Latest On 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 Super Sport Side-By-Side Vehicle Family

September 2017 Feature

In another thrilling step in its effort to change the game in the off-road world and take over the super sport segment of the side-by-side vehicle industry, Can-Am Off-Road has introduced the most powerful factory-built side-by-side vehicle on the market.

The turbocharged 172 hp 2018 Can-Am Maverick X3 Turbo R side-by-side vehicle family features the same defiant, precise and powerful genetics, but raises the bar and redefines the super sport side-by-side category by delivering 12 percent more horsepower and 10 percent added torque for unprecedented performance. The new flagship side-by-side vehicle can go from 0-60 mph in an astounding 4.4 seconds, making it the fastest accelerating factory-built side-by-side vehicle on the market, period.

In addition to the market-leading innovation and class-leading performance, the remarkable Maverick X3 Turbo R family provides consumers with a fantastic value, as price did not increase related to this sizeable 18 hp power upgrade (U.S. only).

The 2018 Maverick X3 Turbo R and MAX X3 Turbo R packages are: X3 (base), X3 X ds and X3 X rs. The new model year also means new color offerings and components. To meet consumer demand, all Maverick X3 X rs vehicle packages (two- and four-seat) now come standard with a factory-installed, retractable 4-point harness system.

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle family also includes the new 120 hp Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side, a market point-of-entry vehicle that offers more horsepower and suspension travel than competitive vehicles in its price point. The new Maverick X3 Turbo family, offered in two-seat and MAX packages, also arrives with unbeatable value (starting at less than $20,000 USD in US; two-seater) while including all the revolutionary X3 DNA. The features and benefits include the industry’s leading long-travel suspension (20 in./50.8 cm, front and the rear), the Rotax ACE turbocharged engine (no intercooler) and the bold, unparalleled design.

The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicles skillfully blends its industry-leading power, precision handling and unmatched comfort levels to create a dynamic riding experience and incomparable styling to rise above the crowded field. The new, more powerful Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle family remains defiant, precise and powerful, and continues to deliver a clear message that Can-Am is the dominant leader in the super-sport segment of the market.

Defiant

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has an extremely bold character that undeniably separates it from the crowd, and it is designed so the occupants feel connected to its every move. The Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is comfortable and intuitive, inspiring confidence directly to the driver no matter the skill level.

Trademark Can-Am DNA With A Next Generation Look And Capability

- Unique and unprecedented design

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is an adrenaline rush in every aspect. Its wild intensity comes from a mix of performance-driven mechanical and structural designs. It pushes the design envelope in every way to give a substantial edge in both form and function.

- Intensified Can-Am DNA

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a superior fit and finish, and the advanced design focuses squarely on the driver and passenger. Its unique visual statement starts in the front with signature LEDs and a distinctive Can-Am family appearance, then moves through the advanced cockpit, complete with push-button start/stop, and ends with its aggressive and energetic rear end.

- NEW Exclusive coloration and components

There are multiple color options for the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle, so owners can choose a unique color choice that best fits them. The 120 hp Maverick X3 Turbo R package is available in White or a painted Hyper Silver & Sunburst Yellow color. The Maverick X3 Turbo R standard vehicle returns in White. The 2018 Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R is now available in three painted colorations: a new Platinum Satin finish as well as both the returning Circuit Yellow or menacing Triple Black color. The top-of-the-line Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R package retains its family exclusive painted Gold and Can-Am Red finish, but also is available in the new painted Platinum Satin color or the intimidating Triple Black.

Low Seats, Bold Stance

- Low seating position

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a low seating position that encapsulates both driver and passenger so they feel at one with the vehicle and connected to its every move. This bold configuration allows drivers to quickly interpret vehicle attitude and react to maximize performance.

- Elevated ground clearance

The Maverick X3 features excellent ground clearance (up to 15-in.) to accommodate varying conditions such as deserts, dunes, rocks or trails. Its high and dominant posture ensures optimal off-road capabilities with no compromise to line-of-sight.

- Smooth line of sight

Visibility is critical for performance driving, which is why the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is designed with a smooth line of sight to create an optimized field of vision for the occupants.

