Updated: April 10, 2014
NordicTrack Elite 9700 Pro
The NordicTrack Elite 9700 Pro is one of the best treadmills available, and the best of the NordicTrack brand. This machine has an extremely powerful 4.25 CHP motor and an extra-wide track, making it perfect for any runner. It's also incredibly durable, boasting a 400-pound weight limit and accompanied by excellent warranties, including lifetime motor and frame warranties. As with all NordicTrack treadmills, the Elite 9700 Pro comes with an excellent array of entertainment features, including iFit and an Internet browser. This machine also offers a goal setting feature, which can be a strong motivational tool. One thing to be aware of is that this machine does not fold, so anyone looking to conserve space will be better off with a different treadmill.
NordicTrack Commercial 1750
NordicTrack's Commercial 1750 is an excellent option if you're looking for a powerful machine with a small footprint. It folds up easily and locks into place so you can store it in a corner of the room when you've finished your workout. For a folding model, the Commercial 1750 is also a very durable treadmill. It holds up to 400 pounds and has a motor powerful enough for even the most frequent runners. A large selection of onboard programs adds variety to any exercise routine and the built-in audio port and iFit technology make the NordicTrack Commercial 1750 appealing to anyone who needs extra help staying motivated during their workout. As with all the NordicTrack models, the Commercial 1750 comes with some of the best warranties in the industry.
NordicTrack Commercial 2150
The NordicTrack Commercial 2150 falls just short of the top spots, though it possesses many similar features to the Elite 9700 Pro at about half the cost. Though the motor is slightly less powerful, at 3.8 CHP, it's still strong enough to handle any workout. This treadmill also has all the entertainment features found on most NordicTracks in addition to their strong warranties. Like the Elite 9700 Pro, the Commercial 2150 also has a goal-setting feature built in. In addition to that, this treadmill enables you to track your progress during your workout on a racetrack display. For those looking for a mid-range treadmill with a lot of powerful features, the NordicTrack Commercial 2150 may just be the perfect choice.
NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro
The NordicTrack Elite 9500 Pro follows closely on the heels of the Elite 9700 Pro and Commercial 2150 and offers many similar features. It has a very powerful 3.8 CHP motor and an extra-wide deck to accommodate any running stride. In addition, it has the same excellent warranties found with most NordicTrack treadmills. The weight capacity for this machine is slightly lower at 375 pounds, though that should not be a deal breaker to many people. The Elite 9500 Pro offers an excellent selection of workout programs, including weight loss and interval workouts, with more available through the iFit program. In addition to iFit, this treadmill also offers an Internet browser and an audio port and speakers. You can also view your progress on a racetrack display. Overall, this model is very similar to the Commercial 2150, though the Elite 9500 Pro is a bit more expensive, which is why it landed in the fourth-place spot rather than the third.
NordicTrack Commercial 2450
The NordicTrack Commercial 2450 is an extremely durable machine. With a 400-pound weight limit and a 4.0 CHP motor, it's capable of standing up to whatever workout you throw at it. This machine is also an ideal choice for individuals who have a hard time staying motivated to exercise. It comes with a built-in television along with a touch-screen display that doubles as an Internet browser. A variety of onboard programs, including goal workouts, are available and iFit compatibility means there's no end to the amount of workout routines and courses you can try, provided you're willing to pay a little extra for the service. In addition, the track surface on this particular model is a little wider than the ones you find on most treadmills, and this should enable you to have a more natural stride while you exercise.