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21 in. Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Lawn Mower with Select Drive Control

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  • Variable speed, ergonomic, intuitive Select Drive system
  • Twin blades for superior cut quality, mulching and bagging
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty
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Product Overview

Whether one wishes to mulch, bag or discharge their grass, the HRX217K5VKA is a top perf ormer. It's packed with features, like Honda's exclusive NeXite deck, Micro-Cut Twin Blades and the versatile 4-in-1 Versamow System with Clip Direct or. With all of this, combined with Honda's exclusive variable speed Select Drive, this mower will make your lawn look great while maximizing your comf ort, control and convenience.
  • Choose your speed with Honda exclusive select drive: one can easily adjust the mower's speed to your stride by rotating the speed adjust dial, followed by engaging the select drive lever f or intuitive speed control with maximum comf ort and convenience
  • Hondas revolutionary versamow system with clip direct or allows you to mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves - or even a combination of mulching and bagging simultaneously, simply slide the convenient clip direct or knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched, no tools or costly attachments are needed
  • Honda's exclusive micro-cut twin blades use four cutting surfaces that result in ultra-fine clippings f or superi or mulching and m ore clippings per bag, the end result is a perfect cut with less time spent emptying the bag, meaning less w ork f or you
  • HRX's 21 in. deck is made with NeXite, this highly impact-resistant material does not dent, rust or c orrode, it's so durable that it comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Easy-starting, fuel efficient and powerful, Honda premium residential GCV190 engines are legendary f or providing years of reliable service, all Honda lawn mower engines are certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission standards
  • Use fuel stabilizers to maintain your engine and increase the longevity of your mower
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Assembled Depth (in.)
64.5 in
Assembled Height (in.)
40 in
Assembled Width (in.)
23 in
Blade Length (in.)
Cutting Width (in.)
21 inches
Front Wheel Size (in.)
Mower Deck Width (in.)
21 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
Polymer Composite
Deck Type
Drive Type
Rear-wheel Drive
Engine Displacement (cc)
Engine Make
Honda Engine
Engine Torque (ft.-lb.)
Adjustable Handlebar,Bagger,Foldable handle,Mulching Lawn Mower
Fuel Tank Capacity (gallons)
0.25 gal
Bagger,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
1/2 - 1 Acre
Start Type
Pull Cord
Walk Behind Mower Type
Self Propelled