Advanced Ergo-Lok Cockpit

- Optimized control positions

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has everything in the right place with easy-to-access controls. The race-inspired, flat-bottom steering wheel tilts up to 25 degrees and has an integrated gauge for optimal visibility at any angle. There is also a panoramic mirror for excellent rear visibility to see other drivers lagging behind. The multifunction analog/digital gauge includes a speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, ECO mode, seat belt and 4x4 indicator, diagnostics, clock and auto shut off.

- Superior mechanics

Once inside the cockpit of the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle, mechanical elements are strategically positioned to enhance the dynamic performance, seamlessly connecting the passenger to the vehicle. The interior is insightfully and purposefully configured, providing naturally positioned passenger grab bars, angled footrests for both the driver and passenger and a sports car-like centered accelerator and brake pedals.

- ErgoPrint seats

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features driver-focused, rally car-like seating for optimal positioning and ergonomics. Its unique ErgoPrint seat shape is ideal for support and weight distribution, providing excellent comfort and bump absorption. The one-piece molded seats are four-way adjustable—2-in. (5.1 cm) in height and 6-in. (15.2 cm) in forward-rearward slide. They sit on mud-proof supports and have removable cushions for easy cleaning.

- NEW Factory-installed retractable 4-point harness

The Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R package now comes equipped from the factory with a retractable 4-point harness for all occupants. The harness system offers enhanced confidence and a more customizable, secure fit for both the driver and passengers.

- Easy to accessorize

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle is extremely easy to accessorize. For example, non-X rs package vehicle are 4-point or 5-point harness ready. Available items include door fillers, bumpers, cargo racks and roofs. Installation is designed to be quick and easy, especially when using Can-Am LinQ accessories. An integrated wiring channel and ground post was incorporated for easy electronics installation.

Precise

The Can-Am Maverick X3 features a best-in-class high-performance suspension with ideal front and rear balance (44 percent front/56 percent rear) and premium Fox shocks. It rests on an ultra-efficient, lightweight chassis and delivers superb performance through optimized handling. Ample braking, abundant traction and strategic design also enhance the driving experience.

- TTX rear suspension

  • The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R side-by-side vehicle features an industry-leading 24-in. (61 cm) of suspension travel. BRP developed an all-new four-link TTX suspension, which features a trophy truck-like trailing arm and three links that control wheel toe for optimal geometry during extra high wheel travel. Components are perfectly matched for unparalleled power transfer to the wheels with virtually no bump steer. The suspension system also offers precision control, traction and more confidence at higher speeds.
  • The 120 hp Maverick X3 Turbo and both the 172 hp Maverick X3 Turbo R and X3 X ds Turbo R vehicles have a very comfortable and capable 20-in. (50.8 cm) of rear suspension travel to enhance the off-road riding experience.

- Front A-arm suspension

The Can-Am Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R has a trophy-truck inspired front architecture with an arched double tubular A-Arm and sway bar. The setup significantly increases ground clearance (total of up to 15-in.) and approach angle capacity and also supplies 22-in. (55.9 cm) of travel. The Maverick X3 Turbo R and X3 X ds Turbo R packages have 20-in. (50.8 cm) of travel up front.

- State-of-the-art Fox shocks

  • Depending on the Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle, there are three different shock packages, all of which have features ready for competitive situations. The Maverick X3 Turbo (120 hp) and X3 Turbo R (172 hp) side-by-side vehicles come with Fox 2.5 Podium HPG Piggyback shocks with front and rear QS3 compression adjustment and rear bottom-out control for a quick and easy set up.
  • The Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R features fully-adjustable Fox 2.5 Podium RC2 HPG Piggyback shock with front and rear dual-speed compression and rebound adjustments, as well as rear bottom-out control to give the driver flexibility to fit the terrain and preferred driving style.
  • The top-of-the-line Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R package features fully-adjustable Fox 2.5 Podium RC2 HPG Piggyback shocks with bypass and dual-speed compression and rebound (front), and class-leading Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 HPG shocks with remote reservoir and bypass, paired with dual-speed compression and rebound adjustments (rear) for ultra-precise performance.

