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2017 Can-Am DEFENDER HD5

Edge Performance Sports OR CALL US AT: (541) 903-5438
Compare At: $8,499
Discount: $200
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Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)
Battery: 12-V (18 amp/h)
Bed Box Dimensions (LxWxH) : 38 x 54.5 x 12 in. (96.5 x 138.4 x 30.5 cm)
Box Capacity : 600 lb (272.2 kg) / California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
Cage Type: ROPS approved profiled cage Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA
Dash: 1.8 gal (6.9 L)
Description: Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage
Drive System: Electronic Hill Descent Control
Drivetrain: Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential
Dry Weight: 1,286 lb (583.2 kg)
Engine Type: 38 hp, Rotax 427 cc single cylinder, liquid cooled
Front Shocks: Twin tube gas charged shocks
Front Suspension: Double A-arm
Front Tire: Maxxis M923J† 25 x 8 x 12 in. (63.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)
Front Wheel Travel: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Front braking system: Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Fuel Capacity: 10.6 gal (40 L)
Fuel Injection: Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Gauges: Multifunction digital: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, seat belt, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off
Generic Type (Primary): Utility
Ground Clearance: 10.5 in. (26.7 cm)
Hitch/Type: 2-in hitch receiver
Instrumentation: Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)
Lighting: 140-W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Load Capacity, Land: Tailgate: 250 lb (113.4 kg)
Magneto: 500-W
Overall Vehicle Size (LxWxH): 120 x 62 x 76 in. (305 x 157.5 x 193 cm)
Payload Capacity: 1,200 lb (544 kg)
Protection Plan: Integrated front steel bumper Central skid plate
Rear Shocks: Twin tube gas charged shocks
Rear Suspension: TTA-HD with external sway bar
Rear Tire: Maxxis M924J† 25 x 10 x 12 in. (63.5 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)
Rear Wheel Travel: 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Rear braking system: Single 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Seat Type: VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab
Seating Capacity: 3 Persons
Security Option: Integrated front steel bumper, central skid plate
Steering Wheel: Adjustable tilt steering
Storage Capacity: Total: 3.1 gal (11.7 L)
Towing Capacity: 1,500 lb (680 kg)
Transmission: CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking and Electronic Drive Belt Protection
Under dash: 0.4 gal (1.3 L)
Warranty: 6-months limited warranty
Wheelbase: 83 in. (211.5 cm)
Wheels: 12-in. steel black
Vehicle Details

2017 Can-Am Defender HD5


When we engineered the Can-Am Defender, we pulled out all the stops. We made it tough, capable and clever to excel at everything you demand of it. You'll feel the difference as soon as you sit in and pull away.

Features may include:


The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks. To simply get the job done, meet your new yardstick; the new Defender HD5 single cylinder Rotax engine delivering 38-hp. The Defender is now the sharpest tool in the shed.


The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses an all-new chassis with automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.


The Visco-Lok † front differential combined with the lockable rear differential* offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.

*Lockable rear differential is available on selected models.


The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.


The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.


The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal (23 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 L) of storage solutions.

*Removable toolbox and under dash storage are available on selected models.

All advertised prices exclude government fees and taxes, any finance charges, any dealer document preparation charge, dealer set up and freight. All units are limited to stock on hand. Some exclusions apply. Photos for representation only. See dealer for details.