The Best Lawn Mowers for Any Sized Yard

Here are our favorite gas-powered lawn mowers on the market right now.

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Gas-powered lawnmowers range in size and power. Choose yours based on your lawn size and terrain. Here are our favorites you can buy right now.

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Easiest to Use - Snapper P2185020
Snapper


$599

This is a great idea. The Snapper is equipped with a device called a Fresh Start insert in its gas cap. This slowly releases a drip of concentrated fuel preservative into the gas tank. When the insert runs dry, the user snaps a new one into the cap. By preserving the gas in the mower instead of your gas can, you're always assured of stabilized fuel during the cutting season, regardless of how many cans of fuel you run through. Additionally, with a rated top speed of 4 mph, the Snapper is a quick clipper. The Snapper's top-handle drive control is better for cutting open areas, not for intricate, back-and-forth mowing.

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Best All-Wheel Drive - Husqvarna HU800AWDH
Husqvarna


$500

This powerful mower features a Honda 190cc engine and all-wheel drive, so it can tackle all types of terrain. The 22-inch deck is powder coated to last for years. The self-propelled all-wheel drive system allows you to simply steer and reduces fatigue especially when mowing a large uneven lawn.

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Most Maneuverable - Honda HRX217K5VKA
Honda


$650

The luxury car of walk-behind lawn mowers. The Honda leaves a velvet finish, thanks to a unique dual blade and a domed plastic deck that keeps the clippings suspended as they are cut and recut. The mower stays unusually clean as it cuts, both in wet and dry grass, or even as it plows through a pile of dry leaves. Niceties include a large fuel cap that's easy to turn and tool-free air-filter access. This rear wheel model only emits 89 dbA. Someday, Honda will redesign the deck-lift levers, which are small and uncomfortable to use. In the meantime, they mar an otherwise outstanding machine.

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Safest Blade System - Toro 20333
Toro


$399

Top-to-bottom attention to detail. Toro's engineers designed a mower that suits a variety of users and mowing conditions. Leave the bag on the mower and switch between mulching and bagging with the flip of a lever near the rear wheel. Mow at your own pace by simply pushing more firmly against the handle, which slides forward and makes the mower go faster. Back off the pressure to slow down. Other features combine to make this a value-packed product: a fitting where you can attach a garden hose for washing the underside of the deck, and a three-year warranty that covers the mower's drive system and ease-of-start capability.

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Best Bagging System - Craftsman 37705​
Craftsman

$280

This popular Craftsman mower has a 21-inch deck the extends beyond the wheels for more precise cutting. Its 163cc OHV Briggs & Stratton engine delivers 7.25 lb-ft of torque and sports an easy pull start mechanism. There are 6 height adjustments ranging from 1.25-3.75 inches.

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Best Front-Wheel Drive - Troy-Bilt TB220​
Troy-Bilt

$329

The highly-rated Troy-Bilt features a 159cc OHV engine, and the self-propelled front-wheel drive mower will accommodate small to medium size yards. Mulching, bagging, and discharge are all cutting options. This model comes equipped with a TriAction cutting system engineered to deliver a clean, even cut in just one pass.

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Best Oil System - Poulan Pro 961420141
Poulan


$280

This mower is powered by a powerful Briggs and Stratton engine that doesn't need priming or a choke to start. No oil changes are required as well. Just check the oil level and add as needed. The 21-inch deck can clear a wide path and like most mowers it can discharge, mulch, and bag. Oversize 11-inch rear wheels make this mower easy to maneuver.

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