Vanguard® single-cylinder engines. The single advantage.

Vanguard is better at applying power than anyone else. The result of that expertise — our new single-cylinder, horizontal shaft engine family. Using a clean-sheet design approach, we built a line up of single-cylinder engines that set new standards for what our customers care about. Overall performance. Reliable power. Less maintenance. And better user-comfort. The practical innovations of our new single-cylinder gas engines allow Vanguard to outperform Honda® in all of these categories.

Vanguard Beats Honda.
And we can prove it.

Superior Starting.

Watch how Vanguard single-cylinder gas engines start easier and more consistently than Honda’s. Less effort to start. Greater reliability. Period. The harsher the conditions, the bigger the Vanguard advantage. At -20°F are you confident the Honda GX will start? Vanguard always will.

  Vanguard Honda GX
Reliable starting down to -20°F. check mark Not available

Better Tonal Quality. Quieter by Design.

See why Vanguard single-cylinder engines won’t leave operators shaken at the end of the day, unlike the Honda GX. Significantly less vibration equals significantly greater operator comfort, which means more productive jobsites than those powered by the Honda GX.

  Vanguard** Honda GX
15% quieter. check mark Not available
14% less vibration. check mark Not available

Unrelenting Power.

Discover demonstrably more rugged, reliable power. That's what you get with Vanguard single-cylinder horizontal shaft engines, no matter the conditions.

  Vanguard Honda GX
With less engine droop when it matters most.   check mark Not available

Significantly Less Maintenance.

Learn why Vanguard single-cylinder gas engines are proven to reduce maintenance costs and keep equipment in the field longer between service intervals.

  Vanguard Honda GX
Standard, true cyclonic action extends air filter replacement to 600 hours.  check mark Optional
2X longer oil and air filter maintenance intervals.  check mark Not available
TransportGuard® eliminates oil/fuel dilution during transport.  check mark Not available

TCO Calculator

Don’t take our word for it. Calculate your total cost of ownership now**.


Register your engine at and receive an extra year of commercial limited warranty.

Line Up

This line up has it all.

Vanguard® 160

Now Available

Vanguard® 200

Now Available
Vanguard 300 - Coming 2021

Vanguard® 300

Coming Soon

Vanguard® 400

Now Available


Watch Vanguard single-cylinder engines take on the most extreme performance challenges — and win.