2017 Arctic Cat Prowler 500


Arctic Cat
Prowler 500



  • 500 H1 4-Stroke Engine with EFI: This 443cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine with EFI delivers smooth, consistent acceleration. The closed-loop EFI is real value you won’t find in most other mid-sized Side by Sides. Not only does this EFI system deliver improved fuel economy and reduced emissions, you get better power and more confident starting during winter.
  • Multi-Function Dash: The Prowler 500’s dash is more like your own personal command center. Easy to shift lever, 2/4 WD electronic front differential lock switch, override switch, Power Sport gauge and 12v outlet for your toys.
  • Infinitely Adjustable Tilt Steering: The infinitely adjustable tilt steering allows you to position the steering wheel in that “just right” position for any rider.
  • Digital Power Sport Gauge: The Power Sport gauge packs one heck of an informational punch. The digital gauge features all the essential operation information indicators: RPMs, speedometer, trip mileage, gear indicator, digital clock and fuel indicator.
  • Fully Independent Suspension: The Prowler 500 features fully independent front and rear suspension with double A-arms to give you a smooth ride and ample ground clearance whether you’re riding on a trail or off.
  • Class-Leading Enclosed Storage: It’s just one more way we’ve designed this machine with the user in mind. You won’t find a mid-sized Side by Side with more enclosed storage.
  • Rear 2-Inch Receiver: Hooking up to your boat trailer, utility trailer, SPEEDPoint™ attachments or whatever you need to haul doesn’t get much easier with this rugged, 2-inch rear receiver.
  • 500-lb.-Capacity Tilting Rear Cargo Box: 500 pounds of pure get-it-done capacity. That’s what you get with the Prowler® rear cargo area. With the flick of a lever, the box tilts to dump your contents. You put it in there, let gravity take it out.
  • Engine Displacement (cc), Engine Type: 443cc, SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve w/EFI
  • Cooling System: Liquid with Fan
  • Bore & Stroke (mm): 89x71.2
  • Alternator Capacity (amps): 28
  • Fuel Capacity gal. (liters): 8.5 (32.2)
  • Transmission: Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range, Reverse & Park
  • Drive System: 2/4 WD + Electronic Front Differential Lock
  • Brakes Front / Rear: Hydraulic Disc
  • Front Suspension / Travel in. (cm): Double A-Arm 7.5 (19.1)
  • Rear Suspension / Travel in. (cm): Double A-Arm 7.5 (19.1)
  • Ground Clearance in. (cm): 10 (25.4)
  • Shocks: Coil-Over
  • Front Tire / Size: 25x8-12
  • Rear Tire / Size: 25x10-12
  • Wheels: Powder Coated Steel
  • Overall Size LxWxH in. (cm): 106.4 x 56.4 x 76.7 (270.3 x 143.3 x 194.8)
  • Wheelbase in. (cm): 72 (182.9)
  • Dry Weight lbs. (kg): 1095 (496.7)
  • Front/Rear Rack or Box Capacity lbs. (kg): 500 (226.8)
  • Towing Capacity lbs. (kg): 1500 (680.4)
  • Hitch Type: Rear 2" Receiver
  • Instrumentation: Digital
  • Lighting: Halogen Headlight, Halogen Taillight
Additional Features
  • Bumpers: Accessory
  • Dashboard Shift Lever with Park: Standard
  • Doors: Side Restraint Net
  • Infinitely Adjustable Tilt Steering: Standard
  • Rear Cargo Box: Tilting 500-lb Capacity
  • Safety Flag: Accessory
  • Seating: 2-Passenger Bench
  • Storage - Underhood: 3.5 Gallon
  • Storage - Glove Box: 1.5 Gallons
  • Sway Bar: Standard
  • Winch: Accessory
ROVs can be hazardous to operate. For your safety, all occupants must wear a seat belt, approved helmet, eye protection, and protective clothing; use handhold and stay inside vehicle. Never ride on paved surfaces or public roads. Never engage in stunt driving; riding and alcohol/drugs don’t mix and could cause serious injury or even death. Avoid excessive speeds and be particularly careful on difficult terrain. We recommend all ROV operators have a valid driver’s license. No operators under age 16. Never carry a passenger in the cargo box; the passenger must be able to place both feet on the floor while keeping their back against the back of the seat. Arctic Cat recommends that all riders read and understand their operator’s manual before operation and take a training course. For ROV training visit http://cbt.rohva.org. Along with concerned conservationists everywhere, Arctic Cat urges you to “Tread Lightly” on public and private lands. Ride only on designated areas or trails. Preserve your future riding opportunities by showing respect for the environment, local laws, and the rights of others when riding. Do not shoot from or lean firearms or bows against the ROV. ®™ are trademarks or registered trademarks of Arctic Cat Inc.



Engine Type
SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve w/EFI
443 cc
Bore and Stroke
89 x 71.2 mm
Liquid with Fan


Front Suspension
Double A-Arm
Front Brakes
Hydraulic Disc
Front Tire
Rear Suspension
Double A-Arm
Rear Brakes
Hydraulic Disc
Rear Tire


Dry Weight
1095 lb. (496.7 kg)
72 in. (182.9 cm)
Front Travel
7.5 in. (19.1 cm)
Rear Travel
7.5 in. (19.1 cm)
Ground Clearance
10 in. (25.4 cm)
Fuel Capacity
8.5 gal. (32.2 L)
Box Capacity
500 lb. (226.8 kg)
Towing Capacity
1500 lb. (680.4 kg)


Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range, Reverse & Park
Drive System
2/4 WD + Electronic Front Differential Lock


Red, Green


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