Ultra-Efficient, Lightweight Chassis

- Ultra-light and rigid chassis

The Can-Am Maverick X3 features an ultra light, rigid chassis made of state-of-the-art Dual-Phase 980 steel, which is lighter than traditional steel. This allows the chassis to deliver 53 percent better torsional stiffness while being 20 percent lighter than its closest competitor.

- Industry-leading cage rigidity

The Can-Am Maverick X3 cage is made of state-of-the-art Dual-Phase 980 steel, which is extremely light and rigid. It is a 1.85-in. (4.7 cm) tubular, fully welded design—no bolts, no extra pieces—with dedicated servicing zones in case of repair or replacement. It is fully ROHVA compliant and creates a protective barrier around both driver and passenger.

- Enhanced protection

The Can-Am Maverick X3 offers increased protection for all occupants. In addition to its unyielding cage, it comes standard with an integrated front bumper, quarter-doors and full HMW (high-molecular weight) polyethylene skid plate. The Maverick X3 X rs side-by-side vehicle also has a full roof and a heavy-duty HMW skid plate for enhanced protection.

Sharpest Handling Features

- Optimal stability

The 102-in. (259.1 cm) wheelbase, which is a full 12-in. (30.5 cm) longer than the closest competitor, improves off-road capability by supplying more comfort and a confidence-inspiring ride at higher speeds. The elongated wheelbase, optimal weight distribution (44/56) and ample ground clearance [14-in. (35.6 cm) X3 and X3 X ds; 15-in. (38.1 cm) on the X3 X rs] translates to optimum performance and stability in even the most challenging terrain. The 8-in. (20.4 cm) broader stance on the 72-in. (182.9 cm) wide Maverick X3 X rs Turbo R also provides favorable stability, when combined with its superior shocks and longer chassis.

- Superior grip and control

The Can-Am Maverick X3 wears 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum wheels. A 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum beadlock option is available with the X package. The mechanical fastening beadlock system makes it nearly impossible for the tire bead to break loose from the wheel during heavy acceleration or cornering. The Maverick X3 packages offer three different six-ply Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tire sizes: 28-in./71.1 cm (X3), 29-in./73.7 cm (X3 X ds) and 30-in./76.2 cm (X3 X rs). The versatile tires offer sturdy lugs and a non-directional tread pattern for a smoother ride over a variety of terrains.

- Extraordinary braking power

The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicles all have the same braking package for superior stopping performance. The vehicle includes large, twin piston calipers and 262 mm discs up front, and twin piston calipers and 248 mm discs at the rear. Each has high-performance brake pads for superior control. Also beneficial is the master cylinder being located inside the cockpit for better protection.

- Optimized ride control

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has many driver-centric features. It has a race-inspired, quick-ratio steering wheel with just 1.5 turns lock-to-lock. There are also two driving modes (Eco, Sport) and a Tri-Mode DPS system (Min, Med, Max) designed to optimize the desired amount of steering assist for varying conditions. All Maverick X3 models come with Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC), which provides smooth throttle delivery even if the driver’s foot is bouncing in rough terrain.

Convenience And Maintenance

- Increased fuel capacity

Owners will focus more on driving and less on refueling with the Can-Am Maverick X3, as it offers a 10.5-gal. (40 L) fuel tank, which is the largest in the industry.

- Ample storage/cargo capacity

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle offers a total of 2.5 gal./9.4 L of storage by way of a fixed glove box, center console and two cup holders, because added convenience improves the overall performance package. Externally, there is a rear rack with a 200-lb. (91 kg) capacity. The rack works with the Can-Am LinQ quick-attach accessory system, allowing easy installation and removal of a storage box, rack extension, bag or other items. The centre console includes a lighter-type DC outlet as well.

- Latest ignition technology

The Can-Am Maverick X3 features an automotive-like, keyless start-stop button activated by a Radio Frequency Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.) key. It also includes a separate learning key that limits speed and acceleration for novice drivers.

