2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Specs and Review 2022

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500: 2007 marked the second year for the X2 trims as well as it also introduced the Active Descent Control feature of the Polaris Sportsman 500. 

Since the introduction of the line at the time of the 1996 model year, the quad has seen many improvements – all for the enjoyment and benefit of Polaris customers.

 Sportsman 500

This 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 makes up Polaris the most popular and most popular ATV series. 

The Sportsman 500’s second-passenger seat that morphs and dump box that is multi-functional, customizable All-Wheel Drive System, and innovative Electronic Fuel Injection underscore the advantages of this specially-designed quad.

New and innovative features, a tested and proven design, and a focus on consumer models – all of these make the Sportsman family its name as”the “The World’s Toughest ATV.” Learn all this and more through this article on the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500.

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500

Unrivaled in Versatility

As a top model in terms of safety and flexibility, The 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 is known not to compromise any field in terms of performance off the road. 

With the exception of full-on side-by-sides, there’s no other 4×4 model that can carry a huge load and safely transport more than one person in a forest trail. 

This is a true all-purpose vehicle – it could turn into your everyday workhorse as well as an adventure companion or rescue vehicle whenever you require it and will deliver the same efficiency, no matter the purpose.

Trims

The eight trims released in 2007 perfectly exemplify the range of options offered by the legendary four-wheeler. Based on their needs you can select either a standard or deluxe model of any trim. 

The single-seater or X2 model is ideal for the adventurous type. Here’s a complete listing of the Sportsman 500s that were released in 2007:

Trim Model
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection, Standard) A07MH50AX/AY/AZ/AQ
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection, Deluxe) A07MN50AL/AF
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (Electronic Fuel Injection, International) A07MH50FC
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (EFI, Limited Edition) unknown
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI (EFI, Browning Hunter Edition) unknown
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI (EFI, Two-Up, Standard) A07TH50AU/AZ/AQ
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI (EFI, Two-Up, Deluxe) A07TN50AF
2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI (EFI, Two-Up, International) A07TH50EA

The utility quads come with numerous accessories, from gun scabbards, snowplows, and snowplows to utility trailers and recovery winches such as KFI Combo Kit A3000 Winch and Winch Mount (view on Amazon). 

In addition, features exclusive to Polaris like Active Descent Control, On-Demand AWD/2WD Drive System, and The Lock & Ride attachment system make the Sportsman model an edge over other models. 

The 4×4 generally has mostly favorable reviews from 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 reviews from the people who follow it. 

There is one exception: certain owners and fans consider the steel painted wheels to be too utilitarian, and the car’s overall design lacks a sense of glitz.

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Specs & Features

Polaris Sportsman 500

Engine

The primary differences between two-seater and single-seater versions are the list price, the compression pressure, and the fuel tank capacity. The other specifications for engines are the same for all models.

Identification 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Model Type Utility ATV Utility ATV
Base MSRP (US) $6,999 $7,899
Engine Type Fuji Single-cylinder
Engine Stroke 4-stroke
Cooling System / Capacity Liquid (2.5 US quarts/2.4 liters)
Valves / Configuration 4/OHV
Valves per Cylinder 4
Bore-Stroke Ratio 92 x 75 mm (3.62 x 2.96 inches)
Displacement 499 cm3 (30.4 ci3)
Compression Ratio 10.2:1
Compression Pressure 50-90 psi w/ compression release 60-90 psi w/ compression release
Fuel System Electronic Fuel Injection
Fuel Type Leaded or unleaded gasoline
Fuel Capacity / Requirement 4.1 US gallons (15.6 liters) of PON 87 minimum or 89 (oxygenated) 6 US gallons (22.7 liters) of PON 87 minimum or 89 (oxygenated)
Fuel Filter 10 micron in-line, 30-micron in-tank (non-replaceable)
Fuel Injector / Controller Visteon VP5U1U-12A650-AA
Fuel Injector Size 39 mm
Fuel Pump (in Tank Assembly) 25 liters/hour @ 39 psi
Lubrication Pressurized Dry Sump
Exhaust System Single-pipe, USFS-approved

Lubrication

The capacity of oil of 2 US quarts/1.9 L of SAE 0.W-40 Polaris Premium Synthetic Lubricant or equivalent. Be aware that other types of oil could mean you need to make regular oil adjustments.

