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Editor’s Note: Char-Griller, Char-Broil, and Weber all have a hand in dominating the best grills under $200. Our top pick? The Char-Griller 3001. It does so much right for a grill priced under $200. Need portability? Consider the Weber Q1200, or a much cheaper alternative; Coleman Road Trip Grill LXE

7 Best Gas Grills Under $200 For Summer 2018

1. Best Overall Gas Grill Under $200

Editor's Pick
  • 3-Burners
  • Heavy Steel Construction
  • Porcelain Cast Iron Grill Grates
  • 40,800 BTU’s
  • 12,000 BTU Side Burner
  • 630 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area

2. Best 3-Burner Gas Grill Under $200

  • 3-Burners
  • Porcelain-Coated Steel Construction
  • Stainless Steel Inline Burners
  • 30,000 BTU’s
  • 500 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area

3. Best Infrared Gas Grill Under $200

  • 2-Burners
  • Infrared Technology For Ultra-Fast Cooking & No Flareups
  • Durable Porcelain-Coated Grates
  • Stainless Steel Inline Burners
  • 18,000 BTU’s
  • 300 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area

4. Best Portable Gas Grill Under $200

  • 1-Burner
  • Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron Grates + Aluminum Lid & Body
  • 30,000 BTU’s
  • 180 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
  • Extremely Portable

5. Best Compact Gas Grill Under $200

  • 2-Burners
  • Porcelain-Coated Cast Iron Grates + Stainless Steel Lid
  • 24,000 BTU’s
  • 400 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area

6. Best 4-Burner Gas Grill Under $200

  • 4-Burners
  • Heavy Steel Construction
  • Porcelain coated steel in-line burners
  • 32,000  BTU’s
  • 12,000 BTU Side Burner
  • 630 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area

7. Best Tailgating Gas Grill Under $200

  • Durable Construction & Design
  • Swing Top Interchangeable Cooktops
  • 20,000 BTU’s
  • 285  Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
  • Perfect For Tailgating & Camping

Best Gas Grills Under $200

Not everyone can afford or wants to spend money on a $500 – $1000 gas grill. Most people looking for a gas grill under $200 want portability, value, features, versatility, or a combination of all 4. The good news? We compiled the absolute best gas grills under $200. Why? To help you make the most informed buying decision before forking out your hard-earned cash. 

Continue below for a full breakdown of features, construction, and overall opinions on each gas grill under $200.

Editor's Pick

1. Best Overall Gas Grill Under $200

Char-Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro 40,800-BTU Gas Grill

Weight: 88 lbs | BTU’s: 40,800| Construction: Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 630 Sq. In.

  • Easy electronic ignition
  • High BTUs for the price
  • 600 sq. in. of cooking area
  • Porcelain-coasted steel construction
  • May easily rust vs. stainless steel
  • Heavy Steel Construction
  • Porcelain coated cast-iron grill grates
  • 40,800 BTU’s
  • 12,000 BTU Side Burner
  • 630 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
  • Electronic Ignition
  • Durable powder-coated finish
Verdict: Char-Griller 3001 Grillin’ Pro 40,800-BTU is our top pick for the overall best gas grill under $200. Why? A few reasons. It has all the features you’d expect out of a $400 – $500 grill, but priced under $200. Durable steel construction, large main grilling area with a side-burner, electronic ignition for easy starting. The list goes on. For most people there’s more than enough cooking space to accommodate quick cookouts & large-family gatherings. 
 
The only real con we noticed is confusing assembly details. We recommend getting a balanced overview & reading all critical comments here
 
Construction: Durable steel construction with cast iron cooking grates. Cast iron grates make a big difference. They not only last longer, but they absorb flavors better too. 
 
Ideal For: Backyard grilling. Both families & single people looking for the best gas grill under $200 need not look elsewhere. 
 

2. Best 3-Burner Gas Grill Under $150

Char-Broil Classic 360 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Weight: 48.5 lbs | BTU’s: 30,000 | Construction: Porcelain + Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 500 Sq. In.

