Electric start
Electric start

Easy and effortless self-charging key start.

Smart Drive Self Propel
Smart Drive Self Propel

Intuitive, variable speed control while mowing. Five adjustable positions for user comfort. Variable speed from 0 to 4 mph.

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Superior Mulching and Bagging
Superior Mulching and Bagging

The HRN mowers offer superior cut quality whether you're mulching or bagging, even in tough mowing conditions.

3 in 1 system with Clip Director<sup>&reg;</sup>
3 in 1 system with Clip Director®

Simply slide the Clip Director for mulching, bagging, or discharging versatility. No attachments required.

MicroCut<sup>&reg;</sup> Twin Blades System
MicroCut® Twin Blades System

Stacked and offset twin blade design provides superior cut quality and smaller clippings for better mulching and bagging.

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Honda GCV170 Engine
Honda GCV170 Engine

Reliable, easy starting power to tackle the toughest mowing conditions.

Honda Auto Choke<sup>&trade;</sup> System - easy starting
Honda Auto Choke System - easy starting

No engine choke required! Just start the mower and go!

Easy Fold Quick Release handle for easy height adjustment and storage
Easy Fold Quick Release handle for easy height adjustment and storage

Easily adjust the handle to 2 comfortable mowing positions, or fold over for storage.

Improved Maneuverability
Improved Maneuverability

2-Way Ratchet System improves maneuverability and reduces effort to turn in a tight radius, drastically reducing pull-back force

Dual-Lever Height Adjustment System
Dual-Lever Height Adjustment System

User-friendly levers conveniently adjust to 7 cutting heights (1" to 4")

Heavy-Duty 21” Steel Deck
Heavy-Duty 21” Steel Deck

Innovative Honda design optimizes air flow for superior mulching and bagging

Easy Maintenance
Easy Maintenance

Smart Engine Layout offers a large fuel tank spout, easy oil changes, and easy access to spark plug and air filter.

8" High Traction Wheels
8" High Traction Wheels

Excellent traction in a variety of mowing conditions.

Large easy off 1.9 bushel grass bag
Large easy off 1.9 bushel grass bag

Our large capacity grass bags are balanced so they are easy to empty, saving you time and effort.

Flywheel brake safety system
Flywheel brake safety system

Quickly stops the engine when you let go of the flywheel brake lever.

Manual fuel shut-off valve
Manual fuel shut-off valve

The fuel valve can be shut off for transport, storage, or to performance maintenance.

3 year residential warranty
3 year residential warranty

You can rest easy, knowing your lawn mower is covered from top to bottom for 3 full years.

90 day commercial warranty




Deck Material

Steel, 16 ga

Cutting Width


Mowing height range


Mowing height adjustments


Drive Control

Variable Postion Smart Drive


Variable Speed Fixed Gear Belt Clutch

Ground speed

0 to 4.0 mph


Electric / Recoil

Choke System



Slipping Belt


1" Steel Tube

Handle Height Positions



8" Plastic

Ball Bearing Wheels

Sintered metal bushing - Rear only

Standard Functions

3 in 1: Mulch, Bag, Discharge



Bag capacity (bushels)



Twin blades (MicroCut System®)

Blade Control

Flywheel brake

Side/Rear Discharge

Rear standard

Dry weight

87 lb

Operating weight

90 lb

Residential warranty

3 years

Commercial warranty

90 days


Lawn Mower Cover
Spark Arrestor

How to Videos

HRN216VLA Mower Operation
HRN216 Unpacking & Setup
HRN216 Storage
HRN216 Maintenance


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Bag Falls Off !!!

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Thursday, June 18, 2020
Type of use:  Residential
I had the bag keep falling off anytime I hit a rough area in my yard. You sent a new bag frame but I still have trouble with it coming off. I don't understand how you can have the rounded points of the bag frame that rests in a square hole. Of course its going to slip out easily!!. Overall poor design. This is my first Honda and I'm not impressed at all. My old Toro self pace was much better!!

Get what you pay for

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Thursday, June 18, 2020
South Park, PA
Type of use:  Residential
Worth paying more for equality 

Getting Fixed

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Tuesday, June 16, 2020
MO - Saint Joseph, MO
Type of use:  Residential
This one of the best mowers I have ever gotten, but I have a problem. My wife was mowing and hit a small stump and bent the shaft. I has been over three weeks and we still don't have it back. We have been told that the part needed to fix it is on back order, it is kind of hard to believe that you don't have parts in stock so your customers can get their mower back so they can mow their yard. We liked it so much we told a neighbor and they went out and bought one.

Getting Fixed

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Sunday, June 14, 2020
MO - Saint Joseph, MO
Type of use:  Residential
The Honda Mower is one of the best mowers I ever owned. Just one problem, my wife was using it and hit an object and bent the blade and shaft. This has been almost a month ago. We took the mower in to Honda here in St. Joseph and as of today we have no gotten it back, the claim the shaft is on back order and nobody knows where it is. This seems a little excess time to get a mower fixed even with the C-19. We sure would like it back. This mower is so good that we recommended it to a neighbor and they went out and bought one. There is not another mower like this within a 100 miles of Stg. Joseph.

All good except keeping grass catcher bag in place..

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Sunday, June 14, 2020
Port Townsend, WA
Type of use:  Residential
I really like the electric start and the ease of operation.  My only concern is that the grass catcher bag detaches on the right side whenever I mow over rough areas of my yard.  The channels for attaching the bag are very shallow, and do not hold the bag securely.  Other than that feature, I really like the mower.

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Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Friday, June 12, 2020
Boise, ID
Type of use:  Residential
Love the mower but  there is one problem - I cannot get the grass catcher to stay hooked to the mower. It falls off the right side.

Getting Fixed

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Wednesday, June 10, 2020
St. Joseph, MO
Type of use:  Residential
The Honda is a great mower but we had a small problem with it and it has been in the repair shop for 3 weeks now, it seems that according to Honda they can't get the parts in to complete the repair. We liked the mower so much we recommended it to a neighbor and they went out and bought one too.


Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Victor, NY
Type of use:  Residential
My old mower (not a Honda) was not doing the job anymore and I researched different mowers and landed on the Honda. It cuts amazingly well and makes mowing a joy. I really like that the battery charges during mowing so no cords to plug in. Great quality for a great price.

Price higher than expected

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Wednesday, June 10, 2020
Chula Vista , CA
Type of use:  Residential
Was expecting something more powerful, but couldn’t afford it for the price.

Good—but not Best

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Wednesday, June 10, 2020
St. Clair Shores, MI
Type of use:  Residential
Mower is good. Like the self-charging battery. Like the ease at height adjustments. Does excellent job at mulching grass. Dislike the self-propelled feature: too jerky, sometimes quickly runs ahead of my walking speed. I discovered one other manufacturers mower is a much smoother operation. Bag for catching grass clippings does not fit securely on back of mower—sometimes falls off.

Great Mower

Model Reviewed: HRN216VLA Thursday, October 24, 2019
Type of use:  Residential
Very easy to assemble. The mower cuts and vacuums your lawn for a very smooth finish. My only issue is the tabs that hold the bag should be larger. The bag wants to slip off the tabs while you are mowing. The electric start is a great feature. Having an adjustable speed control where you can adjust it to fit you comfort is a real plus. The large 8" wheels make it very easy going over your lawn. After mowing my yard it made me realize how poorly my 5 year old mower was cutting and picking up. I find I am emptying the bag more than with my old mower because this picks up so much better. Best mower I have had out of several of the other top brands. Buy this mower and you will not regret it.
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