Big Red is going even bigger. Honda just took the wraps off its new six-seater work UTV, the Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew, with three-wide second-row seating. Now, you can move a whole crew of workers around the farm or jobsite, or bring a whole family into the backcountry for hunting, fishing or other adventures.

The engine is the familiar 999cc Unicam parallel twin with DCT that we already know from the rest of the Pioneer lineup, and it also has the same generational updates that the rest of the Pioneer lineup got in March of 2022. The rest of the UTV is… big. There’s 28 inches of leg room, and a full-sized cargo bed (1000-lb capacity, 600 lb in California), plus the capability to haul a loaded trailer while the UTV itself is packed with gear and riders. The gearbox has a selectable tow-haul mode (towing capacity is 2500 lb) and the rear suspension self-levels to preserve ride quality even while heavily loaded.

Honda also built in plenty of under-seat storage, for carrying tools and other jobsite kit.

2023 Honda Pioneer 1000-6 Crew Olive. Photo: Honda

2023 Honda Pioneer 1000-6 Crew Honda Phantom Camo. Photo: Honda

“We’re excited to add the Pioneer 1000-6 Deluxe Crew to our lineup of multipurpose side-by-sides,” said Brandon Wilson, American Honda Manager of Sports & Experiential. “Since 2016, the Pioneer 1000 platform has set the standard for flagship rec-utility side-by-sides, and the all-new Crew continues to raise the bar with additional capability and performance. With Honda’s renowned reliability and a long list of functional, innovative features, the Crew is a versatile workhorse that doesn’t compromise performance on the trail.”

There’s 1000 lb capacity for that UTV’s utility bed (California model rated for 600 lb). Photo: Honda

Asking price for this new mammoth side-by-side for 2023 starts at $21,899 MSRP for Red and Olive paint, $22,699 for Honda Phantom Camo, with availability at US Honda dealerships in September.

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