When it comes to utility, it’s hard to find a more capable side by side than the Pioneer. The famous Honda UTV has been a benchmark in the class for a long time. At the top of that offer, there is the Pioneer 1000, which is the most capable version of the Pioneer series. From what we know so far, the next year won’t bring any notable changes. In other words, the 2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 will continue to deliver the same thing it’s been delivering for years. That would be a perfect mix of performance, utility and convenience.
As there are no updates planned for the next year, we expect to see familiar features in every aspect. This UTV comes with a capable 999 cc engine, which is paired with an advanced dual-clutch transmission. Furthermore, the UTV looks attractive, while the cabin offers a couple of comfortable seats along with simple and easy-to-read instruments and other controls.
With no bigger changes to come, we presume that the 2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022.
2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 Engine
Of course, the core of this side by side is the engine. The 2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 will continue with a well-known 999 cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder engine, with the company’s well-known Unicam technology. The engine offers plenty of torque in the whole rev range, so it’s no wonder that the max towing capacity goes over 2.000 pounds, while the max payload is over 1.000 pounds.
Along with the capable engine, there is an advanced 6-speed dual-clutch transmission. It changes gears at rapid speed and also acts really smart. It sends power to all wheels, while there is also Honda’s well-known i-4WD system, which comes with a brake-traction control system, something never seen before the Pioneer. Also, the transmission offers three modes – manual and fully automatic. The 4WD system is equipped with differential locks and various modes – 2WD, 4WD, Turf and Differential lock. The paddle shifters also offer three different modes – standard, sport, and manual.
Chassis and Suspension
Besides the capable powertrain, another great thing about this side by side is the impressive chassis setup. The chassis is light but incredibly strong. Also, things like sophisticated suspension and good ground clearance make the riding experience even better. We should mention things like rubber-mounted engine and muffler, which make the ride smooth as butter.
When it comes to the suspension setup, the front end comes with an independent double-wishbone, with 10.6 inches of travel. On the rear end, things aren’t much different either – independent double-wishbone, with 10 inches of travel.
When it comes to brakes, this UTV is equipped with discs on all four wheels, 210 mm units on all four wheels.
2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 Design
As the 2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 is about to come without more important updates, you may count on the recognizable exterior design as well. The front face of this side by side is hard to be mistaken for some other model. Also, things like color-matched doors and bedside panels make it look even more upscale.
When it comes to dimensions, the Pioneer 1000 measures 116.8 inches in total length, while the wheelbase goes around 80 inches. The Pioneer is 63 inches wide and 76 inches high. The curb weight goes around 1538 pounds, with included fluids and standard equipment.
Another thing we should mention is the Special Edition, which is characterized by TrueTimber Viper Urban Camo graphics, and with blacked-out doors and wheels. Furthermore, this model comes with lots of exclusive features, such as a Warn 4,500 lb. winch, two-piece poly windscreen, 14” LED light bar, rearview mirror, front fender flares etc.
The first thing that you’ll notice about this UTV is that it comes with a single row of seats, which includes a couple of quite comfortable and well-contoured seats. If you’re looking for something with more seats, there is the Pioneer 1000-5 model, with two rows. This particular model replaces the second row with a pretty respectable cargo bed, which has a max payload capacity of 1.000 pounds.
At the front, you may notice a nicely designed dashboard, which comes in a pretty simplistic layout. The design is clean and includes no more than a couple of controls, such as gear selector, drive mode selector and a nicely designed LCD screen. It shows all necessary information, starting from speed and RPM, as well as gear position, Fuel gauge, water temperature, trip computer etc. It is simple and pretty easy to read, which is something we really like.
2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 Release Date and Price
We expect that the 2023 Honda Pioneer 1000 will hit the market sometime in the last quarter of 2022. The starting price should go around 15.900 dollars, plus an $895 destination charge. The Pioneer 1000 currently comes in two color options – Red and Olive.