Honda HRX217VKA Gas Lawn Mower Review

PROSCONS
  • The powerful motor allows you to work on uneven terrain
  • The gas lawn mower is easy to start
  • Can be crushed, mixed, dumped, and ground
  • Competitive price
  • A brand with a history of quality products
  • Variable speed control is a little complicated
  • No electric start
  • Do not cut less than 1 inch from solid objects

The Honda HRX217VKA is robust, powerful, and versatile, making mowing the world’s most straightforward job. It features a GCV200 engine that moves effortlessly across the grass and cuts it with impressive precision.

With the Versamow 4 in 1 system, you can choose between shredding, bagging, unloading, or sheet metal cutting configurations. Note that mulching and bagging can also be synchronized with each other.

The MicroCut double blades guarantee the efficiency of mulch. Each blade has 4 mowing surfaces that cut minimal grass for perfect mulch.

You also get a lifetime warranty for your high-performance deck and an appropriate 5-year warranty for the entire lawnmower.

Performance

Thanks to the potent 200 cc engine, the Honda HRX217VKA can cut tall, thick grass without worrying. I used to use lawnmowers, and as soon as I came across a piece of tall, thick grass, they froze and died instantly. The Honda HRX would be great if you remove these stains without a problem!

Honda HRX incorporates Honda’s patented MicroCut dual blade cutting system that offers golf-like results. Not only does it look good, but it is also even better for your weeds. Cleaner, sharper cuts will make your lawn healthier and give it a stunning look after using this mower.

Having trouble with leaves in your garden? Obviously, who is not? It is where Honda wanted to help when it launched the Versamow 4 in 1 system, which can capture all of these sheets and then shred, remove, empty, and shred without any additional accessories or tools.

The Honda HRX mower features Honda’s integrated Select Drive control system, which allows you to adjust the mower speed by simply turning a lever. This system will enable you to vary the acceleration from 0 to 4 miles per hour. Note that this mower does not have the hydrostatic transmission of the most expensive Honda models, which allows precise speed control. Instead, there are some fixed speed settings, but that’s all they need for most people.

Large 9-inch ball bearing wheels make driving smoother and more comfortable to maneuver. The wheelbase is 27 inches from axle to the axle; however, slightly larger than other lawnmowers on the market. I find it harder to make curves and shrubs than my previous 24-inch lawnmower, but nothing special.

Another problem with handling the Honda HRX217VKA is that it has a 1-inch flange on its bridge. This means that you will not be able to approach solid objects (such as trees, etc.) at least 1 inch apart. You may need to remove the herbicide to get close to some things in your garden.

Engine

This Honda HRX217VKA is a feature-rich Honda lawnmower. It starts with the powerful and efficient Honda GCV200 engine. It is easy to start and light on gas while delivering a powerful and accurate cut. It is an extremely durable engine.

It is self-propelled with a “variable speed Select Drive®” This makes it easy to move around the yard with minimal effort.

The Honda “4-in-1 Versamow System™ with Clip Director®” allows for bag discharge, leaf shredding, and mulching. The MicroCut® Twin Blades enhance this action.

The Honda HRX217VKA lawn mower comes with an outstanding 5-year warranty, and the rust-resistant NeXite® deck has a limited lifetime warranty. The 9-inch rear wheels are large and sturdy. Ball bearings ensure that the mower is elegant and comfortable to move even over tricky terrain.

7 mowing height options are allowing you to cut from 3/4 inch to 4 inches. It will enable you to get the optimal height for a good looking and healthy lawn.

The Honda HRX217VKA also offers adjustable deck height (with 7 different options) so that you can choose anywhere from 0.75” – 4.0” grass height with a quick adjustment.

Design and Build Quality

One feature Honda is known for, apart from reliable engines, is excellent build quality. This mower is designed and built for comfort and durability.

Despite 89 lb, the variable speed self-propelled feature makes it agile and easy to move around a medium to large yard. The sharp twin blades make operation effective and efficient, and the 4-in-1 Versamow System makes it extremely versatile.

The 21-inch deck on this Honda HRX217VKA is made from a durable and ultra-tough polymer known as NeXite. It is known to resist rust and has excellent impact resistance. So confident is Honda in the strength of this material that it has a limited lifetime warranty. Honda HRX217VKA – 662300 has a 5-year warranty, which also gives you some indication of the faith Honda has in its quality and the quality of the materials.

The 9-inch plastic wheels are large, durable, and sturdy. The inclusion of ball bearings makes them useful and smooth even over uneven and challenging terrain.

Another feature that Honda is very good at is that the engine and components are easy to reach, and maintenance is simple. The larger fuel tank is convenient, and the oil fill tube is extended, making oil changes easy. Honda ensured the air filter is easy to access, and no tools are needed to check or change it. The spark plug is also easy to get to.  The carburetor has a rigid stud bolt design making maintenance a breeze while improving durability at the same time.

Warranty

The Honda HRX217VKA comes with a 5-year residential warranty. It means that your mower is completely covered for any issues you have while using it for residential purposes.

SPECIFICATIONS
Brand:Honda
Name:21 in. NeXite Variable Speed 4-in-1 Gas Walk Behind Self Propelled Mower with Select Drive Control
Power Type:Gas
Recommended Terrain:Flat,Sloped
Cutting Width:21 inches
Engine Make:Honda
Rear Wheel Height:High Wheel
Drive Type:Rear-wheel Drive
Features:Adjustable Cutting Height,Adjustable Speed,Mulching Lawn Mower,Rust resistant deck
Size of Yard:1/2 - 1 Acre
Start Type:Pull Cord
Manufacturer Warranty:5 Year Residential; 3 Month Commercial; Lifetime Deck Warranty

Conclusion

There is very little not to like about the Honda HRX217VKA – 662300. While it might be a bit more expensive than other options in this category, you get a lot for your investment. It is a compelling and productive model that will make mowing your medium to large yard less work and fun.

Apart from the exceptional power and operation, it is tough and built to last.  It will give you confidence that your purchase will last for many years and keep your grass neat and tidy with minimal effort.

It has all the features you could want and then some. Best of all, it has the Honda reliability and dependability you need in the right quality lawnmower. So, basically yes, this is an excellent option to go for. You won’t regret it.

Should You Buy It?

If you’re looking for a quality mower that can take a beating and get the job done right, the 4-in-1 Versamow Self Propelled Gas Lawnmower may be right up your alley.
Powerful motor, user-friendly, and versatile — all aspects of a great buy.