Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 1828
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by james great lawn mower
Great mower.. easy to assemble, use, clean. The mulching is great
September 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chitownguy Good Mower
Started on first pull "out of box". Self-propel works great. Mow fast or slow. Fills bag completely. My only gripe is bag capacity and each wheel needs to raised and lowered individually. Also, I wish it had a 22 inch deck. I can deal with this for a dependable Honda.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Raul Awesome mower
I had a Toro for many years and was going to buy a new one. When I reviewed my new Honda, I was SOLD. More features with the reliability of a Honda. AND.......It was the same price as the toro. I like be my new Honda mower. Thanks Home Depot for great service.
September 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SoobyDooby Best Mower Ever for All Seasons!
This is the second Honda mulching mower I've owned. The last one I sold before moving to a condo. I find myself in a house with a park-like back yard, shaded by an awesome oak tree. The mower was fantastic for summer mowing -- I'd fed my St. Augustine grass very early and again early Spring, and it killed all the weeds (there were MANY) and the mulching mower made it look beautiful all summer.
The mower is easy to start, lightweight, easy to maneuver, and cuts beautifully. It was easy to assemble. The mulching feature really seems to promote healthy growth. The self-propelling feature makes it super easy to calibrate to my pace.
I highly recommend this mower.
December 10, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Shawn Beware of known issues
I recently bought this mower about 6 months ago. I have always valued Honda and Honda's quality and have spent many hours reading through reviews to ensure I made a good purchase. As you can see it has a ton of great reviews, however I caution you to research known issues with this mower.
Within 6 months I am already experiencing the rear wheel lock issue. Some people have had issues right away some didnt run into it until 5-10 years down the road. There is a known defect with the rear wheels that locks the rear wheels so you cannot pull the mower back. I have already had to take my mower in and they replaced the transmission. After replacement, I am already experiencing the issue again, just not as bad as it was yet. You can find posts talking about this going back to 2010 and sooner and instead of addressing it, It sounds like Honda has just ignored it.
My next step is to take it back to the shop to see if they can fix the issue again, I am just concerned that I am going to have to keep on taking it back and of course after my 3 year warranty is up I am SOL. The mower i spent a little extra on for quality and reputation will be useless. I was thinking about just trying to sell online locally and i found 2 others trying to sell same model at rock bottom prices.
I spoke to our local Home Depot manager and there is nothing they can do after the 30 day return policy. My next step is to call Honda directly and see if there is any way to resolve this issue and possibly upgrade to the 2017 model so i am not stuck with a mower that continues to have issues.
On another note this Mower lacks power and gets bogged down and clogged while mowing my back yard (didnt matter if mulching or bagging). I had to continuously stop and pull the clippings out, restart and repeat just to get it done. 1/2 cuts, 1/4 cuts didn't matter it got bogged down with 1/24 cuts. I believe a more powerful engine would help solve this issue.
Good luck to anyone who purchases, i recommend looking at the 2017 models that have more powerful engines and no rear wheel issue.
September 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Samson Would Not Recommend
If you care about how nicely the machine actually cuts the grass this is not for you. I returned mine after two uses. Leaves and almost uncut strip in its path. Poor deck design with the double blades does not create any lift, so it can stand up the grass blades to cut them evenly. Very disappointed. Didn't care for the self controls. Bought a Craftsman with the Honda engine and I'M MUCH happier.
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by shteebo Great performance, no problems.
This mower's great. I've used mine 10 times now. It starts on the first pull every time. Even a slow pull starts it right up. The self-propeller speed is easily controlled with a thumb paddle, and can go faster than you'll ever need.
I'm very pleased with the mulch mode. I thought I'd need to bag most of our lawn, but it mulches so well it's unnecessary. My first mow was on grass 8" long and starting to lay down. Even that was cut to 3" and cleanly mulched in one pass. I've only bagged once, on a section with some wet moss in it that clumped, but even there it's mulch-able if I don't let it get too long.
