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Big Red 2012 Specifications 2015-07-17

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The Hardest Worker You’ll Ever Hire.

Tough jobs need tough workers. And when it comes to MUVs, nothing’s tougher than Honda’s Big Red. Big Red works the best because it’s built the best. Proof? Just check out these features: Big Red offers a proven Honda engine, automotive-style Honda Automatic Transmission with hydraulic torque converter, and independent suspension on all four wheels. In addition, Honda sets the standards when it comes to rider safety, too. And there are plenty of other refinements too, like Big Red’s even better bench-style seat, generous cargo bed and towing capacity, and Maxxis Big Horn tires and much more. When you’ve got a tough job—or just rugged country to explore—you need an MUV that’s big on features: Honda’s Big Red.

  • Big On Performance

    Big Red’s transmission isn’t just another automatic—Big Red features the Honda automatic, the industry’s only true automotive-style automatic with a heavy-duty torque converter.

  • Big On Safety

    With Big Red, we’ve made a commitment to safety, just what you’d expect from Honda. An innovative balanced braking system that ensures front and rear braking even in the event that one brake line fails, automotive-type three-point Emergency Locking Retractor seatbelts, occupant protection structure, a wide-track chassis design, and much more—it’s all part of Big Red’s overall design.

  • Big On Capability

    Big Red even offers a generous cargo bed with a full 1000-pound capacity. And if that’s not enough, the towing capacity is an even bigger 1500 pounds. Big Red’s ready to work harder than ever!

2012 Big Red Specifications


Engine Type 675cc liquid-cooled OHV single-cylinder four-stroke
Bore And Stroke 102mm x 82.6mm
Compression Ratio 9.2:1
Induction Electronic fuel injection (PGM-FI), 40mm throttle body
Ignition Full-transistorized type with electronic advance
Starter Electric


Clutch Automatic
Transmission Automotive-style with hydraulic torque converter; three forward gears and Reverse; three drive modes: 2WD, 4WD, and 4WD with all-wheel differential lock
Driveline Direct front and rear driveshafts


Front Suspension Independent double-wishbone; 5.9-inch travel
Rear Suspension Independent double-wishbone; 7.1-inch travel with adjustable preload
Front Brake 200mm hydraulic disc with 51.1mm caliper
Rear Brake 200mm hydraulic disc with 30.3mm caliper
Front Tires Maxxis Big Horn 25 x 10-12 bias
Rear Tires Maxxis Big Horn 25 x 10-12 bias


Length 114.7 inches
Width 64.0 inches
Height 76.9 inches
Wheelbase 75.7 inches
Bed Length Inside 33.0 inches
Bed Width Inside 53.0 inches
Bed Capacity 1,000 lbs.
Towing Capacity 1,500 lbs.
Ground Clearance 10.3 inches
Turning Radius 13.8 feet
Curb Weight 1,433 lbs. (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel-ready to ride)
Maximum Weight Capacity 1,690 lbs. (Includes weight of cargo, occupants, accessories, and trailer tongue load)
GVWR 3,124 lbs. (maximum) Gross Vehicle Weight Recommended
Fuel Capacity 7.9 Gallons, including 1.5-gallon reserve


Note Recommended for Drivers 16 years of age and older. Honda recommends that all MUV drivers read the owner's manual thoroughly. Occupant protection structure now meets the requirements of OSHA 1928.53 Rollover Protection Standard
Available Colors Red, Olive, Natural Gear™ Camo
Model Id MUV700


Duration One Year
Description Transferable limited warranty; extended coverage available with a Honda Protection Plan
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