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Elliptical Ratings

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.

Curious about our ratings? Here’s how we rate each elliptical:

  1. Research specs, features, warranties, user reviews and expert reviews
  2. Compile all data from personal tests, retailers, reviewers and manufacturers to minimize bias
  3. Enter data to determine fairly-weighted expected values for Reviews, Specs & Features, and Quality
  4. Compute an overall rating using our custom-written algorithm to summarize all results in simple form (0-100%)
  5. 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:

1 Sole E95 Elliptical Machine

Sole E95

Rating: 94.2%
Price: $2,699 - Best Price: $1,799

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. Read Review »

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Sole E95S

Rating: 94.1%
Price: $3,299 - Best Price: $2,199

The top rated elliptical trainer overall, the Sole E95S is a powerhouse this year. Focused specifically on quality and specs over bells and whistles, the E95S has an excellent warranty and will last a long time. Read Review »

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Precor EFX 5.33

Rating: 93.7%
Price: Discontinued - Best Price: Discontinued

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. Read Review »

4 NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS7i

NordicTrack FS7i

Rating: 93.6%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $1,999

The NordicTrack FS7i features a full-color web enabled LCD display with 24 levels of resistance and adjustable stride length (0 - 38"). Read Review »

5 octane zero runner zr8

Octane Fitness ZR8 Zero Runner

Rating: 93.5%
Price: $4,299 - Best Price: $4,299

The Octane ZR8 Zero Runner is an ideal cardio trainer for runners who want to avoid injury and boost performance. If the ZR8 fits your budget, it could be your best choice for a zero impact home cardio trainer. Read Review »

6 Proform-PRO-9-0-elliptical

ProForm PRO 9.0 NE

Rating: 93.4%
Price: discontinued - Best Price: discontinued

The ProForm PRO 9.0 Elliptical is a good budget elliptical with all the necessary options for a solid workout. Read Review »

7 NordicTrack C 9.5 Elliptical Machine

NordicTrack C 9.5

Rating: 93.3%
Price: $1,999 - Best Price: $999

The NordicTrack C 9.5 is a top buy front drive elliptical machine. It is quipped with 24 Digital Resistance Levels, 32 workout apps and a 7-inch web-enabled color touchscreen. Read Review »

8 precor efx 245

Precor EFX 245

Rating: 93.2%
Price: $4,399 - Best Price: $3,499

The EFX 245 is Precor's extremly highly rated elliptical. If you're seeking a luxury crosstrainer with plenty of programming, this is it. It is an extremely well built elliptical machine with beautiful biomechanics and hassle-free ownership. Read Review »

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Sole E98

Rating: 93.1%
Price: $3,499 - Best Price: $2,499

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. Read Review »

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ProForm Pro 12.9

Rating: 93.1%
Price: $1,999 - Best Price: $1,299

The ProForm Pro 12.9 offers 26 digital resistance levels, a 32-pound flywheel and 35 workout apps to help you get the workout you are looking for. Read Review »

11 octane zero runner zr7

Octane Fitness ZR7 Zero Runner

Rating: 93.0%
Price: $3,299 - Best Price: $3,299

The Octane Fitness ZeroRunner ZR7 is an impressive zero impact alternative. It has a good warranty, is Bluetooth compatible and if you buy online you get an iPad mini for FREE! Read Review »

12 Yowza Islamorada Elliptical Machine

Yowza Islamorada

Rating: 92.9%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $2,499

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. Read Review »

13 precor efx 222

Precor EFX 222

Rating: 92.9%
Price: $2,899 - Best Price: $2,599

The Precor EFX 222 elliptical is the most affordable total-body elliptical machine from a top manufacturer. Presenting a long warranty on parts and electronics, the Precor EFX 222 is extremely comfortable and effective workouts for any fitness level. Read Review »

14 Max-Trainer-M5

Bowflex Max Trainer M5

Rating: 92.8%
Price: $1,599 - Best Price: $1,599

Max Trainer Editor's Choice: The M5 is the premium model in the Max Trainer line. Its unique compact design provides a workout that burns 2.5x the calories of a traditional elliptical. With lots of programs and resistance levels, the M5 will continue to get results for a long time. Read Review »

15 NordicTrack C 7.5 Elliptical Machine

NordicTrack C 7.5

Rating: 92.8%
Price: $1,299 - Best Price: $799

The NordicTrack C 7.5 is a good entry-level elliptical machine that is quipped with the necessary workout features to give you a good workout. Read Review »

16 NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 Elliptical Trainer

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9

Rating: 92.7%
Price: $2999 - Best Price: $1,499

The NordicTrack Commercial 14.9 features a full-color 10" web enabled LCD display with 32 workout apps and all sorts of bells and whistles. Read Review »

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Sole ST600

Rating: 92.6%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $1,999

The Sole ST600 Strider is an adjustable crosstrainer that mimics low-impact elliptical stepping, walking and jogging at an affordable price point compared to alternatives from competitors. Read Review »

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ProForm Endurance 920 E

Rating: 92.5%
Price: $1,699 - Best Price: $999

The ProForm Endurance 920 E Elliptical is a great budget elliptical under $1,000. It has a 7-inch full-color touchscreen and 32 workout apps. Read Review »

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Precor EFX 221

Rating: 92.5%
Price: $2,199 - Best Price: $1,999

The Precor EFX 221 elliptical is the most affordable trainer from a top manufacturer. Presenting a long warranty on parts and electronics, the Precor EFX 833 is surprisingly comfortable using its CrossRamp technology by challenging specific muscles. Read Review »

20 Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Elliptical Cross-Trainer

Life Fitness Platinum Club Series Elliptical

Rating: 92.4%
Price: $7,999 - Best Price: $7,999

The Platinum Club Series Elliptical is a favorite among luxury shoppers. It features the impressive performance of spa fitness machines, plus it connects with the world to enhance workout options and provide entertainment. Read Review »

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Octane Fitness XT-One

Rating: 92.3%
Price: $8,500 - Best Price: $8,500

The Octane XT-One is an exceptional fitness machine. Like no other it supports striding, running and climbing along with advanced cross training. It can even be used as just an upper body trainer if side platforms are added. Read Review »

22 precor efx 833

Precor EFX 833

Rating: 92.1%
Price: $6,495 - Best Price: $6,495

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 Review »

23 NordicTrack FreeStride Trainer FS9i

NordicTrack FS9i

Rating: 92.1%
Price: $3,999 - Best Price: $2,999

The NordicTrack FS9i is the top of the line Freestride Trainer with all of the extra features and programs. Read Review »

24 sole e55 elliptical

Sole E55

Rating: 92.0%
Price: $2,499 - Best Price: $1,499

The Sole E55 is a premium-grade elliptical slightly smaller than the Sole E95 yet with comparable features. The innovative foot pedal design makes it a favorite among exercise enthusiasts. Read Review »

25 octane q47 elliptical machine

Octane Fitness Q47

Rating: 92.0%
Price: $4,599 - Best Price: $3,299

The Octane Q47 elliptical machine supports exceptional muscle toning with its adjustable stride. It is Equipped with cross training prompts and upper body resistance it’s more than a great elliptical -- it's a whole gym. Read Review »