Drivetrain

A fully automated Polaris Variable Transmission with a one-way compound EBS clutch system is able to handle the power. Therefore, X2, as well as Deluxe models, use identical belts (PN 3211113). 

Trims for X2 have a 3-position AWD thumb switch located on the right handlebar, which also has “Turf” mode.

Transmission 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Transmission Type Drum shift (H/L/N/R/P)
Clutch Type PVT (standard models)
PVT w/ EBS (deluxe models)
PVT w/ EBS
Primary Drive (Front/Rear Wheel) Shaft / Belt
Transmission Capacity 32 oz. / 948 ml
Front Gearcase Capacity – CH 8.97 oz. / 265 ml (Centralized Hilliard)
Front Gearcase Capacity – ADC 9.3 oz. / 275 ml (Active Descent Control)
Gear Ratio 23.91:1 – low
21.74:1 – rev
10.57:1 – high
3.82:1 – front drive
Belt 3211113 (EBS models)
3211077 (non-EBS models)
3211113 (EBS models)

Ignition

In 2007, the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 base and X2 models come with different settings for the timing of the ignition. 

Similar to its engine, everything else electrically is shared, which includes the 12V 30 Ah 385-CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) battery with dimensions of 6.60 x 4.96 6.88 x 6.88 inches (168 in x 126 in x 175 mm – L W and H) that is located beneath the tank. 

If stored properly new batteries should last between 6 and 8 months. Check the condition of your battery regularly and fully charge the battery prior to storage in order to prolong its shelf life.

Electrical 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Starter Electric / Recoil
Alternator Output 350 watts @ 6,000 RPM
Ignition System DC-CDI Ignition 
Ignition Timing 13° ± 3 BTDC @ 1,150 RPM 10° ± 1 BTDC @ 1,150 RPM
Spark Plug / Gap NGK BKR6E, 0.036 inches (0.9 mm)
Battery / AMP HR Lead-acid, 30 Ah (YTX30L-BS variants)
Circuit Breakers Switched power, fuel pump, ignition coil, accessory power – 10 amp
Fan – 12 amp ECU – 15 amp
Lights – 20 amp
Instrument Cluster Analog speedometer w/ LCD, Digital Odometer, Tachometer, Twin Tripmeter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet

Tires & Brakes

Front and rear wheels on standard and deluxe trims are fitted with an all-terrain tire (26 8-12 x 26 11-12). 

They’re a tenth of an inch more than the ones on two-seater models. However, X2 models have dual hydraulic discs for all fours, and the base and deluxe models come with a single disc on the rear. 

Similar to other Polaris all-terrain cars, the manufacturer recommends only using the DOT 3 brake fluid when making repairs or assembling brakes. This will help prevent the growth of rubber parts.

Wheels, Tires & Brakes 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Wheel Composition Cast aluminum (deluxe), Steel (base)
Wheel Size / Pattern – Front 12 x 6 / 4-156
Wheel Size / Pattern – Rear 12 x 8 / 4-156
Front Tire (Full Spec) Polaris PXT 26 X 8-12 (deluxe) Titan 26 X 8-12 (base) Polaris PXT 25 X 8-12
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Polaris PXT 26 X 11-12 (deluxe) Titan 26 x 11-12 (base) Polaris PXT 25 X 11-12
Recommended Air Pressure 5 psi (34.47 kPa/0.35 kg-f/cm2)
Brake – Front Dual hydraulic discs
Brake – Rear Single hydraulic disc Dual hydraulic discs

Suspension

There’s a slight difference in the wheel travel of the rear between two-seaters and base models. 

In addition, the turning radius is increased by 17 inches on models with X2 because of the longer wheels and length overall.

This makes the ride more stable even on steep downhills. There’s still no rebound damping on both and rear shocks, though the rear shocks are adjustable in preload.

