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Pioneer 500. Adventures anywhere. Image of compact side-by-side speeding through rocky, muddy creek in the forest
Year
2016
MSRP MSRP values shown do not include freight and PDI, applicable fees, license, insurance, registration or taxes (all of which may vary by region). Dealer may sell for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary. See your dealer for details. starting from
$ 10,999
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Engine & Drivetrain
Engine & Drivetrain
Chassis & Suspension
Chassis & Suspension
Additional Features
Additional Features
Engine & Drivetrain
  • Improved power
    The Pioneer 500’s liquid-cooled engine is mounted longitudinally in the frame, allowing direct driveshaft alignment to front and rear drive units for improved power output at the wheels.
  • Great ground clearance
    By using an overhead-valve layout and a semi-dry-sump lubrication system, engine height is significantly reduced, lowering centre of gravity and improving ground clearance. Rubber-cushion engine mounting and gear-driven counter-balancer reduce vibration.
  • Advanced transmission
    The Pioneer 500’s proven Electric Shift Program (ESP) transmission provides the compact size, strength and efficiency of a gear-on-gear manual transmission with near-automatic transmission levels of convenience. The auto-clutch, five-speed transmission, with ultra-low first gear and reverse, shifts smoothly and seamlessly between gears via steering wheel-mounted paddle shifters. The intuitive operation of the sports-car-like paddle shifters adds to the Pioneer 500’s fun and sporty feel.
  • Tackle any terrain
    Shiftable 2WD/4WD system provides the efficiency of two-wheel drive while retaining the ability to select 4WD quickly via a dash-mounted lever when conditions demand. Plus, a super-heavy-duty automatic clutch with low-rpm engagement for excellent drivability and towing capacity.
  • Crisp performance
    Electronic fuel-injection system provides crisp performance and helps ensure trouble-free starting and operation in cold conditions and changing altitudes. A convenient electric starter allows in-gear starting when the brake is applied.
  • Proven performance
    A high-capacity, high-mounted coolant radiator ensures consistent engine operating temperatures in extreme conditions for maximum power output and long engine life.
  • Added features
    Powerful 481 watt AC generator has generous output to run electronic accessories. Centrally mounted high-capacity airbox provides easy access for filter maintenance.
  • Quiet operation
    High-mounted snorkel draws cleaner, dryer air and features four separate resonators to reduce intake noise. A stainless steel exhaust system provides superior corrosion resistance and minimizes noise levels. The muffler includes a certified spark arrester for when you’re riding in regulated or sensitive environments.
Chassis & Suspension
  • Durable construction
    A strong steel chassis is designed to help the Pioneer 500 remain stable in rough going, and its heavy duty construction will help it stand up to rough punishment on the job site or recreational trail.
  • Trail ready
    Because it’s physically smaller with a smaller wheelbase, narrower width and tighter turning circle than typical side-by-sides, the Pioneer 500 can go more places.
  • Better handling & comfort
    The double-wishbone front suspension, preload-adjustable, Independent Rear Suspension with stabilizer bar is ideal for all types of terrain, providing a comfortable, controlled ride and help contribute to the Pioneer 500's tall stance.
  • Dynamic control
    With 149 mm (5.9 in.) of travel on all wheels, plus 243 mm (9.6 in.) of ground clearance, the Pioneer 500 can negotiate difficult terrain with ease. And the suspension is tuned for a fun, sporty ride.
  • Roomy seating
    Roomy cab and bench seat are designed for a comfortable fit for two. Automotive-type 3-point Emergency Locking Retractor (ELR) seat belts and stout Occupant Protection Structure help to keep driver and passenger secure.
  • Cargo capacity
    Large, flat cargo area with ATV-style rack offers numerous tie-down points for maximum load versatility and can carry 204 kg (450 lbs.) of gear.
  • Towing ability
    Heavy-duty receiver-style hitch lets you tow up to 450 kg (1,000 lbs.).
Additional Features
  • Bold look
