2017 was an exceptional year for Can-Am, with the company’s release of its best ATV lineup yet. Bombardier Recreational Products has long been recognized as the leader in performance for more than a decade, besting big name brands with the power delivery of its vehicles. But with the 2017 Can Am Outlander 570, the Canadian company successfully provided consumers with massive power and the full package.
The 2017 Can Am Outlander 570 is a utility style ATV that hit home with off-roaders two years after its initial market release. It features an anti-theft key design, auto-locking front differential, powerful Rotax V-twin engine, and 2WD/4WD driveline modes.
A rider-focused design, adaptable features, and innovative technology form part of the Can-Am Outlander lineup’s appeal. Learn all this, plus more of its specs and other features, as this Can Am Outlander 570 review helps you determine if this quad should be your next ultimate outdoor ride.
Not Your Ordinary ATV
The 2017 Can Am Outlander 570 was a revamped, carryover model from 2015 that targeted ranchers and adventurers. This 570-class liquid-cooled V-Twin equipped vehicle boasted of enticing features and unparalleled power housed in a modern yet rugged chassis. It was a mid-size ATV yet big on appeal and fun factor. The 2017 Outlander released with other impressive Can-Am ATV models such as the utility-rec Defender Max, the Outlander 1000R, the Maverick XC and Max, and the Renegade XMR.
A total of six trims were made available for the four-wheeler, namely:
- Outlander DPS 570 EFI
- Outlander Hunter Edition 570 EFI
- Outlander XT 570 EFI
- Outlander XMR 570 EFI (with its standout front radiator and red steel bar protection)
- Outlander MAX DPS 570 EFI
- Outlander MAX XT 570 EFI
These trims came with Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) as standard, except for the base model, and list prices ranged from $6,799 to $9,749, depending on package inclusions. All trims came in a one-up chassis or a two-up, Max platform and different specialized packages and color schemes.
While the 2017 Can-Am Outlander 570 was pricey, consumers loved the ATV’s standard and optional features. Among these were the speaker box, mud flap extensions, LinQ audio cargo box, new sway bar for improved cornering, QS3 Fox shocks on certain models, and a new key design for added theft protection. Consumers who deem the Outty out of their budget range could opt for the more economical Maverick XC or the Can-Am Outlander 450 ATV, with its $5,999 starting price.
Can-Am Outlander 570 Price
The base DPS model’s original price was $6,799, while the 4×4 was at least $1,000 more than its competition. Other trims like the Can Am Outlander 570 XMR and 570 Max XT had a list price of $8,549 and $9,349, respectively. The Mossy Oak Hunting Edition had the heftiest price tag at $9,649. These values may still go up by at least $400, depending on extras or if it had a premium/metallic finish.
Interestingly, 2017 Outties in auction and trader sites are very few to none, which is a good sign that the said four-wheeler is a keeper. You would mostly see 450-, 650-, or 850-cc versions of the said lineup. You may find good bargains through dealerships for a secondhand Outty, but these units’ resale is scarce. The low retail price range is between $4,045 and $4,775, while the average retail value ranges from $5,320 to $6,280.
2017 Can Am Outlander 570 Specs
- Engine: It uses a four-stroke, liquid-cooled dual-cylinder ROTAX 570 V-twin engine and has a bore-stroke ratio of 84 mm x 51.4 mm (3.31 x 2.02 inches). Engine displacement is 570 cm³ (34.8 in³) delivered by EFI or electronic fuel injection with a 46-mm throttle body. The lubrication system is a wet-sump, replaceable cartridge oil-filter type, and air filtration is a synthetic paper filter (with foam). Fuel tank capacity is 5.4 US gallons/20.5 liters with a 1.3-US gallon/5-liter reserve.
- Drivetrain: A dual-range Continuously Variable Transmission (inclusive of a reverse gear, neutral, and parking brake) controls the Can Am 570 Outlander. It has a selectable 2WD/4WD drive system. The front-drive is handled by a straight-gear Visco-Lok QE, with a ratio of 3.6:1. The Visco-Lok QE allows for quicker engagement of the front differential. It is available on both 2017 base models and the hunting edition trim. The final drive is handled by a bevel straight gear, with a ratio of 3.6:1.
- Ignition: It has an IDI (inductive discharge ignition) electric starter system with an auxiliary recoil backup starter. Its charging system is a magneto generator with a rated output of 500 W @ 6000 RPM. The 2017 Can Am Outlander 570 requires an NGK DCPR8E (or equivalent) and a 12V, 18 Ah 310-CCA (Cold Crank Amp) battery (view on Amazon) with assembled dimensions of 6.88 x 3.44 x 6.14 inches (L x W x H).
