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it's an interesting comparison when you dig into the numbers. The Kawi has the Fox shocks and great warranty plus that strong V-Twin. The Pioneer has 4 seats, an automotive CVT, and capability..

Kawasaki Teryx:


Engine: 783cc Liquid-cooled, 90-degree, four-stroke V-twin, SOHC, four valves per cylinder

L:117.3 in
W: 61.6 in
H: 74.8 in
Clearance: 11 in

Towing: 1300 lbs
Cargo: 600 lbs

Honda Pioneer


Engine: 675cc liquid-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke, Fuel Injected

L: 114.8 in
W: 60.0 in
H: 77.6 in
Clearance: 10.5 in

Towing: 1500 lbs
Cargo: 1000 lbs
 

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Why not compare the M4 to the T4 and compare the M2 to the Teryx 2 seat? I think the 14 model Teryx looks kind of weird with the new roll cage and the storage compartments in front of the box. Power would be the biggest comparison though for a trail rider. For a work machine the cargo room and capacity would make the difference.
 

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I like the four seat compatibility for the pioneer, just in case if we go out in to the woods with the kids or neighbors we have seat to use.
 

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The Pioneer does not have a CVT.

The choice is easy:
Do you like flashy colors and lots of power sitting in your local dealers' shop area while spending extra money? Teryx.

Do you like tame but-dead reliable power, a brilliantly packaged 4 seater that fits into the space of every other MFG's 2 seater, and a bargain price? Pioneer.
 

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Why not compare the M4 to the T4 and compare the M2 to the Teryx 2 seat? I think the 14 model Teryx looks kind of weird with the new roll cage and the storage compartments in front of the box. Power would be the biggest comparison though for a trail rider. For a work machine the cargo room and capacity would make the difference.
Teryx 4 is a whole different game though, the thing that makes pioneer distinct is that Pioneer and Pioneer 4 are both the same dimensions.. the Teryx 4 suffers dearly for its 4 seat configuration...

Cargo Capacity and Box Dimensions
249 lbs., 47.6 W x 17.9 L x 8.7 in. H

Overall length 125.2 in.
Overall width 62.0 in.
Overall height 79.4 in.

length increases substantially as well as height by a small margin...

Then there is the price factor. Teryx4 MSRP is ~$15K while Teryx 2 retails ~$13k. Compare that with Pioneers $9,999 MSRP and Pioneer 4's $11,699 MSRP...
 

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To me that would be a closer comparison though. A 4 seater to a 4 seater. Length, width, hauling capacity, power, price and everything else would be what made one different from the other.

Guess what I'm saying is if I was shopping for a 4 seat UTV I wouldn't be comparing a 2 seat UTV with the others since it lacks the seats.
 

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I've always been partial to Honda and I like the seating for four. The towing and cargo load for the Pioneer does seem to be a decent amount better in this specific comparison.
 

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every time I see some mention of the Teryx, there's not many people impressed with it, especially when comparing it to others like it, i think that already says a lot about the future of the teryx
 

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To me that would be a closer comparison though. A 4 seater to a 4 seater. Length, width, hauling capacity, power, price and everything else would be what made one different from the other.

Guess what I'm saying is if I was shopping for a 4 seat UTV I wouldn't be comparing a 2 seat UTV with the others since it lacks the seats.
Ok so the picture was misleading, but Pioneer 4 and Pioneer 2 are IDENTICAL in every way, except Pioneer 4 has 2 extra seats in the bed. Teryx 4 is a completely different machine than the Teryx 2. IT has no room in the bed and very low payload. With Pioneer 4 you can have a 2 seater for work and a 4 seater for leisure, where with Teryx 4 you need an additional SxS to carry anything or work...

Pioneer 4 and Pioneer 2 have identical specs, go check Honda Powersports.
 

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With the seats in use the M4 payload goes down as well, plus cargo room. You need a bed extender or strap to carry stuff (just going off of specs). So in a way they are close to the same but yet they are not. One of the plus sides of the Honda I guess, multi purpose.
 

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Biggest difference is the seats/cargo space. I am looking for something that can carry around more people so the Honda Pioneer is more appealing to me. I would be more interested to compare two 4-seaters instead of a 2-seater vs. a 4-seater.
 

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I drove a Teryx 2 seater and it seemed to be a nice machine. I like my P2 bed and capability a lot, and saved 2000 grand too. But the kawi has eps, fox shocks and maxis tires.
I am surprised they didn't give it a bigger bed and it tows less than the honda. Overall for what I use it for, I have not seen anything better than Honda, especially for the money.
 

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Why does every comparison I see based on monetary value?
A 4 seater vs a 4 seater. The configurations are from the maker. The prices are from the maker.
What I simply mean is there is no way to compare a 2 seater to a 4 seater at all unless its a monetary comparison. if you haul more than 2 compare 4 seaters If you haul solo or occasional 2 then compare 2 seater. Me i like my 700-4 and wouldnt trade it for more power or a belt at all. My maintenance schedule is wash refuel and change oil. Doesnt get any simpler than that. Iv put it in the deepest holes the steepest hills and pawed my way through everything that i put infront of it.
 

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Iv put it in the deepest holes the steepest hills and pawed my way through everything that i put infront of it.
No one ever mentions it Skorp but I still say it has a lot to do with the driver what these Pioneers will go through or climb. Its an acquired skill learned over years and many cases of beer! :)
 
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