Honda is offering a wide range of multipurpose side-by-side models which has now grown larger with the addition of the Pioneer 1000-6 Crew. The off-roader is a longer version of the regular Pioneer 1000 that can accommodate up to six people in an open-air cabin, with a full-size cargo bed at the back.
Honda describes the new addition to the range as a “longer, roomier version that is ready to get the job done at worksites and ranches, and to help outdoors enthusiasts pursue pastimes like hunting and fishing”. The Pioneer 1000 can be driven by individuals who are over 16 years old and is not street legal.
The four-door Pioneer 1000-6 Crew measures 152.2 inches (3,866 mm) long, 63 inches wide (1,600 mm) wide, and 76.1 inches (1933 mm) tall, with a wheelbase of 115.2 inches (2,926 mm). This makes it 35,1 inches (892 mm) longer than the two-door Pioneer 1000. The stretched wheelbase results in 28 inches (711 mm) of legroom which according to Honda is best-in-class. Besides the full-size rear bed, there is also under-seat storage in both rows.
Just like the rest of the Pioneer 1000 family, the Crew is fitted with Honda’s 999cc liquid-cooled twin-cylinder Unicam engine producing 72 hp (54 kW). Power is sent to all four wheels through a dual-clutch transmission and a selectable i-4WD system with a differential lock. The model has front and rear independent double-wishbone suspension and dual 210 mm hydraulic brake discs. Specifically for the Crew model, Honda added a self-leveling rear suspension that adapts to the weight when the cargo bed is loaded, plus a tow/haul driving mode.