Lawn Mower Quick Search
510
Mower & Tool
Models
Lawn Mower Quick Search
Mowers Direct

The Honda hrx217vka (21") 190cc self-propelled lawn mower is available for purchase today.

Read Honda HRX217VKA reviews before checking out.

Mowers Direct

Honda HRX217VKA (21") 190cc Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

(Based on expert analysis, manufacturer ratings and customer reviews)
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
26 Reviews
Share This Product
Plus 1 This Product
Tweet This Product
Pin It!
In-Stock In-Stock
Ships Monday, Aug 4th

Estimate Arrival
$619.99
Extended Warranty
Excludes CA

  • Features
  • Specs
  • 1
    Q&A 
  • 26
    Reviews
  • Articles
  • Accessories

Grade
Mid Grade Lawn Mowers
Style
Self-Propelled Lawn Mowers
Surface Area
Medium Home
Medium
Terrain
Hilly Terrain
Hilly
Width
21

Cutting Inches
Engine
Honda Engine
Need Help? Ask Our Mower Experts.
Premium Honda GCV190 OHV 190cc 4-Cycle Engine
Longer engine life, powerful and easy to start

Adjustable Smart Drive™ Variable Speed Transmission
Variable speed self-propelled drive system powers the mower
Easily control the forward speed from the handle

21-Inch Worry-Free Nexite® Cutting Deck w/ Lifetime Warranty
High impact resistant material does not dent, rust, or corrode

Patented 4-In-1 Versamow System™ w/ Clip Director® Control
Mulch, bag, rear discharge or shred w/ no parts to lose
Maximizes the flow of grass clippings & minimizes clogging

MicroCut™ Twin Blade System
Four cutting surfaces to cut grass into tiny pieces
Mow up to 50% farther between "empties" when using rear bagger

High Capacity 2.5 Bushel Rear Grass Bag
Simple on/off design makes it easier than ever to empty

9-Inch Ball-Bearing Supported Wheels
7 position cutting height adjustment (3/4" to 4")

Quick Release 3-Position Handle
Easy height adjustment and folds up for compact storage

5-Year Residential Warranty/ 90-Day Commercial Warranty


Model
  Model Number:HRX217VKA
 UPC:786102003131
 ManufacturerHonda
 Made in USAYes
Engine
 Engine BrandHonda GCV
 Starting SystemRecoil Start
 HP/CC190 cc
 Fuel Tank Size.29 Gallon
 Cycles4-Cycle
 Cylinders1 Cylinder
 Oil FilterNo
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
Drive
 SystemSelf-Propelled
 SpeedsVariable
 Drive WheelsRear Wheels
 Maximum Speed3.6 Mph
 Maximum Reverse Speed0.0 Mph
Wheels
 Front Tire Size9 Inch
 Rear Tire Size9 Inch
 Tire TypePlastic Wheels
Deck
 Cutting Options4-in-1 (Rear/Bag/Mulch/Shred)
 MaterialNeXite
 Blades2 Blades
 Positions7 Positions
 Cutting Height0.75-4.0 Inches
Accessories
 Rear BaggerIncluded
 Mulcher KitIncluded
Overview
 Assembly RequiredMinor
 Weight89 Lbs. (40.37 kilograms)
 Consumer Warranty5 Years
 Commercial Warranty90 Days
Download Documents

Need Help? Ask Our Mower Experts.
View Accessories For This Product.
Read Reviews
PED Preferred Customer

*Ask Jose about this item. Sorry, no repair questions:


*Name:


*State:


*Email: 