  • Perfect starter grill
  • Piezo ignition system
  • 2 wheels + metal side shelves
  • Porcelain-coasted steel construction
  • May easily rust vs. stainless steel
  • 3-Burners
  • Porcelain-Coated Steel Construction
  • Stainless Steel Inline Burners
  • 30,000 BTU’s
  • 500 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
    • 360 Sq. In. Primary Cooking Space
    • 170 Sq. In. Swing-Away Warming Rack
  • Piezo Ignition System
  • (2) 6-Inch Wheels & (2) Metal Side Shelves
Verdict: Char-Broil Classic 360 3-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill is our top pick for the best value gas grill under $200. Our choice was simple. 540 sq. inches of cooking space (360 sq. in of primary), easy-to-clean porcelain-coated grates, 3 stainless steel in-line burners… all for under $110? The deal is unlike anything we’ve seen at this price. Although it delivers only 30,000 BTU’s of heat, it’s distributed evenly. What you lose in total heating power you completely make up for in uniform cooking heat. Large meals for big backyard gatherings cook fast & efficiently. We especially like the 170 sq. in. swing-away warming rack above the main heating grill. Why? It allows for finished food to stay warm as new foods get put on the grill. The best part? Unlike other ignitions systems that fail over time, Char-Broil has an easy-to-use Piezo ignition system. Fast and reliable startups… every time
 
Construction: Porcelain-coated steel lid with a firebox make for a durable, capable gas grill. It endures harsh weather conditions without much trouble. Stainless steel in-line burners, metal side shelves & two 6-inch wheels make for a mobile & spacious grilling unit. 
 
Ideal For: People that want an incredibly versatile gas grill under $110. Can easily accommodate large-gatherings & small cookouts. No frills – just good basics done well. Stainless steel, easy ignition, durable, and mobile. Is it a $2000 grill with all-inclusive luxury features ? Of course not. The good news? It doesn’t have to be. 
 

3. Best Infrared Gas Grill Under $200

Char-Broil Performance TRU Infrared 300 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Weight: 89 lbs | BTU’s: 18,000| Construction: Porcelain + Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 300 Sq. In. 

  • Enclosed storage cabinet
  • Reliable temperature gauge
  • Infrared heating technology (fast)
  • Only 2-burners
  • 2-Burners
  • Infrared Heating Technology For Fast Cooking & No Flareups
  • Durable Porcelain-Coated Grates
  • Stainless Steel Inline Burners
  • 18,000 BTU’s
  • 300 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
  • Electric Ignition System
  • (4) Casters (2 that lock)
  • Enclosed storage cabinet
Verdict: Char-Broil Performance TRU Infrared 300 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill is our top pick for the best infrared gas grill under $200. Why? A few reasons. Although it only has 300 square inches of primary cooking space, it more than compensates by cooking insanely fast. Infrared heating technology is real. It’s superior in every way to traditional gas. Faster, more reliable, and less flareups. For under $200? It’s a value-seeker’s dream.  Stainless steel burners do a great job easily controlling high and low temperatures. The result? A very even, uniform cooking surface that doesn’t unevenly cook foods. Ever. Other notable features are a handy, reliable temperature gauge, and enclosed storage cabinets for tools, sauces, and rubs. 
 
Construction: Char-Broil’s Performance Infrared is a compact design. It only has 2-burners, but don’t let that fool you. Infrared heating technology means faster cooking. What it lacks in size, it makes up for in speed. Faster cooking means less gas. The best part? No hot or cold spots. A completely even heating surface with no flareups. Also, 2-side shelves make for easy spreads for large gatherings. Sits on 4-casters (2 that lock) for very easy mobility. 
 
Ideal For: People that want fast, reliable gas-grilling under $200 with no flareups. There’s only 300 square inches of cooking space, but large-gatherings & parties are fully accommodated. Food heats so quickly that loss in cooking surface area doesn’t mean it can’t handle 4-6 people with complete ease.
 

