OFF-ROAD

SHOWDOWN

See the Can-Am Maverick go head-to-head against similarly equipped and priced competitive vehicles. Get the facts. Make the comparisons. Then decide which vehicle is right for you.

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VS
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    2013

    POLARIS RZR XP 900

    FROM $15,999

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    2013

    ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

    FROM $16,999

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 RZR XP 900

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

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PERFORMANCE

Horsepower

INDUSTRY-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 XP 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 1000R

101

POLARIS RZR XP 900 EFI

88

ARTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

77.5

Can-Am Maverick 1000R

101 HP

976CC Rotax® V-Twin Engine

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

POLARIS RZR XP 900

88 HP

875CC Twin Cylinder Engine

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

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

77.5 HP

951CC V-Twin Engine

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

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POWER-TO-WEIGHT RATIO

POUND-FOR-POUND

MORE POWER

The numbers don’t lie. The Can-Am Maverick has more horsepower per-pound than any competitor, 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.

7.8 HP/ 100 LB

the competition:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

7.4 hp / 100 lb

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5.9 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 900 EFI

7.4

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5.9

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CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

7.8 HP / 100 LB

The fastest acceleration & most torque in its class.

POLARIS RZR XP 900

7.4 HP / 100 LB

Moderate acceleration with slightly less torque than the Maverick.

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 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 XP 900

CABLE THROTTLE

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

CABLE THROTTLE

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FUEL TANK SIZE

MORE ADVENTURE

LESS PIT STOPS

The Can-Am Maverick 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:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

7.25 gallon tank

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

8.8 gallon tank

HANDLING

REAR SUSPENSION

Compact Design Uncompromized Control

The innovative Torsional Trailing A-arm (TTA) rear suspension, standard on the Can-Am Maverick, 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 XP 900

3-Link

Rear suspension

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

5-Link

Rear suspension

PREDICTABLE WHEEL MOVEMENT FOR PRECISION HANDLING

CAN-AM MAVERICK

CAN-AM MAVERICK

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 the suspension weight.

Polaris RZR XP 900

POLARIS RZR XP 900

3-LINK REAR SUSPENSION

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

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

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 is mounted towards the center, centralizing its weight for more agile handling and easier cornering.

MID-ENGINE 

LAYOUT

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

rear-engine layout

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

rear-engine layout

CENTRALIZED MASS FOR OPTIMIZED CONTROL

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CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

MID-ENGINE LAYOUT

Gives the driver more agility & 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 oversteer.

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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

the competition:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

4WD AUTOMATIC

LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

4WD LIMITED SLIP

MANUAL DIFFERENTIAL

THE DIFFERENTIAL MAKES THE DIFFERENCE

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CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

4WD VISCO-LOK FRONT DIFFERENTIAL

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

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POLARIS RZR XP 900

4WD AUTOMATIC LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL

When engaged, only the rear wheels have power, unless they slip, then both front wheels engage & 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 & stop again to disengage the 4WD lock.

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SHOCKS & SUSPENSION TRAVEL

UPGRADE TO

UNBEATABLE

ABSORPTION

Introducing the only sport side-by-side that features front and rear FOX PODIUM X RC 2.5 piggyback shocks. Capable of compression, rebound and preload adjustments, the bigger 2.5 body makes it more resistant to fade so you can ride longer in comfort.

VIEW MAVERICK RS PACKAGE

TOUT

FOX PODIUM X 

PERFORMANCE RC 2.5 HPG PIGGYBACK AVAILABLE

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

UPGRADABLE REAR

FACTORY SHOCKS AVAILABLE

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

no factory upgradable

shocks

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CENTER OF GRAVITY

LOW CENTER

OF GRAVITY

HIGH DRIVER
COMFORT

Although most side-by-side vehicles have a 25" center of gravity, only the Can-Am Maverick is able to maintain optimal center of gravity height while positioning the driver seat slightly higher, giving you a better sightline and greater comfort.

25.2"

center of gravity

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

25.2" CENTER OF GRAVITY

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

25.0" CENTER OF GRAVITY

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WHEELBASE

Designed to
turn on a dime

The wheelbase of the Can-AM Maverick is designed for the perfect combination of agile cornering and nimble steering. Combined with the traction of the Maxxis 27" Bighorn 2.0 tires, the Maverick offers tight turning and highly responsive control compared to some competitors with a longer wheelbase, not designed to handle tight turns.

