Some quality brands of self-propelled lawnmowers under $500 are Honda, Craftsman, Husqvarna, Toro and Troy-Bilt. Honda and Toro mowers are the best, and Troy-Bilt is the best value, according to Popular Mechanics.Continue Reading
Honda mowers mow quickly, propel easily up hills and cut cleanly, according to Popular Mechanics. As of 2015, several models of Honda self-propelled are priced under $500. The Craftsman 917.370432, priced at $389 as of 2015, has a large, powerful engine and cuts through long grass easily.
Husquvarna manufactures all-wheel-drive and a front-wheel drive self-propelled models. The AWD powers up hills, produces a smooth cut, is equipped with a Honda engine and dual drive controls, and is comfortable for both left-handed and right-handed individuals, according to Popular Mechanics. As of 2015, the AWD model is priced at $500 and the front-wheel drive model is priced at $329.
Popular Mechanics ranks the Toro 20339 best overall for front-wheel drive models. As of 2015, it is priced at $350. Troy-Bilt mowers have performed well in user tests and offer homeowners more for their dollars, according to Popular Mechanics. As of 2015 Troy-Bilt self-propelled mowers range in price from $270 to $370.
The best reviewed self-propelled mower overall as of 2014 is the Honda HRX217VKA, according to Consumer Search. However, its retail price is around $600 as of 2015.Learn more about Tools