The 1000-5 comes standard with both
options. The EPS and Deluxe versions of the Pioneer come with aluminum wheels with Maxxis Bighorn 2.0
tires wrapped around them. Color-matched doors and bed sides come
on these versions as well.
THE TEST RIDE
Honda’s Pioneer 1000 was designed
to be a utility workhorse that could
also be fun to drive, and they succeeded. Shifting the machine’s six-
The Pioneer 1000 and 10005 come with
Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires on it that are 27
inches tall. The tires grip well in multiple
types of terrain and provide a smooth ride.
The handling on the Pioneer is predict-
able and smooth. It doesn’t pitch hard
into corners and has a smooth and con-
The electronic power-steering model
of the Pioneer 1000 comes with col-
or-matched doors and cargo bed sides.
The Pioneer 1000 and 1000-5’s
rear dump bed can hold up to 1000
pounds, while the machine can tow
up to 2000 pounds out of a rear 2-inch
hitch receiver. Electronic power steering doesn’t come on the base model
of the Pioneer 1000, and neither do
the paddle shifters for the transmission. To get both options, the machine
starts at a reasonable price of $15,199.
2016 HONDA PIONEER 1000/1000-5
speed transmission with the paddle
shifter is a blast. The engine power is
strong and provides a decent amount
of torque for fast driving or towing
around the job site. The Pioneer has
a ground clearance of 12. 4 inches
and a wheelbase of 80. 2. Driving in
tight and rocky trails was easy with
this machine. One big upside to the
Pioneer 1000-5 is that it can carry
five riders in it and fit in tight trails,
where other machines like the Polaris
Ranger Crew 900 has a wheelbase
that is over 100 inches and has a larger turning radius.
The Pioneer is a predictable-han-dling machine. It feels planted in corners, the brake system is strong yet
smooth and the suspension is forgiving.
Rarely did the Pioneer ever feel like it
wasn’t well-planted to the ground. The