The Powerful and Reliable Can Am Defender

Can-Am Defender Models Redesigned for Comfort, Toughness


The Can Am side-by-side is offered in a number of models, all strong and powerful, and ready with all-terrain performance. Defenders are Can-Am’s most utility-focused UTVs, but their engine performance and suspension are like sport-utility machines. With up to 82 HP in some models, and a class-leading 69 lb-ft of torque, the Defender can take on your chore list, and then take you on some great riding adventures. If you’re wondering “is the Can Am Defender street legal,” you’ll need to check with your state, as regulations vary.

Affordable, ready for work or play, this hardworking machine is a favorite among ranchers, farmers and hunters.

Here Are a Few Defender Models to Consider

2023 Can-Am Defender DPS HD9 and HD 10

The Can-Am Defender XT HD7 (52 hp) and HD9 (65 hp)  excel with performance and comfort, plus features you don’t expect to find in work vehicles. A rear-mounted Rotax Ace engine, power steering, painted bodywork and cast aluminum wheels come standard. Job performance and trail excitement: that’s what these Defender models offers.

With seating for three, this Can-Am ATV series has a dump bed that can carry 1000 lbs. and a towing capacity of 2500 lbs. It makes farm and ranch chores easy. Plus, the HD series can power through steep, challenging trails even when you’re carrying considerable loads. Difficult terrain is mastered by the smooth, controllable power delivery. If you ranch or hunt on rugged terrain, you can rely on the Defender to get you there and back with confidence.

2023 Can-Am Defender Max Lone Star HD10

Upscale, comfortable ride for the hard-working, hard-playing rider who stays behind the wheel all day. And it’s built for higher ground, with a 14” ground clearing. 2,500 lb. towing capacity. Dynamic Power Steering comes from the factory. And a multi-functional cargo box means you can haul more over rougher terrain. Comfort features include an intuitive cockpit with optimized visibility, seat belts, lighter style DC outlets and two USB ports, an adjustable driver seat and adjustable tilt steering wheel.

2023 Defender PRO Ltd. HD10

This one comes loaded! Automatic climate control (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning), electric roll-down windows, front window windshield wiper and a fully sealed cab – all from the factory. The new, thicker firewall better seals off engine heat from the cab. Plus, a reworked engine exhaust keeps noises down compared to previous models. The frame has been upgraded and strengthened.  And the 82 HP 976cc Rotax V-Twin and Electronic hill descent control give you more power upslope and greater safety coming down. Three drive modes (ECO, ECO off, and Work) come standard. Power steering, of course, is included with Can-Am’s DPS unit.

But it’s the enhanced full cab that sets this model apart. There’s plenty of insulation and seamless integration of the HVAC system in the cab. A 7.6” digital instrument cluster displays everything you need, with an easy-to-use touchpad for changing the views on the display. The comfortable three seat chassis, front and rear sway bars, and 83” wheelbase add to the sheer pleasure of driving this machine on any terrain.
Specific to the Limited package are an XT front bumper with a 4500 lb winch, LED signature lighting, and XT seat skins on seating surfaces. Stock 27” Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires can pull you through mud, and full underbelly skid plates come standard on this Defender Limited.

Our inventory includes more of these vehicles, and often changes.

See our full Defender inventory here.


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Ben Leben

Ben is in the sales department at Montrose Implement & Motorsports. An outdoor enthusiast, Ben is equally comfortable discussing ATV's and Side-by-Sides, Snowmobiles, Tractors and Implements.