Lawn mower & tractor Ratings

    Find the mowers that make the cut. Consider yard size when choosing between push, self-propelled, or robotic lawn mowers and tractors.

    View our ratings and reviews and browse our buying guide to find the best lawn mowers & tractors.

    Riding Lawn Mowers & Tractors (21)

    Our top picks mulched and bagged impressively and were at least good at side-discharge. Plus they're from reliable brands (where data are available).

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    Zero-Turn Mowers (25)

    You control most zero-turn mowers with a pair of levers—pushing one forward causes the mower to turn in place. They also have nimble handling and higher top speeds than tractors.

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    Gas Mowers (42)

    Before choosing a lawn mower, decide on a type that matches your mowing needs and budget.

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    Battery Mowers (50)

    Check our recommendations for high-scoring models that blend performance and value.

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    Battery Riding Mowers (6)

    Our ratings of battery riding mowers includes scores for charge time and run time, in addition to handling, side discharge, mulching, and more.

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    All Ratings

    Consumer Reports has tested all types of mowers for mulching, bagging, ease of use, and maneuverability, and evaluated features that save you time and effort. Turns out you don't have to pay top dollar to get a great lawn mower or tractor. Some models cost hundreds and even thousands of dollars less than our top-scoring machines, yet they perform almost as well.