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2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 & Pioneer 1000-5 Review / Specs

It’s FINALLY here guys… Say hello to the New 2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 and 2022 Pioneer 1000-5 UTV / SxS models! On this page, we’re going to review all of the new changes to the 2022 Pioneer 1000 side by side model lineup and go over all of the details you need to know about. Everything from the new features the 2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 has to new accessories and a lot more! I’ll have video reviews of the new 2022 Pioneer 1000 models over at very soon, so make sure to head over there and subscribe because I’ve got a lot of new Honda Pioneer videos on the way. Plus, it’s another way for you to keep up-to-date with what’s coming down the pipeline as we talked about these new Pioneer 1000 and Talon 1000 changes months ago in this video here, months before their “official” announcements.

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2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Model Lineup / Trim Levels

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Model Lineup Review / Specs

Honda offers the Pioneer 1000 in the following four trim levels, each of which is available in both three and five-seat versions, for eight different choices to satisfy every need:

  • Pioneer 1000 EPS (3-seater): Keeping value front-of-mind, Honda outfits the EPS with steel 14-inch wheels. Both the three- and five-seat EPS versions also benefit from platform-wide updates like increased power, updated transmission, new meter and door nets, beverage holders and more.
    • Pioneer 1000 EPS Price / MSRP: $16,699
    • Pioneer 1000 EPS Colors: Red, Olive Green

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 EPS Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe (3-seater): Designed for maximum versatility, the Deluxe versions have Black-aluminum wheels. An in-bed accessory outlet is provided, and the five-person version comes with self-leveling rear suspension.
    • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe Price / MSRP: $18,099
    • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe Colors: Gray Resin, Red, Olive Green

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Deluxe Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000 Forest (3-seater): To ensure passage through rugged conditions, the three- and five-seat Forest versions both come standard with a winch, and black-aluminum wheels look good even in the dirtiest conditions. Standard dual bed lights make finding gear easier in low-light conditions, and an in-bed accessory outlet allows use of electric devices. Self-leveling rear suspension adjusts to different cargo loads, and i-4WD is standard. The Forest versions also come with a full front bumper.
    • Pioneer 1000 Forest Price / MSRP: $20,099
    • Pioneer 1000 Forest Colors: Phantom Camo

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Forest Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000 Trail (3-seater): To facilitate enjoyment of the outdoors with friends and family, the Trail (three-seater and five-seater) features FOX Quick Switch 3 shocks, as well as aluminum cut-contrast wheels. A ROPS-mounted rear-view mirror is standard for keeping track of other drivers and to facilitate reverse maneuvers. A winch is standard, and an in-bed accessory outlet is provided as well. The Trail versions also come with Honda’s high-tech i-4WD.
    • Pioneer 1000 Trail Price / MSRP: $20,099
    • Pioneer 1000 Trail Colors: Matte Silver

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Trail Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000-5 EPS (5-seater): Keeping value front-of-mind, Honda outfits the EPS with steel 14-inch wheels. Both the three- and five-seat EPS versions also benefit from platform-wide updates like increased power, updated transmission, new meter and door nets, beverage holders and more.
    • Pioneer 1000-5 EPS Price / MSRP: $18,099
    • Pioneer 1000-5 EPS Colors: Red, Olive Green

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 EPS Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe (5-seater): Designed for maximum versatility, the Deluxe versions have Black-aluminum wheels. An in-bed accessory outlet is provided, and the five-person version comes with self-leveling rear suspension.
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Price / MSRP: $19,499
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Colors: Reactor Blue, Red, Olive Green

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000-5 Forest (5-seater): To ensure passage through rugged conditions, the three- and five-seat Forest versions both come standard with a winch, and black-aluminum wheels look good even in the dirtiest conditions. Standard dual bed lights make finding gear easier in low-light conditions, and an in-bed accessory outlet allows use of electric devices. Self-leveling rear suspension adjusts to different cargo loads, and i-4WD is standard. The Forest versions also come with a full front bumper.
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Forest Price / MSRP: $21,499
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Forest Colors: Phantom Camo

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Forest Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

