Best American Standard Toilets 2021 (Reviews & Buying Guide)

When you are finding a new toilet for your home, you should consider a few things before you get overwhelmed by the various available options in the market. Here are some guidelines that will help you to find the right kind of toilet for your home:

  • Look at the bowl shape, the height of the toilet, and the style.
  • Consider the option of getting a water-saving toilet.
  • Check the flush power rating system.
  • Read the installation process.

Among many of the brands on the market today, American Standard Company makes the search for a quality toilet product easy and affordable. The various types of toilets, such as one-piece, two-piece, round, elongated, compact, right height, and standard, are available to choose from in their various categories. Here at Toiletsman, we have listed the five best and most popular American Standard toilets for you to consider when choosing a toilet system.

The Best American Standard Toilets


Cadet 3

Options, options, and more options.

Toilet TypeWater UsageDimensions (in.)MaterialSeat HeightWeight
One/Two-piece, Round/ Elongated1.28 GPF28 ¼ x 15 ¾ x 30 ¾Vitreous China16.5 inches105 lbs

The American Standard Cadet 3 toilet is one of the most popular toilets on the market today. It’s an all around winner for most people’s needs. For this reason, it’s often used in commercial settings, as well as residential.

The Cadet 3 has a reliable and quiet flush, 1.28 GPF, and an EverClean surface.

Another plus is that it’s full of options. The Cadet 3 comes in round or elongated, and one or two piece versions. This is helpful for a variety of situations, like small bathrooms, for instance. But keep in mind, certain Cadet models are slightly different as one or two-piece toilets. For instance, certain Flowise and Compact Cadet 3 models can come as different builds.

The warranty is excellent as well. There’s a lifetime warranty on chinaware, 5 year warranty on all mechanical parts, and 1 year warranty on seat.

The Cadet 3 is favorable in terms of price as well. Depending on where you purchase it from and what specific model you choose, you’re typically looking at a range of $350 – $500.

American Standard Cadet 3 2988101.020 pictured

Pros and Cons of the Cadet 3

  • Option heavy
  • ADA compliant and WaterSense certified
  • 2⅛ trapway, making clogs less likely
  • Perfect MaP score of 1000
  • Lots of plastic components, which could lead to easy damage

H2Option

Dual flush and affordable.

Toilet TypeWater UsageDimensions (in.)MaterialSeat HeightWeight
Two-piece, Elongated/ Round1.28 / 0.92 GPF29 ¾ x 15 x 30Vitreous China15 inches70.1 lbs

This gravity-flush toilet displays impressive water consumption efficiency through both its engineering and dual flush system. The two-piece design has .92 and 1.28 GPF options that give the user complete control over how much water they use.

What’s more, the H2Option comes with an EverClean surface finish that prevents the onset of stains, bacteria, mold, and other unwanted unsanitary particles. American Standard also equipped the H2Option with a siphon jet bowl technology and a PowerWash rim of a highly effective flushing system.

Also convenient is the limited warranty on the china and mechanical components of the toilet. Finally, users will appreciate the glazed trapway as the design prevents clogging and makes maintenance easier.

Like most models, there are still a few downsides: a MaP score of 600, a standard 2 inch trapway, and a bit difficult to install (even though it’s very lightweight).

All that said, it’s reasonably priced and comes from a very trusted brand.

American Standard H2Option 2887218.020 pictured

Pros and Cons of the H2Option

  • Convenient dual flush option
  • Highly efficient
  • Limited lifetime warranty for china
  • Difficult to install
  • MaP score of 600
  • Not ADA compliant

Optum VorMax

High seat and great warranty.

Toilet TypeWater UsageDimensions (in.)MaterialSeat HeightWeight
Two-piece, Elongated1.28 GPF30.6 x 18.06 x 30.81Vitreous China17 inches92 lbs

This is one of the best toilets that we’ve reviewed on ToiletsMan. Right off the bat, this is one of the most comfortable models coming from American Standard. With a 17 inch seat height, it’s more convenient than your traditional toilet, especially for people with mobility issues.

By using 20% less water than most toilets, the Optum VorMax is WaterSense certified, and yet it doesn’t sacrifice power for savings. Moreover, it still performs remarkably well at cleaning the bowl and ejecting waste thanks to its jetted scrub.

