The 46-inch Snapper NXT2346 lawn tractor (*Est. $2,800) earns praise from reviewers for its 14-inch turning radius and great performance both in side-discharging and mulching clippings. (Bagging isn't this lawn tractor's strong point.) It boasts some luxury features, including cruise control, push-button startup, a mesh suspension seat, LED headlights rated for 100,000 hours, electronic adjustment of cutting height and a superb digital dashboard display. If bagging clippings is a priority, though, or your lawn has lots of obstacles to mow around, consider the more expensive John Deere X304 (Est. $3,800) -- though the version certified for John Deere X304 (Est. $3,800).
We found excellent comparison tests of the Snapper NXT2346 at ConsumerReports.org, where it's ranked and rated along with 34 other lawn tractors plus 17 riding mowers of other types. Staff at MowersDirect.com recommend this specific lawn tractor for large, hilly lawns. We found no owner-written reviews of this luxury-level lawn tractor, but we did find an article at TheGadgetGuyColumn.com plus a video ad -- both of which show many details about the tractor's features -- and an interesting article about Snapper as a company at FastCompany.com.
This review compares the Snapper NXT2346 with 34 other lawn tractors plus 17 riding mowers of other types -- based on specific ratings for handling and ease of use as well as for performance in each of three cutting modes. Tests are objective and thorough, based on weeks of mowing in varied conditions. Editors don't include Snapper in the brand repair survey but do report on test results in detail and provide extra specifications hard to find elsewhere.
Review: Tractors and Riders, Editors of ConsumerReports.org, May 2011
Staff at this online retail site recommend the Snapper NXT2346 as an excellent mid-range lawn tractor suitable for large, hilly lawns. Customer feedback is sparse, but positive.
Review: Snapper NXT2346 (46") 23HP NXT Lawn Tractor (2012 Model), Editors of MowersDirect.com
This well-illustrated review of the Snapper NXT series (when it was introduced in 2010) focuses on the luxury car-like features resulting from Snapper's collaboration with BMW. Though not based on actual testing, the review provides extra details about the dashboard and other amenities.
Review: Snapper NXT Riding Mowers with Dashboard, David Novak, April 20, 2010
This video demonstration (uploaded by a tractor fan) is a long advertisement, but it does provide excellent detail about the Snapper NXT lawn tractor's features.
Review: Fuel Injected Lawn Mower, "V8Mike93", June 9, 2010