We tested more than 30 lawn mowers – including gas, electric and push mowers – cutting a 100-square-foot patch of lawn with each model. We evaluated maneuverability and performance, noise and weight, as well as how well each mower handled both long and short grass.
For most people, the Honda HRX is the best gas-powered lawn mower we tested. For smaller lawns, the electric EGO LM2102SP is our top pick. And if pushing around a 52-pound mower old-school style is your thing, we recommend Fiskars StaySharp Max.