Rugged and agile, the Can Am Commander is a versatile side-by-side which can conquer any terrain without breaking a sweat.

At the heart of the side by side sits a V twin, liquid cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-Valve / Cyl) engine with a displacement of 799.9 cc. The engine’s power is transferred to the ground by means of a CVT transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse.

The engine is mounted on a steel frame which sits on front double A-arm with drive-control geometry a torsional trailing arm Independent rear suspension (TTI) with external sway bar.

Other features that are worthy of being mentioned include the Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential, Intelligent Throttle Control (ITC), Dual-LevelTM Cargo Box as well as an adjustable driver seat and tilt steering.

The Can-Am Commander is offered with a base price of $11,899.

Hit the jump for more information on the Can-Am Commander.

  • 2015 Can-Am Commander
  • Year:
  • Engine:
    V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
  • Transmission:
    Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT)
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    799 cc
  • Price:


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This versatile side-by-side features the essentials that changed the off-road landscape. Industry-leading performance, precision-engineered handling, and rider-focused design are all on display every time you hit the throttle.

2015 Can-Am Commander Key Features:

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• Rotax® V-Twin Engine Options
• Intelligent Throttle Control (Itc)
• Industry-Leading Power-To-Weight Ratio
• 625-W Magneto
• 10-Gal Fuel Tank
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (Tti) Rear Suspension
• Double A-Arm Front Suspension With Dive-Control
• Visco-Lok† Auto-Locking Front Differential
• 27” Carlisle∞ Black Rock Tires On 12” Black Wheels
• 214-Mm Ventilated Disc Brakes With Twin-Piston Calipers
• 11” Of Ground Clearance
• Dual-Level Cargo Box
• Adjustable Driver’s Seat & Tilt Steering
• 8.3-Gal (31.6 L) Cockpit Storage
• 2” Diameter, High-Strength Steel Cage
• Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.)
• 240-W Lighting

2015 Can-Am Commander Features and Benefits:

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Industry-Leading Performance
Hitting the trail, going hunting, or just taking in nature, there’s a Rotax® engine that will get the job done. Choose the 71-hp Rotax® 800R liquid-cooled V-Twin engine to match your off-road adventure.

Category-Leading Performance
Available in a 71-hp Rotax 800R liquid-cooled V-Twin engines, with four valves per cylinder and single overhead camshafts. Both feature twin fuel injectors that supply efficient fuel delivery into the combustion chamber for powerful, yet precise performance.

Better Throttle Control
This electronic throttle-by-wire system works in conjunction with the 2.13 in. Bosch∞ throttle body to produce smooth delivery, even if the driver’s foot is bouncing due to rough terrain. The iTC system detects unwanted bounces and filters the input. Comes with a progressive and sport mode.

Standout Performance
Provides optimal power-to-weight ratio and acceleration, offering you a ride that delivers every bit of the standout performance you would expect from Can-Am.

Strong Power Output
This package provides a more powerful magneto with 625 W of power output.

Largest in the Industry
The industry’s largest fuel tank lets you ride longer and work harder. With a capacity that’s 11% more than its nearest competitor, the 10-gal gas tank supplies maximum range for work and play.


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Precision-Engineered Handling
What good is a lot of power if the machine can’t handle it? Equipped with an advanced suspension system and an auto-locking front differential, the Commander lets you turn all that power into pure performance.

Eliminates Scrub and Camber Changes
The only independent rear suspension that eliminates scrub and camber changes, meaning the wheels pivot up and down rather than in a butterfly motion. This ensures the vehicle moves only in the direction you point it. Reconfigured for improved traction and optimal transfer of power to the ground.

Better Steering Feel
The Can-Am Commander’s Double A-arm front suspension is designed with dive-control geometry that works to eliminate diving under heavy breaking and rough terrain. The front end features 10 in of travel and five-way preload-adjustable motion-control shocks.

Better Control
Exclusive to Can-Am, Visco-Lok is a progressively and automatically locking front differential system. The system intelligently transfers power from a slipping front wheel to the opposing wheel with traction. No buttons to push or levers to pull. Get progressive lock-up with no rev or speed limiter.

Great Traction and Control
Purpose-built, six-ply Carlisle Black Rock tires mounted on 12-in black wheels provide great traction and control in a wide variety of conditions.

Superior Stopping Power
Outboard disc brakes with 214-mm discs and twin-piston calipers. Large 214-mm outboard hydraulic disc brakes feature twin-piston calipers to provide superb stopping power.

For Maximum Performance
For maximum performance in challenging terrain, the Commander has 11-in of ground clearance. With 11 total inches of ground clearance, the Commander can tackle brutal conditions and challenging terrain.


