OFF-ROAD

SHOWDOWN

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

Outlander 1000

VS
  • POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

    2013

    Polaris Sportsman XP 850 EPS LE

    FROM $10,599

  • 2013 ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

    2013

    2013 ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

    FROM $12,099

LET’S GET IT ON

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

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

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 the competition. 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 XP 850 EPS LE

77 HP 850 CC

 TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

70 HP 951 CC

 V-TWIN ENGINE

OPTIMIZED ENGINE DYNAMICS FOR MORE POWER

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Horsepower

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 1000 XT

82

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

77

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

70

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 1000 XT

82 HP  

976 CC ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE
Bigger and more powerful than the competition, the Rotax® engine is the leader on the job or on the trail.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

77 HP

850 CC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE
Smaller engine size produces 6.1% less power, limiting its performance and ability in tough terrain.

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

70 HP

951 CC V-Twin Engine
A larger engine than the Sportsman XP 850 EPS LE and only slightly smaller than the Outlander 1000 XT, but produces 14.6% less horsepower than the Outlander.

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Power-to-Weight Ratio

POUND-FOR-POUND
MORE POWER

The efficient Rotax® engine of the Outlander 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 XP 850 EPS LE

10.1 HP / 100 LB

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

9.1 HP / 100 LB

ACCELERATE FASTER WITH HIGHER POWER-TO-WEIGHT

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

CAN-AM OUTLANDER 1000 XT

10.8

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

10.1

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

9.1

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER 1000 XT

10.8HP / 100 LB

The fastest acceleration and most torque in its class,
make the Outlander 1000 XT the best value ATV.

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

10.1HP / 100 LB

Moderate acceleration with slightly less torque than the Outlander.

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

9.1HP / 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 XP 850 EPS LE

EFI

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

EFI

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FUEL TANK SIZE

MORE RIDING

LESS REFUELLING

The Can-Am Outlander 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 XP 850 EPS LE

5.25 GALLON TANK

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

5.7 GALLON TANK

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AIR BOX

FARTHER FROM
THE MUD FOR
BETTER OUTPUT

The Can-Am Outlander 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.

DUAL-ROOM

AIR BOX

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

STANDARD

AIR BOX

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

STANDARD

AIR BOX

HANDLING

REAR SUSPENSION

COMPACT DESIGN UNCOMPROMISED CONTROL

The Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension keeps the Outlander’s wheels 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 remains predictable, giving you better all around control.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

TTI

REAR SUSPENSION

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

DOUBLE A-ARM

REAR SUSPENSION

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

DOUBLE A-ARM

REAR SUSPENSION

PREDICTABLE MOVEMENT, PRECISE HANDLING

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER 1000 XT

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 added 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.

VISCO-LOK QE

AUTOMATIC LOCKING WITH POWER TRANSFER

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

ELECTRIC DIFFERENTIAL LOCK

WITH 2WD / 4WD

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER 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 XP 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 1000 XT

ELECTRIC DIFFERENTIAL LOCK WITH 2WD / 4WD

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

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power steering

THREE MODES
ONE CONFIDENT RIDE

Equipped with Tri-mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™), the Can-Am Outlander 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 XP 850 EPS LE

EPS ELECTRONIC

POWER STEERING

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

EPS ELECTRONIC

POWER STEERING

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FRAME

STRONGER FRAME
SMOOTHER RIDE

The Can-Am Outlander 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 center of gravity and better handling than any competitor in its class. 

SST G2 FRAME

WITH SURROUNDING SPAR TECHNOLOGY

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

STANDARD

DOUBLE-CRADLE FRAME

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

STANDARD

DOUBLE-CRADLE 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 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 XP 850 EPS LE

DOUBLE A-ARM

FRONT SUSPENSION

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

DOUBLE A-ARM

FRONT SUSPENSION

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TIRES / WHEELS

LIGHT WHEELS
NIMBLE RIDE

The wheels of the Can-Am Outlander 1000 XT 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 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 XP 850 EPS LE

26" TIRES ON 14"

CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

26" TIRES ON 12"

CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

DESIGN

STORAGE VERSATILITY

MORE STORAGE
MORE ADVENTURE

The Can-Am Outlander has more storage capacity and cargo adaptability than any other vehicle in its class. Equipped with the LinQ quick-attach accessory system, you can adapt your machine to haul everything you need, keeping it more secure than competitive tubular steel setups.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

LINQ

MULTI-FUNCTION RACKS

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

LOCK & RIDE

STORAGE RACKS

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

NO STORAGE

WITH SPEEDRACKS

EXPAND YOUR STORAGE OPTIONS

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CAN-AM OUTLANDER 1000 XT

LINQ MULTI-FUNCTION RACKS

5.7-gal (21.4L) rear storage and multi-function rear racks that expand and adapt with a series of extendable front and rear accessories.

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POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

LOCK & RIDE STORAGE RACKS

2.4 gal (9L) rear storage with Lock & Ride racks for
additional hauling capabilities.

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ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

NO STORAGE WITH SPEEDRACK

Zero storage capacity at the rear of the vehicle limits storage options, but Speedtrack racks offer some hauling capabilities.

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MAINTENANCE ACCESS

EASY TO RIDE

EASY TO MAINTAIN

No other ATV makes maintenance easier than the Can-Am Outlander. 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 XP 850 EPS LE

COMPLEX ACCESS

MAINTENANCE

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

EASY ACCESS

MAINTENANCE

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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 in the only ATV that gives you peace of mind when you’re away from your vehicle.

D.E.S.S™

DIGITALLY ENCODED SECURITY SYSTEM

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

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LIGHTING

BRIGHTER LIGHTS

BETTER NIGHT RIDING

The Can-Am Outlander lights up the trail with 230-watt fender-mounted projector beam headlamps and 55-watt reflectors. The Outlander illuminates farther ahead with reflectors that illuminate wider, for the perfect combination of path and peripheral vision needed for night riding.

230 W

HEADLAMPS

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

150 W HEADLIGHTS

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

HALOGEN HEADLIGHTS

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GAUGE

ONE GLANCE

DIGITAL GAUGE

Equipped with a multifunction digital LCD gauge, the Can-Am Outlander tells you everything you need to know in a glance. Monitor your speed, engine temperature, fuel, and more with ease.

DIGITAL LCD

MULTI-FUNCTION GAUGE

the competition:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

DIGITAL GAUGE

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

ANALOG / DIGITAL GAUGE

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TOWING

MORE OPTIONS

TO TOW & HAUL

Fully equipped to move a load, The Outlander 1000 XT has a 2-in. receiver hitch and a 3000-lb
towing capacity WARN winch that comes standard. Compared to the
competition's smaller or optional winch, the Outlander pulls ahead of the pack.

WARN WINCH

3,000 LB CAPACITY WITH 2" HITCH RECIEVER

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS SPORTSMAN XP 850 EPS LE

2,500 LB WINCH

WITH 1.25" HITCH RECIEVER

ARCTIC CAT 1000 XT

NO STANDARD WINCH

2" HITCH RECIEVER

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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.