As of 2015, some shared features among the top 10 riding lawn mowers include exceptional cutting features, electric power takeoff, steerable front wheels and an LED screen dashboard, according to Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports considers the Craftsman 20445, the Troy-Bilt Mustang Pivot, the Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP 13WQA2KQ and the Snapper NXT2346 as some of the top 10 riding lawn mowers. These riding mowers include tractors, wide-deck tractors and zero-turn-radius riders.
Other shared features among these top-performing riding lawn mowers include a large deck and tight turning capabilities. The Craftsman 20442 and the Craftsman 20445 are some riding mowers that include these functions, which allow them to cut easily around bushes and trees. Buyers can also find top riding mowers with steering wheels, including the Troy-Bilt Mustang Pivot and Toro SW4200 74784. The Snapper NXT2346 and the Troy-Bilt Super Bronco XP 13WQA2 feature dashboards and exceptional cutting. The Snapper NXT2346 also offers oil-changing timers.
Popular Science considers John Deere tractors some of the best-performing riding mowers for 2015. The John Deere D155 offers impressive cutting features, a high-back seat and an automatic drive system. ConsumerSearch.com also considers John Deere mowers top-performing, including the John Deere X304, which has a washout port, electric power takeoff and high-back seat.