Polaris RZR 1000 EPS vs CAN-AM Maverick X XC Trail

Polaris RZR 1000 EPS vs CAN-AM Maverick X XC Trail

Posted by Caleb Werhman on 25 January 2016 | Comments

Polaris RZR 1000

How does the Polaris RZR 1000EPS measure up?

If you’re in the market for a new side-by-side four wheeler, it’s important to look at various options. Two of the top-selling side-by-sides are the Polaris RZR 1000 EPS and the CAN-AM Maverick X XC Trail. While similar, these two vehicles do have some differences that might help you decide which of these two vehicles to go with.

Ground Clearance

If you’re looking for a four wheeler to use for recreation, you’ll want to be sure to buy a model with high ground clearance - the better ground clearance you have, the more rugged terrain you can cover on the weekends and in your freetime. The Polaris RZR 1000 EPS boasts a 12.5” ground clearance, compared to the CAN-AM Maverick’s notable 11” ground clearance.


Of course you’ll need your side-by-side to pack a punch as far as power goes - for both climbing steep hills and hauling loads, if you plan on using your four wheeler to do work around the yard as well. The Polaris RZR 1000 EPS pulls at 8.1 horsepower per 100 lbs, while the Maverick pulls at 7.8 horsepower per 100 lbs. This may not seem like much of a difference, however since the Polaris RZR 1000 EPS has a 300 lb load capacity (100 lbs more than the Maverick’s load capacity), this difference in power can mean a whole lot in the long run. The Polaris RZR 1000 EPS is also approximately 40 lbs lighter than the Maverick, making it the easy choice when it comes to power.


While riding over all of that tough terrain, you’ll want to be sure to have tires that can stand up to sharp rocks and other potentially dangerous items on the ground. The Polaris RZR 1000 EPS comes with an 8-ply tire as opposed to the Maverick’s 6-ply tires, which allows the Polaris RZR 1000 EPS to give you two extra layers of protection when you’re out on the trail.


The Polaris RZR 1000 EPS has a patented engine placement designed to provide the most comfort possible to the driver and passenger. The suspension on the Polaris RZR 1000 EPS has a bit more give than the suspension the Maverick provides. While the Maverick’s suspension system does give about an extra inch of clearance in both the front and the back, the Polaris RZR 1000 EPS offers and extra 1.5 inches in ground clearance on top of the 1 inch higher basic ground clearance offered by the Polaris RZR (which also means a smoother ride for you!)

All in all, both vehicles offer a great four wheeling experience. However, when shopping for a four wheeler - you’ll want to make sure you’re buying the best, so that your four wheeling experience is all fun with no disappointment!

S&H Farm Supply is a top Polaris dealer in Southwest Missouri and one of our experienced sales associates can help you navigate all the ATV sales and find the best one for you. Contact us today!