2022 Can Am Commander: New Can-Am Commander Luxurious Review

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2022 Can Am Commander Everything is cool about the XT Commander, but fortified to deal with deep mud. Custom drivetrain bits, custom tires and a snorkel are all standard, so you can hit a mud bog without modifying your rig.

Not a one trick pony, but the mud mod is pretty much task oriented. Camo is not for everyone. Nameless twin tube shocks.

It may be aimed at very specific use cases, but with the popularity of mud bogs, especially in the Southeast, this is a very attractive package. And you can still hit the trails and pull errands around the farm. It has something for everything, if not something for everyone.

The Commander X MR claims a very specific, but very important market segment. “MR” in this case means “mud-ready,” and Can-Am doesn’t mean just a few inches of slope. The X MR is ready to sink through half its doors in the most terrifying mud bog you can find, drag itself out, and keep going like nothing happened.

Spend any time on the powersports YouTube page, and it will become clear that mud riding is more than just a small market segment. From the marshes of the Southeast and everywhere mud in between, there are hordes who spend their weekends sinking through shafts. The MR is their Huckleberry, with big XPS Swamp Force tires, 15-inch ground clearance, and a snorkel to keep water out of the engine.

2022 Can Am Commander Review

The 2022 Can-Am Commander XT-P takes the top spot in the company’s side-by-side sports utility offering, with a long list of upgrades to the base model and 100 horsepower from the 976cc v-twin.

More suspension travel than DPS Commander base, aluminum wheels, roof panels, up to 15 inches of suspension travel, curved A-arm. The 700 model matches less suspension travel and horsepower, but saves $4,200 over the 1000R.

The Can-Am Commander XT and XT-P take the Commander line into the premium realm side by side, offering cosmetic and functional features that go far beyond the base model. Despite the improved ride and performance, they maintain their hard work ethic.

With more suspension travel, bumpers, roof panels, a 4,500-pound winch, and aluminum alloy wheels, the XT and XT-P look and feel more premium than the base models. The XT-P adds Fox suspension, 15-inch alloy wheels, and 30-inch XPS Hammer Force tires to the mix, adding functionality and almost aftermarket flare that’s rare in side-by-side stock. The base XT is available in either 1,000cc or 650cc guises, but the Max and XT-P are only 1,000cc.

2022 Can Am Commander Specs

  • MSRP: $15,299 (XT 700) / $19,499 (XT 1000R) / $22,699 (XT-P) / $22,299 (Max XT) / $24,699 (Max XT-P)
  • Height: 74.0 in. (XT) / 74.5 in. (XT-P) / 76.2 in. (Max)
  • Wheelbase: 90.6 in. (two-door) / 120.6 in. (Max)
  • Bed Capacity: 600 lb.
  • Towing Capacity: 2,000 lb.