  • Pioneer 1000-5 Trail (5-seater): To facilitate enjoyment of the outdoors with friends and family, the Trail (three-seater and five-seater) features FOX Quick Switch 3 shocks, as well as aluminum cut-contrast wheels. A ROPS-mounted rear-view mirror is standard for keeping track of other drivers and to facilitate reverse maneuvers. A winch is standard, and an in-bed accessory outlet is provided as well. The Trail versions also come with Honda’s high-tech i-4WD.
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Trail Price / MSRP: $21,499
    • Pioneer 1000-5 Trail Colors: Matte Silver

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Trail Review / Specs - Side by Side / UTV / SxS 4x4

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Feature Comparison Chart











Electric Power Steering





Tilt Wheel / Paddle Shift





Under-seat/Under-dash Storage





Tumbler-Size Cup Holders





In-Door Cup Holders





Rear-View Mirror





Front Bumper





Cabin Lighting





Cargo Bed Lighting





Accessory Outlet in Cargo Bed





Pre-Wired Accessory Connector





Accessory Switch Panel





4,500 lb. Winch





14” Wheels

Aluminum (Cut)

Aluminum (Black)

Aluminum (Black)


FOX QS3 Shocks





Self-Leveling Rear Suspension



X  (5P only)



2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Changes / Updates

For the new model year, Honda has made a number of upgrades to the already-capable Pioneer 1000 platform:

  • Increased Power: Thanks to revised valve timing and an updated throttle-body plate setting, all Pioneer 1000 versions benefit from increased power in the middle and upper rpm ranges, for improved acceleration and increased towing capacity. The size of the cooling fan has been increased correspondingly.
  • Transmission Updates: All Pioneer 1000 versions receive updated gear ratios to match the increased power output, and changes were made to improve shifting action, with reduced shock during gear changes.
  • Added Storage: On Pioneer Trail, Forest and Deluxe versions, the under-seat storage area has been enlarged at the opening, making it easier to put in and remove objects. In addition, a handy new storage area has been added below the dash, with contents secured via cargo nets.
  • Beverage Holders: The dash-positioned cup holders on all Pioneer 1000 versions have been redesigned to hold tumbler-size cups up to 30 ounces. In-door drink-bottle holders are also provided in all doors (including rear doors on five-seat versions).
  • New Door Nets: All Pioneer 1000 versions now have door nets with a simplified mounting structure and a finer mesh pattern for improved visibility.
  • Pre-wired Accessory Connector: For all Pioneer 1000 versions, a pre-wired panel is provided under the hood to simplify installation of Honda and aftermarket electronic accessories.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Dash / Controls / Interior

  • Dash Switch Panel: Also to facilitate clean installation of electronic accessories, pre-wired switches are integrated in the dash on all Pioneer 1000 versions except the EPS. On all trim levels including EPS, unwired blanks are integrated in the dash for additional accessories.
  • In-bed Outlet: The Pioneer 1000 Trail, Forest and Deluxe versions now have a handy 12-volt accessory receptacle in the bed, enabling use of electronic devices like coolers, work lights, food warmers, sprayers, air compressors and more.
  • Winch: The Pioneer 1000 Trail and Forest come standard with a 4,500 lb. capacity winch for removing obstacles, and providing peace of mind in rugged conditions.
  • New Meter: All Pioneer 1000 versions now have a new dash meter with modernized styling. Added functions include clutch indicator, battery voltage and CAN communication.
  • Rear-view Mirror: The Pioneer 1000 Trail versions come standard with a rear-view mirror mounted on the rollover protection system. All other Pioneer 1000 versions have the mirror bracket pre-installed for simple accessory installation.
  • Bed/interior Lights: The Pioneer 1000 Trail and Forest now have a new interior light that illuminates the floor area. (The Pioneer 1000 Deluxe and EPS have a punchout for easy accessory installation.) For locating gear in low-light conditions – for example, selecting a fishing lure – the Pioneer 1000 Forest also comes with dual bed lights. (All other versions have a bed-light punchout.)
  • Wheels: All versions come with 14-inch wheels – aluminum cut-contrast on the Trail, black aluminum on the Forest and Deluxe, steel on the EPS. OTR Dirt Master tires are standard.
  • Sealed Cabin: On all Pioneer 1000 versions, a number of measures were taken to isolate the driver and passengers from engine heat, as well as external debris and moisture.
  • Styling: All Pioneer 1000 versions have a new grill and fascia, along with updated graphics. The Honda Powersports wing logo is now featured in the center of the steering wheel.

