2020 Defender XT-P

2020 Defender XT-P


Rotax HD10 V-Twin


In the Defender XT-P, the 82-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is still specifically tuned for serious work, but gains more responsive tuning for active, sport-oriented riding. The Defender can do that sort of riding, too, but how? Industry leading 69 lb-ft torque.

New 7.6-inch digital gauge


This year, everything important is right before your eyes on an all-new 7.6-inch illuminated digital dash. The larger digital dashboard houses gauges and all essential functions in a clear, easy-to-read display. This also means a new keypad to ease mode selecting.

Responsive handling


Delivering the responsive, thrilling feel of an enthusiast-oriented machine is a Can-Am thing. It's been in our DNA from the beginning, in fact, which is why the XT-P has been re-tuned to return even higher levels of enjoyment when out on the trail.

Heavy-duty suspension


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.

VERSA-PRO bench seat with bolster seats


To enjoy a more thrilling ride, our engineers bolstered the adjustable VERSA-PRO bench seats to deliver more support than ever. With added side padding and redesigned profile, they'll help you control and enjoy the XT-P to the limit and back again.

Adaptable Storage


The Defender has a total of up to 16.2 US gal (61.3 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 include 6 gal (22.8 L) of under-dash storage with an enclosed pocket, under-seat storage, and enclosed storage above the gauges.

Front bumper


The XT-P's heavy duty front bumper demands attention and respect wherever it goes. For added durability, this upgrade gives Defender owners even less reason to fear the unknown.

Full skid plate


There's nothing better for ultimate off-road performance than fitting an ultra-durable full skid plate—so that's what we did. You can thank us later.

Aluminum Rock Sliders


Sliders protect the sides and undercarriage against large obstacles, and the Defender XT-P is rocking a pair of heavy duty aluminum rock sliders and an integrated step for elevated cargo box access.

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.


  • 83-in. wheelbase
  • 13-in. of ground clearance
  • Dynamic Power Steering (DPS™)
  • ECO™ / ECO Off / Work modes
  • 2,500 lb towing capacity
  • Multi-function cargo box with LinQ easy installation accessories
  • Rear differential with Turf mode


  • 64-in. wide with Arched A-arm
  • Visco-Lok‡ QE front differential
  • 14-in. cast-aluminum wheels
  • VERSA-PRO bench seat with reinforced bolster seat and adjustable driver seat
  • HMWPE full skid plate
  • 4,500-lb (2,014 kg) winch
  • Heavy-duty front steel bumper
  • Full hard roof
  • Aluminum rock slider
  • 7.6 in. digital display with keypad
  • Brake holding mechanism TOUGH CAPABLE CLEVER


  • Heavy-duty Rotax® engine
  • Smooth, durable and responsive transmission
  • True Can-Am DNA with a strong identity


  • Work or ride with confidence
  • Meaningful and versatile functionality
  • Easy handling and capabilities


  • Advanced comfort and intuitive cockpit with optimized visibility
  • Multifunction cargo box with sturdy tailgate and smart storage
  • 1-year maintenance free and easy access to key maintenance components


Type 82 hp / 69 lb-ft, Rotax® 976 cc, V-twin, liquid cooled
Fuel Delivery System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Transmission PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS), high airflow
ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt Protection
Extra-L / H / N / R / P
Drive Train Selectable Turf Mode / 2WD / 4WD with Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front
Driving Assistance Electronic Hill Descent Control
ECO / ECO Off / Work modes
Power Steering Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Front Suspension Arched double A-arm / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel
Front Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Rear Suspension Arched TTA with external sway bar / 11 in. (27.9 cm) travel
Rear Shocks Twin tube gas charged shocks
Front Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Rear Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic single-piston calipers
Brake holding mechanism
Front Tires Maxxis† Bighorn 2.0† 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)
Rear Tires Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)
Wheels 14-in. (35.6 cm) cast-aluminum
L x W x H 125.8 x 64 x 80 in.
(319.5 x 162.5 x 203.2 cm)
Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 cm)
Ground Clearance 13 in. (33 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity 1,000 lb (454 kg)
California only: 600 lb (272.2 kg)
Dry Weight 1,613.8 lb (732 kg)
Cage Profiled cage
ROPS approved
Storage Capacity Total: 16.2 gal (61.3 L)
Under dash: 6 gal (22.8 L)
Waterproof and removable box under
passenger seat: 5.6 gal (21 L)
Dash: 2 gal (7.7 L)
Water-resistant and removable toolbox: 1.7
gal (6.3 L)
Armrests and cup holders: 0.9 gal (3.5 L)
Towing Capacity 2,500 lb (1134 kg)
Fuel Capacity 10.6 gal (40 L)
Gauge 7.6 in. (19.3 cm) wide digital display with keypad:
Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters,
fuel, gear position, ECO / ECO Off / Work modes, seat belt,
diagnostics, clock, battery voltage, engine temperature
Magneto 650 W
Instrumentation Lighter type DC outlets in the console (20-A) and two USB
port in the dash storage
Lighting 140 W lighting output from four 35-W reflectors ensuring a wide
visiblity and LED tail lights
Winch 4,500-lb (2,041 kg) winch with roller fairlead
Steering Wheel Adjustable tilt steering
Protection Heavy-duty front steel bumper, HMWPE full skid plate, aluminum
rock sliders, full hard roof
Hitch Type 2-in. hitch receiver
Carbon Black & Platinum Stain
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