NEW 2017 Honda Pioneer 700 & 500 Model Changes – Announcement Review

– 2017 Side by Side ATV / UTV Review of Models: Prices, Specs, Release Dates + More! –

Today: July 14, 2016 Honda has officially let the cat out of the bag on the following models:

Below, you’ll read about the fact that Honda didn’t release 2017 Pioneer 1000 details in this announcement nor did they release an all-new model like many of us were anticipating with some of the recent patent documents filed that I have covered in past blog posts. The 2017 Pioneer 1000 announcement will take place in November. There was something from Honda that really stuck out in this announcement:

Honda when announcing the date for the 2017 1000cc side by side announcement date made a statement that is something you should be excited about… What is this you may be asking? Honda stated that there’s a “Full model change that’s a true GAME CHANGER!”. Will this be the 2017 1000 cc Sport side by side / UTV that we’ve all been dreaming about? Will Honda release a reliable sport side by side with big horsepower to go toe-to-toe with Polaris, Yamaha, Can-Am etc for 2017? They could be referring to another model segment but only time will tell… The upside though is that November is only a few months away for the next 2017 side by side announcement and then the next motorcycle model lineup announcement will take place on August 11th and then we’ll know more. Want to be the first to know? Follow my Blog for more updates.

For 2017, the Pioneer 700 models including the 700 & 700-4 will be returning to the model lineup. Honda decided to mix it up a little bit though and bring a Deluxe package to the 700’s similar to the Deluxe version of the Pioneer 1000 / 1000-5 models.

2017 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe Review / Specs - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

2017 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe Camo - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

The Deluxe model brings you paddle shifters with the option of flipping from Automatic to Manual Shift so you can hold a certain gear etc. The Deluxe Pioneer 700 & 700-4 also give you EPS (Electric Power Steering). It bumps the fun factor up another notch with the Pioneer 700 side by side models as to me the automatic transmission can get boring from time to time. Don’t get me wrong, an automatic is nice to have from time to time but I’d rather sacrifice the comfort of an automatic transmission for the fun of having paddle shifters but thankfully for 2017 you don’t have to weigh out the pros and cons as to which model to get based solely on its transmission.

Painted Plastics / Body Panels for the 2017 Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Deluxe models too! That’s one interesting tidbit of information that can easily get lost in the other new changes for the Pioneer 700 models but to me that’s a biggie! As anyone that has owned an ATV or side by side / SxS / UTC etc over the years no matter what brand it is, keeping the plastics looking good after that first trip in the woods is next to impossible! Thanks to them being painted now, it’s going to be a lot easier to keep looking good years down the road. Honda is also doing this for the first time on the 2017 FourTrax Foreman Rubicon Deluxe.

All Pioneer 700 models received changes on the front-end including a new bumper and headlights. You can now purchase Honda’s LED headlights from the Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe to bolt right in the Pioneer 700 models now!

2017 Honda Pioneer 500 Review of Specs - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

Now, let’s get to the 2017 Pioneer 500. The Pioneer 500 is now available with the same style MT / AT Automatic Transmission that I mentioned above for the 700. From 2015 – 2016, the Pioneer 500 was only available with a Manual Transmission to where you always had to change gears by clicking up and down via the paddle shifters. Personally, I loved that feature but we did have a lot of people that wanted an Automatic Transmission option on the Pioneer 500 so Honda decided to listen to feedback from customers. The upside now is that you get the best of both worlds, the automatic feature for when you don’t want to change gears and then when you want to have a little fun and wring her neck it bumps the fun factor up a notch when you can hold each gear as long as you want without a computer controlling it. The Pioneer 500 also received another upgrade in the suspension department with new dual-rate springs offer a smoother and better ride with more confidence in overall handling.

Below… You’ll find a breakdown on all of the changes for both the 2017 Pioneer 700 & 500 models and what the new Deluxe feature gives you a little further down the page.

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 Changes - Paddle Shifters / Manual Transmission - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

2017 Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Transmission Changes


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2017 Pioneer 500: New Automatic / Manual Transmission

2017 Pioneer 1000 Release Date / Update

Where’s the 2017 Pioneer 1000 info?

The 2017 Honda Pioneer 1000 / 1000-5 model lineup information regarding specs and or any possible changes & upgrades will not be released until November.

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 Specs / Info Release – November

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000 EPS Specs / Info Release – November

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Specs / Info Release – November

  • 2017 Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Specs / Info Release – November

If you follow my blog here at HondaProKevin.com then you would have seen that I pegged this 2017 side by side release date over a month ago as well as many other new model releases, news etc before any other online publication. Want the latest 2017 Pioneer 1000 side by side News / Updates? Subscribe and follow my blog for the latest info!