    Attractive, rugged bodywork gives the Pioneer 500 an aggressive, functional look. The easily removable hood and seat cushions also help simplify maintenance.
  • Smart design
    Waterproof accessory socket provides convenient 12-volt power whenever you need it.
  • Safety first
    High sill doors, integrated headrests, protective door nets, and seat belt release mechanisms all add to operator security.
  • Easy entry
    Clever rear-hinged door design allows the nets to remain attached when opening the doors, easing entry and exit.
  • Built-in security
    Doors feature a single-handed twist-action release mechanism, equally accessible from both inside and outside the Pioneer 500. An auto-style double latch allows the door to latch securely when pulled shut.
  • Bright illumination
    Twin-headlight system features 37.5 watt headlights with a focused light distribution pattern for improved visibility after dark. LED brake lights and taillights provide optimal illumination and conspicuity. The easy-read digital dash includes a large speedometer, gear position indicator, fuel gauge, maintenance minder, and warning lights for critical engine and drivetrain functions.
  • Attention to detail
    Twin cup holders make it easier to stay hydrated when stopping for a rest out on the trails or work site.
  • Proven design
    Trusted Honda durability, quality and reliability help improve retained value over the life of the machine.
Colours
Red Pioneer 500
Red
2016 Pioneer 500
MSRP starting from $10,999
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Metallic Blue Pioneer 500
Metallic Blue
2016 Pioneer 500
MSRP starting from $10,999
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Phantom Camo Pioneer 500
Phantom Camo
2016 Pioneer 500
MSRP starting from $11,599
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Colours
Red Pioneer 500
Red
2016 Pioneer 500
MSRP starting from $10,999
Specifications
Engine & Drivetrain
Engine Type
Liquid-cooled longitudinally mounted single-cylinder 4-stroke
Displacement
475 cc
Bore & Stroke
92 mm x 71.5 mm
Compression Ratio
9.5:1
Valve Train
OHV, 2 valves
Fuel Delivery
PGM-FI electronic fuel injection
Transmission
Five-speed Paddle Shift with automatic clutch, reverse and ultra-low first gear
Power Steering
Not Available
Final Drive
2WD/4WD; direct front and rear driveshafts with switchable 2WD/4WD
Front Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with hydraulic shocks; 149 mm (5.9 in.) travel
Rear Suspension
Independent double-wishbone with adjustable hydraulic shocks; 150 mm (5.9 in.) travel
Tires
Front: 24 x 8 - 12; Rear: 24 x 10 - 12
Brakes
Front: dual 200 mm hydraulic discs Rear: 170 mm hydraulic disc
Towing Capacity
454 kg (1,000 lbs.)
Bed Capacity
204 kg (450 lbs.)
Length
2,603 mm (102.5 in.)
Width
1,270 mm (50.0 in.)
Ground Clearance
243 mm (9.6 in.)
Seat Height
729 mm (28.7 in.)
Wheelbase
1,857 mm (73.1 in.)
Curb Weight
457 kg (1,008 lbs.) including required fluids and full tank of gas – ready to ride
Fuel Capacity
15 litres, including 4.2-litre reserve
Colour
Red, Metallic Blue, Honda Phantom CamoTM
Warranty
12 months, unlimited mileage, freely transferable warranty; extended coverage available with Honda Plus
Accessories
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Switch Plate/ Volt Meter/ Wire Harness
Switch Plate/ Volt Meter/ Wire Harness
Part #: 0SA30-HL3-100
$439.95 MSRP
Winch  - 4,500LBS
Winch - 4,500LBS
Part #: 08L71-HL3-A41
$557.95 MSRP
Hard Front Doors
Hard Front Doors
Part #: 0SU95-HL3-104
$2,374.95 MSRP
MSRP values shown do not include installation and other applicable fees or taxes (all of which may vary by region). Dealer may sell for less. Dealer order may be necessary. See your dealer for details.
Four side-by-side riders driving happily along trail with lush green shrubbery
Four side-by-side riders driving happily along trail with lush green shrubbery
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Warranty
Honda Plus Warranty

Honda has established a brand synonymous with reliability. To learn more about Honda's Distributor warranty or about increased peace-of-mind protection with Honda Plus, visit the Honda Warranty section

Side-by-sides

Unlimited mileage and freely transferable. Extended coverage available with Honda plus.

24 months (12 months Distributor's Warranty)
36 months (12 months Distributor's Warranty)
48 months (12 months Distributor's Warranty)
$554
$1,033
$1,327