The Can-Am Commander 1000 family is designed from the ground up to be the most innovative and versatile rec-utility side-by-side in the industry. The Commander 1000 is available in four optional packages to match the varying demands of side-by-side buyers. Whether it’s work, play or a little of both, the Commander 1000 side-by-side is the perfect backwoods companion, job-site foreman or trail-busting stallion.

For the new model year, the Commander 1000 will now wear red plastic and 12-inch carbon-color painted steel wheels as standard equipment. The XT package will include four color choices, while the Commander 1000 X and Commander 1000 Limited also come in new colors. The X-Package model has an updated racing-inspired yellow, black and white finish or the new stealthy Carbon Black skin. Painted White Pearl joins Pure Magnesium for the Limited package’s color options this year.

And the big-bore Can-Am side-by-side’s comfort, handling and performance abilities have all improved thanks to the addition of BRP’s Dynamic Power Steering. DPS is standard on the 1000 DPS, 1000 XT, 1000 X and 1000 Limited models. All Commander DPS models will come with Can-Am yellow plastic. DPS features a progressive level of steering assistance that is mated to a Visco-Lok‡ QE (quicker engaging) front differential. The 2013 Commander 1000 models have improved efficiency and skill sets in slow-speed and demanding terrain such as a choppy field, rutted trail or slow-speed rock crawl. DPS works at any speed, offering more assist as slow speeds and less assist at high speeds.

Powering the Commander 1000 family is the reputable-and-strong Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin powerplant that is the most powerful* rec-utility side-by-side engine in the industry. A strategically designed exterior gives the Commander side-by- side unique look, while an innovative and purpose-built performance package rewards owners with unmatched, comfort, convenience and safety. The versatile and innovative cargo bed offers a Dual LevelTM bed that features a secondary storage box below the main cargo area. Removable, freestanding bolster seats, an adjustable steering wheel and driver’s seat and rider-inspired ergonomics provide a user-friendly cockpit.

The Commander 1000 is available with the Can-Am XT package, in a luxurious Limited configuration and in the muscular “X” performance package.

Commander 1000 Family Highlights
» Rotax 1000 EFI V-Twin engine
» Dual-levelTM cargo box
» Intelligent Throttle Control (iTCTM)
» Double A-arm front suspension with dive-control geometry
» TTI rear suspension
» Visco-Lok front differential
» 14 -inch (35cm) of total ground clearance
» 214mm disc brakes with twin-piston calipers
» 27-inch (68.6cm) Carlisle Black Rock radial tires on 12-inch (30.5cm)
carbon-colored painted steel wheels
» 1,928 cubic inches (31.6 liters) cockpit storage
» 1,500 lbs towing capacity
» 2-inch rear hitch receiver
» Low-noise cockpit
» Comfort seats with sit-in fore / aft driver adjustment
» Adjustable-tilt steering
» Passenger handhold and grab bar
» Dual, off-road cup holders
» 240-watt lighting
» 10-gallon (38 litres) gas tank
» 625-watt magneto
» Easy-to-use maintenance centre
» 2-inch diameter, high strength steel, ROPS-approved cage
» Quick-attach side nets
» 3-point seatbelts with anti-cinch
» Standard & Performance D.E.S.S. Keys
» Red plastic (base)

Can-am Commander 1000 DPS includes
» Dynamic Power Steering
» Visco-Lok QE
» 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
» Yellow plastic
» 14-inch (35cm) cast aluminum wheels

Can-am Commander 1000 X Package includes
» Fully adjustable front and rear FOX Racing HPG piggyback shocks
» Front sway bar
» 12-inch (30.5cm) aluminum beadlock wheels
» 27-inch (68.6cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
» Updated gauge
» Heavy-duty front bumper
» Rock sliders
» Leather steering wheel
» X-package seat trim and graphics
» Mudguards
» Available in all-new Carbon Black finish or a new black-and-yellow finish with white accents