Overview of 2017 Pioneer 500 & 700 Model Changes

I’ll be covering these details more in depth shortly…

2017 Pioneer 500 Changes / Upgrade Overview

2017 Honda Pioneer 500 Review / Specs & Changes - HP & TQ, Price, Colors - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle 4x4

  • New Dual-Rate Front & Rear Springs / Suspension
  • New Automatic Transmission with switch to Change from Manual to Automatic similar to Pioneer 1000 & ATV DCT Models
  • New Green color added

2017 Pioneer 500 Features & Benefits

FEATURE DETAIL BENEFIT
New fully automatic transmission  Retains steering-column-mounted paddle shifters for manual mode or overriding automatic mode on the fly  Simplicity of no shifting, with option of manual shifting when desired
New ratio for first gear (previously called low)  3.615:1  Improves shift feel and driveability
 Narrow body  50 inches wide  Fits in a full-size pickup bed; suitable for width-restricted recreational trails
 Compact chassis length  102.5-inch overall, 73.1-inch wheelbase  Tight turning radius
 New dual-rate suspension springs  Variable spacing of coils  Resists bottoming on larger obstacles
 Fuel-injected engine  475cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder  Great performance, excellent fuel efficiency
 Hydraulic disc brakes front and rear  Dual 200mm front, single 170mm rear  Confident braking
 Large, flat rear carrier  Multiple hook points, 450 lb. load capacity  Simplifies securing loads
 Twist-action door-release knob  Door and net open as one  Easy entry and exit
New ROHVA-established safety enhancements Optimized shape of torso bars for driver, passenger Improves safety, eases entry/exit
Colors Green, Red, Honda Phantom Camo

2017 Pioneer 500 Specifications

ENGINE
Type 475cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke 92.0mm x 71.5mm
Compression Ratio 9.5:1
Induction Fuel injection (PGM-FI), 36mm throttle body
Ignition Full-transistorized
Starter Electric
Clutch Automatic
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission Electric-shift five speed + reverse
Final Drive Direct front and rear driveshafts
CHASSIS
Front Suspension Independent double wishbone; 5.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension Independent double wishbone; 5.9 in. travel
Front Brake Dual hydraulic 200mm discs
Rear Brake Single hydraulic 170mm disc
Front Tire 24 x 8 – 12
Rear Tire 24 x 10 – 12
GEOMETRY / MEASUREMENTS 
Length 102.6 inches
Width 50.0 inches
Height 71.3 inches
Ground Clearance 8.5 inches
Wheelbase 73.0 inches
Turning Radius 12.8 feet
Towing Capacity 1,000 pounds
Payload Capacity 450 pounds
Fuel Capacity 4.1 gallons including (1.1 gal. reserve)
Curb Weight 1,025 pounds

2017 Pioneer 700 Deluxe / Changes & Upgrade Overview

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 Deluxe Camo - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 Deluxe Review / Specs & Changes - HP & TQ, Price, Colors - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle 4x4 - SXS700 / SXS700M2

2017 Pioneer 700 Deluxe

  • Electric Power Steering
  • New Paddle Shifters with Auto Mode
    • Paddle Shifters with switch to Change from Manual to Automatic similar to Pioneer 1000 & ATV DCT Models
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • New Red Springs / Suspension similar to Rubicon Deluxe models
  • Pioneer 700 & 700 Deluxe both have New front bumper as well as the option to add LED headlights from Honda’s Genuine Accessory catalog

2017 Pioneer 700 / 700-4 Features & Benefits

Automatic transmission with new manual mode on Deluxe models Steering-column-mounted paddle shifters Choose between automatic and manual via a toggle switch; override automatic shift points on the fly
New aluminum wheels on Deluxe models 12-inch diameter Improves appearance
New electric power steering on Deluxe models Assist rate varies based on speed and steering input (first time on a Pioneer 700) Lighter steering
New colored-matched suspension springs on Deluxe models Spring matches color of A-arms Improves appearance
New painted plastic on Deluxe models Two colors available for each Deluxe model Bright, durable finish
New bumper, fascia, graphics Shorter shape More aggressive appearance, now accepts accessory LED headlights
QuickFlip™ seating on 700-4 models Stowaway rear-seat design Convert between seating for two, three and four passengers
Long-travel suspension 7.9 in. front; 9.1 in. rear Plush ride in rough conditions, great ground clearance
New ROHVA-established safety enhancements Optimized shape of torso bars for driver, passenger Improves safety, eases entry/exit
Colors Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe – Honda Phantom Camo®, Silver Metallic; Pioneer 700-4 – Red; Pioneer 700 Deluxe – Blue, Honda Phantom Camo, Pioneer 700 – Red
2017 Honda Pioneer 700 / 500 Transmission Review of Specs - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

