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Best EGO Lawn Mower Reviews 2022 (Plus Bonus 2023 Models)

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There’s Something For Everyone In The EGO Lawn Mower Line

We had the pleasure of testing the very first EGO battery-powered lawn mower way back in 2014. Since then, they’ve expanded their lineup significantly and stayed at the front of the pack when it comes to battery-powered mower innovation.


While the top of their current 10-model lineup is near the top of the price list for residential battery-powered lawn mowers, they also have a couple that hit a great value at lower price points if you’re buying an EGO lawn mower on a tighter budget. All in all, they do a nice job of hitting the entire spectrum of customer needs.

EGO Lawn Mower Battery

EGO runs on a 14-cell system that produces 56 volts. While their 2.0Ah and 2.5Ah batteries are the go-to for EGO’s string trimmers and hedge trimmers, it’s the 5.0Ah and 7.5Ah packs that we prefer to use for lawn mowers. 1 battery can typically cover lawns up to a 1/4-acre and two batteries can cover a 1/2-acre or more. 

For even larger properties, consider going with the 10Ah or 12Ah battery.

One thing that separates EGO from other cordless mower options is their battery design. The cells inside match the curved pack design and help cool the pack more effectively. Each cell also has a phase-change coating that helps cool them faster. 

EGO Select Cut battery insertion

When we test cordless lawn mowers down here in the central Florida, the batteries tend to heat up quickly between the heat and tougher St. Augustine and Bahia grass species. Those that make it through their full battery discharge without reaching thermal shutdown need a break before the chargers deem it safe to charge them. 

All except EGO’s. Even when we put their newest mowers through some brutally tough testing on a sod farm, the batteries we used immediately started charging, putting them back in the game hours before other brands in some cases. 

The other good news is that EGO runs their entire line on 56V batteries—even their zero-turn mowers. If you want to start by buying an EGO lawn mower and upgrade to a different model later, the batteries will work with it.

The same goes if you want to add other lawn care equipment, such as a string trimmer, hedge trimmer, or blower. They’re the same batteries that run the Nexus Power Station in case you’re looking for a battery-powered inverter. 

All that said, we recommend the entire line, though each model fits a different user. Choosing the right model for your needs and expectations is key to having the best experience. 

EGO Lawn Mower Models Coming In 2023

EGO’s lineup was already impressive, but they’re adding at least five more models in 2023, including another riding mower. Collectively, they bracket the market well, and we’ll have to wait and see if any of the earlier models are being discontinued in favor of these updates.

EGO 56V 42-Inch Zero-Turn Lawn Mower with E-Steer ZT4205S

EGO Power+ eSteer 42-Inch Zero Turn Lawn Mower

EGO’s next-generation riding lawn mower takes the 42-inch Z6 concept and exchanges the lap bars for a steering wheel. It also shifts the controls from the operator’s right side and puts them on the steering wheel. If the idea of a zero-turn mower sounds appealing but the controls are a bit intimidating, this model is a great way to make the transition.

The kit includes four 12.0Ah batteries that can run the mower long enough to cut up to 2.5 acres. There are six total battery slots, so you can add more packs if you need longer runtime.

  • 22HP gas engine equivalent
  • 42-inch deck
  • E-Steer control system
  • 6 active battery ports
  • Cuts up to 2.5 acres with included four 12.0Ah batteries

Price: TBA

EGO 56V 21-Inch Select Cut XP with Speed IQ LM2167SP

EGO 21-Inch Select Cut XP Self-Propelled Mower With Speed IQ

Taking over for the Select Cut XP, EGO’s innovative self-propelled mower is getting a drive update that they’re calling Speed IQ. This technology digitally senses and adapts the mower’s speed to your stride. You don’t have to worry about adjusting knobs or dials, just grab the presence bar and go.

Combining that with the stacked blade system, blade options, and 8.3 ft-lbs of torque from the original Select Cut XP, the LM2167SP will be EGO’s flagship self-propelled lawn mower moving forward.

The kit includes a 12.0Ah battery that EGO tells us will run the mower for up to 90 minutes.


