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The Ultimate NordicTrack Treadmill Guide – A Comparison Of All Their Best Models

best nordictrack treadmills

NordicTrack’s a great brand that’s been around for decades and they’re still one of the top providers of home fitness equipment today.

It all started with that Classic Pro Skier machine (which they still offer by the way), but nowadays, they’re most know for their hi-tech, iFit compatible cardio machines.

And their entire lineup is pretty legit for their respective price ranges, but I think it’s their treadmill lineup that really shines.

When it comes to their treadmills, NordicTrack offers a large selection to choose from, varying greatly in price, console size, and performance specs.

This is great because it gives us home-gymers a lot of options to choose from, but it can also be a little daunting trying to compare all these models to see which treadmill is really the best fit for our homes.

Well, I’m here to help.

In this comprehensive guide, I’ll be going over all of NordicTrack’s top treadmills currently available, discussing all the key specs and features each has to offer.

I’ll also offer a handy chart so you can see where each model stands in comparison to the rest.

After reading, you’ll know which NordicTrack treadmill is the right fit for your home gym.

Let’s roll.

 Running SurfaceMotorConsolePrice
NordicTrack T 6.5 S20" x 55"
1.9" rollers
2.6 CHP
0-10% incline
LCD$
NordicTrack T 6.5 Si20" x 55"
1.9" rollers
2.6 CHP
0 - 10% incline
10" HD touchscreen$
NordicTrack T 7.5 S20" x 60"
1.9" rollers
3.0 CHP
0 - 12% incline
7" HD touchscreen$$
NordicTrack T 8.5 S20" x 60"
1.9" rollers
3.5 CHP
0 - 12% incline
10" HD touchscreen$$
NordicTrack T 9.5 S20" x 60"
1.9" rollers
3.6 CHP
0 - 12% incline
14" HD touchscreen$$
NordicTrack EXP 7i20" x 60"
1.9" rollers
3.0 CHP
0 - 12% incline
7" HD touchscreen$$
NordicTrack EXP 10i20" x 60"
1.9" rollers
3.5 CHP
-3 - 12% incline
10" HD touchscreen$$
NordicTrack EXP 14i20" x 60"
1.9" rollers
3.5 CHP
-3 - 12% incline
14" HD touchscreen$$
NordicTrack Commercial 175022" x 60"
2.5" rollers
3.5 CHP
-3 - 15% incline
14" HD touchscreen$$$
NordicTrack Commercial 245022" x 60"
2.5" rollers
3.6 CHP
-3 - 15% incline
22" HD touchscreen$$$
NordicTrack Commercial X22i22" x 60"
2.5" rollers
4.0 CHP motor
-6 - 40% incline
22" HD touchscreen$$$$
NordicTrack Commercial X32i22" x 65"
2.5" rollers
4.25 CHP motor
-6 - 40% incline
32" HD touchscreen$$$$
NordicTrack Elite Treadmill22" x 60"
2.5" rollers
3.6 CHP motor
-5 - 40% incline
22" or 32" HD touchscreen$$$$

NordicTrack Treadmills 101

NordicTrack’s a brand I’m sure we’re all pretty familiar with – I mean these days, it would be hard not to know who they are.

Between their tv commercials and online marketing, they’re kind of everywhere.

And with the growing popularity of workout streaming and metric tracking through apps, I doubt that’s gonna change anytime soon.

NordicTrack’s gone all-in with the whole streaming craze and their streaming platform, iFit, is easily one of the most poplar fitness streaming services today.

We have Peloton to thank for introducing us to the joys of streaming workouts into our homes, but iFit has really runaway with it.

All NordicTrack cardio machines are compatible with iFit, either through an HD touchscreen console or via bluetooth, and one subscription can be used across multiple machines.

Which is awesome because you only have to pay for 1 membership regardless of how many NordicTrack machines you own.

In terms of performance, NordicTrack treadmills usually score pretty well against the competition in their respective price ranges.

Their treadmills usually come with spacious running surfaces, strong motors, and large rollers (the parts the belts make physical contact with, allowing them to glide across the deck).

NordicTrack treadmills are usually pretty heavy-duty too, but it’s their streaming capabilities that set ’em apart from most.

With the ability to connect with iFit, NordicTrack treadmills make great options for folks looking to access streaming workouts.

By the way, ProForm is owned by the same company that owns NordicTrack and they are also compatible with iFit.

The biggest downside to going with NordicTrack is that their customer service has a pretty bad reputation – there are tons of complaints from users regarding how difficult they can be to contact and how long it can take to hear back from them.

