Want to see our proprietary elliptical rating algorithm in action? We spend hours rating each elliptical to help you find the perfect one, and this page is kept up to date with every model we have ever reviewed, sorted by rating.
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- Research specs, features, warranties, user reviews and expert reviews
- Compile all data from personal tests, retailers, reviewers and manufacturers to minimize bias
- Enter data to determine fairly-weighted expected values for Reviews, Specs & Features, and Quality
- Compute an overall rating using our custom-written algorithm to summarize all results in simple form (0-100%)
- Give you the easy-to-read rating so you don’t have to spend hours researching like we do!
Check out the ratings for every elliptical we have reviewed so far:
The top rated elliptical trainer overall, the Sole E98 is a powerhouse this year. Focused specifically on quality and specs over bells and whistles, the E98 has an excellent warranty and will last a long time.
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The Sole E95 is a tremedous value. The elliptical is not only one of the most dependable, well-built trainers on the market, but it also will not cost a fortune to purchase. Sole Fitness also offers one of the best warranties available, adding buyer confidence to their repertoire of fitness equipment.
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The Yowza Islamorada features SuperCore, an enhanced version of Yowza's previous CardioCore upper body workout motion as well as Intelligent Weight Management (IWM) -- the future of fitness equipment.
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The Yowza Captiva Plus features CardioCore upper body workout technology and adjustable stride length (18 to 28 inches), just like the original Captiva elliptical, while also delivering more workout options.
Read the full Yowza Captiva Plus Review
The Precor EFX 5.37 elliptical provides fixed or moving handlebars with CrossRamp workout technology helpful in targeting specific muscles or muscle groups. The EFX 5.37 is produced with commercial-grade parts and production.
Read the full Precor EFX 5.37 Review
The Yowza Captiva is one of the highest rated elliptical trainers on the website. Its balance of high-end luxury features, solid specs, 50% incline and Cardio Core motion technology for toning all the ab muscles makes it a tough elliptical to beat.
Read the full Yowza Captiva Review
The Precor EFX 833 is one of the most diverse ellipticals on the market. Presenting a smooth and natural stride, the Precor EFX 833 is surprisingly comfortable despite challenging specific muscles with CrossRamp technology.
Read the full Precor EFX 833 Review
The NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro is one of the best ellipticals on the market. The NordicTrack A.C.T. is well produced and features a large variety of useful features. The performance is also elite as the elliptical provides 20 levels of resistance and adjustable 18-22 inch stride length.
Read the full NordicTrack A.C.T. Pro Review
The Smooth CE 8.0LC is designed for the home market yet could easily fit in with the exercise equipment found at the local gym. The trainer offers 24 levels of resistance, 21" stride length, 21 pre-defined workout programs as well as oversized and cushioned pedals.
Read the full Smooth CE 8.0LC Review
The Precor EFX 5.33 is a quality trainer with a smooth and natural stride length. Low-impact EFX motion delivers a long, natural stride giving the elliptical versatility thanks to ability to target specific muscle groups with CrossRamp.
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The Sole E35 is an elliptical that features all the basic specs (16 resistance levels, 20 inch stride, 24 lbs. flywheel) needed to reach your fitness goals. The elliptical also features cushioned and adjustable pedals as well as iPod/mp3 compatibility and is backed by a quality warranty.
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The Smooth CE 7.4 is a commercial-grade elliptical designed exclusively for the home market. The result is one of the more dependable and smooth operating ellipticals on the market. The Smooth CE 7.4 features Magnetic resistance, 21 inch stride length and heavy duty flywheel.
Read the full Smooth CE 7.4 Review
The Yowza Pompano is well-made elliptical that features an iPod dock, speakers and cooling fans. With its 20 inch stride length you are sure to get the workout you are striving for. This elliptical also features Pulse Grips and a wireless heart strap to keep track of your heart rate.
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The Yowza Sanibel is a well produced elliptical that features Eddy Current Braking resistance with a long 21 inch stride length. The elliptical also includes innovative Cardio Core Arm motion that incorporates the arms into the workout. The Sanibel is a reliable elliptical from a great manufacturer.
