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Honda HRR216VYA Reviews
Overall Rating
Features
4/5
Quality
4/5
Performance
4/5
Value
4/5
Overall
4.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 54.1 out of 5
Pros
Durable (6)
High Quality (5)
Features (4)
Fast (3)
I'd Buy It Again (3)
Cons
Expensive (4)
Low Quality (3)
Unreliable (3)
The Variable Speed Handl... (1)
Difficult To Use (1)
74% of respondents would recommend this product to a friend
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James R.
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/15/16
Most Helpful Positive Review
REVIEWED
MAY.
06
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
The mower arrived sooner than I expected. Since it was already fully assembled I was ready to use it in no time. The motor started on the first pull out of the box and has started on the first pull each time since then. Height adjustment is easy. I'm pleased with its power and mulching ability. It was all that I expected it would be.
James Recommends This Honda Mower
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D C
Nashville, TN
Most Helpful Critical Review
REVIEWED
JUL.
03
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Disapointed Is An Understatement
I decided the Lawnboy of 10 yrs needed to given away to a nephew who needed a lawnmower. I went with this Honda because of the name and Blade clutch feature, why not its a quality machine, right?

Something was wrong with it from day one but I did not know it until the following summer. Self propelled had two speeds, stop and walk fast to keep up. (something was wrong and it was repaired in one of the 4 warranty repairs I had done). The tires spin on the incline of my yard, I had to push... more
D Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Don D.
Humboldt, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/8/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawnmower On The Market
This is my 4th Hondas of this type since 1986. 1st one lasted 10 yrs. 2nd one I gave to my neighbor after 13 yrs and it's still going. 3rd one I bought in 2009 and still have it and it runs very good.

I keep it at my daughters place to save transporting. 4th one I just bought and it's doing as well as the others. I mow 1 1/2 acres weekly with it so it gets a lot of use. I wash and dry after each use and change oil every 50 hrs.
Don Recommends This Honda Mower
Don's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Couldn't have asked for better service. Very happy with Mowers Direct."
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Kim T.
REVIEWED
JUN.
12
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Best Lawnmower I Ever Owned, Ran 18 Years No Problem!
I ran a small lawn care business. We had 15 customers who's lawns needed cutting every week every summer for 13 years. We ran with 3 Honda mowers just almost like this one.

These Hondas stood the test of time and exceeded in beautifully cut lawns every time. Honda is known for small engines with great quality.
Kim Recommends This Honda Mower
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Peg K.
Urbandale, IA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/1/16
REVIEWED
MAY.
24
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Love This Mower!!!
This mower is great!! It starts on 1st or 2nd pull, is super easy to switch from mulching to bagging & the lawn looks great after I mow. The Mowers Direct website was great in helping me determine what mower I wanted to order. I had certain features that were important for me to have on my mower and the interactive site helped narrowed down the suitable choices for me.

I ended up spending more than I thought I would on this mower, but the features are worth it (ie: self propelled,... more
Pros: Durable, Reliable, Features, I'd Buy It Again
Peg Recommends This Honda Mower
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Scott L.
North Attleboro, MA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/2/16
REVIEWED
APR.
28
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Purchase
I love this mower. Love the variable speed controls that let you go as fast or slow as you want. Durable, light and easy to maneuver.
Scott Recommends This Honda Mower
Scott's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Shopped around and got the best price by far from Mowers Direct. Shipped and up and running in less than a week. Love this site!"
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Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Scott,
Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. We are truly happy to hear that it was a good one. Have a great spring and summer, and enjoy the mower!
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Thatcher
REVIEWED
APR.
05
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great
Ran awesome after 3 years.
Thatcher Recommends This Honda Mower
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Jim K.
Monroe, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/27/15
REVIEWED
DEC.
05
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
As Advertised...
Delivery prompt and professional, all the parts were there, and first cut was smooth. It was all I could ask for.
Jim Recommends This Honda Mower
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Albert V.
El Monte, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 7/1/16
REVIEWED
AUG.
02
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Terrific Lawnmower!
Took it out of the box, secured the handle, assembled the bag, poured in the oil and gas, set the grass cutting height, pulled the cord and voila.....started right up! Mowed a lawn area that had not been cut for 3-weeks and worked perfectly without the engine "bogging" down. Very easy to handle (not awkward) around trees and other barriers. Very satisfied after first use.
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Features, Easy To Use
Cons: Small Grass Catcher
Albert Recommends This Honda Mower
Albert's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"Very user friendly website with great detailed information regarding the product details, comparisons and technical viewpoints."
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Joe M.
San Antonio, TX
REVIEWED
SEP.
07
2016
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Worked Great For 6 Months
I've had 2 Honda mowers, including this same model. I assumed my experience with the first one was an anomaly since Honda has such a great reputation. This model required rebuilding the carb twice a year, even after I switched to TruFuel. Then the governor broke.

