Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE Review

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion holds its own against our best gas grill picks.

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE
(Image: © Future)

Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The RoadTrip X-cursion isn't just great for road trips, it's an ideal pick for any occasion that requires a portable grill.


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    Easy to assemble and store

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    Provides more power than expected


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    No built-in thermometer

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In our Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE review, we were quite impressed with how well this particular grill held its own against our top picks for the best gas grills. Whilst you won't necessarily get the same experience as the best grill available with the Coleman, you will get every dollar's worth out of your purchase if you decide to pick one up. 

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J. D. Chadwick

J D. Chadwick worked at Top Ten Reviews between 2008 and 2018. He was an expert in software and covered everything from antivirus programs, software and apps, power tools and outdoor grills. The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE was one of the gas grills he reviewed during that time, and he tested the Coleman's cooking performance, heat consistency and ease of use to see whether it matched up to some of the best units on the market. 

Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE review: Assembly & design

Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE fully assembled and standing upright

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion is our pick for most portable grill. (Image credit: Future)

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE's form factor is a huge boon. It’s compact and lightweight. This makes it easy to assemble, store, use, and clean. It only took about 45 minutes to fully put this particular unit together, so it's easy to see why we called it the most portable gas grill.

For a grill that’s made of plastic and stainless steel, it's remarkably stable. Its legs are easily folded to take up as little space as possible when not in use. It has plastic wheels that allow you to move it once it’s set up easily. All this makes it an ideal grill for camping, picnicking, tailgating or any activity that calls for a portable cooking device.

For a grill at this size and price point, we were expecting it to have grill grates made of stainless steel—instead, it boasts superior, enamel-coated, cast iron grates. These grates definitely improve the cooking experience, but their design does make it a bit difficult to fully close the lid when in use. 

Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE review: Cooking experience

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE cooking plates

The grill plates on the RoadTrip X-cursion are made of cast iron. (Image credit: Future)

Surprisingly, if you use all the available space, you can cook up to eight burgers at a time on this portable grill. But that’s a tight fit. We wouldn’t recommend cooking more than six to have space to properly flip the burgers when they’re ready.

Those cast-iron gates we mentioned above are good for retaining heat and preventing the meat from sticking and distributing heat through food more evenly, so you should have a decent cooking experience. That being said, the temperature the grill produced did vary, so you'll still need to pay attention to your food whilst cooking. 

Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE review: Heat consistency

The burner dials on the Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion wasn’t great in our heat consistency test. (Image credit: Future)

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE provides a fairly impressive amount of heat for a grill its size—about 20,000 Btu—which is a lot when compared to the other portable grill we tested, the Cuisinart Petit Gourmet, which only produces about 5,500 Btu.

Unfortunately, there is no built-in thermometer on this grill, so there's a bit of guesswork involved when it comes to pre-heat time and proper cooking temperature.

We tested heat consistency by using an infrared heat gun to gauge the temperature at seven, 14, and 21 minutes; only one other grill was more inconsistent during this test.

Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE review: Warranty

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion grill being wheeled along.

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion is easy to transport, clean and store. (Image credit: Future)

The Coleman RoadTrip X-cursion LXE grill has a three-year warranty period for both the burners and other parts. This is a middling length when compared to the five-year warranty you get from our top pick and the one-year warranty that comes with some of the lower-rated grills we reviewed.

The RoadTrip X-cursion is an aptly named gas grill. You can take it on the road and rely on it to work and provide a good grilling experience. It has some flaws, such as the lack of a built-in thermometer, but the stable construction and impressive cast iron grates make it a good choice for tailgating, camping, or taking over to a friend’s house for a grilling party.

J.D. Chadwick

J.D. Chadwick started writing articles for Top Ten Reviews 2008, and left the team in 2018 after filling the role of Multimedia Editor. A keen video creator, and expert in software, he was one of the most prolific members of the old TTR team, authoring articles on things like antivirus software, video editing apps, and more.