Suspension 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Front Suspension Type A-arm / MacPherson Strut
Front Travel 8.2 inches/208 mm
Rear Suspension Type Progressive-rate independent coil (IRS) over shocks
Rear Travel 9.5 inches/241 mm 8.75 inches/222 mm
Shock Preload Adjustment (Front/Rear) Front – Non-adjustable, Rear – Ratchet style (standard)
Front Central Suspension Strut / Stabilizer Bar No / No
Number of Rear Shock Absorbers 2 (non-air-adjustable)
Toe Out 0.0625 inches/0.159 mm
Turning Radius (Unloaded) 65 inches/165.1 cm 82 inches/208 cm (unlocked)

Dimensions

The towing capacities of 1225 lbs/555.6 Kg and a hitch of the tongue with a weight of around 120 lbs/54.4 Kg will remain the same for all trims. 

The rear capacity is greater for X2 models however it shouldn’t exceed 400lbs/181 Kg when paired with the tongue weight.

Technical Specifications 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Overall Dimensions (L x W x H) 83 x 48 x 48 inches
(2,110 x 1,220 x 1,220 mm)
93 x 48 x 48 inches
(2,360 x 1,220 x 1,220 mm)
Length 6.92 ft 7.75 ft
Wheelbase 50.5 inches/1,283 mm 57 inches/1,448 mm
Ground Clearance 11.25 inches/286 mm 11 inches/279 mm
Dry Weight 715 lbs/324 Kg 798 lbs/362 Kg
Payload Capacity (Front & Rear) 270 lbs/81.6 Kg 490 lbs/222.3 Kg
Towing Capacity 1,225 lbs/555.6 Kg
Tongue Weight 120 lbs/54.4 Kg
GVWR 1,200 lbs/544 Kg 1,500 lbs/680 Kg
Engine Displacement to Weight (CC) 0.69 0.63

Exterior

The SPIRIT body-style frame of the 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 is a Gen IV model. 

It comes with a medium-gloss black finish, and a plastic body material available in Sonic black/blue Sage Brush Green, Black/Fire Red as well as Mossy Oak New Break-Up Brand camo (for the Browning Hunter Edition). 

The Limited Edition Sportsman 500s were offered for purchase in Stealth Black, Sunset Red, and Stone Beige. 

In addition to being convertible, X2 models included extra features and add-ons not found in the basic models. The Polaris Sportsman ATV Storage & Transport Cover (view on Amazon) can be an excellent way to shield your ATV from rain, sun, and dirt.

Exterior 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 EFI 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 X2 EFI
Frame / Body Style Steel/Spirit
Body Material Composite
Hand Grips Standard
Floor Board Location Driver Driver and Passenger
Brush Guard No
Light Guard No
Radiator Guard No
Front/Rear Fender Standard
Front/Rear Bumper Standard
Handlebars Standard
Bash Plate (Front) Yes
Rear Hitch Type Receiver
Rear Rack Extension No (base), Yes (deluxe)
Rear Work Lights No (base), Yes (deluxe)
Winch No (base), Yes (deluxe)
Cargo Bed Tilt / Material N/A Yes
Front Storage Well Standard
Rear Storage Well Standard
Seat Type / Material One Piece, Vinyl (non-adjustable) One Piece, Vinyl
Seat Location Driver Driver and Passenger
Folding No Yes
Seat Height 33.8 inches/857 mm 34 inches/863.6 mm
Number of Seats 1 2
Backrest Type N/A Fixed
Lumbar Adjustment N/A No
Grab Rail or Strap N/A Standard

Lighting

Dual low-beam lights of 37-watts mounted on the grille placed on the front fenders, as well as a 50-watt aft headlight, offer superior light distribution. 

The lighting package also includes the 8.26-watt brake lighting, 26.9-watt taillight, 13-watt work lights (for premium models), and single-warning light indicators. 

You can also replace the standard Halogen lights with LED versions such as Nilight’s 9-inch 9200LM 96W Round Spot Lights (view on Amazon) to improve visibility.

On-Demand AWD/2WD Drive System

This feature is activated by an adjustment located on the right handlebar. It lets the front axles engage whenever rear wheels are unable to traction and stop when the reverse occurs. 

Models with X2 have an adjustable lockable differential that has an additional position for the “Turf” mode, allowing only one rear wheel to function as the drive wheel. Two-wheel drive and “Turf” modes are excellent for walking on rough and slippery surfaces, while AWD is best for deep snow, mudrocks, and sand.

