Ranger has on demand true all wheel drive. You can lock/unlock the rear differential or go AWD by pushing a button on the dash. It was on my 07 Ranger XP and is on my 08 RangerCrew. http://www.polarisindustries.com/en-us/Ranger/2008Navigation/700Series/XP/Pages/Comparison.aspx[/url:3gt6k5at]
Ranger = 9.0”/22.9 cm rear susp. travel
Rhino = 7.3”/18.5 cm rear susp. travel
Ranger = .0”/20.3 cm front susp. travel
Rhino = 7.3”/18.5 cm front susp. travel
Ranger = 11.0”/27.9 cm ground clear.
Rhino = 12.0”/30.5 cm ground clear.
about two weeks ago I went to my friends ranch. he had both the ranger and the rhino. both were nice, and you can’t go wrong with either choice. however, after riding around in both, i found that the ranger was more comfortable, had more room both for seating people as well as for storage, and was exponentially quieter. in addition, the ranger had a little more giddy-up in its step. now, i don’t have either, so i am pretty unbiased here, but if i had to go out and buy one, i would choose the ranger. like i said though, they were both nice and would most likely be able to handle anything you can throw at it.