OFF-ROAD

SHOWDOWN

See the Can-Am Maverick 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-rzr-4-xp-900

    2013

    2013 POLARIS RZR XP-4 900

    FROM $17,999

  • 3-4-wildcat-4-1000

    2013

    2013 ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT-4 1000

    FROM $19,599

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 RZR 900

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

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PERFORMANCE

Horsepower

CLASS-LEADING

HORSEPOWER 

The Can-Am Rotax® engine is the clear leader. The proven, 101-hp Rotax® V-Twin engine gives you more power, quicker acceleration and greater torque that not only leads the pack, it outlasts it.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

101 HP

976CC ROTAX® V-TWIN ENGINE

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

88 HP 875cc

TWIN CYLINDER ENGINE

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

77 HP 951cc

V-TWIN ENGINE

OPTIMIZED ENGINE MAXIMIZED POWER

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horsepower

CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

101

POLARIS RZR XP-4 900

88

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT-4 1000

77

CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

101 HP

976CC Rotax® V-Twin Engine

Efficient air-flow dynamics produce more power and superior performance.

POLARIS RZR 900

88 HP

875CC Twin Cylinder Engine

Smallest engine size produces 14.7% less horsepower, limiting performance compared to Maverick MAX 1000R.

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

77 HP

951CC V-Twin Engine

Similar engine size produces 31.1% less horsepower, considerably less than the Maverick MAX 1000R.

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POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

POUND-FOR-POUND

MORE POWER

The numbers don’t lie. The Can-Am Maverick MAX 1000R has more horsepower per-pound than any competitor in its class, giving it quick acceleration while maintaining a stiffer frame and roomier cockpit. The combination of power-to-weight and power transfer to the ground will put you ahead of the competition every time.

6.5 HP/ 100 LB

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

6.3 HP / 100 lb

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5.0 HP / 100 lb

ACCELERATE FASTER WITH HIGHER POWER-TO-WEIGHT

power-to-weight ratio (hp / 100 lb)

CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

7.8

POLARIS RZR XP-4 900

7.4

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT-4 1000

5.9

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CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

7.8 HP / 100 LB

The fastest acceleration and most torque in its class.

POLARIS RZR 900

7.4 HP / 100 LB

Moderate acceleration with slightly less torque than the Maverick MAX 1000R.

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5.9 HP / 100 LB 

Average acceleration with less torque than its competitors.

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FUEL DELIVERY

SMOOTH & PRECISE

THROTTLE ON ANY

TERRAIN

Only the Maverick MAX 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 RZR 900

THROTTLE WITH CABLE

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

THROTTLE WITH CABLE

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FUEL TANK SIZE

MORE RIDING

LESS REFUELLING

The Can-Am Maverick 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.

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GALLON TANK

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

7.25 gallon tank

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

8.8 gallon tank

HANDLING

REAR SUSPENSION

Compact Design Uncompromised Control

The innovative Torsional Trailing A-arm (TTA) rear suspension, standard on the Can-Am Maverick MAX 1000R, completely eliminates bump steer and minimizes unsprung weight, for optimal shock absorption and tire-to-ground contact.

see it in action:

TTA

REAR SUSPENSION

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

3-Link

Rear suspension

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5-Link

Rear suspension

PREDICTABLE WHEEL MOVEMENT FOR PRECISION HANDLING

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CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

TTA REAR SUSPENSION

Suspension geometry eliminates unwanted wheel movement like bump steer, helping you track straight in rough terrain. Compact design reduces unsprung weight allowing shock calibration based on terrain, not suspension weight.

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POLARIS RZR 900

3-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

Suspension geometry has unwanted wheel movement like bump steer and camber change, causing the rear of the vehicle to move unpredictably in rough terrain.

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

Suspension geometry eliminates bump steer, but added unsprung weight forces shock calibration to compensate for the extra weight.

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MASS CENTRALIZATION

MID-ENGINE LAYOUT

MAXIMUM AGILITY 

The competition’s rear-mounted engine increases the tendency to oversteer in corners. The engine in a Can-Am Maverick MAX is mounted towards the center, centralizing its weight for more agile handling and easier cornering.

MID-ENGINE 

LAYOUT

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

rear-engine layout

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

rear-engine layout

CENTRALIZED MASS FOR OPTIMIZED CONTROL

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CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

MID-ENGINE LAYOUT

Gives the driver more agility and quicker response to steering input.

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THE COMPETITION

rear-engine layout

Slower response to steering input makes it harder to bring back on track when oversteering on tight turns.

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TRACTION SYSTEM

TRACTION TO

HANDLE ANY

TERRAIN

Not all traction systems are created equal. Can-Am Visco-Lok is an 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

AUTOMATIC LOCKING WITH POWER TRANSFER

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

4WD LIMITED SLIP

WITH MANUAL LOCKING

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

VISCO-LOK QE 

4WD LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

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

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POLARIS RZR 900

4WD AUTOMATIC 

LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

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

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

4WD LIMITED 

SLIP 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 and stop again to disengage the 4WD lock.

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Shocks & Suspension

UPGRADE TO

SERIOUS SHOCKS

Introducing the only sport side-by-side that features front and rear FOX PODIUM X RC 2.5 piggyback shocks. Unlike competitor models that only offer these shocks on two wheels, the Maverick MAX X rs is fully loaded, capable of compression, rebound and preload adjustments on all four wheels. Plus, its bigger, 2.5-in. body makes it more resistant to fade so you can ride longer with less fatigue.

