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Best Generators under $1000 (Top 5 Picks)

Buying a generator under $1000 can be more tricky than it sounds. For one, you may not recognize some of the models within this price range and secondly, you need to find a generator that will have the power you need for under $1000.

When buying a portable generator under $1000 there are a few things you need to consider and check. Below are a few things to check before committing to spending $1000 on something that might not be suitable for your needs.

  • Size and Weight
  • Power output and startup wattage
  • Run time
  • Fuel type and tank capacity
  • Pull cord or electric start
  • Quality and Guarantees


Here are the 5 we picked

The 5 generators we have chosen below $1000 have all the qualities we would look for in a more expensive model.

A combination of price, size and power output are the three main concerns but also aspects like the number of outlets, electric start or pull-cord (might be important for elderly users), and many other factors.

The five generators below all offer top-quality performance with some of the highest wattage outputs we could find under $1000.

Capable of powering all your appliances when out camping, fishing, tailgating, or whenever your needs are. These five have you covered.

5. Westinghouse WGen7500

4. Westinghouse iGen4500

3. WEN 56380i Super Quiet 

2. Champion Power 7500-Watt

1. DuroMax XP5500EH

Final Thoughts

So there you have it. The 5 best portable generators under $1000 in our opinion. There are a few more that caught our eye. But to be honest these 5 do the job perfectly.

Sometimes too many options can simply confuse you and send you round in circles trying to figure it all out.

if it’s the biggest wattage generator you’re looking for – to maybe power your RV or Trailer – then we suggest the Westinghouse WGen7500.

Perfect for powering the most demanding appliances like refrigerators and air conditioners for long periods of time during power outages.

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