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The NordicTrack AudioStrider 990 PRO is an upgrade from the 990 version that did not previously feature iFit Live. The elliptical features Silent Magnetic Resistance (with 16 digital levels), adjustable 18" to 20" stride length, 25 pre-defined workout programs and Dual-Grip CardioGrip heart rate monitoring.
Read the full NordicTrack 990 PRO Review
The Spirit XE295 offers one of the best warranties on the market with a lifetime guarantee on frame and braking system as well as 10 years on parts. The confidence shows on a well-built elliptical that is designed to last for years and withstand multiple users.
Read the full Spirit XE295 Review
The Bowflex TC20 is arguably the best TreadClimber on the market, the first to offer G.O. Coach technology allowing the most personable piece of exercise equipment on the market. Find out how you can burn twice the calories of a standard treadmill with the Bowflex TC20...
Read the full Bowflex TreadClimber TC20 Review
The LiveStrong LS 10.0E features 20 levels of resistance, variable incline, rubber insert pedals, LCD & LED display as well as workout advice from strength and conditioning coach Peter Park.
Read the full LiveStrong LS10.0E Review
The Smooth CE 5.5 elliptical features adjustable stride length (18-21 inches) as well as 24 levels of resistance and 26 preset workout programs. The Smooth CE 5.5 is also compatible with tablet computers and iPod players to enhance the workout experience.
Read the full Smooth CE 5.5 Review
The Schwinn 450 features Eddy Current Braking (16 levels of resistance) and 20 inch stride length. Articulating footplate and heavy-duty flywheel provide a comfortable user experience. The trainer is also music ready.
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The Sole E25 elliptical is of good value at under $1,000. The elliptical features adjustable stride length (20 to 22"), incline (0 to 30 percent) and pulse grips for heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Sole E25 Review
What if you combine the treadmill, stairclimber and elliptical into one compact, efficient trainer? Now you can thanks to the Bowflex TC10, the company's best-selling TreadClimber. Learn more about the incredible new piece of exercise equipment below...
Read the full Bowflex TreadClimber TC10 Review
The Smooth CE 3.0XT is an upgrade over the previous 3.0DS version which did not feature adjustable stride length. Adjust the stride length from 17 to 20 inches with 16 levels of Silent Magnetic Resistance.
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The LiveStrong LS8.0E is equipped with 16 individual levels of resistance, 20 inch stride length and SIXSTAR Certified frame backed by a lifetime guarantee. The LS8.0E is also compatible with iPod/mp3 players and features pulse grip heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Livestrong LS8.0E Review
The Precor EFX 5.23 is a versatile trainer with reversible pedals and low-impact EFX motion. You have complete control of which muscles you want to target and how you want to workout with the Precor EFX 5.23.
Read the full Precor EFX 5.23 Review
The Yowza Navarre is a middle-of-the-road elliptical that does a little of everything from a dependable manufacture. The elliptical features Eddy Current Braking resistance and offers a long 20 inch stride length. The Yowza Navarre also supports iPod/mp3 players with built-in Hi-Fidelity speakers.
Read the full Yowza Navarre Review
The ProForm 1200e is one of the most environmental friendly exercise products available because all of your energy from the exercise is generated into powering the electronics. The elliptical also features Silent Magnetic Resistance and 20 inch stride length.
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The Precor 5.25 is a good elliptical with 16 levels of resistance, CrossRamp workout technology, low-impact EFX exercise motion, 8 workout programs and more. The elliptical is also backed by a solid warranty.
Read the full Precor EFX 5.25 Review
The Bowflex TC5 is a budget-friendly TreadClimber that provides the same technology as the TC20, but at a rock bottom price. The Bowflex TC5 has sacrificed a few features yet in terms of performance the TreadClimber is able to compete with any of its rivals.
Read the full Bowflex TreadClimber TC5 Review
The ProForm 600 ZNE features iFit Live and a number of attracting extras like CoolAire workout fan, iPod dock, Intermix Acoustics 2.0 speakers and Graffix display. The budget friendly elliptical is also able to accommodate most users with Silent Magnetic Resistance (14 levels) and 18 inch stride length.
