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21 in. 3-in-1 Variable Speed Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Auto Choke

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  • Twin blade mower provides fine cuts and small clippings
  • Dual-lever system easily adjusts to 7 cutting heights
  • Deck made from 16-gauge steel to ensure long-term use
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The Honda Self-Propelled 3-in-1 Variable Speed Lawn Mower with New GCV 170 engine and auto choke offers a simple, adaptable and reliable design. It efficiently adapts the mowing speed to match your stride for ultimate comfort. Easily mulch, bag or discharge without the use of tools using a simple clip director knob.
  • Smart drive intuitive, variable speed control while mowing, 5 adjustable positions for user comfort
  • 3-in-1 system with clip director simple slide the clip director for mulching, bagging or discharging versatility, no attachments required
  • Dual-lever height adjustment system user-friendly front and rear levers conveniently adjust to 7 cutting heights
  • Honda GCV170 engine reliable, easy starting power to tackle the toughest mowing conditions
  • Microcut twin blade system stacked and offset twin blade design provides superior cut quality and smaller clippings for better mulching and bagging
  • California residents

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Size of Yard1/4 - 1/2 Acre1/2 - 1 Acre1/2 - 1 Acre1/2 - 1 Acre
Power TypeGasGasGasGas
FeaturesBagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Tool-free adjustmentsBagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Tool-free adjustmentsBagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Tool-free adjustmentsAdjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Handlebar,Adjustable Speed,Bagger,Blade Brake,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck
Drive TypeRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel DriveRear-wheel Drive
Start TypePull CordPull CordPull CordPull Cord
Cutting Width (in.)21 inches21 inches21 inches21 inches
Engine MakeHonda EngineHonda EngineHonda EngineHonda Engine
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Assembled Depth (in.)
61 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40.8 in
Assembled Width (in.)
22.6 in
Blade Length (in.)
21 in
Cutting Width (in.)
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width (in.)
Rear Wheel Height (in.)
High Wheel
Rear Wheel Size (in.)


Assembly Required
CA (CARB) Compliant
CARB Compliant
Cutting Height Options
Cutting Options
Deck Material
16 Gauge Steel
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Honda Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Tool-free adjustments
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
Engine oil
Lawn Mower Type
Self-Propelled Lawn Mower
Maximum Cutting Height (in.)
Minimum Cutting Height (in.)
Mower Size Type
Number of Blades
Number of Handlebar Positions
Oil Capacity (oz.)
Power Type
Product Weight (lb.)
Recommended Oil Type
SAE 10W-30
Recommended Terrain
Size of Yard
1/4 - 1/2 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
3 year

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 4,507 reviews
  • 82% recommend this product
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Power drive failed in first hour!
I bought this mower as I have never been disappointed in a Honda product. Engine runs fine and cuts well. Power drive surged in first 20 minutes of use and then never worked again. Now in the midst of a pandemic I have to deal with a warranty repair. Unacceptable!
    1 person found this helpful
    I Love self propelled lawnmowers now.
    The first thing that shocks you when you change from push lawnmower to self propelled is the speed and time you gain while mowing,it was like a new toy for me,I was so excited that I was showing to my father in law how to use it and he was scared of how fast that thing was moving,he was doing wheelies and basically running behind the mower trying to keep up :P,he is 83 years old and he handed to me the mower like,wow this is to powerful for me,is really good and then he never was trying again to use it,overall is a great lawnmower,easy to use,I like that the fuel tank is big and also easy to refill,if this mower last like any Honda vehicle I’ll be very happy because it looks sturdy and well put together.
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      This is an awesome machine! I like the throttle for the self propelled action. You choose your speed. I swear you can even pop a wheelie if you go full throttle. I love it! Definitely a must buy. Also, is at a great and affordable price.
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        BEST mower ever, ALWAYS starts on first pull!
        This mowers ALWAYS starts. Best mower I have ever owned, the self propulsion is excellent and the height choices are everything from very close/low to the ground up to very high for outer property mowing. I have to go up and down hills in my yard and it is excellent...I bought and returned two other mowers before buying this one and am so happy I held out for the best mower ever.
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        2 people found this helpful
        Honda power !
        Amazing mower! Really fast as well. Best push/self propelled mower I’ve ever owned.
