In Depth: 2019 Wildcat Sport

April 2019 Feature

Experience the smooth riding, serious performance of a 2019 Wildcat Sport XT and Wildcat Sport LTD, two mid-sized machines from Arctic Cat that deliver great power, outstanding suspension and serious side-by-side performance.

Both class leaders, the Wildcat Sport XT and Wildcat Sport are two-seat performance machines that slot in-between the 50-inch wide Wildcat Trail and full-sized 64-inch machines like the Wildcat Trail and Wildcat XX. The rider and passenger positions are set a full 3 inches lower than competitive models to produce a low center-of-gravity, leaving the occupants less affected by vehicle movements while optimizing vehicle handling.

A performance-engineered chassis complements the bump-swallowing double A-arm front and swaybar-equipped rear suspensions, each with 12.2 inches and 12.6 inches of front/rear travel. The 13 inches of rock-clearing ground clearance adds further off-road capability. Add 26-inch Carlisle Trail Pro tires to the mix and the result is driving confidence and control over the gnarliest terrain.

Both Wildcat Sport models enjoy the excellent performance of a liquid-cooled 700 parallel twin engine. Featuring a closed-loop EFI system and four valves per cylinder, this powerful engine earns its class-leading distinction for sporty fun, smoothness and durability.

A precision-tuned CVT transmission maximizes performance, while electronic-selectable 2WD/4WD (with front differential lock) provide the exact riding performance that riders want the moment they ask for it. And dual-piston caliper hydraulic brakes offer enhanced braking performance.

Rider and passenger comfort is a hallmark of Wildcats, and the Sport follows suit with standard electronic power steering; high-back bucket seats (with upper body supports); infinitely adjustable tilt steering; a sport shifter on the center console; easy access doors with automotive-style handles and latches; passenger hand-hold; 3-point seat belts; digital gauge; a 1.23-gallon size glovebox; and premium halogen lights with LED taillights.

Built for sporting fun, each Wildcat Sport offers useful features like a 300-lb. payload in the rear cargo bed, 2-inch rear receiver and 1,500-lb. towing capacity.

The Sport XT is equipped with cast-aluminum wheels and half-doors. Its suspensions are dampened by JRi ECX-1 compression adjustable gas shocks. It’s available in Earth Blue with Lime Green.

The amped-up Sport LTD features full aluminum doors; color-matched suspension arms, ROPS cage and aluminum wheels; Elka Stage 5 shocks with Dual-Speed Compression and rebound adjustability; and a 3.2-gallon under hood storage box. It’s available in Charcoal Metallic with Lime/Blue.

Key Features

  • 700cc Twin Cylinder, Closed-Loop EFI Engine
  • Infinitely Adjustable Tilt Steering
  • Standard Electronic Power Steering
  • 2-Inch Receiver
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • Electronic 2/4WD with Front Differential Lock
  • JRi ECX-1 Shocks (XT)
  • Elka Stage 5 Shocks (LTD)

Specs

WILDCAT SPORT XT

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type              Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke, Inline-Twin Cylinder, DOHC, Gas Engine

Displacement             700cc

Drivetrain                  CVT

Drive System              Electric 2/4WD with 4WD Lock

Fuel System                Closed-Loop Fuel Injection

Gear Selection           Rapid Response Clutches (H,L,R,N,P)

Front Differential      2/4 Differential with Electrical Actuator

Rear Differential       Rear Transaxle

Performance

Payload Capacity      730 lb (331 kg)

Bed Load Capacity   300 lb (136 kg)

Towing Capacity       1500 lb (680.4 kg)

Steering & Suspension

Steering                      Electronic Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel

Front Suspension      Double A-arm with 12.2 inch (31 cm) travel, Sway Bar

Rear Suspension        Double A-arm with 12.6 inch (32 cm) travel, Sway Bar

Shock Absorbers       Compression Adjustable ECX-1 JRi Shocks

Brake System             4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual Front Piston Calipers

Front Tires                 26 x 8-12, Carlisle Trail Pro

Rear Tires                  26 x 10-12, Carlisle Trail Pro

Wheels                        Aluminum

Dimensions

Overall Length          110.5 inch (280.7 cm)

