Honda pioneer 1000

Honda Pioneer 1000 2016 - First Ride

Early on in 2014, Honda solidified its presence in the recreational-utility market place with the introduction of the Pioneer 700 line-up and has been concentrating its efforts in this segment ever since. This direction may disappoint some of the more “high-performance” minded Honda purists who are anxiously waiting for Honda to introduce a unit in the pure sport segment. This day may come but for now Honda needed to up its game in the recreational-utility category.

With the introduction of the Honda Pioneer 1000 line-up, Honda did not only up its game but it has become a solid contender in the recreational-utility segment. Honda’s flagship Pioneer 1000 raises the bar in terms of power and features with robust capabilities in both work and play applications.

The Honda Pioneer 1000 is available in two configurations: the Honda Pioneer 1000 EPS (three-people) version and the Pioneer-5 with a convertible cargo box which offers seating up to five passengers. We have decided to base our review on what we feel is the slightly sportier version, the Honda Pioneer 1000 EPS.


The Pioneer 1000 big power comes from a purpose-built, inline, twin-cylinder, 8-valve 999cc engine with proven Unicam design. The engine is mounted longitudinally in the frame, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to front and rear drive units for improved power output at the wheels. The engine and exhaust system are rubber-mounted, minimizing vibration and noise transmitted to the frame and body, allowing for a quiet operation. This quiet engine is also claimed to produce 72-horsepower.

The Honda Pioneer 1000 is also the first UTV in the industry to utilize a six-speed DCT (Dual Clutch Transmission) with both Automatic and Manual modes. In Automatic mode the driver can choose between Standard and Sport modes, while in Manual mode the driver has full control and shifting is done via paddle-shifters located on the steering wheel.

The Pioneer 1000 big power comes from a purpose-built, inline, twin-cylinder, 8-valve 999cc engine with proven Unicam design.


The Honda Pioneer 1000 rides a fully Independent double-wishbone suspension front and rear. The suspension design offers 10.5-in. (26.67 cm) of travel upfront and 10-in. (25.4 cm) in the rear and our test unit had 12.9-in. (32.77 cm) of ground clearance.

I would like to point out an innovative suspension feature, which is only available on the Honda Pioneer 1000-5: Honda’s self-leveling rear suspension, which is said to automatically adjust based on load and cargo for improved handling and ride comfort.


The Honda Pioneer 1000 sits on a set of 27-in Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires (Front: 27 x 9-12 / Back: 27 x 11-12) mounted on 12-in steel wheels. The unit is brought to a stop by 210 mm hydraulic discs brakes.

When we first set eyes on the Honda Pioneer 1000 we immediately appreciated its aggressive bodywork and styling.


When we first set eyes on the Honda Pioneer 1000 we immediately appreciated its aggressive bodywork and styling. For our personal taste we were more drawn towards Pioneer 1000 rather than the 5-passenger model, but beauty lies in the eye of the beholder, right? For us it portrayed a sportier appearance and this is why we put so much seat time in this unit. In Canada, the Honda Pioneer 1000 is available in White or Orange coloration and for your reference the Pioneer 1000-5 is available in either Red or Metallic Silver.

Ingress and egress couldn’t be simpler as the Pioneer 1000 features high-sill doors with protective door nets, which include automotive style double latches. While on the subject of doors, I wish that Honda had included an easier method to open the doors from the exterior, something as simplistic as a “pull-to-open” door handle. This would be a definite “nice to have”, but at least we must give them props for including high-sill doors (standard) on all Pioneer 1000 models.

Once seated, you will find that the 3-person bench is comfortable due to its wider offset configuration. For added comfort and control the Honda Pioneer 1000 also comes equipped with a tilt steering. You will also find that the cab is spacious and you will immediately notice the superior fit and finish.

The Honda Pioneers’ cab is spacious and you will immediately notice the superior fit and finish.

A large LCD digital display provides you with all the needed information such as: speed, odometer, double trip meter, gear indicator, hour meter, clock, fuel level, water temperature, drive mode, and maintenance reminder. The four drive modes (Turf Mode, 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD Differential Lock) are selected via the shifter situated near the center of the dash while gear selections (P/R/N/H/L) are controlled by the shifter next to the steering column. To the right of the gear shifter is also where you will find the rocker switch that enables you to choose the AT/MT and Sport modes. As previously mentioned, the Honda Pioneer 1000 can also be operated in manual mode; gear selection in this mode is selected via the paddle shifters behind the steering wheel.

