Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 – UTV Guide

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000
Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000


The 2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 was introduced to dealers at the 2008 Arctic Cat Dealer Expo in Thief River Falls, birthplace of Arctic Cat.   The 2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 is expected to be available in December 2008.


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.

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

** Full-Size Photos Removed at the request of Arctic Cat until June 13th, 2008 **

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.



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Ground Clearance:

One of my biggest complaints about the Prowler has been the high center of gravity.  Well that has changed a bit for the XTZ 1000. Arctic Cat has lowered the chassis a bit due to the high speed the new Prowler is capable of reaching (rumored at 70 mph stock).

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.

Other New Stuff:

The XTZ 1000 sports an all new chassis.

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.

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

Axle half shafts are larger.

Roll cage is now ROPS certified.

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 with fan
  • 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
  • 26X9-14 Front tires
  • 26X11-14 Rear tires
  • 4/115 Wheel Bolt Pattern
  • 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
  • Color: Sunset Orange Metallic Paint
  • MSRP:  $13,999

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Photos:

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000v Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Hood Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 Bed

Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 - Shifter  Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000 - Hitch Arctic Cat Prowler 950cc EFI - Dash

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Arctic Cat Prowler 1000 Resources:

Related Information:

Manufacturer Info:

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

Website:  www.arcticcat.com

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 atwww.arctic-cat.com

All photos used with permission.

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