WHAT SETS THE DELUXE APART?
The 700-4 Deluxe comes with power
steering, painted bodywork, contrast-colored suspension springs, aluminum
wheels, and manual shift mode with
HOW DOES PRICE COMPARE?
The 2017 Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe
goes for $13,499. The 2018 700-4
Deluxe is $13,699. Prices for the 2017
Pioneer 700-4 start at $12,099. The
2018 700-4 starts at $12,299. Polaris’
Ranger XP 900 Crew is $13,699. Can-Am’s Defender Max HD8 is $12,399.
WHAT POWERS IT?
A single-cylinder, 675cc, pushrod,
four-valve engine. Unlike on many
UTVs, the engine is mounted so the
crankshaft is in line with the driveshafts
for more efficient power transfer.
WHAT KIND OF TRANSMISSION DOES IT
A three-speed automatic with
a hydraulic torque converter. This
transmission is much like the
automatics on most cars and trucks,
so there’s no drive belt. All Pioneer
700 models come with this style of
transmission, but only the Pioneer 700
Deluxe and 700-4 Deluxe have manual
shift mode, as well as fully automatic
Manual shifting is done with paddle
shifters behind the steering wheel, and
you can shift gears while in automatic
mode. The shift lever and the paddle
shifters have a positive, high-quality feel.
Paddle shifters behind the wheel let you shift the three-speed transmission manually, even in
The Pioneer’s wide, low stance adds
stability in rugged terrain, and its compact
size makes it easy to maneuver.