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Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 H2

2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000
2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000

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2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000:

Boasting all-new, automotive inspired features and convenience, the 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XT EPS steps up when other machines step aside. It’s the ultimate in side-by-side power, performance and passenger comfort, with new-for-2015 bodywork and rider-friendly engineering.

2015 Arctic Cat ProwlerThe new body design features an automotive style hood with a 3.0-cu.-ft. box capable of holding 25 lbs. of payload. Matching the premium Surlyn bodywork is a new dash and console layout featuring a large glovebox, center cubby and dash-mounted shift lever.

The whole design is accented with a new LED/halogen headlight system that provides improved lighting options and pioneering style points.

With improved occupant comfort a primary goal for the redesigned Prowler XT line, Arctic Cat delivered enriched ergonomics and expanded occupant space throughout the machine. All-new low-profile shoulder and foot restraints ease vehicle entry and exit while providing 3.125 in. of additional shoulder space for both occupants. A new fully variable tilt steering wheel provides an additional 3.0 in. of usable clearance for the driver’s legs, while more ergonomically friendly gas and brake pedals enhance driving comfort.

The Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 is powered by the burliest engine in its class: the H2 V-Twin featuring EFI and a new closed-loop engine management system with improved performance and mileage. That class-leading power and torque feed the Duramatic Automatic transmission, which offers 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.

2015 Arctic Cat ProwlerThanks to its driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) the hard-working Prowler changes direction easily and with confidence, whether it’s with a cargo box loaded with 600 lbs. of rock, plowing snow 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.

The Prowler XT chassis includes fully-independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boasting 10 in. of travel, 10 in. of ground clearance, and a rear mounted swaybar for enhanced ride quality. A rugged, composite tilting cargo box offering 600 lbs. of payload capacity and a pickup style tailgate backs up a ROPS-certified and Wildcat-inspired round tube canopy.

New for 2015 Arctic Cat Prowler
  • All-new hood, bodywork and console for improved styling, greater usability and better ergonomics.
  • New automotive-style hood features a new, more usable 3.0-cu.-ft. under-hood storage space (compared to 2.5-cu.-ft. for the previous space); an auto-style latch; integrated prop for keeping the hood open; weather-resistant sealing; and simplified access to the headlight adjusters, brake reservoir and radiator.
  • All body panels are now made from Surlyn, a premium quality plastic with molded-in color that maintains a higher quality finish.
  • New fully variable tilt steering mechanism offers greater overall range, infinite adjustability and increased room for driver entry and exit. The new design provides 3 in. additional legroom in the fullup position when compared to the previous model.
  • New headlight system features a combination of LED and halogen bulbs for increased lighting options and improved light output. A four-position switch offers Off; LED Accent; Low Beam with LED Accent; and High beam with LED Accent.
  • New dash layout features larger, 539-cu.-in. glovebox (compared to 234-cu.-in. for the previous box) plus an additional center-located, cubby space for small items such as electronic devices.
  • New occupant restraint system features lower-profile metal shoulder and foot restraints that ease vehicle entry/exit, with greater overall comfort. The new shoulder restraints provide 3.125 in. of additional space for each occupant.
  • New side-restraints feature a handle-lock (instead of a seatbelt-style buckle) for simplified access.
  • New dash-mounted shift lever provides a more ergonomically friendly shift motion, delivering surer shifts.
  • New closed-loop EFI system with catalyst exhaust provides 25 percent improved fuel economy and lower CO emissions for optimal performance in all conditions.
  • New gas and brake pedals provide more comfortable heel on-the-floor operation.
  • The fuse box and been relocated under the dash console (instead of under the seat) for easier and simplified access.
  • New 3-point seat belts are more comfortable and simplify operation.
  • Revised, softer shock calibration improves overall riding comfort.
  • New digital gauge

2012 Prowler 1000i XTZ:

1000i XTZ – Orange Metallic painted bodywork, 14-in. aluminum heavy-duty wheels

2012 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000i XTZ

2011 Prowler 1000 Changes:

2011 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 2011 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 2011 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000

The Baja race-winning XTZ returns for 2011with an all-new race-inspired round tube canopy, Electronic Power Steering (EPS), new steering wheel, digital gauge and heavy-duty 14-in. aluminum wheels.

Electronic Power Steering – new to the Prowler XTZ for 2011 – enhance the 1000’s industry-leading handling. Arctic Cat’s Variable Assist EPS allows steering assistance to the XTZ before it even starts to move at idle. This is a huge benefit to conserving the rider’s input energy when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. Arctic Cat EPS reduces the torque necessary to steer the XTZ when changing direction with a loaded cargo box or navigating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs.
  • COLORS: Metallic White or Viper Blue
  • SHOCKS: High-Performance Ryde FX gas shocks
  • SPORT CANOPY: ROPS compliant, Baja-inspired round tube canopy
  • GAUGES AND STEERING WHEEL: Digital gauge redesign with seat belt indicator light and new steering wheel
  • THROTTLE: Redesigned foot throttle with lighter actuator spring
  • PARKING BRAKE: Console-mounted automotive style parking brake


Arctic Cat has upped the ante in the UTV world by stuffing their fuel-injected 950cc v-twin Thundercat engine in the 2009 Prowler. The 950cc v-twin hemi puts down some serious torque that completely blows away other sport side x side vehicles that are currently available by Yamaha, Polaris and Kawasaki.

