2018 Honda Pioneer 1000

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READY FOR ADVENTURE. NOT COMPROMISE.

This year’s Honda Pioneer 1000 lineup is a perfect example. These great side-by-sides got it right the first time in terms of comfort, handling, hauling, and user-friendly features.

Comfort

  • 3-PERSON CONTOURED BENCH SEAT: 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.
  • LCD DISPLAY: The multi-function LCD dash display is large enough to host loads of information, in an easy-to-read way, like speed and fuel level. RPM and transmission mode. Fuel gauge, water temperature, trip information and more. It even includes a clock, so you’ll always know when it’s time for some fun.
  • CHASSIS REFINEMENTS: Some of the most impressive Pioneer 1000 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.
  • SELF-LOAD LEVELING REAR SUSPENSION: 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.

Handling and Control

  • PADDLE SHIFTING: 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
  • INDEPENDENT FRONT AND REAR SUSPENSION: 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.
  • TURF/2WD/4WD/DIFF LOCK: 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 the DLX model, you get Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires with radial construction and premium style.
  • ELECTRONIC BRAKEFORCE DISTRIBUTION (NEW): Heading down a hill? Is the bed loaded or empty? Honda’s new 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 on all Pioneer 1000 LE models.)

Power and Performance

  • POWERFUL 999 CC TWIN-CYLINDER ENGINE: Class-leading displacement in a compact engine size. The 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin utilizes the same Unicam® cylinder head design found in our motocross bikes and features electronic fuel injection, so you get reliable power and performance, wherever the adventure takes you.
  • FULLY-AUTOMATIC SIX-SPEED DCT TRANSMISSION: Drive the way you want, with the industry’s first 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.
  • HIGH/LOW SUBTRANSMISSION: 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.
  • 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.
  • 2,000-POUND TOWING CAPACITY: Call it 2,000 pounds, or call it 1 ton. Ether 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.
  • HILL START ASSIST (NEW): Need to stop on a steep uphill? Honda’s new Hill Start Assist automatically holds the Pioneer 1000 LE in position while you move your foot from the brake pedal to the accelerator—there’s no roll-back drama.

Safety

  • FOUR-WHEEL DISC BRAKES: 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 minimize debris from building up, ensuring consistent performance, and giving you confidence on the trail.
  • DRIVER/PASSENGER PROTECTION: The Occupant Protection Structure uses large-diameter tubing, and meets OSHA’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.

Versatility

  • ENGINE AIR INTAKE: 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 new viscous air filter element, you get increased performance and longer service intervals.
  • 600-POUND-CAPACITY TILT BED: There are a ton of reasons to buy a Pioneer 1000. Among them: the 600 pound towing 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.

General Information

Manufacturer Honda
Model Year 2018
Model Pioneer 1000
Model Code SXS10M3LJ
Color Olive

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 210 mm hydraulic disc

Rear - 210 mm hydraulic disc

Tires

Front - 27 x 9-12

Rear - 27 x 11-12

Dimensions

Length 116.8 in.
Height 76 in.
Width 63 in.
Weight Curb - 1,526 lb. - Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel.
Ground Clearance 12.7 in.
Wheelbase 80.2 in.
Turning Radius 13.8 ft.

Drivetrain

Transmission Fully-Automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) with six forward gears and Reverse. Four drive modes include 2WD, 4WD, Turf and Differential lock.
Drive System Direct front and rear driveshafts

Engine

Engine Twin-cylinder, Unicam® four-stroke
Displacement 999 cc
Bore x Stroke 92.0 x 75.15 mm
Compression Ratio 10:1
Fuel System Fuel Injection (PGM-FI), 44 mm throttle body
Fuel Tank Capacity 7.9 gal. (1.7-gal. reserve)
Ignition Full-transistorized with electronic advance
Cooling Liquid
Fuel Type Unleaded
Cylinders 2

Operational

Seating 3
Suspension

Front - Independent double-wishbone; 10.6 in. travel

Rear - Independent double-wishbone; 10 in. travel

Cargo Box Capacity 600 lb.
Towing Capacity 2,000 lb.

Other

Additional Colors

Red

Olive

Warranty One year transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan.