Best Inverter Generators 2017

After spending over 30 hours researching more than 11 inverter generators and testing three, we’ve found that the Honda EU2000i is the best portable generator for camping, tailgating, working outside, or providing basic backup power in emergencies.

At a Glance:  Best Inverter Generators Reviewed

  1. Honda EU2000i (1600 watts running/2000W startup)
  2. Wen 56200i (1600 watts running/2000W startup) *CARB compliant
  3. Yamaha EF2000iSv2 (1600 watts running/2000W startup) *CARB compliant
  4. Briggs & Stratton P2200 (1700 watts running/2200W startup)
  5. Yamaha EF3000is (2800 watts running/3000W startup)
  6. Honda Handi Inverter (2800 watts running/3000W startup)
  7. Champion 75531i (2800 watts running/3100W startup)
  8. Briggs & Stratton P3000 (2600 watts running/3000W startup)
  9. Yamaha EF2400iSCH (2000 watts running/2400W startup)
  10. Westinghouse WH2200iXLT (1800 running watts/2200W startup)
  11. Wen 56310i (2800 watts running/3000W startup) *CARB compliant
  12. Yamaha EF4500iSE (4000 watts running/4500W startup)


Champion 100261 - 3100 Watt Electric Start Inverter Generator w/ RV Plug & Wireless Remote

Model: 100261  $999.00

Honda EU2000i - 1600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator

Model: EU2000IA1 $999.00

Honda EU2000 & EU2000 Inverter Companion Kit with Parallel Cables

Model: EGD-HONDA2000KIT $2,140.00

Champion 100233 - 3100 Watt Inverter Generator w/ RV Plug

Model: 100233 $849.00

Honda EU7000is - 5500 Watt Electric Start Portable Inverter Generator

Model: EU7000IS $599.00

Honda EU2000IKC Companion - 1600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator (50 state model)

Model: EU2000IKC COMPANION $1,099.00

Honda EU3000i - 2800 Watt Portable Inverter Generator (50 state model)

Model: EU3000ISAC $1,999.00

Champion 100263 - 3100 Watt Dual Fuel Inverter Generator w/ RV Plug

Model: 100263 $1,099.00

Champion 75537i - 2800 Watt Electric Start Inverter Generator w/ RV Plug & Wireless Remote

Model: 75537I $899,00

Honda EU2000 Companion 1600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator w/ Parallel

Cables Kit Model: Companion-Kit  $1,139.00

Honda EU3000i Handi 2600 Watt Portable Inverter Generator (50 State Model)

Model: EU3000IHAC HAND  $2,299.00

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