Self-propelled lawn mowers with good reviews include the Craftsman 37436, John Deere JS36, Honda HRX2172VKA and Husqvarna 7021R, as of 2015. Additional mowers with positive reviews include the Toro Super Recycler 20381 and Troy-Bilt TB-280ES.
The Craftsman 37436 is a rear-wheel-drive, self-propelled mower with 7 foot-pounds of torque. The mower has a well-shielded drive belt and a responsive squeeze-handle drive lever. Some reviews complain that it is louder than other mowers and that grass builds up underneath the mower near the mulch plug.
The Honda HRX2172VKA is a rear-wheel-drive, self-propelled mower with 8.3 foot-pounds of torque. This Honda has a unique dual blade and raised deck that improve the look of the cut, and it works well in both wet and dry grass. One consumer complaint is that the deck-lift lever is small and awkward to use.