OFF-ROAD

SHOWDOWN

See the Can-Am Outlander MAX go head-to-head with the competition. Get the facts. Make the comparisons. Then decide which vehicle is right for you.

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VS
  • 3-4-sportsman-touring

    2013

    POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

    FROM $11,999

  • 3-4-trv-1000

    2013

    ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LTD

    FROM $13,999

LET'S GET IT ON

Compare the best off-road machines in the industry, listen to rider reactions, and find out where you can ride one for yourself.

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

3-4-sportsman-touring

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

3-4-trv-1000

PERFORMANCE

HORSEPOWER

CLASS-LEADING HORSEPOWER

The Can-Am Rotax® engine out-powers the competition. Its proven, 82 HP Rotax® V-twin engine gives you more power, quicker acceleration and greater torque than any vehicle in its class. The result is an exhilarating ride you have to experience to believe.

SEE IT IN ACTION

82 HP

976 CC ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

77 HP 850 CC

TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

70 HP 951 CC

V-TWIN ENGINE

OPTIMIZED ENGINE FOR MAXIMUM POWER

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HORSEPOWER

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 1000XT

82

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

77

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

70

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 1000XT

82 HP

976 CC Rotax® V-Twin Engine

Bigger and more powerful than the competition, the Rotax® engine is the industry leader.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

77 HP

850 CC Twin-Cylinder Engine

Smaller engine size produces 6.1% less power, limiting its performance, torque and ability in tough terrain.

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

70 HP

951 CC V-Twin Engine

A larger engine than the SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE and only slightly smaller than the Outlander MAX 1000 XT, but still produces less horsepower than both.

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POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

POUND-FOR-POUND MORE POWER

The efficient Rotax® engine of the Outlander MAX 1000 XT produces a higher power-to-weight ratio than any competitor in its class. The result is faster acceleration and more power for every off-road adventure.

10.8 HP / 100 LB

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

10.1 HP / 100 LB

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

9.1 HP / 100 LB

ACCELERATE FASTER WITH HIGHER POWER-TO-WEIGHT

POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO (HP / 100 LB)

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 1000 XT

10.8

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

10.1

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

9.1

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Can-Am Outlander MAX 1000 XT

10.8 HP / 100 LB

A more powerful engine allows the Outlander MAX to accelerate faster than any competitor it its class.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

10.1 HP / 100 LB

Less power per pound reduces acceleration compared to the Outlander MAX. 

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

9.1 HP / 100 LB

Average acceleration with less torque than its competitors.

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FUEL DELIVERY

PRECISE THROTTLE ON ANY TERRAIN

Many off-road vehicles have electronic fuel injection systems, but only Can-Am makes it work seamlessly for unmatched performance. Synchronized with a four-valve setup, the twin fuel injectors maintain efficient fuel delivery for powerful, yet precise performance on any terrain.

EFI

ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

EFI

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

EFI

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FUEL TANK SIZE

MORE RIDING LESS REFUELING

The Can-Am Outlander MAX is designed to optimize ride time and efficient fuel economy. Its fuel tank is among the largest in its class with more efficient fuel consumption to help you ride longer, with fewer pit stops than competitive models.

5.4

GALLON TANK

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

5.25 GALLON TANK

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

5.3 GALLON TANK

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AIR BOX

FARTHER FROM THE MUD FOR BETTER OUTPUT

The Can-Am Outlander MAX features a dual-room air box that improves air filtration and is located higher away from mud, water and other debris. The result is cleaner air going into the engine for better performance over time.

DUAL-ROOM

AIR BOX

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

STANDARD AIR BOX

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

STANDARD AIR BOX

HANDLING

REAR SUSPENSION

COMPACT DESIGN UNCOMPROMISED CONTROL

The Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension keeps the wheels of the Outlander MAX moving straight up and down, eliminating scrub and camber change. Competitive suspension systems cause the wheels to move in a butterfly motion over bumpy terrain, reducing tire-to-ground contact. But the Outlander MAX remains predictable, giving you better all around control.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

TTI

REAR SUSPENSION

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

DOUBLE A-ARM

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

DOUBLE A-ARM

PREDICTABLE MOVEMENT, PRECISE HANDLING

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 1000 XT

TTI REAR SUSPENSION

Moving in a straight line up & down, the TTI suspension eliminates scrub & camber change while limiting tire whear. Built with fewer parts, it's easier to maintain than the competition.

