Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1835
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Owasso Easy start - easy go
After mowing the lawn for three months, So far this is pretty good investment
October 11, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Trip Good Mower
The mower starts and runs great It cuts through tall grass terrifically. My only complaint is my lawn is rough and the mower with its small tires bounces pretty bad across my lawn
October 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Pagmasterg Awesome
This lawnmower is the best one I ever had. It is powerful and fast. Love the veritable speed and stars on first pull :)
October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GKMower Best Mower I have owned.
Minimal assembly. Started out of the box on the first pull. Very good self propelled power, and I like the variable speed that is easy to control. No problem cutting wet grass. Mulch/Bag-Discharge lever easy to use, no tools to switch back and forth. I recommend buying this mower.
October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GG Super cutter
I bought this Honda mower for my son. His previous Honda mower was 20 years old and was in need of repair to the frame. In the meantime, he borrowed my 25 year old Honda mower which was in good condition. When my husband decided he wanted to maintain his own lawn again that left son without a mower. Honda is the only way to go. Both my son and his wife love the mower. My son has said to me how can Honda improve on an already great mower. It is quieter, cuts better and faster. He said if he selects the rabbit speed on the mower, it is like a sprint! Ah, exercise and efficiency together. We are, and always will be, a Honda mower family.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lisa best mower
love the mower..wouldn't buy any other brand than honda
October 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JHB Honda HRR216k9VKAA
I read the positives and complaints before I purchased this mower.
Read the manual, please note the gas octane requirement & also put in synthetic 10w - 30 oil.
Started up (out of the box) on first pull and each time after !
Average to move around and in tight places.
Love the power assist and I let it pull me uphill.
Willing to rate it higher if I'm able to "Tom Sawyer" one of the neighbors into cutting my grass, but I think this is going to be the start of a "beautiful relationship" so will call it Louie!
September 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MowerJ My best mower so far
I have had 3 gas powered mowers over the years, and this is the best so far. It's also my first self-propelled mower, but that is not what this comparison is about. It's my first Honda mower. My previous mower, of which I won't give the brand name, was my worst. Comparing my current Honda to my previous mower, the Honda is much quieter, much easier to start, easier to set up the first time, smoother running. I waited to write this review until I had used the Honda for a couple of months, so that the review would be based on some experience. So far I really like it. The Honda also seems like it is built to last. I like the control for the self-propelled speed; it seems well designed.
August 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rob Love this mower!
Super easy to assemble. The fitting s are state of the art and while it doesn't sound like much, the option for handle height is great. It really makes mowing easy. Mower is lightweight and the height adjustment on the handle makes it even easier. I really like the adjustable speed re: the self propelling feature. You can essentially self propel at any speed you want. This is a high quality, easy to use mower, which almost makes it fun mowing your lawn!
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chuck So Far, So Good
Easy assembly. Just a few adjustments to the handle and the wheels. Add oil and regular gas, note, the ethanol additive is not required per the owner's manual, give it a pull and it starts. The self-propelled drive is strong and a bit hard to get used to immediately, especially if you are used to a straight push walk-behind mower. Just need a little time to adapt, though, and off you go. It is hard to push without the self-propelled gears engaged, but that can be done. Like it a lot so far and hope it holds up.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Honda 21 in. 3-in-1 Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Mower with Auto Choke THE BEST
Best lawnmower I have owned, and I have had many! Starts first pull every time, solid tight sounding engine. It would be nice if you could click lock the self propelled speed control, but other than that it is perfect! HONDA IS THE BEST!
May 3, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kafka13 Auto-choke CHOKED
I was very excited to receive the mower. Assembly was easy. And in accordance with the auto-choke promise, it started on the first pull. Unfortunately, the choke would not disengage, so the motor would not rev up. It just sat there, slowly chugging and emitting lots of smoke. I did not get to mow at all. And I had to borrow a truck and drive over an hour to return it to the nearest Home Depot store (can't return gas engines by ups). I was very disappointed. I contacted Home Depot and they apologized and offered me 10% off if I were to re-order a new mower from the website. That was good of them, but I certainly would have preferred a working mower.
July 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike A great mower
Decided on a Honda mower after reading consistently great reviews about them. After pulling it out of the box and putting the oil and gas in, it started on literally the first pull. No priming needed. The engine is powerful yet surprisingly quiet. It did not bog down at all, especially in areas of my lawn my previous lawn mower always had trouble with. The thumb lever activates the rear wheel drive and varies the speed depending on how much you press down. Nice features all around and a great mower to say the least. I had always heard of high quality in Honda mowers and I can say I am extremely pleased I have one now.
August 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gizmo Honda lawnmower
Being that I finally got rid of the 25 year old mower ( original owner) and 25 years of technology, I'm still impressed how good the lawnmower performed. Very good lawnmower!
September 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HappyMower Honda Gas Mower
The mower was delivered in a box, completely assembled, just had to remove from the box, extend the handle, put oil (provided) and gas in the engine. Works great!
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 70605gal 70605gal
Performs great and easy to start. Precise, even cutting. I'm glad I purchased this Honda. Great value for price.
September 27, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jay Cuts perfectly... But....
I am highly impressed with this lawnmower. I used to own a Toro Personal Pace. But after reading recent reviews I decided to go with this one. It cuts great, starts on one pull every time.
However, I have one complaint. The self propelled system is kind of annoying. You have to push it with both your thumbs. After mowing 3/4 of an acre with it, it can actually make your thumbs sore. I know it sounds tedious, but be prepared for it.
I think they could have come up with a better way for the self propelled, but maybe I'm wrong. Otherwise it is a great mower!