2022 Pioneer 1000 Design & Styling

The Pioneer 1000 lineup receives a number of aesthetic- and comfort-focused improvements for the new model year. For example, a new front grill and bumper, along with distinctive Honda emblems and decals, set the 2022 Pioneer 1000 family apart from previous generations. In addition, all versions come with tilt steering to adjust to different body sizes, and with a thickly padded foam seat for maximum comfort in all driving conditions.

For 2022, all Pioneer 1000 versions come with six-ply OTR Dirt Master tires mounted on 14-inch wheels (cut-contrast aluminum for the Trail, black aluminum for the Forest and Deluxe, steel for the EPS), and halogen headlights are standard, providing superb illumination when the sun goes down.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Trail Ride Review

As before, all five-seat iterations are equipped with Honda’s exclusive QuickFlip seat system, which enables users to switch between seating arrangements for three, four or five people. When the two rear seats aren’t needed, they can be folded down to allow additional room in the bed for cargo. Bed capacity is 1,000 lbs. (600 lbs. Calif.) and fuel tank capacity is 7.9 gal., including reserve (1.2 gallons for five-seaters, 1.7 gallons for three-seaters).

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Forest - Action

Door nets are redesigned to make door operation simpler and have a new, finer mesh pattern to improve visibility. An all-new, black-on-white digital dash display has a more modern appearance and adds indicators for clutch engagement and battery voltage. In addition to four door-mounted cupholders, a new cupholder in the dash holds a tumbler-style container up to 30 ounces in size. The Pioneer 1000 Trail comes with a ROPS-mounted rear-view mirror, while the other versions have a bracket for easy accessory installation.

2022 Pioneer 1000 Engine & Drivetrain

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Engine Specs: Horsepower & Torque Performance Increase

As before, all iterations of the Pioneer 1000 are powered by a 999 cc liquid-cooled parallel-twin four-stroke engine with a Unicam cylinder-head arrangement and four valves per cylinder. Compared to the 2021 model, changes to the valve timing and throttle-body settings result in more midrange and upper-rpm horsepower without sacrificing the engine’s smooth delivery. Acceleration is improved as a result, and towing capacity has increased by 25 percent, to 2,500 pounds.

  • 2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Performance Info
    • 2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Horsepower: 76.8 HP (57.3 kW)
      • Previous generation: 72 HP (53.7 kW)
    • 2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Torque: TBA
    • 2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Top Speed: TBA
      • Previous generation: 67 MPH 

Also used in the legendary CRF motocross models, Honda’s Unicam design utilizes lightweight “roller rockers” that are activated by the camshaft and in turn operate the valves. A roller contacts the cam, minimizing friction and wear compared to standard rocker arms. The design not only produces significant horsepower and torque, it also shrinks overall engine size and weight. These factors allow for a roomier cabin design and lower the vehicle’s center of gravity, thereby improving handling.

Longitudinal engine mounting eliminates unnecessary power-robbing right angles in the driveline, ensuring that more of the engine’s output is transmitted to the wheels. The engine and exhaust system are rubber-mounted to reduce vibration and noise.

For 2022, a larger radiator fan and added cabin shielding better dissipate and deflect engine heat, enhancing driver and passenger comfort.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 DCT Transmission

With increased engine power on tap for 2022, Honda’s engineers revised the transmission gear ratios to be wider overall, with more pulling power at lower speeds. This contributes to the increased towing capacity, allowing users to pull larger loads.

Honda DCT Automatic Review of Specs / Dual Clutch Transmission

Honda’s legendary automatic Dual Clutch Transmission is standard on all Pioneer 1000 versions. DCT provides the durability and efficiency of a conventional manual transmission but can change gears automatically, upshifting and downshifting without driver input.