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Rider-Focused Design
Designed to provide both you and your passenger with a riding experience that’s focused on comfort, the Commander offers ergonomic seating and a cockpit designed around you.

Exclusive and Versatile
The industry’s most versatile and usable cargo box design has a 600-lb cargo capacity, dual storage levels, anti-rust box, and tilt-assist dumping. Cargo box with two levels separated by a removable, water-resistant panel, that offers an upper and lower bed with their independent tailgate.

No Tools Required
Premium seating with a full backrest, lumbar and shoulder support, and side bolsters for lateral support during aggressive riding. Tilt steering and an adjustable driver’s seat are easily adaptable to a range of drivers and driving styles. No tools required.

Convenient Storage
The onboard storage consists of a 4.5 gal (17.2 L) glove box and a 3.4 (13.1 L) storage space beneath the driver’s seat. Convenient and versatile cockpit storage space so you can take your essentials with you.

High-Strength Protection
2-in diameter, high-strength steel cage designed around the Rollover Protective Structures (ROPS) industry standard. Meets the requirements of the ANSI / ROHVA 1-2011 standard for ROPS, with the ISO 3471 option in section 10.

Standard Anti-Theft System
D.E.S.S. is the industry’s first standard anti-theft device. Electronic code in key must match code in ECU to start. Can-Am side-by-side vehicles come with two different keys. One limits top speed to 44 mph (70 km/h); the other has no limitations.

Lighting the Way
The Can-Am side-by-side vehicles family features a 240-W lighting system. Automotive-style projectors on each side run at 120-W on low beam and 240-W on high beam.


ENGINE TYPE V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
BORE & STROKE 91 x 61.5 mm
FUEL DELIVERY SYSTEM iTC™ with EFI and 54 mm Throttle Body, 2 Siemens† VDO injectors
TRANSMISSION CVT, sub-transmission with high, low, park, neutral & reverse.
Standard engine braking
DRIVE TRAIN Selectable 2WD / 4WD shaft driven with Visco-Lok‡ auto-locking front differential
CAGE TYPE 2-in. (5.1 cm) diameter, high-strength steel, ROPS-approved
STEERING WHEEL ADJUSTMENT Adjustable tilt steering
FRONT SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKS Double A-arm with dive-control geometry / Motion Control shocks
REAR SUSPENSION TYPE / SHOCKS Torsional Trailing arm Independent rear suspension (TTI) with external sway bar / Motion Control shocks
FRONT BRAKES Dual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
REAR BRAKE Single 214 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
TIRES / FRONT Carlisle† Black Rock 27 x 9 x 12 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 30.5 cm)
TIRES / REAR Carlisle Black Rock 27 x 11 x 12 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 30.5 cm)
WHEELS Steel Black
DRY WEIGHT 1,287 lb (584 kg)
L X W X H (IN) 118.3 x 58.6 x 72 in.
L X W X H (CM) 300.4 x 148.9 x 182.9 cm
WHEELBASE 75.8 in. (192.4 cm)
GROUND CLEARANCE 11 in. (27.9 cm)
TOWING CAPACITY 1,500 lb (680 kg)
CARGO BOX CAPACITY Total: 600 lb (272 kg)
Upper: 400 lb (181 kg)
Lower: 200 lb (91 kg)
COCKPIT STORAGE Glove box: 4.5 gal (17.2 L)
Under driver seat: 3.5 gal (13.1 L)
Center console: 0.3 gal (1.3 L)
FUEL CAPACITY 10 gal (37.8 L)
INSTRUMENTATION Multifunction digital gauge: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, sport mode, ECO™ mode, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
ANTI-THEFT SYSTEM Digitally Encoded Security System (D.E.S.S.™)
ELECTRICAL Prewired for winch
LIGHTING 240-W from four 60-W projectors with tail lights / brake light
DC OUTLET Lighter type in console, standard connector in the back (15-A)
• Rotax® V-Twin engine options
• Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
• Torsional Trailing arm Independent rear suspension (TTI) with external sway bar
• Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential
• Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
• Industry’s exclusive Dual-LevelTM cargo box
• Adjustable driver seat and tilt steering
• 2-in. (5.1 cm) diameter ROPS-approved cage
• Quick-attach side nets
• 27-in. Carlisle Black Rock tires
• 625-W magneto
• 10 gal (37.8 L) gas tank
FACTORY WARRANTY 6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED WARRANTY B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 30 months
COLOR Viper Red
PRICE $11,899


“Can-Am released details on its 2015 models. While its ATV line got the lion’s share of the updates and new models, the UTV models did not go untouched. The list isn’t long as both the Mavericks and Commanders mainly received new colors and wheels.” ----- 4wheeldirt

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