Arctic Cat ATVs For Sale

Arctic Cat is an American ATV manufacturer that has been around since 1960. Their lineup includes ATVs, side-by-side UTVs, snowmobiles, related garments, such as snowmobile clothing, and accessories. Based in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, the company is now owned by Textron, and it is renowned to match the power and quality of higher-priced competitors while offering a more wallet-friendly value proposition. They started building ATVs in 1996 and continue to do so to date. Arctic Cat ATVs range from child-friendly models to hardcore variants - including sport, recreation, trail, and utility models. 

Their current range is named the Alterra, and it starts with the 90cc Alterra 90 that is aimed at helping kids enter the ATV world, all the way to 700cc machines such as the Alterra TRV 700 EPS which is a two-person ATV that features electric power steering. Let us take you through their range of ATVs in this article, from their current production lineup, as well as some notable models that you may find on the second-hand market. This article does not include their range of side-by-sides or UTVs.

New Models

Arctic Cat Alterra 90

The Arctic Cat Alterra 90 is the entry-level model for kids to dip their toes into the ATV world. It is powered by a 90cc air-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder carbureted gasoline engine that drives the rear wheels through a CVT and chain drive. The model features an adjustable throttle and speed-limiting governor for parents to set limits. The fully independent front suspension, electric starter, dual headlamps, tail lamps, and safety flag add to the kid-friendly outlook. Front and rear composite racks that can hold up to 10 lb and 15 lb respectively allow some light luggage to be carried too.

Arctic Cat Alterra 300

The Arctic Cat Alterra 300 is a mid-sized ATV with a 270cc liquid-cooled, 4-stroke, single-cylinder carbureted gasoline engine and CVT transmission with high and low ranges. It uses a shaft drive to the rear wheels and can tow up to 500 lb. It has dual halogen headlamps, brake lights and taillights, as well as a digital instrument panel. The front rack can hold up to 50 lb and the rear one can take 100 lb, for a total carrying capacity of 400 lb, including rider. It features all-wheel hydraulic disc brakes and a sturdy frame with five inches of front and rear suspension travel.

Arctic Cat Alterra 450

The Arctic Cat Alterra 450 is similar to the 300 with some significant upgrades for heavier use. The 443cc liquid cooled 4-stroke single-cylinder engine features electronic fuel injection (EFI) with a CVT transmission and also offers on-the-fly switching between 2WD and 4WD. In addition, it boasts a standard 2-inch receiver hitch and can tow up to 1,050 lb, while the rear rack mount can hold up to 150 lbs. The ground clearance of the Alterra 450 is 10 inches, with Double A-Arm front and rear suspension and all-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.

Arctic Cat Alterra 570 EPS and Alterra 700 EPS

The Arctic Cat Alterra 570 EPS and Alterra 700 EPS offer electric power steering, hence the EPS in the name. In addition, they both have 10-inch front and rear suspension travel, 11-inch ground clearance, liquid-cooled, single-cylinder gasoline EFI engines of 545cc or 695cc options, and 1,050 lb towing capacities. 

The Alterra 570 EPS comes equipped with CVT transmissions and RTS (Rapid Traction System), as well as the shift-on-the-fly 2WD/4WD facility. Front racks can handle up to 100 lb, and rear racks can hold 200 lb, with total capacity (including rider) of up to 515 lbs. The comprehensive digital instrumentation indicates speed, mileage, RPM, gear, fuel level, clock, coolant temperatures, battery voltage, and more. They come with dual halogen headlamps and taillights, brake lamps, and electric starters.

Arctic Cat Alterra 570 EPS SE and Alterra 700 EPS SE

The Arctic Cat Alterra 570 EPS SE and Alterra 700 EPS SE are identical in specifications to the 570 EPS and 700 EPS models, but include some extra features. This includes a 3,000 lb WARN front-mounted winch over-molded plastic front, premium front bumper, rear racks, and front tow hooks.

Arctic Cat Alterra TRV 700 EPS

The Arctic Cat Alterra TRV 700 EPS is the two-seater of the range. It packs the largest engine in the current Alterra range, the 695cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder gasoline EFI engine mated to a CVT transmission and shift-on-the-fly 2WD/4WD facility with electronic-locking 4WD. The rear differential is a spool-type with hydraulic actuated disc brakes all-round, and the Double-A-Arm suspension provides 10 inches of suspension travel and 11 inches of ground clearance. 

With a towing capacity of 1,050 lb, the Alterra TRV 700 comes with over-molded plastic front and rear racks and front tow hooks standard, with a seating capacity for two and a 600 lb. total payload. The digital instrument cluster is similar to the Alterra 570 EPS and 700 EPS, and you get a DC outlet for charging your devices. 

Previous Models

Arctic Cat has been producing ATVs for over twenty years. As a result, it has racked up quite an interesting model mix. Some of them include:

  • The Arctic Cat 1000 features a 95cc V-twin liquid-cooled, four-stroke gasoline EFI engine coupled to a CVT transmission and features their Double-A-Arm suspensions and hydraulic disc brakes.
  • The Arctic Cat 300 is built for forest trails and features a 270cc liquid-cooled, single-cylinder carbureted engine and CVT transmission. This rugged ATV boasts a total payload capacity of 476 lbs.
  • The Arctic Cat 150 is ideal for children who have outgrown the 90cc engine, and its 149cc single-cylinder air-cooled carbureted engine features their signature CVT. This model is speed governed at 20 mph, but it can be increased to 30 mph when deemed suitable.
  • The Arctic Cat MudPro 700 EPS is a mud-plugger that is, interestingly, 2WD. It has EPS, as the name suggests, and a front differential lock to keep the lesser-traction wheel from freewheeling. The powerplant is the 695cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled EFI engine with the CVT transmission.
  • The Arctic Cat 50 is the smallest Cat in the range, ideal for children and youth riders. It features a 50cc 4-stroke air-cooled single-cylinder carbureted engine that drives the rear wheels through a CVT, and it can carry a payload of up to 265 lb.

Summary

We hope that this article has given you a comprehensive insight into Arctic Cat’s lineup of ATVs, and you will be able to make an informed decision on your purchase. Remember, always ride responsibly, wear the appropriate safety gear, and be aware of your surroundings.