The Wrangler assembly plant may be in Toledo, Ohio, but Moab, Utah is most certainly the off-roader’s home and where all Jeeps are trail rated. Now, Can-Am wants to make its mark.
Can-Am just announced two new additions to the Maverick X3 family, the RC Turbo and Turbo R and they’re designed specifically to go rock crawling. Starting at $23,999 for the 120hp RC Turbo and $28,999 for the 172hp Turbo R (similar prices to the Wrangler), the new RC Turbo Models come loaded with full roll cages, full-length skid plates, rock sliders, front and rear suspension protectors and a front differential guard. And all of that sits on 30-inch Maxxis Liberty tires, 20-inches of suspension travel, with a Trophy truck-styled rear swing arm and 14-inches of ground clearance. The cherry on top of this dirty, boulder dominating pie is the fully-lockable front differential which can be electronically operated on the fly, for whenever a wall of crumbling sandstone needs conquering.
If you keep in mind the Wrangler Rubicon Recon — one of the more capable Wranglers out of the box — costs $39,145 and doesn’t include all the suspension and chassis upgrades you would need to tackle the toughest trails in Moab, the Maverick X3 x RC Turbo R starts to look like a real bargain. Custom, dedicated rock crawlers can price north of $40,000; at least with the Maverick X3 RC you get a warranty on top of the money saved.
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