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2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000
|UTV Review Rating
||4.5 / 5.0
||3.5 / 5.0
||3.5 / 5.0
||3.0 / 5.0
||3.5 / 5.0
We had to put the industrys largest displacement motor in the Prowler. Combining
sport-inspired suspension geometry with high end Arctic Cat accessories, the
performance-minded Prowler XTZ provides the ultimate all-around recreation machine
that is untouchable by anything in the ROV class. Hardcore fun is only executed
when provided with a potent Arctic Cat-built Hemi engine, drivetrain and suspension
Born and bred at Arctic Cat, the powerhouse 950 V-Twin H2 has a 950cc, 4-stroke
monster performance mill. The Duramatic automatic transmission has dynamic engine
braking with Low, High, Neutral and Reverse. The Prowler is just as easy to
use as an Arctic Cat ATV; just gas it and go.
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 cab of every Prowler is equipped with dual bucket seats and driver/passenger
seat belts, a center console complete with drink holders and dual 12v accessory
plugs. The open air cab has a full canopy and various storage compartments like
a dash mounted tray shelf, glove box with door and an easily accessible molded
tool kit located under the passenger-side seat. 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 wont even whimper.?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.
Other amenities of the Prowler XTZ include a brand new front bumper and fascia,
a hand-operated parking brake located on the center console, all-new cast aluminum
14 wheels with black painted inlays with 26x9R14 Goodyear MTR front tires and
26x11R14 Goodyear MTRs 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.?No matter where
you go in a Prowler XTZ, youll be the baddest RUV on the planet. A machine
that looks and performs this well, is sure to be noticed.
951cc, EFI, SOHC 4-stroke, 4-valve, V-twin, liquid cooled engine.
The H in H2 stands for Hemi. The hemispherical-shaped head creates more
complete, more efficient combustion for performance-winning power.
Electronic Fuel Injection aids in perfect starting no matter what altitude
or temperature changes.
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.
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. Easier Driver/Passenger Entry/Departure
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.
Sport-Inspired Performance Suspension.
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.
New Outboard Brakes and Hand-Operated Parking Brake
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.
Large Storage and Hauling Capacities
A fully composite rear cargo box has a 600lb. hauling capacity, resists rust,
denting and also acts as a dump box with a pull of a lever located behind the
driver seat. A large under hood storage compartment can hold 25 lbs. of gear
or doubles as a cooler that holds ice. A dash mounted glovebox with door, provides
additional storage. The Prowler is rated for a 1500lb towing capacity and also
has a single hand-operated tailgate latch like a pickup truck for easy bed access.
Rims and Tires
All-new cast aluminum 14 wheels are standard with 26x9R14 Goodyear MTR front
tires and 26x11R14 Goodyear MTRs in the rear provide superb traction in all
Displays 14 critical operation indicators including: MPH, odometer, dual trip,
hours, clock, fuel level and gear position, also has red display for nighttime
The Prowler cockpit is laid out so that everything is at your fingertips.
2-wheel to 4-wheel drive is electrically selectable with a new all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff
Lock rocker switch button for quick engagement shifting. A reverse override
button is located on the center console for quicker reverse speeds. A rack and
pinion steering system provides easy turning in 2- and 4-wheel drive applications.
Spike Load Dampener
To handle the 1000 H2s enormous power output, Arctic Cat has engineered a
rear differential to deliver maximum power to the tires with minimum driveline
2-Inch Automotive Style Receiver Hitch. This feature allows the consumer to
remove the hitch from their 2 automotive receiver and install it into the Prowlers
receiver hitch located on the front and the rear of the vehicle.
Conveniently molded into the passenger side seat for easy access and secure
New clutch calibration different rollers and weights for increased acceleration.
Foot pedals for increased styling and better boot traction. Can also be switched
out very easily for new pedal.
Rear View Mirror
An easy way to see what the competition is doing behind you.
Frame cover underneath running board/entry areas Helps styling and aids
in frame protection as well as keep mud and debris from entering and collecting
Sunset Orange painted bodywork with performance-inspired graphics
Review By: UTV Off-Road Magazine
1 Consumer Reviews of "2009 Arctic Cat Prowler XTZ 1000"
|Review by Ron in LA MIRADA, on Feb 05, 2010
engine will purr at 40 mph +, it a blast to go 45+ and not have to push the motor, love it
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