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Size And Dimension Specs For The Can-Am UTV Lineup

Jun 16th 2022

Unlike what your wife or girlfriend may tell you in the boudoir, when it comes to off-roading, size does matter. A longer side-by-side will be able to carry more passengers and more cargo, while a shorter side-by-side will have a sharper turning radius. Similarly, wider UTVs tend to be more balanced / stable, whereas skinnier UTVs with a shorter track width may be required by law to ride ORV trails in particular states. But regardless of whether you've already purchased a Can-Am UTV and are looking to compare its size to the other models in the Can-Am family, or if you have a specific need in mind and require the right size / dimensions for the job, here are the sizes and dimension of the Can-Am Defender, the Can-Am Commander, and the Can-Am Maverick!

How Big Is The Can-Am Defender?

As the workhorse of Can-Am's side-by-side lineup, the Defender fleet comprises editions that are longer than the Maverick and Commander. There are also key differences between the basic Defender, the four-door Defender MAX, the six-wheel Defender 6x6, and the Can-Am Defender PRO.

Size Specs For 2-Seater Defenders

Size Specs For 2-Seater Defenders

ModelDefenderDefender DPSDefender XTDefender DPS CabDefender LimitedDefender X MR
Height (in)76HD7-HD9: 76 HD10: 78HD9: 78 HD10: 80797982
Length (in)121121125.7121126129.4
Width (in)62HD7-HD9: 62 HD10: 64HD9: 62 HD10: 64656564
Weight (Lbs)HD7: 1,475 HD9: 1,479HD7: 1,460 HD9: 1,541 HD10: 1,537HD9: 1,606 HD10: 1,6011,8201,9281,697.60

The height of the 2-door Defenders range between 76" and 82", while the length and width vary from 121"-129.4" and 62"-65" respectively. Because the Can-Am Defender Limited edition comes decked out with heaps of factory accessories like flip-up windshieldsheating / air conditioning systems, and electric windows, it makes sense that it's the heaviest vehicle in the pack. And if you look at specific trim styles, you'll also notice deviations between the HD7 Defenders, the HD9 Defenders, and the HD10 Defenders.

Size Specs For 4-Seater Defenders

Size Specs For 4-Seater Defenders

ModelDefender MAXDefender MAX DPSDefender MAX XTDefender MAX Lone StarDefender MAX Lone Star CabDefender MAX LimitedDefender MAX X MR
Height (in)76HD9: 76 HD10: 77.5HD9: 76 HD10: 79.579.980.67982
Length (in)153.4153.4158.3158.9159158161.9
Width (in)63.5HD9: 63.5 HD10: 64HD9: 63.5 HD10: 6464656564
Weight (Lbs)HD7: 1,710 HD9: 1,7351,7711,9021,9292,4022,3371,999

It's obvious that the 4-seat Defenders are longer and heavier than their 2-seat siblings, but if you look at the width and height, you'll notice that they're about the same. And again, there are HD7, HD9, and HD10 Defender MAX models which have slightly different dimensions.

Size Specs For 6x6 Defenders

Size Specs For 6x6 Defenders

ModelDefender 6x6 DPSDefender 6x6 XTDefender 6x6 Limited
Height (in)788080
Length (in)154.1159.7159.7
Width (in)646465
Weight (Lbs)1,9452,0772,370

Because of their extra tires, the 6x6 Defenders are the among the longest Can-Am UTV editions. But this length, however, is due to the extended cargo tray, which means that the 6x6 Defender still has a smaller passenger capacity than the MAX Defenders -- that is, unless you install a bench-style bed seat in the back!

Size Specs For PRO-Style Defenders

Size Specs For PRO-Style Defenders

ModelDefender PRO DPSDefender PRO XTDefender PRO Lone StarDefender PRO Limited
Height (in)78808079.5
Length (in)154.1159.7160.6159.7
Width (in)64646565
Weight (Lbs)1,8331,9601,9952,284

Like the 6x6 Defender, the Defender PRO vehicles are also great for hunting and working due to their long cargo bed. But they don't have an extra set of tires for support, and therefore weigh less than the 6x6 Defenders. In all other regards, they're quite similar to the 6x6 machines in terms of length, width, and height dimensions.

How Big Is The Can-Am Commander?

The Can-Am Commander is a mixed-use machine with particular editions designed for particular applications. The Commander DPS, for example, is great for working and camping, while the Commander XT-P, on the other hand, was designed more with performance in mind. Both the XT-P and X MR come with 30" tires, which makes them a bit heavier than their counterparts. And because the Commander X MR is a mud machine that includes a 4,500 Lb winch and a heavy-duty steal bumper from the factory, it is 100 Lbs or so more massive than the other Commander editions.

