Polaris RZR XP 4 Turbo S vs. Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Max
The Polaris RZR XP4 Turbo S and Can-Am Maverick X3 X RS Max are both top shelf four-seat UTVs designed to haul four people around the dunes or desert. These UTVs both have long-travel suspension with a width of 72-inches.
We were lucky enough to get our hands on these two vehicles and decided to head to the desert to test out the suspension near Barstow, CA.
With their long wheelbase and high end shock packages, both of the vehicles do very well in rough desert terrain. There are a few observations that we can make to help you decide which four-seat vehicle is best for you.
- If you want to haul around four adults comfortably, the Maverick X3 Max has more leg room front and rear.
- If you are limited in the length of vehicle you can haul, be aware that the RZR XP 4 Turbo S is 13-inches shorter (149″ vs. 162″).
- Power is nearly identical between these two vehicles by specifications (168HP RZR vs. 172HP Maverick) and seat-of-the-pants.
- Seat position is much different between these two vehicles. RZR is more upright with better visibility, and Maverick is lower and more sporty feeling.
- Maverick X3 Max legroom for driver and passengers is excellent.
- Polaris DYNAMIX Active Suspension System allows for adjustment on-the-fly.
- RZR XP 4 Turbo S comes with 32-inch tires and vehicle is validated with them.
- RIDE COMMAND display on the RZR is more advanced.
- Clutch system on the Maverick feels always engaged with a proper low-range gear ratio for technical slow speed maneuvers.
- RZR Steering wheel.
- Maverick X3 X RS Max comes with HMW skid plate.
- Maverick X3 X RS Max comes with beadlock wheels.
- Do not like that the Maverick X3 Max does not come with the ride height set properly.
- Polaris seats move too much.
- Maverick X3 Max does not come with full doors.
- RZR XP 4 Turbo S skid plate is almost non-existent.
- Both are very expensive.