4. Best Portable Gas Grill Under $200

Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black

Weight: 29.2 lbs | BTU’s: 8,500| Construction: Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 189 Sq. In.

  • No assembly
  • Easy-to-clean
  • Extremely portable
  • Cast-iron cooking grates
  • Easy-start electronic ignition
  • Small cooking surface
  • 1-Burner
  • Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron Grates + Aluminum Lid & Body
  • 30,000 BTU’s
  • 180 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
  • Electronic Ignition System
  • 2 Side Shelves

Verdict: Weber 51010001 Q1200 Liquid Propane Grill, Black is the ultimate best portable gas grill under 200. Don’t let the small footprint fool you. Size doesn’t always matter. It cooks fast & efficiently with a 189 sq. inch grilling surface that easily accommodates 2-4 people. It uses 14.1 oz or 16.4 oz disposal LP canisters. Need a bigger propane tank? It comes with a Type I connector using Weber’s 6501 hose adapter. We recommend the larger, stationary propane tank for home use. For portability, use 16.4 oz cans. Other notable features a single stainless steel burner @ 8500 BTU’s.  One of our favorite features is it’s porcelain-enameled cast-iron cooking grates & cast aluminum lid & body. It oozes a stylish appearance that begs to be shown off.  

Construction: Cast-iron cooking grates inside a cast aluminum lid & body. It’s incredibly sturdy & durable meant to be used & abused on long road trips & dirty camping expeditions. 
 
Ideal For: Perfect for people that need a grill to accommodate their road-trip & outdoor lifestyle. Perfect balconies or patios (if your apartment allows use of a gas grill) too. Compact enough to take with you on road & camping trips. It’s truly the ultimate portable grill under $200.
 
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Pro Tip: Use disinfecting wet wipes to wipe down the sides & lid after each grilling session (once it cools). Grease & char quickly accumulates eventually meshing into a sticky and unsightly mess.

5. Best Compact 2-Burner Gas Grill Under $200

Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill- Stainless

Weight: 82.5 lbs | BTU’s: 24,000| Construction: Porcelain-coated + Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 400 Sq. In.

  • Cooks evenly & quickly
  • Ideal for small families + couples
  • Perfect for patios & small balconies
  • Lid-mounted temperature gauge
  • Assembly may be difficult for some
  • 2-Burners
  • Porcelain-Coated Cast Iron Grates + Stainless Steel Lid
  • 24,000 BTU’s
  • 400 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
    • 300 Sq. In. Primary Cooking Space
    • 100 Sq. In. Swing-Away Warming Rack
  • Electronic Ignition System
  • (2) 6-Inch Wheels & (2) Metal Side Shelves
  • Convenient Storage Cabinet (for propane + accessories)
  • Lid-Mounted Temperature Gauge
Verdict: Char-Broil Performance 300 2-Burner Cabinet Liquid Propane Gas Grill- Stainless is a fantastic grill, especially for the price. It’s an easy choice for our compact best gas grill under $200. Unlike most grills under 200, Char-Broil’s Performance line figures out a way to combine a ton of features with genuine quality. Most people don’t need 3 or 4-burners. This is where reliable 2-burner options like Char-Broil’s Performance 200-line come in. 2-burners @ 24,000 BTU’s (heats up quickly & evenly), 400 sq. in. of cooking surface, electronic ignition, rust-resistant porcelain-coated cast iron grates (prevents food sticking + easy to clean) – all under $200 in a small, compact footprint. One of our favorite feature’s is it’s lid-mounted temperature-gauge. Extremely convenient for more managed heat control.
 
Construction: Stainless steel lid is built to last. Holds up very well + durable. Construction is designed for year-round grilling. Holds up well in tough weather conditions. Comes with a pull out spatter tray & drip pan that’s easily washable. Grilling grates create good grill marks. 
 
Ideal For: Perfect for small families, couples, & single people. Ideal for small balconies, patios, cabins, and “city patios” (landlord permitting). Easy to put together & overall an amazing choice for great performing gas grills under 200. 
 
