2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

The Defender Dozen

For the 2019 Defender lineup of side x sides, Can-Am is offering twelve different specialized packages to suit specific riding conditions and uses.

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

Here’s the video Can-Am released for last year’s side x sides:

Can-Am Defender | We’re Built For This

Here are the highlights of the differences between the twelve current Defender choices for 2019:

Defender HD5 and Defender DPS HD5

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

Two of the twelve Defender packages come with an HD5 single-cylinder Rotax engine: the base model 2019 Defender HD5 and the Defender DPS HD5. The DPS stands for Dynamic Power Steering upgrade on the latter one, and the Defender DPS HD5 also gets upgraded cast-aluminum wheels from the base model’s steel ones.

The other ten Defenders come with a Rotax V-Twin engine, either the HD8 (50 hp, 799.9cc) or HD10 (72 hp, 976cc).

2019 Defender XT and 2019 Defender XT CAB

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

Both the XT and the XT CAB have Dynamic Power Steering, lockable rear differential and Visco-Lok QE auto-locking front differential, 14-inch cast-aluminum wheels with 27-inch Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, a three-person VERSA-PRO bench seat, a full HMW skid plate, selectable ECO/Work/Normal driving modes, 4500-lb winch, front bumper and hard roof. The CAB version includes a heater kit and a cab enclosure with a windshield, wiper/washer kit, doors with electric windows and a sliding rear window. These two have a choice of either the HD8 or HD10 engine.

2019 Defender MAX DPS and 2019 Defender MAX XT

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

These two Defenders are similar to the above two and also have the choice of HD8 or HD10 engine, but have room for six and have and extra 500-pounds of payload capacity of 1,750 lb.

2019 Defender MAX and 2019 Defender MAX XT CAB

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

The six-person Defender MAX is a more basic version of the other MAX options and is only available with the HD8 Rotax. It doesn’t have the winch, it has less storage, and there’s no power steering. The MAX XT CAB is the fully loaded MAX that comes with the bigger HD10 engine. It has pretty much everything as the XT CAB (heater, full cab enclosure, etc.) but it seats six.

Here are the remaining four packages, all come with the bigger HD10 976cc Rotax V-Twin.

2019 Defender XT-P

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

The XT-P seats two and it has DPS, a steel front bumper, and aluminum rock sliders. It lacks a winch, but its big feature are the addition of the FOX 2.0 Podium shocks.

2019 Defender Mossy Oak Hunting Edition

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

The two-seater Mossy Oak Hunting Edition is outfitted, as you guessed, for hunters. Its hunter-specific extras include a front steel bumper, a front aluminum pre-runner skid plate along with its under-body skid plate, a headache rack with LinkQ quick-attach system, Kolpin gun boots/holders, side mirror, LED spotlight, and aluminum rock sliders

2019 Defender MAX Lone Star

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

The MAX Lone Star has all extra protection accessories of the Mossy Oak, but it comes in a unique Lone Star trim.

2019 Defender X MR

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

2019 Can-Am Defender Lineup

The X MR is ready for the swamp. It has everything that the MAX Lone Star has, with some extra add-ons for muddy conditions. Highlights include snorkeled CVT and engine intakes, 30-inch ITP Cryptid tires on 14-inch aluminum wheels and mudguards. Here’s a closer look at the Defender X MR (last year’s version).

VIDEO | 2018 Defender X MR


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