OFF-ROAD

SHOWDOWN

See the Can-Am Commander 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-ranger-xp-900

    2013

    POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

    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 RANGER XP 900 EPS

3-4-ranger-xp-900

PERFORMANCE

HORSEPOWER

INDUSTRY-LEADING
HORSEPOWER

Only the Can-Am Rotax® engine provides the power and quick acceleration for a versatile ride that delivers reliability on the jobsite, and exhilaration on the trails.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

85 HP

976cc ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

60 HP 875cc

TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

OPTIMIZED POWER ON THE JOB & TRAIL

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HORSEPOWER

CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 DPS

85

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

60

CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 DPS

85 HP

The Versatile Rotax® V-Twin engine is reliable on the job & exhilarating on the trail.

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

60 HP

A slightly smaller, twin-cylinder engine that produces 41.6% less horsepower than the Commander.

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POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

MORE POWER FOR

ANY TYPE OF TERRAIN

The Can-Am Commander’s reliable, Rotax® V-Twin engine has more power and quicker acceleration than its competitors, so it’s not just a utility vehicle but an exhilarating ride that’s ready for the trails.

6.6 HP/ 100 LB

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

4.4 HP / 100 LB

VERSATILE PERFORMANCE FOR WORK & PLAY

power to weight ratio (hp / 100 lb)

CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 DPS

6.6

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

4.4

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CAN-AM COMMANDER 1000 DPS

6.6 HP / 100 LB

The fastest acceleration & most torque for versatile performance on the job & the trail.

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

4.4 HP / 100 LB

Moderate acceleration & torque designed for utility.

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FUEL DELIVERY

SMOOTH & PRECISE THROTTLE ON ANY TERRAIN

Only the Commander has Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with Eco mode, for smooth and progressive throttle delivery on rough terrain. Flip the switch to Sport Mode and get direct and linear throttle response. Only iTC can detect unwanted foot bounce on the throttle in rough terrain and continue to deliver smooth throttle.

iTC™

INTELLIGENT THROTTLE CONTROL

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

ELECTRONIC THROTTLE
CONTROL

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FUEL TANK SIZE

MORE ADVENTURE
LESS PIT STOPS

The Can-Am Commander is designed to go farther. Its large fuel tank and efficient fuel consumption helps you ride longer, with fewer pit stops than competitive models.

10

GALLON TANK

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

10 GALLON TANK

HANDLING

REAR SUSPENSION

PREDICTABLE MOVEMENT PRECISE CONTROL

The Commander’s Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) rear suspension keeps its wheels moving straight up and down, eliminating scrub and camber change. Competitor vehicles cause the wheels to move in a butterfly motion over bumpy terrain, reducing tire-to-ground contact. But on the same terrain, the Commander remains predictable, giving you better all around control.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

TTI

REAR SUSPENSION

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

DUAL A-ARM

REAR SUSPENSION

PREDICTABLE MOVEMENT, PRECISE HANDLING

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CAN-AM COMMNADER 1000 DPS

TTI REAR SUSPENSION

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

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

DUAL A-ARM REAR SUSPENSION

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

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TRACTION SYSTEM

TRACTION TO
TAKE ON ANY
TERRAIN

Not all traction systems are created equal. Can-Am Visco-Lok QE is an automatic and progressively 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

4WD AUTOMATIC & PROGRESSIVE LOCKING

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

4WD AUTOMATIC
DIFFERENTIAL

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM COMMNADER 1000 DPS

4WD VISCO-LOK QE
FRONT DIFFERENTIAL

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

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

4WD AUTOMATIC
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

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

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POWER STEERING

THREE MODES
FOR UNMATCHED
STEERING

The Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™) technology, available on the Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS™, gives riders three levels of steering assist to choose from. So no matter what terrain you face, you can adjust your steering to your riding style.

AVAILABLE DPS™

TRI-MODE DYNAMIC POWER STEERING

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

ELECTRONIC
POWER STEERING

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FRONT SUSPENSION

TAKE ROUGH

TERRAIN HEAD-ON

The Commander is ready for any terrain thanks to five-way, pre-load-adjustable motion control shocks, with 10" of travel. Shielded by large diameter shock bodies, the Commander offers optimal performance and durability with a smooth ride.

DUAL A-ARM

WITH 10" TRAVEL

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

DUAL A-ARM
WITH 10'' TRAVEL

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TIRES / WHEELS

BIGGER TIRES

BETTER CAPABILITIES

The Commander 1000 DPS is equipped with non-directional, 27" Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires for better durability and traction. Mounted on 14" cast-aluminum wheels, the combination leads the pack in style and performance ready for the job or trail.

27" TIRES

WITH 14" CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

25" TIRES WITH 12" STEEL WHEELS

DESIGN

COCKPIT ERGONOMICS

RIDER-INSPIRED
COCKPIT COMFORT

No other side-by-side in its class focuses on the rider as much as the Can-Am Commander. Featuring a comfortable cockpit layout, plus extra handgrips and controls that are strategically placed for performance at work or on the trail.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

ERGONOMIC

COCKPIT DESIGN

COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

UTILITY BASED

COCKPIT DESIGN

MORE COMFORT MAKES A BETTER RIDE

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CAN-AM COMMNADER 1000 DPS

ERGONOMIC
COCKPIT DESIGN

Ergonomic bucket seats hold you in, plus accessible handgrips and controls add to rider comfort on the job or the trail. 

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

UTILITY BASED
COCKPIT DESIGN

Bench seat cause driver and passenger to shift on tough terrain. Limited handgrips and simple gauges are less accessible while riding.

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STORAGE VERSATILITY

AN INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE

DUAL-LEVEL CARGO BOX

The Commander features an industry-exclusive dual-level cargo box, offering more versatility than most other vehicles with a box up top and a compartment below. And although its 600 lb capacity is not the largest in its class, you won’t have to leave anything behind.

DUAL-LEVEL

CARGO BOX WITH 600 LB CAPACITY

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

STANDARD CARGO BOX
WITH 1000 LB CAPACITY

MORE STORAGE OFFERS THE MOST OPTIONS

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CAN-AM COMMNADER 1000 DPS

DUAL-LEVEL CARGO BOX

600 LB cargo capacity and the versatility of dual-level storage with independent tailgates.

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POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

STANDARD CARGO BOX

1000 LB cargo capacity but offers less versatility with a single-level cargo box.

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ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

DIGITALLY ENCODED

KEYS FOR BUILT-IN

ANTI-THEFT

No other side-by-side gives you the confidence and convenience of a built-in anti-theft system like the Can-Am Commander. Armed with the Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™) and two keys, one is for standard operation and one to limit speed, so you’re always in control.

D.E.S.S.™

DIGITALLY ENCODED SECURITY SYSTEM

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

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LIGHTING

RIDE ALL NIGHT WITH POWERFUL LIGHTS

The Can-Am Commander is the only side-by-side vehicle equipped with a beaming 240W lighting system. Producing 120W output in low-beam, and 240W in high-beam mode you see everything in your path.

240W HIGH

120W LOW

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

110W LIGHTING

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ADJUSTABLE DRIVER SEAT

CUSTOM FIT COCKPIT

NO TOOLS REQUIRED

The Commander is the only side-by-side with an adjustable driver seat that comes standard and does not require tools. Plus, gauges that move with the tilt steering column for optimal driver sightlines. Both bucket seats are removable for ultimate campfire comfort.

ADJUSTABLE

DRIVER SEAT

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RANGER XP 900 EPS

FIXED BENCH SEAT

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GENUINE ACCESSORIES MADE FOR ADVENTURE

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