FUN HAS NO RESTRICTIONSFULL-SIZED FEATURES IN A FUN-SIZED PACKAGE.Choosing the right tool is the job half done. And it can make whatever you’re trying to do a lot more fun.For thousands of side-by-side owners, the right tool for the job is a Honda Pioneer 500. It’s big enough to seat two easily, but at just 50 inches wide, it can fit where bigger side-by-sides can’t, letting you explore trails with width restrictions. That means it also fits into a full-sized pickup’s bed easily. But the Pioneer 500 still offers plenty of power, and is loaded with features, including for 2017, a new automatic transmission with AT/MT modes. And then there are the best features of all: Honda quality and dependability.COMFORT SIDE-BY-SIDE SEATING: With a comfortable bench-style seat, individual backrests and seatbelts for both rider and passenger, the Pioneer 500 offers side-by-side comfort and excellent maneuverability. INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS): The Pioneer 500’s fully independent rear suspension means you get a smooth ride, especially over rough terrain. HANDLING AND CONTROL FUN, SPORTY RIDE: With 5.9 inches of travel at the front wheels and 8.5 inches of ground clearance, the Pioneer 500 can negotiate rough trails with ease. And the Pioneer 500’s suspension is tuned for a fun, sporty ride too. PADDLE SHIFTERS: If you want to shift manually, simply upshift and downshift without ever having to take your hands off the wheel. You get to choose the exact gear you want, and it’s engineered for precise, smooth shifts AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH AT/MT MODE: You can let the Honda Pioneer 500’s automatic transmission shift for you, or you can still shift yourself with its paddle shifters. You can even shift from auto to manual (AT to MT) on the fly! DUAL RATE SPRINGS: A spring is a spring, right? Sure, all springs may look alike, but the Pioneer 500s feature dual-rate springs, and after one ride you’ll feel the difference. You get a smoother ride over smaller bumps with more bottoming resistance on bigger bumps, along with a more confident steering feel. INDEPENDENT REAR SUSPENSION (IRS): The Pioneer 500’s fully independent rear suspension means you get a smooth ride, especially over rough terrain. STRONG GEARBOX: Unlike the belt-drive automatics out there, the Pioneer 500 features an AT/MT mode transmission that uses rugged, steel gears. You get true compression braking for superior controllability (especially when descending hills), as well as long transmission life. TRAXLOK 2WD / 4WD: Our rock-solid system lets you choose either 2WD or 4WD, giving you the freedom to choose between lighter steering (in 2WD) and maximizing available traction (in 4WD) when you need it most.