Everyone who has ever owned a new car remembers the look and the smell of its interior when they climbed in it for the first time. Unfortunately, as time drags on, that new car look and smell begins to fade, leaving the car owner a little bit disappointed with the inside of their vehicle. However, that can be easily fixed just by buying the right interior cleaner and using a little bit of elbow grease to bring the car’s interior back to its former glory.
Because we understand just how important it is to reclaim the inside of your vehicle, we decided to do some research and find out which ten products are the best at cleaning and restoring a vehicle’s interior. What we discovered are the ten best car interior cleaners available; Cleaners that we listed below for our reader’s informational needs.
Best Car Interior Cleaners – Reviews & Buying Guide
10Armor All Cleaning & Leather Care Wipes
This car interior cleaning set features two different containers that hold two different sets of wipes. The cleaning wipes are designed to handle the plastic and rubber interior surfaces of a vehicle, and they do an alright job in that regard. If there’s one area of the car that they can’t take care of its cloth-covered upholstery. The second container contains wipes designed for leather surfaces, and these wipes do an excellent job of cleaning and restoring leather. The two containers create an interior cleaning set that’s inexpensive, and they work pretty well for a lot of different types of cars.
- These wipes are inexpensive
- Do a great job cleaning leather
- Great for leather
- for everything else, not so much
9Meguiar’s G16216 Ultimate Interior Detailer
Car owners who are looking for a product that’s capable of cleaning interior car surfaces, and do it while leaving a beautiful satin finish at the same time, might want to take a look at this interior detailer cleaner from Meguiars. This product is safe to use on all interior surfaces including dashboards, center consoles, steering wheels, and navigation screens, and it leaves a durable finish that is never greasy. Although it does kind of stink to high heaven, it’s otherwise a great product that takes the work out of cleaning and leaves interior surfaces with UV protection.
- Does a great job of cleaning interior car surfaces
- Comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle
- Its smell is a bit overpowering
8Chemical Guy’s Leather Care Kit For Cars
This automobile leather cleaner and conditioner is designed to keep the leather interiors of cars in top condition, and it does do a pretty good job at fulfilling that purpose. It’s pH-balanced, so it cleans effectively, and it helps to preserve the leather’s natural durability and strength. Although we didn’t feel that the shine it leaves on the leather lasts as longs as it should have, we do feel that it’s an otherwise good product that doesn’t leave a soap-residue like other interior cleaners tend to do when they’re used for leather.
- Cleans leather well
- Conditions leather well
- Shine doesn’t last very long
7Chemical Guys Inner Clean Interior Detailer
When we reviewed this car interior cleaner, we found that it was a pretty mixed bag of pros and cons. On the positive side, it comes in an easy-to-use spray bottle, and it does do a great job as a wipe-down cleaner. What we mean by that statement, is that it’s great for removing dust and road grit from the interior of the vehicle. However, its downside is that it doesn’t remove oils and can’t deep-clean surfaces. And if it’s only going to be used as a wipe-down duster, then it’s a little bit more expensive than it should be.
- Is an excellent interior wipe-down product for dust
- It’s easy to spray on and use
- It doesn’t deep-clean surfaces
6Chemical Guys Total Interior Cleaner & Protectant
This is a product that’s designed to clean just about every surface in a car’s interior, although we do feel that it leaves some glass surfaces a bit spotty. Having said that, however, it does do a job of cleaning just about everything else. We tried it on leather and vinyl, on cloth and carpet, and on plastic, all with success. It was able to clean trim, chrome, rubber, dashboards, and even wood trim quite well. And while it cleaned these surfaces, it also disinfected them to destroy the bacteria that so many interior cleaners leave behind.
- Does a great job cleaning
- Is reasonably priced
- Leaves glass surfaces a bit spotty
5Griot’s Garage Interior Cleaner For Cars
This dye-free and fragrance-free interior cleaner are designed to clean just about any surface and do it quite well. This product comes in a 1-gallon container that provides good value for its price, and it doesn’t leave a white residue the way other cleaners can do. However, although it cleans extremely well, it doesn’t leave surfaces as shiny or glossy as perhaps they should be after being cleaned. Everything considered it’s a product that good for cleaning everything from the headliner to the carpet and do it quite easily.
- Doesn’t have a scent
- Cleans extremely well
- Doesn’t leave surfaces very glossy
4Turtle Wax ICE Premium Interior Cleaner & Protectant
This 3-piece cleaning kit has everything a person needs to clean the inside of their car, truck or SUV. It contains ICE Interior Cleaner & Protectant, and two microfiber towels that can be used with it. This kit will not only remove fingerprints and dust but will also remove oils, beverage stains, and food stains. It’s also formulated with special UV absorbers that prevent surfaces from cracking, fading, and/or drying out. And it neutralizes odors as well. It might only leave a matte finish, and not give surfaces the shine many car owners expect out of it, but it does clean well and leaves a nice clean scent in its wake.
- Has a pleasent smell to it
- Cleans very well
- It’s a matte cleaner, so it doesn’t leave a shine
3Car Guys Premium-Series Super Cleaner Kit
This product is one of the best interior cleaners we’ve had the pleasure of using. This product sprays on easily and is capable of cleaning just about any surface. It didn’t matter if we used it on canvas, vinyl or leather, or used it on plastic, rubber or wood trim because it just did its job very well. It was capable of removing bird poop, road tar, grit, grime, dust, and even fingerprint oil. And in each instance, it cleaned the surface and left a fresh scent. If we had one complaint with this product, it’s the fact that it came with only one cleaning towel. Other than that, it’s almost perfect.
- Cleans extremely well
- Has a pleasant scent to it
- Only comes with one towel
2Carfidant Ultimate Automotive Cleaner
This car detailing product is so good that the only complaint we think about it is that it only came with one microfiber towel, otherwise, it’s an awesome product. This cleaner is not only good for cleaning the inside of a vehicle, but it can also be used on the outside of the car as well. It works on just about any surface imaginable, and it gets rid of dirt and grime that other products are incapable of removing. And on top of all of that, it leaves a fresh scent that’s very impressive as well.
- Works on both interior and exterior car surfaces
- Cleans extremely well
- Only comes with one towel
1Shine Armor Cleaner All-Purpose Interior Cleaner
This product is designed to clean interior car surfaces quickly, effectively and without causing any damage to the surface being cleaned. This product comes in a handy spray bottle and is capable of wiping out dirt, grease, grime, and road tar without leaving a white residue or visible streaks. It also provides the surface with UV protection, so car owners don’t have to worry about those surfaces prematurely aging. And finally, it leaves a new car smell to the interior of the vehicle that is sure to make any car owner happy.
- Does an amazing cleaning job on car interiors
- Provides UV protection
- Leaves a beautiful shine
- Is a little expensive