As far as storage and cargo are concerned, the Pioneer 1000 features open dash storage areas and a weatherproof glove box. For additional cargo/storage of course there is the cargo box with tilt function and it has a cargo capacity of 1000 lbs.


To shakedown the all-new Honda Pioneer 1000, Honda invited us out to Missoula, MN at the stylish Paws Up resort. The trails surrounding this property where truly picturesque, the riding areas we traversed were mostly made of hard packed surfaces and wide-open terrain.

The first day of our test rides consisted of a guided ride “follow the leader” type scenario. We were broken up in two groups each with our own chase vehicle and set off to tackle the surrounding trails. As mentioned earlier, the trail conditions were optimum hard-packed surfaces, nothing we faced this day even came close to challenge the Pioneer 1000. This first day was mostly to give us a first feel of the unit to allow us to familiarize ourselves with the surrounding trails.

Day two of our test ride was when things got interesting, as we where left on our own to explore what the Pioneer 1000 really had to offer. Our first test was conducted on AT (Automatic Transmission Mode) as we blazed down the open straight sections. The Pioneer 1000 did all the work and provided smooth and constant power. However, even in AT mode, if at anytime gears weren’t changing fast enough for our driving style, we could use the paddle shifters to enhance the experience.

We also tested the SPORT mode at various instances during the day; according to Honda this mode keeps the engine in its optimal power range and allows for added performance. In this mode we did notice a throatier sound and higher engine revs but not a significant difference in performance.

So if you are looking for a sportier ride, there is no reason not to drive this unit in MT mode.

Next, via the rocker switch we selected MT (Manual Transmission Mode) and this is where the fun really started for us. In this mode, via the paddle shifters we controlled how the Pioneer 1000 would perform based on the trails that lay ahead. On open straights, fast paced cornering and even rocky hill climbs/descents the Pioneer 1000 handed it all and the driving sensation was boldly augmented due to the MT mode.

Manual Transmission Mode on this unit is nothing to be apprehensive about. If for some reason you would forget to downshift due to slowing down or trail obstacle, the Pioneer 1000 would self adjust by placing the engine in the proper gear based on the engine RPM. To take it one step further, if no driver response is received then the unit would automatically shift back to AT mode! Now how beautiful is that!

So if you are looking for a sportier ride, there is no reason not to drive this unit in MT mode.


Our overall experience with the Honda Pioneer was exceptional, as this unit is just plain fun to drive. This multiuse vehicle has the muscle to be used in work applications but most of all it has the performance capabilities to have pure unadulterated fun out on the trails.

We are all aware of the reliability of the Honda branding, so if you are in the market for a Recreational-Utility vehicle I strongly urge you to take a good look at the Honda Pioneer 1000 or Pioneer 1000-5.


Models Pioneer 1000 EPS & Pioneer 1000-5 EPS
Engine Type 999cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder Unicam® four-stroke
Bore x Stroke 92.0mm x 75.15mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel Delivery Programmed Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 44mm throttle body
Ignition Full transistorized
Transmission Fully automatic, six-speed plus reverse Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with Sport Mode and Manual Mode with Paddle Shifting. High/Low Range Sub-transmission.

Final Drive

Direct driveshaft front and rear. Four different drive modes include Turf, 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with differential lock.


Front: Independent double-wishbone 268 mm (10.55 inches) travel

Rear: Independent double-wishbone 254mm (10.0 inches) travel

Brakes Front dual 210 mm hydraulic discs; rear 210 mm hydraulic discs
Wheelbase 2037 mm (80.2 inches)
Turning Radius 4.2 m (13.8 feet)
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.
Cargo Capacity 1,000 lbs.
Fuel Capacity 30 liters, including 6.4-liter reserve
Pioneer 1000 EPS Pioneer 1000-5 EPS
Tires Front: 27 x 9-12

Rear: 27 x 11-12

Front: 27 x 9-14

Rear: 27 x 11-14

Length 2967 mm (116.8 inches) 2961 mm (116.6 inches)
Width 1597 mm (62.9 inches) 1597 mm (62.9 inches)
Height 1933 mm (76.1 inches) Pioneer 1000 EPS 1940mm (76.4 inches) Pioneer 1000-5 EPS
Seat Height 853 mm (33.6 inches) Pioneer 1000 EPS 839 mm (33.0 inches) Pioneer 1000-5 EPS
Ground Clearance 327 mm (12.9 inches) Pioneer 1000 EPS 314 mm (12.4 inches) Pioneer 1000-5 EPS
Colors White, Orange Red, Metallic Silver
Curb Weight* 699 kg (1,541 lbs.) 775 kg (1,709 lbs.)

