Best lawn mower brands Honda lawn mowers
Honda is one of the biggest and best-known brands of petrol lawn mowers, ride-on lawn mowers and lawn tractors in the world.
It’s one of the few companies that actually makes its own petrol engines, which are renowned for their quality and high levels of performance. Honda also supplies these to other manufacturers to use in their lawn mowers, and its name is considered such a hallmark of quality that competitor brands will actively promote Honda engines as a hi-spec feature of their products.
The Which? verdict on Honda lawn mowers
We’ve tested both hand-push and self-propelled petrol lawn mowers from Honda, as well a corded-electric machine.
They’re easy to start – particularly models with the ‘Easy Start’ feature, which fires up the engine at the touch of a button – and easy to manoeuvre in both hand-push and self-propelled format. We've tested them on long and short grass, so we know how good they are at collecting grass clippings and how smart a finish they will leave on your lawn.
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In the table we also reveal the brand’s overall pros and cons and deliver our expert verdict on whether we think this brand is worth choosing. If you’re not a member you can try a trial of Which? for £1 for instant access to these details and all our reviews.
How much do Honda lawn mowers cost?
Honda petrol lawn mowers range from £285 to more than £1,500, so there’s something to suit a range of budgets.
It's not the cheapest brand; you can pick up a petrol lawn mower for less than £200 at B&Q, and DIY-store own brands can cost less than £100.
Every Honda petrol lawn mower comes in hand-push or self-propelled versions, so you can choose which type you want. Self-propelled models cost about £100-£150 more than the hand-push versions.
In general, the more power and features a Honda lawn mower has, and the longer the cutting width, the more it costs. Features that add to the price include autodrive, central height adjusters, key start systems, variable speed controls and mulching ability.