Shopping for the right mower doesn’t have to be intimidating. You just have to be prepared by knowing your options and balancing what you need with what you want. Functionality, style and price are a few considerations. Use the chart below to explore your options.

Lawn Mower Comparison Chart

Manual-powered push-mower: better for the earth, better for you

  • Good for small to medium-sized yards (those under 3/4 of an acre)
  • You get exercise from powering the mower yourself
  • Quiet — no noise from an electric- or gas-powered engine
  • No gasoline fumes or exhaust means it’s better for the environment
  • Price range: Starts below $100*

Electric-powered push-mower: quiet but corded

  • Good for small to medium-sized yards (those under 3/4 of an acre)
  • Being tethered to a cord can be a hassle — it limits your range
  • With cordless models, you need to remember to charge it (one charge usually lasts about 45 minutes)
  • Quieter than gas-powered push-mowers
  • More environmentally friendly than gas-powered mowers
  • Price range: $150 to $400*

Gas-powered push-mower: cord-free but noisy

  • Good for small to medium-sized yards (those under 3/4 of an acre)
  • Convenient — you are not tied to a cord and don’t need to charge the mower like with electric-powered push-mowers
  • Gives off gas fumes when filling the tank and exhaust during use
  • Noisier engine than an electric-powered push-mower
  • Price range: $130 to $330*

Riding mower: easy on you, hard on your wallet

  • Good for large-sized yards (those over 3/4 of an acre)
  • Good for small to medium-sized yards (those under 3/4 of an acre) if you have physical limitations that would make riding preferable to using a push mower
  • Gives off gas fumes when filling the tank and exhaust when in use
  • Price range: $900 and above*

Putting it all together

Choosing the right mower doesn’t have to take all of your Saturday afternoon, and it doesn’t have to break the bank. With an understanding of your basic lawn needs and your personal preferences, you’ll be well on your way to selecting the perfect mower for you and your lawn.

*Prices may vary.