Overall Width            60 inch (157.5 cm)

Overall Height           64.3 inch (163.3 cm)

Overall Weight          1,071 lb (486 kg) (Dry)

Wheelbase                  84.6 inch (214.9 cm)

Fuel Capacity                        7.4 gallon (28 L)

Ground Clearance    13 inch (33 cm)

Bed Dimensions         16 x 34 x 9 inch (40.6 x 86 x 23 cm)

Hitch                           Standard/2-inch (5 cm) Receiver

Color Options & Frame

Standard Colors        Earth Blue with Lime Green

Features

Instrumentation         Digital Gauge with Speedometer, Odometer, Tripmeter, RPM, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Low Fuel Warning, 4WD/Diff Lock Indicator, Clock, High Beam, Air Intake Temp, Coolant Temp, Coolant Temp Warning, Batt Voltage, Hour Meter

Lighting                      Halogen Front, Dual LED Brake Lights/ Taillights

Seating                        Bucket Seats

Storage Components Bed with Tie-Down Hooks, Glove Box

Additional Features  3-Point Seat Belts (2 Front), Seat Belt Rev Limiter, Standard Half Doors with Net, Steel Tube ROPS, Headlights, Brake Light, Seat Belt Reminder Light, Passenger Grab Handle\

Warranty                   6 Months

WILDCAT SPORT LTD

Engine & Drivetrain

Engine Type              Liquid-Cooled 4-Stroke, Inline-Twin Cylinder, DOHC, Gas Engine

Displacement             700cc

Drivetrain                  CVT

Drive System              Electric 2/4WD with 4WD Lock

Fuel System                Closed-Loop Fuel Injection

Gear Selection           Rapid Response Clutches (H,L,R,N,P)

Front Differential      2/4 Differential with Electrical Actuator

Rear Differential       Rear Transaxle

Performance

Payload Capacity      760 lb (331 kg)

Bed Load Capacity   300 lb (136 kg)

Towing Capacity       1500 lb (680.4 kg)

Steering & Suspension

Steering                      Electronic Power Steering, Tilt Steering Wheel

Front Suspension      Double A-arm with 12.2 inch (31 cm) travel, Sway Bar

Rear Suspension        Double A-arm with 12.6 inch (32 cm) travel, Sway Bar

Shock Absorbers       Elka Stage 5 Shocks with Dual Speed Compression Adjustment with Rebound Adjustment

Brake System             4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc with Dual Front Piston Calipers

Front Tires                 26 x 8-12, Carlisle Trail Pro

Rear Tires                  26 x 10-12, Carlisle Trail Pro

Wheels                        Aluminum

Dimensions

Overall Length          110.5 inch (280.7 cm)

Overall Width            60 inch (157.5 cm)

Overall Height           64.3 inch (163.3 cm)

Overall Weight          1,106 lb (486 kg) (Dry)

Wheelbase                  84.6 inch (214.9 cm)

Fuel Capacity                        7.4 gallon (28 L)

Ground Clearance    13 inch (33 cm)

Bed Dimensions         16 x 34 x 9 inch (40.6 x 86 x 23 cm)

Hitch                           Standard/2-inch (5 cm) Receiver

Color Options & Frame

Standard Colors        Charcoal Metallic with Lime/Blue

Features

Instrumentation         Digital Gauge with Speedometer, Odometer, Tripmeter, RPM, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, Low Fuel Warning, 4WD/Diff Lock Indicator, Clock, High Beam, Air Intake Temp, Coolant Temp, Coolant Temp Warning, Batt Voltage, Hour Meter

Lighting                      Halogen Front, Dual LED Brake Lights/ Taillights

Seating                        Bucket Seats

Storage Components Bed with Tie-Down Hooks, Glove Box

Additional Features  3-Point Seat Belts (2 Front), Seat Belt Rev Limiter, Standard Full Doors, Steel Tube ROPS, Headlights, Brake Light, Seat Belt Reminder Light, Passenger Grab Handle\

Warranty                   6 Months

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