Ryobi mowers are worth it if you’re seeking a reliable electronic lawn mower option. Generally, most of Ryobi’s mowers are rated highly: the cheapest 40V 18-inch push lawn mower at Home Depot costs $329, with 95% of customers recommending it. The mower is fairly lightweight, coming in at only 40 lbs., and with a 6 Ah Lithium-ion battery and a run time of 30 minutes, it’s capable of cutting 1/4 acre. Many users remark about how quiet the machine is and its ease of use and setup.
A step up from the 40V 18-inch is 40V Brushless 20-inch self-propelled mower. In addition to being self-propelled, the mower can cut at least 1/2 an acre with up to a 42-minute runtime on its 6 Ah Lithium-ion battery, and is only slightly heavier at 44 lbs. Listed at $499 at Home Depot, much of the positive feedback is similar to its slightly smaller version. Of the negative reviews, many users complained of a lack of battery power and longevity — two issues that were also found in a minority of the reviews for the 18-inch version.
Its most expensive lawn mower sold at Home Depot, the 42 in. 100 Ah Electric Riding Mower can cut 2-4 acres on a single charge and has a 100 Ah battery. With this additional power comes additional cost, as the mower is priced at $4,999. Unlike the Ryobi 40V line, however, reviews for its more powerful riding mowers are lower, with only 65% of reviewers recommending the product. Many of the negative reviews remark on the machine’s lack of power and the durability of the battery.