Elliptical Reviews on 40 Popular Brands and 350+ Models

We hope our elliptical reviews take the confusion out of shopping for a new machine; after all, there are trainers ranging from only a few hundred dollars to ones in the thousands of dollars.

There is also a wide variety of features and extras in addition to differences in level of workout and safety ratings. To make it easier for you, we’ve taken the time to review all of the major brands and the most popular models so that you can make an informed choice about the best elliptical trainer for your home gym.

Elliptical Trainer User Guide

Research is Key to Find the Best Elliptical

We’ve done the research for you and put together clear, unbiased elliptical trainer reviews that cover essential information like cost, workout programs, user weight, stride length, warranty and extra perks.

In addition to the detailed reviews we’ve developed several “at-a-glance” comparison charts that break down the essential features and compare elliptical machines in a side-by-side chart for quick reference as you shop. The charts cover cross-trainers in every price range, so no matter how much you can afford to spend, you can find a machine that will meet your fitness needs.

Best Ellipticals for 2017 By Price Range

Under $500 | $500-$1000 | $1000-$2000 | $2000-$3000


Best Value: NordicTrack Sole Yowza

Best Budget: ProForm Schwinn

Best High End: Life Fitness | Precor | TRUE

You can check out where to buy quality new or remanufactured machines in our shopping guide section and our buying guide will give you the questions every consumer should ask when reviewing an elliptical trainer to suit his or her needs. You can even submit your own review!

We’ve even taken the time to put together our Best Elliptical Machines for 2017 including the best overall elliptical trainer, the best value machine, the top budget trainer with articulating footpads, a budget trainer for beginners and the best club quality trainer for 2017.

Understanding Your Elliptical Trainer

In addition to the reviews we’ve put together some informative articles on why elliptical machines are so popular, the great health benefits you can expect when working out on one and getting the most out of your machine once you’ve purchased it.

After all, we wouldn’t be doing our job if we simply stopped with the purchase – when you’re investing in something as important as an elliptical machine, getting the most out of it after the purchase is just as important as the purchase itself!

Explore our elliptical reviews fully to learn everything you need to know about these popular cardio machines – then start exercising!

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Top Elliptical Trainers For 2017

Best By Price Range

Under $500
$500 - $1000
$1000 - $2000
$2000 - $3000
$3000 - $4000+

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Buying Guide

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Brake Systems
Stride Length
Front vs. Rear Drive

Consumer Reviews

Consumer Reviews

Here is your chance to rant or rave about the elliptical you use at home or at the fitness center.

Most Recent Reviews Added

ProForm Smart Strider 695
Sole ST300 Strider
Life Fitness E3
ProForm Smart Strider 895
ProForm Pro 9.9 (2017)
ProForm Cardio HIIT Pro
Precor AMT 813
Matrix E30
Matrix A30
Matrix A50
ProForm Pro 12.9
ProForm 720E
Life Fitness Platinum Club
Bowflex Max Trainer M7
Precor EFX 225
NordicTrack 14.9
Bowflex Max Trainer M3
Bowflex Max Trainer M5
Precor EFX 425
Precor EFX 221
Yowza Naples Series
ProForm Pro 16.9