Although the big bore power is the most exciting news for the 2009 Prowler XTZ H2, the new Prowler side by side also sports a completely new chassis that lowers the ride height, improves strength and suspension.

This is groundbreaking news for those that thought the big manufacturers were to scared of lawsuits to give consumers the power they want.  Let's hope that this trend continues with other manufacturers.

The H2 revolution of hemi-producing power will soon open a new dimension in power to the ROV class. As you can imagine, the 1000 H2 EFI has a potently powerful 951cc, SOHC, V-twin, liquid-cooled engine, designed for a wide torque curve with the smoothest power via Electronic Fuel Injection. Cold weather starting and changes in elevation are no longer an issue.

Keeping true to Arctic Cat ATV heritage, the Prowler was designed to conquer any job when it comes to storage and hauling capacities. Lift the hood on any Prowler XTZ and you will find a storage compartment that can hold 25lbs of hunting supplies, tools, and can double as a cooler to store ice. The composite cargo bed has a brand new box latch for easier box dumping so you can throw in 600lbs. of the harshest payloads and the Prowler won’t even whimper.

Other amenities of the Prowler XTZ include a sport bumper and fascia, all-new cast aluminum 14” wheels with black painted inlays with 26x9R14 Maxxis RAZR front tires and 26x11R14 Maxxis RAZRs in the rear for the ultimate in offroad traction. Arctic Cat accessories come standard in the form of nerf bars, box rails, rear view mirror, hood scoop and Pro Grip steering wheel. All this packaged in Sunset Orange Metallic automotive paint that can be buffed and waxed.

Prowler 1000 top speed is well over 65mph
I had the Prowler 1000 up to 65 mph before lifting.  I can easily believe that it can hit 75 mph. With a stock roll cage and nothing but a shoulder harness, 65 mph was fast enough for me.


The heart of the new Prowler XTZ 1000 is a fuel-injected , 90-degree twin cylinder, hemispherical combustion chamber, single overhead cam (SOHC), with four valves per cylinder. Displacement is 950 cc, which makes it the current king of UTV engines. The engine gurus at Arctic Cat developed it for maximum torque with  two valves per cam lobe and forked rocker arms. Arctic Cat claims 188 ft. lb. at the crankshaft. and a rumored 70+ horsepower. The 90-degree angle of the cylinders is an ideal balance to minimize vibration since each cylinder offsets the other. Parallel twin designs like what you find in the Polaris RZR need extra counter-balancing for their twin cylinder 760cc.

Prowler 1000 Engine - 950cc, EFI, SOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, V-Twin, liquid-cooled engine.

There is more good news. This engine is not new. Arctic Cat put it in their Thundercat 1000 ATV in 2007.

The cylinder head design on the H2 engine (Prowler 1000) is the same as the H1 (Prowler 700).

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 - Engine: EFI, 951cc, v-twin cylinder  Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 - Engine: EFI, 951cc, v-twin cylinder

Engine Features:

  • Engine - 950cc, EFI, SOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, V-Twin, liquid-cooled engine.

  • H2 Hemi Power - The “H” stands for Hemi. The hemispherical-shaped heads create more complete, more efficient combustion for performance-winning power.

  • Arctic Cat-Built - An Arctic Cat produced performance engine built in the state-of-the-art St. Cloud manufacturing facility.

  • EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection aids in perfect starting no matter what altitude or temperature changes.

  • Cooling - Liquid cooling system with high-capacity radiator and thermostatically-controlled cooling fan provides consistent engine operating temperatures.

  • The Duramatic Automatic Transmission has a long-life maintenance-free belt that withstands the harshest of conditions.

Suspension & Ground Clearance:

    Prowler 1000 - Rear A-Arm and Shock  Front A-arm and shock

The Prowler XTZ leads the way with 10” of ground clearance and 10” of suspension travel front and rear. Performance-minded front and rear gas charged shocks with monotube design, soak up every bit of terrain thrown at it.

The stance and suspension were race-bred and performance-calibrated with additional ride-in. What is ride-in? The Prowler XTZ will squat roughly 2 inches (depending on driver/passenger sizes) while providing 10” of ground clearance and 10” of suspension travel. The lower ride height and center of gravity inspire riding confidence in aggressive cornering and high speed handling. All that new found horsepower needs to be harnessed, so the engineering staff, improved the suspension geometry and added gas charged monotube shocks for higher performance and less fade.

The Prowler XTZ also has a seat height that is 2 1/2" lower than the Prowler XTX, but a ground clearance that has dropped to 10".

Prowler 700 vs. Prowler 550 vs. Prowler 1000
Left to right: Prowler 700, Prowler 550, Prowler 1000

Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 Ground Clearance = 10"  Prowler 700 Ground Clearance = 12"
Ground Clearance - Prowler 1000 = 10", Prowler 700 = 12"

Engine Cooling:

Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - Radiator and Oil Cooler  Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XTZ - Radiator and Oil Cooler

The radiator and oil cooler on the Prowler 1000 are larger than the Prowler 700.