2016 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Review

It seems like just yesterday we got the news that Honda was stepping up its game in the Side-by-Side market with the Pioneer 700-4. It was so impressive that we called it the most functionally innovative UTV we had ridden at the time. That innovation continues with the new Honda Pioneer 1000-5, which we had a chance to test out recently. This model is not only an upswing in displacement, but it also carries a fresh new look.

It was between the hills of Missoula, Mont. in a very posh destination called The Resort at Paws Up that we had a chance to get up close and personal with Honda’s newest adventure machine.

It’s tough to imagine a prettier backdrop for a UTV test than what Montana offered up.

The new look is not far off from the original Pioneer 700-4, but more refined and a tad more aggressive in appearance. New doors really stand out, which benefit from panels that add color and style. The lines of the front fascia seem more defined and the 37-watt LED headlights set the stage for this impressive rig.

Of course, what really sets the new Pioneer 1000-5 apart from its predecessor is an all-new 999cc fuel-injected inline twin cylinder engine that breathes through a 44mm throttle body. Honda also included its UniCam technology, which is primarily used in the CRF dirt bike segment, in the valve train to build a better performing engine. This design reduces weight along with size and the valve train has roller rockers for increased reduction in friction loss or, in laymen’s terms, power loss. This big twin is also rubber mounted for vibration reduction.

Powering the Honda Pioneer 1000-5 is a new 999cc fuel-injected inline twin cylinder engine that produces a claimed 72 horsepower.

Built for brute strength, the new twin seemed ready for work or play. It has a cargo capacity in the bed of 1000 lbs (when the rear two seats are folded down) and the receiver hitch in the rear is ready for your trailer and up to 2000 lbs of payload.

With the rear seats folded down, the cargo bed can carry up 1000 pounds.

Our 2016 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe wasted no time showing us just how intuitive it could be as we drove the hills in Montana. Our test model was equipped with Honda’s DCT-style gearbox. With the DCT, or Dual Clutch Transmission, Honda has incorporated four drive modes that control how much power can be delivered to the ground. A Turf selection unlocks the rear differential for sensitive grounds, 2WD gives you both rear wheels locked together, and 4WD locks the rear differential while allowing the front to be a limited slip configuration. Finally, four-wheel differential lock can be engaged to maintain all four wheels locked together for maximum traction.

The Pioneer 1000-5’s control of how the gears shift is worth exploring. Our test mule features electronic power steering (EPS) with three modes and shifting capabilities to go along with those three. A dash-mounted rocker switch allows us to change between modes easily – even on the fly. In the AT, or fully automatic mode, we found the transmission did all of the work for us and we just needed to concentrate on the trail ahead. Shifting happens smoothly for a Side-by-Side vehicle and the Pioneer doesn’t seem to search very hard for the right gearing.

Four drive modes are accessed with the shifter on the right, while the P/R/N/H/L gears are chosen with the shifter on the left. Choosing between AT/MT and Sport mode is done via buttons beside the left shifter.

Another unique addition to the Honda Pioneer 1000-5 are paddle shifters behind the steering wheel. If we were in AT and decided that we wanted to downshift before the engine did, it was as easy as pulling on the left paddle right under the wheel. This also applies for up-shifting using the right paddle. If we were in MT, or manual transmission mode, we could change the gears up or down all by ourselves, but if we slowed to a stop and forgot to downshift, the Pioneer would take care of that by placing the engine in the proper gear according to the engine’s rpm. Our rig even put us back to first gear at each stop and if there was no immediate response from the driver, then it would put our machine back in AT and take over that gear changing for us. The amount of shifting options on this unit are staggering.

Paddle shifters are located behind the steering wheel, making it a snap to change gears on the fly.

If you wish to drive a little more aggressively you can put the Pioneer in Sport mode. This brings the engine up to a higher rpm and holds in that range in both up or downshifts and, according to Honda, keeps the engine in its best performing power range for when you want to pick up the pace in the trails. In our humble opinion, the engine seems to really just rev high in Sport mode; however, while that creates a lot of noise, the gain in performance doesn’t seem to match. In most ways this engine doesn’t feel as responsive or torquey as other large displacement powerplants when the go-pedal is pressed to the floor.

While the new 999cc engine screams when you put the hammer down, we didn’t feel the same level of response provided by other large displacement UTVs.

