Elliptical Reviews Under $500

Believe it or not, it is possible to buy home elliptical machines for less than $500 – and some aren’t bad! Just keep in mind, you are not going to get anything like the machine you have tried at your local gym. You can however get a perfectly reasonable elliptical trainer suitable for some decent home exercise.

It is best to lower your expectations a little at this price range – the build quality, features and resistance will just not compare to higher end elliptical trainers.

Not everyone is looking for gym quality trainers for intense, regular exercise – many just want something to work out on now and again. We have picked out some of the better ones in this price range to have a closer look at.

Top Picks

horizon ex 69-2 reviews

Horizon EX 69-2

The Schwinn A40 is one of the best ellipticals under $ and it is a top seller on Amazon. It combines a real elliptical feel with good features at this price break. If you don’t want to spend a lot of money buying your first elliptical trainer, this model is a great choice.

The Horizon EX 69-2 is also worth a special mention. It has been selling in this price range! It was already a decent value machine at the higher price. Horizon Fitness are making some great new machines at very competitive prices – worth a closer look.

Best Elliptical Under $200?

The Exerpeutic 1000XL is definitely worth a look if you are on a very tight budget. I don’t quite know how they manage to make this machine so affordable. It does actually give a real elliptical feeling workout. Read my full review to find out how it really performs.

Price Ranges are only meant to be used as a guide. Prices change all of the time and you need to check for the latest prices online.

Below is our best selection of elliptical reviews under $500

ModelOur RatingReviews
Schwinn A404 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Proform Hybrid3.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Exerpeutic 1000XL3.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Horizon EX 69-23.5 out of 5 starsRead Reviews
Bodyrider Fan Elliptical3 out of 5 starsMore Info
Body Champ BRM 36713.5 out of 5 starsMore Info
Gazelle Edge3.5 out of 5 starsMore Info
Sunny Magnetic Elliptical3 out of 5 starsMore Info
Xterra Elliptical3.5 out of 5 starsMore Info

Ready to step up a level? Check out our selection of ellipticals under $1,000 – you will notice a definite change in quality and features … if you can stretch that budget a little further. After that the prices keep going up – check out the $1,000 to $2,000 range and then for the really dedicated, elliptical reviews over $2,000.

Don’t be put off by the high prices, it is possible to get a decent machine without going into the top ranges but like so much in life, sometimes you get what you pay for. Only very serious users need to go beyond the $2,000 mark.

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