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Selecting a Mower

How do you choose the right Honda mower for you? Start with the basics.

  1. What kind of speed control do you prefer?

    Don't mind a little exercise? Push models are a good choice. These mowers are lightweight and less expensive.

    • Push (PDA, PKA models)

    • Self-propel (VKA, VLA, VYA, HXA, HYA, and HZA models)

      Honda offers three different types of variable speed transmission.

      The Honda Select Drive® control uses a paddle to adjust the speed as you mow. Simply rotate the Smart Drive control to go faster. Learn More

      Select Drive variable speed control allows you to easily adjust the speed by rotating a dial. Learn more.

      Or step up to our Cruise Control hydrostatic transmission, which allows you to set your speed and forget it. You can quickly and easily adjust your speed to match your exact preferences. Learn More

  2. Do you prefer to mulch, bag, discharge, leaf shredding, or all four?




    4 in 1 ready

    3 in 1 ready

    3 in 1 capable













    Leaf Shred




    • HRX series mowers are 4 in 1 ready. With our exclusive Versamow System, you can mulch, bag, discharge and shred leaves, with no attachments or tools needed. You can even choose a combination of bagging and mulching simultaneously. Learn More

    • HRN series mowers are 3 in 1 ready. They come standard with rear bagging, mulching, and rear discharge.

    • HRC series mowers offer commercial durability with standard mulching and bagging, with optional side discharge.

  3. Decide on the level of features, convenience and performance that is right for you.

    Now that you've decided the basics, it's all about what features you want.

    For maximum convenience, comfort, features, and performance, look for the HRX series . These mowers offer top of the line features like Roto-Stop ® Blade Stop System, our patented Versamow System for 4 in 1 convenience, Cruise Control hydrostatic transmission, electric start, and the incredibly durable NeXite® deck.

    The HRN series offers outstanding features and value. Depending on the model you select, look for electric start, Smart Drive variable speed, Auto Choke, two position EZ fold handles, and other outstanding features.

    Our Move Up chart lets you quickly compare the features of each of our residential mowers. This will help you to choose the one that's right for you.

    Of course if you still have questions, your local Honda dealer will be glad to assist you with making a decision.

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