2018 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 EPS LE

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2018 Honda Pioneer five seater in grey.

The 2018 Honda Pioneer 1000-5 EPS LE includes 2WD, 4WD and 4WD Diff Lock, as well as a Turf mode for sensitive surfaces. — Honda photo

Why mess with perfection is Honda’s prerogative for 2018. The company’s flagship Pioneer 1000-5 Limited Edition returns to the side-by-side scene unchanged.

After receiving major upgrades in 2017, this five-seater became the most technologically advanced UTV on the market. Inspired by Honda’s automotive division, the Pioneer 1000-5 EPS LE touts the category’s only I-4WD brake traction control system. According to Honda, this system works to “manage the amount of slip between the left and right front wheels, applying torque to the wheel with greater grip. The result is excellent traction performance in tough off-road conditions, with reduced steer effort and kickback compared to standard diff-lock.” With I-4WD, the driver also gets hill-start assist and electronic brake force distribution.

Powering the Pioneer 1000-5 EPS LE is a 999-cc parallel-twin with Honda’s durable beltless transmission, which can be shifted through its six speeds either automatically or manually with twin paddle shifters. There are FOX QS3 shocks on all four corners and Honda’s unique QuickFlip seating that allows the operator to choose between rear seating and a cargo bed. Speaking of cargo, the 2018 Pioneer 1000-5 EPS LE has a bed capacity of 1,000 pounds and a towing capacity of 2,000 pounds. 

For more information, see the Honda website.


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