As of 2016, top-rated brands of snowmobile cargo sleds include The Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S and Arctic Cat XF 8000 Limited. Other top-rated cargo sleds, according to Snowmobile.com, include the Yamaha Viper R-TX DX, and Ski-Doo GSX LE 900 ACE.
The Polaris 800 Rush Pro-S has a body design that facilitates diversion of cold and wind away from the user. Its engine has three-stage electronically controlled exhaust valves, reduced crankshaft weight, and tuned exhaust.
The Arctic Cat XF 8000 Limited has an 800-cubic-centimeter engine, electric key starting, push-button electronic reverse, adjustable width ski stance and a Sno Pro lever for the hydraulic brake; it also features a mid-height windshield. The Viper R-TX DX has high-pressure gas shocks and features a windshield that deflects cold and a tunnel bag for carrying things.
The GSX 900 ACE has an aggressive RipSaw track pattern and rMotion rear suspension for performance. It also features a tunnel bag, electric start, integrated wind deflectors and a multifunction gauge.
A snowmobile is a vehicle that operates on snow or ice and is suitable for winter travel and recreation in the snow. Snowmobiles do not necessarily require a road or a trail. Some of the criteria for rating the snowmobile cargo sleds include the engine power, price, user comfort, fuel efficiency and off-trail capabilities.