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.5
    out of 1,319 reviews
  • 85%recommend this product
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Mulch conditions
When the lawn more is on March condition the door which supposed to close for the grass not to come true it’s not tight therefore there is a lot of grass getting accumulated and falls off as we are running in the most condition I’m quite disappointed because I buy a lot of equipment from Honda and that design is very poor.You can see on the picture of the gap of the light where disappointed
Response from Honda Power Equipment Jul 2, 2021
Hello, We are sorry to hear you are having trouble with the rear discharge guard on your lawn mower. We have asked our Customer Relations team to reach out to help you resolve this.
    Awesome mower!!
    I actually enjoy mowing my yard! I am female, 63 years young, and have never owned a mower with this much power and fantastic mulching abilities. I debated about the cost, but knowing Honda’s reliability and reputation, I bought it online. So very happy with my purchase! Just buy it!
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      First day the cover popped out
      I am not happy with my Honda’s mower. The first day I try to mowing and the cover popped out.
      Response from Honda Power EquipmentDec 7, 2020
      Hello, we are sorry to hear you are having trouble with the cover on your mower. We have asked our Customer Relations team to reach out to help you resolve this.
        A beast of a lawn mower!
        Hands down best self-propeller mower! Buy it with no regrets for any lawn.
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          Game changer!
          The HRX217 has absolutely changed the game for us. We were considering a riding mower after our 6 year old Snapper started breaking down and becoming too time consuming to mow with. After buying a rider we soon realized it just wasn’t practical. Too many obstacles in the back yard and took just as long as the Snapper to complete the job. The HRX was the perfect solution. It has shaved 40 minutes off of our total mow time and is so much fun to operate! We also save an additional 20 minutes blowing. We used to have to blow the clippings into a pile and sweep them up with the old mower. The HRX mulches so finely that this is not required! Simply blow them back into the yard and move on. Our grass has literally became the greenest lawn in the neighborhood. The HRX217 was recommended to me by my brother in law. We now recommend this mower to everyone as well. Thank you Honda.
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            Honda warrenty is worthless. My nextite deck height adjustment broke a notch off that resulted in front wheel failure. Honda accused me of abuse
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              3 found this review helpful
              I like this Honda Self Propelled Lawn Mower. It is very easy to use. It is faster ,easy to start ...
              I like this Honda Self Propelled Lawn Mower. It is very easy to use. It is faster ,easy to start and better run as compared to those without self propelled feature. The Home Depot gave me home delivery for this product without any shipping fees. Thanks to The Home Depot
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              1 found this review helpful
              Quality equipment that works well, if you need a new mower you really should consider this one.
              I bought this mother to replace a 20 year old Snapper Ninja. I'm very happy with my choice. The ergonomics are wonderful, the engine is a performer and it is well built. The simplicity is a blessing. The choke is automatic, the throttle is non adjustable but set where the engine makes the most power. Everything else is the standard adjustments. You will need to get used to the speed control. It is touchy at first until you get a feel for it and the drive belt wears in. If you are concerned about the plastic deck, don't be. The stuff it's made from feels like the same material used in some of the equipment I used in the Marines. Grass has a hard time sticking to it. I was sceptical about the twin blade, by the Honda engineers for it right. It works like it's says. Small clipping size and bags nicely. It mulches fine too. No issues there. You can tell the Honda put a lot of effort into designing this. It's simple, has nice ergonomics, performs well. Plenty of power from the engine. At full speed you are really moving. I'm military parlance you are stepping it out. On a side note it is noticeably lighter that a steel deck mower. It also has a long runtime power tank, it seems different despite running at full throttle constantly. The only thing I would like is for the handle bar to have one note height setting. I'm 6 foot tall and the highest setting is comfortable for me. In the photo you can see the size of the clippings.
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                1 found this review helpful
                Here's the deal. This is a GREAT machine, with a TERRIBLE control system. It mows super well, but...
                Here's the deal. This is a GREAT machine, with a TERRIBLE control system. It mows super well, but the control that you use to propel the mower is cumbersome and annoying. I've been spoiled by the Toro I've had for the last few years. You just push on the Toro and it goes the speed you are pushing. When you stop to turn the Toro mower just stops with you. Perfect! The Honda, on the other hand, has a gas-pedal-type control that you have to consciously use with one or both hands all the time. You must activate it to move forward and deactivate it to turn. After a while, my hand starts to ache. It is so much worse than the Toro that I think I am going to return it. Its a better mower than the newer Toros, but what does that matter if it is horrible to use?
                  9 found this review helpful
                  We have only used it once so far but compared to my previous mowers this is the best mower since ...
                  We have only used it once so far but compared to my previous mowers this is the best mower since sliced bread. Starts easily, run relatively quiet and does a great job of cutting grass. The variable speed control works great. We have Zoysia sod and keep our grass cut very short, like the length of a fairway on a golf course, and this mower can be lowered to cut the grass at this depth. Only thing I wanted on a new mower that this one does not have is where you can keep the engine running and have the blade stop so you can empty bag without mower turning off. The mower starts easily and quickly so not that big of a deal but our last mower had this. I would have thought for the money this would have done this as well as some of the lower priced Honda models have this option. I would buy this mower again in a heartbeat and am glad I spent the money on it. Mowers tend to last forever and I did not want to end up with one that I regretted buying in a couple of years. Spend the money and get the one you want and like.
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                  3 found this review helpful
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