Grill Price Ranges

One of the first steps in the grill buying process is determining your budget. While grill prices can range from several hundred dollars to $10,000 or more, we typically refer to three price ranges for grills:

  • Entry Level Grills: $750-$2,000
  • Mid-Range Grills: $2,000-$5,000
  • High-End Grills: $5,000 and up

Entry-level grills are great for those who are just getting serious about grilling and want a product that’s a step up from a big-box store model. Mid-range grills are ideal for experienced grillers who are upgrading from a cheaper grill or those who want an excellent mix of features at a fair price. High-end grills are perfect for those who want the best of the best money can buy.

Does More Money Automatically Mean a Better Grill?

A higher-priced grill will typically be a “better” grill on paper. However, there’s no need to pay extra for designs and features you won’t be using. After all, not everyone needs marine-grade stainless steel or an infrared sear zone.

While these features are great for those who will use them frequently, consider the way you grill. Are you looking for a versatile product capable of many different cooking styles? Or are you a weekend warrior who sticks to burgers and brats?

Finding the Best Grill for You

The two factors contributing most to the final price of a grill are materials and features. By skipping features you won’t use, you may be able to get a grill built from higher quality materials for the same budget. Alternatively, a grill made from 430 stainless steel rather than 304 stainless steel will be able to pack in more features at a lower price point.

There’s no “perfect” grill, but the number of options available on the market means you’re much more likely to find the perfect grill for you.

Grill Head to Grill Head Comparison

Napoleon Prestige 500 Built-In Grill with RotisserieBlaze Professional Built-In Gas Grill with Rear Infrared BurnerTwin Eagles Eagle One Built-In Gas Grill
Price LevelEntry LevelMid-RangeHigh-End
Base Price$1,299.00$3,365.99 $7,959.00
Weight & Dimensions
Grill Width32.5”34”40.75”
Cooking Grid Size28” x 17.75”30.8125” x 19.937532” x 20”
Main Grilling Area500 sq. in.615 sq. in.640 sq. in.
Secondary Grilling Area260 sq. in.201 sq. in.308 sq. in.
Weight125 lbs196 lbs265 lbs
Burner Systems
Burners304 Stainless Steel Tube BurnerCast Stainless Steel H-Burners304 Stainless Steel U-Burners, Ceramic Infrared Sear Burner
Total BTU48,00054,00075,000
Main Burner BTU4 x 12,0003 x 18,000

2 x 25,000 Conventional

1 x 25,000 Infrared

Secondary Burner BTU13,500 Rear IR10,000 Rear IR14,000 Rear IR
Grill Construction
Material304 Stainless Steel304 Stainless Steel304 Stainless Steel
Made in the U.S.A.NoNoYes
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on castings, base, lid, and cooking grids
  • 2- to 10-year Warranty on additional parts
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on burners, grids, body, Flame Tamers, Heat Zone Separators, warming rack, and valves
  • 1-year Warranty on ignition components, electronics, and lighting systems
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty on main burners, grates, and all fabricated stainless steel components
  • 1- to 5-year Warranty on additional parts
Additional Features
Ignition SystemFlame Thrower IgnitionPush and Turn Flame-Thrower IgnitionHot Surface Ignition
Rotisserie SystemYesYesYes
Integrated LightingSafetyGlow Back-Lit KnobsInterior grill lights, SRL LED back-lit control knobsAmbient illumination, Exact Control illumination, TempTrack illumination, Internal halogen lights
Other Notable Features
  • WAVE cooking grids
  • Roll-Top Lid w/ Lift Ease technology
  • Heavy-duty hexagonal grill grates
  • Flame Tamers
  • Heat Zone Separators
  • Proprietary 5-Part Grilling System
  • Grill Hood Assist System
  • Integrated rotisserie rod storage

Grill Head Analysis

While these are just three options of many at Kick Ass Grills, they give you a good idea of some of the differences between each of the price ranges. Feature sets and construction materials will vary between brands and models, but these key areas will allow you to compare products head to head to determine the best option for your outdoor kitchen.

Here, features like BTU output, burner material, and rotisserie systems improve at higher price ranges. Additionally, more luxury features like ambient lighting, integrated rotisserie rod storage, and a hot surface ignition are available on the high-end grill model. Finally, while all models use 304 stainless steel in their construction, the entry-level Napoleon grill saves on cost by using 304 stainless steel in essential areas but integrates more economical metal options elsewhere.

Get Your Questions Answered by Experts

Do you still want more information before making your purchase? Speak with a member of our team to get your specific questions answered. Our grill experts are here Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Central Time to answer your questions.

If you’d rather do more research on your own first, our blog is full of great articles to help you find the best product for the way you grill. We recommend you check out our article on how to buy a gas grill as a jumping-off point.

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