Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 164
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JB Lawn looks like a carpet!
I had a 20" push Lawn Boy for awhile to just knock down a patchy lawn. Years later I put in sod, became a yard nut, and began obsessing over having the best lawn on the block. That Lawn Boy just wasn't up to the task of cutting thick, moist turf, and eventually I got this machine. I wanted a machine that didn't leave lines, clumps, stragglers, and left an even cut in just one pass, and that's exactly what I got! This thing mulches the grass into tiny bits that just disappear into nutrients for the lawn. If you're serious about mowing your lawn, then this is the machine! It's literally the Cadillac of lawnmowers, the 190cc engine is awesome, and will leave your lawn with a professional appearance. Buy with confidence.
May 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joe Great Mower
Recently purchased this Honda mower so it's only been used a few times. Despite the price, this is a great quality machine compared to others in the same category. Set up was very easy and like many of the other reviewers, started on the first pull. The Select Drive and mulching are great. I have a large back yard and teetered on deciding on a small riding lawn mower, but this Honda makes quick and easy work of it. I attached a few pictures to show the size yard I'm talking about.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BDKtitan Solid Quality, Performance and Value...
This is an outstanding mower - ready to go right out of the box. Worth reviewing the directions to understand how the speed control works. The rock-steady engine offers ample power to get through thicker vegetation. The bagging system works well - the sliding mechanism that affords the ability to bag, mulch, or anywhere in-between lets you tailor where you want your clippings to go. I was skeptical about the rear-wheel drive, especially in turns, but the mower is quite nimble after just a little practice.
August 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mowerman Best mower I have ever owned
So I have owned two Toro mowers in the past. Both single blade 20 or 21 inch mowers. Both with assisted drive to help you push. But this Honda, with its overlapping dual blade and powerful self-propelled drive is the best I have ever used (compared with the Toro). My old mower had front wheel drive, the Honda has rear wheel drive. While I pop a wheelie sometimes starting off it has plenty of power to push itself up steep hills. Realize I have a new blade but the cut is just fantastic. My old mowers used to pull/cut the grass and mulch function did not render small cuts. This Honda makes excellent cuts without "pulling" the grass and the mulch function renders small blades of grass. For example, with the Toro I had to empty the bag after one trip around the yard. With the Honda, between cutting grass finer and the way the rear bag is designed, two trips ... could have even gone 1/2 more!! So much less stopping and empting the bag. Starting is easy, one pull and it oscillates a little as the auto choke gets fuel into the engine, then smooth sailing. If your looking for a great mower that really cuts well, has excellet bagging feature, and great self drive, this is the model. Note that, unlike my old mower, the Honda self-propel function is more like a throttle than "drive-on" / "drive-off" like some. This allows you to give it the power you need to overcome hills and such.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TRWS1928 Very Satisfied
After reading many reviews of various lawnmowers by actual consumers and third party critics, I decided to make the investment in the Honda HRX217VKA. The setup was simple. Just follow the instructions. As advertised, it started with one pull...cool. I used it the first two times, my wife used it the third time. I love the functionality and the results. My wife enjoyed the experience, as it was also exercise for her. I highly recommend this mower without hesitation.
August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by AC Great Choice
Used the mower once so far. Quite impressed! My 3.5yr old Husquavarna bit the dust right out of warranty. This mower is way more powerful. I've got a descent sloped back yard (20°) and pushing the Husquavarna uphill was a killer even with rear wheel drive. This mower powers right up the hill with next to no effort from me.
I wish it had a side discharge chute. Discharging cuttings out the back can get pretty filthy in the shoes. Either my grass grows too fast weekly to mulch or it is too thick in spots because I will leave a lot of clumps in the yard. Future mowing will tell though.
July 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by MN Low quality Mower
While this mower has some nice fixtures the quality of the product leaves much to be desired. After only 2 1/2 seasons the bolt on the front wheel came loose, stripped the attachment to the mower and fell off. Expected higher quality from Honda and for the price of the machine.
August 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RUSTY GREAT MOWER
I have previously owned Toro (2); Sears and Lawn Boy mowers. None of these compare to the quality of the Honda. You can easily see the quality of this mower. The wheel height adjustment is extremely easy. It always starts on the first pull. The variable speed works great. I feel that this mower is the last mower I will have to buy.
August 2, 2016