Functionally, the DCT has two coaxial main shafts and two automatic clutches, one for the odd numbered gears (1/3/5) and one for the even-numbered gears (2/4/6). The digital programming monitors numerous variables, including throttle position, air temperature, air pressure, engine rpm, vehicle speed, brake input and driving style, then calculates when to shift.

Honda DCT Automatic Review of Specs / Dual Clutch Transmission

For example, when the driver’s input is relaxed, the DCT shifts at lower engine rpm for a quiet cabin, minimal vibration, optimal fuel efficiency, reduced drivetrain load and freer suspension action. With more aggressive driver input, higher engine speeds are maintained before shifting, maximizing engine torque and power. When descents are detected, the transmission downshifts to provide confidence-inspiring engine braking. For 2022, Honda’s engineers fine-tuned the DCT’s algorithm to reduce the shock imparted by the hydraulic controls, for enhanced occupant comfort.

Honda DCT Automatic Review of Specs / Dual Clutch Transmission

Two automatic shifting modes allow the driver to tune the driving behavior of the Pioneer 1000, with Sport mode executing gear changes at higher rpm than Standard mode. The former mode is more dynamic, the latter more relaxed.

Drivers also have the option of selecting Manual mode and making gear changes via paddle shifters mounted on the steering column. (The paddle shifters can also be used to force gear changes while driving in automatic modes, for example to initiate engine braking when approaching a corner.)

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Gauges / Meter Display / Speedometer / Steering Wheel - Interior

A notable convenience is the Pioneer 1000’s DCT memory function, which returns the transmission to the most recent drive mode when resuming forward motion after reverse is engaged.

Engine power is routed through the DCT to the wheels via direct front and rear driveshafts. All 2022 Pioneer 1000 versions come standard with Honda’s torque-biasing, limited-slip differential. Turf Mode utilizes two-wheel drive and the limited-slip rear differential to protect lawns and other sensitive surfaces.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Technology

First introduced in 2017, Honda’s exclusive i-4WD system (“intelligent four-wheel drive”), is standard equipment on the 2022 Pioneer 1000 Trail and Forest models. This ingenious system combines the four-wheel-drive and differential-locking functions into a single selection mode, resulting in unparalleled benefits.

Brake-traction control manages the amount of slip between the left and right front wheels, applying torque where grip is greater. The result is superior traction in challenging conditions, with the added benefit of reduced steering effort and minimal kickback compared to standard locking differentials.

In addition to managing driving forces, the system also works with stopping power, automatically optimizing braking forces between the front and rear wheels depending on where grip is greatest. This is a considerable benefit given the changing traction dynamics of rough trails and differing loads, and it’s one that locking differentials don’t offer.

In summary, i-4WD provides a much more relaxed driving experience – not to mention, there’s no need to stop and engage a locking differential.

To simplify re-starting after stops on ascents, the driver has the option of pressing a Hill Start Assist button (HSA) on the dash, thereby temporarily holding the vehicle in place without the need to apply pressure on the brake pedal. As a result, more mental bandwidth can be dedicated to modulating the throttle to resume motion.

2022 Pioneer 1000 Suspension & Chassis

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Forest - Action

All Pioneer 1000 iterations have an 80.2-inch wheelbase and a 13.8-foot turning radius. For 2022, considerable effort went into reducing steering effort.


While vehicle ground clearance varies between trim levels, fully independent, long-travel, double-wishbone front and rear suspension is standard across the entire platform. Suspension travel is 10.6 inches in front, 10.0 inches at the rear.