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        2 people found this helpful
        HRN216VKAA rear-wheel self-propelled mower
        HRN216VKAA rear-wheel self-propelled mower: (1) rear-wheel and controls for self-propel works well ; (2) starts on first pull; (3) height setting only necessary on one side of mower; (4) has an easy-to-user mulch or bag mode switch; (5) easy to assemble;
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          Great mower
          I took it out of the box this morning And after 1 1⁄2 hours I was mowing the lawn effortless on. I didn't go fast because of my bad back and the machine went at my pace. It cut and mulched so well I saw no clippings. My wife can't wait to try it out. Excellent so far. I hope it goes the distance.
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            Great mower
            Really easy to use. Wish I'd gotten the next level up with blade stop but this is still the best mower I've ever owned.
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              Best push mower I have ever used!!!...
              Best push mower I have ever used!!!
                1 person found this helpful
                I’ve owned this mower for over 25 years. On my 3rd one. Today I was mowing a rather steep incline next to a drainage ditch and underestimated my footing. I slipped and tumbled backwards on my bottom down the hill and quickly put my foot in the air to stop the mower from rolling over me. It all happened soooo fast! I’m so happy to say that as I let go the mower stopped running and the self-propelled part saved my bacon!!! I got up, dusted my bum…. And am back at it. I’ve had this mower since 2009. My son surprised me with it as my previous one was at least 10 years old. Great Mower!!!! Safe!!!!!
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                  6 people found this helpful
                  My Honda Mower
                  What an upgrade I finally had to retire my old 15 year old Honda mower. I love how you can adjust the wheels and you don’t have to use a plug now when you mulch or bag I love the color of the wheels they’re easier to keep clean and overall I just like the appearance of the new Honda mowers
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                    GCV 170 Honda Self Propel Mower Sucks!
                    We bought this mower in November being proactive for the summer months. First thing that happened was the cover for the filter broke off, then the entire assembly on the front that's made of PLASTIC broke away from the metal base of the mower!!! I called and they want me to drive it across town after spending 419.00 for this piece of junk then have to wait two MONTHS to get it approval for repairs!!!
                      11 people found this helpful
                      Great lawn mower!
                      Years ago, I spent my summers working with a lawn care company that exclusively used Snapper lawn mowers. I can remember those commercial, walk-behind self-propelled mowers being $6-700 and that was 20 years ago. I used them daily. Back then, Snapper was a big name, especially in the professional/commercial lawn trade. My point is, this mower feels just as sturdy as those! It’s “heavy” but not too heavy and really moves when you need it to. I really put it to the test on my first mow. I started to cut and was a 1/3 of the way through when a rain shower popped up out of nowhere. The grass was thick (1 week since last mow - St. Augustine grass - southern LA) and now wet. This mower handled it with ease. Never bogged down or clogged (mulch setting). The most time consuming thing was washing the mower out. A hose connection on the deck is the one thing this mower lacks. I do love the extra large gas fill opening and the adjustible smart drive lever settings. Mower cuts and mulches better than I have seen. I am impressed and can’t wait to make an even better cut with dry grass! Overall, this is great mower for any homeowner! And it’s a Honda! I HIGHLY recommend!
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                        1 person found this helpful
                        Every newer model gets slightly worse
                        I've been using Honda mowers for 5 years now. The first Honda mower I own and still use is great. Obvously there are some things you would like to change, but the older model did its job. This newer though is definitely more frustrating. It cuts great and operation is a breeze, however here are the two issues I have... 1. A lot of the parts are cheap and made of plastic so they break easier. In the pictures I posted you can tell the difference in quality. 2 The mower bag does not fit inside the typical lawn bag (brown paper bag). Therefore you make quite a mess trying to get the grass from the mower bag to the brown bag. The older models bag fit perfectly inside. Just for reference, I have had this newer model for a year and the plastic piece that is connected to the wheels broke off. Other then those problems, I still think the Honda mowers are the best for your money.
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                          5 people found this helpful
                          Poor Product Quality, Even Worse Customer Service
                          Although my review is not in relation to Home Depot or it's products, this is in relation to this mower. I am posting this same review to as many venues as possible to get myself heard. My wife and I purchased a HRX217K6VKAA on May 1. We were able to cut our grass three times before it stopped propelling forwards and the wheels would lock in reverse. Since our lawnmower was registered and under warranty, we took it to our local Service Repair who had to file a claim with Honda and request the replacement belt be shipped to them. A month later and after contacting Honda ourselves, we still do not have the replacement belt that is covered under warranty. Have been promised status phone calls that have never happened. Promised dates of shipping that still has not happened. Not only would I advise against this failing mower, but also Honda as a whole because if something breaks, you can expect the same poor treatment and delays in honoring your warranty.