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THE COMPETITION

DOUBLE A-ARM REAR SUSPENSION

Moving in a butterfly motion increases scrub & camber change, additional tire wear. Its complex parts make maintenance more difficult.

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TRACTION SYSTEM

TRACTION TO HANDLE ANY TERRAIN

Not all traction systems are created equal. Can-Am Visco-Lok QE is an automatic locking front differential system that transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the opposite wheel with traction. So you can overcome just about any obstacle you meet along the way without thinking about it, unlike some competitor models.

VISCO-LOK QE

AUTOMATIC LOCKING WITH POWER TRANSFER

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

4WD LIMITED SLIP

MANUAL LOCKING

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 1000 XT

VISCO-LOK QE AUTOMATIC

LOCKING WITH POWER TRANSFER

When engaged, power is transferred automatically to the front wheel with traction.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING

When lock is engaged, only the rear wheels have power unless a back wheel slips.

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ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

4WD LIMITED SLIP

MANUAL LOCKING

When lock is engaged, only the rear wheels have power unless a back wheel slips.

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POWER STEERING

STEERING ASSIST

THAT ADAPTS TO YOU

Equipped with Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™), the Can-Am Outlander MAX gives you three levels of steering assist to choose from. So no matter what terrain you face, you can adjust for the amount of terrain feedback to match your riding style.

DPS™

TRI-MODE DYNAMIC POWER STEERING

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

ELECTRONIC

POWER STEERING

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

ELECTRONIC

POWER STEERING

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FRAME

STRONGER FRAME

SMOOTHER RIDE

The Can-Am Outlander MAX features the next generation of industry-exclusive Surrounding Spar Technology (SST G2) frame. The new design offers increased strength compared to other ATVs, plus a lower centre of gravity and better handling than any competitor in its class.

SST G2 FRAME

WITH SURROUNDING SPAR TECHNOLOGY

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

STANDARD

DOUBLE-CRADDLE FRAME

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

STANDARD

DOUBLE-CRADDLE FRAME

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SUSPENSION GEOMETRY

PRECISION GEOMETRY

COMFORTABLE CONTROL

Equipped with a double A-Arm Front Suspension with Dive-Control Geometry, the Outlander MAX offers better cornering and vehicle-braking dynamics. The result is a more responsive ride over tough terrain thanks to a stiffer frame allows for a precisely calibrated suspension system. A shortened spindle, anti-kickback geometry and 9-in. suspension travel optimize trail comfort, even during aggressive off-road riding.

DOUBLE A-ARM

WITH DIVE-CONTROL GEOMETRY

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

DOUBLE A-ARM

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

DOUBLE A-ARM

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TIRES/WHEELS

LIGHT WHEELS

NIMBLE RIDE

The wheels of the Can-Am Outlander MAX 1000 XT are designed to be strong and light. The 12-in. cast-aluminum wheels feature a centre-less design that is lighter than the competition. Wrapped in 26-in. Carlisle ACT tires, they provide a more versatile ride with a rugged 3-ply design to take on tough terrain, yet offer a smooth ride.

26" TIRES

ON 12" CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

26" TIRES ON 14"

CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

26" TIRES ON 12"

CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

DESIGN

Passenger COMFORT

2-UP COMFORT   FOR TOTAL EXHILIRATION

The Outlander MAX is equipped with superior ergonomics. Featuring a contoured seat, high backrest, added lumbar support and multi-position handgrips, you can ride the trails longer in comfort with a longer wheelbase that accommodates two riders.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

ERGONOMIC

PASSENGER COMFORT

The competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

LIMITED SUPPORT &

PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

IMPROVED COMFORT WITH

LIMITED PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

MORE COMFORT FOR MORE RIDERS

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 1000 XT

ERGONOMIC PASSENGER COMFORT

Equipped with a redesigned backrest to reduce kickback and added lumbar support, plus multi-position handgrips and raised floorboards.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

LIMITED SUPPORT & PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

Standard 2-up seat and backrest offer less support and fewer ergonomic handgrip options. 

