HOW DOES THE PRICE COMPARE?
There are two Maverick four-seat
models: our test unit, the $18,299
Maverick Max base model, and the
Maverick Max X rs DPS with upgraded
suspension and power steering for
$20,799. Arctic Cat’s Wildcat 4 starts
at $19,599 and goes to $23,699 for
the Wildcat 4 X Limited. Polaris has the
RZR 4 900 EPS for $19,599 and the
$21,999 RZR XP 4 1000 EPS.
HOW DIFFERENT ARE THE MAVERICK
MAX AND MAVERICK MAX X RS DPS?
You get the same 101-horsepower
motor in both models, but the X rs
version has some important upgrades.
The X rs package includes Can-Am’s
Tri-mode power steering, which
noticeably reduces steering effort and
feedback through the wheel from
bumps. X rs models also have Fox
Podium X 2. 5 shocks with adjustable
high- and low-speed compression
damping, adjustable rebound damping
and spring preload adjustment front
and rear. Both models have Visco-Lok
locking front differentials, but the X rs
comes with quicker-engaging Visco-Lok
QE. Automotive analog
wheels, a special steering
wheel and two-tone seats are also
exclusive to the X rs.
The base model is well equipped too.
It comes with compression and spring
preload-adjustable Fox 2.0 shocks
front and rear. It also has 27-inch tires
on cast-aluminum wheels and digital
WHAT MAKES THE POWER?
A fuel-injected, 976cc, single-overhead-cam, four-valve-per-cylinder
V-twin. The engine is based on the
Commander 1000’s 82-horsepower
V-twin, but more compression, hotter
cams, larger valves, a less restrictive
intake and a dual-exhaust system boost
power to 101 horsepower.
A dashboard switch lets you choose
Sport or Eco throttle modes. Sport
provides more aggressive linear
throttle response, and Eco mode gives
you softer throttle progression. The
Maverick Max needs premium fuel
for full performance, but the engine
management system can detune itself
to compensate for regular.
WHAT KIND OF 4WD SYSTEM DOES IT
Selectable 2WD/4WD with Can-Am’s
Visco-Lok front differential. In 4WD,
the system automatically feeds power
to the front wheel with more traction.
There’s no speed or rev limiter on
this system as with some differential
Can-Am’s Maverick four-seater can behave like a
comfortable cruiser, but when
you pull the trigger on its
101 horsepower, you know
you’re in a pure sport UTV.
Can-Am’s instrumentation is located directly in front of the
wheel, not in the middle of the dash as on some UTVs.
The Maverick Max’s engine is
based on the Commander 1000’s
82-horsepower V-twin. More
compression, hotter cams, larger
valves, a less restrictive intake and
a dual-exhaust system boost power
to 101 horsepower.