Durability, power, features, warranty — what have you found to be the "buy now" button for lawn tractors this season?

This ConsumerSearch web feature advises consumers: "In all the years we've been analyzing reviews of lawn tractors, we've never found a single model or brand that never, ever breaks down ... You name it: it can break. That's why looking at the warranty and your options for service are an important part of finding the right lawn tractor."

Extended warranties, however, may or may not pay off, says the report. "A better course is to stick with brands with better feedback for reliability ..."

Check out ConsumerSearch’s recent update of its ranking of lawn tractors. The report includes views from experts and consumers.