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RANGER Crew 570 Full Size Vs. Kawasaki Mule Pro-Fxt

• 17% better rear wheel power to weight ratio
• RANGER’s ProStar hard-mounted transmission and engine allows for more efficient power delivery to the rear wheels

• RANGER features On-Demand True AWD vs. Mule Pro-FXT’s limited slip front differential.
• Mule only sends power to one front wheel in 4WD
• Mule is a paltry 264 lbs. (120 kg) heavier!

Comfort and Convenience
• 31 gallons (118 L) vs. 2.5 (10.5 L) gallons of storage volume
• Get in and ride. No time wasted transforming a bed and no transformer parts reliability to worry about down the road
• Full-time 6-passenger mode and 1,000 lbs. (454 kg) payload – PRO-FXT requires you sacrifice passengers or payload
• Comfortable contoured bench seating vs. Mule’s flat bench seat
• More efficient and easier to utilize tilting dump box – operate from either side of the vehicle v. PRO-FXT’s more time-consuming setup

• 15% more front and rear suspension travel – 10 inches vs. 8.7 inches (25.4 cm vs. 22 cm)

Fuel Efficiency
• 35% more fuel efficient!
--> 28 mpg vs. 19 mpg
--> (12 km/L vs. 8 km/L)
• 114 miles (183 km) more range on a tank of fuel

• RANGER® outsells all utility SxS 4 to 1. Industry-proven technology, quality, and consumer driven development
• Poly box doesn’t rust and is Lock & Ride ready
• RANGER sets the standard in customization with the industry-exclusive ProFit cab integration and easy-to-install Lock & Ride accessories.

RANGER Crew 570 Full Size Vs. Kawasaki Mule Pro-Fxt​
RANGER Crew 570 Full-Size

Rear Wheel HP: ProStar 28 HP
Drivetrain Efficiency: 70% ✔
Wet weight (5 gal./19 L fuel): 1,626 lbs. (738 kg) ✔
Weight / RWHP: 58 lbs (26 kg)/ HP ✔
Fuel Efficiency / 25 MPH (40 km/h): 28 mpg (12 km/L) ✔
Fuel Efficiency / 40 MPH (64 km/h): 28 mpg (12 km/L) ✔
Fuel Capacity: 10 gal. (37.9 L) ✔
Top Speed: 46 MPH (74 km/h) ✔
0-30 MPH (48 km/h) acceleration: 5.1 seconds ✔
Suspension Travel F/R: 10 in. (25.4 cm) / 10 in. (25.4 cm) ✔
Storage volume: 31 gal (119 L) ✔
Air inlet height: 36.3 in (92 cm) ✔
Clutch inlet height: 36.3 in (92 cm) ✔
Tailgate functionality: Center mount truck latch ✔
Tilting functionality: Hand actuated lever / gas assist ✔
ProFit Customization: Yes ✔

Kawasaki Mule™ Pro-Fxt EPS

Rear Wheel HP: 28 HP
Drivetrain Efficiency: 60%
Wet weight (5 gal./19 L fuel): 1,890 lbs (857.3 kg)
Weight / RWHP: 68 lbs (31 kg)/ HP
Fuel Efficiency / 25 MPH (40 km/h): 21 mpg (9 km/L)
Fuel Efficiency / 40 MPH (64 km/h): 19 mpg (8 km/L)
Fuel Capacity: 7.9 gal. (29.9 L)
Top Speed: 44 MPH (71 km/h)
0-30 MPH (48 km/h) acceleration: 5.6 sec
Suspension Travel F/R: 8.7 in. (22 cm) / 8.7 in. (22 cm)
Storage volume: 2.5 gal (9.46 L)
Air inlet height: 31.5 in (80 cm)
Clutch inlet height: 32 in (81 cm)
Tailgate functionality: 2 side latches
Tilting functionality: Unhook 2 side latches / tilt roof / gas assist
ProFit Customization: No

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I own a new 570 with 44 hp and drove/operated a Mule PROFXT recently. In my opinion, the mule is a heavy (1800 lb unit), well-designed for proportionally more work vs. play, but the power is there as it comes with a smooth running 812 cc, inline 3 cylinder and rated at 48 hp. Chances are the engine is tuned down from what it could be given the nice powerplant. I do believe the Mule is evolving but continues to show more features for work with some play vs. a much more different blend for Polaris and believe both have a place.

Given my needs today, I would not simply overlook the Mule as I would have in the past as they appear to be moving in a refreshing direction.
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