Easy, effective, reliable--highly recommended.
July 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Roger Happy older guy
I purchased this Honda mower after much on-line research which revealed that most of the other mowers are just not well engineered and well manufactured these days. This was very disappointing to me because I believe that American manufacturers can produce the best products. They used to do so and can again if they were just willing to take a smaller profit in the short-run and regain a good reputation by making products that perform and have reasonably long lives. Then, their volumns of sales would more than make up for the smaller margins.
So far this mower has met my expectations and appears well designed and well manufactured. These wheels will not fall off. The transmission is tight and smooth. The engine is easy to start (which is very important to me and my heart). The drive mechanisms are easy to control. I can go very slow if I need to. The grass clippings on mulch are so small that I can hardly see them on the ground. I wish it was not so expensive but it it lasts, it will be worth it.
September 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 2001Jazz Honda mower - best I ever owned
I bought this mower after reading some online reviews - and they told the truth. It starts easy, is pwerful, and mulches really well. I am very happy with my choice.
September 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lougrenigas Great mower
I returned a Husqvarna mower due to its inability to mulch without clogging. Picked this one up, and although the yard was overgrown, it did a phenomenal job. I'm anxious to see how it does when the grass just needs normal mowing, but my first impression is that this will do a great job. One tip I learned from an old pro, wax the underside of the deck when you buy a new mower, it will never be that clean again!
September 2, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Raul Broke in 3 months.
Only after 3 months, the mower would not start when engine was hot. Initial start no problem, but go to dump the bag, and would not start after that. Took to an authorized repair shop, and of course they said the carb was dirty, and not covered by warranty. $111 to fix. Followed all instructions and maintenance procedures by the book, and even used only Chevron gas. Will never buy another Honda product. Overpriced to begin with compared to other mowers I have had that lasted until their decks rusted through (Craftsman, and would you believe Murray?). After researching, many have had problems with the auto-choke, which I feel was my problem as well, but got swindled at the repair shop.
July 29, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Honda mowers are worth a few dollars more!
This is my third Honda mower in 30 years, they are rugged and get the job done! Mower comes just about ready to use! Add the provided oil, attach the handle add gas and in one pull your on your way! I have acreage to cut and could use the sit down mower but I like the exercise and my last Honda mower mowed many acres of grass for eight years! You can not kill a Honda engine, my last one is still running but the self-propelled died and at almost $300 to get it repaired I was better off putting that into a new mower. I've put many hours on my last Honda and like I said the engine still runs great, the belt that powers the self-propelled never wears out! I'll always purchase Honda products, you get what you pay for!
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snapperless Power delivered
Easy assembly, 5 mins and your off. It took about a minute for the choke to kick in and I was worried I had a lemon. Then it roared to life. I have been trying to make it through the year with a 10 year old snapper. It has rained so much it has been at least a month since my back yard was mowed. I pay for the front but access and a dog force me to cut the back. Grass was about 5 inches tall and did the snapper in. I wanted a self propelled electric but the chance of tall grass is frequent in Houston. Reviews didn't sound good for tall grass. This mower plowed through it. The bag could be bigger but easy to empty design. Love that no knobs stick out of the side, so you can cut close to fences, house siding, etc. Easy start and it fits better in my shed. So far so good. Biggest plus is that it's easy enough for my Son to use!!
August 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Max Not good as the brand name
Bought it At the end of May, first time use experience is not good, always stuck at few minutes, recently it's bad, brought it to a dealer but still has the same issue, with the carefully check I found this is a design issue, the grass will be easy stuck at the gap of the blade then the engine stop.
Just realized the return day is 30 days (usually other product is 90 days), so nothing can do now.
My suggestion: don't buy it because not like Honda's brand name.
August 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by laurie Good mower
good mower. Easy to assemble. Auto feature is speedy.
September 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ajh Honda Lawnmower
The Honda Lawnmower is more then I expected. Very good cutting the grass, love the self propell, etc.
September 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sweeneythe1acreGuy Do not doubt How great of a mower this is!
