All of Can-Am’s DPS package vehicles come with
the Visco-lock QE front differential system. The QE
stands for “quick engagement,” which gives
an even quicker engagement of the front differential.
The system works by monitoring the front wheel speed
and if it detects more slippage in one wheel, it progressively
sends more power to the wheel with better traction.
This is done automatically, on-the-fly, without the
need to pull any levers or push any buttons, allowing
the rider to give his full attention to the terrain
ahead. The system eliminates wheel hop and gives 100%
locking without the need for a rev limiter.
2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS & XT SxS
models come with 14 inch cast aluminum wheels
wrapped in 27 inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
The Can-am Commander 1000 DPS and XT comes standard
with larger 14 inch cast aluminum wheels and 27 inch
Maxxis Big Horn 2.0 tires. The wheels provide a unique
look to the Commander and the Big Horn tires offer
exceptional traction and a smooth ride.
“The wheel and tire combo was great. The wheels
look good and the Maxxis tires really hooked up and
could climb up just about anything,” Little
The new Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS is only available
in yellow, so if you are looking for a larger color
selection, you will want to make the more up the Commander
1000 XT, which is available in yellow, viper red,
metallic, and camo. The XT package includes all the
features found on the DPS package plus a 4,000lb winch,
upgraded gauges, heavy duty front bumper, bed rails,
leather steering wheel, and mud guards.
Can-Am Commander 1000 has plenty of power on
the trails with its Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin engine
that harnesses 85 horsepower
For 2013 the 1000 Commander family is still powered
by the Rotax 1000 EFI V-twin engine that delivers
unparalleled performance with 85 horsepower. In order
to keep the power delivery smooth, the Commander 1000
comes standard with a 54mm Bosch throttle body that
includes Intelligent Throttle Control, that delivers
smooth and even power and detects unwanted bounce
for improved throttle accuracy, even at lower speeds.
2013 Can-Am Commander SxS family features a
dual level cargo box
“The Can-Am 1000 has plenty of power and the
EFI responds immediately, so there is no lag,”
stated our test driver, Keith Little.
The Commander SxS family includes a dual level cargo
box, with a total of 600 pounds of storage capacity.
It also comes standard with a 2 inch receiver hitch
and can tow up to 1,500 pounds.
The cockpit of the Commander SxS models offers comfortable,
removable seats, with three points anti-cinch seatbelts.
There is an adjustable tilt steering wheel, digital
display, and quick attach side nets.
Commander SxS / UTV lineup features a roomy
& comfortable cockpit
Can-Am Commander SxS / UTV models feature a
digital display & instrument panel
2013 Can-Am Commander lineup features 240 watt
projection automotive style headlights
Safety is always first and foremost with UTV’s
and the Can-Am Commander offers a 2 inch diameter,
high strength steel ROPS approved cage and comes with
a passenger handhold and grab bar for added protection.
For riding at night, the Commander family comes with
the best lighting system in the industry, featuring
240 watt, projection, automotive style headlights.
The maintenance are of the Commander is located under
the hood and is centralized or easy maintenance, and
provides easy access to the air box, radiator and
Can-Am Commander lineup features 10 inches of
travel with a Torsional Trailing Arm am with
external sway bar / Motion Control shocks
For the budget-minded consumer, who is in the market
for a performance UTV with power steering, the 2013
Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS is the way to go. It takes
some of the best features one would look for in a
performance UTV and combines them into one affordable
package that is sure to put a smile on your face,
but if you have the extra budget, the Commander XT,
X, and Limited all offer great features for the price.