To be fair, a lot of large fitness brands get these kind of complaints, but even so, NordicTrack’s customer service is a bit notorious.

Anyway, NordicTrack has several different treadmills to choose from these days and they group them in 4 different series: the T Series, EXP, Commercial, and Incline Series.

You might see a few other, older NordicTrack treadmills floating around there too, but these 4 current series contain their most popular models.

Let’s go through each series separately, looking at the specs and features the treadmills in each has to offer (if you’d like more info on what to look for when comparing treadmills in general, check my full treadmill guide).

NordicTrack T Series Treadmills

The “T Series” lineup consists of their older, more affordable treadmills and even though they might not be the most up to date machines, they still offer a great bang for our buck value.

And NordicTrack’s T Series Treadmills are still reallllly popular – as I’m writing this, this lineup is currently the top selling treadmill(s) on Amazon…

Anyway, there are 5 different treadmills in this series and there are subtle differences between them.

As you’ll see, one of the biggest differences is the size of the console screen, but there are differences in the performance specs too.

The T Series treadmills aren’t available through NordicTrack directly anymore, but you can still get ’em through other retailers, like Amazon, etc.

NordicTrack T 6.5 S

The T 6.5 S is one of NordicTrack’s most affordable models to date, usually costing somewhere in the $600 – $700 range and it’s also one of their only models left that doesn’t come with an HD touchscreen display.

Nope, this treadmills comes with an older, LCD display, nothing fancy, but it’s still got a lot to offer for such an affordable model.

When it comes to performance, the T 6.5 S comes with a 2.6 CHP motor that can reach a top speed of 10 mph and a top incline of 10%.

At only 1.9″, its rollers are on the smaller side, but this is to be expected from a treadmill in this price range.

The T 6.5 S also has a smaller running surface of 20″ x 55″, something taller runners should be aware of.

But with a 300 lb weight limit, this affordable treadmill is still capable of holding most users safely.

Additional features of the T 6.5 S include bluetooth compatibility with iFit, several built-in workouts, quick touch speed/incline buttons, and built-in speakers.

And this treadmill is backed by the same warranty NordicTrack backs all of their treadmills with: 10 year frame, 2 year parts, 1 year labor.

Overall, it’s going to be hard to find a better treadmill at this price range. See full review.

 

NordicTrack T 6.5 Si

Moving up the T Series ladder, the next model we come to is the T 6.5 Si, which is an interesting model in my humble opinion.

Mostly because you mind not expect much of a difference with just the addition of an “i”, but in this case, that one little letter means a pretty significant console upgrade.

In terms of performance, the T 6.5 Si is pretty identical to the T 6.5 above, but unlike the previous treadmill, this one comes with an HD touchscreen console.

A 10″ touchscreen console to be more exact.

This upgraded console makes it easy to view the iFit workouts directly through the treadmill, instead of having to mess with connecting a tablet.

But again, otherwise this treadmill is identical to the T 6.5 S.

This treadmill also comes with a 20″ x 55″ running surface, a 2.6 CHP motor, a top speed of 10 mph, a top incline of 10%, and a 300 lb weight limit.

The warranty is also identical.

At the time of writing this, the T 6.5 Si is going for around $1k, so the touchscreen increases the price by around $300 or so, give or take.

But if you’re looking for an affordable way to access iFit, the T 6.5 Si is a great choice.

 

NordicTrack T 7.5 S

With the T 7.5 S, NordicTrack ditched the extra letters and instead bumped the model number up – which makes sense when you look at what this model has to offer.

The only difference between the T 6.5 S and T 6.5 Si was the console, but with the T 7.5 S, we see some pretty significant performance upgrades.

For starters, this treadmill comes with a larger, 20″ x 60″ running surface, allowing users more room to stretch out when running.

It also comes with a stronger, 3.0 CHP motor that can reach a 12 mph top speed and a steeper, 12% top incline, giving the T 7.5 S the ability to provide more challenging workouts.

Like the previous treadmills mentioned already, the T 7.5 S also uses 1.9″ rollers though and comes with the same 300 lb weight limit.

This treadmills comes with an HD touchscreen console for iFit access, but it’s only 7″, making it smaller than the 10″ console on the T 6.5 Si.

So, if you’re stuck choosing between the T 6.5 Si and the T 7.5 S, it comes down to the age old debate – performance or console features.

Budget certainly comes into the question too though – this model costs around $1300, so roughly $300 more than the T 6.5 Si.