2022 Can Am Commander XT

  • Highlight-Performance
    • Proven Rotax Machine
    • Reliable drivetrain
    • Suspension worthy of the sports segment
    • Highlights-Employability
    • Powerful task manager
    • Work-oriented functionality
    • Vehicle protection and rigidity
    • Highlights-Design & Ergonomics
    • Interior focuses on comfort
    • Superior fit and finish
    • Low cost of ownership
    • Highlight Platform Features
    • Wheelbase 120.6 inches
    • 13 in. ground clearance
    • 15 in. suspension travel
    • Towing capacity 2,000 lb
    • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
    • Visco-Lok† QE . front differential
    • SPORT/ECO™ Mode
    • DESS key with Start/Stop button
    • Half door premium
  • Fender
    • Rear differential with Turf . mode
    • Special Highlights for the XT-P Package
    • 64 inches wide with curved double A-arms
    • Smart-Lok front differential*
    • FOX† 2.5 PODIUM QS3 Piggyback shocks
    • XPS Hammer Force 30 inch tires
    • 15 in. cast aluminum beadlock wheel
    • XT front bumper
    • 4,500 lb (2,014 kg) winch
    • Full roof and panoramic mirror
    • 7.6 inch digital display with keypad
    • LED headlights and Can-Am LED signature
    • Colored chairs and special edition
  • Machine
    • Engine: 1000R
    • Type: 100 hp, Rotax® 976 cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled
    • Fuel Delivery System: Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
    • Transmission: Quick Response System (QRS) CVT with high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L/H/N/R/P
    • Drive Train: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD TRAIL / 4WD TRAIL ACTIV with exclusive Smart-Lok * technology. *Smart-Lok was co-developed with TEAM Industries, the market leader in the drive train industry
    • Driving Assistance: Electronic Hill Descent Control Mode SPORT / ECO™
    • Power Steering: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Suspension
    • Front Suspension: Curved double A-arm with 14 inch (35.6 cm) sway bar/travel
    • Front Shock: FOX® 2.5 PODIUM Piggyback with QS3® compression adjustment
    • Rear Suspension: TTA curved with sway bar / travel 14 inches (35.6 cm)
    • Rear Shock: FOX® 2.5 PODIUM Piggyback with QS3® . compression adjustment
  • Tires/Wheels
    • Front Tires: XPS Hammer Force 30 x 10 x 15 inches.
    • Rear Tire: XPS Hammer Force 30 x 10 x 15 inches.
    • Wheels: 15 inch cast aluminum beadlock
  • Brake
    • Front: Dual 220 mm disc brakes with hydraulic dual piston calipers
    • Rear: Dual 220 mm disc brakes with hydraulic dual piston calipers
  • Dimensions/Capacity
    • W x W x H: 160.4 x 64 x 76.2 inches (407.3 x 162.6 x 193.5 cm)
    • Wheel Base: 120.6 inches (306.3 cm)
    • Ground Clearance: 13.5 inches (34.3 cm)
    • Chassis Cage: Profile enclosure. ROPS approved
    • Approximate Dry Weight*: 2000 lb (907.2 kg)
    • Cargo Box Dimensions: 29.5 x 45.2 x 10.6 inches (75.1 x 114.7 x 27 cm)
    • Cargo Box Capacity: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
    • Storage Capacity: Total: 8.5 gal (32.1 L) Glove Box: 4.1 gal (15.6 L) Driver storage: 0.4 gal (1.5 L) Center console and Cup holder: 0, 8 gal (3.1 L) Rear console and Cup holder: 1.2 gal ( 4.5L)
    • Side Cargo Box Storage (passenger side): 1.6 gal (5.9 L) 0.8 gal double-sided panel storage (3.0 L)
    • Towing Capacity: 2000 lb (907.2 kg)
    • Payload Capacity: 1280 lb (580.6 kg)
    • Fuel Capacity: 10 gal (38 L)
  • Feature
    • Gauges: 7.6 inch (19.3 cm) wide digital display with keypad: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meter, fuel, gear position, SPORT / ECO mode, seat belt and 4 x4 indicator,
    • diff lock indicator rear, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature
    • Magnets: 650-W
    • Instrumentation: Lighter type DC outlet on console (10-A)
    • Anti Theft System: RF Digitally Encoded Security System (DESS™) with Start/Stop button
    • Lighting: LED headlights and taillights with unique Can-Am LED signature
    • Crane: 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) crane with roller fairlead
    • Steering Wheel: Adjustable tilt steering
    • Protection: Half premium doors, Full skid plate, Mudguards, XT front bumper, Full roof
    • Hitch Type: 2-in hitch receiver
  • Guarantee
    • Factory: 6 months BRP limited warranty
    • Extended Terms of Service: BEST term available up to 30 months

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2022 Can Am Commander MAX XTP