  • Pioneer 1000 Trail (includes 1000-5):
    • For high-performance handling during dynamic driving, the sporty Pioneer 1000 Trail (both three-seat and five-seat versions) has adjustable FOX Quick Switch 3 Shocks, tuned to provide excellent handling across a broad range of conditions. The shocks have a simple dial to selectively tune the compression and rebound settings for differing terrain and driving styles.
  • Pioneer 1000 Forest (includes 1000-5): 
    • To adapt to varying loads (for example, when an eight-point buck doubles the cargo weight for the drive out of the woods back to the truck), both the three- and five-person Pioneer 1000 Forest feature with a self-leveling rear suspension design that automatically maintains the appropriate ride height. Front shocks are KYB, while rear are ZF Sachs. New dual-rate front springs provide progressive control.
  • Pioneer 1000 Deluxe (includes 1000-5): 
    • Like the Forest, the Deluxe has KYB shocks with dual-rate front springs. The Deluxe also has triple-rate rear springs, and the five-person version features self-leveling rear suspension. (The three-seater has rear shocks with adjustable preload.)
  • Pioneer 1000 EPS (includes 1000-5): 
    • The value-conscious EPS has KYB front shocks with dual-rate springs. The five-person version has new rear shocks with adjustable preload and dual-rate springs, whereas the three-person version has no rear preload adjustability.


Braking chores are handled by sure-footed, confidence-inspiring hydraulic disc brakes with 210 mm rotors on all four wheels.       

Electric Power Steering

EPS is standard across the Pioneer 1000 lineup. The ECU-controlled system monitors vehicle speed, steering input from the driver and – new for 2022 – the steering shaft angle. The system then fine-tunes feedback to the driver, reducing driving fatigue. Steering effort is greatly reduced, and the steering wheel centers more efficiently following a cornering maneuver. When using four-wheel drive in challenging terrain, EPS significantly reduces harsh kickback.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Trail Winch / Front Bumper


Rec/utility side-by-side customers aren’t known for babying their vehicles, and the Pioneer 1000 is ready to withstand hard use and rugged conditions. For 2022, more-durable driveshaft boots resist punctures and tearing, reducing the chance that external debris can contaminate and damage costly bearings. In addition, a beefier undercarriage skid plate reduces the risk of vehicle damage from rocks.

2022 Pioneer 1000 Features


  • i-4WD
    • 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 better on the 2022 Pioneer 1000-5. We’ve taken the old three-cable design and replaced it with one push/pull cable that makes adjusting easier and cuts down on servicing.


    • We’ve boosted the engine power in our entire Pioneer 1000-5 lineup, especially in the midrange and top end. The improved acceleration and overall performance is noticeable, magnified by this year’s new lower gear ratios. Using the same Unicam® cylinder head design found in our motocross bikes, the class-leading 999cc liquid-cooled inline twin is more compact, and it still delivers the kind of horsepower and torque you’d expect from a flagship model.
    • Have a big load to haul? Great news for 2022—we’ve increased the Pioneer 1000-5’s towing capacity to 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 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.
    • 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.
    • For 2022, all Pioneer 1000-5 models get new gear ratios in the transmission, subtransmission, and final drive. They help improve your Pioneer’s versatility under all driving conditions.


    • 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 for 2022 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 rolls on 14-inch steel wheels, up from our 12-inch wheels last year. The Pioneer 1000 Deluxe and Forest Edition are fit with 14-inch aluminum wheels with an all-black finish, and the Pioneer 1000 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 now we’re making it better. Every 2022 Pioneer 1000-5 gets a new EPS system with a new, brushless motor integrated with the ECU. The return-to-center function makes it more intuitive on straight trails, and the whole system feels more 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.

Honda Pioneer 1000-5 Rear Passenger Seats

    • 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 underseat storage area is much improved for 2022. We’ve made the opening larger, which makes getting objects in and out a lot easier.
    • You asked, we listened. The primary dash-mounted cupholders in our 2022 Pioneer 1000-5 models are upsized this year, and 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 Deluxe, Pioneer 1000-5 Trail, and Pioneer 1000-5 Forest editions, and as an available accessory on the Pioneer 1000, 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!

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Trail Winch

    • We’ve pre-wired all our 2022 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 2022 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 new 2022 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 models.)
    • The Pioneer 1000 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.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Electrical Socket in Bed / Power Source

    • Both our new 2022 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.

