Top Mid-Range Treadmills

Treadmills for $1500 - $3000 are considered mid-range treadmills, suitable for home use. They should have sturdy construction and may extras to make your workout interesting and enjoyable. The following were recommended by various sources in my research.


This treadmill was one of our Readers' Choice Awards nominees and also well-rated by By means of a USB port, LifeSpan can update the computer software for the treadmill rather than letting it go obsolete. Users can also upload their workout data to a free, private web profile and track their progress. It has a media port to plug in your iPod or other player. The motor is 3.25 HP for users up to 350 pounds. The 21 built-in workouts are grouped by weight loss, healthy living, sports training, heart rate controlled, and user-defined.


This treadmill is packed with interactive features, including an iPad holder. Enjoy HD video workouts and 38 workout apps. It comes with a wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and also has hand grip pulse monitor built-in. It is iFit-enabled so you can use their workouts. It has 15% incline and -3% decline to simulate real uphill and downhill. The 4.2 CHP motor can handle users up to 400 pounds. It earned a Best Buy rating for 2015.


The Lifefitness T3 has gotten good reviews from several sites, including Consumer Guide. It has over a dozen different workouts, including five that are heart rate controlled with the included Polar heart rate monitor. It has a 3.0 HP motor. Two users can have their own individual profiles on the machine.


NordicTrack Incline Trainer X11i
NordicTrack Incline Trainer. NordicTrack

If you want serious hills, this is the treadmill to pick at a moderate price. It has -6% decline for downhills and a whopping 40% incline for uphills. With that range, you should be able to simulate many outdoor routes. It is not a folding treadmill, so you will have to plan where to put it and leave it. It has a long 20 x 62 inch deck so you can really stretch your stride. It has 44 workout programs to keep you interested and challenged. You can also distract yourself with the built-in 10-inch web-enabled touchscreen. You can use Google Maps to select any route you want to simulate. It also comes with a Polar wireless chest strap heart rate monitor and grip pulse monitors.



The 3.5 HP continuous duty motor is a big motor for this price range. It is rated for users up to 400 pounds. The Sole F85 has both grip EKG and chest heart readouts. It has 6 Standard, 2 User Defined and 2 Heart Rate programs. You can plug in your iPod or other device, and keep cool with its cooling fans. gives it a runner-up in its price category overall, plus calls it "the best fold-up on the planet."


This folding treadmill comes in at just over $1500, so it is one of the least expensive in this category, especially with heart rate control features. It has a 2.75 HP motor and features a longer deck for those with longer strides. Enjoy built-in programs for weight loss, healthy living, sports training, and heart rate workouts.


This non-folding treadmill is rated as a Best Buy for 2015 by It has a big 3.5 continuous duty horsepower motor and is rated for users up to 400 pounds. The deck is 22 inches wide. It has six standard workouts and two custom programs.

NordicTrack Pro Elite 9700 Treadmill

NordicTrack Elite 9700 Pro Treadmill
NordicTrack Elite 9700 Pro Treadmill. Courtesy of Amazon

The interactive features you get with this iFit-enabled machine can keep you engaged. Workout with Jillian Michaels, follow routes on Google Maps, and never get bored. It has an integrated 10-inch touch tablet. I especially appreciate having both incline and decline (+15% to -3%) so you get downhill as well as uphill workouts - like the real world. You can select your cushioning level. It has a big 4.25 CHP motor and a big deck at 22x60 inches. It was rated a Best Buy by for 2015.


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