The new Can-Am Maverick X3 is here! The new turbocharged side-by-side is designed as the ultimate sport UTV. Check out our first impressions from our test in Baja California!

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 at the Dunes
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Can-Am has completely redesigned the Maverick, beginning with the driver. The result is a revolutionary machine that keeps the seating position low, keeping you connected with the machine. However, there’s no sacrifice on ground clearance (up to 15 inches), so you can keep the thrill intensity high.

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 on Rocky Terrain
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The Maverick X3 sports a turbocharged Rotax® ACE engine capable of delivering 154 hp at 7,500 RPM. It can go 0-60 MPH in under five seconds. The engine utilizes three large intakes to ensure that the powerful engine never runs out of air. Can-Am’s Tri-Mode DPS system and Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) keep you in control with excellent handling.

Rotax ACE Engine
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The Maverick X3 needs a capable suspension to match its engine, and the X3 delivers. The TTX suspension has 20 inches of travel, and the top model features a trailing arm reminiscent of high-speed trophy trucks. It includes FOX 2.5 Podium Piggyback shocks.

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Jumping
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The Maverick X3 comes in three models:

  • Maverick X3
  • Maverick X3 X ds
  • Maverick X3 X rs

There are some significant upgrades available with the higher models. For example, the X3 X rs includes a 72″ width, a first for a factory side-by-side.

Maverick X3 and Maverick X3 X RS Width Comparison
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2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Specs

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3
Model Maverick X3
Maverick X3 White
Maverick X3 X ds
Maverick X3 X ds
Maverick X3 X rs
Maverick X3 X rs
Engine
Type 154 hp, Rotax ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) 900 cc Turbocharged Triple-cylinder engine, liquid cooled with integrated intercooler and Donaldson high-performance air filter
Fuel Delivery System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission Quick Response System X (QRS-X) CVT with high airflow,
L / H / N / R / P
Drive Train Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok X auto-locking front differential
Power Steering Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
Suspension
Front Suspension Double A-arm with sway bar 20 in. (50.8 cm) travel Trophy truck inspired Double A-arm with sway bar 22 in. (55.9 cm) travel
Front Shocks FOX 2.5 PODIUM Piggyback with QS3 compression adjustment FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 Piggyback with dual speed compression and rebound adjustments FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 Piggyback with bypass, dual speed compression and rebound adjustments
Rear Suspension 4-link Torsional Trailing-arm X (TTX) with sway bar 20 in. (50.8 cm) travel 4-link Torsional Trailing-arm X (TTX) with sway bar 24 in. (61 cm) travel
Rear Shocks FOX 2.5 PODIUM Piggyback with QS3 compression adjustment and bottom-out control FOX 2.5 PODIUM RC2 Piggyback with dual speed compression, rebound adjustments and bottom-out control FOX 3.0 PODIUM RC2 remote reservoir with bypass, dual speed compression and rebound adjustments
Brakes
Front Dual 262 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Dual 248 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Tires / Wheels
Front Tires 28 x 9 x 14 in.
(71.1 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
29 x 9 x 14 in.
(73.7 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
30 x 10 x 14 in.
(76.2 x 25.4 x 35.6 cm)
Rear Tires 28 x 11 x 14 in.
(71.1 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
29 x 11 x 14 in.
(73.7 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
30 x 10 x 14 in.
(76.2 x 25.4 x 35.6 cm)
Tire Brand Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
Wheels 14-in. (35.6 cm)
Wheel Type Aluminum Aluminum Beadlock
Dimensions / Capacities
L x W x H 131 x 64 x 66 in. (332.7 x 162.5 x 167.6 cm) 132 x 72 x 67 in. (335.3 x 182.9 x 170.2 cm)
Wheelbase 102 in. (259.1 cm)
Ground Clearance 14 in. (35.6 cm) 15 in. (38.1 cm)
Estimated Dry Weight 1,470 lbs. (666.9 kg) 1,490 lbs. (675.9 kg) 1,585 lbs. (718.9 kg)
Cage / Chassis Dual-phase 980 steel, fully welded
Rack Capacity 200 lbs. (91 kg) with LinQ™ quick-attach
Total Storage Capacity 2.5 gal (9.4 L)
Glove Box Storage 1.6 gal (6.2 L)
Center Console Storage 0.8 gal (2.8 L)
Cup Holders Storage 0.1 gal (0.4 L)
Fuel Capacity 10.5 gal (40 L)
Features
Gauge Multifunction Analog / Digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport / ECO™ mode, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Winch N/A
Bumper Integrated front bumper
Skid Plate Full High Molecular Weight (HMW) skid plate Heavy-duty full High Molecular Weight (HMW) skid plate
Doors Quarter-doors
Roof N/A Full roof
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlet in central console
Lighting LED headlights and tail lights with unique Can-Am LED signature
Anti-theft System RF Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™) with Start/Stop button
Other
Color White Triple Black
Circuit Yellow
Triple Black
Gold & Can-Am Red
Factory Warranty 6-months limited warranty
Extended Warranty Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage
Starting US MSRP $22,999 $24,999 $26,699

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 Close Up
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Can-Am didn’t hold back when they built the Maverick X3. And because of that, when you’re driving it, you don’t have to hold back either. What do you think about the new 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3? Will you be getting one? Let us know your thoughts in the comments! You can learn more about the X3 by checking out the Can-Am Maverick X3 website.

2017 Can-Am Maverick X3
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