                            22 people found this helpful
                            Mower Features
                            SP mower will also push super easy when rolling with unit turned off. No wheel rolling resistance liker felt on other brands of SP units. Smooth engine with quiet noise level at a constant frequency really makes the engine noticeable. Quieter and lower noise level with Honda engine. Quick cutting height adjustment with both wheels on each axle changed with only one lever, brilliant. Deck change is two easy adjustments, one lever per axle rather than four. Plus cutting levels/settings are clearly identified with numbers. Big white font take the guesswork and notch counting out of leveling deck. Fuel line shut off valve is super safety feature when in long term storage. Turn valve off, run engine out of fuel; avoid stale fuel in mower which can compromise modern plastic components in fuel line and pathways. Convenient two position handlebar, easy to change position of speed control devise which is mounted on handlebar. Switch location of devise to avoid hand fatigue mowing for long periods. Finally, two cutting blades for clean cut on grasses.
                              • Recommended
                              Was easy to assemble. Looked like it already had oil in it but I added the bottle anyway because it said it was shipped with no oil many times. The clippings bag is way too small compared to my other mowers in the past. Not sure if this is because of the smaller clippings. We'll see when I mow my lawn.
                                12 Weeks then Died
                                I have only used this 12 times and it broke. I was just mowing on my flat grass normally, when the self propeller jerked suddenly, took off, pulling me, then stopped working, had to push it hard and then completely shut down. There was a smell of smoke so I shut it off. Then when I tried to start it again the engine was completely locked up and won’t turn on. I had my old Honda mower for 15 years and it was awesome, sturdy and dependable. This one is much more fragile.
                                  8 people found this helpful
                                  Purchased to replace an older Honda lawn mower, which had problems with back wheels locking up wh...
                                  Purchased to replace an older Honda lawn mower, which had problems with back wheels locking up when pulling mower backwards. Prior to purchasing my second Honda, I purchased a Toro personal pace mower. I was totally disappointed in this mower and returned it. I thought it would handle my hilly yard better than the Honda, since it had 4 wheel drive, however that was not the case. The new Honda out performs the old Honda and is far superior in construction and maneuverability than the Toro. The Honda definitely meets my expectations as I am 69 year old female with a challenging yard to mow. The only thing I dislike is when I am mowing a hill it tends to sputter like the gas isn't being fed consistently when the mower is at an angle. Mower was purchased at the of May 2021.
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                                  10 people found this helpful
                                  home lawn mower
                                  great mower inhave owned one other Honda mower like this but not near as smart like the hands free style for the walk speed ideally like less knobs and handles and cables to replace but dont care for the blade s to activate to start but I did like my old one were I can move the self propelled with out engaging the blade s not very smart on this change
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                                    Best out there
                                    If you want a lawnmower that will always be dependable, buy a Honda. It's the Weber Genesis of lawnmowers. It will always start first or second pull, cuts great, and will probably be the last lawnmower you'll buy.
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                                      2 people found this helpful
                                      Great Product
                                      This is my 1st NEW mower purchase and I love it! It has power, maneuverability, the bag attachment is wonderful and the handle folds up for storage. I would definitely purchase this mower again!
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                                        Buy a Toro or Cub Cadet!
                                        I bought this to replace my 20 some year old Cub Cadet mower that finally had the deck rot away. Here's an honest review. Pros: Like all Honda products I have owned, the engine is lightweight, plenty powerful and reliable. the adjustable self-propel speed is a nice surprise and works well. However, unless you made yard work and cutting your grass one of your hobbies, buy something else. Cons: The discharge chute is poorly designed. unless you cut your grass every 3 days, it will continuously clog with either wet or any grass longer than 1 1/2" above your cut height when bagging. Also when bagging, the mower leaves more behind than it puts in the pick-up bag. As for mulching, it's not very good at that either. It consistently eaves clumps or lines. In summation, if you don't mind cutting your grass twice every time you got to cut it, then this one is okay. If you don't have either the inclination or time to cut your grass two times, every time you want to cut it, get something else. NOTE TO HONDA ENGINEERS: Open the entire back to the bag as a discharge chute like other manufacturers have done and design a better circulating system for mulching. Yours sucks.
