Can-Am has been making all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) for longer than you might realize. In the late 1990s, it was known as Bombardier, which made (and still makes) Ski-Doo snowmobiles and Sea-Doo personal watercraft. In 1998, the company entered the ATV market with the Bombardier Traxter, and in 2002, the first Outlander model debuted.
In 2003, the company partnered with John Deere to create models under the Deere brand. At that point, it made sense to establish an umbrella company known as BRP and create the Can-Am brand for its own ATVs and UTVs. In addition to off-road vehicles, Can-Am also builds three-wheeled on-road vehicles.
Types of Can-Am ATVs and UTVs
Can-Am has ATVs that can be equipped to tackle almost any task, from off-road performance to farm chores and hunting. The Outlander is particularly versatile, with nearly two dozen models and trim levels that customize the ATV for riders’ most common uses. There’s also the smaller, lower-powered DS model for kids aged six and up.
Can-Am’s line up of utility terrain vehicles (UTVs), also known as side-by-sides or SSVs, is equally capable and customizable. Like the Outlander ATV, the Maverick UTV can be configured in two dozen ways for performance, work, or comfort. The Commander offers recreational riders amenities like secure on-board storage.
Can-Am ATVs and UTVs Prices
Adult ATVs from Can-Am range from about $6,300 to $15,000, with the kids’ models starting under $2,500. UTV prices start at $10,400 and can climb to more than $20,000. These prices are on average a little higher than other brands’ prices.
Can-Am ATVs and UTVs Lineup
There are four total ATV models from Can-Am. The Outlander nameplate is divided into a few different models: the Outlander 450 and Outlander 570 are the company’s entry-level ATVs, while the Outlander is the flagship model with a long list of available trims and options. The Renegade is built for on-trail performance, while the DS has features like a built-in speed limiter to help new riders stay safe.
There are five UTV models, with three of them being variations on the Maverick platform. The Maverick Trail is only 50 inches wide to fit on narrow trails; the Maverick Sport can take on trails, rocks, and mud; and the Maverick X3 is built for performance. The Commander was designed with passenger comfort and confidence in mind, while the Defender was made for getting things done on the farm or the worksite.
Can-Am UTV Side-by-Sides
A side-by-side vehicle, also known as an SSV, SxS or UTV, has proper seats that fit into the chassis side by side, as you surely guessed, rather than having a passenger ride behind the driver. Can-Am offers two rows of seating in some models, for a total of four passengers. There’s also quite a bit more space for storage and creature comforts in a side-by-side than there is in an ATV.
The Can-Am Defender was built to haul nearly anything you could throw at it, from rocks to hay bales to game. The entry-level Defender starts at $10,399, with prices ranging up to $28,199 depending on the configuration.
There are three engines available: the base HD5, with 38 horsepower, the HD8 with 50 horsepower, and the HD10 with 82 horsepower. The Defender is also available as a 6x6 for additional traction and towing grip. The available 4.5-by-6-foot bed is among the largest in the segment, and there’s an available power tilting bed for easy dumping. Additional features include a winch, heating and air conditioning, and Cryptid tires for crawling through mud.
Can-Am Maverick Trail
The Can-Am Maverick Trail was built to go where larger UTVs can’t fit. At 50 inches wide, this side-by-side can legally fit on most trails. The Maverick Trail starts at $11,399 and comes with a 50-horsepower engine. The Maverick Trail DPS adds dynamic power steering and has a base price of $13,399.
Can-Am Maverick Sport
It’s right in the name – the Can-Am Maverick Sport is made for performance, even if the terrain includes mud or rocks. The base Maverick Sport starts at $15,299 and comes with a 75-horsepower engine. All other Sport models have a 100-horsepower engine.
The Sport Max DPS has seating for four, plus upgraded shocks. The Sport X MR comes with four-wheel drive and mud mode for $21,199, while the Sport X RC has four-wheel drive with rock mode for $21,599.
