Exercise Equipment Review

Best Elliptical Trainer

Here are my picks for best elliptical trainer. To get the best elliptical trainer rating, it had to meet the criteria set forth in my elliptical trainer guide.

The best ellipticals are broken down into categories to help you choose the right elliptical trainer for your budget.

If you need more information on any of the elliptical trainers shown here, make sure to read my elliptical trainer reviews.

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Best Elliptical Trainers By Price Range

Best Compact Elliptical TrainerLifecore CD400 Elliptical - The best compact elliptical on the market with a long 21" stride length, Polar Heart Rate control and a tiny 47" long x 29.5" wide footprint that will fit anywhere in your home.
Best Budget Elliptical TrainerTony Little Gazelle - Yes, his infomercials are annoying - but for a couple hundred bucks, the Gazelle is a decent low end machine that won't hog an entire room in your home.
Best Elliptical Trainer
$200 - 299
Weslo 745 Elliptical Trainer - I'm hesitant to recommend any traditional elliptical below $300, but if you're strapped for cash get the Weslo 745 and start saving your money for a beter machine.
Best Elliptical Trainer
$300 - 399
Proform 900 Elliptical Trainer - Good value for the money. The Proform 900 has all of the features you need to get a good workout on a budget.
Best Elliptical Trainer
$401 - 700
Proform 1280 Elliptical Trainer - Packed with technology the Proform has iFit technology, Reflex Step technology and Power Incline. Nothing else in this price range comes close to matching it. Period.
Best Elliptical Trainer
$701 - 900
Nordictrack CX 998 Elliptical Trainer - A nice mix of features and price push this elliptical to the top of the heap in a competitive category. Incline ramp technology is icing on the cake.
Best Elliptical Trainer
$901 - 1300
Smooth CE 2.1 Elliptical Trainer - As the name implies, very smooth and quiet. Lifetime frame warranty, large 325 lb weight capacity and massive flywheel provide a stable, comfortable ride.
Best Elliptical Trainer
$1301-1699
Sole E95 Elliptical Trainer - It's not even a close race in the under $1700 category. The Sole E95 is packed with features you'd expect on ellipticals in the $3000 + price range. Add a long warranty and you have a sure fire winner.