Prowler 550i XT

MY 2013

We belong outside. It’s a simple fact. Doesn’t matter where. We just do. Could be up at the cabin putting in the boat, getting to that deer stand deep in the woods or helping bale hay at an uncle’s farm. Wherever. Thing is, you and a partner have to get there. And no other machine does it with as much versatility and sheer determination as a Prowler. This machine understands your yearning. It’s as natural and powerful as the outdoors itself.

XT Package

The XT is hardly your typical base model. Especially with cool features like a tilting rear cargo box, front and rear 2-inch receivers, fully independent suspension, aluminum rims, 10 inches of ground clearance and a 550 H1 engine — all the essentials you need.

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On-The-Fly 2WD/4WD


Power is delivered to both the rear and front tires via the open front differential. This allows the front tires to spin at different speeds, maintaining easy steering.


Power is distributed equally to all four tires, providing maximum traction to get through all types of challenging terrain..

Tech Specs


  • Bore & Stroke (mm)92 x 82
  • Engine TypeSOHC, 4-stroke, 4-valve EFI
  • Engine displacement (cc)545
  • Gas / DieselGas
  • Cooling SystemLiquid with fan


  • Overall length (cm/in.)301,6 / 118,75
  • Overall width (cm/in.)156,2 / 61,5
  • Overall height (cm/in.)200,6 / 79
  • Wheelbase (cm/in.)190,5 / 75
  • Wheelbase (Short/Long)Short Wheel Base
  • Ground Clearance (cm/in.)25,4 / 10
  • Dry weight527 / 1162


  • TransmissionAutomatic CVT with EBS
  • Gear SelectionL / H / N / R
  • Drive System2/4 WD + Electric Diff. Lock
  • Front brakesHydraulic Disc
  • Rear brakesHydraulic Disc


  • Front SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Front (cm/in.)25,4 / 10
  • Rear SuspensionDouble A-Arm
  • Suspension Travel - Rear (cm/in.)25,4 / 10

Type Approval

  • Type ApprovalsL7e / LOF
  • Number of Seats2

Towing / Hauling

  • Rack/Box Capacity - Rear (kg/lbs.)272,15 / 600
  • Underhood/Side Capacity11,34 / 25
  • L7e [kg]247
  • LOF [kg] braked1400
  • LOF [kg] unbraked315

Additional Specs

  • Alternator Capacity (amps)25
  • Fuel Capacity (lt./gal.)31 / 8,2
  • SpeedometerDigital
  • OdometerDigital
  • Tire Front26x9-R14
  • Tire Rear26x11-R14
  • Featuresadjustable suspension
    alum. rims
    automotive-style paint
    fully independent suspension
    Tilting rear cargo box
    large underhood storage
    Duramatic automatic transmission
    On-the-fly 2WD/4WD
    Front differential lock
    Electronic fuel injection (EFI)

Parts & Accessories

Low Windshield - Prowler

- Aerodynamic styling diverts wind up and over operator and passenger
- Makrolon polycarbonate construction

1436-514: '11-'13 Prowler (excl. '11 HDX)

0436-799: '11 HDX, '06-'10 Prowlers

Box Enclosure - Prowler

- Sturdy aluminum framework and canvas construction easily mounts to the rear cargo box
- Front and rear see-thru windows with zippered rear access
- Lays down when not in use


1436-102: '06-'13 Prowler (excl. HDX)

V-Bag - Prowler

- Gives extra storage in unused space
- Mounts to “V” section in rear canopy tube


1436-530: '11-'13 Prowler (excl. HDX)

1436-709: '12-'13 HDX

1436-153: '09 Prowler

Fender Flare Kit - Prowler

- Adds up to 2 in. of extra coverage
- Scratch-resistant, textured polyethylene

1436-273: '10-'13 Prowler (fits HDX front only)

Box Angel Bars Kit - Prowler

- Adds the sporty Baja/dune buggy look to your Prowler
- Strong, heavy-duty powder-coated steel bars
- Bars attach to the rear canopy tube and cargo box frame for support
- Includes a box-hold-down bracket (doesn’t allow for cargo box dumping)


1436-118: '06-'10 Prowler (excl. HDX)


ilustrated parts manual

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