We’ve evaluated all types of lawnmowers for many years to help you find the best one for your lawn. We took our testing outside, using each gas and electric lawnmower to cut a 100-square-foot patch of grass. We also spent hours researching ride-on mowers, consulting with experts to zero in on the features that matter most, since we were unable to test these models hands on. After testing and researching, we cataloged and compared the products' scores and features to determine the best lawnmower in each category.
If you prefer a gas engine, check out the Honda HRX 217VKA – it has a powerful engine, responsive self-propulsion and a large-capacity discharge bag. If you like electric mowers, we recommend the EGO LM2102SP, with its short recharge time and long warranty. If you are in the market for a riding lawnmower, consider the John Deere E180. It has a powerful engine and the widest cutting path of any mower we compared.