Digital Instrument Pod:

Displays up to 14 critical operation information indicators including: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset button, odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, needle display, differential lock, drive select, high beam, battery condition, temperature and oil pressure.

Prowler - Digital Instrument Pod

Other New Stuff:

The XTZ 1000 sports an all new chassis.  A-arms and roll cage from a Prowler 700 will not bolt up to a Prowler 1000.

Air intake system has been rerouted and re-engineered to the forward compartment which helps keep noise levels down, and helps keep the filter cleaner.  The XTZ will have a pre-filter to help filter out some of the big stuff before hitting the normal air filter.

Parking brake is now operated by a hand lever instead of foot pedal.

Axle half shafts are larger.

Roll cage is now ROPS certified.

New clutch calibration – different rollers and weights for increased acceleration.

Brand new outboard-mounted rear disk brakes provide positive stopping performance while the hand-operated parking brake located on the center console keeps you planted while parked.

To handle the 1000 H2’s enormous power output, Arctic Cat has engineered a rear differential to deliver maximum power to the tires with minimum driveline wear. Arctic Cat integrated what it refers to as a "spike load dampener"  into the rear differential. Essentially what that does is limit the amount of torque put on the rear axle by allowing the differential to slip at peak torque output rather than disintegrating.

The Prowler XTZ has a front locking 4wd differential with a new, all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock rocker switch button for quick engagement shifting and rear mounted swaybar for improved trail driving.

Keeping true to Arctic Cat ATV heritage, the Prowler was designed to conquer any job when it comes to storage and hauling capacities. Lift the hood on any Prowler and you will find a storage compartment that can hold 25lbs of hunting supplies, tools, and can double as a cooler to store ice. The composite cargo bed has a brand new box latch for easier box dumping so you can throw in 600lbs. of the harshest payloads and the Prowler won’t even whimper.


The Prowler 1000 XTZ will be outfitted with a new seat belt that includes a shoulder belt.  The XTZ is the only Prowler that will have the shoulder belt for 2009.

Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - Seat Belt

Arctic Cat XTZ 1000 Specifications:

  • Engine: V-twin, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve
  • Bore x Stroke: 92MM x 71.6 mm
  • Displacement: 950cc
  • Liquid Cooled high-capacity radiator with fan and separate air-ventilated oil cooler.
  • Auto CVT w/EBS, Hi-Lo- Reverse
  • Duramatic Automatic Transmission with long life maintenance-free belt
  • 2/4WD with Electric Diff Lock
  • 60 inches wide, 75 inches tall, 118.5 inches long
  • 10" wheel travel front and rear
  • 10" Ground Clearance
  • Front and rear hydraulic disc brakes
  • Front Tires - 26x9R14 Maxxis RAZR
  • Rear tires - 26x11R14 Maxxis RAZR
  • 4/115 Wheel Bolt Pattern
  • A rack and pinion steering system provides easy turning in 2- and 4-wheel drive applications
  • 8.2 gallons fuel capacity
  • Bed capacity 600lbs.
  • 25 lbs. under hood cap
  • 1500 lbs. Towing capacity
  • Analog/Digital Gauges
  • Roll Cage is fully ROPS Certified
  • Engine braking
  • Dual bucket seats with center console allow you easy access to the conveniently located dual plug 12V accessory outlets in the dashboard, glovebox with storage door, or molded tool kit, located underneath the passenger seat. Prowler floors sit higher to protect riders feet from the elements when forging water crossings or muddy terrain
  • The armrests, or side canopy supports have a large radius for ease of entry and departure of vehicle, while the seat belts have large button for easier passenger and driver removal
  • 2-inch automotive style receiver hitch allows the consumer to remove the hitch from their 2” automotive receiver and install it into the Prowler’s receiver hitch located on the front and the rear of the vehicle
  • Color: Sunset Orange Metallic Paint
  • MSRP:  $13,999

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Photos:

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Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 - Shifter   Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 - Hitch  

2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - 950cc EFI H2  2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - 950cc EFI H2  2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - 950cc EFI H2  2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - 950cc EFI H2

2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - 950cc EFI H2  2009 Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - 950cc EFI H2  Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000

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2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 H2 - Dump Bed  Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ Bed  Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - Nerf Bar Step  Prowler 1000 Steps - Nerf Bars

Glove Box   

  Arctic Cat 1000 EFI - Hood with scoop  Tools under passenger seat

Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XTZ  Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XTZ  Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 XTZ

Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 - Baja Edition

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Manufacturer Info:

Arctic Cat Inc.
601 Brooks Avenue South
Thief River Falls, MN 56701


Phone: 218-681-8558

About Arctic Cat:
Arctic Cat Inc., based in Thief River Falls, Minn., designs, engineers, manufactures and markets all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and snowmobiles under the Arctic Cat® brand name, as well as related parts, garments and accessories. Its common stock is traded on the Nasdaq National Market under the ticker symbol “ACAT.” More information about Arctic Cat and its products is available on the Internet at

All photos used with permission.


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