The Utility UTVs for the rest of us
The relationship between Polaris and Can-Am is like trying to describe the relationship between the New York Yankees fans and those of the Boston Red Sox. Yeah, there’s a metric ton of competition, a whole lot of pride and maybe a bit of bad blood. These two powerhouse brands are locked in a horsepower war with their turbo-powered sport UTVs, and that is spilling into the utility scene with the 1,000-class machines.
But there are those that don’t need, nor want the massive power of the flagship models. They also don’t want the price tags that go along with all those ponies. How do the two companies handle this segment? Can-Am recently released the Defender HD5 to go up against the Polaris Ranger 570. Here we go again! Let’s see how these two mid-sized machines match up by the numbers.
Check out the head to head review here: 2017 Can-Am Defender HD5 vs. Polaris Ranger 570: By the Numbers - ATV.com