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Side by Side UTV Review : CanAm Maverick X3 vs Yamaha YXZ1000R

Written by David Glassman

Looking for a side-by-ide UTV review to help you decide between a 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 and a 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R? Then look no further!

We at Tousley Motorsports have been all about “sellin’ fun since ‘71,” but ultimately, we want to get you into the right ride, at the right price. To help you with your search for the right UTV, here is our side-by-side UTV review between the CanAm Maverick X3 and the Yamaha YXZ1000R!

2017 CanAm Maverick X3 Overview

With its trademark Can-Am DNA and Ergo-Lok cockpit with four-way adjustable seats, this low-seated side-by-side UTV is pretty impressive. The 2017 Can-Am Maverick X3 features an industry leading 154 horsepower and runs on a turbocharged and intercooled Rotax® ACE engine. As for the transmission, the Maverick X3 carries a Shiftless QRS-X transmission with advanced airflow dynamics, allowing you to have more fun without the worry of a bad shift.

But the fun doesn’t stop at the engine and transmission, the ride and handling of the Maverick X3 are spectacular. The TTX suspension has industry leading travel, measuring 20 inches in the front and rear. The chassis is also ultra efficient, lightweight, and showcases the sharpest handling features. The X3 tears up the UTV vehicle rulebook with a single promise: to push your expectations of what a sport side-by-side vehicle can do. With its unmistakable, future-forward exterior design to its Ergo-Lok cockpit that puts the driver at the heart of the vehicle, the 2017 CanAm Maverick X3 is an industry-leading beast!

Check out our CanAm Maverick X3 Inventory! 

2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R Overview

By featuring a slightly more powerful 998cc inline triple engine, and paired with an industry-first, 5-speed sequential shift gearbox with its On-Command® 4WD, and a great front and rear FOX Racing® suspension, the YXZ® is a true sport side-by-side.

The YXZ1000R carries a compact DOHC twelve-valve cylinder head engine that offers jaw-dropping power, fantastic midrange torque, and a thrilling 10,500 rpm redline. With it’s 5-speed sequential shift transmission, the YXZ1000R establishes a direct connection with the driver via a sequential manual transmission (with reverse). Having this kind of transmission allows for rapid and smooth shifting, which is ideally matched with the potent three-cylinder engine. The beefy hydraulic clutch system is operated by an automotive-style foot pedal for a light, consistent feel and an entirely new sports side-by-side experience.

Yamaha’s On-Command® 4WD® system with full differential lock is ready to tackle challenging terrain, and the entire driveline is built to provide unmatched durability. With an integrated Bottom-Out technology as well as front and rear sway bars, the result is an exceptional ride, handling, and tunability.

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2017 CanAm Maverick X3 & 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R

Engine, Transmission, & Warranty Specs
  2017 CanAm Maverick X3 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R
 Engine Type: Turbocharged, 3-cylinder

Rotax® ACE engine

DOHC Inline 3-cylinder engine
Displacement: 900cc 998cc
Cooling: Liquid Liquid
Fuel System: Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) w/ Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) Yamaha Fuel injection (YFI); three 41mm Mikuni throttle bodies
Transmission: Quick Response System X (QRS-X)

CVT with high airflow

Manual foot clutch; 5-speed sequential with reverse
Warranty 6 months limited 6 Months limited factory

2017 CanAm Maverick X3 & 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R

Chassis Specs
   2017 CanAm Maverick X3 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R
 Front Suspension: Double A-arm with sway bar Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks®
Rear Suspension: 4-link Torsional Trailing-arm X (TTX) with sway bar rear suspension Independent double wishbone w/anti-sway bar, fully adjustable FOX 2.5 Podium® RC2 Shocks®
Front Brakes: Dual 262 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers Dual hydraulic disc
Rear Brakes: Dual 248 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston caliper  Dual hydraulic disc

 

2017 CanAm Maverick X3 & 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R

Dimension Specs
   2017 CanAm Maverick X3 2017 Yamaha YXZ1000R
Dry Weight: 1,470 lbs. 1,510 lbs.
Wheelbase: 102 in. 90.5 in
Front Travel: 20 in. 16.2 in.
Rear Travel: 20 in. 17.0 in.
Ground Clearance: 14 in. 12.9 in.
Fuel Capacity: 10.5 gal. 9.0 gal.
Rack Capacity: 200 lbs. 300 lbs. 

 

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David Glassman

David Glassman

David Glassman is President of Tousley Motorsports.

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