Another thing that aids in keeping the bowl clean and more hygienic is the CleanCurve rim design that lacks any hidden grooves that may favor debris and particle buildup. Furthermore, American Standard uses its popular EverClean surface known for its stain and bacteria resistance.

The standard 12-inch rough-in makes it fit in any traditional full bathroom setup. The use of vitreous china is a bonus, as is the sleek-looking chrome-plated lever. Some users might also appreciate the telescoping seat feature as it offers a neat way to conceal the seat’s edges.

American Standard Optum VorMax 707AA101.020 pictured

Pros and Cons of the Optum VorMax

  • CleanCurve rim
  • Simple installation
  • Antimicrobial bowl coating
  • ADA compliant and WaterSense approved
  • MaP score of 1000
  • Very affordable

Yorkville

Pressure-assisted and easy installation.

Toilet TypeWater UsageDimensions (in.)MaterialSeat HeightWeight
Two-piece, Elongated1.6 GPF29 ¾ x 20 ½ x 24 ¼Vitreous China15 inches107 lbs

Slightly noisier than your average toilet, the Yorkville model is one of the most powerful ones on the market. Unfortunately, it can cause some auditory discomfort, particularly at night.

With that said, the pressure-assisted flushing system does have some situational uses you might want to consider. The compressed air helps the Yorkville model achieve a 1.6 GPF rating with superior expulsion power.

The presence of the EverClean surface is excellent for maintaining hygiene, while the Speed Connect coupling system makes the installation process very easy, even for the inexperienced buyer.

Despite being clearly heavy compared to most alternative models, it’s also very balanced and durable, featuring only premium materials and a strong build.

American Standard Yorkville 2878016.020 pictured

Pros and Cons of the Yorkville

  • Powerful flushes
  • Easy installation
  • Hygienic
  • Loud
  • High price point
  • Not a great warranty

Champion 4

Good price, good warranty.

Toilet TypeWater UsageDimensions (in.)MaterialSeat HeightWeight
One-piece, Elongated1.28 GPF29 ¾ x 17 ¾ x 28 ⅛Vitreous China15 inches111 lbs

The Champion 4 is another heavy hitter from American Standard. Similar to the Cadet 3, it has a great deal of options when it comes to bowl shape and one/two-piece.

For instance, if you need an ADA-compliant version, you’ll need to get the two-piece. Similarly if you want the Champion 4 in a round version.

The warranty is top notch here too. It has a 10 year warranty. Not lifetime, but the warranty covers the entire toilet.

As for price, you can expect to see a range of $250 – $500. The one-piece version is typically more on the expensive side of that range.

One potential downside with this toilet is that it isn’t sold in all states. You’ll want to check in your specific state to make sure it’s available for purchase.

American Standard Champion 4 2004314.02 pictured

Pros and Cons of the Champion 4

  • Certain versions allow for a wealth of preferences
  • 2⅓ trapway, which allows for very low risk of clogging
  • 10 year warranty that covers most everything
  • A bit heavy
  • Depending on the version, it can be higher-than-average price.

Town Square

Goodbye clogs, hello beautiful design.

Toilet TypeWater UsageDimensions (in.)MaterialSeat HeightWeight
One and Two-piece, Elongated1.28 GPF30 ¼ x 16 ⅛ x 30 9/16Vitreous China16.5 inches116.4 lbs

Perhaps the most distinguishing element of the Town Square is actually the look of it. It’s reminiscent of the Kohler Kathryn. The old, yet classy style is felt with both toilets.

This one piece version allows for easier cleaning. However, like many one-piece toilets, it’s cumbersome to maneuver, so you’ll need two people for installation if you plan on doing that yourself.

The Town Square is a Right Height toilet, so it meets ADA requirements. Additionally, because it uses only 1.28 GPF, it’s also WaterSense certified.

From a technical standpoint, this model has a 3 inch flush valve and 2⅛ inch trapway. This combination means is that it’s great at flushing without getting clogged up.

If we had to pick on the Town Square, we would pick on the price. It’s higher than the typical toilet, running between $650 – $950 depending on options. That said, it’s not your typical toilet, it’s much more than that.

American Standard Town Square 2851A104.020 pictured

Pros and Cons of the Town Square

  • Perfect MaP score of 1000
  • Beautiful crown molding design
  • Lifetime warranty on chinaware
  • Two-person installation
  • More expensive compared to many other toilets

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