OFF-ROAD

SHOWDOWN

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

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VS
  • 3-4-sportsman-touring

    2013

    POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

    FROM $9,299

  • 3-4-trv-550

    2013

    Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

    FROM $10,199

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 550 EPS

3-4-sportsman-touring

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

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PERFORMANCE

Horsepower

CLASS-LEADING
HORSEPOWER

The Can-Am Rotax® engine has a powerful and proven, 46-hp Rotax® V-twin engine to give you more power and quicker acceleration than the competition. Plus, its class-exclusive V-twin engine offers a more comfortable ride with reduced vibration. The result is an exhilarating ride you have to experience to believe.

SEE IT IN ACTION

46 HP

500CC ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE 

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

40.2 HP

549CC SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

38.9 HP

545CC SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE

OPTIMIZED ENGINE FOR MORE POWER

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HORSEPOWER

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

46

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

40.2

ARCTIC CAT TRV 550 XT

38.9

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

46 HP

500CC ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE
An efficient and reliable engine that is smaller than the competition yet produces more horsepower.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

40.2 HP

549CC SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE
A larger engine than the Outlander MAX 500, but produces 14.4% less power, limiting its performance and ability in tough terrain.

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

38.9 HP

545CC SINGLE CYLINDER ENGINE
A larger engine than the Outlander MAX 500 DPS, but produces 18.3% less horsepower, limiting its performance and ability in tough terrain.

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Power-to-Weight Ratio

POUND-FOR-POUND
MORE POWER

The Outlander 500 uses an ideal combination of power and chassis strength to deliver a higher power-to-weight ratio than any competitor in its class. This gives you increased acceleration to get you where you want to go, fast.

5.9 HP/ 100 LB

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

5.2 HP / 100 LB

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

5 HP / 100 LB

ACCELERATE FASTER WITH HIGHER POWER-TO-WEIGHT

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

CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

5.9

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

5.2

ARCTIC CAT TRV 550 XT

5

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

5.9 HP / 100 LB

The fastest acceleration and most torque in its class.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

5.2 HP / 100 LB

A slightly lower power to weight ratio than the Outlander MAX 500 DPS even with a larger engine.

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

5 HP / 100 LB

Average acceleration with less torque than its competitors.

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Fuel Delivery

PRECISE THROTTLE
ON ANY TERRAIN

Can-Am’s electronic fuel injection system automatically keeps the engine’s performance at its peak, regardless of temperature or altitude. The result is a consistent start every time, no matter what the temperature, plus smooth power delivery and optimum performance on any trail or conditions.

EFI

ELECTRONIC FUEL INJECTION

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

EFI

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

EFI

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Fuel Tank Size

MORE RIDING
LESS REFUELLING

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 550 EPS

5.25 GALLON TANK

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

5.3 GALLON TANK

OUTLANDERMAX500-3-4-AIRBOX

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 and better performance than the competition coming out.

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DUAL-ROOM

AIR BOX

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

BATTERY & AIR BOX

IN SEPARATE LOCATIONS

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

BATTERY UNDER SEAT

AIR BOX REQUIRES TOOLS

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 550 EPS

DOUBLE A-ARM

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

DOUBLE A-ARM

PREDICTABLE MOVEMENT, PRECISE HANDLING

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

TTI REAR SUSPENSION

Moving in a straight line up and down, the TTI rear suspension eliminates scrub and camber change while limiting tire wear. 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 and camber change, causing 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 a quick-engaging, automatic locking front differential system that allows you to easily transfer 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

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

4WD LIMITED SLIP

MANUAL LOCKING

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

4WD VISCO-LOK QE FRONT DIFFERENTIAL

When engaged, all four wheels have power. If one front wheel is slipping, it will automatically & progressively transfer the power to the wheel with with traction.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL 

When engaged, only the rear wheels have power, unless they spin, then both front wheels engage & disengage when not needed.

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Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

4WD MANUAL LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

When lock is engaged, only three wheels have power. If the front wheel is slipping the driver must stop, engage 4WD lock, go over the  obstacle & stop again to disengage the 4WD lock.

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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 DPS gives you three levels of steering assist, more than any other off-road vehicle. So no matter what terrain you face, you can adjust the amount of terrain feedback to match your riding style.

DPS™

TRI-MODE DYNAMIC POWER STEERING

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

ELECTRONIC

POWER STEERING

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

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. This exclusive design offers increased strength compared to standard frame, plus a lower center of gravity for better handling than any competitor in its class.

SST G2 FRAME

WITH SURROUNDING SPAR TECHNOLOGY

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

STANDARD

DOUBLE-CRADLE FRAME

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

STANDARD

DOUBLE-CRADLE FRAME

OUTLANDERMAX500-3-4-DAARM

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.

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DOUBLE A-ARM

WITH DIVE-CONTROL GEOMETRY

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

DOUBLE A-ARM

FRONT SUSPENSION

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

DOUBLE A-ARM

FRONT SUSPENSION

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Tires / Wheels

LIGHT WHEELS
NIMBLE RIDE

The wheels of the Can-Am Outlander MAX 500 DPS are designed to be strong and light. The 12-in. cast-aluminum wheels feature a center-less design that is lighter than the competition. Wrapped in 26-in. Carlisle Badland tires, they provide a more versatile ride with a rugged tread to take on tough terrain, yet offer a smooth ride.

26" TIRES

ON 12" CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

26" TIRES ON 14"

CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

25" TIRES ON 12"

CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

DESIGN

Passenger Comfort

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.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

ERGONOMIC

PASSENGER COMFORT

The competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

LIMITED SUPPORT &

PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

LIMITED

PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

MORE COMFORT FOR MORE RIDERS

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER MAX 500 DPS

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 550 EPS

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 550 XT

LIMITED SUPPORT & PASSENGER ERGONOMICS

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

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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 550 EPS

ACCESSORY ADD-ON

NEEDED FOR 1-UP LOOK

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

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 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.

LINQ

MULTI-FUNCTION RACKS

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

SECOND SEAT

ON REAR RACK

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

SECOND SEAT

ON REAR RACK

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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 550 EPS

BATTERY & AIR BOX

IN SEPARATE LOCATIONS

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

BATTERY UNDER SEAT

AIR BOX REQUIRES TOOLS

OUTLANDERMAX500-3-4-DESS

Safety & Security System

DIGITALLY ENCODED KEYS FOR BUILT-IN ANTI-THEFT

Armed with the Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™) and two keys, one for standard operation and one to limit speed, the Can-Am Outlander MAX is the only ATV that gives you peace of mind when you’re away from your vehicle.

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D.E.S.S™

DIGITALLY ENCODED SECURITY SYSTEM

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

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.

230W

HEADLIGHTS

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

250W FRONT & REAR LIGHTS

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

108W HEADLIGHTS

OUTLANDERMAX500-3-4-GAUGE

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.

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DIGITAL LCD

GAUGE

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

ANALOGUE GAUGE

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

DIGITAL GAUGE

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Towing

MORE OPTIONS
TO TOW & HAUL

Fully equipped to move a load, the Outlander MAX 500 DPS has a 2-in. receiver hitch and a 1,300-lb hauling capacity that comes standard. It’s among the leaders in total towing capacity.

2" HITCH

1,300 LB TOWING CAPACITY

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN TOURING 550 EPS

1, 300 LB TOWING CAPACITY

1.25" HICH RECIEVER

Arctic Cat TRV 550 XT

1,050 LB TOWING CAPACITY

2" HITCH 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