Repair shop said mine was second one in a month with same problem, he showed me several he had behind his shop all scrapped for parts due to failure of the governor. He said some extended warranty companies won't cover them... more
Joe Does Not Recommend This Mower
Jose, the Lawn Mower Expert
Product Expert
Joe,
Sorry to hear about the issue I would recommend calling Honda and they will be bale to work with you and a local dealer on making sure this is repaired correctly.
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Mark L.
Monroe Township, NJ
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/29/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Hrr216vya (21")
I have an older one like this, and this newer model is even better. It's lighter, and the features have made cutting the grass a pleasure!
Pros: Durable, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again, Light Weight
Mark Recommends This Honda Mower
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Gregory M.
Saint Helen, MI
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/7/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
21
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Self Propelled Walk Behind/honda
Starts easy. It is light weight so my wife can mow as it is easy to turn. Not real loud so easy on your hearing and not noisy to neighbors. The only thing that I don't like is the metal deck the previous Honda I had had a composite deck that didn't need cleaning every time you mow. Other than that great mower.
Gregory Recommends This Honda Mower
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Judy B.
Gastonia, NC
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/22/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
18
2016
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Amazing!
My husband has a bad knee. It was very painful to push a regular mower. When he tried this one, he loved it!!!! It is the easiest mowing he has done in years.
Judy Recommends This Honda Mower
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William S.
Gainesville, GA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/17/16
REVIEWED
JUN.
29
2016
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Walk Behind Self-propelled W/blade Brake Clutch.
I've mowed about six weeks with this Honda both bagging and mulching so far working great.
William Recommends This Honda Mower
William's Experience With Mowers Direct
Web Site
5/5

Service
5/5

Shipping
5/5
"With no fault to Mowers Direct, the first Honda mower shipped to me had a bad Deck and was returned to Mowers Direct. They were very prompt and shipped the second Honda mower to me and with a few adjustments this Honda preforms and runs great. A company as big as Honda should stress more attention to Quality Control."
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Mark
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/25/16
REVIEWED
JUL.
25
2016
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5
Not Worth The Money
I bought this mower on May 25th to replace a Honda HRR216VXA that was 6 years old as I thought it would be the same quality as the older model. Honda cut quality to compete with lower quality mowers and it shows. As you compare the two side by side you can see the major changes to the mower.

One of the major problems is that the mower does not turn enough RPM's to lift the tall grass if you are cutting at 3 1/2 inches
With that said the drive mechanism just broke in less than two months.... more
Pros: Features
Cons: Unreliable, Low Quality, Durability
Mark Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Jonathan H.
Monument, CO
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 6/29/13
REVIEWED
JUL.
09
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Pure Luxury.
I've owned a half dozen self propelled mowers and this one just oozes quality. Super quiet, easy start, great cut and as fast of a pace as you want. I bought this model because you can disengage the blades and still use the self propel feature to get across other terrain (gravel, dirt, etc...). On my previous mowers you had to shut everything off and drag it with muscle to get across gravel sections. Really nice mower that just feels good to use.
Pros: Quiet, Exceeded Expectations, High Quality, I'd Buy It Again
Cons: Expensive
Jonathan Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tom
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/29/13
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2013
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Solid But Lacks Traction
My new Honda mower starts easily and has considerable power to tackle even tall grass. I'm disappointed in how difficult it is to maneuver, however. The small rear tires do not have any discernible tread and do not get enough traction to move the mower on even the lowest slopes. If I could, I would be returning the Honda and opting for a mower with "beefier" rear tires and better traction.
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Ross M.
Midland, TX
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/8/13
REVIEWED
MAR.
02
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Time For Me
I have had 3 previous Honda mowers. Each did well and I wore them out. This one I bought over the Internet trying to save a few bucks. It arrived in perfect shape and I did not have to assemble it. I oiled it, added gas and the darn thing started on the very first pull!!! I expected a bunch of problems getting it running. But no such bad luck. I mowed the grass on the first pull! A first for me. Honda is the best . I have had Jacobsen, John Deere, Toro, and Sears. These are easily the cream... more
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Bob
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 2/17/12
REVIEWED
MAR.
11
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
First Experience With This Mower
Shipment received timely and undamaged. Used the mower on approximately 1/2 acre, worked great-cut mowing time with self propelled feature. Relatively easy to start out of the box, blade feature wonderful. Second day, it took several pulls to get it to start. Pace system works well. Overall, very happy with purchase and with Mowers Direct.
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Chris R.
Chapel Hill, NC
REVIEWED
MAY.
13
2014
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Reliable For 8 Years...
Bought this mower when I moved into my house 8 years ago. It was sitting out front at the Home Depot as a customer return, and so I got an excellent deal. 8 years later, here is my review:

