New 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 & Limited Edition Models + Changes Announced! + UPDATED PRICING! (includes 1000-5)

2017 Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 Info Review: Prices, Release Dates, Colors + More!

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 = LOADS of NEW Upgrades!

Honda finally let the cat out of the bag today and unveiled two new limited-edition versions of its popular flagship side-by-side, the Pioneer 1000-5 LE and Pioneer 1000 LE, both of which come with a new I-4WD system. Never before used in the powersports industry, this intelligent system is a direct result of Honda’s automotive-engineering prowess, and offers three great benefits: brake traction control, hill-start assist and electronic brake force distribution. Combined with the Pioneer 1000’s Torque Biasing Limited Slip differential, I-4WD can provide as much tractive force as a locking differential but with reduced steer effort and kickback. The result is excellent grip on a wide range of challenging surfaces, a more relaxed driving experience, and no need to stop and engage diff-lock.


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Both Limited Edition versions of the Pioneer 1000 also come with a host of additional upgrades to improve suspension performance, protection, convenience and style, while non-LE models also get several important improvements.


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“It’s exciting to share the news that Honda is bringing I-4WD differential technology to the side-by-side market for the first time,” said Lee Edmunds, Manager of Powersports Marketing Communications at American Honda. “To develop this intelligent system, Honda engineers collaborated with our automotive division and then tailored a system specifically for the rigors of the off-road environment. With I-4WD, the Pioneer 1000-5 LE and Pioneer 1000 LE set new industry standards, putting our flagship multipurpose side-by-side even further ahead of the competition in terms of performance and value.”


Changes on 2017 Pioneer 1000 / 2017 Pioneer 1000-5

Key Changes / Improvements for 2017 Pioneer 1000 & Pioneer 1000-5:

  • Memory function that retains the last transmission mode after engaging reverse
  • Winch harness now pre-wired
  • Thicker seat foam for improved comfort
  • Refined DCT control for even smoother acceleration from a stop

All-New 2017 Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition & 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition

Key Features & Differences on LE / Limited Edition Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 models:

  • Visual enhancements for more commanding presence
    • Red springs and A-arms, aluminum wheels, painted plastic bodywork, protection package
  • FOX QS3 adjustable shocks
  • Intelligent 4-Wheel Drive System (I-4WD)
    • SxS industry first and a direct result of Honda automotive engineering
    • Brake Traction Control
      • Always on in I-4WD, it constantly senses speed of the front wheels; applying brake force to slipping wheel
      • Combined with torque-sensing limited slip differential, I-4WD can provide as much drive force as a locking differential
      • Less steering effort
  • Hill Start Assist
    • Engaged with a dash mounted switch, the brake is momentarily held while transitioning to the accelerator from a stop on an incline
  • Electronic Brake Force Distribution
    • Optimizes front and rear brakes while coming to a stop—loaded or empty

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 Model Lineup Reviews:

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 Model Lineup PRICES / MSRP:

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 Price / MSRP: $14,199
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS Price / MSRP: $15,399
    • Phantom Camo: $16,199
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 LE Price / MSRP: $19,999
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Price / MSRP: $16,399
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Price / MSRP: $17,399
    • Phantom Camo: $18,199
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 LE Price / MSRP: $21,599

Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition / Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition

The Pioneer 1000 is already the industry’s benchmark multipurpose side-by-side, with the best engine, drivetrain and chassis, plus the market’s only automatic six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) gearbox. Now Honda introduces two new iterations—the five-person Pioneer 1000-5 LE and three-person Pioneer 1000 LE—that are the first powersports vehicles to come with I-4WD, an intelligent differential system that conveniently combines the four-wheel-drive and diff-lock functions into a single selection mode. I-4WD incorporates the industry’s first off-road brake traction control system to manage the amount of slip between left and right front wheels, applying torque to the wheel with greater grip. The result is excellent traction performance in tough off-road conditions, with reduced steer effort and kickback compared to standard diff-lock. In addition, LE models feature hill-start assist to brake while transitioning to the accelerator from a dead stop on an incline, and optimize brake force distribution between the front and rear brakes while coming to a stop—loaded or empty.

