2022 CAN-AM LINEUP
2022 CAN-AM LINEUP
The 2022 Can-Am lineup is full of improvements for the X3, new offerings in the Commander line, different engine choices for the Defender and new accessories for everybody.
PLENTY OF POWER FOR THE X3
Starting with the X3 line, the more powerful engine will grace nearly all models with a 200-horsepower number on the crankshaft dyno. To get that power to the ground, Can-Am has developed a new primary clutch they claim makes it a quick-response CVT using stainless steel rollers instead of sliders. Plus, they have added a belt-temp sensor to monitor it all.
The non-Turbo RR model is limited to a sole unit, a 64-inch-wide Maverick X3 ds Turbo with 120 horsepower or Max Turbo. The two-seater is $19,999 and the family mobile is $22,999, so in total, there are nine 2-seat Turbo RRs and six 4-seaters to choose from with 200 horsepower. Smart-Lok is on all models with exclusive modes such as Rocks or Mud, depending if you’re getting the X rc or mr model. The standard X rs models get the Trail/Trail Active setting. Prices start at $21,999 for the narrow, 200-horsepower Maverick X3 ds Turbo RR and top out at $33,099 for the 72-inch-wide, four-seat Maverick Max X rs Turbo RR with Smart-Shox. Shipping and prep fees are extra and could add another $1000 or more to the price tag.
Some of the wide X rs models will now be shod with 32-inch-tall Maxxis Carnivore tires on the same 14-inch beadlock wheel. The wide RC will get 32-inch Maxxis Liberty tires. The other models get 30-inch ITP Cryptids or Carnivores. What’s strange is that none of the mud-specific X mr models are coming with the larger 32-inch-tall tires. However, they will all have a true mud tire in the ITP Cryptid.
Can-Am claims they beefed up the frame by constructing it with steel tubing that is 30 percent thicker, which translates to 13 percent more rigidity. The lower A-arms up front and lower radius rod in the rear are both beefed up as well. Also, out back, the rear knuckle has a double-shear toe link and stronger radius-rod plate. We don’t know yet if they fixed the front bulkhead issue. The skid plate is still riveted on.
Starting back at the powerplant, the engine runs off a new 850-watt magneto that will help provide the extra voltage needed for the electronic shocks, cooling fans and other equipment you want to install later. Speaking of that, if you would rather listen to music on the trail instead of the exhaust note, they have come up with a $399.99 tilt kit for the $2549.99 audio roof to blast tunes as you ride down the trail. Then, if you want to blast that music when parked, you can do that, too, thanks to a prop feature.
After only a few months, Can-Am has already expanded the Commander lineup. New for 2022 are the Commander X mr, a Max XT-P, and a new 52 horsepower, 650cc power choice in the base DPS and XT editions. That smaller engine will save you $3100 on the base and $4200 in the XT. That engine is a single-cylinder 650cc engine with a new drive clutch. All chassis specs are the same as last year. The new X mr has all of the mud-fording features you would expect, such as high snorkels, a 4500-pound winch and Smart-Lok diff-lock. It’s only available in a two-seat configuration for $20,099. The new four-seat Commander Max XT-P sells for $24,699 and is a stretched version of the two-seater we tested earlier this year. Search www.utvactionmag.com for that review. The Maverick Sport line returns unchanged; although, we expect it to get updates for 2023.
DEFENDER POWER OPTIONS
Three power options are now available in the Defender line. On the base and DPS models you can choose from the HD7 (650cc, 52 horsepower), HD9 (976cc, 65 horsepower) or HD10 (976cc, 82 horsepower). So, with the HD model, you can get a Defender Max six-passenger rig for $13,399, which is only $600 more than the Polaris Ranger 570 Crew. On the other end of the spectrum Can-Am offers models for all climates and conditions. The HVAC two- and six-seaters return, as do the X mr, Defender Pro and Defender 6×6. In all, there are 18 different 2022 Can-Am Defender models to choose from, and that doesn’t include color options.
See UTV Action’s full test on the Defender HD10 here: 2020 CAN-AM DEFENDER HD10 – UTV Action Magazine
To configure exactly what Can-Am you are interested in, visit their website at www.can-am.brp.com.