Now both models give drivers the option of shifting manually or relying on the automatic transmission, and the new Pioneer 700 Deluxe and Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe bring exciting options to the midsize class.
Already a popular model in the growing midsize side-by-side market, the Pioneer 700 gets even better for 2017, as the lineup now includes new Deluxe options for the Pioneer 700 and Pioneer 700-4. These Deluxe models boast features like aluminum wheels, electric power steering and painted suspension springs. In addition, the Deluxe models’ fully automatic transmission now comes with a manual mode that can be activated via a new dash-mounted toggle switch; use the steering-column-mounted paddle shifters to change gears while in manual mode, or to override shift points on the fly while in automatic mode. Deluxe models also get painted plastic for a bright, durable finish, while all Pioneer 700s receive a new bumper, fascia and graphics. Both 700-4 models still boast the industry’s first QuickFlip™ seating design, which allows the two rear seats to fold into the bed so that owners can select between two-, three- or four-seat configurations. A comfortable, reliable and versatile machine, this workhorse can also be dressed up, modified and personalized by choosing from the full line of more than 50 Honda Genuine Accessories/Honda Signature Accessories.
- Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe: Honda Phantom Camo®, Silver Metallic
- Pioneer 700-4: Red
- Pioneer 700 Deluxe: Honda Phantom Camo, Blue
- Pioneer 700: Red
- Pioneer 700-4 Deluxe: $13,499
- Pioneer 700-4: $12,099
- Pioneer 700 Deluxe: $11,899
- Pioneer 700: $10,499
- Availability: Fall 2016
The industry’s top-selling entry side-by-side gets even better for 2017, as Honda’s Pioneer 500 now boasts a new transmission mode that can change between fully automatic and manual-electric-shift modes via a new toggle switch. For simple driving, owners can just push the accelerator and go. For more control, the steering-column-mounted paddles can be used to shift manually, or to override automatic shift points on the fly. Also new for 2017 are dual-rate suspension springs, providing a plush ride while still being resistant to bottoming. As always, the compact Pioneer 500 has a narrow 50-inch width that lets customers transport it in a full-size pickup-truck bed and ride it on recreational trails that have width restrictions. From longtime off-road enthusiasts to new side-by-side drivers, the Pioneer 500 is an instant favorite for work or recreation.
- Colors: Honda Phantom Camo, Red, Green
- Price: $$8,999 (Honda Phantom Camo $9,599)
- Availability: Fall 2016