February 21, 2021
Honda HRN216VKA Self-Propelled Mower


  • Easy-to-start motor
  • Variable speed ergonomic Smart Drive system
  • Gas-powered, rear-wheel drive for extra power and torque
  • Adjustable height ensures you get the perfect mowing position, no matter your height


  • The Smart Drive system can feel a bit UN-intuitive

Honda HRN216VKA Basic Info





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Honda is a well-known name in the lawn mowing industry, producing reliable, powerful mowers for every type of need. The HRN216 line of lawn mowers is the replacement of the classic HRR216. The VKA is the most basic of this line, but still offers several advantages over the HRR216.

The most notable aspect of this mower is its GCV170 engine. Honda has completely rebuilt the engine, reducing the number of parts from 106 to 39. Not only does this make servicing the mower easier, but the gas mower engine also has significantly more power and torque, and is more fuel-efficient.

The Honda HRN216 comes with a twin-blade motor design, aimed explicitly at effective mulching. An increased chute diameter also reduces the chance of blockages, which leads to reduced cutting efficiency.

Honda has taken care of every aspect of the HRN216. The two-point height adjustment system uses a solid rod that creates a rigid construction that feels stable while working. There are seven different height adjustment levels that you can clearly see on the high contrast white on black height marker.

The SmartDrive system allows you to adjust your speed on the fly anywhere between zero to four miles per hour. The entire system is ergonomic and can reduce thumb fatigue, which can become an issue with larger yards and lawns.

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