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 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.
    • Completely redesigned for 2022, the instrument display is much easier to read, with big, bright new graphics. The display now 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 our new 2022 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 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 redesigned for 2022 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 new spring-loaded damper that makes tilting it a snap.
    • Our engineers have given the whole Pioneer 1000 lineup some big improvements when it comes to managing cabin heat. You’ll ride cooler and be more comfortable in warm-weather conditions.


    • We’ve upgraded the safety nets on all our Pioneer 1000 models to connect and disconnect more easily, just like on our Talon sport SxS models. We’ve changed the mesh pattern too.
    • 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 minimize debris from building up, ensuring consistent performance, and giving you confidence on the trail.

2022 Pioneer 1000 Accessories

As capable as the Pioneer 1000 is, Honda knows that side-by-side customers typically enjoy personalizing their vehicles to make them their own, and to outfit them for specific applications. For 2022, there are over 90 Pioneer 1000 accessories, many of which are new and improved. I’m in the middle of creating a list of them all and pictures of them all etc but here are some pictures of select 2022 Pioneer 1000 accessories below.

2022 Pioneer 1000 Accessory Catalog

2022 Pioneer 1000 & 1000-5 Specs

2022 Honda Pioneer 1000 Specifications



Pioneer 1000-5 Trail

Pioneer 1000-5 Forest

Pioneer 1000-5 Deluxe

Pioneer 1000-5 EPS

Pioneer 1000 Trail

Pioneer 1000 Forest

Pioneer 1000 Deluxe

Pioneer 1000 EPS



999cc liquid-cooled Unicam® longitudinally mounted parallel-twin four-stroke

Valve Train

OHC, four valves per cylinder

Bore x Stroke 92.0 mm x 75.1 mm



Fuel injection, 44 mm throttle bodies


Full Transistorized




Direct front and rear driveshafts


Automatic DCT w/ 6 speeds + reverse and high/low; drive modes include 2WD, 4WD, Turf, 4WD w/ differential lock

Clutch (2) multiplate wet (automatic DCT)


Double wishbone; FOX® Quick Switch 3 shocks w/
10.6 in. travel

Double wishbone w/ 10.6 in. travel

Double wishbone; FOX Quick Switch 3 shocks w/ 10.6 in. travel  

Double wishbone w/ 10.6 in. travel



Double wishbone; FOX Quick Switch 3 shocks w/
10.0 in. travel

Double wishbone w/ 10.0 in. travel

Double wishbone; FOX Quick Switch 3 shocks w/ 10.0 in. travel  

Double wishbone w/ 10.0 in. travel



Hydraulic w/ (2) 210 mm discs


Hydraulic w/ (1) 210 mm disc



Armstrong Dirt Master 2.0, 27x9x14


Armstrong Dirt Master 2.0, 27x11x14

Length 119.2 in. 116.9 in. 120.4 in. 117.1 in.
Width 63.0 in. 63.0 in.
Height 76.5 in. 76.4 in. 76.3 in. 77.3 in. 76.1 in. 76.6 in. 76.9 in.
SeatHeight 33.1 in. 33.6 in. 33.8 in. 34.3 in. 33.6 in. 34.5 in.
Ground Clearance 12.3 in. 13.2 in. 12.8 in.                                                                     13.6 in.
Wheelbase 80.2 in.
TurningRadius 13.8 ft.
Fuel Capacity 7.9 gal., including 1.2 gal. reserve 7.9 gal., including 1.7 gal. reserve

1,000 lbs.

1,000 lbs. (600 lbs. CA)


2,500 lbs.


1,777 lbs. (1,781 lbs. CA)

1,793 lbs. (1,797 lbs. CA)

1,728 lbs. (1,732 lbs. CA)

1,720 lbs. (1,728 lbs. CA)

1,654 lbs. (1,758 lbs. CA)

1,676 lbs. (1,680 lbs. CA)

1,598 lbs. (1,603 lbs. CA)

1,595 lbs. (1,599 lbs. CA)





Matte Silver


Honda Phantom Camo®


Red; Olive; Reactor Blue


Red; Olive


Matte Silver


Honda Phantom Camo


Red; Olive; Gray Resin


Red; Olive

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