Senior ATV.com Test Driver Kevin Allred offers his thoughts on the 2013 Can-Am Maverick 1000 X rs vs. Polaris RZR XP 900 LE shootout. You can read the full shootout article and see our video report here.

2013 CanAm Maverick 1000R X RS Scorecard

Steering input and feedback – 2 Good

Engine power – 3 Excellent

Clutching – 2 Good

Traction – 2 Good

Cockpit (gauges, leg room, steering wheel fit to hands, ergonomics) – 3 Excellent

Seats – 3 Excellent

Fit and Finish – 2 Good

Overall looks and appeal – 2 Good

Overall general comments

For its first year out BRP nailed the Maverick down. Other than some clutch hiccups, the Can-Am Maverick is right on. The Maverick X rs has some body roll in the corners, but once you get a feel for the machine it corners well. The Maverick X rs has some amazing extras.

2013 Polaris RZR 900 XP LE EPS Scorecard

Steering input and feedback – 3 Excellent

Engine power – 3 Excellent

Clutching – 2 Good

Traction – 2 Good

Cockpit (gauges, leg room, steering wheel fit to hands, ergonomics) – 2 Good

Seats – 2 Good

Fit and Finish – 2 Good

Overall looks and appeal – 3 Excellent

Overall general comments

I have a high level of confidence in the RZR 900 XP LE w/EPS. It corners flat, the front and rear suspensions work well when taking high-speed corners; its power hangs in there with Maverick 1000R X rs.

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