Elliptical Machine Reviews $1000 – $2000

Elliptical trainers in this price range are the most popular. Once you go over the $1,000 mark you take a huge step closer to gym type machines. Quality overall is better, as you would expect, but the big difference is the ride smoothness.

Resistance mechanisms are better quality and made to offer greater difficulty if needed, and to last longer. Machines in this range are made to last and withstand long periods of regular use great for the more serious elliptical user.

You also get a lot more in terms of features – more resistance levels, pre set programs, adjustable incline plus things like fans and MP3 connectivity. Don’t be sold on little extras – the ride quality is the most important thing to consider when evaluating an elliptical review.

My Top Picks Under $2000

Sole E 95

E95 elliptical machine

Sole E95

This elliptical from Sole Fitness is an absolute gem - and It is not just me who thinks this - it has received glowing reviews from users for the last few years. It is still the quality machine to beat in this price bracket.

The ride quality and the extra features make this one quite special - the price makes it great value. The top seller in this market.

Read my full Sole E 95 review here.

Yowza Captiva

Yowza make fantastic elliptical trainers and the Captiva is their model in this range. With this machine you get to experience a top end machine with loads of quality features and a Yowza ride!

No mistake, this is a good value buy and it competes very well at this sort of price range. The only consideration is can you stretch a little bit more out of your budget and go for the Yowza Islamorada? It sells for just a bit more but it is worth it in my opinion. Either way both these trainers have rave reviews and you will not be disappointed.

Read the Yowza Captiva Review here.

Octane Q35

octane fitness elliptical reviews

Octane have quietly developed a reputation for full featured, quality ellipticals that don't break the bank. Their Q35 is the best value machine in my opinion and offers many of the great features shared by more expensive models. The ride quality is superb and their compact design makes it ideal for smaller homes and limited space.

Check my full Octane Q35 review here.

You might notice an absence of the top elliptical company Precor in this list. I'm afraid it is because they don't have any machines under $2k - for that you need to step up further.

Prices - All prices are subject to change. These ranges are meant as a guide only - always check the latest prices by following the links.

Our Selected list of ellipticals $1,000 to $2,000

ModelOur RatingReviews
Yowza Captiva4.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Octane Q354.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Sole E954.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Yowza Navarre3 out of 5 starsMore Info
Yowza Sanibel i 353.5 out of 5 starsMore Info
sole e55Sole E553.5 out of 5 starsMore Info
sole e98Sole E984 out of 5 starsMore Info
Sole E354 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Livestrong LS 13.0E-24.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Smooth Fitness CE3.64.5 out of 5 starsMore Info
Proform 1110E3 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
AFG 4.1 AE4 out of 5 starsMore Info

You will definitely notice the difference in smoothness and general quality in this price range, compared to ellipticals under $500 and under $1,000. With elliptical machines, you do get what you pay for and the majority of people will be happy with ellipticals between $1,000 and $2,000 – of course the prices do keep on going!

Check out the next level – $2,000 Plus Ellipticals – even just to window shop and see what is available.

Do you really need to spend more? Maybe – it depends on the level of use you are planning.

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