ARCTIC CAT WILDCAT ($16,999)
This Wildcat is a legitimate counterattack to the Polaris RZR 900 and
1000, with comparable Fox suspension and 18 inches of rear suspension travel. Ground clearance is 13
inches, and power steering is standard equipment. The Limited is
$17,699 and gets upgraded seats and
bumpers. The X is $18,499 and has
upscale styling, color and Maxxis
tires, plus an X engine package.
ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 1000 XTZ
The 1000 XTZ comes with a long
list of premium features as standard
equipment, like power steering, aluminum wheels, automotive paint and
Maxxis Bighorn tires. Under it all is
the original Thundercat V-twin motor
displacing 951cc. The Prowler has
excellent work credentials, with front
and rear hitches, 600 pounds of bed
capacity and a large enclosed storage space under the hood.
ARCTIC CAT PROWLER 700XTX
The 700 Prowler has the same
chassis as the big 1000XTZ, but with
a single-cylinder, 695cc, liquid-cooled
motor. Like the 1000, it comes decked
out with power steering, real paint,
aluminum wheels and 26-inch tires.
The Prowler can tow 1500 pounds
with either its front or rear hitch
receiver, and the tilting bed is big
enough for 600 pounds. There’s a
camo version for $13,599.