2017 Pioneer Automatic / Manual Transmission Switch

2017 Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe / Changes & Upgrade Overview

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Review / Specs & Changes - HP & TQ, Price, Colors - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle 4x4

  • Electric Power Steering
  • New Paddle Shifters with Auto Mode
    • Paddle Shifters with switch to Change from Manual to Automatic similar to Pioneer 1000 & ATV DCT Models
  • Aluminum Wheels
  • New Red Springs / Suspension similar to Rubicon Deluxe models
  • Pioneer 700-4 & 700-4 Deluxe both have New front bumper as well as the option to add LED headlights from Honda’s Genuine Accessory catalog

2017 Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Specifications

ENGINE
Type 675cc liquid-cooled OHV longitudinally mounted single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore x Stroke 102.0mm x 82.6mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Induction Fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle body
Ignition Full-transistorized
Starter Electric
Clutch Automatic
DRIVETRAIN
Transmission Automotive-style w/ hydraulic torque converter, three forward gears + reverse; three drive modes include 2WD, 4WD and 4WD w/ differential lock
Final Drive Direct front and rear driveshafts
CHASSIS
Front Suspension Independent double wishbone; 7.9 in. travel
Rear Suspension Independent double wishbone; 9.1 in. travel
Front Brake Dual hydraulic 200mm discs
Rear Brake Single hydraulic 170mm disc
Front Tire 25 x 8 – 12
Rear Tire 25 x 10 – 12
GEOMETRY / MEASUREMENTS
Length Pioneer 700-4 – 114.8 inches / Pioneer 700 – 114.7 inches
Width 59.7 inches
Height Pioneer 700-4 – 78.5 inches / Pioneer 700 – 77.6 inches
Ground Clearance 10.7 inches
Wheelbase 76.8 inches
Turning Radius 14.8 feet
Towing Capacity 1,500 pounds
Payload Capacity 1,000 pounds
Fuel Capacity 7.9 gallons (including 1.2 gal. reserve)
Curb Weight Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe – 1,426 lbs / Pioneer 700-4 – 1,411 lbs / Pioneer 700 Deluxe – 1,283 lbs / Pioneer 700 – 1,268 lbs

Safety Changes to Pioneer 500 & 700 Models:

  • New driver seatbelt interlock keeps your Pioneer under 15 MPH if the driver doesn’t have the seatbelt fastened
  • New passenger & driver safety torso bars to help keep the passengers seated in case of an accident

2017 Honda Pioneer Review of Safety Changes - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle


2017 Honda Pioneer Model Lineup Prices & Release Dates

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 Prices / MSRP:

  • 2017 Pioneer 700 – $10,499 (SXS700M2H)
    • 2017 Pioneer 700 Deluxe – $11,899 (SXS700M2DH)
  • 2017 Pioneer 700 Release Date – October, 2016

2017 Pioneer 700-4 Prices / MSRP:

  • 2017 Pioneer 700-4 – $12,099 (SXS700M4H)
    • 2017 Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe – $13,499 (SXS700M4DH)
  • 2017 Pioneer 700 Release Date – October, 2016

2017 Pioneer 500 Prices / MSRP:

  • 2017 Pioneer 500 – $8,999 (SXS500M2H)
    • Phantom Camo – $9,599
  • 2017 Pioneer 500 Release Date – September, 2016

2017 Honda Pioneer Model Lineup Colors

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 & 700-4 Specs - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

2017 Pioneer 700 & 700-4 (Base Models)

2017 Honda Pioneer 700 Colors:

  • Red

2017 Pioneer 700 Deluxe Colors:

  • Diver Blue
  • Phantom Camo
New 2017 Honda Pioneer 700 - 4 Review of Specs / Changes - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS

2017 Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe (Matte Silver) / 2017 Pioneer 700 Deluxe (Diver Blue)

2017 Honda Pioneer 700-4 Colors:

  • Red

2017 Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe Colors:

  • Matte Silver
  • Phantom Camo

2017 Pioneer 500 Colors:

  • Green
  • Red
  • Phantom Camo
2017 Honda Pioneer 500 Review of Specs - Side by Side ATV / UTV / SxS / Utility Vehicle

2017 Pioneer 500 Colors: Green, Red, Phantom Camo


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    So Honda is going 1983 Corvette on the Pioneer 1000?

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