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NordicTrack E5Vi Review

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Quick Summary

If you are short on extra space the NordicTrack E5Vi is a very compact elliptical with 1 Step SpaceSaver design.

Fitness is about getting in shape and not getting in your way. Fittingly, the NordicTrack E5Vi will fold at its base to save you nearly three feet of precious floor space.

Along with the SpaceSaver design, the NordicTrack E5Vi features Silent Magnetic Resistance (with 10 individual levels), three stride length options, 16 workout programs and oversized pedals.

Learn more by reading our full NordicTrack E5Vi elliptical review below…

Our Rating

Rating: 69.1/100. Lose weight and challenge yourself with interactive workout technology. Three options for stride length gives you a selection and is a nice feature if the trainer is shared with various members of the household.


  • Three options for stride length (13″, 15″, 18″)
  • Comfortable oversized pedals
  • 16 challenging workout programs
  • Music friendly (mp3 compatibility, but no speakers)
  • CoolAire workout fan for added comfort
  • Compatible with iFit workout cards


  • Only 1 year parts/labor guarantee
  • Below average number of resistance levels (10 total)
  • A few customer complaints about shaky frame


The NordicTrack E5Vi is highlighted by the aforementioned 1-Step SpaceSaver design, iPod dock, adjustable stride length (13″, 15″, 18″), 16 workout programs and ClearView display.

Unfortunately, the elliptical does have a few flaws which are to be expected in the budget price range. For starters, we’re not exactly keen on only having 10 resistance options and durability issues do exist with the frame.

Regardless, NordicTrack did want to put out an elliptical that is attractive to consumers with a tight budget and they’re doing a pretty good job of offering a model that is at least competitive.

Workout Programs

The NordicTrack E5Vi offers 16 pre-defined workout options, a stellar number considering the price paid.

All of the programs are designed by Certified Personal Trainers and intended to burn fat, lose calories as well as keep you motivated.

Along with the excellent number of pre-defined workout options, the NordicTrack E5Vi is packaged with an EKG Grip Pulse Heart Rate monitor.

Lose weight, feel great and improve performance in just eight weeks with iFit interactive workout card technology, which plugs directly into the ellipticals console. The programs automatically adjust your resistance and incline, while the voice of a personal trainer takes you through each workout.

NordicTrack E5Vi Elliptical Features

The NordicTrack E5Vi features adjustable stride length with three different options (13″, 15″ & 18″). The 13″ stride length will accommodate younger users while the 18″ stride length will be adequate for most adults. It’s a nice feature not seen on a lot of other ellipticals.

The NordicTrack E5Vi is also compatible with iPod/mp3 players though the trainer does not offer built-in speakers.

Soft touch upper body grips allow you to burn more calories and add muscle tone that provide a great total-body workout, increased cardio benefits and a comfortable grip.

The oversized pedals on the NordicTrack E5Vi are roomy and comfortable.

Stay cool and comfortable during any intense workout with a built-in CoolAire workout fan. The multi-speed fan offers a high and low setting.

Lastly, stay abreast on crucial exercise data with ClearView backlit display. The display system has a 180° viewing angle so no matter how tall or short you are, you can always keep track of your workout progress.

Warranty & Guarantee

The NordicTrack E5Vi elliptical warranty and guarantee includes:

– Frame: Lifetime
– Parts: 1 Year
– Labor: 1 Year

NordicTrack has a 30-day money back guarantee on all exercise equipment. Dial 1-866-896-9777 for questions and concerns.


NordicTrack generally produces high rated pieces of exercise equipment and while the NordicTrack E5Vi is not their finest to-date, it is still a quality trainer.

1 Comment

  • Linda Exterkate January 14, 2020 at 11:48 am from VB, VA
    After our most recent move (military family here) we lost the screw to the battery cover on this model but after 15 minutes with the chat help line she was useless and couldn't even find a part number. She eventually gave me another service number (1-888-366-7998) but after 16 minutes on hold and 2 minutes of help I was told they no longer have it or even a part number. Can anyone else can help please? EVi Space saver model NTEL 05609.2 Serial no. CC920CG04954 Just looking for a part number, picture or description of the SCREW that holds the battery cover in place please. THANK YOU!

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