Full-Sized Features in a Fun-Sized Package.
Choosing the right tool is the job half done. And it can make whatever you’re trying to do a lot more fun.
For thousands of side-by-side owners, the right tool for the job is a Honda Pioneer 500. It’s big enough to seat two easily, but at just 50 inches wide, it can fit where bigger side-by-sides can’t, letting you explore trails with width restrictions. That means it also fits into a full-sized pickup’s bed easily. But the Pioneer 500 still offers plenty of power, and is loaded with features, including for 2017, a new automatic transmission with AT/MT modes. And then there are the best features of all: Honda quality and dependability.
Compact. Affordable. And Best of All, Fun.
Don’t be fooled by the Pioneer 500’s trim size. It’s a giant in terms of where it can take you and the jobs it can do. Its powerful 500-class engine is built to deliver plenty of low-rpm torque and a wide powerband. The new automatic five-speed electric-shift transmission still has a manual mode with paddle shifters, so you can choose to let it shift automatically, or switch over into MT mode—even on the fly. Got something to tow? The Pioneer 500 can handle a 1000-pound towing load, and the rear rack can hold 450 pounds.
Independent Rear Suspension combines with an open front differential and a locked rear axle to give you precise handling and power to both rear wheels full time. New for 2017: dual-rate springs give you a smoother ride for all-day comfort, and there’s even a new Green color option.