- Simple maintenance

The Can-Am Maverick X3 is designed for ease of maintenance. The front hood allows quick access to fluids and fuses, while snap-fitted body panels allow for quick access to other key components. The hood and grill are also removable for easy radiator cleaning. Additionally, there is easy access to DIY pieces, including the radiator, battery, oil filter, fuel pump and turbo.

- Maintenance free first year

The Can-Am Maverick X3 has no break-in maintenance required and only an annual maintenance schedule, which means reduced total maintenance costs. The yearly advised maintenance is at 1,865 miles (3,000 km) or 200 hours.

Powerful

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle supplies an entirely new level of performance in all conditions with its newly revamped and industry-leading 172 hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE engine. It also features a new optimized airflow and revised performance-tuned transmission, giving it an advantage over the competition.

The new turbocharged 120 hp Rotax ACE engine delivers and all the Can-Am Maverick X3 family DNA, but has been recalibrated to outperform the competition within its price point.

New 2 Turbocharged Rotax ACE Engine Packages

- Industry-leading 172 hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax engine

  • The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has an industry-leading 172 hp at 7,250 rpm and 124 lb-ft of torque at 6,500 rpm. That’s an astonishing 12 percent horsepower increase (+18 hp) and 10 percent greater torque over the previous models. Also, the industry-leading performance includes the ability to go from 0-60 mph in only 4.4 seconds.
  • Power comes from an inline triple-cylinder, turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE 900cc engine. The additional power boost is the result of resolute engineering and devotion to performance, one key pillar of all Can-Am vehicles’ DNA. The intercooler and fan (with additional fins) were redesigned to maximize heat transfer (upwards of 49 percent more heat flow). With the horsepower increase, a new fuel pump was added to create more volume to support the new power, expanding from 58 psi to 65 psi. Additionally, a new stiffer CVT belt used an enhanced compound and offers stiffer lateral rigidity to meet the optimized performance demands.

- NEW 120 hp turbocharged Rotax engine

  • The all-new 2018 Maverick X3 Turbo package has mass appeal for a key portion of super sport market that yearns for the X3 family’s revolutionary design, style and industry influence but seeks more affordability. The Maverick X3 Turbo side-by-side vehicle delivers ample performance at an exceptional value. A new 120 hp turbocharged Rotax ACE engine powers it. The inline triple-cylinder 900cc engine, which doesn’t include an intercooler, is recalibrated. Don’t let the reduced horsepower fool you, though, as the point-of-entry Maverick X3 Turbo vehicle is made to skillfully dominate competitive vehicles in its category.
  • All the turbocharged Rotax ACE engines are located in the rear of the chassis, resulting in lower cockpit noise, vibration and heat. It also has iridium spark plugs, which provide improved combustion, longer life and lower maintenance.

- NEW Ultra-efficient intercooler

The Can-Am Maverick X3 family has a light and durable intercooler optimized for maximum cooling efficiency. Its large fan and optimized placement are engineered for performance without compromising visibility. (The new 120 hp Maverick X3 Turbo and X3 MAX Turbo does not have an intercooler.)

- Fully integrated turbo

An integrated Rotax turbocharger with high boost is located right next to the engine for an immediate power delivery. It’s built for performance, but its one-piece turbine housing and exhaust manifold also offer more durability.

- Powerful 650-W magneto

Whether it is to install high-performance lighting or a ground-shaking sound system, the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle’s high-output, 650-W magneto can handle it.

Advanced Airflow Dynamics

- Improved airflow

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features a highly efficient airflow system that’s optimized from intake to exhaust to deliver superb engine efficiency and performance. The intake areas are strategically positioned high and dry for excellent mud/water protection.

- Triple, dedicated air intake

There are three oversized air intakes located behind the driver that deliver a constant supply of clean air—two to cool the CVT and one for high airflow to the engine. The Maverick X3 also features an easy-to-access, long-lasting Donaldson air filter that’s purpose-built for performance.

- Enhanced exhaust

The Can-Am Maverick X3 vehicle’s turbine housing is integrated with the exhaust manifold, providing better airflow and minimizing pressure drop so the turbo has no lag. The large, sport-inspired exhaust has a unique and powerful sound signature, which only a Rotax 3-cylinder engine can deliver.

