Reliable, versatile and tough, The Arctic Cat 550 XT is a practical ATV that has all it needs to follow you in the wildest adventures without baking down.

At the heart of the Arctic Cat 550 XT sits a 545 cc, SOHC, 4 stroke, 4 valve W/EFI engine which is fueled by a 5.7 gallons fuel tank.

Once on board, the rider is welcomed by a comfortable seat, an ergonomically designed handlebar and a digital gauge which features 14 critical operation information indicators including clock, fuel level, odometer, speedometer, tachometer etc.

Other features worthy of being mentioned include a rear 2-Inch receiver, font and rear SspeedRacks, Electronic Power Steering, automotive-style paint and front and rear hydraulic disc brakes.

The ride is kept in leash by front and rear double A-arm suspensions.

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

  • 2014 Arctic Cat 550 XT
  • 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 XT 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 XT Key Features:

2014 Arctic Cat 550 XT Exterior
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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

2014 Arctic Cat 550 XT Exterior
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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

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, battery condition, temperature and oil pressure.

Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires & Aluminum Wheels

2014 Arctic Cat 550 XT Exterior
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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

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

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

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.

Electronic Power Steering

2014 Arctic Cat 550 XT Drivetrain
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Arctic Cat® gives you a true variable assist system by measuring not only vehicle speed but also steering torque at both the handlebar and the wheels. The electronic control unit measures input forces, resistance and speed, alerting the motor to deliver turning forces at predetermined levels.

Automotive-Style Paint

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High quality automotive-style paint looks as good as it holds up.


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 691 lbs.
Front Rack Capacity 100 lbs.
Rear Rack / Box Storage Capacity 200 lbs.
Towing Capacity 1050 lbs.
Special Features Power Steering, Aluminum Wheels, Automotive-Style Paint, Sway Bar, Park, Rear 2-Inch Receiver, Front & Rear SpeedRacks, Duro 3 Star Kaden Tires
Colors Viper Blue Metallic, Tungsten Metallic
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