The ProForm Pro 2000 folding treadmill is one of the best values for your money. In fact a leading consumer magazine scored it as their highest rated folding treadmill and gave it a Best Buy award.
The Bowflex 7 Series is a highly rated folding treadmill that closes to 65.5 inches long and 40.87 inches wide. With a 3.0 cubic HP motor and a top speed of 11 mph, this product is better suited for non-competitive runners. However, it includes 15 pre-set programs, including "Calorie Goal," "Distance Goal," and "Hill Intervals," along with two heart-rate programs. The running surface is 60 inches long and 20 inches wide, with a Strike Zone Cushioning System.
The nonprofit consumer organization gave its best-buy rating to seven treadmills, three nonfolding and four folding. Even so, the highly rated nonfolding PaceMAster Platinum Pro VR costs some $2,000. A highly rated folding treadmill, the Horizon T202, costs $800. Three ellipticals got a best-buy rating: the Nautilus E514, the Horizon EX-68 and the Schwinn 420.
Whether you are thinking about buying your first treadmill or upgrading an existing machine, the LifeSpan Fitness TR4000i includes a range of design features that make this one of the highest rated treadmills available, based on customer reviews.