Now For Something Completely Different: We Attempt To Drive A Can-Am Up A Mountain In the Snow!

This epic off-road series is sponsored by Can-Am

2021 Can-Am Maverick X3 Max X RS Turbo RR
The Can-Am Maverick X3 range is extensive, with higher-end Turbo RR models running over $30,000. (Photo: Can-Am)

Here’s an off-road machine that costs as much as some midsize trucks.

Today’s TFLtruck video is a bit out of left field, at least for this channel. Today, we’re not taking a look at something like our Chevy Silverado Trail Boss. Instead, we’re bringing you guys a different take on off-roading, by way of the Can-Am Maverick X3. In this video, we head up to over 12,000 feet on Webster Pass. As we head into another Colorado winter, there will be snow on the trail, and things will get a bit “dicey”, as Andre points out. How will the Maverick perform?

Along the way, Roman and Andre get to test the latest Can-Am Maverick X3 on several different types of terrain. The Webster Pass route starts off with some whoops, giving the suspension a bit of a warm-up. Then they’ll tackle some rocks and push the side-by-side’s articulation before fording a river. After that, it’s up to the shelf road, where things can indeed get a bit sketchy if it’s packed with snow and ice.

More on the Can-Am Maverick lineup

For this sort of adventure, Can-Am (who sponsored this series, I want to point out) brings its extensive Maverick X3 off-road lineup to bear against competition from the likes of the Polaris RZR XP and Turbo range. At the entry-level end of the spectrum, there’s the two-seat $18,999 Maverick X3 DS Turbo with 120 horsepower. Make your way up the range, though, and you’ll eventually end up with what we have here. The four-seat Maverick X3 Max X RS Turbo RR for $30,399 before accessories. For that, you get 195 horsepower, 30-inch tires, Trophy-truck inspired suspension design and FOX Podium RC2 shocks (2.5 in the front and 3.0 in the rear).

On paper, it’s a seriously capable off-road machine, as you’d expect for the money. But to see exactly how it does, check out the full video below. Stay tuned to our TFLtruck and TFLoffroad channels for even more epic adventures coming soon!