Overall though, the T7.5 S offers a nice combination of performance specs and streaming features and is a very nice treadmill for the price. See full review.

 

NordicTrack T 8.5 S

Moving up the line, we come to the T 8.5 S, which comes with a few upgrades in both performance and console features.

This treadmill also comes with a 20″ x 60″ running surface, but the motor is quite a bit stronger than all the previous T series models discussed so far.

With a 3.5 CHP motor, the T 8.5 S is packing some legit muscle.

This extra muscle doesn’t change the top speed or max incline this treadmill can reach, but the extra muscle under the hood means the motor won’t have to work as hard to reach and maintain those speeds/inclines.

Which means a smoother feel for the user (stronger motors can usually accelerate faster too, meaning it doesn’t take as long to get to those faster speeds).

So anyway, the T 8.5 S comes with a stronger motor, but the weight limit is still 300 lb, which is fine, but a little light compared to some other treadmills in this price range.

Speaking of price, the T 8.5 S is going for around $1600, so again, about a $300 jump up from the T 7.5 S.

The other big difference with this model is that the touchscreen console on this treadmill is 10″.

So, with the T 8.5 S, you get performance and a larger touchscreen for iFit streaming (this treadmills also comes with a ton of built-in workout profiles in case you get tired of paying for an iFit subscription).

NordicTrack T 9.5 S

The T 9.5 S is the hight-end treadmill in NordicTrack’s “T Series” and it’s very similar to NordicTrack’s newer, EXP 14i model (discussed below).

In terms of performance, the T 9.5 S is pretty identical to the T 8.5 S, although the motor on this treadmill is just a bit stronger at 3.6 CHP.

But otherwise, the T 9.5 S also comes with a 20″ x 60″ running surface, a top speed of 12 mph, a top incline of 12%, and a 300 lb weight limit.

So, yeah, no real differences when it comes to performance; the only real difference between the T 8.5 S and T 9.5 S is the size of the console.

The T 9.5 S comes with a larger, 14″ HD touchscreen display, allowing for easy viewing when using iFit.

The warranty is also the same, so differences there either.

So, if you’re looking for a reasonably priced treadmill with nice performance specs and a large screen, the T 9.5 S could be a good choice, but again, I’d compare prices with the EXP 14i before making any final decisions.

 

NordicTrack EXP Series Treadmills

Ok, that does it for the T Series lineup. Moving up the ranks brings us to the EXP Series, which is the lowest-end series that NordicTrack offers directly through their website.

The EXP treadmills start off somewhere around the T 7.5 S, in terms of performance specs, and they come with various sizes of touchscreens depending on the model you’re looking at.

Unlike the T Series models though, with the EXP treadmills, NordicTrack offers decline capabilities, allowing you to train downhill.

There are 3 models in this lineup, the EXP 7i, EXP 10i, and EXP 14i.

NordicTrack EXP 7i

nordictrack exp 7i treadmill

Image courtesy of NordicTrack

The EXP 7i is the entry-level model in the EXP series and usually goes for somewhere around $1200 or so.

This treadmill comes with a 20″ x 60″ running surface and a 3.0 CHP motor that can reach a top speed of 12 mph – all of which is solid for a model in this price range.

The EXP 7i can’t decline, but it does go up to a 12% incline for added workout difficulty.

And like all the T Series models, this one also uses smaller, 1.9″ rollers (actually, all the EXP treadmills use these smaller rollers).

This treadmill comes with the same 300 lb weight limit and warranty found on all the above models too, so no big differences there.

When it comes to features, the EXP 7i comes with a 7″ HD touchscreen console for iFit streaming, bluetooth compatibility with headphones, quick-t0uch speed/incline controls, and a built-in fan.

Overall, the EXP 7i is very similar to the T 7.5 S, so if this is something you’re interested in, it would be a good idea to compare prices.

And when NordicTrack eventually stops producing the T Series models, this will likely be their most treadmill. See full review.

 

NordicTrack EXP 10i

nordictrack exp 10i treadmill

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The 10i is only one step up the food chain from the EXP 7i, but there are actually a few key differences between these treadmills.

The most obvious, as the model number might suggest is that this treadmill comes with a larger, 10″ HD touchscreen, for even nicer view of your workouts and metrics.

But there are some differences in terms of performance too.

The EXP 10i comes with the same 20″ x 60″ running surface, but it comes with an upgraded 3.5 CHP motor for a bit more power.

