A unique UTV that is both compact and affordable



With the UTV industry firmly entrenched in a horsepower war where bigger is almost always considered better, the diminutive Honda Pioneer 500 is something of a breath of fresh air.


Fast Facts
Engine: 475cc Single
Ground Clearance: 8.5 in.
Wheelbase: 73 in.
Curb Weight: 1,025 lbs
MSRP: $8,999


While a bigger, more powerful working UTV can be an enormous help on a jobsite or hunt camp, we shouldn’t overlook the advantages of the Pioneer 500. The biggest advantage is price. At $8,999, the Pioneer 500 is $1,500 less than the base Pioneer 700 and more than $5,000 less than the base Pioneer 1000. In terms of UTVs, it’s a relative bargain.


For those buyers a little short on space, the smallest Pioneer is just 50 inches wide and 102.6 inches long. This means it can fit comfortably in the back of a full-size pickup truck, so you don’t necessarily need to buy a trailer, potentially saving you even more money. Another bonus of the Pioneer 500’s small size is that it is completely legal on width-restricted trails. Where ATVs can travel, this UTV can follow.

Check out the review here: 2017 Honda Pioneer 500 Review - ATV.com