Lock & Ride Cargo System

From 2004, this rack system that does not require tools has been improved in both appearance and performance. 

It permits riders to connect or remove rear cargo boxes whenever they require access to the utility racks made of composite. It improves the capacity of luggage which makes it a suitable vehicle for daily adventures.

Active Descent Control

For ADC-equipped Sportsman 500s the system is able to provide engine brakes to all four wheels on a descent. 

The reservoir is located on an intake cap for the radiator. It is available in 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 deluxe trims only (applies to X2 and base models).

How Much Is a 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500?

The MSRP of the 2007 Sportsman model is $6,999 up to $8,799, with the more expensive model X2 being the most expensive. Its Mossy Oak Break-Up camo trims start at $7,399. 

With a cost of $1,750 added to the base price of your quad, you will get AM/FM radio that comes with an audio player, a CD player as well as power blades/plows, regular utility trailers, and a winch that is included in the package. These add-ons boost to 2007 the Polaris Sportsman 500 value to up to $10,549 – that’s excluding performance upgrades and custom components.

The auction listings of the car range between $1,400 and $4,250, with those above $3000 usually in good running and equipped with new tires and other performance parts. It is possible to get a limited edition 4×4 in near-perfect condition, equipped with utility equipment at this cost. 

When buying pre-loved vehicles be sure to check the history of the vehicle as well as its usage, and whether it was kept for a long time prior to being transferred to a buyer. In addition, you should be prepared to pay a few dollars to fix minor issues.

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Problems

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Problems

Clunking Noise

It is possible to hear this sound when you pull a holeshot. You may experience it from one week after you’ve started the use of your quad. 

This sound is typically caused by bushings that are not present or are completely gone and result in the washer bouncing off the top part of the bolt. 

In certain situations, the loud clunking sound may be caused by an error in the fuel gauge (where you have an empty tank, however, you are actually in reality, dry). 

The most serious scenario is that you’ll have to replace the entire fuel tank to solve the issue. This issue is very common and could occur to any person. Some people even consider it is the best way to know whether you purchased the wrong item.

Hot Check Engine Warning

This issue was first noticed in 2004.5 Polaris Sportsman 500 – the year that Polaris installed a modern electrical wiring structure to the 4×4. The following model years have seen similar issues, which generally relate to an ECM or rectifier/voltage fault. 

There is no way to truly check an ECM to determine if it is functioning properly. The only thing one can try is to bypass sensors surrounding it and pinpoint the possible cause by deduction. In the end, you’ll require help from a Polaris dealer.

Since symptoms can be a bit confusing, I suggest taking a look at your throttle free play when you first notice signs of the issue. Check whether it’s more than 1/16 inch at the bottom of your lever. 

If it is, then there’s an ETC switch that must be adjusted properly. Keep track of any trouble codes since they can aid in the procedure (although generally there aren’t any other error codes that are associated with this issue).

If you enjoy swimming in shallow waters, then an ignition wire might be soaked. If you think this is the case check the wire from your ignition plug to it. Check that both ends are properly seated and sealed. 

Check your radiator to rid of any obstructions, clogs, or other obstructions. In the last instance ensure that you are using a 2007 model that was not subject to the ECM recall that Polaris offered for earlier Sportsman models.

Erratic Idling

Alongside bogging, this is also one of the indicators that point to an overly rich mixture in the fuel system. 

Many possible reasons could be behind intermittent idling issues, such as the wrong adjustment of the throttle cable and dragging belts and valves that are tight, blocked spark plugs, and a malfunctioning sensor, to name just some. The cause may vary, but depending on the reason, you might need to address an electrical issue or repair certain parts.

TIP: Staying up to date with regular maintenance and keeping your vehicle in tip-top shape and with a good span after each use is not just how to can avoid the possibility of these issues but is also crucial to having the Sportsman. 

Always go through your owner’s guide and also the Polaris community for advice in keeping your four-wheeler in top riding in good condition.

About Polaris

Polaris Inc. is an American company that develops, produces, and sells off-road vehicles and motorcycles for utility and leisure usage. 

It is known as the pioneer of the snowmobile industry, the manufacturer of 2007’s Polaris Sportsman 500 began as a manufacturer of farm equipment prior to launching in 1956 the Sno Traveler, which helped to establish itself in the spotlight. 