This treadmill can also reach a decline angle of -3% (and a max incline of 12%) for downhill training capabilities.

Otherwise, there aren’t any other big differences when it comes to the console features and the weight limit and warranty on this model are identical to all the previous machines.

The EXP 10i usually goes for around $1500 or so, putting it in the same price range as the T 8.5 S, which also comes with a 10″ screen (but no decline function). See full review.

 

NordicTrack EXP 14i

nordictrack exp 14i treadmill

Image courtesy of NordicTrack

The 14i is the top dog in the EXP Series and in terms of performance, there aren’t any differences between this model and the EXP 10i mentioned above.

This treadmill comes with the same 20″ x 60″ running surface and the same 3.5 CHP motor.

This model also comes with -3 – 12% incline/decline capabilities, so no upgrades there either.

No, the only real upgrade here is the console, which has been bumped up to a 14″ HD touchscreen.

The other console features are pretty similar too, although the EXP 14i is compatible with NordicTrack’s SmartBeat heart rate monitor that allows the treadmill to adjust automatically to keep you within your desired heart rate zones.

This features is known as NordicTrack’s ActivePulse Cruise Control (I love how all these features have catchy, trademarked names) and while it’s cool, I personally don’t really see it as any kind of game changer.

And with an asking price just under $2k, it’s only a few hundred bucks less than the higher-end Commercial 1750…something to consider. See full review.

 

NordicTrack Commercial Series Treadmills

Now we’ve come to the Commercial Series, which holds some of NordicTrack’s most popular treadmills.

And even though these treadmills are far from being “commercial” grade, they do come with some nice upgrades, including larger belts, heavier-duty frames, and bigger rollers.

They also come with upgraded, large consoles and are priced right in that sweet spot for quality home treadmills.

In other words, the Commercial treadmills are legit.

Anyway, there used to be 3 treadmills in this series, but these days there are really only 2, the 1750 and the 2450 (although you might still be able to find the older 2950).

NordicTrack Commercial 1750

 

nordictrack commercial 1750

Image courtesy of NordicTrack

With the Commercial 1750, we immediately see several significant upgrades over the more affordable EXP 14i.

One subtle difference is that the running surface on this treadmill is wider – at 22″ x 60″, this belt offers a more spacious feel, which is always a good thing.

The Commercial 1750 comes with the same 3.5 CHP motor and 12 mph top speed we’ve seen on previous models, but this treadmill is capable of reaching a top incline of 15%.

And it can decline down to -3% as well.

The rollers on the 1750 are quite a bit larger too, coming in at 2.5″, for a smoother, more durable feel.

Speaking of durable, this treadmill is quite a bit heavier-duty than any of the models mentioned thus far, although it still comes with the same 300 lb weight limit.

And this treadmill also comes with a 14″ HD touchscreen console, but unlike the consoles up above, this one can tilt and pivot for easier viewing when doing off the treadmill workouts.

Overall, if you’ve got a little more room in the budget and are looking for a higher performing treadmill, the Commercial 1750 is a great choice. See full review.

 

NordicTrack Commercial 2450

nordictrack commercial 2450 treadmill

Image courtesy of NordicTrack

The other treadmill in the current Commercial series is the 2450 and the biggest difference between this one and the 1750 is the size of the console.

The Commercial 2450 comes with a 22″ HD touchscreen, making it the largest we’ve seen thus far.

This large screen also tilts and pivots, making it easy to see even when you’re not on the treadmill.

In terms of performance, the 2450 comes with a slightly stronger motor (3.6 CHP), but otherwise there aren’t any real differences.

This treadmill comes with the same 22″ x 60″ running surface, 12 mph top speed, and -3 – 15% incline capabilities (and it too uses 2.5″ rollers).

And of course, it comes with the same weight limit and warranty we’ve seen so many times before.

Overall, a very impressive treadmill with a very nice console. See full review.

 

NordicTrack Incline Treadmill Series

If you’re still with me, I applaud you – I know this is becoming a rather long article, but we’ve finally come to NordicTrack’s highest-end series.

Enter the Incline Trainers.

This series represents NordicTrack’s biggest and brightest and as the name implies, these machines are capable of reaching some astounding incline angles.

That said, these treadmills do come with significantly higher price tags, but if you’re looking for some of the best incline trainers on the market, these are certainly worth checking out.

With the addition of the Elite Treadmill, there are now 3 models in this series (the other 2 being the X22i and the X32i).

