Best Riding Lawn Mowers

Best Riding Lawn Mowers

Best-Selling & Top-Rated Riding Lawn Mowers

Dale, the Lawn Mower Expert
Lawn Mower Expert

Sometimes, you just don't feel like walking. That's why we put together the Best Riding Lawn Mowers of 2022 based on our best-selling, highest-rated models with expert recommendations to ensure you get the perfect type for your needs. 


If you're not sure what kind of riding mower you need, check out our Riding Mower Buyer’s Guide to get started and come back to the list for an expert recommendation. You can also peruse our other lists of Best Lawn Mowers.

Happy mowing! 


Best Riding Lawn Mowers

From the best zero turn lawn mowers, to the best lawn tractors, we have it all! You can scroll down through the full list, or simply click on the one you want to see straight away.

Best Residential Zero Turn Mower

Learn More About Husqvarna 970 45 86-01
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18HP/603cc Kawasaki FR600V 4-Cycle OHV V-Twin Engine
  • Cast-iron cylinder liners and screen guard for added engine protection
  • Lightweight design increases efficiency and improves fuel economy
  • Smooth power output, quieter operation, and exceptional durability
  • A rear-engine guard that aids in protection
Hydro-Gear® ZT-2200 (EZT®) Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Maintenance-free design with tons of power and torque
  • Fan cooled 10cc pumps and wheel motors on each drive wheel
46-Inch, Reinforced Stamped Steel 2-Blade Mower Deck
  • Smaller deck size allows for better maneuvering in tight areas
  • 6 height-of-cut settings ranging from 1.5" - 4"
  • Electrical blade engagement; increases safety and reduces wear of drive belts
  • (3) adjustable anti-scalp wheels to prevent scalping on rough terrain
Air Induction Mowing Technology
  • Enhances airflow and provides a superior cut
Automatic Parking Brake
  • The parking brake engages when the levers are moved outward
  • Ensures safer operation and peace of mind on inclines

Best Mid-Grade Zero Turn Mower

Learn More About Toro 75747W
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22HP/725cc Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin OHV 4-Cycle Engine
  • Engineered to operate cooler and cleaner for longer
  • Supplies more power while reducing fuel consumption
  • Twin V-cylinders lower vibrations for smoother driving
Toro's Exclusive Smart Speed® Control System
  • Choose between different speed ranges with the flip of a lever
  • TRIM: 0 - 4 MPH for trimming around trees and landscaping
  • TOW: 0 - 5.5 MPH for optimal and safe towing capabilities
  • MOW: 0 - 7 MPH for mowing large, open areas at high speed
Dual Hydro-Gear ZT-2100 Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Fan cooled 10cc pumps and wheel motors on each drive wheel
  • Ensures a gentle ride even at higher ground speeds
42-Inch, 2-Blade Fabricated Steel Mower Deck
  • 7 cuttings heights ranging from 1.5" - 4.5"
  • Crafted using extremely durable 10-gauge steel
  • IronForged™ deck ensures reliability and top performance for years
Tool-Free Belt Cover & Oil Changes
  • Easiest oil change you've ever experienced
  • Integrated oil drain hose keeps the oil off your floor
  • Simply pull the hose off the holder and position it accordingly
  • Unlatch the belt cover with ease and get rid of debris

Best Lawn Tractor

Learn More About Cub Cadet XT1 ST54
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24HP/725cc Kohler 7000 Series V-Twin 4-Cycle OHV Engine
  • Dual-seal air filter keeps debris out of the engine
  • Full pressure lubrication with full-flow filter
Tuff Torq K46 Hydrostatic Transmission
  • No shifting - just push the foot pedal and go
  • Soft touch cruise control
54-Inch, 3-Blade Fabricated Steel Mower Deck
  • 11-gauge welded steel for added support & increased durability
  • Patented SmartJet™ high-pressure deck washing system
  • Convenient electric blade engagement and 4 deck gauge wheels
Comfort Grip Steering
  • Effortless turning that's easier on the hands
  • Optimized steering system for incredibly responsive handling
  • Tight 16-inch turning radius
Fully Welded Frame
  • E-Coat corrosion defense system for protection & durability

Best Garden Tractor

Learn More About Husqvarna 960 43 03-21
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Premium 24/726cc Kawasaki FR Series V-Twin OHV Engine
  • Offers maximum power, quiet operation, and low emissions
  • Delivers the power required to tackle the harshest mowing conditions
Feel the Differential
  • Electric locking rear differential keeps both rear tires moving in unison
  • Provides unmatched traction on inclines and wet, slippery conditions
Pedal-Operated Tuff Torq K66 ELD Hydrostatic Transmission
  • Automatically adjusts speed for seamless vehicle-like acceleration
  • 16-inch turning radius is ideal for maneuvering in tight yards
  • More durable and low-maintenance than manual or automatic transmissions
54-Inch Fabricated (Welded) Steel ClearCut™ Deck
  • Rugged 10-gauge welded steel design
  • 6 height-of-cut settings ranging from 1" - 4" to choose from
  • 6 anti-scalp wheels to prevent scalping on uneven terrain
  • 3 mower blades with greaseable mandrels and washout port
Deck Washout Port
  • Keep the grass clippings in the yard and out of your storage area
  • Simply connect a garden hose to the mower deck and rinse away


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