-I'm very impressed with the Honda engine. Starts first pull, every time.
- I have been hard on this mower, running it 9 months a year on a half acre lot.
- I really enjoy using the mower for picking up leaves in the fall. I run the mower 5 feet, pick up all the leaves in an area, and then unload... more
Pros: Durable, Easy To Use, Fast, Reliable
Chris Recommends This Honda Mower
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Manuel
REVIEWED
JUL.
12
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
John Deere/ Honda/ Stihl Parts Sales.
My wife and I recently purchased a new home, and since I work for a dealership that sells Honda and Stihl power equipment, it felt necessary to spend good money on some good products. I got the mower home, pulled it out of the box, put the oil and fuel in, gave it a moderate pull and it fired on the first try. It did so well that I was actually a little upset when there wasn't any lawn left to mow. I have only used it twice to date, and both times it started on the first pull.
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Robert
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 5/5/13
REVIEWED
MAY.
30
2013
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
3 Lots To Mow
This mower is by far the most convenient and easy to use one I've ever owned. It collects a large amount of clippings in a wide rigid bag and the dual blades provide a fine cut. That said, the mulching feature was a little messy. It mulches just fine but the grass trails out of the back onto your shoes and socks. Other than that its a pleasure to operate. Its very light weight so self-power is all you need to steer around objects. It starts up right away without priming and you can keep... more
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Peter J.
Springville, UT
REVIEWED
JAN.
11
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Grerat Mower You Should Buy 1 Today
I bought my mower last year at Cal Ranch. Because I own a lawn care company I was looking for a well built mower that was cheap but not cheaply made.

The things I love about this mower: it starts right up, you don't have to stop the engine to empty the bag, it has a clip switch that that closes a door so it will mulch (no need for a mulch plug here).

Things I hate about this mower: the wheels don't get very good traction. They need to be like the wheel on the HRX217 models, the Smart... more
Peter Recommends This Honda Mower
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Bo
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 10/26/12
REVIEWED
NOV.
17
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Quality Expected And Not Disappointed
I bought the mower online from Mowers Direct. Shipping was prompt. The mower works great. The blade brake feature is worth the extra $$'s.