84.3"

Wheelbase

the competition:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

81.4" WHEELBASE

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

95" WHEELBASE

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WEIGHT DISTRIBUTION

Centralized
weight
optimized
handling

Although all sport side-by-sides have weight distribution toward the rear for better off-road dynamics, only the Can-Am Maverick has the advantage of the engine placement towards the center for optimal weight distribution. The result is an agile vehicle with precise cornering ability. 

56%

44%

the competition:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

43% FRONT

57% REAR

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

44% FRONT

56% REAR

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FRAME RIGIDITY

TORSIONAL RIGIDITY

FOR PRECISE

CALIBRATION

At almost two times higher than the Polaris RZR XP 900, the torsional rigidity of the Can-Am Maverick 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.

5679 Nm2/DEG 

CHASSIS RIGIDITY

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

3271 Nm2/DEG

CHASSIS RIGIDITY

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

3200 Nm2/DEG

CHASSIS RIGIDITY

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TIRES / WHEELS

LIGHTER TRACTION

BETTER HANDLING

NO COMPROMISE

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

CENTERELESS

Lightweight Design

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

27'' TIRES ON
12'' ALUMINUM WHEELS

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

26" TIRES ON

14" ALUMINUM WHEELS

DESIGN

COCKPIT

rider-inspired cockpit comfort

Few sport side-by-side vehicles focus on the rider as much as the Can-Am Maverick. Featuring a roomier cockpit layout that won’t have you bumping shoulders with your passenger, plus extra handgrips and controls that are strategically placed at your fingertips.

SEE IT IN ACTION:

FULL-SIZE

cockpit design

the competition:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

shoulder-to-shoulder

cockpit

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

shoulder-to-shoulder

cockpit

MORE COMFORT BETTER RIDE

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CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

FULL-SIZE COCKPIT DESIGN

Ergonomic seats with strategically placed gauges and handgrips.

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POLARIS RZR XP 900

SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER COCKPIT

Smallest design with less ergonomic passenger handgrips.

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

SHOULDER-TO-SHOULDER COCKPIT

Limited cockpit features with less ergonomic passenger handgrips.

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PASSENGER COMFORT

ADVANCED ERGONOMICS

UNBEATABLE COMFORT

Designed with the rider in mind, the Can-Am Maverick offers more cockpit features than any other sport side-by-side vehicle. From ergonomic passenger handgrips to strategically positioned gauges and controls, every aspect of the Maverick’s cockpit contributes to its unmatched comfort.

RIDER-FOCUSED

DESIGN

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

MINIMAL INTERIOR DESIGN

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

MINIMAL INTERIOR DESIGN

comfort & performance go hand-in-hand

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CAN-AM MAVERICK 1000R

RIDER-FOCUSED DESIGN

Ergonomic position of gauges, controls and handgrips for a more comfortable ride.

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POLARIS RZR XP 900

minimal interior design

Inconvenient gauge positioning inhibit visibility and handgrips cause passenger discomfort.

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ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

minimal interior design

Inconvenient gauge positioning inhibit visibility and handgrips cause passenger discomfort.

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ADJUSTABLE DRIVER SEAT

CUSTOM FIT COCKPIT

NO TOOLS REQUIRED

Set up the cockpit of the Can-Am Maverick 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 XP 900

DRIVER SEAT
REQUIRES TOOLS TO ADJUST

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

DRIVER SEAT
REQUIRES TOOLS TO ADJUST

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SAFETY & SECURITY SYSTEM

DIGITALLY ENCODED

KEYS FOR BUILT-IN

ANTI-THEFT

Only the Maverick offers the confidence and convenience of a built-in anti-theft system. Armed with the Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™) and two keys, one 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 RZR XP 900

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

NO ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM

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STORAGE VERSATILITY

MORE STORAGE
MORE ADVENTURE

The Maverick has more cockpit storage and cargo adaptability than any other sport side-by-side vehicle in its class. Use the options below to see the versatility of the multi-function racks with LinQ quick-attach accessory system.

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LINQ

EXTENDABLE REAR RACK 

THE COMPETITION:

POLARIS RZR XP 900

FIXED REAR BED

ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT 1000

FIXED REAR BED

NCD-Accessories

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