 

6. Best 4-Burner Grill Under $200

Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill

Weight: 50.7 lbs | BTU’s: 32,000| Construction: Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 595 Sq. In.

  • Piezo ignition
  • 2 wheels + metal side shelves
  • Porcelain-coasted steel construction
  • Perfect mid-range grill under $200
  • May easily rust vs. stainless steel
  • Heavy Steel Construction
  • Porcelain coated steel in-line burners
  • 32,000  BTU’s
  • 12,000 BTU Side Burner
  • 630 Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
    • 405 Sq. In. Primary Cooking Space
    • 190 Sq. In. Swing-Away Warming Rack
  • Piezo Ignition
  • Metal side shelves for storage & prep space
Verdict: Char-Broil Classic 405 4-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill
 is our top pick for the best gas grill under $200. If gas grills were a family, Char-Broil’s Classic 405 would be our #2 pick’s (Char-Broil Classic 360) bigger brother. Like the Classic 360, the bigger, badder 405 does everything a little better. Its 4-burners and large 405 sq. in. of cooking space do a fantastic job cooking for large families & big backyard parties. Even better, it’s huge 190 sq. in. porcelain-coated swing-a-way-rack is fantastic for setting aside cooked food to make room for the main grilling area. Heat is uniformly distributed across the grill for an even cooking experience. Very little (if any) cold or hot pockets. All-in-all? The Classic 405 is a fantastic option priced @ around $150. 
 
 
Construction: Porcelain-coated steel lid with a firebox. Made for a durability & longevity. Easily lasts 3-5 years with good, continued care (and sometimes much longer). Highly capable gas grill – especially under 200. Build quality is solid. Stainless steel in-line burners, two metal side shelves & two 6-inch wheels for easy mobility. 
  
Ideal For: People that want an extremely versatile gas grill under $150. Easily accommodates large-gatherings & big cookouts. It does everything well with no real weak points (price considered). Stainless steel, easy ignition, durable, and mobile.
 
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7. Best Tailgating Grill Under $200

Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE

Weight: 44 lbs | BTU’s: 20,000 | Construction: Stainless Steel | Total Cooking Area: 630 Sq. In.

  • Easy assembly
  • Extremely versatile
  • Perfect for any outdoor cooking
  • "High" heat is too hot for normal use
  • Durable Construction & Design
  • Swing Top Interchangeable Cooktops
  • 20,000 BTU’s
  • 285  Sq. In. Total Cooking Area
  • InstaStart Ignition
  • Collapsible Wheel Stand + Sliding Side Tables
Verdict: Coleman Road Trip Propane Portable Grill LXE is by far the most popular & well-received gas grill on our list. It’s no Weber, to be fair, but isn’t 500 bucks either. Why do we like this grill so much? Several reasons. Reliable, rugged, durable are a few adjectives that come to mind. For under $130 we challenge any of our readers to find a more well-rounded tailgating gas grill. Despite being made in China, it has a very quality feel to it. Coleman has been around for a long time for good reason. They set the bar high. Some notable features we loved the most were 285 sq. inches of grilling surface, interchangeable cook-tops that allow to switch grill grates out for cast iron griddles & stove grates (all sold separately). 
 
Construction: Very durable, collapsible design that you can take anywhere. Easily fits in car trunks and backseats without any issue. Assembly takes less than 10 minutes, and it’s lightweight and portable for almost any adventure.
 
Ideal For: Ideal for tailgating, Rvs, traveling, camping, picnics, patios – the list is endless. If you’re going outdoors, Coleman’s 9949-750 Road Trip Grill LXE is the gift that keeps on giving. It accommodates quick lunches all through small dinner parties.
 

Pro Tip: Coleman’s Road Trip has “low” to “high” heat settings. ONLY use “high” settings for the burner attachment or griddle attachment. There is no need to use 20,000 BTU’s of heat on a travel grill this small. Food may get ruined. Worse? Handles could melt. Coleman doesn’t put this in their manual, but we strongly advice against it. For normal use, we recommend “medium” heat.

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