                                        Response from American Honda TeamMay 25, 2021
                                        Hello, We’re sorry to hear you are dissatisfied with the cut quality of your Honda lawn mower. We have both a video and a helpful handout that will help you with these issues. Please check out these resources. https://youtu.be/TOOCDjixnZg and https://cdn.powerequipment.honda.com/pe/pdf/lawn-mower/mowing-a-great-looking-lawn.pdf

                                        These tips usually help to resolve most customers' mowing issues. However, please see your local service dealer if you are still having problems.
                                        https://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator Choose Service as the dealer type. americanhonda
                                          23 people found this helpful
                                          nice upgrade
                                          My 190cc Craftsman sheered its holding bracket so needed an immediate purchase. What a difference. Put together in about 5 minutes and i was cutting the lawn before 8:00am. It’s a honda so 10-15 decibels less than the big Briggs and Stratton. First time start up is nice. It pushed so much easier than the craftsman that i barely ever used the self-propel. So fluid. The bagging does an excellent job of filling to the top. I get twice the coverage before having to dump the bag. Did a good but not great job picking up the dogwood flowers. Much better than the craftsman though. Wlould have peferred a 22” platform.
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                                            2 people found this helpful
                                            Good power, but a few weakness
                                            Good power for mulching, self-propelling, easy to start, reasonably light. A few fatal weakness: The handle bar is too low, you have to lower your body to mow the lawn even though I am one 5ft10. The self-propelling design is poor. On the first use on my .2 acre lawn, self-propelling stopped working. I checked the system and found that the driving belt was nearly torn apart as it moving against the metal parts. The machine seems brand new, does not seem to be a used and returned one. I probably can change the belt to make it work again but it would too costly if I have to change it several times a year. I will return it. I would not recommend it unless the manufacture can show that this machine is a special case with a malfunction self-driving system.
                                              15 people found this helpful
                                              If you like mowing twice, buy this one
                                              This mower doesn’t do it’s one job well. That is cutting. The cut is so poor you have to mow twice. I am not exaggerating. The owner’s manual even says you have to go over the cutting line with half the mower covering the already-cut area. The time I spend mowing now has drastically increased from the Cub Cadet I had before. Also, the mower doesn’t bag well either. Generally, one should be able to run over yard debris, gum wrappers blown into the yard, and leaves with the expectation that it will go into the bag. Nope. This kicks those items right out the side for you to try to pick up on your next lap. Again, nope. This mower is the pinnacle of frustration. It pushes easy and the self-propel works great; which comes in handy because you’ll be pushing it a lot more around your yard than a mower that actually cuts. Also, having the Honda motor is more of a curse than a blessing because it’ll run forever, frustrating me for years to come. Pass on this one. Spend less, or equal to, on a cub cadet and get better quality cut.
                                                10 people found this helpful
                                                Honda Quality
                                                We own 3 acres and a lawn tractor, but many times we like to work as team to complete the lawn. This is my first Honda (outside of car) and can't be more pleased. The mower operates like a Honda vehicle, flawlessly. Starts first pull, has dual positions for handle (huge benefit) and quick change position on drive throttle. Simply one of the best lawn mowers out there. I would like Honda to build same but electric/battery, when they do I will no doubt buy it.
                                                  Honda! Once again! I was thinking about a used mower;...
                                                  Honda! Once again! I was thinking about a used mower; because, they last forever. Why not be the one to ride it hard and not worry about when it will be over! Hardest part was getting it out of the box. Flip up the handle and follow all the other directions I guess. Put gas and pull her finger I’ll tell you what?! Easy start. Has the ability to drive the wheels. Need for some tall grass situations. Gives you and extra push that is controllable. Im not a good lawn person but I had fun. I am looking forward to cutting my own grass for as long as I can. Recommend!
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                                                  3 people found this helpful
                                                  Oil leak
                                                  Bought this last week. Put it together. Ran great. Put it away. Came back this week and oil was all over the floor. Not a very good image for Honda...won’t last a week. Returning to buy anything but a Honda.
                                                  Response from American Honda TeamMay 5, 2021
                                                  Hello, We’re sorry to hear you are having trouble with your lawn mower leaking. We recommend taking your lawn mower to your local Honda service dealer for help resolving this. You can find a service dealer here: https://powerequipment.honda.com/dealer-locator americanhonda
                                                    13 people found this helpful
                                                    Love my honda mower I actually own 2 honda mower's
                                                    I own 3 hondas. Excellent equipment. I have friends that own hondas so I purchased my own.
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