Nanaimo, British Columbia -
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.
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.
ATVriders.com 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.
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
“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.
DPS (Dynamic Power Steering) features the industires
largest gear ratio, which helps smooth out the
terrain & reduce kickback