  • 2022 Can Am Commander Max XT ANTI-THEFT PROTECTION: Digitally Encoded Security System Lock (DESS™). Get anti-theft protection with the best security. Our encrypted chip technology allows you to reprogram your keys for student use. A unique code that restricts access to your Commander’s electronic ignition system.
  • TRAVEL INFO ON YOUR FINGER: 4.5/7.6 inch digital display with keypad. The 4.5- and 7.6-inch wide digital displays with keypads display all important travel information that can be read in all conditions. Find out your speed, time, fuel level, engine temperature, mileage and more. 7.6-inch display standard on all X trims.
  • BIGGER CONTROLS: Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS). The dynamic power steering setting provides speed-sensitive direct steering assistance, with more power at low speeds to reduce steering effort and less at high speeds to provide maximum steering feel for the rider.
  • TAKE THE SEAT OF POWER: Quieter cockpit and enhanced protection. Even when you’re far out there, it’s what’s inside that counts. The new rider-focused interior has comfort and functionality that goes above and beyond. Safe and comfortable bucket seats for up to four tough riders, adjustable driver’s seat, doors that open wider, tilting steering wheel, full skid bay, premium half doors. Ladies and gentlemen, have a seat.
  • REAR ENGINE DESIGN: Everything you’d expect from a Can-Am. Take advantage of our CVT Quick Response System (QRS) with high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection on the 1000R engine. Standard SPORT and ECO™ drive modes let you customize engine and transmission response. Not stopping you now.
  • LEAVE NOTHING: Useful Storage. Ride with the storage king. 7.3 gal (27.6L) interior storage includes: Glove Box Compartment: 4.1 gal (15.6L), Driver’s storage: 0.4 gal (1.5 L), Center console and cup holder: 0.8 gal (3.1 L), Side Cargo Box storage ( passenger side): 1.6 gal (5.9 L), 0.8 gal (3.0 L) double side panel storage.
  • INNOVATIVE SUSPENSION SETUP: Dive control geometry, Premium rubber bushings. Better handling in all driving conditions. Diving control geometry, Double A-Arm front suspension with sway bar & Tortional Trailing Arm (TTA) with rear sway bar provide stability and help improve your ride on rough terrain.
  • BEST IN CLASS BED LOAD CAPACITY: And a class-leading 2000 lbs (907.2 kg) towing capacity. With towing capacity increased to an astounding 2000-lb (907.2 kg) and a category-leading 29.5 x 45.2 x 10.6-inch cargo box capacity, the Commander is a powerhouse with the largest dump box cargo in its segment for move dirt, mulch and rocks around your property.
  • THAT’S HOW WE ROLL: Tough All-Terrain wheels and tires.