- Lubrication: Oil capacity with an oil filter change is 2.1 US quarts/2 liters. For summer, use XPS 4-stroke synthetic oil (P/N 293 600 121). For all other seasons, use XPS 4-stroke synthetic oil (P/N 293 600 112). Outside of North America, the recommended engine oil is e XPS 4-stroke synthetic blend (P/N 619 590 109) for summer. For all other climates, use XPS 4-stroke synthetic oil (P/N 619 590 114). If these are not available, use an SAE 5W40 motor oil with an API service classification of SG, SH, or SJ.
- Tires: Cast aluminum 12-inch wheels use Maxxis Mudzilla 28 X 8-12 tires at the front and Maxxis® Mudzilla 28 X 10-12 tires (view on Amazon) at the back. For the 2017 Can Am Outlander 570 Mossy Oak Hunting Edition, black aluminum wheels are fitted with slightly smaller, 26-inch Carlisle ACT HD tires. Wheel size upgraded from 12 to 14 inches for DPS, XT, and Max trims. The recommended pressure for both front and rear tires are 7 psi/48.3 kPa maximum and 6 psi/41.4 kPa minimum. The vehicle wheelbase is 51 inches.
- Brakes: The front brakes use dual 214-mm cross-drilled disc brakes with hydraulic 26-mm floating twin-piston calipers. The rear one has a single 214-mm cross-drilled disc brake with hydraulic 26-mm floating twin-piston caliper. The engine braking system requires 260 ml of DOT 4 brake fluid.
- Suspension: Enclosed in a steel frame are double A-arms with dive-control geometry and five-way preload-adjustable shocks and a trailing-arm independent (TTI) rear suspension with an external stabilizer bar and five-way preload-adjustable shocks allowing 8.8 inches (224 mm) of travel. Both front and rear suspensions have dual shock absorbers. This suspension design lends to an overall turning radius of 8.42 feet (101 inches), which improves maneuverability.
- Dimensions: The overall dimensions of the vehicle are 83 x 46.5 x 50.5 inches (2,110 x 1,180 x 1,280 mm – L x W x H), with 11.8 inches of ground clearance. The seat height is 33.8 inches. Front and rear treads are 37 and 36 inches, respectively.
- Exterior: The 4×4 consists of a Surrounding Spar Technology (SST) G2 steel frame and plastic body material in pure magnesium plastic green, camo, red, white, black, or yellow that comes with a standard skid plate, heavy-duty bumpers (front and rear), and a 3,000-lb WARN winch. The Mossy Oak Hunting Edition comes with 26-inch tires, Kolpin 6.0 Impact gun boot (with rack), LED RAM spotlight, Kolpin gear grips, and handlebar wind deflectors. The LCD on the dash is easily visible and is a nice touch on the four-wheeler.
- Capacities: Dry weight is 843 lbs/382 Kg. The rear rack capacity is 240 lbs/109 Kg, separate from the rear compartment capacity of 22 lbs/10 Kg. GVWR can go up to approximately 1,300 lbs – a combination of 843-lb dry weight and a maximum weight capacity of 417 lbs/189 Kg that covers passengers, added accessories, and cargo. Towing capacity is 1,300 lbs.
- Lighting: Two 35-watt high-low beam headlights mounted on the front fenders use multi-reflector lenses for superior light distribution. It also has a 5-watt taillight. You can change stock light bulbs to LED for better visibility, especially during night wheeling.
- Tri-Mode Dynamic Power Steering (DPS): This cutting-edge technology features three modes (MIN, MED, and MAX). They allow riders to tailor-fit their preferred amount of steering assist according to their terrain requirements and riding style. This reduces effort when steering and providing more assist at low speeds.
- Torsional Trailing arm Independent (TTI) Rear Suspension: This suspension system eliminates camber changes in the vehicle when the suspension works up and down or on uneven terrain. It helps keep the four-wheeler in a straight line. Rear motion-control shocks provide 9.3 inches of wheel travel. The suspension setup also includes a removable sway bar and lower pivot points that improve power transfer and traction.
- LinQ Quick-attach Accessory System: This integrated accessory system provides useful and flexible cargo-hauling capabilities that work with several Can-Am rack accessories.
- Convertible Rack System (CRS): This system comes standard with two-up trims since the 2016 Can Am Outlander 570, making for an easy transition from a two-rider vehicle to a single-rider machine. Passenger handholds for the two-up bolt-on accessory are attached to the seat. It does not take up additional rear rack space or inhibit rider movement.
2017 Can-Am Outlander Recall
BRP issued a recall notification to Can-Am Outlander and Outlander Max ATV owners due to a defective DPS shaft. It could break and create an immediate impact on steering, posing a serious crash hazard. 13 reports of broken shafts worldwide prompted this voluntary recall, which, thankfully, has no instance of injury cited. About eight models were affected by this recall, including the Outlander DPS 570 EFI, Outlander XT 570 EFI, Outlander Hunter Edition 570 EFI, Outlander XMR 570 EFI, Outlander MAX DPS 570 EFI, and Outlander MAX XT 570 EFI trims.
