2021 Commander line from Can-Am
Eleven years after entering the side-by-side market with a vehicle designed for work and play, Can-Am has introduced five models of redesigned Commanders for 2021. The DPS, XT, XT-P, MAX DPS, and MAX XT Commanders were updated for work, hunting, trail, and performance applications.
All five machines are powered by 100-hp. Rotax 1000R engines.
On these 2021 models, the engine was moved to the back and the at least 14 inches was added to the wheelbase. The wider stance gives riders more space inside the vehicle, wider opening doors, and a quieter, more comfortable ride.
A towing capacity of 2,000 pounds and large cargo box make this line of vehicles ready to work.
The company touts class-leading maintenance intervals and do-it-yourself-friendly maintenance access points for operators who like to care for their own machine.
Can-Am offers more than 150 accessories to adapt any of these machines to a farm’s specific needs.
“The 2021 Can-Am Commander is our most versatile side-by-side vehicle, period,” says Julie Tourville of Can-Am. “It is smooth and incredibly fun to drive, yet rugged and very capable. The lineup, built from the rider down is truly the best of off-road living – designed for an awesome rider experience regardless of use.”
The Commander DPS is the most basic model in the 2021 line, and was designed primarily for work, trail riding, and hunting. It accommodates a driver and one passenger.
It was designed to provide up to 13 inches of suspension travel. The DPS model comes standard with 27-inch XPS Trail Force tires on 14-inch steel wheels.
This machine comes in Tundra Green and has a MSRP of $16,399.
The Commander XT has a few more premium features than the DPS. It is also a two-seat configuration. The DPS is equipped especially for hunting, but it may also be a good option for people interested in trail riding or work applications with its 4,500-pound winch, front bumper, and full roof. It also features a 7.6-inch digital display with keypad and upgraded LED light package.
The XT is 64-inches wide and has arched A-arms designed to provide excellent handling and stability. It has 13 inches of ground clearance and 15 inches of suspension travel in the front and rear. This model is standard equipped with 28-inch XPS Trail King tires on 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels.
Inside the operator's station, the driver's seat can be adjusted up to 5 inches and the steering wheel can be tilted 25 degrees.
The dash mounted key pad and display can be used to switch between two driving modes. Eco mode is designed to be used in situations where the operator wantes smooth throttle and less agressive resonse. Sport mode delivers maximum performancce and faster response. Next to the keypad is a switch that controls four wheel drive featuring a turf mode that helps minimize damage to grass and turf while turning.
This UTV comes in three color options – Oxford Blue, Triple Black, or Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo. MSRP is $18,999.
Can-Am’s most premium two-seat Commander is the XT-P, designed specifically for sport performance and trails. Like the XT, this model includes a 4,500-pound winch, front bumper, digital display, and full roof. It also has a panoramic mirror, Smart-Lok front differential, and Fox 2.5 Podium Piggyback with QS3 compression adjustment.
This model offers 14 inches of suspension travel and rides on 30-inch XPS Hammer Force tires and 15-inch cast-aluminum beadlock wheels.
The XP-T comes in a Triple Black and Orange color scheme. MSRP is $22,199.
Commander MAX DPS
Mirroring the features of the DPS, the Commander MAX DPS is Can-Am’s most basic crew model in this line.
It’s outfitted for work, trail riding, or hunting with 27-inch XPS Trail Force tires on 14-inch steel wheels. This model offers 13 inches of suspension travel.
This machine is available in Tundra Green and has a MSRP of $19,199.
Commander MAX XT
The Commander MAX XT is the crew configuration of the XT model and can accommodate up to four people, including the driver. This machine was built with hunting, trail, and work applications in mind.
Like the XT, it comes standard equipped with a 4,500-pound winch, front bumper, 7.6-inch digital display with keypad, and upgraded LED light package.
The MAX XT is available in Oxford Blue. MSRP is $21,199.