Xterra TRX4500 Treadmill Review

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How long will the Xterra TRX4500 last?

The Xterra TRX4500 is a high-quality, semi-affordable folding treadmill made of heavy-duty steel and perfect for the light to moderate user who weighs less than 350 lbs. The treadmill weighs 213.9 lbs. and carries a lifetime frame and motor warranty, 5-year deck (definite plus), 2 years parts, and 1 year labor warranties. If you plan regular maintenance and actively try to keep a clean workout space, this treadmill should give quite a few years of light to moderate use to most levels of fitness advocates.

Brief Overview

The TRX4500 resembles the 3500 in build but offers upgraded features such as a larger display, larger motor size, higher incline, aluminum rails, and additional deck cushioning and is considered one of the higher end offerings in the Xterra Performance Series. In caparison to other models in this price range, the incline and motor power set it apart though its technology leaves a lot to be desired. When you find an imbalance that is as glaring as this you realize that the budget for this treadmill went mostly into its build and not into its electronics.

Overall Quality

The Xterra TRX4500 treadmill is the ideal way to maximize your fitness levels and challenge yourself. The 3.25 HP motor provides a smooth, quiet experience up to 12 MPH. In addition, there are two ways for you monitor how hard you are working: either by using an included chest strap heart rate transmitter or with the conveniently located handlebar mounted pulse grips. Also located in the handlebars are easy to use incline and speed buttons.
Engineered for maximum impact absorption, the 20" x 60" space of the TRX4500 offers plenty of room for longer strides while the 15% incline offer levels of various challenges to the treadmill patron. The specially cushioned deck offers 25 mm of deck thickness while the folding frame offers lift assist – basically when you start lifting, a pressurized shock kicks in to keep you from straining when you opt to save space.
The TRX4500 offers a 7.5" display making it easy to view for most users, while 30 built in programs ensure that you will be challenged consistently while engaged in cardio activity. Additional features include a cooling fan, audio jack, accessory tray, and a cup holder. Each convenient in their own way and surprisingly missed when not available.

Things we like

  • lifetime frame and motor warranty
  • 5-year deck warranty
  • 30 built in programs

Things we dislike

  • X
    electronically challenged


Power Source 110V Cord/Outlet
Motor 3.25 HP
Speed Range 0.5 to 12 mph
Incline 15 Levels of Electronic
Display LCD Blue/Backlit
Display 7.5" LCD Widescreen
Belt 2 ply, 1.6 mm
Step-Up Height 5.8"
Running Surface 20" x 60"
Running Deck Thickness 25 mm
Display Size 6.6" x 3.6" (7.5" diag.)
Direct Speed Buttons 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 12 mph
Direct Incline Buttons 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 15 incline
Feedback Program Profile, Time, Speed, Pace, Distance, Calories, Incline, and Pulse
Programs 30 Preset, 2 Custom, 1 Heart Rate Control
Set-Up Dimensions 77.2"L x 35.5"W x 56.1"H
Folded Dimensions 51.2"L x 35.5"W x 65.8"H
Weight 213.9 lb
Max User Weight Capacity 350 lb


Lifetime Frame
Lifetime Motor
5 Years Deck
2 Years Parts
1 Year In-Home Labor


The Xterra TRX4500 won First Place Winner in our 2021 Best Buy race for the $700 to $999 range and was our 2019 and 2020 Best Buy Runner-Up in the $700 to $999 range. We invite you to see our other treadmill reviews to help you narrow your search for your next fitness machine.


The Xterra TRX4500 offers the perfect balance between functionality and comfort and is a prize-winning purchase when found for less than the suggested retail price of $1299. While maybe not the best electronically, the lifetime warranty on both the frame and motor makes this treadmill a strong contender in today’s market.