Once you sit down, the steering will is infinitely adjustable and allows you to adjust your steering preferences. Controls are laid out so that everything is at your fingertips. 2-wheel to 4-wheel drive is electrically selectable with the same all-in-one 2wd/4wd/Diff Lock rocker switch found on past Arctic Cat UTVs. A center console allows you easy access to the dual plug 12V accessory outlets in the dashboard, and there is a molded tool kit, located underneath the passenger seat. To the right of the steering wheel is Arctic Cat’s new 5-inch digital/analog round gauge. It displays up to 14 critical operations including: clock/hour meter, fuel level, mode but- ton, set/reset button, odometer/trip, gear position, speedometer/tachometer, differential lock, drive select, high beam, battery condition, temperature and oil pressure.
The Arctic Cat Wildcat X also features both front and rear LED lighting that’s clearer than and HID, with two times brighter Lumens than a halogen system that utilizes 50 percent less wattage. This leaves plenty of room on the 36-amp alternator to power a stereo system, radios, cell phone chargers, a GPS and even extra aftermarket lighting accessories.
Storage space on the Wildcat’s is nowhere near the old Prowler XTZ. There is no front storage, but the rear cargo bed has a decent 300-pound capacity. We used it to tote a couple spare tires and fuel during testing. The key locking, passenger side glove box is a convenient storage for tire tools, a couple trail snacks and a 20 oz water bottle. There are also two easy- to-reach cup holders that are located between the driver and passengers feet. We tried for hours to knock our water bottles out of the cup holders with no success.