A trusted household name, Honda pressure washers combine the power from the world’s largest engine manufacturer and the top brands in pressure washing to bring you reliable and powerful cleaning power. No matter what size engine you choose, you will get reliable power from a Honda power washer for residential or commercial cleaning needs.
Pressure washer companies choose Honda engines because it instantly makes their product reliable, durable and great value because Honda has impressed us (brainwashed?) for 50+ years. It feels like second nature to assume best in class when you see their logo and iconic red on a power product. But are they best in class? (We’ll explore that in the Honda vs. other small engines category below)
7 Best Honda Powered Pressure Washers
First you’ll see the 4 best residential consumer machines and then the 3 top commercial ones.
Residential use – Make quick work of your home outdoor cleaning chores
1.) Simpson MegaShot MSH3125-S Gas Power Washer
The most popular Honda powered pressure washer is this Simpson Cleaning Megashot powered by the Honda GC190 engine.
It has 3,100 PSI at 2.5 GPM making it perfect for your home outdoor cleaning needs. Use the right nozzle and it’ll make cleaning your car, truck, patio furniture, house siding, back deck and driveway a breeze.
The Honda engine is powering an axial cam pump, which is the most common pump type for residential pressure cleaners. If you are in the market for a reliable and affordable home-use machine then this is your best bet.
2.) PowerStroke PS80996 Honda GCV190 Pressure Cleaner
PowerStroke is a brand owned by Techtronic Outdoor Products Technology Limited. The same company owns Ryobi, Homelite, Milwaukee, Hoover and Dirt Devil brands and is operated out of Hong Kong.
They offer the same power washer with Honda, Briggs & Stratton and Subaru small engines. Strangely enough, the Honda option shown here is the most affordable pressure cleaner.
It has a GCV190 to produce 3,100 PSI at 2.5 GPM, surely enough for residential cleaning needs. It has the smallest footprint of all the residential machines on this list to make storing it in your garage a cinch (be sure to follow proper storage procedures to ensure long life).
3.) PowerBoss 20649 3,100 PSI 2.7 GPM Pressure Washer
It’s kinda funny because PowerBoss machines are manufactured by Briggs & Stratton and yet they put a Honda engine on it. They created the PowerBoss brand to offer pressure washers with Honda engines not as a sort of hidden way to admit Honda is better, but to capture more of the market.
Simpson Cleaning does the same thing by licensing the DeWalt name on some of their pressure washers. It’s to capture more of the market by owning profits on two brands of choice instead of just one. It’s interesting how common this is in the tools industry.
This PowerBoss machine has a GC190 Honda and axial cam pump. It’s affordable at less than $500, making it the perfect addition to your kit for gutter cleaning, house siding, driveway, truck and more.
4.) Karcher G3000 OH Honda GC190 Pressure Washer
Karcher is the largest by unit sales pressure washer maker in the world. They sell electric and gas powered machines – from home-use to professional – under the Karcher, Landa, Hotsy and Shark brands.
This gas powered Karcher employs the Honda GC190 to create 3,000 PSI at 2.5 GPM through its axial cam pump.
It is competitively priced and well reviewed with a 5 star rating off 9 customer reviews.
Commercial Use – Pressure wash all-day everyday, no worries
1.) Pressure Pro E3027HG Power Washer
Power washing contractors trust Pressure Pro power washers to help them earn a living. Their most affordable machine is powered by the Honda GX200.
The 6.5 horsepower workhorse is able to power a triplex plunger pump to provide 2,700 PSI at 3 GPM – enough for most commercial jobs – but probably used mostly as a portable backup as contractors like their main machine to have 5 – 10 GPM flow rate.
If you want an entry level commercial / industrial unit then this is a superb option by a trusted brand.
2.) NorthStar 3,300 PSI 3 GPM
NorthStar brand is manufactured in-house by Norther Tool + Equipment. Northern Tool is the upper Midwest’s largest distributor of Honda small engines. They are a Minnesota family run business that started out making money mailing how-to guides for log splitters…
…Today Northern Tool is a trusted brand in the power equipment industry and their power washer offering is top notch. This one has a Honda GX270 powering a CAT triplex pump. This combination offers you the ultimate in reliability and durability – CAT pumps are well known as the Honda of pumps.
As you can see the machine has a more upright stance with a smaller footprint than the wheelbarrow like Pressure Pro above – it also boasts the GX270 over the GX200 to give you extra 600 PSI.
3.) BE Pressure 4000 PSI 4 GPM Pressure Washer PE-4013HWPACOMZ
B.E. Pressure is a Canadian family run business now with manufacturing facilities in Canada, USA, Australia and China.
They started in agriculture and made the bold move in 1991 to focus on power washers, and have further moved into generators, air compressors, industrial fans and heaters (all powered by Honda).
This machine has the most powerful engine on our list, the GX390. It powers a Comet triplex pump to provide 4,000 PSI at 4 GPM.