2018 Can-Am Defender Max XT Is A Do-It-All Workhorse For The Farm


Can-Am bills the 2018 Defender Max XT Cab as the most complete UTV you’re going to find in the market. With its pickup truck profile, all-terrain performance, and workhorse talents, it’s going to be hard to find any reason to disagree.

Designed to be a trusty companion around the farm, the UTV can carry payloads up 1,350 pounds, tow up to 2,000 pounds, and drag up to 4,500 pounds using its integrated winch. Even the tailgate alone can hold up to 250 pounds, ensuring you can use it to hold tools and supplies while getting work done.


The 2018 Can-Am Defender Max XT Cab combines a liquid-cooled 976cc V-twin engine (61 pound-feet of torque) under the hood with a four-mode traction system that allows it to operate on any kind of terrain. It comes with dynamic powering steering and a variety of driving assistance tech to make navigating unpaved farmlands a much easier affair, while 11 inches of ground clearance should keep it out of reach for many ground obstacles. A full cab enclosure with integrated climate control ensures it can keep all six passengers comfortable regardless of the season.


Features include a full hard top with interior dome lighting, an ROPS-approved roll cage, 10-inch travel suspension both front and rear, gas-charged shocks, dual 220mm disc brakes both front and rear, 14-inch cast aluminum wheels, and Maxxis Bighorn tires. Inside, it gets an open dashboard with a removable tool, adaptable storage under the dashboard, and another storage box under the seat.

Available now, pricing for the 2018 Can-Am Defender Max XT Cab starts at $25,999.

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