2018 CAN-AM UTVs

— 172 horsepower & other things you’ll like —

Can-Am pushes the performance of its incredible Maverick X3 Turbo high-performance UTVs further for 2018 with a jump to 172 horsepower, making them the most powerful sport models yet! There’s also a new 120-horsepower X3 for $19,999, plus upgraded Commanders and Defenders. Here’s what you need to know about the new machines.




All Maverick X3 Turbo R models are powered by an intercooled, turbocharged, three-cylinder, 900cc, double-overhead-cam, 12-valve engine with 172 horsepower (18 more than the 2017). An upgraded intercooler, fan and fuel pump contribute the extra power. The new 120-horsepower X3 Turbo doesn’t have an intercooler.

X3s have roomy cabins with seats that offer fore, aft and height adjustment, quarter doors and full instrumentation that moves with the tilt steering wheel. X3 Max models have a 33-inch-longer wheelbase to provide comfortable seating for four adults.

The 72-inch-wide X3 X rs Turbo R and identically equipped X3 Max X rs Turbo R top the X3 turbo lineup. They have arched, boxed dual A-arms and Fox Podium 2.5 RC2 piggyback-reservoir front shocks with dual-speed-adjustable compression and rebound for 22 inches of front suspension travel. Trailings arms with Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 remote reservoir shocks offer 24 inches of rear suspension travel. The X3 Max X rs has 22 inches of rear travel.



X rs’ roll-on 14-inch beadlock wheels with 30-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires. They also come with a full roof, full skid plate and four-point harness. They’re available in Platinum Satin, gold and red, and Triple Black. The X3 X rs starts at $26,899; the X3 Max X rs starts at $29,399.

The X3 X ds Turbo R and X3 Max X ds Turbo R are 64 inches wide with 20 inches of front and rear travel from Fox Podium 2.5 RC2 piggyback reservoir shocks. X ds’ come with 29-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on 14-inch beadlock wheels. They’re available in Circuit Yellow, Platinum Satin and Triple Black. The X3 X ds starts at $24,999; the X3 Max X ds starts at $27,499.

X3 Turbo Rs and X3 Max Turbo Rs are 64 inches wide and have 20 inches of travel front and rear using Fox Podium 2.5 QS3 shocks with three-position-adjustable compression damping. Twenty-eight-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on 14-inch one-piece aluminum wheels provide the traction. White is the only color. The X3 Turbo R starts at $22,999; the X3 Max Turbo R starts at $24,999.

The new 120-horsepower X3 Turbo and X3 Max Turbo have the same size, suspension, and tire and wheel combination as the  X3 Turbo R and X3 Max Turbo R, and they’re available in white or Hyper Silver and Sunburst Yellow. The X3 Turbo starts at $19,999; the X3 Max Turbo starts at $21,999.




The original Maverick lineup returns for 2018 with 60-inch-wide, 64-inch-wide, X mr mud and Max four-seat models; only the Maverick Turbo is discontinued. Mavericks are mid-engine, high-performance UTVs powered by a 101-horsepower, 976cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve V-twin.

Maverick X mr and Maverick Max X mr models are 68.3 inches wide and have 12 inches of front and rear travel from Fox Podium 2.5 QS3 piggyback reservoir shocks. Factory-installed snorkels elevate the engine and transmission intakes for deep crossings. Thirty-inch ITP Cryptid tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels provide plenty of grip and ground clearance. The Maverick X mr is $21,999; the Maverick Max X mr is $23,999.



The Maverick DPS and Maverick Max DPS are 64” wide with 14” of travel front and rear using Fox Podium 2.0 QS3 piggyback reservoir shocks. The Maverick DPS is $17,599; the Maverick Max DPS is $19,599.

Maverick XC, XC DPS and X xc’s are 60 inches wide, with 12 inches of travel front and rear from Fox 2.0 Podium C piggyback-reservoir shocks. The X xc comes with power steering, color-accented seats and A-arms, and 27-inch tires on 12-inch beadlock wheels. The XC DPS has power steering and non-beadlock wheels. The XC doesn’t have power steering.

The X xc is $18,599, the XC DPS is $15,699 and the XC is $15,699.




2018 Commander 1000 recreation utility UTVs get a boost to 92 horsepower, a wider stance and larger brakes. The 2018 Can-Am Commander 800’s price is $1000 less than last year’s model. Commander UTVs are available in base, DPS (Dynamic Power Steering), and XT with DPS, painted bodywork and a 4500-pound winch in Mossy Oak Hunting Edition and Limited trim levels. They’re powered by a 71-horsepower, 800cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve V-twin or a 92-horsepower, 976cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve V-twin. Commander 1000s are 62.5 inches wide, and the base 800 is 58.6 inches wide. The 1000s and 800s have 10 inches of travel front and rear from preload-adjustable, non-reservoir gas shocks. Limited models have Fox QS3 shocks.



The Commander 800 starts at $11,199. Prices for 1000cc Commanders begin at $12,299. The Commander Limited and Commander Max Limited lead the Commander recreation utility UTV lineup. They come with a four-speaker sound system, GPS, Fox QS3 shocks, 4500-pound winch, half windshield, roof, power steering, painted bodywork and aluminum wheels. The Commander Limited is $20,299, and the Commander Max Limited is $22,099.




For 2018 Can-Am adds value to its Defender utility recreation UTV lineup with the six-seat Defender Max HD8 priced at $12,399. The new 2018 Defender Max XT Cab HD10 supermodel features enhanced ground clearance, arched A-arms with a greater footprint and an integrated heater system.

All XT packages get a new front bumper. New, larger 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires are now standard on both the HD8 and HD10 Convenience vehicles. All Can-Am Defender family vehicles also receive a new cargo-box deflector to eliminate debris from the cargo bed reaching the engine compartment. A refined second-generation Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system was added, and a revised shifter gate adds smoother operation and durability.

Defender HD10s are powered by a 72-horsepower, 976cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve V-twin. HD8s have a 50-horsepower, 800cc, single-overhead-cam, eight-valve V-twin. The HD5 has a 38-horsepower, 427cc, single-cylinder, single-overhead-cam engine. These three- and six-passenger, tilt-bed, utility-focused UTVs are available in five trim levels. You can put a thousand pounds in the bed and tow 2000 pounds.



The base HD5 starts at $9999. Base models come with 12-inch steel wheels and without power steering. DPS models start at $11,399 and have power steering and 12-inch cast-aluminum wheels with 25-inch tires. XTs start at $15,699 and come with power steering, painted bodywork, a roof, 4500-pound winch, deluxe instrumentation and 14-inch aluminum wheels with 27-inch tires. Mossy Oak Hunting Editions start at $19,699. They are equipped like XTs and come with camo bodywork, half windshield, front bumper, headache rack, roof, skid plate, side mirror and spotlight. XT Cab models start at $21,599 and have all the XT features and full cabs with tilt-up windshields, wiper kits, doors with electric windows, sliding rear windows and heater kits.

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