2020 Can-Am Defender DPS HD5
2020 Can-Am Defender DPS HD5

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Defender DPS HD5
Defender DPS HD5
Model Code
8WLA
8WLA
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Rear - Single 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Front - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Rear - Single 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Wheels
12 in. (30.5 cm) cast-aluminum
12 in. (30.5 cm) cast-aluminum
Tires

Front - Maxxis M923J† 25 x 8 x 12 in. (63.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)

Rear - Maxxis M924J† 25 x 10 x 12 in. (63.5 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)

Front - Maxxis M923J† 25 x 8 x 12 in. (63.5 x 20.3 x 30.5 cm)

Rear - Maxxis M924J† 25 x 10 x 12 in. (63.5 x 25.4 x 30.5 cm)

Dimensions

Length
121 in. (307.1 cm)
121 in. (307.1 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,322.8 lb. (600 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,322.8 lb. (600 kg)
Ground Clearance
10.5 in. (26.7 cm)
10.5 in. (26.7 cm)
Wheelbase
83 in. (211.5 cm)
83 in. (211.5 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission
CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking andElectronic Drive Belt Protection
CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking andElectronic Drive Belt Protection
Drive System
Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential
Selectable 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok auto-locking front differential

Electrical

Battery
12V (18 amp/h)
12V (18 amp/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 500W
Magneto - 500W
Instrumentation

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters,fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt,diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Gauge - 4.5 in. (11.4 cm) wide digital display: Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters,fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt,diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature

Lighter type DC outlet in console (20-A)

Lighting
Four 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights
Four 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visiblity and LED tail lights

Engine

Engine
Rotax
Rotax
Cooling
liquid
liquid
Cylinders
1
1
Horsepower
38 hp
38 hp
Displacement
427 cc
427 cc
Fuel System
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Type
Unleaded
Unleaded
Fuel Tank Capacity
10.6 gal. (40 l)
10.6 gal. (40 l)

Operational

Frame
Profiled cage ROPS approved
Profiled cage ROPS approved
Front Suspension

Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Double A-arm / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Twin tube gas charged shocks

Rear Suspension

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Twin tube gas charged shocks

TTA with external sway bar / 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Twin tube gas charged shocks

Steering
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Seating

3 Person Capacity

VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

3 Person Capacity

VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, underside hooks and contoured bench to improve entrance / exit of the cab

Other

Additional Colors

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Green

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Green

Cargo Box Length
38 in. (96.5 cm)
38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Load Capacity
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)
Capacity
Payload - 1,200 lb. (544 kg)
Payload - 1,200 lb. (544 kg)
Towing Capacity
1,500 lb. (680 kg)
1,500 lb. (680 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plate
Warranty
Factory - 1-year limited
Factory - 1-year limited

Features

Features

  • GET COMFORTABLE: Driving and working with your side-by-side vehicle shouldn't be a chore—that's why Defender is engineered to be the most refined work vehicle in every respect. From its improved insulation to thicker firewall, redesigned exhaust, and CVT cover, Defender lets its work speak for itself. *NVH varies based on engine and standard or optional features fitted. Consult your dealer about specific NVH improvements and changes.
  • STEERING YOU RIGHT: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 82-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers industry leading 69 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.
  • PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING: 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.
  • STORAGE WHERE IT COUNTS: 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.
  • VERSATILE CARGO BOX: The highly durable Cargo box can go up to 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).
  • CAB-READY: The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward.
  • CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS: 4-in (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27-in (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires for HD8 and HD10 models and 12-in (30.5 cm) cast-aluminium wheels with 25-in (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires for HD5 models.
  • EXCLUSIVE CAMO: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is resistant to scratching, mineral deposits, and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.
  • REAL FUTURE TOGETHER: When you add it all up, a lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance, and 1-year warranty mean less downtime and more time behind the wheel. The Defender has an easy-to-service design and uses durable Rotax engines for a reason: they can handle the long haul.

Features

  • GET COMFORTABLE: Driving and working with your side-by-side vehicle shouldn't be a chore—that's why Defender is engineered to be the most refined work vehicle in every respect. From its improved insulation to thicker firewall, redesigned exhaust, and CVT cover, Defender lets its work speak for itself. *NVH varies based on engine and standard or optional features fitted. Consult your dealer about specific NVH improvements and changes.
  • STEERING YOU RIGHT: Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) is tuned for utility while returning renowned Can-Am responsiveness for recreational riding. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It's also designed to offer less assistance at high speeds and more assistance at low speeds.
  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The Defender offers three very capable true-work powerplant options. The 82-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers industry leading 69 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.
  • PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING: 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.
  • STORAGE WHERE IT COUNTS: 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.
  • VERSATILE CARGO BOX: The highly durable Cargo box can go up to 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 L) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).
  • CAB-READY: The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward.
  • CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS: 4-in (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminium wheels with 27-in (68,6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires for HD8 and HD10 models and 12-in (30.5 cm) cast-aluminium wheels with 25-in (63.5 cm) Maxxis tires for HD5 models.
  • EXCLUSIVE CAMO: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is resistant to scratching, mineral deposits, and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite side-by-side vehicle brand.
  • REAL FUTURE TOGETHER: When you add it all up, a lower cost of ownership, easier maintenance, and 1-year warranty mean less downtime and more time behind the wheel. The Defender has an easy-to-service design and uses durable Rotax engines for a reason: they can handle the long haul.