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Product Review

Arctic Cat Prowler 700

Arctic Cat Prowler 700
Arctic Cat Prowler XTX 700 EFI

Arctic Cat Prowler 650 - Side-by-side Vehicle
Arctic Cat Prowler 650

A few comparisons to the Yamaha Rhino and Polaris Ranger RZR

The Prowler is the wider and heavier than a Rhino. It has more suspension travel, and has more ground clearance than the Rhino. Part of the ground clearance is due to the Prowler's 26" stock tires vs. the Rhino's 25" stock tires.

Side-by-side Comparison: Rhino vs. RZR vs. Prowler
Rhino vs. RZR vs. Prowler

The Prowler is almost 7" wider, 1.5" longer and 100 lbs. heavier than a Rhino. They both have enough room in the bed where people are making them into four seaters.

The engines are both four-stroke and have nearly the same displacement. Neither have electronic fuel injection which is a bit of a disappointment.

The Prowler sits higher so the center of gravity is also moved up. The wider stance of the Prowler helps counter balance the effect, but the Prowler’s biggest downfall is its tippy feeling on side hills.

Seats sit high in the Prowler which raise the center of gravity
The Prowler's seats sit even higher than the Rhino and much high than the Polaris RZR.

New for 2008

  • Engine - 695cc, EFI, DOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, single-cylinder, liquid cooled engine
  • Less Noise: The new engine air-intake system, muffler and exhaust pipe reduce noise level. Reduced Sound - Intake, Airbox and Exhaust system combined result in a 55% noise reduction over 2007 model.
  • Standard Features: Standard features include front and rear 2-inch receiver hitches, molded nonskid flooring, dual 12V accessory plugs, under-hood storage and a hideaway glove box.
  • Gauge: Easy-to-Read digital Instrumentation featuring mph, km/h, odometer, dual trip, hours, clock, fuel level and gear position indicators.
  • Tilt Steering And More: Tilt wheel steering provides easy, smooth steering even in 4-wheel drive. The Prowler also boasts one of the shortest turning radiuses of any 4-wheel-drive utility vehicle. The XTX comes with tilt steering and hydraulic front and rear disc brakes plus a fully automatic transmission.
  • Ground Clearance: The Prowler rises to any occasion with 13-inches of industry leading ground clearance complemented by an independent suspension system with sway bar.
  • Fully Independent Suspension: 10-inches of front and rear suspension travel will make you feel right at home in most any terrain.

Specifications

  • Displacement (cc): 695
  • Engine Type: SOHC, 4-Stroke, 2-Valve
  • Bore & Stroke (mm): 102 x 85
  • Cooling System: Liquid w/Fan
  • Transmission: Automatic CVT w/EBS
  • Drive System: 2/4 WD + Diff Lock
  • Overall Width (in./cm): 61.3/155.7
  • Overall Height (in./cm): 77.5/196.9
  • Overall Length (in./cm): 115/292.1
  • Wheelbase (in./cm): 75/190.5
  • Suspension Travel — Front (in./cm): 10/25.4
  • Suspension Travel — Rear (in./cm): 10/25.4
  • Ground Clearance (in./cm): 12.5/31.7
  • Suspension Type — Front: Double A-Arm
  • Suspension Type — Rear: Double A-Arm
  • Front Brakes: Hydraulic Disc
  • Rear Service Brake: Hydraulic Disc
  • Tires — Front: 26x9-14
  • Tires — Rear: 26x11-14
  • Wheel Width — Front (in./cm): 7/17.8
  • Wheel Width — Rear (in./cm): 8/20.3
  • Max Fuel Capacity (gal./liters): 8.2/30
  • Rack Capacity — Rear (lbs./kg): 325/147.4
  • Under-Hood Capacity (lbs./kg): 25/11.4
  • Towing Capacity (lbs./kg): 1500/680.4
  • Alternator Capacity (amps): 25
  • Speedometer: Analog
  • Odometer: Digital
  • Dry Weight (lbs./kg): 1165/528
  • Min. Operator Age: 16

Aftermarket parts

The Prowler and Rhino both have lots of simple bolt-on type accessories, but the Rhino is the current king of the dunes due in part to the availability of aftermarket suspension products

Arctic Cat Prowler - Rubicon Trail
Arctic Cat Prowler with aftermarket roll cage



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Arctic Cat Prowler - Side view with bed tilted   Arctic Cat Prowler - Air Intake is behind the seats   Arctic Cat Prowler - Dash

Arctic Cat Prowler at the UTV Rally in Moab   Arctic Cat Prowler at the UTV Rally in Moab

Specifications:

Model Prowler XT 650 H1
Engine SOHC 4-Stroke 4-Valve
Displacement 641 cc
Bore x Stroke 98 x 85 mm
Cooling Liquid with Fan
Transmission Automatic CVT w/ engine braking system
Final Drive 2 / 4 WD plus Diff Lock
Alternator 25 Amps
Suspension Front: Double a-arm; 10 in. travel
Rear:Double a-arm; 10 in. travel
Brakes Front & Rear: Hydraulic disc
Tires Front: 26 x 9-14
Rear: 26 x 11-14
Length 115.0 in.
Width 61.25 in.
Height 77.5 in.
Wheelbase 75.0 in.
Ground Clearance 12.5 in.
Dry Weight 1,160 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 8.2 gal.
Load Capacity Box: 600 lbs.
Under Hood: 25 lbs.
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.

Links:

Contact Info:

Arctic Cat

Website: www.arcticcat.com



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