I have owned multiple toros, lawnboys, and 3 Husquvaras, this Honda mower is far superior. the drive wheels and mechanics are far above all of these. It will feel very solid, and long lasting as you use it. The "thumb" drive takes very little pressure at all. you can hold with your palms to activate, but thumbs are so easy you wont need to. When mowing grass way to tall, yes it will leave Mohawk effect, but I just go back over and it is perfect.
September 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Flo Good mower
Sets up easily out of the box. One reviewer said his lawn had a "bad haircut" look after he mowed. It appears if you go very fast it jumps around a bit causing a weird pattern. So I just mow at a reasonable pace. Very easy to use. I do have to remind myself to turn the gas-on gas-off knob because my old mower didn't have that. But over all it seems very well built, I barely have to pull the cord to start. It came with oil which was nice and the air filter is on the side with an easy open cover. As a women the most important thing for me is, can I start it? Sometimes pull mowers are impossible to start but this one is great.
July 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Carol Would recommend this mower
Very easy to use especially on hills.
Turns easily. Finished mowing lawn quicker then with my old push mower. I'm glad I bought this.
September 8, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tim Considering another mower.....................NEVER!
Over the years I have had other brands and the moment this mower started and I made the first pass I realized it was not even a contest! No doubt Honda is known for lots of products but they nailed it with this one. I could not be happier! Anyone that doesn't like this one must truly tell me how they are let down or what they feel exceeds it. But to me there is no contest!!!!!!!
August 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CB Cant be more easy
Easy to use, well cutting , easy to start as well, Gas leaking when turn to 90" for cleaning and I thought its normal
September 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kent Great mower
Added gas and oil and it started first pull. Easy to control speed while mowing.
September 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Theresa Awesome!
This is the type of mower that saves me so much time. No clogging and if I skip a week it's still no problem. Took some getting used to with the speed bc it's very powerful and can go fast but worth the money. My yard has a lot of inclines and I can still mow it with one hand if I need to!!
September 3, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by nfd Autochoke issues, but performs ok otherwise
Mine seems to be plagued by the auto-choke issues. After start up in cold weather or warm, you have sit and hold it for about 2 minutes until it starts running at full power. In the mean time, it will sputter and sometimes smoke a bit. Also, if you kill the engine during this period halfway warmed up, it can sometime be difficult to pull start again.
Once it is warmed up, it works great. My 10 year old son has no problems mowing the lawn, stopping, restarting, etc once the mower gets fully warmed up.
August 17, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed VARIABLE SPEED SELF-PROPELLED GAS MOWER WITH AUTO CHOKE
NO ASSEMBLY REQUIRED JUST THE OIL ADD; RUNS LIKE A JACKRABBIT!
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate04 Excellent
Great mower if I had to do it again I would purchase the same product. Wish it had a bigger engine of Couse sometimes shut off in high grass and have to restart.
September 6, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sam It's a Honda!
Starts great and works great. Only thing I would expect on this machine is the bigger back wheel. Little expensive but hope it will last longer.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by VM1987 Well worth the money!
While I am a novice and this is only my 2nd mower owned, this is well worth the price tag. Ease of use, mobility, power and gas usage are a lot better than my previous mower (different brand). The features are nice and the mower does all the work for you.
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by KellyW Wow, this mower does the job better than I expected.
It had a little trouble getting up to speed the first couple of minutes, but once it did, it ran great. I bought it because it is difficult to find someone to cut my grass regularly, so my back yard and ditches by the street were very overgrown. I raised it to the highest setting and it had no issues taking on the 3 foot tall weeds and Johnson grass. I was trying to rush before the rain set in again so I didn't get a chance to really see how nice it would cut on the lower setting. The wheels are a little slick for mowing steep ditches, but it was still easier than anything else I have tried. Overall I am extremely happy with this mower.
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FirstHonda Great Mower
Great mower, great customer service, and most all it mowed the yard!
September 6, 2016