• 500 H1 4-STROKE ENGINE WITH EFI: The 500 is an industry favorite for a reason. The 443cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single-cylinder engine delivers smooth, consistent acceleration. Electronic fuel injection enables a wide torque curve and effortless power delivery by constantly tuning the engine for any temperature, elevation and humidity changes.
  • FULLY INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION: Our independent suspension keeps all four tires on the ground, providing maximum traction. The 10 inches of ground clearance and 10 inches of suspension travel only adds to what this machine can do.
  • 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.
  • INFINITELY ADJUSTABLE TILT STEERING: The infinitely adjustable tilt steering allows you to position the steering wheel in that "just right" position for any rider.
  • ON-THE-FLY 2WD/4WD: Arctic riders prefer to be in control with their on-the-fly 2WD/4WD. Go from 2WD to 4WD with a flick of a switch.
  • DURO KADEN TIRES WITH ALUMINUM WHEELS: The Duro 3 Star Kaden is a great all-purpose tire. Smooth ride and grip for days. Combining them with aluminum wheels only made sense.
  • DUAL HALOGEN WITH LED ACCENT HEADLIGHTS: The LED light bar and halogen headlights team up to provide a brighter beam and modern look.
  • DASHBOARD SHIFT LEVER WITH PARK: The dashboard shifter keeps the power at your fingertips. Need to stop on a hill? Move the shifter to Park to keep from rolling down.
  • 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.
  • AUTOMOTIVE-STYLE HOOD: The automotive-style hood opens from the front – just like your truck – making it easier to gain access to the massive 22.4-gallon underhood storage box.
  • LARGE UNDERHOOD STORAGE: Extra storage space is something everyone is after. With 3 cu.-ft of storage under the hood, bring everything you need for the day - and then some. Water-resistant? You bet it is.
  • SPACIOUS 3-PASSENGER SEAT: Even though the HDX™ is considered a Side by Side, it should be called a Side by Side by Side. The 3-passenger bench seat allows a third person to come along for the ride.
  • SIDE STORAGE COMPARTMENTS: Every craftsman needs a good toolbox. How about two? The 18-gallon side storage areas provide a secure place to keep all of your favorite tools, and maybe even your lunch.
  • 600-LB.-CAPACITY TRANSFORMABLE TILTING REAR CARGO BOX: The 2-in-1 cargo box hauls up to 1,000 lbs., is wide enough to fit a wooden pallet and converts to a flatbed in minutes. Just three more reasons the HDX™ was voted the industry’s best heavy-duty ROV.

General Information

Manufacturer Arctic Cat
Model Year 2017
Model HDX 500 XT
Model Code U2017R6K4CUSX
Color Team Arctic Green


Brakes Front and rear - Hydraulic disc
Wheels Aluminum

Front - Duro Kaden / 26 x 9R14

Rear - Duro Kaden / 26 x 11R14


Length Overall - 129 in. (327.7 cm)
Height Overall - 79 in. (200.7 cm)
Width Overall - 60 in. (152.4 cm)
Weight Dry - 1,363 lbs. (618.2 kg)
Ground Clearance 10 in. (25.4 cm)
Wheelbase 85 in. (215.9 cm)


Transmission Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi / Lo range, reverse and park
Drive System 2/4WD


Lighting Dual halogen headlights with LED light bar / rear halogen taillight
Instrumentation Digital
Alternator 28 amps


Displacement 443 cc
Bore x Stroke 89 x 71.2 mm
Fuel Tank Capacity 8.2 gal. (31l)
Cooling Liquid with fan
Fuel Type Unleaded
Engine Type SOHC, 4-Stroke, 4-Valve with EFI


Seating 2

Front and rear - Double A-arm; 10 in. (25.4 cm) travel

Shocks - Coil-over

Cargo Box Capacity

600 lbs. (272.2 kg)

Underhood Storage - 25 lbs. (11.3 kg)

Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs. (680 kg)


Hitch Rear 2 in. receiver
Additional Colors Black
Cargo Box Tranformable, tilting

2017 Arctic Cat HDX 500 XT