The Pioneer 1000-5 Trail and Forest showcase 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 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.
Even something like the parking brake is made smart – and simple. It features a single push/pull cable that makes adjusting and servicing easy.
We’ve given the engine huge power in our entire Pioneer 1000-5 lineup, especially in the midrange and top end. And thanks to the lower gear ratios, you’ll feel quick acceleration and stellar overall performance. Using the same Unicam® cylinder head design found in our motocross bikes, the class-leading 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin is compact, while delivering the kind of horsepower and torque you’d expect from a flagship model.
Have a big load to haul? Not a problem. The Pioneer 1000-5 is capable of hauling 2500 pounds. So now 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.
The Pioneer 1000-5 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.
Drive the way you want, with the industry’s first and only gear driven six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. Choose between manual mode or fully automatic. Plus, the addition of Sport Mode increases the fun, shifting at higher RPM for a spirited, full-performance driving experience.
We’ve refined the gear ratios in the transmission, subtransmission, and final drive in all Pioneer 1000-5 models, helping enhance your Pioneer’s versatility under all driving conditions.
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.
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 insulate against excessive vibration and the self-leveling rear suspension compensates for changing loads.
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.
All our Pioneer 1000-5 models feature high-performance OTR Dirt Master tires for excellent off-road traction and superior wear.
Our four Pioneer 1000-5 models come with three different wheel choices. The Pioneer 1000-5 rolls on 14-inch steel wheels. The Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe and Forest Editions are fit with 14-inch aluminum wheels with an all-black finish, and the Pioneer 1000-5 Trail Edition gets 14-inch black aluminum wheels with contrast-cut highlights.
This is something we’re really proud of. Honda pioneered (no pun intended) electric power steering on our side by sides. And we’ve never stopped making it better. Every Pioneer 1000-5 EPS system features a brushless motor integrated with the ECU. The return-to-center function makes it intuitive on straight trails, and the whole system feels responsive and linear.
Dual A-arm suspension gives you 10.5 inches of travel in the front, and 10-inches of travel in the rear. Pair that with stellar ground clearance, and you maximize available traction and superior comfort maneuvering over terrain other side-by-sides would shy away from.
Steering column-mounted paddle shifters add a serious dose of performance in every drive. In Manual mode, they let you shift without ever taking your hands off the wheel, and in Automatic mode, they let you override the current gear with a quick up or downshift, holding that gear for several seconds before returning to Automatic mode.
Don’t tear up sensitive surfaces. Select Turf Mode. Want to access as much traction as possible? Put it in 4WD. Need maximum power at all four wheels? Lock the front and rear differentials. And the best part is, you can do it all with a shift of a single lever.
Want to bring an extra one or two passengers along for the ride? Two QuickFlip® seats pop up from the cargo bed on Pioneer 1000-5 models, giving you the extra seating you need, when you need it. Exclusive to Honda, it’s a smarter system than fixed seat, multi-row models, giving you better maneuverability on the trails.
The Pioneer 1000-5’s versatility is legendary. And the Trail and Forest Editions deliver on the kind of off-road experiences you seek. They’re loaded with factory-installed accessories and extras, like Warn winches, special wheels, cabin lighting, special paint and graphics, and much more.
There are a ton of reasons to buy a Pioneer 1000-5. Among them: the half-ton hauling capacity*. 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.
*600-pound bed capacity for CA models
The Pioneer 1000-5’s convenient underseat storage area has a large opening, which keeps objects close at hand and easily accessible.
The primary dash-mounted cupholders in the Pioneer 1000-5 models are big enough to hold the most popular insulated tumblers. Plus, all Pioneer 1000-5 models also feature cup holders in every door. Designed to hold your water bottles securely, it’s a convenient touch everyone will appreciate.
Standard equipment on the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe, Pioneer 1000-5 Trail, and Pioneer 1000-5 Forest editions, and as an available accessory on the Pioneer 1000-5, this practical under-dash shelf keeps frequently used items right up front in the cab.
