— Checking out the wider Sport models —
The Maverick Sport line consists of three machines 60 inches wide, versus the Trail models 50 inch width. The 75-horsepower base 1000 sells for $14,699. The Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) 1000 is $16,499, and the 100 horsepower DPS 1000R is $17,999. Other choices in the 60-inch UTV world include the Polaris RZR S 900, which starts at $14,699, the $17,999 RZR S 1000, and Textron’s Wildcat Sport, which starts at $14,599.
THEY ALL SHARE THE SAME BASIC ENGINE, BUT THE 1000R MAKES 25 MORE HORSEPOWER
All the Maverick Sports are powered by a 976cc, single-overhead-cam, 8-valve V-twin. The 1000R’s extra 25 horses come from an airbox lifted from the X3 and a better-flowing exhaust system. The rear-mounted engine provides more interior room than the original mid-engine Maverick design. All Maverick Sports have Electronic Hill Descent Control, which is Can-Am’s brochure lingo for automatic engine braking. Maverick Sports weigh 1,377-1,392 pounds dry. The RZR S 1000 weighs 1,235 pounds.
THE SUSPENSION IS MORE MAVERICK TRAIL THAN X3
Maverick Sports have double-A-arm front and rear suspension rather than the trailing arm rear ends on the X3s. Spring preload-adjustable Fox 2.0 Podium shocks provide 11.5 inches of travel up front and 12 inches in the rear. Ground clearance is 12 inches. Front and rear sway bars keep the machines cornering flat.
THEY LOOK SIMILAR BUT ARE DIFFERENT
The base Maverick Sport is available in white only. DPS models come in red. The DPS 1000R is available in red or yellow. All the Maverick Sport models come with doors and have 12-inch aluminum wheels with 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires. Accented seats, LED-accented headlights, Sport and Eco performance modes, and Quick-Engaging Visco-Lok front differentials are also exclusive to DPS models. The 1000R’s exhaust outlet has a unique keystone shape.
THE INTERIOR WILL LOOK FAMILIAR TO MAVERICK TRAIL DRIVERS
Maverick Sports share their spacious X3-inspired cabin and comfortable seats with the Maverick Trail models. Only the driver’s seat slides to adjust, though Can-Am claims the Maverick Sport has 2 inches more legroom than its closest competitor. Three-point seat belts are standard, and brackets for four-point harnesses are installed. The dash has driver and passenger storage compartments, and an instrument display that moves with the tilt-adjustable wheel.
IMPRESSIVE CARRYING AND TOWING ABILITIES
Maverick Sports have 2-inch hitch receivers that provide 1500 pounds of towing capacity. The cargo beds can carry 300 pounds, and they’re equipped with eight LinQ attachment points, four anchor hooks, and drain holes to let water escape and to make washing easier.