Following its 1968 Textron, Inc. acquisition it was impossible for the company to move beyond upwards. 

The world has recognized Polaris as a major participant in the ATV world and is well-known for its revolutionary developments such as Electronic Fuel Injection and Independent Rear Suspension (IRS) as well as the production of the first U.S.-made ATV in 1985.

Conclusion – 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 Review

One of the primary reasons for the preference of the riding community to Sportsman 500 is its set of innovative features that are helpful when riding off-road. Thanks to EFI, ADC, AWD, and convertible trims evolving in the last two decades Off-roaders can be sure of relying on the 500-cc model. 

Polaris is bringing back it is Polaris Sportsman 500 for 2007 will only be good news for loyalists and consumers (and more classics from the past to keep and ride for today’s avid riders like we). The tradition from the Sportsman lineup, which prompted the creation of big-bore machines, surely will continue to be around forever.

Are Polaris Sportsman 500 any good?

The Sportsman 500 H.O. is a high-quality ATV by any standard. It has yet to do anything it wasn’t designed to do. And, just like most Sportsman owners, it will work every week and be ready for play any weekend.

How fast is a 2007 Polaris Sportsman 500?

The 500 efi should be between 60 and 65 mph. Mine is 67 mph at sea level.

Is a 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 HO fuel injected?

The 2008 Polaris Sportsman 500 got the same improvements it received a few years ago – Electronic fuel Injection and the ATP-adopted X2 construction. The vehicle’s past iterations have provided outstanding handling, versatility, and track-worthiness for potential owners.

Which is better ATV Honda or Polaris?

Honda is well-known for its reliability, ease of use, smooth ride, comfort, and skill. The Polaris glides better than the glass on rough terrain, has great power, an excellent EBS system, and is exceptionally comfortable to ride.

What year was the Polaris Sportsman 500 made?

The Revamped Best-Seller In response to complaints from customers that the quad felt underpowered, Polaris introduced the 2001 Polaris Sportsman 500. Engineers upgraded the original power engine to a High-put motor with this model.

How fast is a sportsman 570?

63 mph

The Sportsman 570 is powerful enough to handle many tasks such as hauling and towing. It can reach speeds of 63mph with 44 horsepower and take you safely and quickly to where you need it. Off-roaders will find exceptional value in the unshakeable grip and adequate power delivery.

Is a Polaris Sportsman 500 fuel injected?

The 2006 Polaris Sportsman 500 marked a new era in the history of ATVs. The legendary four-wheeler was once again a step ahead of its competitor’s thanks to its high-performance engine and more efficient Electronic fuel Injection system.

How do you tell what year my Polaris Sportsman 500 is?

The 10th character in the vehicle identification number is the. To determine the year model of your four-wheeler, use the 10th character.

2007 Polaris Sportsman 500 FAQ

1. What kind of oil does a Polaris Sportsman 500 take?

Polaris offers Premium 4 Synthetic, 0W40 for use as an engine oil because it is specifically designed to be compatible with Polaris four-cycle engines. It is a synthetic multi-viscosity, multi-viscosity engine oil that has good film strength across a broad temperature range of minus-40 and up to 120°F.

2. How much horsepower does a 2007 Polaris 500 have?

Its Outlaw 500 is powered by a 499cc, 50 horsepower single-cylinder engine, with a five-speed manual transmission. Both the 2006 and 2007 Polaris Outlaw 500 can tackle even the most challenging terrain.

3. What type of vehicle is a Polaris?

The Polaris line comprises ATVs as well as UTVs made for utility, recreational, and sport usage and has distinct brands for each of the types. ATVs are split into Sportsman models that are designed by Polaris for utility and recreational use as well as the ACE series is comprised of pure recreational models.

4. What kind of vehicle is a Polaris?

Polaris Inc. is an American manufacturer of snowmobiles, motorcycles as well as all-terrain vehicles, and electric vehicles for neighborhood use.

5. How do you tell what year a Polaris Sportsman 500 is?

Examine the 10th character in the number that identifies the vehicle. Make use of the 10th character to determine the year of manufacture of the four-wheeler.

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