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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

Rating: 95.1%
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 »

2

NordicTrack FS7i

Rating: 94.5%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $1,499

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

3

Sole E98

Rating: 94.1%
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 »

4

Sole E55

Rating: 94.1%
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 »

5

Sole E95S

Rating: 93.9%
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 »

6

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 »

7

Bowflex Max Trainer M5

Rating: 93.5%
Price: $1,599 - Best Price: $1,499

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 »

8

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 »

9

NordicTrack FS9i

Rating: 92.8%
Price: $3,999 - Best Price: $1,899

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

10

Sole E35

Rating: 92.6%
Price: $2,299 - Best Price: $1,399

The Sole E35 is an elliptical that features all the basic specs (20 resistance levels, 20 inch stride, 20 lb 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. Read Review »

11

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 »

12

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9

Rating: 92.3%
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 »

13

Cybex 770AT

Rating: 92.3%
Price: $8,645 - Best Price: $8,645

The Cybex 770AT is a great alternative to traditional elliptical machines. It is an arc trainer that enables an even lower impact workout than ellipticals can, plus it supports rapid calorie burn and targeted muscle toning. Read Review »

14

Cybex 770A

Rating: 92.3%
Price: $8,245 - Best Price: $8,245

The Cybex 770A is an appealing alternative to elliptical machines. Using an arc shape instead of an elliptical shape, it delivers superior muscle toning and calorie burn while being lower impact than ellipticals too. Read Review »

15

Bowflex BXE216

Rating: 92%
Price: $2,199 - Best Price: $1799

The Bowflex BXE216 is a brand new elliptical machine for Bowflex in 2017. Bowflex has a good track record for making quality machines and we are sure this one will follow. Read Review »

16

ProForm PRO 16.9 NE

Rating: 91.9%
Price: $2,499 - Best Price: $1,499

The ProForm PRO 16.9 Elliptical is full of options for the workout and entertainment lover. Read Review »

17

Cybex 625AT

Rating: 91.8%
Price: $7,845 - Best Price: $7,845

If it fits your gym budget, the Cybex 625AT is highly recommended. This total body trainer makes it possible to sculpt and strengthen the whole body, manage weight, exercise the heart and avoid joint pain. Read Review »

18

NordicTrack C 9.5

Rating: 91.6%
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 »

19

Diamondback 1260Ef

Rating: 91.5%
Price: $2,299 - Best Price: $2,299

Rated as a top pick by FitRated and other related sites, the Diamondback 1260Ef elliptical is a sturdy and reliable machine with many of the basic expected features in an elliptical. While not the most feature rich machine, it's value shines in the quality. Read Review »

20

NordicTrack A.C.T. Commercial 10

Rating: 91.4%
Price: $2,999 - Best Price: $1,499

The Nordictrack A.C.T. Commercial 10 Elliptical is a space saving elliptical machine that offers a good mix of features and workouts. Read Review »

21

Sole E25

Rating: 91.3%
Price: $1,899.99 - Best Price: $999

The Sole E25 elliptical is of good value at under $1,000. The elliptical features adjustable stride length up to 20 inches, a 6.5-inch LCD display, 10 programs and pulse grips for heart rate monitoring. Read Review »

22

NordicTrack Elite 16.9

Rating: 91.3%
Price: discontinued - Best Price: discontinued

The NordicTrack Elite 16.9 is full of advanced features to make your workout experience just that, an experience. Read Review »

23

ProForm PRO 16.0 NE

Rating: 91.1%
Price: $2,499 - Best Price: $1,249

The ProForm PRO 16.0 NE features 20 levels of Silent Magnetic resistance, 20 inch stride length, 40 workout programs, iFit and iPod compatibility. Read Review »

24

Sole SC200 Stepper

Rating: 91.1%
Price: $1,499 - Best Price: $899

The Sole SC200 Stepper is a simple yet high quality stepper that respects your knees. Now priced at just $899 with a three-year warranty on parts and electronics, it also respects your hard-earned cash. Read Review »

25

NordicTrack C 12.9

Rating: 91%
Price: $2,299 - Best Price: $1,299

The NordicTrack C 12.9 is full of advanced features to make your workout effective and something you look forward to. Read Review »