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 I-4WD Explained / Review of Specs

While I-4WD is the standout feature on the two new LE models, the rest of the list is impressive as well. Adjustable FOX QS3 shocks provide an even smoother ride and improved handling; with a simple turn of a dial, customers can tune the machine for different terrains or driving styles. A beefy new bumper highlights and protects the grill, and aluminum A-arm guards and skid plate protect the vehicle against rocks and debris. Convenience-minded additions include illuminated dash switches for nighttime use; transmission-mode memory function to retain Automatic, Sport or Manual mode after engaging reverse; a pre-wired winch harness, new cabin-storage compartments and cup holders in all four doors. There are even comfort- and style-focused improvements like thicker seat foam, painted bodywork, red springs and A-arms and substantial aluminum wheels.

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 Limited Edition Colors: Matte Gray Metallic (painted!)
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 Limited Edition Prices / MSRP: Releasing in December
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition Release Date: February 2017
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition Release Date: February 2017

Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe / Pioneer 1000-5 / Pioneer 1000 EPS / Pioneer 1000

Since its 2015 introduction, the Pioneer 1000 has established itself as the flagship in the Pioneer lineup, with a class-leading 999cc twin-cylinder engine and the industry’s first fully automatic six-speed Dual Clutch Transmission. For the 2017 model year, all versions of the Pioneer 1000—including the five-person Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe and Pioneer 1000-5, as well as the three-person Pioneer 1000 EPS and Pioneer 1000—have thicker seat foam for increased comfort, plus a winch-ready wiring harness. In addition, all Pioneer 1000 models get a new memory function that retains the last transmission mode after engaging reverse.

All Pioneer 1000 models still boast fully independent rear suspension and long suspension travel, as well as 2,000-pound towing capacities. In addition, the five-person models once again feature the exclusive QuickFlip® system that lets owners switch between seating arrangements for three, four or five people. Topping it all off are Honda’s legendary reputation for durability, quality and reliability.

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 Colors
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe: Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom Camo
    • Pioneer 1000-5: Red, Olive
    • Pioneer 1000 EPS: Red, Shale Blue, Honda Phantom Camo
    • Pioneer 1000: Red, Olive
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 Prices:
    • 2017 Pioneer 1000 / EPS / 1000-5 / 1000-5 Prices: Releasing in December
    • 2017 Pioneer 1000 / EPS / 1000-5 / 1000-5 Deluxe Release Dates: February 2017

2017 Pioneer 1000 Model Lineup Features

  • Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition
  • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe
  • Pioneer 1000-5
  • Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition
  • Pioneer 1000 EPS
  • Pioneer 1000

For the 2017 model year, Honda adds two new limited-edition versions of its popular flagship side-by-side, the Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition (LE) and Pioneer 1000 Limited Edition, both of which come with a new I-4WD system. Never before used in the powersports industry, this intelligent system is a direct result of Honda’s automotive-engineering prowess, and offers three great benefits: brake traction control, hill-start assist and electronic brake force distribution. Combined with the Pioneer 1000’s Torque Biasing Limited Slip differential, I-4WD can provide as much tractive force as a locking differential but with reduced steer effort and kickback. The result is excellent traction on a wide range of challenging surfaces, a more relaxed driving experience, and no need to stop and engage diff-lock. Both LE versions of the Pioneer 1000 also come with a host of additional upgrades to improve suspension performance, protection, convenience and style, while non-LE models also get several important improvements.

2017 Pioneer 1000 Engine / Transmission / Drivetrain

  • For 2017, Honda introduces two new iterations of its Pioneer 1000—the five-person Pioneer 1000-5 LE and three-person Pioneer 1000 LE—that are the first powersports vehicles to come with I-4WD, an intelligent differential system that conveniently combines the four-wheel-drive and diff-lock functions into a single selection mode.
  • The LE models’ I-4WD incorporates the industry’s first off-road brake traction control system to manage the amount of slip between left and right front wheels, applying torque to the wheel with greater grip. The result is excellent traction performance in tough off-road conditions, with reduced steer effort and kickback compared to standard diff-lock.
  • LE models feature hill-start assist to momentarily hold the brake while transitioning to the accelerator from a dead stop on an incline, and a system that automatically optimizes brake force distribution between the front and rear brakes while coming to a stop—loaded or empty.
  • All Pioneer 1000 models get a new memory function that retains the last transmission mode after engaging reverse.
  • All Pioneer 1000 models are powered by a 999cc parallel-twin engine with a Unicam® design like that of Honda’s legendary CRF motocross models, achieving high performance while simultaneously minimizing weight and bulk.
  • High-tech “roller rockers” have a roller that contacts the cam, greatly reducing friction and wear compared to standard rocker arms.
  • Longitudinal engine mounting eliminates unnecessary right angles in the driveline, ensuring an efficient transfer of power to the ground.
  • Engine and exhaust system are rubber-mounted to reduce vibration and noise.
  • To help the engine meet Honda’s unmatched reliability standards, the air inlet is positioned high under the hood, resulting in a clean supply of air and excellent clearance for water fording. The air-cleaner element is a viscous paper type, for exceptional filtration and a long service life.
  • Six-speed automatic Dual Clutch Transmission (DCT) on all six types; those equipped with EPS also have a sport mode switch and manual paddle shifters.
  • With DCT, an advanced shift logic monitors variables including throttle position and input, engine rpm, vehicle speed and brake input to determine driving style. During relaxed input, the transmission maintains a low rpm for a quiet cabin, low vibration and improved fuel efficiency. During more aggressive input, a higher rpm is held, maximizing engine torque and power. During inconsistent throttle input, transient detection logic prevents multiple up- and downshifts. When descents are detected, the transmission downshifts to provide true engine braking.
  • Changing DCT modes on the fly immediately alters the character of the machine, from quiet and relaxed to exciting and powerful.
  • Even in automatic mode, the driver can override the gear selection at any time by using the paddle shifters. The selected gear will be maintained for several seconds before the transmission seamlessly reverts to fully automatic shifting.

