When it comes to heavyweight Utility UTVs, the 2017 Can-Am Defender HD10 XT and Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS are at the top of the food chain.
If you are in the market for a powerful UTV that will not only work hard but that can be trail ridden with kid gloves, than you have come to the right place. Our big brute test between the 2017 Can-Am Defender HD10 XT and Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS was quite possibly the high-power highlight of our adventures in the mountains of northern Georgia. These two machines are not only capable of towing many pounds of work gear and material, but they both have the grunt from some of the best engine designs in our industry.
Innovation is a word that gets thrown around in the engineering office at both Can-Am and Polaris. In 2017 with the stakes getting higher for market share and wow factors becoming increasingly demanded by you the consumer, we can tell you this: both companies are listening well. This matchup gave us an opportunity to really digest just how similar and yet vastly different these two Side-by-Sides are.
Check out the head to head here: 2017 Can-Am Defender HD10 XT vs. Polaris Ranger XP 1000 EPS + Video - ATV.com