Car vacuums are handy tools that allow people to keep their car clean. All of us spend a good amount of time behind the wheel during the week, so all kinds of things can end up on the floorboards or down in the seats. Everything from dirt, leaves and French fries can end up littering the car, and if you have a pet, then pet hair is probably lurking as well.
When some people decide to find a tool for cleaning out their car, however, they just end up purchasing the first vehicle vacuum they find, without giving any consideration to its power or features. And that can result in them buying an inferior product. In order to help car owners avoid that mistake and the best vacuum for their vehicle, we’ve listed ten of the best models that we think are pretty good.
Best Car Vacuums – Reviews & Buying Guide
10Black & Decker Flex 12-Volt Corded Vacuum
This car vacuum is designed to make short work of dirt, dust, and debris that might be lurking on the floorboards or in the seats of a person’s car. This model plugs into a 12-Volt DC adapter that plugs into the vehicle’s cigarette lighter, so as long as the vehicle’s battery is good, then this vacuum will work. This model uses cyclonic action that helps to spin debris away from the device’s filter, so it can retain its suction for longer periods of time. And since it only weighs about 19-ounces, it’s lightweight enough for just about everyone to use.
- Plugs into 12-Volt cigarette lighter
- Has good power
- Doesn’t have a blower for blowing debris
9Dyson V7 Car & Boat Cordless Handheld
Dyson has long been known to produce some pretty good household vacuums, so it shouldn’t be too much of a surprise that they’ve started creating some great vehicle vacuums. This cord-free model is easy to use and doesn’t require the car owner to worry about keeping track of the power cord or adapters in order to use it. This product has a Lithium-ion battery that allows it to perform for up to 30-minutes at a time without a reduction in suction. And since this vacuum also has a dirt ejector built-into it, the user never has to worry about their hands coming into contact with dirt.
- Doesn’t require adapters or power cords to work
- Maintains constant suction
- Has a built-in dirt ejector
- Vacuum only retains power for 30-minutes before needing to be recharged
8Nulaxy Portable Wet/Dry Vacuum
This inexpensive wet/dry vacuum is not only capable of sucking up dirt and small particles but is also capable of sucking up liquids as well. Although it doesn’t pick up finer particles such as dust as well as we would have liked, it still does a pretty good job with most everything else. This product features a HEPA filter, has a 16.4-foot power cord and is very lightweight, too. Overall, it’s a decent vacuum that works pretty well.
- This product isn’t too loud
- Has decent suction
- Can vacuum both dirt and liquids up
- Doesn’t vacuum dust up as well as it does other debris
7Black & Decker Dustbuster Cordless Vacuum
This quality product from Black & Decker has all of the tools that a person needs to keep their car nice and clean. This model uses cyclonic action that can suck up all kinds of different dirt particles and prevents its filter from getting clogged. This keeps this vacuum from losing power as it’s being used. This product also has a rechargeable battery that really holds a charge and doesn’t take a long time to charge. Although this unit’s charger doesn’t work as well as we had hoped it would’ve, we still found this vacuum to be a very good one for cleaning out a car.
- Has good suction
- Has a long lasting battery
- Charger can be a bit flaky
6Dirt Devil Scorpion Handheld Vacuum
This handheld car vacuum might be lightweight, but it provides a great deal of suction. This product only weighs 4-pounds, but it’s capable of sucking up a variety of debris including dirt, dust, crackers, and yes, even French fries. This model has a 15-foot power cord, so the user has the reach they need for cleaning their vehicle, and it has a filter that’s easy to remove. Although this vacuum is extremely loud, it’s an inexpensive model that does a pretty good job. That makes it good for people looking for a budget vacuum that does a pretty good job.
- This model is lightweight
- Provides a great deal of suction
- Vacuum is very loud
5This Worx For Car Vacuum
Although we can’t say that we’re all that happy with this product’s name or the fact that it sounds like a buzz saw while it’s being operated, we can say that we’re fairly happy with the vacuuming power it has. It might not be the vacuum with the most suction in its class, but it does do a good job on the small types of debris that can typically be found on the floorboards of a car. We’re also happy with its 16-foot power cord that provides plenty of reach for cleaning. All things considered, even though there might be things we’d like to improve on this vacuum, we still think it’s a pretty good model.
- This model is inexpensive
- It does a decent job of vacuuming
- It’s easy to use
- This model is extremely loud
4Hotor Corded High-Power Vacuum
Okay, I’ll be the first to admit it. When I first saw the name of this vacuum I thought that it was named after Hodor from Game of Thrones. Fortunately, I was wrong and this vacuum is actually made by Hotor. Having said that, I do have to also admit that I was pretty happy with the performance of this model. Not only did it have a handy LED light that illuminated the working area as it was being used, but it also did a great job of actually vacuuming. Sure, it can be a little messy to empty out, but I think few people would argue that this product didn’t have some great suction.
- This model has good suction
- It’s easy-to-use
- Has a built-in LED light
- It’s messy to empty out this vacuum
3Bissel Pet Hair Eraser Handheld Corded
Although this model from Bissell may have been originally designed as an upholstery vacuum for people with pets, it actually works extremely well as a vehicle vacuum as well. That’s because it has all of the features you would want in a model designed to vacuum your car. It has a 4-Amp motor that provides more than enough suction, it has a 16-foot power cord that gives the user the reach they need to do their entire vehicle, and it has a dirt cup capacity of 0.78-liter. And it also features a rubber nozzle that does an awesome job pulling hair away from a car’s upholstery.
- Has great suction
- Is specifically designed to handle pet hair
- Works well on vehicle upholstery
- This vacuum’s side vents tend to blow debris away from it
2Reserwa 5th Generation Vacuum Cleaner
Anyone looking for an inexpensive vacuum that does a good job of sucking up dirt and debris in their vehicle is probably going to want to take a look at this model. Although this product doesn’t pick up pet hair very well, it can pick up just about any other type of small debris quite easily. This model can be used either as a wet or a dry vacuum and comes with a number of accessories. The accessories that come with it include a manual, a cleaning brush, a carry bag, a HEPA filter, and a long tube. This is just about everything a person needs for car cleaning day.
- It’s an inexpensive vacuum
- Has a decent amount of suction
- Comes with accessories
- It doesn’t handle pet hair very well
1Baronage Corded Portable Auto Vacuum
There are so many good things to say about this auto vac that it’s hard to know where to start, so we’ll just begin with its motor. This auto vacuum features an upgraded motor that not only picks up dirt, but can also pick up sand, leaves, French fries, and pet hair as well. It also features a 16.4-foot power cord that provides plenty of reach for the user, and it has a high-quality HEPA filter that can be detached and easily washed. And since this product can be used for both wet and dry messes, now there’s no excuse for anyone to have a dirty vehicle.
- Has a great deal of suction power
- It’s easy to use
- Doesn’t cost a whole lot
- Has a long power cord
- Capacity of this auto vac could’ve been better