Tips & Things to Note
For most Can-Am fanatics, the 2017 steering recall was about the only flaw the Outty had. But for prospective owners, it is crucial to get a hold of everything there is to know about the vehicle before making the decision. So, for the benefit of future owners, here are a few things to be aware of:
There is a lot of upkeep on a 2017 Can Am Outlander 570. For instance, the vehicle requires brake pad changes often, regardless if you have the base model, the Limited Edition, or the Mossy Oak. Fluid changes become a chore mostly because the added gearbox oil change requires floorboard and body panel removal. There are 16 grease zerks on the machine that will get you acquainted with your grease gun quickly. Bushings can become very loose only at 700 miles. Most of all, riders dislike that the stock brake pads wear out prematurely and blame it on the brake pads being organic.
Flimsy Stock Rubber
You may want to ditch the factory tires as they are reported to not have good puncture resistance. Swap them with 28-inch tires that are more durable and weatherproof. For those who have the 2016 Can Am Outlander 570 or any one of the special 2017 trims, this will not be an issue as these models came with Maxxis Mudzilla tires.
Some riders have experienced heat coming from the left panel of the quad where their leg rested. As they discovered, this excessive heat was due to air being blown across the horizontally positioned exhaust pipe. To fix, wrap the exhaust pipe with header wrap at least twice. Likewise, buy a heat shield for the gas tank to make sure. Another solution is to force the belt vent air back and towards the opposite direction as the panel and tank. Although this may cause more as you will need to do mods on your four-wheeler.
Cold starting issues are among the known problems of Can-Am ATVs and not just the Outlander 570s. Dealerships have been getting reports on this as early as 2017, but there is no cookie-cutter resolution to date. Usually, mechanics and Can-Am owners advise a couple of things:
- Give the starter a healthy tap with a long wooden rod.
- Change the stock battery to a healthier alternative.
They say that upgrading to an AGM/Optima-type battery with additional reserve cranking amps will give your vehicle’s starter enough hit to break loose right off the bat during cold weather.
Luckily, more complex issues like a leaking carburetor and throttle icing are strangers to the 2017 Can-Am Outlander 570 and its different models. With proper care and strict adherence to scheduled maintenance, this quad guarantees to give you your money’s worth.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How fast will a Can-Am Outlander 570 go? The Can Am Outlander 570 top speed is 78 mph, but the advertised figure is 60-62 mph. This speed rating applies to all Outlander 570 trims. Hitting the top end should be easy, as the Outlander uses a stout Rotax engine. Freeing up the machine’s airflow plus other upgrades may add another 3-5 mph to the Dyno readings.
- How much horsepower does a Can Am Outlander 570 have? The V-twin-powered Outlander’s maximum horsepower is 48 hp at the crank/engine and at least 40 hp to the wheels, factoring in the usual 15-20% drivetrain loss. Still, that is more than sufficient power for anyone to enjoy, despite the ECM restricting the Outlander’s true power output.
A good workaround to trick the box into unleashing your wheeler’s ponies is to install bigger tires. This way, the tires will not turn over as fast as stock or near-stock tire sizes. This gives the ECM the impression that you are traveling slower. As a result, the vehicle’s speed limiter will not activate, leaving the limiting factor to the rev limiter. Experienced owners go the extra mile of calibrating their speedometer at two set points to read true speed and half-speed values, with a push-button that allows them to change between the two.
- Are 2017 Can-Am Outlander 570 quads reliable? Despite some minor flaws and the steering recall, the Outty is very much reliable. It all comes down to how the vehicle is taken care of and how aggressive the owner’s riding style is. As an example, the organic brake pads may result in premature wear. If the rider knows to avoid sudden stops and brake from a distance, they can prevent the problem. The same goes for other issues identified.
About Bombardier Recreational Products Inc.
BRP is a Canadian company that produces recreational vehicles. It is known as a young company, but its history dates to 1942 – when it started as the L’Auto-Neige Bombardier Limitée (Bombardier Snowmobile Limited) Quebec. Since then, BRP has continued designing, developing, manufacturing, distributing, and marketing propulsion systems and powersports vehicles. Today, it is a recognized global leader, with a portfolio that includes Ski-Doo, Lynx, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am, Evinrude, and Rotax. The Canadian company employs approximately 7,900 people worldwide.
Conclusion – 2017 Can-Am Outlander 570
BRP did right with the 2017 Can Am Outlander 570. It raised its game and put it back on the map with other industry leaders. By staying true to its standards while keeping consumers in mind, the Canadian company achieved an off-road vehicle with outstanding features that serve both the thrill-seeker and the average Joe. It is scarily fast, powerful, and dynamic – making it perfect for hunting, ripping through the woods, hauling, or around camp. If you are searching for a 4×4 that is efficient and capable, then look no further than the Outlander.