Thanks to its rugged personality, the Arctic Cat 550 is the perfect partner for tough jobs and wild adventures.

Powered by a 545 cc, SOHC, 4 stroke, 4-valve W/EFI engine the ATV can tackle the harshest terrains with poise. The engine is mated on an automatic CVT transmission and is fueled by a 5.7 gallons fuel tank.

Like it was expected, the Arctic Cat 550 comes with a high ground clearance and a set of tough Duro 3 Star Kaden tires that measure 25x8-12 up front and 25x10-12 at the rear.

The ATV is also fitted with double A-arms which prevent deflections during cornering, resulting in first class steering abilities.

The ATV also gives you the possibility to switch between 2WD and 4WD modes on the fly thanks to a convenient switch.

Hit the jump for more information on the Arctic Cat 550.

  • 2014 Arctic Cat 550
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve
  • Transmission:
    Automatic CVT
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection
  • Displacement:
    545 cc
  • Top Speed:
    55 mph (Est.)


2014 Arctic Cat 550 Exterior
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If you want to know the one thing that makes Arctic Cat ATVs great, it’s everything — everything working together in perfect harmony. From the riding position to engine power to ground clearance and suspension travel, Arctic Cat riders around the world covet their wheelers for the freedom and abilities their wheelers give them.

You’re here to see what these machines are made of. Arctic Cat can tell you that you’ll find a lot of good strong components and proven technology. The rest is in the details.

2014 Arctic Cat 550 Key Features:

2014 Arctic Cat 550 Drivetrain
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550 H1 4-Stroke Engine with EFI

Pulling, accelerating and climbing. That’s what our engines are good at. And this one is no exception. The potent 550 H1 engine is a 545cc, SOHC, liquid-cooled single sporting electronic fuel injection.

Ride-In Suspension

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To achieve better cornering we lowered the center of gravity. That’s the thinking behind our Ride-In suspension. To accomplish this we lowered the profile and seat design without sacrificing ground clearance and suspension travel. Double A-arms prevent deflections during cornering, resulting in ultra-responsive steering.

Digital Gauge

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The digital gauge features 14 critical operation information indicators: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode button, set/reset button, odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, needle display, differential lock, drive select, high beam, temperature and oil pressure.

Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires & Powder-Coated Steel Wheels

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The Duro 3 Star Kaden tires boast a 3-ply rating. This is a smooth riding tire. The tread pattern provides excellent grip in all types of terrain.

On-The-Fly 2WD/4WD with Diff Lock

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You’re in control. When the going gets aggressive, flip a switch and you’re in 4WD. For maximum traction, lock the front differential.

Rear 2-Inch Receiver

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You’ll be using your ATV every chance you get. So we outfitted it with a stout 2-inch rear receiver, just like the one on your pickup. Gone are the days of multiple hitches. Hook up to your boat trailer, utility trailer, your SPEEDPoint™ attachments. And start racking up the accomplishments.

Front & Rear SpeedRacks

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Our racks are steel, not plastic. They’re strong. They’re durable. What’s more, built-in entry points make it super easy to add attachments. Racks are rated for 100 lbs. carrying capacity on the front, and 200 lbs. on the rear.


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A noteworthy feature on this model: Once in park there’s no need to engage the hand brake. But we recommend you do anyway, especially when parking on steeper grades.


Engine Type SOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve w/EFI
Engine Displacement 545 cc
Cooling System Liquid with Fan
Bore x Stroke 92x82 mm
Alternator Capacity 28 amps
Speedometer Digital
Odometer Digital
Fuel Capacity 5.7 gal.
Transmission Automatic CVT with EBS, Hi/Lo Range, Reverse & Park
Drive System 2/4 WD + Electric Front Differential Lock
Front Brakes Hydraulic Disc
Rear Brakes Hydraulic Disc
Front Suspension Double A-Arm
Rear Suspension Double A-Arm
Front Travel 10 in.
Rear Travel 10 in.
Front Tires 25x8-12
Rear Tires 25x10-12
Overall Length 84.8 in.
Overall Width 47.5 in.
Overall Height 48 in.
Wheelbase 50 in.
Ground Clearance 11 in.
Dry Weight 676 lbs.
Front Rack Capacity 100 lbs.
Rear Rack / Box Storage Capacity 200 lbs.
Towing Capacity 1050 lbs.
Special Features Powder-Coated Steel Wheels, Rear 2-Inch Receiver, Front & Rear SpeedRacks, Park, Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires
Color Red
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