I would recommend this machine and Mowers Direct based on this experience.
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Rick W.
Garland, TX
REVIEWED
AUG.
06
2012
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Hands Worn Out
I just returned to Home Depot my HRR2168VYA Honda mower. I absolutely hate the little butterfly attachment to the handle which controls the speed of the mower. It is way too sensitive and I spend all the time mowing just trying to get the pressure exactly correct for the speed I want. I adjust it so that I could use the palm of my hand instead of thumbs which is better than the thumb technique, but when I finished mowing my hands were worn out and felt very frustrated having to mentally... more
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Donald G.
Slidell, LA
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
81 Years Old Had Many Mowers From Push To Gas
Mow at least two times a week in LA. have used it in my grandsons yards also. Always always starts. rear wheel drive works superb. does have issue when you turn sometimes the drive requires you to turn a different way but always works. Am amazed that it always starts on first pull. Trick I believe is to shut off the fuel and let it run out of fuel. I do only use reg gas in it but use reg in all my gas equipment. Using the corn gas really messes up the fuel systems on those products. Only... more
Donald Recommends This Honda Mower
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Al H.
Maple Valley, WA
REVIEWED
MAY.
18
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Al --- Maple Valley Wa.
Too bad you can't test drive before you buy. Starts excellent, cuts good. Application is on 10k sq. Ft lot. Does not maneuver around trees or back up very short distances as well as the 10 year old Toro, personal pace, it replaced, also rear wheel drive.
Al Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Mike L.
Bedford, MA
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2013
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Very Unhappy!
Received the lawn mower and seemed in good condition until the next day when I went to mow. The throttle was upside down, instead of the lever being in the up position it was down and was bolted. So much for starting the mower. I called Honda and was told to remove the bolt which I did but it does not feel right. This had to have been mis-assembled at the factory. I am very unhappy to spend this kind of money and have such terrible quality. I really expected more from Honda, and QA at their... more
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Robert P.
North Tonawanda, NY
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/4/12
REVIEWED
APR.
25
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
2nd Honda.
I had first Honda for 12 years, with no problems. My son just bought a new house, so I used the excuse that he needed a mower and that I would gladly give him mine if I could buy a new one. Did my homework and seem to come to the same conclusion, Honda had what I needed.
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Coop
REVIEWED
MAY.
19
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Hrr216vya
I am on my second one. I have a moderate size yard that sees good grass growth but I'm not obsessed about my yard. The mower is pretty heavy to maneuver around trees and to use without drive. The two blade system Honda users is far superior to any other product out there. It cuts well with thick and long grass.

Easy starting. Carbs are very finicky and are definitely a weakness on this mower. Usability and adjust-ability are good and well thought out. Mulch system works well. Ergonomics and... more
Pros: Fast, Features, Price
Cons: Heavy
Coop Recommends This Honda Mower
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Robby
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/20/15
REVIEWED
JUN.
09
2015
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Great Mower
I bought this mower for my wife and she loves it. It's still fairly new so no complaints at this time.
Robby Recommends This Honda Mower
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Tim
REVIEWED
OCT.
30
2014
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Issues
With about 8 hours on this mower, it now surges at idle. I had a mower do this regardless of brand. Hardly acceptable. Forums support this as a flaw and unfortunately many owners complain of this issue. From what I have read, these carbs are cheap in construction and rarely get repaired but more often replaced as they can be bought for around 15.00. I expected more from Honda.
Tim Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Mike
Los Altos, CA
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 3/10/12
REVIEWED
APR.
01
2012
5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5
Honda Mower
I bought a Honda mower, it runs great, good cut, starts well, the only thing it cost a little more. But I think it was a very good buy...Mike in CA
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Crystal G.
Columbia, LA
REVIEWED
JUN.
25
2015
2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5
Honda! Horrible Headache!
I bought my mower 3 years ago and paid over $500. It has turned out to be a headache every year. It has no trouble starting but has cost me more time and money than any other mower I've owned. The first year, I replaced two wheels that had cracked under the use of mowing on an incline (ditch). Year two, the filter seemed to stop up just about every other week even after replacing. This year, it seems to be the carburetor. It now wants to go dead every time I engage the blades and if left... more
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable, Difficult To Use
Crystal Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Chuck L.
Yardley, PA
REVIEWED
MAY.
11
2015
1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5
Stay Away
Constantly breaking. Three years in, and I have given up! Terrible product.
Chuck Does Not Recommend This Mower
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Peter J.
Springville, UT
REVIEWED
FEB.
24
2015
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Hard To Start Some Of The Time
I have this Honda model that I use for lawn care. It has an auto choke. When mowing long grass and the engine stops running it can be very hard to start. Also after a long time and going to the next yard it will not want to start on the first pull. Honda mowers are known for starting on the first pull. Auto choke bad idea.
Pros: Durable, High Quality, Quiet, Fast
Cons: Expensive, Low Quality, Unreliable
Peter Recommends This Honda Mower
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Stanley R.
Chattanooga, TN
Purchased from Mowers Direct
Purchased 4/19/14
REVIEWED
JUN.
01
2014
4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5
Honda Quality Is Awesome.
Great mower, wish the speed control was designed differently.
Pros: Durable, Reliable, High Quality
Cons: Expensive, The Variable Speed Handle Is Hard To Use
Stanley Recommends This Honda Mower
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