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Weber vs Napoleon Grills – Battle of Big Brands

Weber is the gold standard of charcoal grills but their gas grills aren’t anything to scoff at. Of course, since it is such a reputable brand, most Weber models come with a high price tag. Which is probably why the Napoleon brand has slowly becoming quite popular among outdoor chefs. This company is Canada’s answer to Weber. Their grills are comparable to the Weber ones in terms of performance and quality of construction. Even better, they usually cost a lot lower. Because these brands offer a lot of similar products, we decided to do a showdown. We’ve picked three types of gas grills to compare – portable, mid-sized, and built-in models. Using testing and research, we compare two models from Napoleon and Weber in each category to find out which ones are going to cool best in your backyard.

1. Weber Q2200 vs Napoleon TravelQ Pro 285 

Weber Q2200 Gas Grill
Price: $269.00
You save: $50.99 (16%) (16 %)
  • Sales Rank is 9
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 9.5 points

Main Features

  • Total cooking area = 280 Square Inches
  • Stainless steel burner puts out 12,000 BTU-per-hour
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates
  • Electronic ignition with built in thermometer
  • Two folding work tables
  • Dimensions - Lid Closed and Tables Out (inches): 15.5"H x 51.4"W x 19.5"D
  • 3D interactive assembly instructions for this product are available through the free BILT app.
29.5" TravelQ Pro 285 Propane Grill
Price: $299.00
  • Sales Rank is 145
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 8.5 points

Main Features

  • 2 burner portable grill with up to 12,000 BTUs
  • Total cooking area: 285 sq. In
  • Dual stainless steel burners for direct and indirect grilling
  • Porcelain zed cast iron wave cooking grids for consistent, even heat
  • Long lasting weather guard high top cast aluminum lid


Our Verdict: the Napoleon TravelQ Pro 285 is the perfect choice for a portable electric grill.

  • Cooking Area: 280 sq in against 285 sq in
  • Number of burners 1 vs 2
  • BTU per hour: 12000 BTU vs 12000 BTU

These two portable grills both perform exceptionally well. The cast aluminum lid along with the porcelain coated cast iron cooking grates ensure excellent heat retention and distribution. Both grills have split grates that enable you to switch out one for a compatible griddle which increases the versatility of the units. However, the Napoleon model edges out the Weber Q2200 for several reasons. The TravelQ Pro 285 has a slightly bigger cooking capacity and two independently controlled burners. These enable you to cook more food as well as do some indirect cooking. Plus, this grill is much lighter at only 28.5 lbs despite being much larger. It is much easier to transport from the car to the beach and back.


2.Weber Spirit S210 vs Napoleon Rogue 485

Weber 46100001 Spirit S210 Liquid Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
Price: --
  • Sales Rank is 271
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 9.3 points

Main Features

  • Two stainless steel burners put out 26,500 BTU-per-hour
  • 360 -square inch of cooking area and 90 -square inch for warming
  • Porcelain-enameled, cast-iron cooking grates and porcelain-enameled Flavorizer bars
  • Electronic Crossover ignition system starts with the push of a button; Stainless steel lid, Door
  • Assembled dimensions with the lid open 63-inch by 50-inch by 32-inch
Napoleon Grills Rogue 425 Propane Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
Price: --
  • Sales Rank is 393
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 9.2 points

Main Features

  • Stainless Steel wave cooking grids
  • Infrared sizzle Zone side burner
  • Space saving folding shelves
  • Jetfire ignition system
  • 45, 000 BTU's


Our Verdict: It depends. It all boils down on what your grilling needs are.

  • Cooking Area: 450 sq in against 625 sq in
  • User Satisfaction score: 4.0 against 3.8
  • Number of burners: 2 vs 4
  • BTU per hour: 26500 BTU vs 45000 BTU

Obviously, the Napoleon Rogue 425 is a much bigger grill with more power. It has 425 square inches of primary cooking space and a total cooking area of 625 square inches. It features 4 stainless steel burners including an efficient Infrared Sizzle Zone side burner which have a total output of 45000 BTU. The porcelain-coated cast iron cooking grates are excellent at transferring heat while the stainless steel construction provides durability. Foldable side shelves provide extra work space but still keeps the grill compact. Of course, the same could be said for the Spirit S210 from Weber. Stainless steel construction, porcelain-enameled, cast iron cooking grates, and foldable side shelves. This unit is much smaller with only 2 burners and 360 square inches of primary cooking space which makes this an ideal option if you don’t have much space to spare in your backyard. That being said, each burner in the Weber is much more powerful compared to the ones in the Napoleon. Both grills generally perform the same so your choice will be dependent on how big a grill you need. The Napoleon Rogue 425 is best if you like cooking for big groups while the Weber Spirit S210 is the perfect choice if space is a premium and you only cook for small groups.