 Receive Weekly How-To Tips & Specials 


*Required Field
  1 Question
Q: Good morning,

I see that the Honda HRX217HZA has a non-metal mowing deck (with a lifetime warranty). What material is it made out of and on an uneven surface will the deck flex? Thanks

by Floyd Sandlin from Washington on August 11, 2012

A: Floyd - the mower deck on the Honda HRX217HZA is made from "NEXITE", which is a polymer material that is very similar to what is used to make football helmets and car bumpers. The mower will not flex when mowing uneven surfaces.
by Jose, Product Expert
Honda HRX217VKA Reviews & Ratings
Write Review
Overall Rating
Features
5/5
Quality
5/5
Performance
5/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 54.7 out of 5
Pros
Really Does Mulch (1)
Easy To Use (9)
Exceeded Expectations (6)
High Quality (6)
Reliable (6)
Cons
Expensive (5)
Heavy (2)
Difficult To Use (1)
Rear Wheel Drive (1)
Hard To Rate Have Small ... (1)
93% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
26 Reviews  Sort by 
 
Brian B.
Yankton, SD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/12
Total Helpful Votes
28 Helpful Votes
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
SEP.
06
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawn Mower I Have Ever Owned!
I purchased this lawn mower about a year ago. So far, I am very pleased with my purchase. I got tired of buying cheaper lawn mowers and then having problems with them and stuff wearing out in just 2-3 years. My neighbor owned an old Honda and said it was the best mower he ever owned. I know the price is high, but in my opinion, well worth it. I would not hesitate to purchase this one again. It does a fantastic job of mowing and has all the power I need. Buying online was a pleasant experience... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, High Quality, Durable
Brian Recommends This Honda Mower
Was this review helpful?
283
Markus H.
Cedar Rapids, Ia, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/17/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
29
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Easy
Great to buy and have a mower delivered without hassling with big box stores.
Markus Recommends This Honda Mower
Was this review helpful?
00
Nicholas M.
Saint Louis, MO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/26/14
REVIEWED
JUL.
20
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
You Get What You Pay For!
This has been the best lawnmower I have ever used. It had been over a month since I had mowed my yards due to not having a mower and this tore right through it without leaving clumps of grass everywhere. I think I have finally found the brand of mower I will be using from now on. I would definitely advise on spending the extra money for the lifetime guarantee on the mower deck.
Pros: Easy To Use, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, Features
Cons: Heavy
Nicholas Recommends This Honda Mower
Nicholas's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"This is the easiest way to purchase a quality mower. Shipping was free and fast. Could not ask for better service. I will definitely recommend to anyone looking to purchase a mower."
 more
Was this review helpful?
00
Robert W.
York, PA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 8/10/13
Total Helpful Votes
24 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
SEP.
04
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
1st Time Honda User
I've been using Craftsman mowers for over 25 years. Last one I bought was was over 3 years ago and a Consumer Reports best buy. Since day one, it was nothing but trouble. So I did a lot of research again and took a chance on the Honda. It was costly but the month I have owned it, I can see that it was money WELL spent. I did let my lawn grow for 2 weeks before mowing. And the Honda cut thru the tall, wet grass like hot knives on butter. Great product.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, Reliable, Easy To Use
Robert Recommends This Honda Mower
Was this review helpful?
244
George R.
Hoquiam, WA
Total Reviews
2 Reviews
REVIEWED
JUN.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Commercial
I mow 6 to 7 lawns daily and have always used the HRR series mowers, they are not made for commercial work and after 3 years they have pretty much reached their limit. Last year I decided to try the HRX series mowers with the idea of less grass sticking to the deck and so less rust, plus the rear grass port is larger so less clogging in wet conditions.

