SIX SEATS AND SO MUCH POTENTIAL
Equipped with choice factory-installed accessories like 27 in (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, 14 in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum wheels, and Dynamic Power Steering (DPS), the Defender MAX XT is ready when you are—with room for 6.
HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES
Defender MAX XT was engineered with your choice of two very capable true-work powerplant options: a powerful 72 hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin tuned for serious work and a serious 61 lb-ft of torque at lower RPMs for true stump-pulling power. The versatile, economical and work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque still rated to tackle tough tasks.
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.
Visco-Lok† QE front differential combines a lockable rear differential and a 4-mode traction system for multiple choices depending on terrain or task. With separate front and rear toggle switches, drivers can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 locked rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain, and a 4x4 locked rear differential for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency, and fewer components.
ROTAX AT YOUR COMMAND
With the power of the Rotax HD10 at your back and Visco-Lok 4WD underfoot, there's different ways to use all of it: Work, ECO, and Normal driving modes maximize response depending on the situation. Work mode gives full power and prioritizes low-down control and response, key for towing, hauling, and maneuvering with ease; ECO helps to save fuel and remain easy on terrain.
SERIOUSLY VERSATILE SEATS
The XT package VERSA-PRO bench seat includes a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be both more durable and attractive. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. It's also adjustabile, with a 3-in (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.
STORAGE WHERE IT COUNTS
The Defender has a total of up to 14 US gal (53 L)—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies directly where they're needed. In addition, we included 1.6 gal (6.1 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
BRAWN TO THE BONE
The HD8 and HD10 Defenders can pull at the top of their class with a towing capacity of 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg). A reinforced, automotive-like high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel chassis is purpose-built to handle the strain of heavy-duty jobs. From surviving Defender Challenge test drives to our brutal Utility Test Cycle, it’s clear we’ve built it tough for every situation you’ll face.
PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES
Ready to go when and wherever you are, Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smooth ride, predictable cornering, and optimum climbing confidence and are installed on redesigned durable, lightweight cast-aluminum wheels.
For 1 year after you take delivery of the Defender side-by-side, we defend its hardworking abilities with a full factory warranty.