The Honda HRR2169VKA is part of the lawn mower & tractor
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, self propelled mower
models like the HRR2169VKA are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
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.
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.
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.
Forward speeds Some self-propelled mowers have one speed, usually about 2 1/2 mph; others have several. Still others have a continuous range, typically from 1 to 3 mph. Two or more speeds let you adjust to the terrain and grass.
Drive wheels Front-wheel drive lets you make U-turns by pushing down on the handlebar and swinging the mower around without disengaging the drive. The downside is less traction than you get from mowers with rear-wheel drive.
Deck size (in.) Most models have a deck size, or cutting swath, of 20 to 22 inches. There is no significant advantage from one size to another. A larger deck can cut more grass in a single pass, but in this size range the difference is negligible.
Deck size (in.)
Engine size For gas-powered mowers, engine size in cubic centimeters (cc) provides a rough indication of the engine's power; electric models are rated in volts (for cordless) or amperes (corded). A larger number for either a gas or electric model, however, does not necessarily result in better cutting performance.
Engine manufacturer Stated manufacturer of a gasoline engine. For some mowers the engine manufacturer is not documented and is listed as "unknown."
Electric start Starts a gasoline-powered engine with the turn of a key by the operator. An electric start is powered by an on-board battery that requires periodic charging.
Blade brake clutch Allows the gasoline engine to continue to run when the operator leaves the area behind the handlebar to empty the grass-clipping collection bag or to move an object in the path of the mower. It saves wear on the engine by reducing stopping/restarting cycles.
Use this on large lawn. This mower is great at mulching long wet grass when blades are sharp. After first year of use mower requires repair of rear wheel drive every year since. Drive wheels lock up when turning or pulling it away from an object. Self propelled was strong first year but getting weaker. Now just too physically demanding to use on this lawn. Purchasing different mower.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
from Melbourne, FL
Easy to Push & Steer
No Need To Mix Gasoil
Best mower I have ever owned! I looked closely at all other brands at all the major retailers. Very comfortable variable speed drive. Made mowing the lawn an actual pleasurable experience. The mower was able to adjust with your walking speed instead of you adjusting to the mowers speed. Definately worth paying a little extra money for this model. Super easy to use.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
By Worn out
from Southern california
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
It starts in hot weather, then stops
Requires Constant Maintenance
Keeps You Busy
Only starts when it's sunny and hot, but then it backfires and quits. It takes forever to get it he job done, Bad, bad buy.