2018 Can-Am Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition


The Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition comes equipped with many factory-installed accessories including 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires mounted on 14 in. (35.6 cm) wheels and Dynamic Power Steering for better handling and steering.


  • 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.
  • PRECISION-ENGINEERED 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.
  • SUPERIOR PROTECTION: Heavy-duty front bumper for a beefier look and functionality. The headache rack and full underbody skid plate with front aluminum pre-runner skid plate create an extra layer of protection for the occupants and the vehicle. The side mirror allows for extra visibility while the portable RAM LED spotlight comes in handy to bring home your trophy.
  • ADVANCED VERSA-PRO BENCH SEAT: The VERSA-PRO bench seat offered on the Mossy Oak Hunting Edition 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 VERSA-PRO bench seat comes with a 3 in. (8 cm) adjustable driver’s seat (forward/rearward) for added comfort and better ingress/egress.
  • POWERFUL WINCH: Can-Am chose a premium winch kit for the ultimate performance and durability. The 4,500 lb. winch includes dash control and roller fairlead.
  • LARGEST HOLDING CAPACITY: The Double Kolpin Stronghold Gun Boots features the largest holding capacity of all Kolpin Gun Boot cases while the removable foam and nylon Impact liner ensure a superior interior protection. Easily fits firearms up to 52 in. (132,1 cm) in total length with room for optics and bipods. Secures to mount in seconds with auto-latch feature. The holders are durable, flexible grips and cushion padded to protect while providing a custom fit for a variety of items 1 in. to 4 in. (2.5 cm to 10 cm).
  • EXCLUSIVE: When it comes to concealment, nothing compares to the exclusive Mossy Oak Break-Up Country camouflage. The highly durable water-dipped camo finish is more resistant to scratching, mineral deposits and sun fading. More importantly, it lets hunters match their favorite camo manufacturer with their favorite SSV brand.

General Information

Manufacturer Can-Am
Model Year 2018
Model Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition
Model Code 8XJG
Color Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo



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. 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 125.6 in. (317.5 cm)
Height 78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width 64 in. (162.5 cm)
Weight Estimated Dry - 1,658 lb. (752 kg)
Ground Clearance 11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase 83 in. (211.5 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; portable RAM LED spotlight

Three lighter type DC outlets (20A)

Multifunction Analog / Digital - Speedometer, tachometer, odometer, trip and hour meters, fuel, gear position, ECO / Normal / Work 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 3 - VERSA-PRO bench seat with passenger seats flipping up, adjustable driver seat, underside hooks, reinforced vinyl with two-tones stitching and contoured bench to improve entrance/exit of the cab

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

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

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

Payload - 1,500 lb. (680 kg)

Tailgate load capacity - 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 - 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)


Hitch 2 in. receiver
Safety Features Heavy-duty front steel bumper, full underbody skid plate with front aluminum pre-runner skid plate, full hard roof, half windshield, headache rack with LinQ quick-attach system, double Kolpin Stronghold gun boots - impact & tool holders, side mirror and portable RAM LED spotlight
Warranty Factory - 6-months limited