2018 Kawasaki Mule SX 4X4 XC SE



Packed with value and undeniable capability, the MULE SX™ 4x4 XC SE side x side is highlighted by a bold and rugged modern appearance. It comes equipped to work and play with enhanced comfort and versatility for all of your day-to-day activities. With large cast aluminum wheels and generous ground clearance, the MULE SX 4x4 XC SE is a durable and compact machine that’s capable of maneuvering in tight spaces and easily fits in the bed of a full-size pickup truck. To top it off, it’s backed by the Kawasaki STRONG 3-Year Limited Warranty.


  • CAPABILITY: Nothing works harder than a MULE™ side x side, that’s why the MULE SX™ 4x4 XC SE is built Kawasaki STRONG with the endurance and work ethic to get the job done.
  • POWER: Powerful and proven 401 cc 4-stroke engine.
  • PERFORMANCE: Featuring selectable 2WD/4WD to optimize traction in a wide range of conditions. High-intensity LED headlights add modern lighting technology that can be configured to help enhance nighttime driving. All models feature a lockable rear differential that allows rear wheels to have equal transfer of power for maximum traction in mud or snow. Rear wheel ground disturbance is minimized when unlocked. Compact, narrow vehicle size and tight turning radius enables excellent maneuverability in tight spaces.
  • UTILITY: Integrated cargo bed rails allow for easy installation of KQR™ cargo bed mounts featuring quick releases capabilities*. Robust 400-lb. cargo capacity for tackling big jobs. Optional towing drawbar hitch offers a massive towing capacity of up to 1,100-lb. *Kawasaki Genuine Accessories Sold Separately

Comfort & Convenience

  • ALL-DAY DRIVING COMFORT: Adjustable tilt steering and premium thick grip steering wheel for enhanced driver comfort​. Plastic sun top provides improved cabin comfort​. Modern dash controls and fuel gauge placement are more centralized for optimal driver interface​. Comfortable, padded bench seat and retractable seatbelts enhance occupant comfort​.
  • CONVENIENCE WITHOUT COMPROMISE: A large 16-gallon front storage compartment with removable lid allows for easy access​. Stylish, textured dash-integrated switch blanks and audio system knockout location for easy installation of Kawasaki Genuine Accessory upgrades. Easy-to-read dash-mounted fuel gauge and an easily accessible fuel tank for simple and convenient filling​. Two handy cup holders designed to secure a wide range of common sized drink containers.


  • STURDY STEEL CARGO BED: Scratch resistant textured floor and tilting cargo bed.
  • TOUGH AND DURABLE: Rely on the tough and durable MULE SX™ 4x4 XC SE to get you work done so you can venture on an afternoon ride.
  • ENGINE & CVT: Compact, lightweight and durable engine is a proven performer that delivers smooth acceleration, power and rock solid reliability. The Automatic Transmission makes it easy to drive. Simply select high or low range depending on your task and apply the gas. The CVT makes driving easy.
  • STRONG WARRANTY: Backed by the industry-leading Kawasaki STRONG 3-Year Limited Warranty.

Modern Mule™ Styling

  • STRONG FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: ​The MULE SX™ 4x4 XC SE gets a tough and rugged appearance with its modern design similar to the MULE™ PRO Series side x sides. ​Modern hood and grill design enhances the tough and rugged styling. Strong steel front bumper adds to the Kawasaki STRONG appearance. High-intensity LED headlights (4) add to the high-tech image and improve nighttime visibility. Large cast aluminum wheels and bold graphics add to the vehicle’s rugged look. Square tube steel rear cargo screen provides improved rear visibility and resembles the MULE PRO look.

General Information

Manufacturer Kawasaki
Model Year 2018
Model Mule SX 4X4 XC SE
Model Code KAF400MJF
Color Super Black


Brakes Front / Rear - Hydraulic drum
Tires Front / Rear - 26x9-12 Duro Bias


Length Overall - 106.7 in.
Height Overall - 73.4 in.
Width Overall - 52.6 in.

Curb - 1082.7 lb.

Curb weight includes all necessary materials and fluids to operate correctly, full tank of fuel (more than 90 percent capacity) and tool kit (if supplied).

Ground Clearance 8.1 in.
Wheelbase 70.1
Turning Radius 11.8 ft. (differential unlocked)


Transmission 2-speed, automatic, reverse, High, Low, Neutral, Reverse


Lighting (2) Halogen headlights, Tail/brake lights
Instrumentation Fuel gauge, hour meter, oil temp light, parking brake light
Alternator Max. - 17A


Engine 4-stroke, OHV
Displacement 401 cc
Bore x Stroke 82 x 76 mm
Torque 21.7 ft. / lb. @ 2,400 rpm
Compression Ratio 8.6:1
Fuel Tank Capacity 4.2 gal.
Cooling Air
Final Drive Shaft-driven selectable 4-wheel drive, dual-mode rear differential, 2WD / 4WD / rear differential lock
Fuel Type Unleaded
Cylinders 1


Steering Rack-and-pinion
Seating Capacity - 2

Front - MacPherson strut

Wheel travel - 3.1 in.

Rear - Unit swing axle

Wheel travel - 3.1 in.

Load Capacity 926 lb.
Cargo Box Length 35.6 in.
Cargo Box Height 9.6 in.
Cargo Box Width 40.9 in.
Cargo Box Capacity 400 lb.
Towing Capacity 1,100 lb.


Safety Features All MULE side x sides' Rollover Protective Structure (ROPS) meets the performance requirements of ISO 3471
Warranty Kawasaki Strong 3-Year Limited Warranty