2019 Arctic Cat Alterra 500


Arctic Cat
Alterra 500



Don't let the size fool you. The mid-size Alterra 500 packs 443cc of displacement into a single-cylinder closed-loop EFI engine, and lets you take on trails with 7 inches of suspension travel and 10 inches of ground clearance. Get in, and get out there.

Model Features
  • 443cc Single-Cylinder Closed-Loop EFI Engine
  • 7-Inch Suspension Travel
  • 10-Inch Ground Clearance
  • On-the-Fly 2/4WD
  • Digital Gauge With Easy-to-Read Indicators
Key Features
  • Power: Powerful and efficient, the 443cc single-cylinder closed-loop EFI Engine and Duramatic™ automatic transmission on the Alterra 500 are ready to take on the day.
  • Suspension & Handling: 7-inch Suspension Travel; 10-inch Ground Clearance; On-the-Fly 2/4WD
  • Driver Experience: Full-Length Composite Floorboards for Better Traction; Low Seat Height for Increased Rider Comfort and Control; Digital Gauge for Quick Read Controls
  • Hauling & Storage: A rear 2-inch receiver hitch, 75-lb capacity front track and 150-lb capacity rear rack has your basic hauling needs covered.
  • Reliability: Tubular Steel Frame; Six-Month Warranty; Advanced, Aggressive Durability Testing; Backed by the Power of Textron, a Fortune 250 Company
Engine & Drivetrain
  • Engine Type: Liquid-Cooled, 4-Stroke Single Overhead Cam, Gas Engine
  • Displacement: 443cc
  • Drive Train: Duramatic CVT
  • Drive System: 2/4WD, Electric Shift
  • Fuel System: Closed Loop EFI
  • Gear Selection: Duramatic H,L,N,R,P
  • Front Differential: 2/4 Differential with Electronic Actuator
  • Rear Differential: Rear Gear Case
  • Total Capacity: 450 lb. (204.1 kg)
  • Front Rack: 75 lb. (34 kg)
  • Rear Rack: 150 lb. (68 kg)
  • Towing Capacity: 1050 lb. (476 kg)
Steering & Suspension
  • Front Suspension: Double A-Arm with 7 in. (18 cm) Travel
  • Rear Suspension: Double A-Arm with 7 in. (18 cm) Travel
  • Brake System: Single Lever, 4-Wheel Hydraulic Disc
  • Foot Brake: Hydraulic Rear
  • Parking Brake: Lockable Hand Lever
  • Front Tires: 25 x 8-12, Kenda Pathfinders
  • Rear Tires: 25 x 10-12, Kenda Pathfinders
  • Wheels: Stamped Steel
  • Overall Length: 83.3 in. (212 cm)
  • Overall Width: 44.5 in. (46 cm)
  • Overall Height: 46 in. (117 cm)
  • Overall Weight: 613 lb. (278 kg) (Dry) | 650 lb. (158.8 kg) (Curb)
  • Wheel Base: 48 in. (122 cm)
  • Ground Clearance: 10 in. (25 cm)
  • Fuel Capacity: 4.3 gal. (16 L)
  • Hitch: Standard/2-inch Receiver
Color Options
  • Skid Plate: Standard
  • Standard Colors: Red, Green
  • Standard Instrumentation: Digital Gauge with Odometer, Tripmeter, Gear Indicator, Fuel Gauge, AWD Indicator, Hi-Temp/Low-Batt Lights, DC Outlet
  • Lighting: Dual Low Beam Lights, Dual Brake Lights/Taillights, Backup Lights
  • Start Method: Electric Start



Engine Type
4-Stroke Single Overhead Cam, Gas Engine
Engine Cooling
Fuel System
Closed Loop EFI
Starting System
Electric Start


Front Suspension
Double A-Arm
Front Travel
7 in. (18 cm)
Front Brake Type
Single Lever, Hydraulic Disc
Front Tires
25 x 8-12, Kenda Pathfinders
Rear Suspension
Double A-Arm
Rear Travel
7 in. (18 cm)
Rear Brake Type
Single Lever, Hydraulic Disc
Rear Tires
25 x 10-12, Kenda Pathfinders


Front Rack Capacity
75 lb. (34 kg)
Rear Rack Capacity
150 lb. (68 kg)
Towing Capacity
1050 lb. (476 kg)
Fuel Capacity
4.3 gal. (16 L)
Ground Clearance
10 in. (25 cm)
Machine Dimensions (LxWxH)
83.3 in. (212 cm) x 44.5 in. (46 cm) x 46 in. (117 cm)
48 in. (122 cm)

Drive Train

Drive Train
Duramatic CVT


Dual Low Beam Lights, Dual Brake Lights/Taillights, Backup Lights
Red, Green


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