Read the full ProForm 600 ZNE Review
The LifeSpan EL3000i is a well built elliptical that is designed to create a natural walking and arm motion. The workout experience is further enhanced by the Impact Absorbing pedals that reduce stress on vital joints and USB dock for quick workout readouts.
Read the full LifeSpan EL3000i Review
The Sole E20 features articulating and 2 degree inward pedals designed to maintain a proper body motion which is specific to how you walk or run. The elliptical also features a cooling fan and mp3 compatibility.
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The Yowza Largo is a quality "entry-level" elliptical with EMS Braking System, 16 levels of resistance, 18" stride length and polar heart rate monitoring. The trainer is also compatible with iPod/mp3 players (includes Hi-Fidelity built-in speakers) and has 12 pre-defined workout options.
Read the full Yowza Largo Review
The Schwinn 431 elliptical is similar to previous models like the Schwinn 420 and Schwinn 430. However, the Schwinn 431 features iPod/mp3 compatibility and several more workout programs making it a hot commodity for 2013.
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The Yowza Bonita is a cost friendly elliptical that features an iPod dock, speakers and cooling fans. With 12 pre-defined workout programs and 9 user profiles, you are sure to always have a different workout. It also features an accessory tray for water bottles.
Read the full Yowza Bonita Review
The Precor EFX 5.21 focuses on a lower-body workout courtesy of fixed handlebars and CrossRamp technology which allows you to target those specific muscle groups. The low impact EFX technology reduces wear and tear on muscles and joints.
Read the full Precor EFX 5.21 Review
The NordicTrack E5Vi elliptical features Silent Magnetic Resistance, 10 levels of resistance and three adjustable stride length positions (13", 15", 18"). The NordicTrack E5Vi is also budget friendly and produced from a reputable manufacture.
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The Schwinn 420 elliptical is an affordable piece of exercise equipment, packaged with 16 levels of resistance and 18 inch stride length. The performance of the Schwinn 420 is solid and a slight upgrade over the popular Schwinn 430. It also has 16 workout programs and pulse grip heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Schwinn 420 Review
The Schwinn A40 elliptical is priced in the 'Under $500' price range, featuring a 17 inch stride length and Eddy Current Brake resistance. The cheap price tag has forced Schwinn to cut a few corners; however the trainer is a reasonable option for smaller users searching for their first piece of exercise equipment.
Read the full Schwinn A40 Review
The Gold's Gym CrossTrainer 480, though not that competive with higher priced ellipticals, is one of the better Under $500 ellipticals available. The CrossTrainer 480 is compatible with iPod/mp3 players and features LCD display.
Read the full Gold's Gym CrossTrainer 480 Review
The Nautilus E514 features an 18 inch stride length, 16 levels of resistance, built-in cooling fan and LCD display. It's a value elliptical from a manufacture which rarely produces this type of fitness equipment.
Read the full Nautilus E514 Review
The ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 features a 14 inch stride length and 10 levels of resistance. The stride length is short compared to other models, yet makes a nice trainer for smaller users or children.
Read the full ProForm ErgoStrider 3.0 Review
The Stamina InMotion E1000 is an innovative new elliptical trainer designed to provide means to exercise even at work. Because the Stamina InMotion E1000 is so compact and lightweight, you can practically store it anywhere (yes, even under a work desk).
Read the full Stamina InMotion E1000 Review
The Weslo Momentum G 3.8 is one of the cheapest ellipticals on the market, a viable short-term option for consumers on a shoe string budget. The elliptical offers a 12 inch stride length and pulse grips for heart rate monitoring.
Read the full Weslo Momentum G 3.8 Review
The Weslo Momentum 620 is available for nearly $200, undoubtedly one of the cheapest ellipticals on the market. The Weslo Momentum 620 features 10 levels of adjustable resistance and 13 inch stride length.
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The Schwinn 460 is doing some really innovative things in the elliptical market. The Schwinn 460 features new V-Stride technology allowing users to easily change stride length without having to manually adjust the length. It's a very innovative concept featured on an already efficient elliptical.
Read the full Schwinn 460 Review