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2018 Can-Am Defender XT CAB HD8
2018 Can-Am Defender XT CAB HD8

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
Can-Am
Can-Am
Model Year
2018
2018
Model
Defender XT CAB HD8
Defender XT CAB HD8
Model Code
8UJE
8UJE
Color
Intense Red
Intense Red

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

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
14 in. 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)

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
122.2 in. (310.5 cm)
122.2 in. (310.5 cm)
Height
78 in. (198.1 cm)
78 in. (198.1 cm)
Width
67 in. (170.2 cm)
67 in. (170.2 cm)
Weight
Estimated Dry - 1,844 lb. (836.4 kg)
Estimated Dry - 1,844 lb. (836.4 kg)
Ground Clearance
11 in. (28 cm)
11 in. (28 cm)
Wheelbase
83 in. (211.5 cm)
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
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

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

Battery
12V (30 A/h)
12V (30 A/h)
Instrumentation

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

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

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

Engine

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

Operational

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

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 - 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)

Steering

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - Adjustable Tilt

Dynamic Power Steering (DPS)

Wheel - 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.
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.

Other

Additional Colors

Intense Red

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Intense Red

Pure Magnesium Metallic

Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo

Cargo Box Length
38 in. (96.5 cm)
38 in. (96.5 cm)
Cargo Box Height
12 in. (30.5 cm)
12 in. (30.5 cm)
Cargo Box Width
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
54.5 in. (138.4 cm)
Cargo Box Capacity
1,000 lb. (454 kg)
1,000 lb. (454 kg)
Load Capacity

Payload - 1,200 lb. (544 kg)

Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 kg)

Payload - 1,200 lb. (544 kg)

Tailgate - 250 lb. (113.4 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)

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)

Towing Capacity
2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
2,000 lb. (907.2 kg)
Hitch
2 in. receiver
2 in. receiver
Safety Features
XT front bumper, full skid plate, full hard roof with liner and interior dome light, full black doors with electric opening windows 3-position full glass tilt up windshield with wiper/washer kit, rear glass with sliding opening
XT front bumper, full skid plate, full hard roof with liner and interior dome light, full black doors with electric opening windows 3-position full glass tilt up windshield with wiper/washer kit, rear glass with sliding opening
Warranty
Factory - 6-months limited
Factory - 6-months limited

Features

Features

  • 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.
  • FULL DOORS WITH ELECTRIC OPENING WINDOWS
  • FULL GLASS TILT UP WINDSHIELD WITH WIPER KIT
  • 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 work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 ft. lb. torque for tough tasks.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: 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.
  • 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 XT CAB proposes a total of 12.7 gal. (48.1 l) of storage solutions.
  • 4,500 LB. (2,014 KG) WINCH AND FRONT BUMPER
  • ANALOG / DIGITAL GAUGE WITH ENCLOSED STORAGE
  • FULL HARD ROOF WITH INTERIOR DOME LIGHT
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels with 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.
  • CHOOSE YOUR COLOR: Intense Red and Pure Magnesium Metallic painted options and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo water dipped option.

Features

  • 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.
  • FULL DOORS WITH ELECTRIC OPENING WINDOWS
  • FULL GLASS TILT UP WINDSHIELD WITH WIPER KIT
  • 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 work-focused Rotax HD8 V-Twin delivers 50 hp and 50 ft. lb. torque for tough tasks.
  • DYNAMIC POWER STEERING: 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.
  • 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 XT CAB proposes a total of 12.7 gal. (48.1 l) of storage solutions.
  • 4,500 LB. (2,014 KG) WINCH AND FRONT BUMPER
  • ANALOG / DIGITAL GAUGE WITH ENCLOSED STORAGE
  • FULL HARD ROOF WITH INTERIOR DOME LIGHT
  • PREMIUM WHEELS AND TIRES: 14 in. (35.6 cm) black cast-aluminum wheels with 27 in. (68.6 cm) Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires.
  • CHOOSE YOUR COLOR: Intense Red and Pure Magnesium Metallic painted options and Mossy Oak Break-Up Country Camo water dipped option.