Top Rated Treadmills for 2016

I recently bought a house and wanted to start looking for a treadmill so that I could run whenever I wanted to this winter. I don’t mind getting out in the cold and running, but sometimes there is just too much snow to get in a long run. Even Yaktrax can’t make those longs run in the snow enjoyable.

When looking for reviews on high-priced electronics, appliances, or cars, I always check Consumer Reports. They always do an incredible job of reviewing items and providing unbiased ratings.

Shortly after I moving in, I received a Consumer Reports (February 2016 edition) that had reviews and ratings on treadmills, fitness trackers, and elliptical machines. The timing of this was perfect as I am in the market for a treadmill. Luckily I received a Garmin Vivoactive for Christmas (thanks Santa) so I didn’t need to research activity trackers.

The goal of this post is to simply share the ratings that Consumer Reports published. I haven’t ran on or reviewed any of these machines. Hopefully I will have a new in the next month or two to write about!

Below are pictures of the best treadmills for 2016 (according to Consumer Reports).

Below are 3 lists that were compiled by Consumer Reports after testing 35 Treadmills. Most of these treadmills have a 60″ running surface and provide enough power and options to satisfy almost any runner or walker.

  1. Top 3 Treadmills for Runners
  2. Top 3 Nonfolding Treadmills
  3. Top 3 Folding Treadmills

Please note: CR stands for Consumer Reports

Top 3 Treadmills for RunnersSole TT8

1. Sole TT8
CR Rating: 83
Retail Price: $2,300

Where to Buy: SoleTreadmills.comAmazon.com | eBay

2. AFG 7.1 AT (Consumer Reports Best Buy)
CR Rating: 81
Retail Price: $1,700

Where to BuyAmazon.com | eBay

3. NordicTrack C1650
CR Rating: 81
Retail Price: $1,300

Where to BuyAmazon.com | NordicTrack.com | eBay

Top 3 Nonfolding TreadmillsLandice L7 Trainer

1. Landice L7 Cardio Trainer
CR Rating: 84
Retail Price: $3,800

Where to BuyLandice.com | eBay

2. NordicTrack Elite 9700 Pro
CR Rating: 84
Retail Price: $2,200

Where to BuyNordicTrack.com | eBay

3. Sole TT8
CR Rating: 83
Retail Price: $2,300

Where to Buy: SoleTreadmills.comAmazon.com | eBay

Honorable Mention: 4. True PS300, 5. AFG 7.1 AT, 6. Precor TRM 243

Top 3 Folding TreadmillsProForm Pro 2000

1. ProForm Pro 2000
CR Rating: 82
Retail Price: $1,250

Where to BuyAmazon.com | eBay

2. Spirit XT485
CR Rating: 81
Retail Price: $2,000

Where to BuyAmazon.comSpirtFitness.com

3. NordicTrack C1650
CR Rating: 81
Retail Price: $1,300

Where to BuyAmazon.com | NordicTrack.com | eBay

Honorable Mention: 4. LifeSpan TR4000i, 5. NordicTrack Commercial 1750, 6. AFG 3.1 AT

As I mentioned, these ratings were compiled by Consumer Reports. They do an excellent job in factoring in all the different variables their ratings unbiased and powerful. I hope you find value in me sharing these ratings.

What kind of treadmill do you run on? Let me know if you think your treadmill should be on this list!

Let me know if you have questions, comments, or feedback!