2022 Can Am Commander 1000

  • Engine: 1000R
  • Type: 100 hp, Rotax® 976 cc, V-twin, liquid-cooled
  • Fuel Delivery System: Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Transmission: QQuick Response System (QRS) CVT with high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection Extra-L/H/N/R/P
  • Drive Train: Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok® QE Autolock Front Differential
  • Driving Assistance: Electronic Hill Descent Control Mode SPORT / ECO™
  • Power Steering: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Front Suspension: Curved double A arms with sway blades / 15 inch (38.1 cm) travel
  • Front Shock: Twin tube gas-charged shock
  • Rear Suspension: TTA curved with sway bar / 15 inch (38.1 cm) travel
  • Rear Shock: Twin tube gas-charged shock
  • Front Tires: XPS Trail King 28 x 9 x 14 inches.
  • Rear Tire: XPS Trail King 28 x 11 x 14 inches.
  • Wheels: 14 in. cast-aluminum
  • Front: Dual 220 mm disc brakes with hydraulic dual piston calipers
  • Rear: Dual 220 mm disc brakes with hydraulic dual piston calipers
  • W x W x H: 130 x 62 x74 inches (326.3 x 157.5 x 188.3 cm)
  • Wheel Base: 90.6 inches (230.1 cm)
  • Ground Clearance: 13 inches (33 cm)
  • Chassis Cage: Profile enclosure. ROPS approved
  • Approximate Dry Weight*: 1675 lb (759.8 kg)
  • Cargo Box Dimensions: 29.5 x 45.2 x 10.6 inches (75.1 x 114.7 x 27 cm)
  • Cargo Box Capacity: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
  • Storage Capacity: Total: 7.3 gal (27.6 L) Glove Box: 4.1 gal (15.6 L) Driver’s storage: 0.4 gal (1.5 L) Center console and Cup holder: 0, 8 gal (3.1 L) Side Cargo Box Storage (passenger side): 1.6 gal (5.9 L) 0.8 gal (3.0 L) double-sided panel storage
  • Towing Capacity: 2000 lb (907.2 kg)
  • Payload Capacity: 1030 lb (467.2 kg)
  • Fuel Capacity: 10 gal (38 L)
  • Gauges: 7.6 inch (19.3 cm) wide digital display with keypad: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meter, fuel, gear position, SPORT / ECO mode, seat belt and 4 x4 indicator, diff lock indicator rear, diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature
  • Magnets: 650-W
  • Instrumentation: Lighter type DC outlet on console (10-A)
  • Anti Theft System: RF Digitally Encoded Security System (DESS™) with Start/Stop button
  • Lighting: Two 55 W reflector headlights with Can-Am LED signature and LED taillights
  • Crane: 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) crane with roller fairlead
  • Steering Wheel: Adjustable tilt steering
  • Protection: Half premium doors, Full skid plate, Mudguards, XT front bumper, Full roof
  • Hitch Type: 2-in hitch receiver
  • Factory: 6 months BRP limited warranty
  • Extended Terms of Service: BEST term available up to 30 months
  • 64 inches wide with curved double A-arms
  • XPS Trail King 28 inch tires
  • 14 in. cast aluminum wheel
  • XT front bumper
  • 4,500 lb (2,014 kg) winch
  • Full roof
  • 7.6 inch digital display with keypad
  • Can-Am LED signature
  • Painted color options

2022 Can Am Commander Accessories

  • Enjoy reduced windshield backdraft and added cabin comfort with the full mesh rear of this Can-Am wind screen. P/N: 715003664
  • Get ready for a trial side fix with the LinQ tool kit. The LinQ toolbox carries all the essential tools needed to perform the most common maintenance. Always have the right tools ready P/N: 715006829
  • Protects the cabin from cargo loads. Compatible with cargo bed rails. P/N: 715006823
  • P/N belly plate: 715007303