  • Speed IQ self-propelled drive
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • Brushless motor
  • 8.3 ft-lbs of torque
  • Stacked blade Select Cut system
  • Single-point height adjustment
  • Vertical storage
  • 90-minute runtime with kitted 12.0Ah battery

Price: TBA

EGO 56V 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower with Touch Drive LM2125SP

Stepping down in price, EGO’s LM2125SP stands in the middle of the self-propelled mower lineup. This model uses EGO’s Touch Drive dial system for its self-propelled control and features a solid 6.0 ft-lbs of torque. With the 7.5 Ah battery that comes in the kit, you can expect up to an hour of runtime.

  • Touch Drive self-propelled drive
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • Brushless motor
  • 6.0 ft-lbs of torque
  • Single-point height adjustment
  • Vertical storage
  • 60-minute runtime with kitted 7.5Ah battery

Price: TBA

EGO 56V 21-Inch Self-Propelled Lawn Mower LM2114SP

EGO’s LM2114SP is poised to take over as the value leader for the self-propelled line. Shifting to a dual-bar drive engagement system you can operate with either hand, it has the same 6.0 ft-lbs of torque as the Touch Drive model. The kit comes with a 6.0Ah battery that’s capable of 50 minutes of runtime.

  • Dual bar self-propelled mower
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • Brushless motor
  • 6.0 ft-lbs of torque
  • Single-point height adjustment
  • Vertical storage
  • 50-minute runtime with kitted 6.0Ah battery

Price: TBA

EGO 56V 21-Inch Push Lawn Mower LM2114

Take the model above, remove the self-propelled drive, and you get EGO’s newest push mower. It shares the same 6.0 ft-lbs of torque along with all the other goodies. It comes with a 6.0Ah battery that can run up to 55 minutes in this model. This is the only model EGO specifically mentions coming with an advanced Gator blade.

  • Push mower
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • Brushless motor
  • 6.0 ft-lbs of torque
  • Single-point height adjustment
  • Vertical storage
  • 55-minute runtime with kitted 6.0Ah battery

Price: TBA

Best EGO Zero-Turn Lawn Mower

EGO Z6 52-inch Zero-Turn Mower ZT5207L

EGO ZT5207L Z6 52-inch zero turn mower

Increasing the deck size of the original EGO ZT4204L zero-turn mower, the EGO ZT5207L 52-inch zero-turn keeps everything we love. This best EGO lawn mower article would be incomplete without it.

There’s a lot to like about this EGO 52-inch zero-turn. If we had to boil it down to a few key points, you’d get the following:

  • Fabricated deck
  • 6 x 12Ah batteries (for maximum runtime)
  • 8MPH top mowing speed
  • 4 acres on a single charge
  • Onboard charging of batteries
  • LED headlights/taillights
  • Smooth controls

For residential users looking to ditch gas, the EGO 52-inch zero-turn currently offers the most refined residential mowing solution on the market.

Price: $6,999 kit with six 12.0Ah batteries and charger. 5-year limited warranty.

Best EGO Walk-Behind Lawn Mower

EGO 56V Select Cut XP Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2130SP)

EGO Select Cut XP Mower09

There’s no doubt in our minds that the EGO Select Cut XP mower is the top walk-behind model currently available. That’s not just in the EGO lineup, we think it’s the best of all the cordless residential lawn mowers. 

It features a stacked blade system that only EGO currently has in the electric walk-behind sector. The “Select Cut” in the name is because you get two blade options that both come with the kit. One blade offers a quality cut with better runtime and the other optimizes mulching. With our grass growth rates, we use the mulching blade. 

It’s not the most powerful or the most expensive in EGO’s line. However, there’s plenty of power available to even handle some overgrowth if the weather or vacation forces you to let your lawn go a few extra days. It also has a newly designed drive control system that we prefer over EGO’s other self-propelled models.

Estimated kit runtime: 60 minutes

Price: $799 kit with 10.0Ah battery and rapid charger

Most Powerful EGO Lawn Mower

EGO 56V Peak Power Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2142SP)

EGO 21-in peak power mower test

When we tested gas and battery-powered lawn mowers side-by-side, we thought gas would easily exceed what any brand could do with a battery. The 21-inch EGO Peak Power Self-Propelled lawn mower shocked us by out-cutting every other mower we tested except for Honda’s HRX-series and perhaps the EGO Select Cut XP. It also put some massive distance over several other commercial gas mowers. 

