2020 ARCTIC CAT UTVs
— First report —
Arctic Cat’s 2020 Wildcat XX, Stampede, Prowler Pros and Prowler 500 come with new looks, thanks to new color choices and graphics. Unfortunately the Wildcat X, Wildcat Sport and Wildcat Trail won’t return for 2020. Prices haven’t been released yet, but here’s what you need to know about the new Arctic Cat UTVs.
The Wildcat XX returns with a naturally aspirated, 130-horsepower, 998cc, three-cylinder engine and easy-to-use fully automatic transmission. Double-A-arm front suspension and trailing-arm rear suspension with double shear mounts provide 18 inches of travel using Fox 2.5 Podium QS3 shocks. This machine also features a very spacious cab, full doors, 30-inch CST Behemoth tires on 15-inch wheels and an outstandingly strong stock cage. White/Fire Red and Charcoal Metallic/Medium Green are the new color choices.
Arctic Cat’s 100-horsepower, inline, twin-cylinder Havoc returns for 2020 without the higher-end Havoc X and Havoc Backcountry Editions. Double-A-arm front and rear suspension with spring preload-adjustable shocks offers nearly 13 inches of travel. The Havoc has power steering, bolstered bench seats for two, full doors, a roof, winch, heavy-duty front bumper and 27-inch tires on 14-inch steel wheels.
The two-seat Stampede has an 846cc, 80-horsepower inline twin and double-A-arm suspension with 9.5 inches of travel up front and 10.5 in the rear. This machine’s four-wheel-drive system features selectable 2WD/4WD, an automatic-locking front differential and a lockable rear differential. The extended cab provides extra storage, and the tilting bed holds 600 pounds of cargo.
The Prowler Pro is a more utility-focused recreation machine than Arctic Cat’s Stampede, and comfort, quietness and refinement were top priorities in its design. It has bench seats for three, and it’s powered by a smooth, quiet, three-cylinder, 812cc, double-overhead-cam 12-valve engine with 50 horsepower. The drive system features selectable 2WD/4WD with lockable front and rear differentials. Independent suspension with 10 inches of front travel and 9.5 in the rear smooths the ride. This machine can tow a ton and carry 1000 pounds in its bed.
PROWLER PRO CREW
Arctic Cat’s Prowler Pro Crew has a longer wheelbase than the Prowler Pro with roomy seating for six, and the front and rear passenger seats can be removed for more storage. A silky three-cylinder, 812cc, double-overhead-cam 12-valve engine provides 50 horsepower. Selectable 2WD/4WD with lockable front and rear differentials and long-travel suspension lets this machine tackle challenging terrain. A roof, 4500-pound winch and heavy-duty front bumper are standard equipment. It’s $15,399.
The Prowler 500 is sized for smaller spaces and priced for smaller budgets. This 56.4-inch-wide machine fits in most full-size pickups, and its 443cc, four-valve engine and selectable 2WD/4WD let it master tough trails. Independent double-A-arm front and rear suspension provide a comfortable ride. The Prowler 500 can carry 500 pounds in the bed and tow 1500.
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