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2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 Power Steering SxS Drive Review
Can-Am Commander DPS, XT, X, and Limited Feature Power Steering for 2013

Nanaimo, British Columbia - When Can-Am first introduced its first side-by-side vehicle, the 2011 CanAm Commander; it raised the bar in the performance UTV world, but the competition among the SxS manufacturers remains intense, so for 2013, Can-Am took it another step further by introducing Dynamic Power Steering to the CanAm Commander SxS / UTV model line-up.

For 2013, Dynamic Power Steering comes standard on Can-Am Commander’s XT, X and Limited packages, and Can-Am also added the new DPS package to the Commander SxS lineup for those budget minded consumers looking for the addition of power steering but don’t need all the other bells and whistles that come with the other performance packages.

2013 Can-Am Commander  1000 DPS
2013 Can-Am Commander  1000 XT 2013 Can-Am Commander  1000 X

The standard CanAm Commander 1000 has an MSRP of $12,999, but the new 2013 Commander 1000 DPS model with the addition of Dynamic Power Steering, Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential, 14” cast aluminum wheels, and 27” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires has an MSRP of just $13,999. For just an extra thousand dollars, this a great buy for the consumer considering the added features, and it is $1,600 less than the Commander 1000 XT package. had the opportunity to test drive the entire lineup of new 2013 Can-Am Commander SxS models with Dynamic Power Steering at their recent press event in Nanaimo, Canada, so we couldn’t wait to see just how well the Commander would perform with its new power steering capabilities and we must say we were not disappointed.

2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS SxS / UTV
The New 2013 Can-Am Commander 1000 DPS SxS comes with Dynamic Power Steering, Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential, 14” cast aluminum wheels, and 27” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires that is value priced at $13,999

The Can-Am Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) was calibrated specifically for the Commander. The DPS system offers variable steering assist that offers less assist at higher speeds and more at lower speeds, where it is needed. The DPS system uses a direct link setup that uses magnetic field sensors that provide a faster response to steering input, which in turn, minimizes steering lag. The 50:1 gear ratio is the largest in the industry that helps reduce kickback and the high capacity 50 amp motor makes the DPS system incredibly durable.

“I was very impressed with DPS on the Commander. The power steering made a night and day difference in the way the machines handled. The steering was spot on and felt effortless, even at slower speeds. The steering was also very quick to react when you turned the wheel and the tight turning radius of this machine is awesome. If I were to buy one of these, I would definitely choose one with power steering” said former AMA ATV MX Pro Racer Keith Little.

2013 Can-Am Commander DPS SxS / UTV
2013 Can-Am Commander DPS SxS / UTV
Can-Am's DPS (Dynamic Power Steering) features the industires largest gear ratio, which helps smooth out the terrain & reduce kickback

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