Model # HRX217K4VLA

Internet #203474036

Honda 21 in. Nexite Deck Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower with Versamow Technology


21 in. Nexite Deck Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower with Versamow Technology

  • Effortless self charging electric-start
  • Twin blades for superior cut quality, mulching, and bagging
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty
$67900 /each
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Product Overview

The Honda 21 in. Nexite Deck Electric Start Gas Mower is self-propelled with variable-speed smart drive control. It features an electric start with self-charging battery. It offers tool-free adjustments for easier operation.

  • Simple self-charging electric start
  • Money-saving 4-in-1 Versamow system (bag, mulch, discharge, leaf shred) no tools or costly attachments needed
  • Adaptable 3-position quick-fold handles for comfort, convenient storage and transport
  • Reliable easy-start Honda GCV190 engine
  • Time-saving micro cut twin blades reduce time emptying the bag thanks to finer clippings, meaning more clippings per bagful when mulching, as well as smaller clippings for faster decomposition
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Name 21 in. Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Self Propelled Mower with Select Drive Control 21 in. Nexite Deck Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower with Versamow Technology GCV190 21 in. Nexite Deck 4-in-1 Select Drive Walk Behind Gas Self Propelled Mower with Electric Start 21 in. Nexite Deck 4-in-1 Select Drive Gas Self Propelled Mower with Blade Stop System
Brand Honda Honda Honda Honda
Ratings (329) (125) (68) (85)
Power Type Gas Gas Gas Gas
Drive Type Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive Rear-wheel Drive
Features Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Foldable handle,Keyed start,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments
Refurbished No No No No
Size of Yard 1/2 - 1 Acre 1/2 - 1 Acre 1/2 - 1 Acre 1/2 - 1 Acre
Start Type Pull Electric Electric Pull
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Assembled Depth (in.)
44 in
Assembled Height (in.)
18 in
Assembled Width (in.)
24 in
Blade Length (in.)
21 in
Cutting Width
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width
21 in
Rear Wheel Size (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Options
Deck Material
Polymer Composite
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Number of Blades
Number of adjustable handlebar positions
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Size of Yard
1/2 - 1 Acre
Start Type
Terrain Type
Sloped with Obstacles
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 years

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Customer Questions & Answers

I'm looking at the Honda #HRX217K4VLA. How does it work if you need to pull the mower backward?

If you release the self-propelled lever and pull the mower backward, will the wheels turn freely or will they remain engaged so that you're basically dragging the mower across the grass. Of course, I will be going forward 95% of the time, yet there are instances (e.g., under trees or other tight spaces) where it is much easier to pull the mower backward than to try to turn it around. Thank you.
Asked by: Anonymous
Awesome. Simply release the variable speed handle, the wheels turn freely and the mower pulls backwards without resistance.
Answered by: Chicago
Date published: 2015-11-23

How is the cutting height adjusted and what are the highest and lowest cuttng heights?

Asked by: dmb1319
Answered by: limaperu
Date published: 2015-11-05

i got honda from home depot 7 years ago where can get tune up &shaper blade

Asked by: Anonymous
Home Depot sells replacement blade sets for the Honda HRX model mowers. Visit Honda's web site ( to get a list of service providers for tune ups. Most John Deere dealers also service Honda mowers.
Answered by: Chicago
Date published: 2015-11-05

many complaints about electric start.

Is it true that the mower needs to run an hour between electric starts?
Asked by: wally
Worked for me out of the box. They sell an optional charger and claim it will work for the season....i just ordered it but even manual is easy with the auto choke. Good is a nice mower.
Answered by: Bob
Date published: 2015-11-08
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Customer Reviews