Size Specs For The 2-Door Commanders

Size Specs For The 2-Door Commanders

ModelCommander DPSCommander XTCommander XT-PCommander X MR
Height (in)70.56474.574.2
Length (in)128.5700: 128.5 1000R: 130130132
Width (in)62626464
Weight (Lbs)700: 1,530 1000R: 1,600700: 1,575 1000R: 1,6751,7251,808

Size Specs For The 4-Door Commanders

Size Specs For The 4-Door Commanders

ModelCommander MAX DPSCommander MAX XTCommander MAX XT-P
Height (in)7376.276.2
Length (in)158.3160.4160.4
Width (in)626464
Weight (Lbs)1,8551,9302,000

How Big Is The Can-Am Maverick?

The Can-Am Maverick X3 lineup is built for performance, and the Turbocharged Can-Am Maverick X3s are arguably the fastest non-modded buggies in existence. The RC Maverick X3s are designed to dominate on the rocks, while the X MR Maverick X3s and X3 MAX editions are geared more for mud riding. As their names would suggest, the Trail and Sport Maverick editions are made for race performance and trail riding respectively, with the X MR Sport designed more for mud, and the RC Sport built to perform better on rocks.

Size Specs For The 64" Maverick X3 Turbo

Size Specs For The 64" Maverick X3 Turbo

ModelMAVERICK X3 DS TURBO 64MAVERICK X3 DS TURBO RR 64MAVERICK X3 X DS TURBO RR 64MAVERICK X3 X RC TURBO RR 64MAVERICK X3 X MR TURBO RR 64
Height (in)65.465.465.76666.1
Length (in)132132132133133
Width (in)64646465.666.7
Weight (Lbs)1,4811,4811,5011,6421,664

Size Specs For The 72" Maverick X3 Turbo

Size Specs For The 72" Maverick X3 Turbo

ModelMAVERICK X3 RS TURBO RR 72MAVERICK X3 X RS TURBO RR 72MAVERICK X3 X RS TURBO RR WITH SMART-SHOX 72MAVERICK X3 X RC TURBO RR 72MAVERICK X3 X RC TURBO RR 72
Height (in)68.568.568.568.569
Length (in)132132132134.5132.3
Width (in)72.472.772.772.874.2
Weight (Lbs)1,6201,6271,6461,8111,726

Size Specs For The 64" Maverick X3 MAX Turbo

Size Specs For The 64" Maverick X3 MAX Turbo

ModelMAVERICK X3 MAX DS TURBO 64MAVERICK X3 MAX DS TURBO RR 64MAVERICK X3 MAX DS TURBO RR 64
Height (in)65.865.866
Length (in)164164164
Width (in)646464
Weight (Lbs)1,7261,7261,766

Size Specs For The 72" Maverick X3 MAX Turbo

Size Specs For The 72" Maverick X3 MAX Turbo

ModelMAVERICK X3 MAX RS TURBO RR 72MAVERICK X3 MAX RS TURBO RR 72MAVERICK X3 MAX X RS TURBO RR WITH SMART-SHOX 72MAVERICK X3 MAX X MR TURBO RR 72
Height (in)68.568.568.568
Length (in)164165165165
Width (in)72.472.772.774.2
Weight (Lbs)1,8691,8581,8771,940

Size Specs For The Maverick Sport

Size Specs For The Maverick Sport

ModelMAVERICK SPORTMAVERICK SPORT DPSMAVERICK SPORT X XCMAVERICK SPORT X MRMAVERICK SPORT X RCMAVERICK SPORT MAX DPS
Height (in)71.171.174.2574.2574.2576.2
Length (in)119119122122122149
Width (in)606064646460
Weight (Lbs)1,3901,4051,4281,6171,5931,697

Size Specs For The Maverick Trail

Size Specs For The Maverick Trail

ModelMAVERICK TRAILMAVERICK TRAIL DPS 700MAVERICK TRAIL DPS 1000
Height (in)696969
Length (in)118118118
Width (in)505050
Weight (Lbs)1,2561,2711,364

Things To Consider

There are numerous ways in which you can alter the height, width, length, and weight of your buggy. Adding pretty much anything to your build will increase its weight, but you can also increase the track width with wheel spacers and the ride height with lift kits. Regarding length, forward a-arms and extended trailing arms can be installed to increase the wheelbase, while snow tracks will increase almost every size metric from width and weight to length and height. 

As we mentioned earlier, some OHV trails are gated at the trailhead, and only allow vehicles under a specific width. ATV trails, for example, are capped at 50", while other trails allow machines that are up to 64" wide. On a similar note, you'll also want to know the width, length, and weight of your UTV for trailering, and if you use an enclosed toy hauler or store your rig inside, the height will also come into play. But now that you know the size of your rig, get out there and enjoy!