The price range of the highest-rated and most commonly reviewed snowblowers online starts as low as $200 and can climb over $1,000 as of March 2015. A few of the most popular snowblower brands, based on Amazon.com consumer reviews and research done by Consumer Reports, are Toro, Troy-Bilt, and Ariens.
Consumer Reports offers a straightforward buying guide to snowblowers. This guide gives a general overview of snowblowers, how to spot quality machines and how to make an educated snowblower purchase. These factors affect the machine's price and have a direct effect on the cost of the machine's maintenance over time.