I am well pleased with this mower. It has the 190cc engine versus the 160cc and maintenance under the deck is a lot less involved. It also... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Quiet, Durable
George Recommends This Honda Mower
Was this review helpful?
60
Vinney S.
Memphis, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/22/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
02
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Awesome And Worth The Money
I researched a number of mowers and kept coming back to the Honda. Yes, it was slightly more than I wanted to pay, but after purchasing the mower, I am very glad I did. I think you could whisper to it and it would start. I do have to get use to the rear wheel drive compared to front wheel and the mower can run faster than my last mower. You should have no hesitation in buying this mower. Worth the money.
Pros: Easy To Store, Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality
Cons: None
Vinney Recommends This Honda Mower
Vinney's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"It was very easy to research and purchase this mower. The delivery was excellent and arrived very quickly after purchasing. I will definitely look for other products on this site if needed."
 more
Was this review helpful?
20
Paul O.
Frederick, MD
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/29/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
08
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
Going on its second cutting season now. Started first time right out of the box after initial setup and have used it regularly for both mulching and bagging. Changed oil after the first season and no problems what so ever with this mower. Pulls easily up a grade, maneuvers like a champ, highly recommended.
Pros: Easy To Use, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Features
Paul Recommends This Honda Mower
Paul's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Fast shipping, and easy delivery right to the garage."
 more
Was this review helpful?
10
Marjorie A.
Lebanon, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/14/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
24
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Does Using This Mower Count As Exercise?!
I got everything and more in this mower and in the service from Mowers Direct. The mower arrived VERY quickly after I ordered. It starts with a gentle pull -- not the muscle yanking multiple tries I was used to. The self-propel feature works so well I never even think about how heavy the mower actually is as it maneuvers easily on my large lawn. My only complaint -- I'm not sure mowing the yard counts as exercise any more!
Pros: Easy To Use, Reliable, Exceeded Expectations, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive, Heavy
Marjorie Recommends This Honda Mower
Was this review helpful?
10
Verin G.
Mill Spring, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 9/4/13
REVIEWED
SEP.
26
2013
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Have Not Had It Long
We just got it a short time ago, so far so good. It has worked well for me so far. Time is where I would be worried. Will it hold up as good as my Toro self-propel, I don't know. It came with a five year warranty also, but after almost 7 yrs my Toro still cranks by the second pull. I gave it to my mom, she has a flat yard. The self-propel went out of it, but the mower runs awesome, but the wheels are loose. I would be happy if you ask me again in five years how well it runs. Will it even... more
Pros: Easy To Use, Easy To Store, Features, Light Weight
Cons: Expensive, Hard To Rate Have Small Yard Very Steep Yard Self Propell Good
Verin Does Not Recommend This Mower
Was this review helpful?
433
Jonathan
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/9/13
Total Helpful Votes
57 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Wifes Looking Better Then Ever.
For Mothers day, my wife said she wanted more exercise, so instead of buying her expensive exercise equipment. I bought her the Honda HRX217VKA. She uses it twice a week, starts right up every time, gives her the choice of speed to walk, picks up the clippings and she started a compost pile. What more could a guy ask for?....... Well, for fathers day, I'm asking for a new larger cooler so I can watch her for a longer time. Did I say how much better she looks for being 65 years young. Nice piece... more
Was this review helpful?
5712
Robert
Oxford, AL
Total Helpful Votes
46 Helpful Votes
REVIEWED
JAN.
16
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
The Best Mower I Have Ever Owned.
I have been a "yard person" all my adult life. I have always had flower beds, trees of all kinds, and well cut lawn. Because of plantings. I have never owned a riding mower, and to be truthful, never wanted one. I love the exercise and feel it , working in the yard, is the best stress reliever in the world. So, over the years I have owned every brand, from push, electric start, self-propelled, small engine, large engine and so on.

Most would last me about 2 to 3 years, with... more
Was this review helpful?
467
Free Freight
  • Ships via FedEx Ground
  • Curb Side Delivery
  • Free to Lower 48 States
  • Standard Rates to Alaska, Hawaii
We currently CANNOT ship this product to Canada or any destination outside of the United States
Expedited Shipping
  • Next-Day Delivery Available
  • Additional Shipping Rates Apply
  • Select During Checkout
 Learn More  Learn More
 


38%
Buy This

Compare
Learn More About 130
$13.99 



 


23%
Buy This

Compare
Learn More About 72531-VH7-000
$14.99 



 


13%
Buy This

Compare
Learn More About 73117
$34.99 



 


11%
Buy This

Compare
Learn More About 72511-VH7-000
$14.99 



 


8%
Buy This

Compare
Learn More About 160
$13.99 



 



Compare
Learn More About 100118
$7.99 



 



Compare
Learn More About 85023
$14.99 



Receive Weekly How-To Tips & Specials