Donate |

Lawn mowers & tractors

Honda HRR2169VKA
 
Approximate retail price:
$400
Summary: This Honda 21-inch, self-propelled mower has multiple speeds and rear-wheel drive. It has a premium engine.
Dividing line
Community icon26 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Gas multiple speeds self-propelled mower
About - Honda HRR2169VKA

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.


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.

Read our Brand Reliability
Features & Specs - Honda HRR2169VKA
info Forward speeds Variable
info Drive wheels rear
info Deck size (in.) 21
info Engine size 160
info Engine manufacturer Honda
info Electric start No
info Blade brake clutch No
More features and specs
User Reviews - Honda HRR2169VKA
User Reviews
Already own it? Write a review
 
5.0
great value
4/19/2014
Pros
Ergonomic Grips
Cons
Best Uses
Large Lawns
Mulching
Comment:
Instead of mowing the grass I now walk the lawn. This mower is a godsend for someone that spends an hour or more cutting grass.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Nothing special
4/16/2014
Pros
Mulches Well
Cons
Hight Settings For Wheels
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
Ok not sure I would buy another one. Wheel height setting keeps slipping down and never stays in place. Will not survive tall grass, will stall, clump and cover your feet with grass (discharges blows back on your feet) no I am not kidding, who designed this and why has it now been changed? I now realize my old Toro was actually pretty good. They should stick to building cars, mowers look good but are average at best.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Good mower had a Toro Recycler prior to
4/16/2014
Pros
Easy to Push & Steer
Cons
Rear Discharge
Best Uses
Mulching
Comment:
Great mower, quieter than my last mower a Toro Recycler, mulches better. Toro Recycler has side discharge and could power through tall grass, this will clog and stall and rear discharge covers your feet with grass (stupid design). Been using for two years. I guess I would buy another one although the side discharge issue may cause me not to. If I got behind with the lawn the Toro could handle high grass (it would clump) but still cut it, this will not. Its an issue for me about 3x each season. Also the front wheel came off a few times, not a big deal to re attach and tighten the lock nut but should not happen! These are the only two issues I found with it. Otherwise it's fine.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
See all Models
Nobody Tests Like
We Do
Our testers put 100s of products through their paces at our National Testing and Research Center. Learn more about how we test for:
Performance
Safety
Reliability
Learn more