Can Am Defender vs Polaris Ranger: Which is The Best?

The UTV has a fairly broad audience. It includes farmers and ranchers.

When you buy a UTV, you have a lot of choices. Can-Am and Polaris are two top brands that offer a large selection of models, so we'll take a closer look at the Defender and Ranger to see which one you might prefer.

Can Am Defender

“ The Defender is tough enough to handle any task. When you have industry-leading towing capacity and storage space, heavy work gets a whole lot lighter. Perfect for farming, hunting or exploring.”


Polaris Ranger 570

“When there's work to be done, RANGER SP 570 makes hauling and towing fast and easy with class-leading capability. When it's time for fun, it offers a smooth ride and handling's a breeze.”


Side-By-Side Comparison


2023 Can-Am Defender HD7

2023 Polaris Ranger 570

Starting MSRP




1,456 lb (660 kg)

1,158 lb (525 kg)


52 HP

44 HP


Rotax® ACE (Advanced Combustion Efficiency) 650 cc

4-Stroke Single Cylinder DOHC

Capacities & Storage

Glovebox with USB, 1.85 gal (7 L)

6.5 gal (24.4 L)


10" Front / 10"  (25.4 cm) Rear Suspension Travel

9" Front / 10" Dual A-Arm Rear Suspension Travel

Front/Rear Brakes

Dual 220 mm disc brakes

4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc

Towing Capacity

2,500 lb (1,134 kg)

1,500 Lb



Can am Defender’s VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up Underside hooks.

The RANGER SP 570 have spacious interior offers plenty of leg room and ample storage so you can ride in comfort with friends or family.



Both models can be customized accessories and styles, and the colors cannot be customized.



Can Am Defender HD7 and Polaris Ranger 570 both have so many great features that it's hard to make a choice.

Everyone (and their needs) are different. So, if you can, try a test drive and see for yourself what works for you. Nothing compares to first-hand experience.