2018 Can-Am Defender XT HD10


Equipped with many factory-installed accessories including 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, 14 in. (35.6 cm) wheels, Dynamic Power Steering, roof and much more.


  • HEAVY-DUTY ROTAX V-TWIN ENGINES: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • PICK-UP INSPIRED SEATING: 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.
  • 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. Combined with the removable and waterproof under seat storage box, the Defender proposes a total of 16.2 gal. (61.3 l) of storage solutions.
  • 4,500 LB. (2,014 KG) WINCH
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels with 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires
  • PREMIUM COLOR OPTIONS: The Defender XT vehicles are available with premium metallic paint or an exclusive water-dipped camouflage pattern, providing a first-class appearance. Choose from the painted Intense Red or Pure Magnesium Metallic or go stealth with the available Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo.

General Information

Manufacturer Can-Am
Model Year 2018
Model Defender XT HD10
Model Code 8CJG
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 122.2 in. (310.5 cm)
Height 78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width 62 in. (157.5 cm)
Weight Dry - 1,557.7 lb. (706.6 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

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

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)

Adjustable Tilt

Seating 3 - 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; Travel - 10 in. (25.4 cm)

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

Frame Cage - 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
Additional Colors

Intense Red

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Safety Features XT front bumper, full skid plate, full hard roof
Warranty Factory - 6-months limited