Can-Am Maverick X3
The Maverick X3 can be built almost anyway you’d like, as long as you like high performance. There are three turbocharged engines available with 120, 172, or 195 horsepower on tap. Maverick X3 DS models are 64 inches wide, and RS models are 72 inches wide. Available packages make the X3 ready for whichever terrain you’re most likely to encounter, from mud to dunes. X3 Max models let you bring more passengers along for the ride, with seating for four.
The Commander is as capable as any Can-Am, but its focus is more on recreational riding. There are two available engines: the 800R with 71 horsepower and the 1000R with 92 horsepower. The base Commander, with two seats and few frills, starts at $11,199. The top-of-the-line Commander Max Limited seats four, has the larger engine, and includes a winch and uprated shocks.
Can-Am has been in the ATV game for decades, and its lineup offers a ride for almost any rider. These ATVs can be outfitted for a day of hunting or tackling the to-do list on the farm. But if that sounds like too much work and not enough play, there are powerful race-ready performance models too.
Can-Am Outlander 450/570
The Can-Am Outlander 450 and Outlander 570 are well-rounded ATVs that can take on most common tasks, whether for work or play. There are two available engines, a single-cylinder with 38 horsepower in the 450 models or a V-twin with 48 horsepower in the 570 models. Prices start at $6,299, with several packages and options available. The Outlander Max 6x6 DPS 450 tops the line, with dynamic power steering, two extra wheels, and a seat back for a passenger.
This Outlander line steps up the power, with 62-, 78-, and 91-horsepower engines available. Prices start at $8,499 for the Outlander 850, but this model can be kitted out in at least a dozen ways for trail riding, hunting, mud, and work. Skid plates are available for tackling the toughest trails, or opt for the 6x6 to haul heavy loads.
Each of the four Renegade trims is tuned for performance, with an engine, suspension and CVT built for taking trails at speed, plus plenty of ground clearance. Starting prices range from the base model at $8,449 to $15,149 for the Renegade X MR 1000R. This mud monster has 91 horsepower, 30-inch Cryptid tires, front and rear bumpers, and 12.5 inches of ground clearance.
Grown-ups don’t get to have all the outdoor fun. The Can-Am DS line was created for kids ages six and older. Standard electronic start and speed limiter helps kids learn to ride safely and easily. Prices start at $2,349 for the smallest ATV, while the largest DS 250 for riders age 14 and up starts at $4,299. The DS 90 X was created for aspiring trail racers age 10 and older with a sporty look and upgraded shocks – and yes, a throttle limiter.
Can-Am ATV and UTV Warranty
Can-Am offers a six-month warranty on its models.
Can-Am vs. Other Brands
Can-Am vs. Honda
Honda has a lineup of ATVs and UTVs that’s similar to what Can-Am offers. There are models built for sport, hunting, mud, and performance, with prices that are slightly lower on average than Can-Am’s. Honda doesn’t specify horsepower specs in its literature, but its engines are close in size to the engines Can-Am uses. Honda includes a one-year limited factory warranty for its recreational vehicles, which is longer than the six-month Can-Am warranty.
Can-Am vs. Polaris
Polaris has been in the recreational vehicle game for quite a while, and its machines are similar to what you’ll find from any manufacturer. They have models for young riders, and their prices overall are comparable to Can-Am’s. The narrowest side-by-side that Polaris makes is 7 inches wider than the Can-Am Maverick Trail, if navigating narrow trails is on your list. Polaris’s engines range from 33 horsepower to 89 horsepower, which is lower at both ends of the scale than Can-Am’s models.
Can-Am vs. Yamaha
Yamaha’s ATVs and UTVs have more aggressive styling than Can-Am’s, with an almost insect-like front fascia on all its many models and trims. The Yamaha lineup has slightly lower average starting prices than Can-Am, though adding features brings the prices more in line. Yamaha includes a six-month limited factory warranty as well as a ten-year V-belt limited warranty.