Smooth CE 5.5 Elliptical Review (New for 2013)

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The CE 5.5 Elliptical is the next step up from the VT 3.4 in Smooth’s adjustable motion elliptical lineup. The Smooth CE 5.5 Elliptical has been updated for 2013 and for a sale price of $1499, the CE 5.5 elliptical certainly has a lot of things going for it.
Currently, the best price online is available at: 


  • Super quiet Rear drive system
  • Adjustable stride of 18-21″
  • lifetime warranty on frame & braking, 5 years parts & electronics, 2 years labor
  • Tablet & ipod compatible
  • 24 intensity levels and 26 workout programs
  • footprint

Smooth CE 5.5 Review:

The Smooth CE 5.5 elliptical is a pretty good adjustable motion elliptical that is on sale now for $1499. The CE 5.5 has an adjustable stride of 18-21″ which is a plus. You always like to have adjustable stride on your elliptical because it gives you a range of options when you are designing your workout. And speaking of workout options, the CE 5.5 elliptical also has 24 different intensity levels which adds to your range of workouts even further.The CE 5.5 also has a great warranty with 5 years coverage on parts and electronics and 2 years on in home labor.

All that being said, we here at Elliptical Machine Reviews think a better elliptical to consider over the Smooth CE 5.5 would be the Sole E35. The Sole E35 elliptical is on sale now for $1299, which is 200 dollars cheaper than the CE 5.5. The E35 is a better buy overall because of the price, and because of the increased amount of incline (20-22″ versus the CE 5.5′s max incline of 21″). The Sole E35 has the same warranty as the Smooth CE 5.5 and also has a 0-30 degree power incline… In the end, the CE 5.5 might still be a good choice for some. If you buy factory direct now, you can take advantage of the current sale price which also comes with free room of choice delivery.


Pros & Cons:
Pros: silent smooth rear drive, adjustable stride Cons: display size

Compare With:

Smooth VT 3.4, Smooth CE 3.6, Sole E35

EMR Score
  • Quietness
  • Space Efficiency
  • Quality
  • Aesthetics
  • Special Features
  • Value


Drive System: Rear
Price: $1499