New for this year our experts have outlined their best elliptical picks by type to help you narrow down your choices even further than before. We still have our popular Best By Price page, so if you want our top picks in several price ranges from under $400 up to $4000+, you can check out that page as well.

Here you will find the most common categories including home use, compact, front drive, mid-drive, rear drive and hybrid elliptical trainers. In each category we give you three top selections to choose from.

If you have any questions or would like me to recommend an elliptical for you, please contact me and let me know.

ยป Best Overall Elliptical For Home Use

Sole E95Sole E95
A solid machine packed with great features including 20 levels of incline, a 20″ stride, quiet smooth motion, a large display and heart rate monitoring. A Best Buy selection for several years in a row now.

Two Other Great Options:

NordicTrack FS7i
Bowflex Max Trainer M5

Best Folding Ellipticals

NordicTrack SE9iNordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i
This is a solid machine with a lot of great features for the price. Power incline, rear drive, iFit Coach workouts, a 7″ Smart HD display and of course space-saving design with easy folding assist makes storage a breeze.

Two Other Great Options:

Horizon Fitness Evolve 5
Horizon Fitness Evolve 3

Best Front Drive Ellipticals

Sole E95Sole E95
Also our best overall winner, this one leads the pack in front drive models with its sturdy build, ergonomic design, quiet motion and ease of use.

Two Other Great Options:

NordicTrack Commercial 14.9
Horizon Elite 9

Best Rear Drive Ellipticals

Precor EFX 447Precor EFX 447
The top end model in the popular Precision series, this is a gym quality machine with plenty of workouts, CrossRamp technology, touch screen display and Preva workout tracking.

Two Other Great Options:

Life Fitness E3
Yowza Miami

Best Mid-Drive Ellipticals

NordicTrack FS7iNordicTrack FS7i
A true winner packed with features including a whopping 38″ adjustable stride, 10 degrees of incline, floating suspension, 7″ touch screen with internet and iFit Coach technology.

Two Other Great Options:

Precor AMT 733
Life Fitness FS4

Best Hybrid Ellipticals

Bowflex Max Trainer M7Bowflex Max Trainer M7
A great cardio workout and two machines in one: an elliptical and a stepper, giving you the ability to walk your way to fitness with minimal impact on knees and joints.

Two Other Great Options:

ProForm HIIT Trainer
Sole SC200 Stepper