As far as rider comfort is concerned, the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe delivers. Individually bolstered seats in the front help to keep you in your space and are thick, which seems to soak up some of the trail chop. With a new gear selection lever that incorporates defined H/L/N/R and unmistakable Park gear gate located just to the right of the wheel, everything you need is well within reach. A very informative digital dash gives you all of the most common and needed information on the machine, including not only gear selection, but illuminated lights on the side of the display so there is really no mistaking what gear you are in.

Overall we are really impressed about the way the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe feels on the trail. Compared to the original Pioneer 700-4, which we have in our personal garage, the Pioneer 1000-5 is more refined when it comes to comfort; just keep in mind that our test unit is a Deluxe model, which is not an entirely fair comparison.

The Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe allows you and your passengers to cruise down the trail in comfort.

Honda’s new 1000-class Pioneer boasts a brand new chassis design and suspension system. Starting with the 12.4 inches of ground clearance on our Deluxe five-passenger test model, you can get over many obstacles without dragging the bottom of the machine on them. The front suspension travel is set at 10.5 inches and the rear is just a tad shorter at 10 inches. A self-leveling shock package comes standard on five-seat models. According to Honda, this shock system on the rear of the machine utilizes hydraulic balance chambers to equalize the load and keep the ride height in the desired location. In theory this keeps the ride height and comfort levels at the best possible position for everyone onboard.

Rear self-leveling shocks come standard on the Deluxe model.

Our ride at The Resort at Paws Up was incredible and the terrain varied from rocky hill climbs to moderate to wide-open trails. Electronic power steering made the ride even more enjoyable. Some say we do not need power steering, but we don’t want to live without it. It just makes driving on really rocky, rough terrain in 4WD or Diff-Lock so much easier.

Custom 14-inch wheels on our Deluxe model are wrapped in the very popular Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires. This specific tire has been made to Honda spec and although it performed very well in all of the terrain we encountered, we did notice the sidewall strength was lighter than normal. This is due to Honda using a four-ply sidewall design instead of the typical six-ply design that most Bighorn tires are made in. This is in no way a deal breaker, but it does allow the machine to sway more on the carcass of the tire due to the thinner sidewall.

Four-ply Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires are wrapped around striking 14-inch alloy wheels.

Overall our experience in the brand new 2016 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe was extremely enjoyable and we know that with the reliability of the Honda brand brings to the table, loyal Honda riders will get great value for their money.

Honda анонсировала Pioneer 1000 и 1000-5 2016 года

Самая мощная машина от Honda теперь с новым двигателем и шасси Компания Honda представила публике два новых мотовездехода класса Side-by-Side на 2016 модельный год: Pioneer 1000 и Pioneer 1000-5. Этот анонс подтвердил появившиеся в октябре прошлого года слухи о том, что компания работала над новым тяжеловесным UTV и пятиместным шасси. «Мы очень довольны новым 999-кубовым двигателем, который мы разработали для этих новых моделей Pioneer», — заявил Ли Эдмундс (Lee Edmunds), руководитель отдела маркетинговых коммуникаций в американском мотоциклетном подразделении Honda. «Мы также создали единственную в индустрии полностью автоматическую механическую коробку передач — шестиступенчатую Dual Clutch Transmission. Она оборудована стальными шестернями и обеспечивает настоящее торможение двигателем, плавное переключение передач и очень надёжную передачу мощности».

Все эти новые мотовездеходы Pioneer приводятся в движение специально для них сконструированным двухцилиндровым рядным двигателем типа Unicam объёмом 999 кубических сантиметров. Его мощь контролирует шестискоростная полностью автоматическая трансмиссия без ремня с двойным сцеплением (Dual Clutch Transmission — DCT), которая, по словам представителей Honda, отличается прочностью, эффективностью и простотой эксплуатации.

Как гласит пресс-релиз Honda, этот самый большой Pioneer был разработан, сконструирован и собран в соответствии с целостной методикой работы Honda, так что машина отличается плавностью хода и невероятной универсальностью.

Pioneer 1000, собираемый с использованием лучших деталей со всего мира, представлен в четырёх конфигурациях: Pioneer 1000, Pioneer 1000 EPS, Pioneer 1000-5 и Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe.

Каждая модель Pioneer 1000 может перевозить до 450 килограммов в грузовой платформе и буксировать до 900 килограммов.

Спереди и сзади стоит независимая подвеска на сдвоенных параллельных А-образных рычагах; спереди ход подвески составляет 268 миллиметров, сзади — 254 миллиметра.