Two active battery ports combine the power of two batteries, letting you pack up to 24.0Ah of battery capacity on board and hitting higher torque. If you have grass that grows 3 or more inches between cuts or is really thick, this is the EGO mower you should grab to give you the power you need for an even cut.

Estimated kit runtime: 80 minutes

Price: $799 kit with two 5.0Ah batteries and rapid charger

Toughest EGO Lawn Mower

EGO 56V Steel Deck Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2020SP)

EGO Steel Deck Mower

If you’re the kind of guy or gal that wants the toughest build, consider EGO’s steel deck mowers. Unsurprisingly, we prefer the self-propelled model, though there’s also a push mower if you have a smaller lawn and want to save some money.

The debate between steel and poly (plastic) decks runs deep. Generally speaking, steel decks can take more abuse. That said, we haven’t had a poly deck fail on us yet. There’s also more design flexibility to optimize airflow compared to steel.

But there’s still no denying that steel mower decks inspire a lot of confidence for the long haul. With EGO’s 5-year warranty backing it up, we’re totally on board with a steel deck sealing that long-term commitment.

Estimated kit runtime: 60 minutes

Price: $499 bare, $699 with 7.5Ah battery and rapid charger ($499 push mower kit with 5.0Ah battery)

Best Value EGO Self-Propelled Lawn Mower

EGO 56V Self-Propelled Lawn Mower (LM2102SP)

EGO LM2102SP Dual Battery

If you’re looking to save some money and still get a great self-propelled battery-powered lawn mower, EGO’s 21-inch LM2102SP is a great fit.

While it’s more basic than the other models we mentioned above, it’s no slouch in the feature department. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • Vertical storage
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • LED headlights
  • Single point height adjustment

The kit price with a 7.5Ah battery is $549, and it’s certainly fair to say that there are cheaper self-propelled cordless mowers out there. However, finding good value means balancing price, performance, and quality, and that’s what EGO does so well with this model compared to less expensive options.

Estimated kit runtime: 60 minutes

Price: $449 bare, $599 kit with 7.5Ah battery and rapid charger

Best Value EGO Push Lawn Mower

EGO 56V Push Mower (LM2101)

EGO 21-inch Push Lawn Mower

EGO’s 21-inch LM2101 push mower kit is one of the best values in the battery-powered lawn mower space, period. Running $399 for the kit with a 5.0Ah battery, it has the runtime to cover lawns up to a 1/4-acre on one charge.

Like its high-value self-propelled cousin, it keeps most of the best features from EGO’s foundational design:

  • Mulch, bag, or side discharge
  • Vertical storage
  • 21-inch poly deck
  • LED headlights
  • Single point height adjustment

While you may be skeptical that hitting such a high value mark leaves questionable performance, this is actually the first EGO lawn mower to exceed the power of entry-level gas mowers.

Estimated kit runtime: 45 minutes

Price: $339 bare, $399 kit with 5.0Ah battery and rapid charger

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Local Yokel

Before you buy one of the self-propelled EGO mowers, have a look at this: https://www.reddit.com/r/lawnmowers/comments/mglhdt/ego_lawn_mower_self_propelled_motor_stuck_on/

Colorado Gal

After reading your reviews, I purchased EGO’s LM2135SP. I really wanted to like it, but it is impossible for a petite woman to use any of the EGO mowers. The physics of the design just doesn’t work unless the person mowing is tall. The handle is mounted high on the deck and must lock before the engine will engage, so a short person is left with a long handle at a low elevation and obtuse angle that requires significantly more strength to maneuver the machine, since you now are pushing almost horizontally. I would love to see reviews for petite… Read more »

Greg

I have seen advertisements for the new ego riding mower and am interested in one since my current mower is nearly 20 years old, but I am not able to find any info about where any service work or repairs will be done locally. This concerns me. For many years I have had gas ZTR mowers and I know of many places locally that will repair these if needed. What about the new Ego riding mowers?

Andrew

Is there any word of a wider deck push mower coming out? 21 inch is nice but every inch wider sure helps cut down on the cut time.

Stephen Murphy

Hi guys,
I’ve owned the new ego self propelled mower now for 4 months. The 1st few cuts were great however now it has allowed my lawn to thatch and struggling to cut and maintain a good cut.
My lawn is an western Australian kikuyu.
I’m really disappointed now and may have to revert to a heavier petrol mower.

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