LESS NOISE, VIBRATION, HARSHNESS
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.
HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES
The Defender XT package offers two very capable true-work powerplant options. The 82-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers industry leading 69 lb-ft torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use. The work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 lb-ft torque for tough tasks.
MOST RIGID CAN-AM FRAME
Leading 2,500-lbs (1,134 kg) towing capacity, 1,500 lb (680 kg) payload, and a 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead, assuring to complete the most difficult tasks with ease.
DYNAMIC POWER STEERING
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.
Durable PRO-TORQ CVT transmission and selectable 4WD
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† QE 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.
BRAKE HOLD ASSIST FOR INCLINES
Strong manual parking brake to hold the Defender and its load on inclines or when the driver requires the Defender to remain stationary for added control, security, and peace-of-mind.
ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT
The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes a truck-like flip-up passenger seats with sealed/waterproof under seat storage. It uses a reinforced seat cover with thicker vinyl and a special material finish to be more resistant and offer a premium look. The Defender vehicles’ high-quality seat cover is designed to endure the everyday use on the farm, job site and trail. In addition, the XT driver seat features 3-in (8 cm) of adjustability (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better entrance / exit.
OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER DASH STORAGE
The Defender has a total of up to 16.9 US gal (63.9 L) of storage—including a handy, removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive—to carry tools and supplies exactly where they're needed. In addition, we include 6 gal (23 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.
27-IN (68.6 CM) MAXXIS† BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14-IN (35.6 CM) CAST-ALUMINUM WHEELS
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
The spec sheet is one thing: reality is another. The redesigned Arched Double A-Arm front suspension and Arched TTA rear suspension give a full 11-in of travel, better stability, a surefooted response, and improved strength.
A WARRANTY THAT'S GOT YOUR BACK
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.