NordicTrack Commercial X22i

nordictrack commercial x22i

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The X22i is the most affordable incline treadmill in NordicTrack’s lineup, but it’s still packing some pretty ridiculous specs.

Under the hood, the X22i is packing a 4.0 CHP motor that can reach a top speed of 12 mph and this treadmill also comes with a spacious, 22″ x 60″ running surface that’s paired with 2.5″ rollers.

That’s all pretty impressive, but let’s be real – that’s expected at this price range (which, by the way, is north of $3k).

What’s even more impressive though, is the fact that the X22i can reach a top incline of 40% – yeah, 40%.

The idea of walking against a 40% incline is the stuff of nightmares, but this treadmill can also decline down to – 6%, giving you the ability to do some serious downhill work as well.

When it comes to features, the X22i comes with a 22″ HD touchscreen console with full iFit capabilities, bluetooth headphone compatibility, a built-in fan, and all that good stuff.

Another cool feature allows you to put the speed at 1 mph and push against the belt, simulating a sled push – pretty neat.

This treadmill is nice, but it isn’t perfect – for the price, the warranty could be better and the step up height is pretty tall (~15″), so homes with low ceilings might have issues.

But if you’re looking for a beast of an incline trainer, the X22i is a great option. See full review.

NordicTrack Commercial X32i

nordictrack commercial x32i treadmill

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If the X22i isn’t quite badass enough for ya, you might be interested in NordicTrack’s bigger and badder incline trainer, the X32i.

It’s hard to miss the 32″ HD touchscreen console sitting front and center, but the X32i comes with a few other upgrades as well.

Most notably, the larger, 22″ x 65″ running surface.

With this much belt space, you’ll have plenty of room to travel when fighting those steep hills – regardless of how tall you are.

Speaking of which, the X32i comes with the same incline range as the X22i: -6% – 40%.

But this treadmill comes with an even stronger motor.

With a 4.25 CHP motor under the hood, the X32i will be able to offer smooth operation, even when dealing with crazy inclines.

Otherwise, the X32i is pretty identical to the X22i.

So, if you’re looking for the largest HD console on the market, this could be the right treadmill for you. See full review.

 

NordicTrack Elite Treadmill

nordictrack elite treadmill

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The final treadmill on this guide is also NordicTrack’s newest.

The aptly named Elite Treadmill basically takes the X32i, tweaks it a little, and gives it a much sleeker appearance.

The Elite Treadmill is an incline treadmill first and foremost and like the last 2 models can also reach a top incline of 40%.

But when it comes to declining, it can only go down to 5%, so not quite as low as the X32i.

It’s also not packing quite as much heat under the hood, but with a 3.6 CHP motor, it still has enough power to get the job done.

The Elite also comes with a smaller, 22″ x 60″ running surface, but the same 2.5″ rollers and same 300 lb weight limit as the treadmills mentioned above.

When it comes to the console, NordicTrack gives you the option to choose between a 22″ or a 32″ HD touchscreen and both options rotate for easy viewing off and on the treadmill.

The design for this treadmill is much sleeker, but it also comes with a lower step up height than the bulkier X32i.

This is a very heavy treadmill, so if you decide to purchase make sure you know exactly where it’s going before you assemble because moving it won’t be the easiest thing in the world.

And for the price, it would be nice to see a longer warranty, but NordicTrack uses the same guarantee on all their equipment.

Overall though, I think the Elite is going to be a big hit – it surely is one good looking machine. See full review.

Final Thoughts

Well, there ya have it.

I never really realized how many treadmills NordicTrack offers until I sat down and started compiling this list – man, that’s a lot of models.

And I realize this list might not be completely comprehensive, you might come across a few older models out there that aren’t on this list.

But the above certainly represent NordicTrack’s best and most current treadmill offerings to date.

When it comes to their lineup, the T Series and EXP series are quite similar, so if you’re looking for a budget-friendlier model, I recommend comparing prices between the 2 lineups.

The Commercial series offers some great moderately-priced treadmills with impressive performance specs and console features – these treadmills are where you’ll likely get the most bang for your buck.

And the Incline Treadmills speak for themselves.

If you’re like the idea of walking against steep inclines and having a huge, rotating console for easy off the treadmill viewing, an Incline Treadmill could be worth investing in.

Regardless of which NordicTrack treadmill you go with, you can rest assured it’ll be compatible with iFit and all the streaming features they have to offer.

I guess that about does it.

I hope you found this guide helpful and if you have any questions or comments, leave ’em below and I’ll get back to ya shortly.

 

 

 

Will

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