What is the best toilet on a budget? Depending on your budget, it’s best to look in the under 300 range first. Once you go lower, it’s very difficult to find a reliable toilet. In this article, I share the 5 top-rated budget toilets in different price ranges. Once you have a chance to see what features are available in each price range, your decision will be much easier.
Yesterday, I shared our article on the best cheap toilets. Today’s article focuses on toilets that are another couple of rungs up the ladder, yet good for people on a budget. As I mentioned already, there’s really only 1 or 2 toilets worth looking at that fall below the prices of the toilets in this article.
The good news is the top brands manufacture budget toilets, and they’re of high quality. The reason they are is that the top companies often find ways to use similar technology used in their luxury models. What they do is find ways to copy the same luxury tech for a lower cost. Then they pass the savings along to the consumer in their budget models.
Best Affordable Toilet Reviews
In this section of the guide, I share our reviews of each of the five toilets followed by the pros & cons. For each of our guides, we investigate owner reviews and do our own inspection to make lists of pros & cons. The pros & cons are important to consider before you buy a toilet in this guide because they give you a good idea of what to expect from each model.
As far as budget toilets go, Toto makes the best and most reliable models available. The Eco Drake gives you the most bang for your buck and depending on which finish you choose, it’s an absolute steal. At the time of this writing, the “Colonial White” finish costs much less than the other finishes.
The Eco Drake is a two-piece elongated toilet. The package includes the toilet and tank. The seat and lid are sold separately, though, mostly all affordable toilets that are worth buying don’t include a seat. One clear advantage of the Eco Drake is the water-efficient 1.28 GPF combined with Toto’s E-Max flushing system.
The flush assembly features a 3″ flush valve along with an oversized siphon jet and trapway. This make