Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 739
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by H2OCycling Best Tall Persons Mower ever!!!!
I bought this mower about two years ago. I had a good quality mower before it, but this mower cuts incredible well. I was able to cut fescue that was much taller than it should have been (as in would stall my old mower) and it never bogged or clumped. There is usually no evidence of clippings and there's never any stragglers. I ended up moving to a house with a much larger yard with Bermuda built on a cow pasture. With all our rain it was growing 4+ inches per week and I ended buying a rider because it was taking me three hours. I still use this to cut areas my big mower won't get, but if this was faster it'd be my first choice. At 6'5" it's the only mower adjustable to my height. If it lasts forever I'll never buy another push mower again!
August 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 215fan Excellent mower with a heritage.
This mower is replacing a Honda Model HR215, also a hydrostatic drive - the "grandfather" of this mower. The HR215 was used regularly for 22 years and I'm looking forward to similar performance. The proven longevity, variable speed and lack of pulleys and belts make this an excellent mower in spite of its higher front end cost. This mower also offers a selective, (no blade change), mulching option the earlier HR215 did not. However, have yet to try out the Mulching option. Out of the box, gas & oil, she started with 1 pull.
August 23, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Defectivelawnmower HRX217HYA HONDA LAWN MOWER
I would not buy one of these mowers from Home Depot. I purchased two online, because they are not sold in the local Home Depot stores. The handle was bent near the adjustment knobs, which prevented me from moving the handle up and down. I sent both lawn mowers back.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by FL9537 Great Mower
I bought this to replace the Honda mower I've had for 10 years which the deck was failing. The new mower has an Composit deck which is guaranteed for life, which is awesome. The hydrostatic transmission is very nice. I am throughly pleased with this mower and would recommend to everyone
September 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nate Smart investment!
So glad I did my research and bought this mower. It climbs my steeper banks with ease. It's impressive and the quality is relative to it's price. Kudos to Honda!!!
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIAMOND3R BEST MOWER EVER
I have owned several Honda lawn mowers and I have to say this is the best one yet. The mower cut through high grass with ease and mulch well this was a good buy thumbs up.
September 6, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BobC Love this mower.
Had an earlier version of this mower for years, and when it was time to replace it, this was an easy decision. One-pull starting and easy to use. Perfect for a 1/2 acre lot.
April 19, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by EdinTexas Like the Select Drive Better After Having for Toro Personal Pace
I really wanted to like this mower. I guess having a Toro Personal Pace for 15 years made a switch to this mower too difficult. I just couldn't get use to holding the three handles. Pinched my finger more than once. So I took Robert @ Honda advice and picked up the similar Select Drive model a couple days ago. I tried it out yesterday and like it much better. The Select Drive is more like the Personal Pace for ease of use IMO. HD also had it on sale for $599 which made the switch even easier.
Now that I've tried both, will say I like the how the hydrostatic transmission requires no push to get it moving. The Select Drive does require a push at times especially going up hills. But overall, the Select Drive works better for me and what I'm use too. Both are great mowers.
August 7, 2016