What a fun year we had with the
ever-deeper field of high-performance
UTVs. Can-Am, Polaris and Yamaha
especially impressed us with next-level
technology and performance, and
Textron exploded onto the scene with
the promise of the 2018 Wildcat XX.
Can-Am’s Maverick X3 X rs ($23,699–
$23,899) and Max X3 X rs ($29,099)
share UTV Action’s Best Turbo award,
and the next-level comfort of the
Ergo-Lok cabin and all-new platform’s
suspension and overall performance
earn the two X3 X rs Turbos the
UTVs of 2017 award. Dune and
desert fans reach greater top speeds
in the harshest whoops and condi-
tions, with the Max going faster with
more stability than the two-seat X3.
While the RZR XP and XP 4 Turbos
are more agile in slower terrain, the
X3 and Max X3 will raise any driver’s
expectations when it comes to terminal velocity.
CAN-AM X3 & MAX X3 UTVof the YEAR