И трёхместная, и пятиместная модель оснащены системой привода на все четыре колеса, а также вспомогательной трансмиссией с повышенной/пониженной передачей и четырёхрежимным механизмом блокировки дифференциала. Пятиместный Pioneer 1000-5 оборудован автоматически выравнивающейся задней подвеской и полноразмерной откидной грузовой платформой с эксклюзивными сиденьями Honda QuickFlip. Наконец, модель 1000-5 Deluxe щеголяет 14-дюймовыми алюминиевыми колёсами, 27-дюймовыми радиальными шинами, светодиодными фарами и электроусилителем руля.

Без изменений в 2016 модельный год переходят модели Honda Pioneer 700, Pioneer 700-4 и Pioneer 500.


Pioneer 1000: Красный, оливковыйPioneer 1000 EPS: Красный, оранжевый, белый, камуфляжный Honda Phantom CamoPioneer 1000-5: Красный, оливковыйPioneer 1000-5 Deluxe: Красный, серебристый металлик, белый, камуфляжный Honda Phantom CamoPioneer 700: Красный, оливковый, камуфляжный Honda Phantom CamoPioneer 700-4: Красный, синий металлик, камуфляжный Honda Phantom CamoPioneer 500: Красный, синий металлик, камуфляжный Honda Phantom Camo

Спецификация Honda Pioneer 1000 и 1000-5 2016Двигатель: Двухцилиндровый четырёхтактный Unicam® объёмом 999 куб. см. с жидкостным охлаждениемДиаметр цилиндра / ход поршня: 92 мм. / 75.1 мм.Степень сжатия: 10:1Впускная система: Впрыск топлива (PGM-FI), корпус дроссельной заслонки 44 мм.Зажигание: Транзисторное с регулируемым электроникой опережениемКоробка передач: Полностью автоматическая Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) с шестью скоростями вперёд и задним ходом. Четыре режима привода: 2WD, 4WD, Turf и блокировка дифференциала.Трансмиссия: Прямой карданный вал спереди и сзадиПередняя подвеска: Независимая на сдвоенных параллельных А-образных рычагах; ход — 268 мм.Задняя подвеска: Независимая на сдвоенных параллельных А-образных рычагах; ход — 254 мм.Передние / задние тормоза: Гидравлические дисковые 210 мм.Передние шины: 27 x 9-12Задние шины: 27 x 11-12Вместимость грузовой платформы: 450 кг.Тяговое усилие: 900 кг.

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Details / Description

2016 Honda® Pioneer™ 1000-5
Step Up To The Best

Some adventures demand more. For those adventures you need the best. The toughest. The smartest. And the most powerful. For those adventures you need the all-new Pioneer™ 1000-5.

The ultimate side-by-side in every way the radical Pioneer™ 1000-5 delivers more inside and out front to back. It starts with a class-leading 999cc twin-cylinder engine. The industry's first and only fully automatic 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. And Honda's exclusive QuickFlip® seating that allows you to go from a 3-seater to a 4-seater to a 5-seater.

But it doesn't stop there because the Pioneer™ 1000-5 also has a fully-selectable driveline that lets you choose between 2- and 4-wheel drive and open or locked differentials front and rear. A high/low dual-range subtransmission. Fully-independent suspension in the front and the back. And a hauling capacity of 1000 pounds with a towing capacity of a full ton.

This is what more delivers. More power when you need it more performance where it counts all to help you get more out of every adventure.

Features May Include:

Designed to excel in off-road use the viscous air-filter element does an excellent job of providing clean air to the engine under tough conditions. It flows air well for increased performance and also provides a longer service interval.

The Pioneer™ 1000-5 is built especially for the American market--totally in tune with your wants and needs and built in Timmonsville South Carolina using domestically and globally sourced parts.

  • Advanced Transmission Logic

The Pioneer™ 1000-5 is more than tough--it's Honda® Smart. Here are some examples: The Pioneer™ 1000-5's advanced fully automatic Dual-Clutch Transmission senses how you're riding monitoring throttle position and input engine RPM vehicle speed and more. Relaxed drivers get smooth shifts and lower engine speed for a smoother quieter ride. More sporting drivers get quicker shifts and higher engine speeds to maximize engine torque and power. Going downhill' The Pioneer™ 1000-5 stays in a lower gear for superior engine braking.

  • Independent Suspension Front and Rear

With over 10 inches of front-wheel travel and 10 inches in the rear the Pioneer™ 1000-5 also offers generous ground clearance. You get a smooth ride and improved traction in rough conditions.

