There is a lot of competition between models made by different car brands in the world of off-road driving. Polaris and Can-Am are two of the community's most talked-about brands. One of the most important aspects of the brands' marketing has been their fierce competition with one another.
But it's hard for customers, especially those who don't know enough about the differences, to tell which one is best and if it's really as good as the company says in its ads.
Starting in 1999, Polaris energised the UTV market with the launch of the first SxS after dominating the snowmobile market. By 2010, Can-Am was hot on their trail.
Both the Maverick and the RZR are powerful, rugged machines that consistently set high standards in the "supercar segment" of the UTV market.
Both companies have met the demand for more horsepower, greater versatility and additional features. Below, we take a closer look at the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S and the Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R so you can decide which side-by-side UTV is best for you.
Can-am Maverick X3 X RS
Since its release in 2018, the Can-Am Maverick X3 rs Turbo R has been nearly impossible to beat. It has a 172-horsepower engine, a massive 72-inch-wide long-travel chassis, and extreme versatility on any gnarled surface. The Can-Am offers a comprehensive performance package that off-road thrill seekers will adore when compared to any other sport UTV. It is the ultimate two-seat sports vehicle for open deserts and dunes.
200 hp, Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) 900 cc Turbocharged Triple-cylinder engine, liquid cooled with integrated intercooler and high-perfomance air filter
It has twin A-arms with sway bar at the front and four-link trophy tow arms (TTX) with sway bar at the rear.
- 172 HP Rotax ACE 900
- 72” Width
- Up to 24” Usable Travel
- FOX® 2.5 PODIUM RC2 Piggyback
- 30” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 Tires
- 15” Ground Clearance
- Smart-Lok technology with four-mode traction system
Polaris RZR XP Turbo S
It's easy to see why the Polaris RZR XP Turbo S has been called the ugliest RZR ever. The machine was designed for extreme adventures in challenging terrain. It produces an impressive amount of power and performs well in challenging environments. The machine almost begs to be driven as hard and fast as possible.
The RZR XP Turbo S makes 168 hp thanks to its turbocharged 925cc parallel twin-cylinder engine.
The DYNAMIX active suspension features an A-arm front assembly, 25 inches of suspension travel and instantly adjustable shock absorbers. They are all part of the world's first and only intelligent suspension system design for off-road touring.
- 168 HP ProStar Turbo 925
- 72” Width
- 25”/25” Usable Travel
- FOX® 3.0 Internal Bypass Live Valve Shocks
- 32” ITP® Coyote Tires (8-Ply)
- 16” Ground Clearance
- Xtreme Performance Isolated True On-Demand AWD/2WD
As you can see, Polaris RZR XP Turbo S and Can-AM MAVERICK X3 X RS Turbo R both have many advantage.