|Arctic Cat Prowler 700 Review
A few comparisons to the Yamaha Rhino and Polaris Ranger RZR
The Prowler is the wider and heavier than a Rhino. It has moresuspension travel, and has more ground clearance than the Rhino. Part of theground clearance is due to the Prowler’s 26″ stock tires vs. the Rhino’s25″ stock tires.
The Prowler is almost 7″ wider, 1.5″ longer and 100lbs. heavier than a Rhino. They both have enough room in the bed where peopleare making them into four seaters.
The engines are both four-stroke and have nearly the same displacement. Neither have electronic fuel injection which is a bit of a disappointment.
The Prowler seats sits higher so the center of gravity is also moved up. The wider stance of the Prowler helps counter balance the effect, but the Prowlers biggest downfall is its tippy feeling on side hills.
The biggest drawback to the Prowler is its’ high center of gravity. The seats are more than 6″ higher than a Rhino. You literally have to climb up into the Prowler.
The Prowler’s hitch is 2″ which is nice, but it is not strong enough to handle a heavy trailer even though the towing capacity is rated at 1500 lbs.
The Arctic Cat Prowler has great ground clearance – higher than the Rhino, RZR and Ranger.
The Arctic Cat Prowler comes from the factory with lap belts – no shoulder straps. Don’t expect to do much sport type riding without moving to a 4 or 5 point harness setup. It just is not safe.
Arctic Cat is the only UTV manufacturer that uses box tubing for the roll cage.
New for 2008
The Prowler and Rhino both have lots of simple bolt-on type accessories, but the Rhino is the current king of the dunes due in part to the availability of aftermarket suspension products.