The 2017 Arctic Cat Prowler HDX 700 XT CREW Is Out Hot
Arctic Cat is the first manufacturer to begin spewing forth 2017 models for the upcoming year with the release of the Prowler HDX 700 XT Crew complete with the ability to carry 6 people for work or pleasure. The HDX Crew holds two rows of 40/20/40 bench seats, the 700 class H1 single-cylinder engine, under-hood storage, a transformable cargo box to flatbed cargo bed, 4WD with diff-lock, variable-speed EPS, and FOX Float coil-over adjustable shocks. The hood lifts on dual hinges like a truck, and even locks into place while open. Another great feature of the HDX is the side storage in front of the rear wheel wells. All the benefits of the HDX with the ability to carry a load of 6 people and 1000 lbs in the cargo bed. Look for us to climb aboard this cargo-hauling side-by-side as soon as it is available. Below are the details from Arctic Cat.
The all-new 2017 Arctic Cat HDX 700 XT Crew adds six-occupant versatility to the class-leading comfort, features and truck-like usability of the HDX line of ROVs. For riders who want the versatility to haul lots of gear and people, the new Crew sets benchmarks for comfort, space and usability.
Arctic Cat focused on maximum rider comfort with the HDX design, with emphasis on optimizing ergonomics and occupant space. Built on an extended chassis with a 31-in. longer wheelbase than the standard HDX models, the new HDX Crew features ample body and legroom for two rows of three occupants do deliver a class-leading ride experience for six passengers.
Credit for that comfort can be attributed to the 40/20/40 “bench style” 3-person seat used in both rows. These spacious seats are complemented by Arctic Cat’s optimized space management system, featuring low-profile shoulder and foot restraints that ease vehicle entry and exit while providing maximum shoulder space. An infinitely adjustable tilt steering wheel maximizes clearance for the driver’s legs, as do ergonomically friendly gas and brake pedals. Vehicle entry and exit have never been so easy and comfortable.
Matching the sizable occupant space is Arctic Cat’s renowned tilting cargo box. This transformable 2-into-1 composite box can haul 1000 lbs. of payload, plus it’s easily convertible into a flatbed for added versatility. Multiple tie-down options ease securing loads, while dual built-in 18-gallon (is it two 18-gal spaces or two 9-gal spaces?) side storage compartments provide convenience when adding extra payload. A 2-in. rear receiver hitch is backed by a 1,500-lb. towing capacity for truly truck-like hauling capability.
Premium quality Surlyn bodywork features an automotive style hood with a 22-gallon-sized box offering 25 lbs. of payload that’s water-resistant and easily accessible. It’s complemented by a smart dash and console layout featuring a deep 1.9-gallon glovebox, center cubby and dash-mounted shift lever. And it’s topped with an ultra-bright LED/halogen head- light system.
Power comes from the liquid-cooled H1 700 SOHC 4-stroke engine with the spot-on calibration of a closed-loop Electronic Fuel Injection for maximum performance and mileage. That power transfers through the Duramatic Automat- ic transmission, which features High/Low/ Reverse/Park and dynamic engine break- ing. The front locking 4WD differential is activated with an all-in-one 2WD/4WD/ Differential rocker switch button for quick and simple shifts.
These key features are matched by driver-friendly Variable Assist Electronic Power Steering (EPS) that begins at engine idle to provide significantly reduced steering effort when in 4WD, especially when the differential lock is engaged. Arctic Cat EPS reduces the torque necessary to steer the HDX when changing direction when fully loaded or navigating tough obstacles like rocks, deep mud or logs.
The chassis features fully independent, double A-arm front and rear suspensions boast 10 in. of travel with adjustable FOX FLOAT coil-over shocks for comfort and control. A full 10 in. of ground clearance and a rear-mounted swaybar provide an enhanced ride quality.
The HDX XT Crew comes with cast- aluminum wheels, Duro Kaden tires and is available in Team Arctic Green or Fire Red.