2017 Pioneer 1000 Chassis / Suspension

  • On LE models, adjustable FOX QS3 shocks provide an even smoother ride and improved handling; with a simple turn of a dial, customers can tune the machine for different terrains or driving styles.
  • LE models receive a beefy new bumper that highlights and protects the grill, while aluminum A-arm guards and a skid plate protect the vehicle against rocks and debris.
  • Convenience-minded additions to LE models include illuminated dash switches for nighttime use.
  • LE models come standard with new cabin-storage compartments and cup holders in all four doors.
  • Style-focused improvements on LE models include painted bodywork, red springs and A-arms and substantial aluminum wheels.
  • For the 2017 model year, all versions of the Pioneer 1000 have thicker seat foam for increased comfort, plus a winch-ready wiring harness.
  • All Pioneer 1000 models still boast fully independent rear suspension and long suspension travel, as well as 2,000-pound towing capacities.
  • All three five-person Pioneer 1000 models once again feature the exclusive QuickFlip® system that lets owners switch between seating arrangements for three, four or five people.
  • All Pioneer 1000 models come equipped with 27 in. tires. The Deluxe and LE models come standard with premium Maxxis Bighorn 2.0 tires, featuring radial construction for exceptional ride comfort and traction.
  • Standard on the five-person non-LE models (and available as an accessory for the three-person models) is a self-leveling rear suspension system, which automatically maintains the appropriate ride height when fully loaded, thereby maximizing ride comfort and maintaining consistent vehicle handling.
  • Pioneer 1000 EPS and all Pioneer 1000-5 models come with a sophisticated Electric Power Steering system (EPS) that reacts to both vehicle speed and steering input, delivering precise driving feedback while also reducing steering effort (and thus driver fatigue). This is true even with the front differential locked, as kickback at the steering wheel is reduced in technical terrain.
  • Tilt steering on all models with EPS.

Over 80 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 Accessories are available, including Cargo, Tops, Doors and Protection, designed specifically for the Pioneer.

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 Model Lineup Review / Specs | Buyer's Guide Comparison

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 Model Lineup / Options Explained:

To start with, the 2017 Pioneer 1000 model lineup is available in (6) different versions, (3) Pioneer 1000 models with a 3-seater configuration and three Pioneer 1000-5 models with a 5-seater capability.

Here are the (3) 2017 Pioneer 1000 model options / variations:

  • Pioneer 1000 (base model)

  • Pioneer 1000 EPS

    • What do you gain on the Pioneer 1000 EPS vs Pioneer 1000 Base Model? You get EPS (Electric Power Steering), tilt-steering wheel and color-matched body panels on the doors and bed. Next to the EPS, the biggest feature you also get on the EPS model is new transmission features! On the Pioneer 1000 Base Model you can put the DCT Automatic Transmission in D (Drive) and go. With the Pioneer 1000 EPS you get the added feature of being able to shift the transmission manually via Paddle-Shiters or you can still put the DCT Automatic Transmission in Auto-Mode if you’d like for it to shift automatically. You also have the “Sport” mode button you can click when it Auto-Mode. Other than those features, the 2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS and Pioneer 1000 Base Model are the same. 2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS Review – Click Here.
  • Pioneer 1000 LE / Limited Edition

    • What do you gain on the Pioneer 1000 LE vs Pioneer 1000 EPS? LOADS and LOADS of new features! Too many for me to breakdown in a little paragraph for this quick ‘Pioneer 1000 Model Differences / Buyer’s Guide’ so I’m going to break down the long laundry list of differences on the Pioneer 1000 LE / Limited Edition here: 2017 Pioneer 1000 LE Review – Click Here.

