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

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
Defender HD5
Defender HD5
Model Code
6XLA
6XLA
Color
Green
Green

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

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

Rear - Single 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston caliper

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

Rear - Single 220 mm ventilated disc with hydraulic twin-piston caliper

Wheels
12 in. (30.5 cm) steel
12 in. (30.5 cm) steel
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
120 in. (305 cm)
120 in. (305 cm)
Height
76 in. (193 cm)
76 in. (193 cm)
Width
62 in. (157.5 cm)
62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,305.1 lb. (592 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,305.1 lb. (592 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
CVT, P / R / N / H / L, standard engine braking
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 A/h)
12V (18 A/h)
Alternator
Magneto - 500W
Magneto - 500W
Instrumentation

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)

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

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

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

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 plat
Integrated front steel bumper, HMWPE central skid plat
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.
  • 4WD THAT GOES THE DISTANCE: Get in & get working: the PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), revised ventilation and electronic belt protection ensure long-lived performance. Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential allows you put the power down on any terrain. Traditional P / R / N / H / Extra-Low* shift pattern for ease of use. Standard on HD8 models.
  • TTA REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) 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.
  • 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.
  • ADAPTABLE STORAGE: t includes 0.4 gal (1.3 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of up to 3.1 gal. (11.7 L) of storage solutions.*Removable toolbox and under dash storage are available on selected models.
  • 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.
  • READY TO TACKLE THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN: 12-in (30.5 cm) steel wheels with Maxxis tires. The HD8 model feature the 27-in (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • 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.
  • 4WD THAT GOES THE DISTANCE: Get in & get working: the PRO-TORQ transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), revised ventilation and electronic belt protection ensure long-lived performance. Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok† auto-locking front differential allows you put the power down on any terrain. Traditional P / R / N / H / Extra-Low* shift pattern for ease of use. Standard on HD8 models.
  • TTA REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA) 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.
  • 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.
  • ADAPTABLE STORAGE: t includes 0.4 gal (1.3 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of up to 3.1 gal. (11.7 L) of storage solutions.*Removable toolbox and under dash storage are available on selected models.
  • 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.
  • READY TO TACKLE THE TOUGHEST TERRAIN: 12-in (30.5 cm) steel wheels with Maxxis tires. The HD8 model feature the 27-in (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • 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.