Arctic Cat ATVs and UTVs - Models, Prices, Specs and Reviews
The first Arctic Cat ATVs were unveiled as part of the 1996 model year. That’s closing in on 25 years of production, which is impressive, but it’s just a drop in the bucket compared to Arctic Cat’s snowmobile history, which dates back to 1960.
Those 1996 Arctic Cat ATVs stuck around in their same basic form for about eight years as the brand continued to gain a foothold in the off-road world.
Never one to shy away from power, Arctic Cat set a new industry benchmark when it debuted the Thundercat in 2007. This machine was outfitted with a 950cc V-Twin engine, which was the biggest ever put into an ATV at the time.
Arctic Cat ATVs have boasted a number of other industry firsts, including the introduction of the Mud Pro in the 2009 model year. This was the first stock ATV to come from the factory with air snorkels installed designed for mud riding.
Today Arctic Cat offers a varied lineup of Utility ATVs, Sport UTVs and Utility UTVs. Below we will take a look at all Arctic Cat ATVs and UTVs currently available.
2021 Arctic Cat ATVs
Young riders looking for Arctic Cat ATVs currently have only one option – the Alterra 90 ($3199). Outfitted with a 90cc engine, this machine features independent front suspension with spring pre-load shocks, parent-adjustable throttle and speed governor, front and rear racks with 25 pounds of capacity, safety flag, and more.
If you don’t need a full-size ATV, the Arctic Cat Alterra 300 ($4399) is an interesting mid-size option. Features include a 270cc engine, double A-arm front suspension, swing-arm rear suspension, 500-pound towing capacity, 150-pound combined front/rear rack capacity, and dual halogen headlights and taillights.
Arctic Cat’s budget-friendly full size ATV, the Alterra 450 is powered by a 443cc single-cylinder engine and doles out an impressive 10 inches of ground clearance to go along with a 1050-pound towing capacity via a two-inch receiver hitch, and 225 pounds of combined front/rear rack capacity. Double A-arm suspension is available up front and out back with seven inches of available travel.
The Alterra 570 is powered by a 545cc engine and boasts class-leading 10 inches of front and rear suspension travel,1050-pound towing capacity, and 11 inches of ground clearance. Two different trim levels are offered, both of which come with electronic power steering, including the Alterra 570 EPS ($7699). Move up to the Alterra 570 EPS SE ($8999) and you get overmolded plastic front and rear racks (vs. steel racks), premium front bumper, HD tow hooks, and a 3000-pound Warn winch.
Alterra 700 SE EPS
Cat’s current heavyweight ATV is the Alterra 700 SE EPS ($10,099), which features a 695cc single-cylinder engine. It comes with all the same features as the 570 EPS, including 10 inches of suspension travel, 1050-pound towing capacity, 11 inches of ground clearance, HD bumper, aluminum wheels, and 3000-pound winch.
Alterra TRV 700 EPS
Two-up fans should have a look at the Alterra TRV 700 EPS, which comes with a rear passenger seat, 10 inches of suspension travel, 1050-pound towing capacity, and 11 inches of ground clearance. It is powered by the same 695cc mill as the Alterra 700. Prices start at $9999.
2021 Arctic Cat UTVs
The only Sport UTV currently available from Arctic Cat is the Wildcat XX ($19,999). This machine is powered by a naturally aspirated 998cc engine that produces a claimed 130 horsepower. Other features include unequal length A-arm front suspension, rear trailing arm rear suspension, premium Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks with bottom out control, 18 inches of front and rear suspension travel, largest-in-class cab, 14 inches of ground clearance, 30-inch Behomoth tires, and much more.
The most affordable Arctic Cat UTV model is the Prowler 500. Powered by a 443cc engine, this compact UTV comes loaded with enclosed storage under the hood, in a fold-down tailgate compartment, and under the seats. Other features include 1500-pound towing capacity, 500-pound cargo bed capacity, and a 72-inch wheelbase. Prices start at $9399.
The Prowler Pro is Cat’s full-size work UTV. It is powered by a quiet 812cc three-cylinder engine that produces 50 horsepower and 48 lb-ft of torque. Other features include seating for three, 17.95 cubic feet of storage, 2000-pound towing capacity, 1000-pound cargo bed capacity, hard roof, 4500-pound winch, HD front bumper, 26-inch Kenda tires, 10.75 inches of ground clearance, and selectable rear locking differential. Prices start at $14,999. Upgrade to the Prowler Pro Ranch Edition ($15,199) and you get an Atomic Copper color, along with the addition of a rear bumper.
Prowler Pro Crew
Offering the same features as the three-seat Prowler Pro, but with the addition of an extra row of seating, the six-seat Prowler Pro Crew lets you take everybody with you. The standard Pro Crew retails for $16,599, but you can upgrade to the Ranch Edition for an extra $200.
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