PIONEERING VERSATILITY With so many side-by-sides to choose from these days, how do you pick the right one? Easy—because with a Honda Pioneer, you can’t go wrong. They’re machines you can count on for work or play, each one offering smart technology, superior materials, and refined engineering.
Our three-seat, top-of-the-line trio—the Pioneer 1000, Pioneer 1000 Deluxe, and Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition—give you a wide range of features and economy that are sure to be right for you. Need more seating? Make sure you check out our five-seat Pioneer 1000-5 models. Best of all, every Pioneer features something that doesn’t show up on the spec chart, but which nobody else can offer: Honda’s unrivaled reputation for reliability and quality.
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The Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition showcases our exclusive i-4WD system. Think “I” for “Intelligent,” because that’s exactly what it is. An industry-first brake-traction control system for side-by-sides, it simplifies operation, increases drivability and optimizes traction. Using proven, advanced technology from Honda’s automotive division, you get the benefits associated with a locked front differential with none of the downsides. That means it maintains front-wheel traction even if one wheel wants to spin on ice or mud or if it’s in a hole. But at the same time, you get the lighter steering, better tracking at high speeds, tighter turning radius, and reduced kickback associated with unlocked front differentials.
- ADVANCED TRANSMISSION LOGIC
The brain of the DCT, Advanced Transmission Logic, senses how you drive and adapts. Relaxed drivers get earlier shifts for a quieter ride at lower engine speeds. Sportier drivers will hold each gear longer for higher RPM shifts. And when going downhill, you get true engine braking. Now that’s a smart transmission.
- POWERFUL 999cc TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE
When you know the power you need is always at the ready, every drive is an enjoyable experience. And that’s precisely what you get out of the class-leading 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin. Using the same Unicam® cylinder head design found in our motocross bikes, it’s more compact in size, and it still delivers the kind of horsepower and torque you’d expect from a flagship model.
- 2000-POUND TOWING CAPACITY
Call it 2000 pounds, or call it 1 ton. Either way, the towing capacity of the Pioneer 1000 is unsurpassed by any competitor. So instead of hopping on the tractor or taking out the truck, you can stay right in your side-by-side and tackle those bigger jobs with relative ease.
- CHASSIS AND SUSPENSION
Prepare to go further than ever before. Our refined chassis enables you to tackle terrain others would shy away from, with larger tires, long-travel independent front and rear suspension and huge ground clearance. The rubber mounted engine and exhaust system insulates against excessive vibration.
- BIGGER TIRES
Practically speaking, the 27-inch tires on 12-inch rims help increase ground clearance, improve ride comfort, and deliver better traction. Realistically speaking, they just look great. And on Deluxe models, you get Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires with radial construction and premium style.
- 1000-POUND-CAPACITY TILT BED
There are a ton of reasons to buy a Pioneer 1000. Among them: the half-ton hauling capacity*. No side-by-side can haul more, and when it comes to dumping, we’ve made it easier than ever, with a hydraulic assist tilt bed lever that can be accessed from outside the vehicle, or right from the driver’s seat.