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ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

IMPROVED COMFORT WITH LIMITED PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

Heated passenger handgrips but not positioned ergonomically around the passenger, which limit riding comfort.

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14-OUTMAX1000-CRS-1b

passenger ergonomics

A 2-UP WITH

1-UP STYLE

No other ATV switches from a 2-Up to a 1-Up design easier than the Outlander MAX. The Convertible Rack/ Seat System (CRS) that comes standard, conveniently transforms your machine to look like a 1-Up with no tools required. Unlike competitive models that require tools or added accessories, you can get that 1-Up look when you’re hitting the trails solo.

CONVERTIBLE

RACK / SEAT SYSTEM STANDARD 

The competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

accessory add-on

needed for 1-up look

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

accessory add-on

needed for 1-up look

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STORAGE VERSATILITY

MORE STORAGE

MORE ADVENTURE

The Can-Am Outlander MAX has more storage capacity and cargo adaptability than any vehicle in its class. Equipped the with a LinQ quick-attach accessory system, you get the adaptability of a full-size rack that is not obstructed by the second seat, unlike competitive models.

FULL-SIZE LINQ

MULTI-FUNCTION RACKS

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

SECOND SEAT

ON REAR RACK

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

REAR STORAGE BOX

LIMITS RACK SPACE

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MAINTENANCE ACCESS

EASY TO RIDE

EASY TO MAINTAIN

No other ATV makes maintenance easier than the Can-Am Outlander MAX. With the battery and air box conveniently located under the seat, you have easy access to the parts you need to keep your machine in peak performance.

EASY ACCESS

MAINTENANCE

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

BATTERY & AIR BOX

IN SEPARATE LOCALTIONS

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

BATTERY UNDER SEAT

AIR BOX REQUIRES TOOLS

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SAFETY & SECURITY SYSTEM

DIGITALY ENCODED

KEYS FOR BUILT-IN

ANTI-THEFT

No other ATV makes maintenance easier than the Can-Am Outlander MAX. With the battery and air box conveniently located under the seat, you have easy access to the parts you need to keep your machine in peak performance.

D.E.S.S™

DIGITALY ENCODED SECURITY SYSTEM

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

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LIGHTING

BRIGHTER LIGHTS

BETTER NIGHT RIDING

The Can-Am Outlander MAX lights up the trail with 230-watt fender-mounted projector beam headlights and 60-watt brake lamps. The Outlander MAX illuminates farther ahead with reflectors that illuminate wider, for the perfect combination of path and peripheral vision needed for night riding.

230 W

HEADLIGHTS

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

150W HEADLIGHTS

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

108W HEADLIGHTS

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GAUGE

ONE GLANCE

DIGITAL GAUGE

Equipped with a Multi-Functional Digital LCD Gauge, the Can-Am Outlander MAX tells you everything you need to know in a glance. Monitor your speed, engine temperature, fuel, and more with ease.

DIGITAL LCD

GAUGE

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

DIGITAL GAUGE

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

ANALOGUE / DIGITAL GAUGE

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TOWING

MORE OPTIONS

TO TOW & HAUL

Fully equipped to move a load, the Outlander MAX 1000 XT has a 2-in. receiver hitch and a 3,000-lb capacity WARN winch that comes standard with a wired remote control. It’s everything you need to get the job done.

WARN WINCH

3,000 LB CAPACITY WITH 2" HITCH RECEIVER 

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 850 EPS LE

NO STANDARD WINCH

1.25" HICH RECEIVER

ARCTIC CAT TRV 1000 LIMITED

3,000 LB WINCH

2" HICH RECEIVER

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GENUINE ACCESORIES MADE FOR ADVENTURE

Make a statement with Can-Am riding gear and genuine accesories designed specifically for your vehicle and covered by our warranty