HOW DOES THE PRICE COMPARE?
At $17,299, the RZR 900 XC is a
grand less than Can-Am’s 60-inch
Maverick 1000 X xc DPS. Arctic Cat’s
new Wildcat 700 Sport is $13,399 for
non-EPS models and $15,699 for the
EPS Limited version.
HOW NEW IS THE XC?
It’s an all-new model that joins
the roomy RZR XP 1000 cab with a
compact, 55-inch-wide chassis. Sturdy
doors make getting in and out easy,
and the driver’s seat offers fore-and-aft
adjustment. The digital display provides
instrumentation, GPS and Bluetooth
WHAT POWERS IT?
An 875cc, eight-valve, double-overhead-cam, inline twin with 75
IS THE 4WD SYSTEM DIFFERENT?
Yes. Like other Polaris UTVs, the
900 XC has selectable 2WD/4WD with
an automatic-locking front differential.
When you select 4WD, the system
stays in 2WD until the speed-sensitive
front differential detects rear-wheel slip,
at which point the front differential locks
in a fraction of a wheel rotation. You
can also unlock the XC’s rear differential
in 2WD mode to tighten the turning
radius and prevent turf damage.
HOW FAST IS IT?
It rips. The 900 provides serious
thrust. It can out-accelerate a Wildcat
700 Sport, but we haven’t drag raced a
Can-Am Maverick 1000X xc yet.
HOW IS THE POWER ON THE TRAIL?
Exciting. The XC bolts from turn to
turn, and there’s plenty of power to drift
around corners if you like. The quick-
revving inline twin pulls hard from the
bottom and keeps pulling at high revs.
Low range is good for 40 mph, so you
can use low continuously for forceful
acceleration on twisty trails. The 900
has more than enough muscle for hilly
terrain, but it’s not hard to control in
The RZR 900 XC’s quick-ratio steering and the machine’s
compact feel work together to make twisty trails a treat.
On the 900 XC, you can unlock the rear differential for extra-tight
turns or delicate terrain.
Double overhead cams and eight valves give the 875cc inline twin 75
horses. That’s muscle-car power in the compact 900 XC chassis.