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Best Treadmills

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Treadmills

Best Treadmills

We tested 38 treadmills to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Treadmill based on the following criteria:

  • Construction
  • Ease of use
  • Ergonomics
  • Exercise range
  • User safety

Below lists the Treadmills that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Treadmill is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Treadmills

Best Treadmill for Construction

Construction considers aspects that impact quality like the motor and related components, running deck and the results of our durability tests.


This Treadmill which tested best for Construction has the following features: Motor (hp), Belt (LxW, in.), Maximum incline (%), Maximum speed (mph), Weight capacity, Quick speed controls, Quick incline controls, Chest strap included, Heart-rate control programs, Reading shelf, Cup holder, Shipping weight and Warranty.

Best Treadmill for Ease of use

Ease of use considers the ease of using the controls, functions, programs and reading the display.


This Treadmill which tested best for Ease of use has the following features: Motor (hp), Belt (LxW, in.), Maximum incline (%), Maximum speed (mph), Weight capacity, Quick speed controls, Quick incline controls, Chest strap included, Heart-rate control programs, Reading shelf, Cup holder, Shipping weight and Warranty.

Best Treadmill for Ergonomics

Ergonomics considers how well the machine accommodates users of different sizes and includes belt size, foot-rail design and handgrip design.


This Treadmill which tested best for Ergonomics has the following features: Motor (hp), Belt (LxW, in.), Maximum incline (%), Maximum speed (mph), Weight capacity, Quick speed controls, Quick incline controls, Chest strap included, Heart-rate control programs, Reading shelf, Cup holder, Shipping weight and Warranty.

Best Treadmill for Exercise range

Exercise range considers the aspects that provide an effective workout to users of various fitness levels, from beginners to very fit individuals.


This Treadmill which tested best for Exercise range has the following features: Motor (hp), Belt (LxW, in.), Maximum incline (%), Maximum speed (mph), Weight capacity, Quick speed controls, Quick incline controls, Chest strap included, Heart-rate control programs, Reading shelf, Cup holder, Shipping weight and Warranty.

Best Treadmill for User safety

User safety considers operational safety and security, including stop-button size and location, safety-key operation, the possibility of striking the motor housing, and the security of the deck when folded


This Treadmill which tested best for User safety has the following features: Motor (hp), Belt (LxW, in.), Maximum incline (%), Maximum speed (mph), Weight capacity, Quick speed controls, Quick incline controls, Chest strap included, Heart-rate control programs, Reading shelf, Cup holder, Shipping weight and Warranty.

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