QRS-X Transmission

- High-response QRS-X CVT

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle has a high-performance QRS-X CVT transmission in a compact gearbox that’s optimized to work in combination with the turbo to virtually eliminate turbo lag and enhance throttle response without torque interruption. It has a smooth and predictable engagement, and stays at an optimal rpm so the focus can be on driving and overall performance instead of shifting, even in the most severe conditions like hillclimbing or muddy terrain.

- NEW Durable QRS-X CVT design

The QRS-X CVT transmission’s drive belt uses a new compound to produce a stiffer belt with more lateral rigidity for 2018. The Can-Am Maverick X3 family’s enormous power transfers into extreme capability using the long, wide CVT belt and a robust three-roller pulley design that includes integrated cooling fins for enhanced airflow. It is a gear-on-gear system with no rear prop shaft for more durability and no maintenance required.

- NEW Advanced cooling

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle features improved airflow for optimized CVT cooling which provides better protection for longer-lasting CVT components (e.g. longer belt durability) and less maintenance. More fins were added to the fan to enhance heat transfer.

- Simple transmission maintenance

The Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle was designed for ease-of-maintenance with the transmission system by way of quick access to the filters, an easily removable CVT belt and easy-to-access CVT cover drain plug.

Maverick X3 Turbo specific features

- 120 hp turbocharged Rotax ACE recalibrated engine (no intercooler)

- 64-in. (162.5 cm) wide

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum wheels with 28-in. (71.1 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

- Front and rear 20-in. (50.8 cm) of suspension travel

- Fox 2.5 Podium Piggyback shocks with QS3 compression adjustment

- Full High Molecular Weight (HMW) skid plate

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) of ground clearance

- 2 color options: White; painted Hyper Silver & Sunburst Yellow

- Starting at $19,999 USD (U.S. only)

Maverick X3 Turbo R specific features

- 172 hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE engine

- 64-in. (162.5 cm) wide

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum wheels with 28-in. (71.1 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

- Front and rear 20-in. (50.8 cm) of suspension travel

- Fox 2.5 Podium Piggyback shocks with QS3 compression adjustment

- Full High Molecular Weight (HMW) skid plate

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) of ground clearance

- White coloration

Maverick X3 X ds Turbo R specific features

- 172 hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE engine

- 64-in. (162.5 cm) wide

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum beadlock wheels with 29-in. (73.7 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

- Front and rear 20-in. (50.8 cm) of suspension travel

- Fully adjustable Fox 2.5 Podium RC2 Piggyback shocks

- Full High Molecular Weight (HMW) skid plate

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) of ground clearance

- X package decals and seat trims

- 3 color offerings: New painted Platinum Satin, painted Triple Black and painted Circuit Yellow

Maverick X3 X rs specific features

- 172 hp turbocharged and intercooled Rotax ACE engine

- 72-in. (182.9 cm) wide

- 14-in. (35.6 cm) aluminum beadlock wheels with 30-in. (76.2 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires

- 22 in. (55.9 cm) of front suspension travel and 24 in. (61 cm) of rear suspension travel

- Fully adjustable Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 remote reservoir shocks with bypass

- 15-in (38.1 cm) of ground clearance

- Heavy-duty full High Molecular Weight (HMW) skid plate

- Full roof

- X package decals and seat trims

- 3 color offerings: New painted Platinum Satin, painted Triple Black and the exclusive, painted Gold & Can-Am Red

Defiant. Precise. Powerful.

The bold Can-Am Maverick X3 family of side-by-side vehicles once again separates itself from the competition by delivering unrivaled performance and indisputable character and boldly redefining the modern super sport off-road vehicle. With its industry-leading turbocharged 172 hp Rotax ACE engine, revised performance-tuned transmission, best-in-class suspension and lightweight chassis, the Can-Am Maverick X3 side-by-side vehicle takes sport-driving enthusiasts to unprecedented heights in terms of horsepower, overall performance and value. Its exceptional comfort and intuitive design provides a seamless connectivity with its occupants—no matter the package—creating even more confidence and an unmatched driving experience.

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