With a vehicle as big and capable as the Pioneer™ 1000-5 you need brakes that are up to the job too. Honda's extensive automotive experience means you know the Pioneer™ 1000-5's brake system is up to the task.

Total flexibility here with one lever. Turf mode is perfect for sensitive surfaces (like grass fields) and provides easier steering. Rougher conditions demand four-wheel drive to maximize available traction. And when the trail becomes even more demanding front and rear differential locks drives direct power to all four wheels.

  • Powerful 999cc Parallel Twin Engine

A flagship Side-by-Side starts with a flagship engine and the all-new Pioneer™ 1000-5 features one of our best. A class-leading 999cc liquid-cooled parallel twin it's the largest in the industry. And it's also one of the smartest utilizing Honda's proprietary Unicam® cylinder-head design perfected in our high-output motocross bikes. Built specifically for the Pioneer™ 1000-5 the engine is specially tuned to produce the horsepower and torque this SxS demands.

In some really tricky rocky terrain hauling a big load down a steep hill or need some real hill-climbing ability' This is just the ticket. A full 42-percent gear reduction is available when you shift from High to Low range.

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Honda Unveils 2016 Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5

Honda has taken the covers off a pair of brand new Pioneer Side-by-Sides for 2016 model year – the Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000-5. This confirms a report we posted in October about Honda working on a new heavyweight UTV, along with a new five-seat chassis (though we had heard it was going to feature an 1100cc engine).

Discuss this news at our Honda Pioneer Forum

“We’re very excited about the all-new 999cc engine we’ve developed for these new Pioneers,” says Lee Edmunds, manager of Motorcycle Marketing Communications at American Honda. “We’ve also added the industry’s only fully automatic mechanical transmission – the 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. With steel gears, the DCT offers true engine braking, seamless shifting and a smooth, reliable transfer of power.”

Each of the new Pioneers is powered by a purpose-built inline, twin-cylinder, Unicam 999cc engine. Controlling that power is a six-speed fully automatic dual clutch transmission (DCT), a beltless transmission that Honda boasts is durable, efficient, and easy to use.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2014 Honda Pioneer 700-4

“Designed, developed and produced according to Honda’s holistic methodology, the largest Pioneer is smooth-riding and extremely versatile,” Honda says in a release.

Built in the USA using domestically and globally sourced parts, the Pioneer 1000 is offered in four different configurations – Pioneer 1000, Pioneer 1000 EPS, Pioneer 1000-5, and Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe.

COMPARISON: Read our review of the 2015 Honda Pioneer 500

Every Pioneer 1000 model can carry up to 1000 pounds in the cargo bed and has a massive 2000-pound towing capacity.

Suspension is independent double-wishbone front and rear with 10.55 inches of travel up front and 10 inches of travel in the rear.

Both the three-person and five-person models come standard with four-wheel-drive, as well as a high-low sub-transmission and four-mode differential lock. The five-person Pioneer 1000-5 also features auto-leveling rear suspension and full-size convertible bed with Honda’s exclusive QuickFlip seating.  Finally, the 1000-5 Deluxe boasts 14-inch aluminum wheels, 27-inch radial tires, LED headlights and electric power steering.

The Pioneer is covered by a one-year warranty and will be available this fall.

Returning unchanged for 2016 are the Honda Pioneer 700, Pioneer 700-4, and Pioneer 500.


Pioneer 1000: Red, Olive Pioneer 1000 EPS: Red, Orange, White, Honda Phantom Camo Pioneer 1000-5: Red, Olive Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe: Red, Metallic Silver, White, Honda Phantom Camo Pioneer 700: Red, Olive, Honda Phantom Camo Pioneer 700-4: Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom Camo Pioneer 500: Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom Camo

2016 Honda Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5 Specs
Engine: 999cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder Unicam® four-stroke
Bore and Stroke: 92mm x 75.1mm
Compression Ratio: 10:1
Induction: Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 44mm throttle body
Ignition: Full-transistorized with electronic advance
Transmission: Fully-Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with six forward gears and Reverse. Four drive modes include 2WD, 4WD, Turf and Differential lock.
Driveline: Direct front and rear driveshafts
Front Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 10.55 inches travel
Rear Suspension: Independent double-wishbone; 10 inches travel
Front/Rear Brakes: 210mm hydraulic discs
Front Tires: 27 x 9-12
Rear Tires: 27 x 11-12
Bed Capacity: 1000 pounds
Towing Capacity: 2000 pounds

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