When it comes to ROV versatility, performance and quality, the 2016 Arctic Cat Prowler 700 XT EPS hits all the targets: It delivers first-class body styling; the most rider-friendly features; unmatched durability; and a proven chassis and engine package. The result is a do-it-all utility side-by-side that delivers sporting fun with the comfort convenience that riders expect from their cars and trucks.
Redesigned last season, the premium quality Surlyn bodywork features an automotive style hood with a 22-gallon sized box offering 25 lbs. of payload that’s water-resistant and easily accessible. It’s complemented by a smart dash and console layout featuring a 1.9-gallon glovebox, center cubby and dash-mounted shift lever. And it’s topped with an ultra- bright LED/halogen headlight system that provides improved lighting options.
Arctic Cat focused on maximum rider comfort with the Prowler design, with emphasis on optimizing ergonomics and occupant space. The low-profile shoulder and foot restraints ease vehicle entry and exit while providing 3.125 in. of additional shoulder space for both occupants compared to previous models. They’re matched by an infinitely adjustable tilt steering wheel that provides maximum clearance for the driver’s legs, plus ergonomically friendly gas and brake pedals. Vehicle entry and exit have never been so easy and comfortable.
A sound reduction system on the clutch system and recalibrated suspensions further contribute to the Prowler’s overall focus on comfort. These key features are matched by driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that begins at engine idle to provide significantly reduced steering effort when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. Arctic Cat EPS reduces the torque necessary to steer the Prowler when changing direction with a loaded cargo box or navigating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs. The result is a light steering input effort, but with enough feedback so the driver senses the tire contact patch in relation to the terrain.
Power comes from the liquid-cooled H1 700 4-stroke engine with the spot-on calibration of a closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for maximum performance and mileage. That power transfers through the Duramatic Automatic transmission, which features High/Low/ Reverse/Park and dynamic engine breaking. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/ Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.
The chassis features a Wildcat- inspired round tube canopy. Out back, a rugged, composite tilting cargo box offers 600 lbs. of payload capacity and a pickup-style tailgate that’s built to handle work and play. The chassis features fully-independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boasting 10 in. of travel, 10 in. of ground clearance, with a rear-mounted swaybar for enhanced ride quality.
Additional features include: cast aluminum wheels, Duro Kaden tires and a rearview mirror. It’s available in Black or Team Arctic Green.
For more information on the Arctic Cat Prowler, please visit the Arctic Cat Website.