VIEW MAVERICK MAX X rs PACKAGE

TOUT

AVAILABLE

FOX PODIUM X 2.5 SHOCKS

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

REAR ONLY 2.5 SHOCKS

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

no factory upgradable

shocks

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wheelbase

DESIGNED TO 

TURN ON A DIME

 

The wheelbase of the Can-Am Maverick MAX is designed for the perfect combination of agility and passenger comfort. The longer wheelbase design accommodates more passengers than the Polaris RZR, yet still keeps it nimble through turns. Added traction from its Maxxis 27" Bighorn 2.0 tires, the Maverick MAX offers tight turning and highly responsive control compared to some competitors with a longer wheelbase.

84.3"

WHEELBASE

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

107.4" WHEELBASE

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

124" WHEELBASE

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frame rigidity

STRONGER FRAME

SMOOTHER RIDE

The torsional rigidity of the Can-Am Maverick MAX is less sensitive to frame flex, which lets you precisely calibrate your suspension for the terrain, so you have exact suspension response and unmatched terrain feedback no matter where you ride.

HIGH FRAME

RIGIDITY

the competition:

POLARIS RZR 900

low frame rigidity

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

LOW FRAME RIGIDITY

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Tires / Wheels

LIGHTER TRACTION

BETTER HANDLING

NO COMPROMISE

Every Maverick MAX comes equipped with non-directional, 27" Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 radial tires that are rugged, yet light. Mounted on center-less, 12" cast-aluminum wheels that reduce unsprung weight, the combination leads the way in style and handling.

CENTER-LESS

LIGHTWEIGHT DESIGN

THE COMPETITION :

POLARIS RZR 900

27'' TIRES ON
12" CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

26" TIRES ON

14" CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS

DESIGN

PASSENGER COMFORT

INDIVIDUAL COMFORT

TOTAL EXHILARATION

Few sport side-by-side vehicles offer as any individual passenger features as the Can-Am Maverick MAX. Equipped with individual grab bars, drink holders and a wider wheelbase than its competitors, the Maverick MAX delivers an exhilarating ride with unmatched passenger comfort.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

FULL-SIZE

PASSENGER COMFORT

the competition:

POLARIS RZR 900

shoulder-to-shoulder

PASSENGER SEATING

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

shoulder-to-shoulder

PASSENGER SEATING

MORE ROOM TO EXPERIENCE THE RIDE

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CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

FULL-SIZE PASSENGER COMFORT

Ergonomic seats with individual grab bars and more shoulder room for maximum passenger comfort.

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POLARIS RZR 900

SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER SEATING

Smallest passenger seat design with less ergonomic grab bars that are shared not individual.

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER SEATING

Limited passenger features with less ergonomic grab bars and a narrow passenger seat design.

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COCKPIT

ADVANCED ERGONOMICS

UNBEATABLE COMFORT

Designed with the rider in mind, the Can-Am Maverick MAX offers individual grab bars and handholds for each passenger. Unlike the Polaris RZR-4 with only one grab bar, and the Arctic Cat Wildcat that has individual handholds only, the Maverick MAX delivers unmatched cockpit and passenger ergonomics for a more comfortable ride.

RIDER-FOCUSED

DESIGN

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

MINIMAL INTERIOR DESIGN

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

MINIMAL INTERIOR DESIGN

comfort & performance go hand-in-hand

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CAN-AM MAVERICK MAX 1000R

RIDER-FOCUSED DESIGN

Ergonomic position of gauges, controls and handgrips create a more comfortable ride. Plus, an adjustable driver's seat and tilt steering add to rider comfort.

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POLARIS RZR 900

MINIMAL INTERIOR DESIGN

Inconvenient gauge positioning inhibit visibility and handgrips cause passenger discomfort. Less overall adjustability.

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

minimal interior design

Less ergonomic passenger seats with Inconvenient gauge positioning reduce visibility and adjustability.

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Storage versatility

MORE STORAGE

MORE ADVENTURE

The Can-Am Maverick MAX has more cockpit storage capacity and cargo adaptability than any other vehicle in its class. Equipped the with LinQ quick-attach accessory system, you can adapt your machine to haul everything you need more easily and quickly than competitive setups. See for yourself using the links below.

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LINQ

MULTI-FUNCTION REAR RACK 

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

FIXED REAR BED

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

FIXED REAR BED

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Adjustible Driver Seat

CUSTOM FIT COCKPIT

NO TOOLS REQUIRED

Set up the cockpit of the Can-Am Maverick MAX to suit you. With an adjustable driver seat that comes standard and does not require tools to adjust, plus tilt steering and premium bucket seats, you get maximum support to keep you comfortable no matter where you ride. 

ADJUSTABLE

DRIVER SEAT

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

REQUIRES TOOLS TO ADJUST

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

REQUIRES TOOLS TO ADJUST

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safety and security systems

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 Maverick MAX is the only side-by-side that gives you peace of mind when you’re away from your vehicle. 

D.E.S.S.™

DIGITALLY ENCODED SECURITY SYSTEM 

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR 900

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

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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