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GCV190 21 in. Nexite Deck 4-in-1 Select Drive Walk Behind Gas Self Propelled Mower with Electric Start

  • Effortless self charging electric-start
  • 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

Honda's 21 in. HRX217K5VLA featuring NeXite Deck, MicroCut Twin Blade Lawnmower with 4-in-1 Versamow System and Clip Director provides outstanding performance whether mulching, bagging, discharging grass clippings or shredding leaves with no need for additional tools or accessories. It's Self-Propelled with Integrated Select Drive Speed Control for the ultimate in comfort, control and convenience. Additionally, with the convenience of Electric Start and a Self-Charging battery, starting is always simple.
  • Choose your speed with Honda's 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 for intuitive speed control with maximum comfort and convenience
  • Mower starts in a snap, with simple, effortless key starting and a self-charging battery, you'll always be able to start your Honda with ease when it's time to mow
  • Honda's revolutionary versamow system with clip director allows you to mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves - or even a combination of mulching and bagging simultaneously, simply slide the clip director knob to choose how much grass is bagged or mulched, with no tools or costly attachments needed
  • Honda's exclusive twin blade MicroCut system uses four cutting surfaces that result in ultra-fine clippings for superior mulching and more clippings per bag, the end result is a perfect cut with less time spent emptying the bag, meaning less work for you
  • Rust-free, no-dent NeXite mowing deck with lifetime warranty: the HRX's 21 in. deck is made of NeXite, this high impact resistant material does not dent, rust or corrode over time, so durable it comes with a lifetime warranty
  • Reliable Honda GCV190 engine: easy-starting, fuel efficient and powerful; Honda's premium residential GCV190 engines are legendary for providing years of reliable service, all Honda lawn mower engines are certified to meet 50-state EPA and CARB emission levels
  • Choose your speed with Honda's exclusive select drive: easily adjust the mower's speed to your stride by rotating the speed adjust dial, then engage the select drive control for intuitive, comfortable speed control, variable speed from 0 to 4 MPH
  • 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,Keyed start,Mulch Switch,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck,Tool-free adjustments
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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 5 full years.

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Customer Reviews

  • 4.6
    out of 621 reviews
  • 88%recommend this product
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HRX217 lawnmower
Bought to replace 15 year old HRX217 that lost its ability to pull itself. The cut was perfect it’s whole life. Once you buy a Honda mower, you are sold for life.
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    HRX217HYA Lawn Mower
    I'm 63 and this is the best lawnmower I've ever owned. The fluid hydrostatic transmission is amazing. So smooth and consistent variable speeds. The roto-stop blade clutch and engine staying running is great. I've never had rear wheel drive and didn't realize how nice it is cutting this widow maker hill. The double ball bearing wheels ride so smooth and no hollowing out the wheel hub and going katiwampus. I don't use the bag because the mulcher and double blade makes the grass clippings disappear. Starting without the blade engaged is so easy and starts on second easy pull every time. The controls are so easy to get used to and work so well. I really have great control with ease when cutting the lawn. It's well worth the extra money and so glad I bought it.
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      HYA Honda lawnmower
      This mower exceeded my expectations. It comes highly rated and it performed flawlessly out of the box. It has the power to cut through the thick spring grass without leaving a trail of clippings. Very smooth and can easily cruise faster than I wanted to walk. I’m glad I purchased this mower even though it is a bit more expensive than the rest of the field.
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        Best Mulching Mower
        I use my Honda mower for yard cleanups most of the year. This machine is the most powerful and best mulching mower I have ever used. My customers love it!
          • Recommended
          Easy pull start and runs for ever on empty.
          Easy pull start and runs for ever on empty.
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          • Recommended
          I bought this mower on the 28th of June, 2018. So far its been a very good experience. It was sim...
          I bought this mower on the 28th of June, 2018. So far its been a very good experience. It was simple to set up... unfolded handle, assembled bag, added oil and gas and it started right up. It is solidly built and certainly not a light weight machine. The transmission takes a bit of time to get accustomed to. I have lawn with slopes ranging from flat to 30-40 degrees. I do not mow straight up and down the slopes... thats simply dangerous. So, I mow on an angle (easier not the ankles too). Although some may find it annoying, I like the fact that the mower doesn't attempt to take the slope at the same speed as the straight away. I also like the feature that the transmission is variable by pressing the levers so I can regulate the speed as needed. This mower mulches extremely well. No a trace of grass left behind so far. Haven't tried bagging yet. My old mower was a Husqvarna AWD. Had it for 6 years. It was a good machine (had a Honda engine!) took the slopes like a goat but it didn't mulch well at all. Had to redo the lawn numerous times or bag grass. Pros- Electric start Mulches perfectly Variable speed drive Well built Cons- Machine went on sale for $50 less three days later.... (Ill take that up with HD) At this moment in time, and assuming performance stays the same, I'd highly recommend this mower.
            • Recommended
            1 found this review helpful
            Have been mowing for 60 years and it's the best walk behind mower I ever had! Love the adjustable...
            Have been mowing for 60 years and it's the best walk behind mower I ever had! Love the adjustable speed control which is right at your fingertips, electric start fires right off every time! The thing I'm happiest about is that with the dual blades it does great job mulching the grass! I've only had it about 3 weeks but I look forward to many years with this mower it definitely deserves A+ rating!
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            1 found this review helpful
            Just like a Honda, starts every time and is easy to use. Electric start is pretty neat, but not s...
            Just like a Honda, starts every time and is easy to use. Electric start is pretty neat, but not sure is really needed. Awesome handling and the amount of grass you can get into the bag is insane. Love it! I recommend this mower to anyone!
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            The lil mower that could. Grew up in a house w/ 5 acres of land so we had to have a Riding mower...
            The lil mower that could. Grew up in a house w/ 5 acres of land so we had to have a Riding mower. First started w/ a craftsman riding mower (piece of junk that always somehow died). Dad quickly switched to a Scag Tiger. When it ran it ran amazingly, and when it died it was always something electrical. Now that I'm a big kid now with a mortgage and countless bills to pay, I needed something less stressful and something that would work and not stress me out. I now own 1/3 acre total, so no need for a riding mower. Took it out of the box put in oil, and fuel. I saw videos on youtube where they would do the same thing and do a 1 pull or 1 turn key to start it. Personally I was skeptical because none of the mowers I was "voluntarily asked" to use as a kid ever did this. Well this one does. I really like that this is a self-propelled mower, I just turn on the speed dial to whatever is best and just roll with it. It practically was made for us 'Mericans. Because nothing says Good ole' America like the freedom to not push your own mower but for the mower to push itself. Used it several times already, and starts each time w/ one turn of the key. It still has the same gas that I topped it off. That gas was ugh, sitting in a gas container for several years (and didn't look the clearest), probably not the smartest idea, but no sign of fouling up or weird knocks on the motor. My biggest CON to this lawn mower is that to change the cut height, you have to change the height of each wheel. I would expect that from an American designed product but not from the Japanese. I wish it had 1 lever to change the grass height, would make my lazy American butt that much happier. In conclusion, this mower is best paired with some Toby Keith or Metallica on noise-cancelling headphones. If that is not your speed, try Nickelback.
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              15 found this review helpful
              Residential lawn mower
              Used to maintain residential lawn. It's a Honda so starts on second pull right out of the box, first pull afterwards. The grass bagging is awesome on this machine.
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