The 5 Best Home Treadmills for the Money

The treadmill is the most popular piece of home exercise equipment. You can use it for walking all the way up to running full speed sprints.

Since it’s such a popular machine, there are countless models in which to pick. It can become confusing really quick.

Our team has spent years working with these machines and it was still hard to pick the top 5 we recommend for home use, but we did it!


Precor 9.33

Precor 9.33 Review

The winner goes to the Precor 9.33 Premium Series.

For the number one spot, we pick the best model we test regardless of the price. This is by far the most expensive model on the list, but it’s also a professional quality machine Precor placed in their home lineup.

It has a “Ground Effects Impact Control System” which is basically a suspension system that cushions the impact which reduces stress on your ankles, knees and back. Every treadmill claims to have a system that reduces impact, but this one truly works.

It features a 3.0 CHP (continuous horsepower) motor that will generate speeds from .5 to 12 MPH.

The incline is capable of going from 0 to 15 degrees.

It comes with a lifetime warranty on the frame and a 10 year warranty on parts (1 year on labor).

Excellent overall quality. You could place this in any commercial gym and nobody would think twice about it.

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Sole Fitness F85

F85 Review

The number two spot goes to the Sole Fitness F85.

We’re a big fan of this brand when it comes to home workout equipment. They make a professional quality machine but focus on keeping the price as reasonable as possible.

The number one feature all of our testers LOVE is the easy assist folding deck. To unfold the deck (if you folded it up to save space when not in use), you simply pull a handle and step aside. The deck will slowly lower itself to the ground. THIS IS AWESOME!

This feature alone was the number one reason our testers said they would purchase a Sole Fitness treadmill. (Spoiler Alert! Sole has 3 of the top 5 on our list)

You might be thinking to yourself “I never fold my treadmill, so who cares?” Fair enough, but this thing still rocks!

It features a running surface of 22 by 60 inches. Typically you’ll find belts in the 20 by 57 inch range. The wider and longer the belt, the safer the running experience.

The 4.0 CHP motor will generate speeds from .5 to 12 MPH.

It’s capable of a 0 to 15% incline.

They threw in some cooling fans and speakers so you can listen to your favorite music as well.

It has a lifetime warranty on the frame, motor and deck; five years on electronics and two years on labor.

A few people argued that the Precor should be eliminated because it’s a commercial machine and the Sole is the true winner in the home battle. Whatever the case, the F85 is awesome.

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Sole Fitness F80

F80 Threadmill Review

Since we love the F85 so much, it’s no surprise we’re also a big fan of the Sole Fitness F80.

There isn’t much we can same about the F80 that we didn’t say about the F85. They are almost identical with the F80 being about $300 cheaper.

Here are the differences…

F85: 400 pound capacity
F80: 375 pound capacity

F85: 4.0 CHP motor
F80: 3.5 CHP motor

F85: 9″ LCD display
F80: 7.5″ LCD display

It still has the awesome easy assist folding deck and all the other bells and whistle.

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Sole Fitness F65

F65 Review

We’re back with another Sole. The F65.

Can you tell how much we like the F series?

Same story as above, the F65 is the little brother of the F80 and is roughly $200 cheaper.

Here are the differences…

F80: 375 pound capacity
F65: 350 pound capacity

F80: 3.5 CHP motor
F65: 3.25 CHP motor

F80: Warranty – Frame: Lifetime, Motor: Lifetime, Deck: Lifetime, Electronics: 5 years, Labor: 2 years
F65: Warranty – Frame: Lifetime, Motor: Lifetime, Deck: 3 years, Electronics: 3 years, Labor: 1 years

As you can see, they use slightly cheaper components in each model to reach customers as various price points.

Even the “cheaper” components of the F65 were far superior to the majority of products we tested.

For the majority of our clients, we say study the features of these three Sole models and pick the one that you like the best. If you do that, you can’t make a bad decision.

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ProForm Power 995i – Best Home Treadmill Under $1,000

ProForm Power 995i Review

We know the $1,000 price tag is a popular number, so we wanted to pick the best value in that category. The winner is the ProForm Power 9951.

The PROSHOX cushioning does a decent job of absorbing the impact while running and the 60″ belt gives you plenty of room without having to worry about falling off the back.

The ProForm features a 3.0 CHP motor that can go up to 12 MPH.

It has an incline capability of 0 to 15%.

Overall, a nice treadmill. If $1,000 is your max budget, this is the one for you. If you have another $300 to spend, we recommend stepping up to the Sole F65.

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