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Honda HRX217VKA
 
Approximate retail price:
$599.00
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Summary: This Honda 21-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a premium engine.
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Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Honda HRX217VKA

The Honda HRX217VKA is part of the lawn mower & tractor test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower models like the HRX217VKA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Mulching:
Reflects a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how completely the mower distributed its clippings over the lawn's surface.

Bagging:
Denotes a combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how much clippings the bag held before it filled or the chute clogged.

Side discharging:
A combination of evenness, which is how close the mowers came to even, carpet-like mowing, and how evenly clippings were dispersed from the side-discharge chute.
About This Brand

Honda is a prominent engine maker and sells a premium line of lawn mowers. Honda lawn mowers are known for innovative features and come at premium prices. Honda makes gas-powered lawn mowers with unique drive systems, mulch control, and steel and plastic decks. Honda does not make electric mowers. Honda mowers are among the most expensive on the market. Honda mowers are sold through dealers and Home Depot.

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Features & Specs - Honda HRX217VKA
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 190
info Engine manufacturer Honda
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
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User Reviews - Honda HRX217VKA
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5.0
This mower is AWESOME!
8/20/2014
Pros
Adjustable Cut-Lengths
Easy to Push & Steer
Ergonomic Grips
Lightweight
Reliable
Cons
None
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
Took a long time to decide which new mower to buy. Craftsman quality is not what it used to be, so I decided to go to different brand. Glad I did!! This mower always starts right up, variable mulching settings depending on my grass length, variable self-propels without any difficulty, large grass catcher bag, quality grass cut!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
Piece of JUNK
7/11/2014
Pros
Cons
Requires Constant Maintenance
Best Uses
Comment:
2nd Honda mower I've owned , last one lasted 18 years.<br />This one should be on Consumers recommended NOT BUY list.<br />Started out with a broken height adjustment , 2 different times, moved on to a broken handle bar , & finished with a leaking gasket for the transmission.<br />Moved on to a TORO.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Best Mower Ever Owned
7/4/2014
Pros
1 pull start
Easy to Push &amp; Steer
Super Even Cut
Cons
Best Uses
Good On Hills
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
Great mower, it pulls me up the hills rather than me pushing it up hills. One pull starts everytime. Gives a carpet like cut very fine grass clippins on mulching. Thought I would miss a side discharge but I do not as this mower cut tall grass easily and leaves no grass clumps in much mode, so never need a side discharge. The push handles adjusts to 3 angles so great for us taller guys. Backs up easily, the ball bearing wheels make a difference. Big gas cap that is attached so no losing it. All wheels adjust easily. Hard to find anything I dont like, hope it lasts a long time, wish I had bought it a long time ago.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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