Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 120
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 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 George Expensive, But Good Value
I purchased after extensive online product research - mainly for Honda Quality and I was not disappointed. Followed the simple un-crating instructions, added oil and fuel and started about 2/3 on the first pull - excellent. With regard to mowing - this was the first cut of the season and, unfortunately, the home's previous owner did not maintain their lawn in the fall (I purchased my home in late-November 2015) - below are my observations:
CUT: Excellent, the mower powered through even the really high stuff (over 6 inches)
DRIVE WHEELS: Very good; I live on hilly terrain and the drive-assist and larger wheels made this a lot easier; also notable is the auto-clutch feature making maneuvering this beast not too much work
HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT: Excellent - lawns looks even and plush (make sure you do this BEFORE using your new mower as the front and back wheels are set differently in order to get it in the box properly!)
BAGGING/MULCHING: Excellent; I set mine for a 60 bag/40 mulch for the first cut and somehow the mower worked. What was even more impressive was that there were no visible 'clip lines' trailing the mower
UNIT WEIGHT: This is a heavy unit; this is OK for me (6'/200+ pounds) but I doubt a 125 pound person would find this unit easy to use on anything but a flat lawn. As mentioned earlier, the drive-assist does help on hills and rolling terrain but it still requires a lot of human power to get it up those steeper slopes
SPEED CONTROL: Excellent/really cool; you just walk and dial in your pace and it just works perfectly, slows down a little on hills, but just about close to perfect
FIT & FINSH: Excellent and another reason I bought Honda
VALUE: Tough call on this because it is expensive; I factored in the standard 5-year warranty (Honda added an extra year if you purchased in March!) so you have to consider that in the cost. As well, their engines are well-known to just work and they are very efficient so we'll see how I feel about this mower in a few years
LOUDNESS: Relatively mild, not too loud. It isn't the quietest mower available but it is very quiet in comparison to my neighbors lawn mowers. I measured about 82 db - just loud enough to warrant ear plugs as a precaution
Overall, I would rate this as a 'Best Buy'; yes, it is expensive when comparing it to numerous other mowers available, but I've come to the conclusion that Honda has figured out how to make a reliable mower that produces expected results. Buy Once/Cry Once is my dad's favorite saying so with that wisdom, I'll recommend this product.
March 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by franknj A NIGHTMARE TO CLEAN. TERRIBLE TO DESIGN.
No offense to Home Depot they are great. But this Honda mower is a nightmare to clean. TERRIBLE design in every way. The sliding door to bag or mulch catches all the grass clippings. and the lever jams up. You will spend more time trying to clean the grass from underneath then cutting your grass. When you bag and remove the bag grass spills out and gets all caught up around the bag area. I been working on small engines and mowers for years. This is the worst design I ever saw there are so many places the grass jams up underneath. Yes Honda engines are good but the deck is a nightmare. No way worth $600 + and Honda only has a 21" cut . If you don't clean the bottom the bag mulch door will jam up.
May 23, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tbone OK - but overpriced for a nexite deck & extra minor features
I purchased this mower & used it for 3 cuts this season. Returned & downgraded to the HRR216VKA model. I could not justify the extra $200 for a rust free deck, 5 year warranty, 1 extra handle height adjustment & few inches of lawn height (0.75" - 1.25" which I will never use as ideal cut height is 3").
As for the mower itself, it has ample power and was easy to use. It was able to easy mow down turf that had grown to 12"-14" with ease, did not bog down & always started on 1st pull. I wish I did not have to push the select drive control lever to activate the self propelled mode. Great mower but not a great value IMO.
May 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by David Unquestionable the best mower I have ever owned
I gave up trying to get my 2 year old toro mower to bag properly. No matter what I did the clippings ended up in the shoot. If the grass was damp forget it. I read the reviews on the Honda mowers and decided to by one. The best decision I have ever made. Despite the price being higher it is well worth it. The mower cuts grass with ease. Even if the grass is damp it cuts without clogging the bag. The double blades and the larger opening in the back of the mower contribute to how well it works. My frustration level has gone away and I cut the grass in half the time. I urge you to spend the extra money for this mower. The task to cut the grass should be an easy one and this mower makes it so.
May 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by dipu Best mower I have ever bought
I have this machine for several years now without any problem. There are few features on this which makes it better than other mowers especially the dual blade and so easy to turn the machine on. I have a very steep yard and it runs great. Because of the dual blade it mulches the grass like butter. I never had to use the bag ever. Also the body of this machine is very durable. I thought it may break when it hit any rock but it didn't at all. Till this date I didn't have to sharpen the blade and it still cuts great. I will recommend this machine than any other mowers.
May 22, 2016