Best Toilets for $200 or Less
CR tested inexpensive toilets from top brands like Delta and Glacier Bay. Here are top picks from our ratings.
Shopping for a toilet sometimes seems like it comes down to choosing among design accents and flourishes. Porcelain thrones may look, at least from a distance, more or less the same on the outside, so how different could the insides be? Very, as it turns out.
“When browsing the aisle of any home improvement store, you’re met with a number of toilets made of the same materials and that cost about the same,” says Chris Regan, who oversees toilet testing at Consumer Reports. “But the design of the toilet really matters. We found that there are both great and mediocre toilets in the $200 price range.” In general, our top-rated toilets tend to cost a bit more—from around $250 to about $375. But a couple of budget toilets, both single and dual flush, perform very well in our testing, and most of the rest perform well overall.
In our labs, we connect each toilet to a specially built plumbing system that measures the volume and flow of water into and out of the toilet.
Single-Flush Toilets for $200 or Less
Dual-Flush Toilets for $200 or Less
Two buttons on the tank of a dual-flush toilet allow you to choose a partial flush for liquid waste or a full flush for solid waste.