2018 Can-Am Defender MAX XT CAB


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


  • FULL CAB ENCLOSURE: All season comfort. Full cab enclosure with tilt up windshield and wiper kit, doors with electric opening windows and rear window with sliding opening.
  • HEATER KIT: Stay warm. Even when you’re working or hunting outside in colder climates, you can escape the bone-chilling temps by climbing into a toasty warm cabin and firing on the integrated heater.
  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINE: The 72 hp Rotax HD10 V-Twin is specifically tuned for serious work but also offers 61 ft. lb. torque and peak torque at lower RPM for optimal delivery for recreational use.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: Precision-engineering handling. The specific Dynamic Power Steering (DPS) system is tuned for utility applications while also offering responsiveness for recreational usage. DPS improves steering feel in slow-speed working situations and in more technical terrain. It also is designed to offer less assistance at high speed and more assistance at low speed.
  • 4-MODE TRACTION SYSTEM: Better control. The Visco-Lok QE† 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.
  • ECO, WORK, AND NORMAL DRIVING MODES: Selectable drive mode. Select from three driving modes that are designed to optiminized performance on a variety of terrain as well as saving on fuel consumption
  • ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT: The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the XT package includes a reinforced seat cover. It uses a 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 VERSA-PRO bench seat comes with a 3 in. (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.
  • 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 under dash storage with an enclosed pocket, perfect for stowing small essentials. Combined with the removable and waterproof under seat storage box, the Defender MAX XT CAB proposes an impressive storage capacity of 14 gal. (53 l).
  • 4,500 LB. (2,014 KG) WINCH
  • 27 IN. (68.6 CM) MAXXIS† BIGHORN 2.0 TIRES ON 14 IN. (35.6 CM) WHEELS: The Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires offer a smoother ride, predictable cornering and optimum climbing confidence. Installed on redesigned cast-aluminum wheels featuring a strong lightweight construction.

General Information

Manufacturer Can-Am
Model Year 2018
Model Defender MAX XT CAB
Model Code 6MJF
Color Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo


Brakes Front / Rear - Dual 220 mm ventilated disc brakes with hydraulic twin-piston calipers
Wheels 14 in. cast aluminum

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)


Length 154.8 in. (393.1 cm)
Height 78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width 67 in. (170.2 cm)
Weight Dry - 2,224.7 lb. (1009.1 kg)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase 115.5 in. (294 cm)


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


Lighting 140W lighting output from (4) 35W reflectors ensuring a wide visibility, plus LED tail lights with halo glow effect

Two lighter type DC outlets, one in the console (20A) and one in the under dash storage (20A).

Integrated heater kit

Multifunction Analog / Digital - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / Work / Normal modes, seat belt and 4 x 4 indicator, diagnostics, clock, auto shut off

Battery 12V (30 A/h)


Engine Rotax® V-twin
Horsepower 72 hp
Displacement 976 cc
Fuel System Intelligent Throttle Control (iTC™) with Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
Fuel Tank Capacity 10.6 gal. (40 l)
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Type Unleaded



Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Seating 6 - Dual VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced XT seat skin and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab.

Front - Double A-arm with arched A-arms and sway bar; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Rear - TTA-HD with external sway bar; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)

Front / Rear Shocks - Twin tube gas charged

Frame ROPS-approved profiled cage; Certified ISO 3471 and OSHA
Load Capacity

Payload - 1,350 lb. (612 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)

Total - 14 gal. (53 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 - 1.6 gal. (6.1 l)

Interior doors - 1.5 gal. (5.8 l)


Hitch 2 in. receiver
Additional Colors

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Safety Features XT front bumper; Full skid plate; 2-piece full hard roof with liner and interior dome light; Full black doors with electric opening windows in front; 3-position full glass tilt up windshield with wiper/washer kit; Rear glass with sliding opening