When you buy practically anything with the Honda name on it, you are getting a quality product. Whether it is a lawn mower or a car, Honda just puts the engineering and the quality into everything they make. Yes, you are going to pay a little more for Honda products, but as the old saying goes “You get what you pay for” still rings true.
The Honda lawn mower engine is very dependable and with routine care, it will last for a long time. Parts are readily available for new and older Honda mowers, so you can keep them going long after that other brand wears out.
The drivetrain is built solid to take a beating. Sometimes drive axles can be a problem with freezing up, but this is a problem that can be resolved without much expense.
The decks are made of good steel and are not thinly made. If they are kept free of wet grass, they will last a long time.
The controls are fairly easy to navigate and are user friendly. Some are quite different than what you are used to on a self-propelled lawn mower, but you get used to them pretty quickly.
I am a Small Engine Mechanic by trade and if I were to need another lawn mower, it would certainly be a Honda.