Honda’s new Pioneer 520 is going to be the perfect choice for thousands of owners. Why? First of all, its overall size makes it incredibly versatile. At just 50 inches wide, it lets you and a passenger go where other side-by-sides can’t—namely on width-restricted trails. It comfortably seats two, but it also fits in a full-sized pickup bed, making transportation easy. But the biggest news is that the 2021 Pioneer 520 has a new, powerful 518cc engine and a strut-assist tilt/dump utility bed. You also get features like our Honda automatic transmission with AT/MT modes, and selectable two- or four-wheel drive. Don’t need the dump bed? Check out our Pioneer 500—it’s a great option at an excellent price. No matter which one you choose, on the farm or on the trail, the new Pioneer 520 and Pioneer 500 are your go-to side-by-sides that punch well above their size and weight.
POWERFUL, NEW ENGINE
With a new engine that’s both bigger and more powerful than our Pioneer 500’s, the new Pioneer 520 also features electronic fuel injection for effortless cold-weather and high-altitude operation. The engine is specially tuned for low-rpm torque, too. Coupled with an efficient five-speed automatic transmission, you’ll have plenty of pulling power.
AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION WITH AT/MT MODE
You can let the Honda Pioneer 520’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!