3.Weber Genesis II S-435 vs Napoleon Prestige 500

Weber Stephen Company 67006001 Genesis II S-435 NG Grill, Stainless Steel
Price: $1,249.00
You save: $200.99 (14%) (14 %)
  • Sales Rank is 5
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 8.7 points

Main Features

  • This product is a Natural Gas unit and you must have Natural Gas plumbed out to your patio or deck to be able to use this grill; If you do not have Natural Gas plumbed, please look at our selection of Propane barbecues
  • GS4 high performance grilling system featuring infinity ignition, high-performance burners, stainless steel flavorizer bars and a grease management system
  • 4 stainless steel high-performance burners, 1 side burner and 1 sear station burner deliver up to 69,000 BTUs of combined output
  • 7mm diameter solid stainless steel rod cooking grates provide superior heat retention
  • Ample Cooking Surface. Up to 844 sq in, including the tuck-away warming rack.
  • Compatible with iGrill 3. The iGrill 3 monitors food from beginning to end, and notifies you once it has reached the perfect temperature
  • 3D interactive assembly instructions for this product are available through the free BILT app.
  • 10 year warranty, 100% Weber guarantee
Napoleon Grills Prestige 500 Natural Gas Grill, Stainless Steel
Price: --
  • Sales Rank is 108
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 9.3 points

Main Features

  • This product is a Natural Gas unit and you must have Natural Gas plumbed out to your patio or deck to be able to use this grill; If you do not have Natural Gas plumbed, please look at our selection of Propane barbecues
  • Stainless Steel WAVE Cooking Grids
  • Heavy Duty Rotisserie Kit included
  • Soft Touch Control Knobs
  • JETFIRE Ignition System
  • Prestige All Season Cookbook and ACCU-PROBE Temperature Gage included


Our Verdict: If you’re going to go big, then it better be the Weber Genesis II 435.

  • Cooking area: 844 square inches vs 760 square inches
  • User Satisfaction score 4.8 against 4.4
  • Number of burners: 6 vs 6
  • BTU per hour: 48000 BTU vs 48000 BTU

The Napoleon Prestige 500 is undoubtedly a badass grill. It has the capacity to cook 30 burgers at a time using the 4 main burners alone. It also comes with an infrared rear burner and an infrared side burner. And have we mentioned the included rotisserie kit? Talk about versatiltity. This model features stainless steel construction, a total cooking area of 760 square inches, and a maximum output of 48,000 BTU from the main burners alone. So, why go with Weber? Well, any griller worth his salt (like we are) will tell you that the Genesis II 435 offers much more than that. It has grates with 7mm stainless steel rods for excellent heat retention and transfer. It comes with a sear station burner, a side burner, and 4 stainless steel burners in the main compartment. And while it as stainless steel construction as well, this model comes with a 10-year warranty. When it comes to bang for your buck, you can’t go wrong with the Genesis II 435.


4.Weber Summit S-460 vs Napoleon LEX 605

Weber Summit S-460 Built-In Natural Gas in Stainless Steel Grill
Price: $2,299.00
  • Sales Rank is 34
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 9.4 points

Main Features

  • This product is a Natural Gas unit and you must have Natural Gas plumbed out to your patio or deck to be able to use this grill; If you do not have Natural Gas plumbed, please look at our selection of Propane barbecues
  • 4 Stainless steel burners
  • 48,800 BTU-per-hour input
  • 10,600 BTU-per-hour input sear burner
  • 6,800 BTU-per-hour input smoker burner and stainless steel smoker box
  • 4 Stainless steel burners
  • 48,800 BTU-per-hour input
  • 10,600 BTU-per-hour input sear burner
  • 6,800 BTU-per-hour input smoker burner and stainless steel smoker box
  • 10,600 BTU-per-hour input infrared rear-mounted rotisserie burner
Napoleon LEX 605 Built-In Grill with Infrared Rotisserie (BILEX605RBINSS), Natural Gas
Price: --
  • Sales Rank is 85
  • Department: Lawn & Patio
  • Weight:

Our Summary Score: 9.3 points

Main Features

  • With 850 Square Inches of grilling space and 79500 BTUs there is plenty of space to grill for a crowd or to make a big and elaborate meal for your family
  • The single Ceramic Infrared Bottom Burner provides intense heat for spectacular searing. The ceramic brick heats until it is red-hot in seconds and provides the mose incredible sear for steaks and so much more.
  • Ceramic Infrared Rear Burner provides intense heat and is ideal for delicious rotisserie grilled meals. The extraordinary heat produces the perfect outside while the interior of the meat self bastes for succulent meals.
  • Grill well after dark, the beautiful iGlow control knobs shine blue for nighttime grilling.
  • Stainless steel construction will stand up to all sorts of weather, shrugging off corrosion.
  • Ignite the LEX 605 Gas Barbecue Grill instantly with the battery free ignition. This failsafe JETFIRE ignition system lights burners immediately with a jet of flame.
  • The thick stainless steel cooking grids are virtually maintenance free and the unique wave shape provides even heating, prevents food from falling through, and produces exceptional sear marks.
  • The heavy duty lid is made with two interior layers to hold in heat and create a convective, oven-like area inside your BBQ


Our Verdict: Weber

  • Cooking area: 580 square inches vs 850 square inches
  • User Satisfaction score 3.8 against 4.1
  • Number of burners: 6 (4 12200 BTU, 1 10600 BTU, 1 6,800 BTU) vs 5 (3 16000 BTU, 1 12500 BTU, 1 13,500 BTU)
  • BTU per hour: 66200 BTU vs 48000 BTU

The Napoleon LEX 605 is incredibly huge for a built-in gas grill. With its powerful burners and large cooking capacity, you can easily feed a football team with this baby. The stainless steel build with its chrome accents look very classy. And the heavy duty stainless steel “Wave” grates are great for transferring and retaining heat. Plus, this model is a lot more affordable, especially when compared to the Weber S-460. This one is smaller. Its burners are less powerful. And it’s more expensive. So, why did we end up with the Weber anyway? When it comes to grills, you’ll want something incredibly durable, especially at this price point. And the Weber wins that hands down.