Get equipped for off-road adventure with more standard features and added value. Take advantage of the Can-Am exclusive Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), a 3,000 lb winch, and heavy-duty front and rear bumpers that are ready to take on every adventure.

Continue reading for more information on the Can-Am Commander MAX XT.

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

2015 Can-Am Commander MAX XT Key Base Features:

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• 85-hp Rotax® 1000 V-Twin Engine
• Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC)
• 625-W Magneto
• Industry-Leading Power-to-Weight Ratio
• 10-gal Fuel Tank
• Torsional Trailing Arm Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension
• Double A-Arm Front Suspension with Dive-Control
• Comfortable Seating for Four
• Dual-Level Cargo Box
• Adjustable Driver’s Seat & Tilt Steering

2015 Can-Am Commander MAX XT Key Package Features:

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• 214-mm Ventilated Disc Brakes with Twin-Piston Calipers
• Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
• Visco-Lok† QE Auto-Locking Front Differential
• Heavy-Duty Front Bumper, Bed Rails, & Mudguards
• Analog / Digital Gauge & Custom Steering Wheel

2015 Can-Am Commander MAX XT 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 you and your passengers to where you want to go. Choose from the 71-hp Rotax® 800R or the 82-hp Rotax® 1000 liquid-cooled V-Twin engine to match your off-road adventure.

Category-Leading Performance
Liquid-cooled, 8-valve Rotax 976cc V-twin pumps out a class-leading 85 horsepower, yet is refined thanks to EFI and iTC. The liquid-cooled, single overhead cam power plant features 4 valves per cylinder, fed by a 54-mm Bosch‡ throttle body and 2 sophisticated VDO Siemens‡ fuel injectors.

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.

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

Standout Perfomance
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.

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.


2015 Can-Am Commander MAX XT Interior
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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 MAX XT 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.

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.

Steering Assistance
The electronically controlled power steering provides the driver with three different levels of assistance when steering. The amount of assistance varies with the vehicle’s speed to adjust the steering input effort to a comfortable level. Features Visco-Lok QE for a faster engagement point.

Better Control
All DPS-equipped models have Visco-Lok† QE, which has all the features and benefits of the standard quick-engagement Visco-Lok† differential, but with an even quicker engagement point. This differential, unlike some competitors’ differentials, does not have a speed limiter.

Lightweight Tires and Wheels
The lightweight radial tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on redesigned cast aluminum wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.


2015 Can-Am Commander MAX XT Exterior
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Rider-Focused Design
Start with a powerful 4,000-lb, factory-installed winch and a heavy-duty front bumper. Add the convenience of strategically placed passenger handgrips, accessible controls, and cockpit storage, and you’re ready to hit the trails or get to work.

Comfort For Four
The four-person Commander MAX gives you ample seating to accommodate your passengers, thanks to its 105.3-in. (267.3 cm) wheelbase - 29.5 in. (75 cm) longer than the two-seater Commander. It also includes individual handholds for all passengers. No shared grab bars here.

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.

Superior Protection
Heavy-duty front bumper for a beefier look and functionality. Rugged bed rails are included in the package. Bed rails installed on the Dual-level™ cargo box add more tie-down points for cargo carrying. Plus, mudguards create an extra layer of protection for the occupants

Powerful Winch
Can-Am chose a premium WARN winch kit for the ultimate performance and durability. Includes a roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage.

Luxurious Enhancements
Upgraded gauge features state-of-the-art instrumentation, with an analog tachometer and speedometer combined with an advanced digital information center. Plus, the three-spoke steering wheel is outfitted with molded grips and a brushed aluminum centerpiece to add to the high-performance style.


TYPE 976 cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled, SOHC, 8-valve (4-valve / cyl)
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† QE 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
REAR SUSPENSION TRAVEL* 10 in. (25.4 cm)
FRONT BRAKES Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston (32 mm) calipers
REAR BRAKES Dual 214 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston (32 mm) caliper
TIRES / FRONT* Maxxis Bighorn 2.0† 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
TIRES / REAR* Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
WHEELS* Cast-aluminum
DRY WEIGHT* 1,562 lb (708 kg)
L X W X H (IN)* 147.8 x 58.6 x 75.4 in.
L X W X H (CM)* 375.3 x 148.9 x 191.6 cm
WHEELBASE 105.3 in. (267.3 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)
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)
XT XT™ Package:
• 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) WARN† winch with roller fairlead, wired remote control and integrated winch remote storage
• Heavy-duty front bumper
• Rugged bed rails
• Mudguards
• Analog / digital gauge
• Custom steering wheel with brushed-aluminum center part
• Industry-exclusive NEXT G-1 Vista† Camo color option
• Brushed Aluminum water dipped plastic color option
FACTORY 6 months limited warranty
EXTENDED B.E.S.T. available from 6 to 30 months
COLOR OPTIONS Brushed Aluminum, Yellow, Camo
BASE PRICE $17,899

*Base Model Specification


“The Can-Am Commander MAX 1000 XT expands upon the DPS unit by including factory-installed XT Package components, which includes updated wheels and a new Brushed Aluminum finish for 2015.” ----- ATV Riders

“The 2015 Commander 800R and 1000 line gets new cast wheels, as does the Commander MAX 1000. XT models also get model-specific cast aluminum wheels as well as a 4500-pound Warn winch. A handful of new trim colors have been added with the base model 800R and 1000 DPS getting a light grey with red graphics. The 800R XT and 1000 XT can be had in a Pearl White or Brushed Aluminum color. A Black-and-Orange scheme is the only choice for the Commander 1000 XT-P. The MAX also receives the Brushed Aluminum finish on the XT model.” ----- 4wheeldirt

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