Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 794
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by edgarebarkley Discontinued for a reason
I purchased this because the reviews were positive in August 2012. Little did I know that the Smart Drive should not be used in wet areas. The drive wheels lock up and will not allow you to pull it to back up. So I took it apart in 2014, to clean and grease the rear drive gears in the wheels of rust & grass debris. It worked for a while, but still locks out the back up direction about 80% of the time, even after adjusting the smart drive clutch cable. You must lift up the mower and let the wheels turn a little, then see if you can pull it backwards. A hit or miss solution.
May 5, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rabbit63 Discontinued for a reason
Great mower, except.....Chronic choke issues. Machine gets warmed up, and quits running. Cools off, runs fine again. Great machine if you have the time to wait for it to cool off over & over again. Bought this because my old Honda (RIP) served me well for over 15 years. This new one? Even my service guy said this model is a real nuisance. I've been through a choke a year since new, & now the warranty's up. Hello Craigslist.
May 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Great Performance,Best Mower I've Ever Had !
Put the oil in,filled the gas tank,the mower started on the first crank and every restart has been one crank.Love the rear wheel drive and varible speed.It pulls hard on the sloped area of our yard and can go faster than we need.Mulching in the bag is good for placing around plants and helps the soil.
My first Honda Mower and so Happy I picked this one.
December 17, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by warpdrive The BEST lawnmower I've used.
I'm a believer in Honda. I picked this up because my old Sears Briggs and Stratton mower was nearly impossible to start, but this Honda starts up with literally 1/3 the effort and on the first pull every single time. It's so smooth as well and is quieter as well. The Smart Drive control gives you thumb control of the speed, you just push it harder and it goes faster. The control doesn't lock so you have to keep pushing otherwise it stops (which isn't an issue with me, but you should know). The twin blades gives a good cut as well, didn't notice many stray clumps of grass left behind.
What can I say, just buy it, it's well worth the extra money compared to what you may buy at Sears or your local discount store.
Oh yeah I'm from Canada and this is the exact same mower than Honda Canada sells for $650. So if you live near the border, time to drop into a Home Depot in the US the next time you are in the US
November 19, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ryno Prefer over rider
Just purchased this gem to get into smaller areas of the garden but enjoyed it so much I mowed my foot high half acre without refueling. I was impressed (as so many others) with the power and speed, as a bonus my pedometer read 10,000 steps for the job! I've owed Hondas since my dad bought them in '87 and have always been more than satisfied. For the past 5 years I've used a Craftsman rider but Honda just won me back with this one.
December 19, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maryanne Great loawn mower for an hilly uneven lawn.
I have a small but uneven, hilly lawn. The rear-wheeled self-propelled feature is perfect for this terrain. It used to take me at least 50 minutes to mow my lawn and I would be exhausted. I now takes less than 30 minutes and I barely work up a sweat.
October 9, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rich Best lawn mower I have ever owned !
Simply the best performing gas lawnmower I have ever owned .
I'm 70 years old and have had lots of different lawnmowers over the years. Wish I had bought a Honda long ago .
I've been using my Honda for about 10 weeks now . Since I first took it out of the box and added the oil it has started on the first pull every time with out fail. I'll follow the maintenance instructions,and change the oil often. was surprised to find out there is NO oil plug on the bottom to remove like all the other mowers I have had. You simply tip the mower up on it's side and drain the oil out from the fill tube !
The self propelled rear wheel drive is great it can go much faster than I can walk.I uploaded a pic of the drive control. It's perfect you can use either or both thumbs to control the drive speed.It can also be adjusted up or down depending on your preferance for comfort.
I mow my yard ,and my daughters yard every week .It's almost fun to use this great lawnmower.
If your thinking about buying a new mower do you self a favor and buy one of these It's worth the money. If your used to buying Briggs and Straton mowers you wont be wanting one again.
October 21, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bella Love this mower!!
Love this mower! My husband and son use this mower multiple times a month and its super reliable. Highly recommend!
February 24, 2013