21 in. Nexite Deck Electric Start Gas Self Propelled Mower with Versamow Technology is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 125.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Sorry I Wasted My Money Since buying this mower I have had nothing but trouble. It has been in the shop 5 times for starting issues. My mower is a lemon. Honda sent a tech from their office to fix it and it was fine. Took the mower in for a blade sharpening and oil change and now back to square one. The battery will not stay charged even with mulching meaning never stopping. As of now I wish Honda would replace the mower. This is the worst purchase that I have ever made.
Date published: 2017-04-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Speed cntrol not good Only purchase this mower if you have a flat yard. The variable speed control is very difficult to control on non-flat surfaces. Set the speed for low and it will not go up an incline at all. Set it at a higher speed to get uphill and it will pull away from you when you get on a flat or downhill surface. Have mowed my yard one time and it gave me an absolute workout, one that I never experienced with my 20 year old Honda with three speeds (slow, medium, fast). This should not happen with a state of the art mower. Otherwise it started easily and ran well.
Date published: 2017-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best mower i have ever owned! I have owned a different major brand for the last 20+ years and was going to buy a new one until I was talked into this one. I am very glad I was. The cut is much better and it cuts the clippings into much finer particles. I have always been a "bagger" but with this mower the clippings are so small they do not clog up under the mower deck even when the grass is on the wet side. The electric start works flawlessly and it also recharges the battery while you mow ...very nice feature. The handle for the power drive does take a little getting use to it but when you are in a corner and cannot get behind it to push it works very well. Overall I would not hesitate to purchase another Honda but I hope that will be many years down the road.
Date published: 2013-04-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Honda HRX2174VLA - Da Best Setup, within five minutes I was cutting the lawn. The mower is pre-assembled and just add oil and go. The electric, self-charging start is innovtive and effective, but with one pull the puppy also starts. The Smart-Drive is is very easy to use and adapt to my pace. The twing-blade mowing is ideal for mulching, but also works well for complete bagging. The engine is very powerful and when bagging works like a vacume to pick up any clipping on the driveway. The Honda is more expensive than other lawnmowers, but then again you are paying for engineered quality, features and a powerful engine that will do anything you ask from mowing the lawn to picking up leaves. My only regret is that I did not buy this mower years ago, would have made lawn work a snap.
Date published: 2013-05-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from So far, so good. I have used the mower 5 times now. Each time, the electric starter worked on the first try. The double blade has cut the grass into a fine mulch. When the grass was too tall or wet to adequately mulch, it was great switching to partial bagging/mulching. Self-propeller is powerful and is easy to adjust. Engine is powerful and does not get bogged down in tall grass. Though I gave this 5 stars, I have a few minor design gripes. The gas tank is small, running less than 90 minutes per tank. Cutting height of each wheel needs to be adjusted individually. Grass bag is small, requiring frequent stops to empty.
Date published: 2013-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My new favorite mower!! This was only my first time using the mower but it worked very well! It made the steep hill in my back yard effortless with the rear drive system. It functioned much nicer than my friends Toro that was only a year or two old, cut better and you could tell the quality was a night and day difference. I loved that the grass pieces could be mulched or bagged, or a combination of both AND they were cut into much smaller pieces, making cleanup....or bagging much easier since you could fit more into the same size bag. The quality of the cut was also excellent, it looks a lot nicer than some of my neighbors using non Honda products as well. Let's also not forget that it moves quick so cutting time is down some also which is a big advantage, even on my 1/4 acre yard. I love this thing!
Date published: 2013-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Cut, Easy Start This mower is able to power through my tallest grass and weeds (4+ inches at the beginning of this season), gives a nice even cut, and has a really easy start (pull or key). The only criticism I have is that the deck length (not width) to handle ratio is long so mowing my steep ditches is a little awkward. Not impossible just a bit off, but this might change once I get used to the mower.
Date published: 2013-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This mower needs a seat belt! Wow! I bought this today, cut my lawn this evening. I started it up and expected a slow moving self-propelled mower like my old mower. I pushed the handle all the way "to the floor" and the front wheels rose up off the ground and off it went! This is not an exaggeration! I'm 64 and I had to slow it down so I could keep up with it. It's a bit on the heavy side, but with all the power it doesn't much matter. It's more than I've ever paid for a mower, but what a machine! The electric start is really nice also! Great mower, just great!
Date published: 2013-05-10
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