Arctic Cat has an extremely wide
range of UTVs. The most utilitarian are
the 500, 700 XT EPS and 1000 XT EPS
Prowler models. Of those, the $9499
Prowler 500 is the least expensive. It
has just the basics for work: 7. 5 inches
of suspension travel, a single-cylinder
engine and a nimble, narrow track.
But, it can carry 500 pounds of cargo
or tow 1500 pounds. The 700 and 100
XT EPS models are taller and 6 inches
wider with 10 inches of travel. The
towing and carrying capacity remain
the same, but with more power,
features, size and weight, in addition
to EPS, the 700 is $13,999 and the 1000
Next up is the HDX line of side-by-sides. Like the Prowler, the $11,999 HDX
While the TRV 500 and 750 have liquid-cooled single-cylinder engines, the 1000 has
a 1000cc-class V-twin. It shares that motor with the Prowler UTV, but it weighs 500
pounds less! Can you say “power”?
If you need a nimble 4x4, the Alterra 500 should fit with a
48-inch wheelbase ( 4 inches shorter than the 700). It has a
liquid-cooled, single-cylinder engine and impact-resistant
racks and bodywork.
Arctic Cat’s 500 4x4 features steel racks, front bodywork
that looks something like a new Jeep SUV, liquid-cooling and
electric 2WD/4WD/diff lock, and a 50-inch wheelbase.
The Alterra TRV 500 is the smallest two-up ATV model
for Arctic Cat. Where the Alterra 700 has 7 inches of the
suspension, the TRV 500 has 10 inches. It also has a 58-inch
There is no denying that the TBX 700 EPS is for work. It has a
bed instead of a rear rack, and it can carry 300 pounds in the