HOW DOES COST COMPARE?
The Pioneer 1000 LE is $19,999. The
Pioneer 1000 starts at $14,199. The
Pioneer 1000-5 LE is $21,599 and the
Pioneer 1000-5 starts at $16,399. Can-Am’s Defender XT HD10 is $17,899.
The Polaris Ranger XP 1000 Ranch
Edition is $19,999.
WHAT MAKES THE LE SPECIAL?
The LE package includes I-4WD
traction control, Fox QS- 3 shocks,
hill-start assist, electronic brake-force
distribution, Matte Gray Metallic-painted
bodywork, power steering, aluminum
wheels, aluminum skid plate and A-arm
guards, red springs and A-arms, under-
dash storage, additional cup holders,
and illuminated switches.
WHAT IS I-4WD?
Honda’s new I-4WD traction control
system is designed to provide as much
traction as the locking front differentials
on non-LE Pioneer 1000s, and it’s
simpler to use. I-4WD automatically
optimizes power delivery to the front
tires, so you don’t have to lock the front
differential for maximum traction. You
still have the option to lock the rear
differential or leave it open for delicate
turf. I-4WD also provides electronic
brake-force distribution, which balances
the braking force applied to the
front and rear brakes to match load
and traction conditions. The system
also includes hill-start assist, which
momentarily holds the brake to stop the
vehicle from rolling back on hills when
you switch from the brake to the gas
WHAT POWERS IT?
A 999cc, inline, two-cylinder engine.
The eight-valve Unicam head for the
twin is much like the four-valve versions
on Honda’s motocross bikes and
the 450R sport quad. A single cam
operates the intake valves directly and
the exhaust valves with roller rocker
arms. The Pioneer 1000 produces 72
The six-speed transmission can be shifted
manually with paddle shifters, or you can
select standard or sport automatic shift modes.
Fox QS- 3 shocks provide
great control for faster driving,
adjustment, and a plush ride
at cruising and exploring