Here are the (3) 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 model options / variations:

  • Pioneer 1000-5 (base model)

  • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe

    • What do you gain on the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe vs Pioneer 1000-5 Base Model? This is where the Pioneer 1000-5 model differences and Pioneer 1000 model differences really break apart when you ‘upgrade’. On the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe you get 14″ Aluminum Wheels instead of the base models 12″ steel wheels. On top of the better wheels, you also get a more aggressive tire on the 1000-5 Deluxe with Maxxis Big Horn 2.0 tires on all four-corners (same size as base model at 27″). Similar to that of the Pioneer 1000 EPS, on the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe you also get color-matched body panels on all four-doors as well as the bed. You also get LED headlights which not only look awesome but are brighter than the standard models halogen bulbs. Other than those features, the 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe and Pioneer 1000-5 Base Model are the same. You can check out the 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe VS 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 LE VS 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Base Models Explained – Click Here.
  • Pioneer 1000-5 LE / Limited Edition

    • What do you gain on the Pioneer 1000-5 LE vs Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe? Just like I mentioned above on the Pioneer 1000 LE vs Pioneer 1000 EPS model – on the Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition vs 1000-5 Deluxe, the differences are HUGE and quite a few of them… Because of this, I can’t break it down in short paragraph form as I’m trying to keep this section somewhat short and then go into more detail on each individuals model review page. You can check out the 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 LE VS 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Differences Explained – Click Here.

2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 Model Lineup Comparison Chart


2017 Pioneer 1000 Specifications

Model 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 LE
(SXS10M5LE)
2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe
(SXS10M5D)
2017 Pioneer 1000-5
(SXS10M5P)
2017 Pioneer 1000 LE
(SXS10M3LE)
2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS
(SXS10M3P)
2017 Pioneer 1000
(SXS10M3)
Engine Type 999cc liquid-cooled Unicam® longitudinally mounted parallel-twin four-stroke; four valves per cylinder
Bore and Stroke 92.0mm x 75.15mm
Compression Ratio 10:01
Induction Fuel injection, 44mm throttle bodies
Ignition Full-transistorized ignition
Starter Electric
Clutch 2-Multiplate Wet
Transmission Six-speed automatic DCT w/ reverse and high/low
Driveline Direct front and rear driveshafts
Valve Train OHC, 4 valves per cylinder
SUSPENSION
Front Double wishbone; 10.6 in. travel
Rear Double wishbone; 10 in. travel
BRAKES
Front Hydraulic w/ two 210mm discs
Rear Hydraulic w/ two 210mm discs
TIRES
Front 27x9x14 27x9x12 27x9x14 27x9x12
Rear 27x11x14 27x11x12 27x11x14 27x11x12
Length 117.6 in. 116.6 in. 117.8 in. 116.8 in.
Width 63.0 in.
Height 76.4 in. 76.3 in. 76 in.
Ground Clearance  12.2 in. 12.4 in. 12.7 in.
Wheelbase 80.2 in.
Turning Radius 13.8 ft.
Towing Capacity 2,000 lbs.
Payload Capacity 1,000 lbs. / 600 lbs. (Models sold in CA)
Fuel Capacity  7.9 gal., including 1.7 gal. reserve
Colors Matte Gray Metallic Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom Camo Red, Olive Matte Gray Metallic Red, Shale Blue, Honda Phantom Camo Red, Olive
Curb Weight* 1,773 lbs. 1,709 lbs. 1,689 lbs. 1,642 lbs. 1,549 lbs. 1,526 lbs.
*Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and full tank of fuel—ready to ride
Meets current CARB and EPA off-road emissions standards
Recommended for riders 16 years of age and older

2017 Pioneer 1000 Pictures / Photo Gallery

Models Included:

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 LE / Limited Edition

2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Pictures / Photo Gallery

Models Included:

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 LE / Limited Edition


Larger 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 Pictures / Photo Gallery

Models Included:

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 LE / Limited Edition
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe
  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 LE / Limited Edition


  • Dan

    lots of new tech here…price will be interesting…not sure what to think about the auto 4×4…do we know if there will be an over ride that still allows us to lock the front and rear manually?

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