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.

Recreation Utility SSV

VS
  • 3-4-teryx-750

    2013

    KAWASAKI TERYX 750

    FROM $10,999

  • 3-4-viking-700

    2014

    YAMAHA VIKING 700

    FROM $11,499

  • 3-4-ranger-xp800

    2013

    POLARIS RANGER XP 800

    FROM $11,399

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:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

3-4-teryx-750

YAMAHA VIKING 700

3-4-viking-700

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

3-4-ranger-xp800

PERFORMANCE

HORSEPOWER

INDUSTRY-LEADING
HORSEPOWER

The Can-am'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 ready for the trails.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

71 HP

799 CC ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE

 

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

46 HP 749 CC
V-TWIN ENGINE

YAMAHA VIKING 700

47 HP 686 CC
SINGLE-CYLINDER ENGINE

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

49.6 HP 760 CC
TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE

OPTIMIZED POWER ON THE JOB & THE TRAIL

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HORSEPOWER

CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R

71

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

46

YAMAHA VIKING 700

47

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

49.6

CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R

71 HP

The Versatile Roax V-Twin engne is
reliable on the job & exhilarating on the
trail.

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

46 HP

A similar size engine with 35.2% less
horsepower than the Commander.

YAMAHA VIKING 700

47 HP

A smaller, 686cc single-cylinder engine
offers 43.7% less horsepower than the
Commander.

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

49.6 HP

A similar, twin-cylinder engine with 30.1% less horsepower.

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POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

MORE POWER
TO TACKLE ANY
TERRAIN

The Commander's class-leading
power-to-weight ratio gives it the 
perfect combination of torque and
acceleration for towing and hauling
or hitting the trails.

5.5 HP/ 100 LB

THE COMPETITION

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

3.5 HP / 100 LB

YAMAHA VIKING 700

3.5 HP / 100 LB

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

4 HP / 100 LB

VERSATILE PERFORMANCE FOR WORK & PLAY

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

CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R 

5.5

KAWASAKI TERYX 750 

3.5

YAMAHA VIKING 700

3.5

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

4

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CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R

5.5 HP / 100 LB

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

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

3.5 HP / 100 LB

The slower vehicle off the starting line,
with limited torque.

YAMAHA VIKING 700

3.5 HP / 100 LB

Slow off the starting line and with
limited torque, designed for utility.

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

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:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

THROTTLE WITH CABLE

YAMAHA VIKING 700

THROTTLE WITH CABLE

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

THROTTLE WITH CABLE

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FUEL TANK SIZE

MORE ADVENTURE
LESS PIT STOPS

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

10

GALLON TANK

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

7.4 GALLON TANK

YAMAHA VIKING 700

9.7 GALLON TANK

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

9 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:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

DUAL A-ARM
REAR SUSPENSION

YAMAHA VIKING 700

DUAL A-ARM
REAR SUSPENSION

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

DUAL A-ARM
REAR SUSPENSION

PREDICTABLE MOVEMENT, PRECISE HANDLING

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COMMANDER 800R

TTI REAR SUSPENSION

Moving in a straight line up & down, the TTI suspension eliminates scrub & camber change while limiting tire wear.

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THE COMPETITION

DUAL A-ARM A-ARM REAR SUSPENSION

Moving in a butterfly motion increases scrub & camber change, causing additional tire wear. Its complex parts makes 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 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

4WD AUTOMATIC & PROGRESSIVE LOCKING

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

4WD LIMITED SLIP MANUAL
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

YAMAHA VIKING 700

4WD LIMITED SLIP MANUAL
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

4WD AUTOMATIC
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R

4WD VISCO-LOK
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 traction.

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KAWASAKI TERYX 750

4WD MANUAL
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

When 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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YAMAHA VIKING 700

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POLARIS RANGER XP 800

4WD AUTOMATIC
LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

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

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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, gives riders three levels of steering assist to choose from. So no matter what terrain you face, you can adjust for the feel you like.

AVAILABLE

DPS™ TRI-MODE DYNAMIC POWER STEERING

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

NONE

YAMAHA VIKING 700

AVAILABLE EPS

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

AVAILABLE EPS

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SHOCKS & SUSPENSION TRAVEL

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:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

DUAL A-ARM
WITH 7.5'' TRAVEL

YAMAHA VIKING 700

DUAL A-ARM
WITH 8.1'' TRAVEL

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

DUAL A-ARM
WITH 9.6'' TRAVEL

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TIRES / WHEELS

BIGGER TIRES
BETTER CAPABILITIES

The Can-Am Commander is equipped with 27" tires with 12" stamped steel wheels for unmatched traction and durability. Also available 27" Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires mounted on 14" cast-aluminum wheels offer even more style and performance.

27'' TIRES

WITH 12" BLACK STEEL WHEELS

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

26'' TIRES
WITH 12'' STEEL WHEELS

YAMAHA VIKING 700

26'' TIRES
WITH 12'' STEEL WHEELS

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

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 roomier cockpit layout, plus extra handgrips and controls that are strategically placed for comfort on the job or the trail.

 

SEE IT IN ACTION:

ERGONOMIC

FULL-BACKREST BUCKET SEATS

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

LIMITED PASSENGER
FEATURES

YAMAHA VIKING 700

BASIC
COCKPIT DESIGN

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

UTILITY BASED
COCKPIT DESIGN

MORE COMFORT MAKES A BETTER RIDE

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CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R

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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KAWASAKI TERYX 750

LIMITED PASSENGER
FEATURES

Tractor-style bucket seats are not ideal for trail riding, plus fewer handgrips and limited dashboard features make controls less accessable in tough riding condiditons.

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YAMAHA VIKING 700

BASIC
COCKPIT DESIGN

Tractor-style bucket seats with shared passenger handgrips make it less suited for tough terrain.

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POLARIS RANGER XP 800

UTILITY BASED
COCKPIT DESIGN

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

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STORAGE VERSATILITY

AN INDUSTRY EXCLUSIVE
DUAL-LEVEL CARGO BOX

The Commander features the first dual-level cargo box in the industry. While not the biggest, it offers more versatility than most other vehicles with a box up top and a compartment below. And with a 600 lb capacity, you won’t have to leave anything behind.

DUAL-LEVEL

CARGO BOX 600 LB CAPACITY

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

STANDARD CARGO BOX
500 LB CAPACITY

YAMAHA VIKING 700

STANDARD CARGO BOX
600 LB CAPACITY

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

STANDARD CARGO BOX
1000 LB CAPACITY

MORE STORAGE OFFERS THE MOST OPTIONS

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CAN-AM COMMANDER 800R  

DUAL-LEVEL CARGO BOX

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

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THE COMPETITION

STANDARD CARGO BOX  

Some may have more cargo capacity, but none are as versatile as the dual-level cargo box on the Commander. 

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ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

DIGITALLY ENCODED
KEYS FOR BUILD-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:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

YAMAHA VIKING 700

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

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 240 W lighting system. Producing 120 W output in low-beam, and 240 W in high-beam mode you see everything in your path.

240 W HIGH

120 W LOW

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

80 W LIGHTING

YAMAHA VIKING 700

60 W LIGHTING

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

110 W 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. Plus, both bucket seats are removable for ultimate campfire comfort.     

ADJUSTABLE

DRIVER SEAT

THE COMPETITION:

KAWASAKI TERYX 750

NOT ADJUSTABLE

YAMAHA VIKING 700

NOT ADJUSTABLE

POLARIS RANGER XP 800

NOT ADJUSTABLE

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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.