2017 Can-Am Defender XT CAB HD8

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WELL-PREPARED WITH FACTORY-INSTALLED FEATURES

The Defender XT CAB is the most complete utility vehicle that is inspired by those who drive it. Tough, capable and clever features allow the Defender XT CAB to get the most out of your workday in comfort, style and ingenuity.

Features

  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: The Defender offers two very capable true-work powerplant options. The 72-hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 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.
  • HIGH RIGIDITY CHASSIS: The Defender is an extremely capable off-road vehicle and a legitimate workhorse that uses an all-new chassis with automotive-like technology and fabrication tolerances that are in line with modern pick-up trucks. The high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) grade steel means a more rigid design for taking the strain of heavy-duty chores. Can-Am engineers put the Defender frame through the new rigorous Utility Test Cycle at the winter and summer testing grounds to ensure its toughness.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM BETTER CONTROL: The Visco-Lok † front differential combined with the lockable rear differential* offer a 4-mode traction system providing multiple choices for varying terrain or tasks. Users, via a separate front-and-rear toggle switches, can select between a 2x4 open rear differential for tight turning and turf protection, a 2x4 lockable rear for improved 2WD traction, a 4x4 open rear for more maneuverability in rugged terrain and a 4x4 locked rear for maximum traction. The rear differential is gear-on-gear to the transmission for better response, no maintenance, better efficiency and fewer components.
  • TTA-HD REAR SUSPENSION: The Defender heavy-duty Torsional Trailing A-arms (TTA-HD) was designed specifically for a utility and recreational usage, offers a full 10-in. (25.4 cm) of travel to provide a smooth ride whatever the terrain. Its architecture offers an optimal comfort and drivability in all conditions thanks to no camber.
  • VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING: The VERSA-PRO Bench Seat is engineered as a 40/20/40 bench seat, inspired by modern pick-up trucks. It can comfortably accommodate three adults and features “profiled” corners to improve entrance / exit of the cab as well as a sturdy vinyl cover for improved wear resistance. The passenger seats, complete with integrated hooks on their underside, also can be flipped up to improve onboard storage. Can-Am designers also added a foldable central console and armrest with two cup holders to allow more space in the cab.
  • OPEN DASH WITH REMOVABLE TOOLBOX AND UNDER DASH STORAGE* ADAPTABLE STORAGE: The open dash design features a handy removable and water-resistant 1.7 gal (6.3 L) toolbox, an industry exclusive, to allow users to carefully carry tools and supplies their need in an organized manner. In addition, it includes 6 gal (23 L) of under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. All in all, the Defender proposes a total of 10.4 gal. (39.5 L) of storage solutions.
  • MULTIFUNCTION CARGO BOX WITH STURDY TAILGATE VERSATILE CARGO BOX: The highly durable Cargo box has a 1,000-lb (454kg) load capacity and easily dumps. Strategic features include 5-gal (18.9 l) pail recesses, integrated anchors on the sidewalls and several tie-down points for added convenience. To fully optimize the sizeable cargo box, consumers can divide up the box using the integrated recesses. The box allows for both 1x3 and plywood separators and accepts bed extenders for refining the bed’s overall dimensions. Also, the sturdy tailgate can withstand ordinary farm use and serve as a seat during your lunch break (max weight: 250 lb / 113kg).
  • PROFILED CAGE CAB-READY: The sturdy Profile cage (steel) is designed in tandem with the Can-Am Cab and genuine accessories to ensure the best fit-and-finish and seamless integration in the industry. To enhance visibility and improve entrance / exit of the cab, the front section of the cage was moved far forward.
  • 26-IN MAXXIS TIRES ON 12-IN WHEELS MAXXIS TIRES: 12-in (30.5 cm) steel wheels with 26-in (66 cm) Maxxis tires

General Information

Manufacturer Can-Am
Model Year 2017
Model Defender XT CAB HD8
Model Code 8UHF
Color Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers

Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brake with hydraulic single-piston caliper

Wheels 14 in. Black cast aluminum
Tires

Maxxis Bighorn 2.0

Front - 27 x 9 x 14 in. (68.6 x 22.9 x 35.6 cm)

Rear - 27 x 11 x 14 in. (68.6 x 27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Dimensions

Length 120 in. (305 cm)
Height 76 in. (193 cm)
Width 66 in. (170 cm)
Weight Estimated Dry - 1,822 lb. (826.4 kg)
Ground Clearance 9 in. (23 cm)
Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 cm)

Drivetrain

Transmission

PRO-TORQ Transmission with Quick Response System (QRS)

high airflow ventilation and Electronic Drive Belt

Protection; Extra-L / H / N / R / P

Drive System

True 4-mode Traction System - 2x4 open rear differential, 2x4 locked rear differential, 4x4 open rear differential, 4x4 locked rear differential

Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential

Electrical

Lighting

140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visibility

plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect

Instrumentation Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20-A) and one in the under dash storage (20-A). Integrated heater kit
Battery 12V (30 A/h)

Engine

Engine Rotax® V-twin
Horsepower 50 hp
Displacement 799.9 cc
Fuel System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Type Unleaded

Operational

Steering Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)
Seating 3
Suspension

Front - Double A-arm; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Rear - TTA-HD with external sway bar

10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Load Capacity

Payload - 1,200 lb. (544 kg)

Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)

Cargo Box Length 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width 54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity 600 lb. (272.2 kg)
Towing Capacity 2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
Capacity

Total - 12.7 gal. (48.1 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)

Under dash - 1.6 gal. (6.1 l)

Armrests and cup holders - 0.9 gal. (3.5 l)

Interior doors - 0.8 gal. (3.4 l)

Other

Hitch 2 in. receiver
Additional Colors

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Intense Red

Warranty

Factory - 6-months limited warranty

Extended - Up to 30 months B.E.S.T. coverage