August 30, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Strummer Satisfied customer
Easy to assemble out of the box. Started right up. Have only used to pick up de thatched material off the lawn, but did a adequate job at that. Easy to operate, and love the easy start. Hopefully gives long service life.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dashrendar First mower for a first home... Great so far.
A little pricey but worth the investment to save time and effort over the weeks, months and years. Can't go wrong with the Honda name.
September 25, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SulkesBand Unfortunate!
I bought this mower because of great reviews, the specs and it is a Honda!
1) Is very fast!
2) Quick start!!
1) shoots grass all over you when using bag, grass and fine dust come out and makes a huge mess, Honda says it is by design!!
2) Grass gets all over the area where the bag fitting attaches and you have to pick out the grass pieces every time you change the bag during operation.
Just a complete mess, all over your clothes and you breath the dust!!
A shame because it has great features, I RETURNED AFTER 3 1/4 ACRE GRASS CUTS!!
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MowerDad This is a GREAT mower
I like to buy American. But there aren't any American mowers which compare. This Honda is fantastic. I have almost an acre to cut. I took it out of the box and my yard was six inches long in some places. Like a ten-year-old boy with a new bike on Christmas morning I couldn't wait to try out my new toy. The grass was wet. No problem. In my town you must mulch. The Honda's double blade turned wet, long grass into tiny shreds. This rear-wheel powerhouse runs like a Honda dirt bike. You can go as fast as you want. Starts first time. Easy to clean. Fun. The 21 inch base cuts a wide row and it takes a few times to understand how the blades cut edges beyond the wheels. Very cool design. Love this. FYI my local Home Depot staff was fantastic. Knew their stuff. Helped me get everything I needed. If you want the exercise of walking at a fast pace then just push the variable speed control and you'll think you're in a gym. Love it. Recommend it.
September 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Zedman Second one
I bought this mower and love it cuts great in fact when my son just bought a house I got him the same lawn mower so I do like this mower a lot and would buy someone else this mower also
September 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RowdyR36 Love it
Just as expected, starts first pull every time. Its quiet, and the paddle speed control is great.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Woobstr112G Great Mower
I decided finally to get a new mower after my Sears mower gave me about 15 years of faithful service. Several things were going wrong with it and a couple of items had brooke recently. I went to my local Home Depot store and spent about 30 minutes between this mower and a Toro mower. I finally decided on this one. I got it home and had it running in no time. All I can say is the $$$ I spent seems like it will be well worth it. Started right up and cut my front and back yard lawns like a dream. Very quiet engine and the variable speed was a nice upgrade from my Sears mower.
August 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Penteca Honda
So far I love it Very nice I would buy again for sure best mower I ever owned.
October 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grogg It's a Honda!
Use it to mow an acre lot. Handled tall grass without stalling often.
September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PT The absolute worst mower
This is the worst mower ever. As soon as I got it I put it together and did everything according to the instructions. And put the HONDA oil in it that was shipped with it. I put gas in it and was going to do a first start and it never started. I tried starting fluid and everything possible and it would not even try to start. Checked over the spark plug and everything seemed to be fine. Checked the carb for fuel. And still wouldn't start. So we took it back to HOME DEPOT and got another one that was the exact same. The replacement still at the store I was going to start started but barely ran 15 seconds and never would start again. Terrible engine, design, and such terrible quality. DO NOT BUY A HONDA. THIS WAS POSTED ON 8/30/16. Honda buyers BEWARE.
August 31, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by happymower Love the mower but not the shipper
This mower was just what I was looking for. Checked the reviews and purchased it. I was extremely disappointed to have it delivered and left on the back porch when someone was at home. It rained heavily that day and the shipping box was soaking wet. Upon opening the box my disappointment continued. There was no user manual or the quart of oil that was to be included.
I had to look up the manual online and purchase oil at the store. I called Home Depot and they were very sympathetic to my problem and solved it that day. Thank you, Home Depot.
I have only used the mower once but I'm very happy with it.
August 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Phil Very good machine, but some design flaws
- Machine arrives 95% assembled. (The bag needs to be put on its frame, and that's about it.)
- Pleasantly easy to start
- Very smooth operation
- Very easy to adjust height of cut, and there are about 8 demarcations, allowing a lot of flexibility
- Very easy to switch between bagging and mulching, and bag can remain on for the latter
Cons (others have mentioned some of this):
- Clippings accumulate on the hooks atop the discharge guard, so you really need to brush them off with your fingertip before rehooking the bag.
- The Smart Drive lever is somewhat difficult to control as the machine navigates over the bumps and dips in the ground. I have gotten somewhat more adept at this, though, through practice.
- The bag doesn't catch all of the dust/dirt; some of it escapes through the body of the bag.
Caveat: I've owned this machine for only three weeks, and I've used it only three times, so I can't comment on performance and reliability over time. As of now, though, I'm satisfied with the purchase. Based on the reviews here, and my personal experience with several mowers over 30 years, all of the brands seem to have a design flaw or three.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ceo416 Best Lawnmower Ever Purchased
I have never paid this much for a self-propelled mower before. But now I know why. You get what you pay for. The other self-propelled never lasted more than 2 years without problems and were cheaper made. Ever tried pulling backwards on a self-propelled before? Very difficult. This mower shockingly was easy to pull backwards while mowing. The engine starts on the first pull. I love the very easy to use adjustable lever to engage the self-propelled function. The last thing I love about this mower is the speed of the self-propel. Typically I have to slow down my speed because of the slower mowers, but not with this one.
August 9, 2016