When it comes to the best ellipticals on the market, you’ll find a lot of different opinions out there. That’s because there are so many brands out there, and each one offers any number of different models to choose from. It can get quite overwhelming, which is where we come in to make it all easier for you.

We have tested and/or thoroughly researched hundreds of machines over the years, from every major manufacturer as well as some of the lesser known, newer brands. I myself am slightly above average in height, but my fellow reviewers vary in height and weight. So between all of us, we are able to narrow our top ellipticals down to those models that will appeal to the most people. And that’s what makes our best ellipticals unique.

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This list is updated as often as possible, and includes as many of the newer models as we can test out or review. So check back often for new updates. Models change quite often, so by the time you read about some of our best ellipticals for 2017 they may have been replaced by newer versions or discontinued. Nevertheless you can get a pretty good idea of what to expect.

We have sorted our Best Buys by overall, type and price range. So all you have to do is decide your preferred type or budget for an elliptical, then go find our expert’s top picks below. In each category we have selected our recommendation for the best elliptical as well as listed a few runners up for comparison.

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

Here are our expert’s three best ellipticals for home use for 2017. These machines have all received top ratings for construction, design, workout programs, ease of use, warranty, price and value. You can’t go wrong with any of these high-rated trainers.

 

» Best Overall Ellipticals For Home Use


Sole E95
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NordicTrack FS7i
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Matrix E30
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Here are our expert picks by price, starting with the less expensive price ranges. You’ll find entry level and mid-range elliptical machines towards the top, and higher end commercial ellipticals towards the bottom. All of these models are just perfect for home use…it’s just a matter of choosing one that fits your budget.

 

» Best Ellipticals Under $500


ProForm Hybrid Trainer
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Sunny Magnetic Elliptical
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Xterra FS 3.0
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» Best Ellipticals Under $1000


NordicTrack C 9.5
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Bowflex Max Trainer M3
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Sole E25
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» Best Ellipticals Under $1500


Sole E55
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Horizon Evolve 5
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NordicTrack SE9i
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» Best Ellipticals Under $2000


Sole E95
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NordicTrack FS7i
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Horizon Elite E9
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» Best Ellipticals Under $3000


Matrix A30 Ascent Trainer
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Life Fitness X3
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NordicTrack FS9i
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» Best Top-of-the-Line Ellipticals


Matrix A50 Ascent Trainer
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Precor AMT 733
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Life Fitness Platinum Club
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Here are the best ellipticals for 2017 by type, including folding, front drive, center drive and rear drive. All of these cross trainers are highly rated and will be ideal for use in your home gym.

 

» Best Folding Ellipticals


Horizon Evolve 5
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NordicTrack SpaceSaver SE9i
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ProForm Smart Strider 895
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» Best Front Drive Ellipticals


Sole E95
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NordicTrack Commercial 14.9
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Horizon Elite E9
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» Best Center Drive Ellipticals


NordicTrack FS7i
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Precor AMT 733
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Octane Zero Runner ZR8
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» Best Rear Drive Ellipticals


Precor EFX 447
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Life Fitness E3
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Yowza Islamorada
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