When it comes to side-by-sides, Honda’s Pioneers are the machines you can count on for work or play. What sets our top-of-the-line Pioneer 1000 family apart? Smart technology. Superior materials. Refined engineering. And something nobody else can match: Honda’s well-earned and world-famous reputation for reliability and overall quality.
Our 2020 Honda Pioneer 1000 lineup is a perfect example. Task or trail, these great side-by-sides get it right the time in terms of comfort, handling, hauling, and user-friendly features. You can choose from five models this year: The Pioneer 1000 and Pioneer 1000 Deluxe let you bring two friends or coworkers along, while our trio of five-seat Pioneer 1000-5 models let you take the whole team. Everybody aboard is going to enjoy the ride.
The Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition showcases our exclusiveI-4WD system. Think “I” for “Intelligent,” because that’s exactly what it is. An industry- 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.
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.
BUILT IN THE U.S.A.
The Pioneer 1000 is purpose-built for the American market, right in America. Domestically and globally sourced parts are all assembled at our plant in Timmonsville, South Carolina, and once these side-by-sides roll off the line, they’re ready to explore every corner of the country.
With a full 42-percent gear reduction between High and Low, you get the torque you need in all 6 gears. It comes in handy when driving over difficult terrain, scaling steep hills or towing heavy loads.
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.
FULLY-AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED DCT TRANSMISSION
Drive the way you want, with the industry’s and only 6-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Choose between manual mode or fully automatic. Plus, the addition of Sport Mode increases the fun, shifting at higher RPMs for a spirited, full-performance driving experience.
HILL START ASSIST
Need to stop on a steep uphill? Honda’s Hill Start Assist automatically holds the Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition in position while you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator—there’s no roll-back drama.
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, and on the 1000-5 model, self-leveling rear suspension compensates for changing loads. Plus, the Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition gets premium, quick-adjust FOX QS-3 shocks on all four corners.
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 and Limited Edition models, you get Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires with radial construction and premium style.
ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION
Heading down a hill? Is the bed loaded or empty? Honda’s Electronic Brakeforce Distribution automatically proportions the force to the front and rear brakes with changing conditions—all you do is press the brake pedal. (Standard