Honda Pioneer 500 and 520 Return With New Colors for 2022

The entry-level side-by-sides are back.

The Honda Pioneer 520 now comes in a range of colors, including Moose Brown.Honda

The Honda Pioneer 500 and 520 are solid choices in the entry-level UTV segment and for 2022 Honda is sticking with a winning formula, keeping the rigs unchanged save for new color options.

The 2022 Honda Pioneer 520 is available in Gray Resin, Moose Brown, and Red at the $9,599 base price. Opting for Honda Phantom Camo brings the MSRP to $10,199. The $8,599 Pioneer 500 is only available in Red or Olive for 2022. The Pioneer 520 and 500 will be available in January of 2022.

Gray Resin is another addition to the Pioneer 520’s color palette.Honda

Both rigs are extremely nimble thanks in part to the fact that they are a scant 50 inches wide. That helps them sneak between trees, improves ease of use on the job site, and allows them to be transported without a trailer if you have a big enough pickup. The 500 and 520 use 475cc and 518cc powerplants, respectively, that give the 1,027- and 1,058-pound machines plenty of shove. Both use a five-speed automatic transmission that can be shifted manually. The Pioneer isn’t a powerhouse, but it does bring with it a unique position in the market and we’re glad to see it sticking around for the new year.