This is a huge upgrade and standard equipment on our Pioneer 1000-5 Forest and Trail models. The winch is installed at the factory, and is built right into the Pioneer’s chassis, not added on as an accessory. With a 4500-pound capacity and spooled with steel cable, you’ll be ready to pull your buddy out when he gets stuck!
We’ve pre-wired all Pioneer 1000-5 models for accessory switches, so you don’t have to run a lot of extra wiring. For things like a winch alone, it slashes installation time as well as making the installation easier and cleaner. We’ve even included an extra, integrated grounding terminal.
Standard equipment on the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe, Trail and Forest, the switch panel has room for seven switches, letting you control things like a winch, accessory lights, and more. A fully integrated design, it sits in the center of the dashboard, underneath the other switches and controls.
Out on the trail before sunrise? Camping overnight? Our Pioneer 1000-5 Forest Edition features integrated LED bed lighting on both the left and right sides. (Available as an accessory on all other Pioneer 1000-5 models.)
The Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe, Trail, and Forest all feature a standard 12-volt power socket in the bed. Using a common “cigarette-lighter” style of outlet, it’s perfect for powering things like a spotlight, work light, sprayer, air compressor, 110-volt inverter and more.
Both our Pioneer 1000-5 Trail and Forest Editions come with an interior light that lights up the floor area of the cabin. It’s convenient, and a big help illuminating the under-dash storage area so you can find your items in low-light conditions.
Want to change the color of your Pioneer when hunting season rolls around? No problem. Our door and bedside panels can be easily swapped out for a different color scheme if and when you need it. This feature comes in particularly handy in case a panel sustains any damage on the job or trail.
To get the most out of your engine, you need the best air going into it. That’s why we positioned the air intake up high under the hood. It helps ensure a clean air supply, even at deeper fording depths, and with a viscous air filter element, you get increased performance and longer service intervals.
Tough, durable and built to enhance every driving experience — yes, we’re talking about the seat. Contoured for three passengers, the center seat is positioned up and forward to maximize space and comfort, and the covering is designed to resist both the elements and heavy use.
The instrument display is easy to read, with big, bright graphics. The display includes a clutch indicator and a battery-voltage readout too, in addition to speed, fuel level, RPM, transmission mode, water temperature, trip information and more.
All Pioneer 1000-5 models feature an integral rear-view mirror mounting bracket on the rollover protection structure. The mirror itself is standard equipment on the Pioneer 1000-5 Trail, and an available accessory on all other trims.
Even when you push your Pioneer 1000-5 to the limits, you compromise nothing. Just take the load-leveling suspension with cargo, passengers or both piled into the back — the rear suspension automatically adjusts to the weight change. So you maintain ground clearance, comfort and handling, without compromises.
Some of the most impressive Pioneer 1000-5 features are those you’ll never see. In addition to the suspension and ground clearance, we rubber-mounted the engine and exhaust system to insulate the cabin against excessive vibration. So while you may not see this feature, it’s one you will definitely notice.
With a tilt steering wheel designed to make getting in and out easier than ever, you’re ensured an even more comfortable driving experience. We’ve given the wheel a wide range of adjustments for optimum customization and a spring-loaded damper that makes tilting it a snap.
Our engineers have given the whole Pioneer 1000-5 lineup some big improvements when it comes to managing cabin heat. You’ll ride cooler and be more comfortable in warm-weather conditions.
Taking a cue from our Talon sport SxS models, we’ve made the Pioneer 1000-5 safety nets easy to connect and disconnect. And the mesh pattern optimizes air flow while helping provide passenger safety.
The Occupant Protection Structure uses large-diameter tubing, and meets ISO’s rollover protection standard. The hard doors and roll-up side nets help keep debris from entering the cabin, and auto-style three-point seatbelts are equipped with an emergency locking retractor mechanism, to help optimize passenger security. When you put this much safety first, fun is sure to follow.
The Pioneer’s uncompromising power helps take you further than ever before. The reliable disc brakes help you stop on a dime. Built to the same standard as you’d find in our autos, the four-wheel disc brakes help minimize debris build up, ensuring consistent performance and giving you confidence on the trail.
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