2022 Can Am Commander Specs

  • MSRP: $15,299 (XT 700) / $19,499 (XT 1000R) / $22,699 (XT-P) / $22,299 (Max. XT) / $24,699 (Max. XT-P)
  • Engine: Liquid-cooled single cylinder (700) / Liquid-cooled V-twin (all other models)
  • Displacement: 650cc (700) / 976cc (all other models)
  • Hole x Stroke: N/A
  • Compression ratio: N/A
  • Transmission: PDrive CVT with high/low range, reverse; park (700) / QRS CVT with extra low/high range, reverse; garden (all other models)
  • Claimed Horsepower: 52 hp (700) / 100 hp (all other models)
  • Claimed Torque: 41 lb.-ft. (700) / N/A (all other models)
  • Fuel system: Intelligent Throttle Control with EFI
  • Steering: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
  • Drive chain: Selectable Turf mode/2WD/4WD w/ Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential (XT) / Selectable Turf mode/2WD/4WD Trail/4WD Trail Activ with Smart-Lok (XT-P)
  • Front Suspension: Double A-arms with sway bar, twin tube gas shock absorbers; 12.5 in. travel (700) / double arched A-arms w/ sway bar, twin-tube gas shocks, 15.0 in. travel (1000R, Max
  • XT) / double arched A-arms w/ sway bar, Fox 2.5 Podium shocks, 14.0 inch travel (XT-P)
  • Rear Suspension: Torsional Trailing Arm (TTA) with sway bar, twin-tube gas shock absorbers; travel 13.0 in. (700) / TTA curved with bar sway, twin cylinder gas shocks, 15.0 in. travel.
  • (1000R, Max XT) / TTA curved with sway bar, Fox 2.5 Podium shocks, 14.0 in (XT -P) travel
  • Front brakes: Hydraulic 2-piston calipers, 220mm . disc
  • Rear Brakes: Hydraulic 2 piston calipers, 220mm . disc
  • Wheels, Front/Rear: Aluminum; 14 inch (XT) / 15 inch beadlock (XT-P)
  • Tires, Front/Rear: XPS Trail King; 28×9-14, 28×11-14 (XT) / XPS Hammer Force; 30×10-15 inches (XT-P)
  • Length: 128.5 inches (700) / 130.0 inches (1000R, XT-P) / 160.4 inches (Max)
  • Width: 62.0 inches (XT) / 64.0 inches (XT-P, Max)
  • Height: 74.0 inches (XT) / 74.5 inches (XT-P) / 76.2 inches (Max)
  • Wheelbase: 90.6 inches (two doors) / 120.6 inches (Max)
  • Bed Capacity: 600 pounds
  • Towing capacity: 2,000 pounds
  • Max Seating Capacity: 2 (XT, XT-P) / 4 (Max)
  • Ground Clearance: 13.0 inches (XT) / 13.5 inches (XT-P)
  • Turning radius: N/A
  • Claimed Dry Weight: 1,575 lb (700) / 1,675 lb (1000R) / 1,725 lb (XT-P) / 1,930 lb (Max XT) / 2,000 lb (Max XT-P)
  • Fuel capacity: 10.0 ga
  • Guarantee: 6 months, limited
  • Availability: Now

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2022 Can Am Commander Powertrain: Engine, Transmission and Performance

The Commander XT 700 gets a 52 hp 650cc Rotax engine mounted to the aging Can-Am PDrive CVT with engine braking and electronic belt protection.

Every other model gets a 100 hp, 976cc Rotax V-twin powered by a CVT Quick Response System featuring high airflow vents, electronic belt protection and extra low gear.

The A arm that curves across the board and another inch of suspension running over the Commander’s base means the XT and XT-P are much more stable off-road. The standard XT is matched by dual cylinder gas shock absorbers at all four corners that hold the 14-inch wheels and tires wobbled. It’s no slouch, but the XT-P makes it look very simple, with Fox suspension and 30-inch front and rear tires.

With better rolling stock and shocks, the XT-P should handle the league better than a standard rig. Across the range are 220mm discs clamped by two-piston calipers at all four corners.

2022 Can Am Commander Ergonomics: Comfort and Utility

Padded seats with excellent cushioning and three-point seat belts keep passengers comfortable and in place. The seats get contrast stitching in the XT-P trim. The LCD screen jumps to 7.6 inches on the XT and XT-P, and gets a keypad. It has a speedometer and tachometer, odometer, tripmeter, hourmeter, driving mode indicator, diff-lock indicator, diagnostic warning and temperature reading.

At the back, the bed can carry 600 pounds and there’s a 2-inch automotive-style hitch receiver.

2022 Can Am Commander Price

If you can’t afford the nearly $20,000 tithe for the cheapest 1,000cc model, you’re stuck with the Can Am Commander XT 700, which is a very good rig for what it is. It won’t win any races, but it will definitely keep you entertained.

If you can afford the extra cash for a bigger machine, our choice is to go with the XT-P. It has much nicer Fox suspension than the base XT, and 30-inch tires on all four corners save you from having to go straight to the aftermarket. Nearly $23,000 is nothing, but it also means you won’t have much customization to do.

  • 2022 Can-Am Commander XT 700: $15,299
  • 2022 Can-Am Commander XT 1000R: $19,499
  • 2022 Can-Am Commander XT-P: $22,699
  • 2022 Can-Am Commander Max XT: $22.299
  • 2022 Can-Am Commander Max XT-P: $24,699