to