Best Dyson vacuum cleaners 2023: Jump Menu
00. The top 3 ↴
01. Best overall: Dyson V15 Detect
02. Best cheap Dyson vacuum: Dyson V7 Absolute
03. Best trigger-less Dyson vacuum: Dyson Gen5detect
04. Best back-up Dyson vacuum: Dyson Omni-Glide
05. Best premium Dyson vacuum: Dyson V11 Absolute
06. Best compact Dyson vacuum: Dyson V8 Absolute
07. Best upright Dyson vacuum: Dyson Light Ball Multi-Floor
08. Best corded Dyson vacuum: Dyson Big Ball Animal 2
09. Best Dyson V11 dupe: Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute
10. Best handheld Dyson vacuum: Dyson V7 Trigger
11. Best robot Dyson vacuum: Dyson 360 Eye Heurist
12. How we test
The best Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners have helped reinvent home cleaning. With its powerful suction, innovative bagless technology and futuristic design, the V8 kicked things off – previous Dyson cordless vacs were great for their time but rather underpowered, and we're now up to the V15, which has a laser in it. But which Dyson cordless vac should YOU buy?
If you're shopping for a new Dyson vacuum, you'll soon see that cordless isn’t the only type on offer: the company also sells excellent upright, handheld and cylinder vacuums. However, the cordless Dyson vacuums are very much the brand's main focus now. In theory, development of new corded Dyson vacs seemingly ceased for has good. Some are intended to be the best cordless vacuum cleaner you can possibly buy, and others are aimed at smaller niches, from cleaning your car, to letting people on a budget own a Dyson.
In this guide, we’ll help you choose the Dyson vacuum cleaner for your space and budget – whether that's a nifty cordless Dyson to tackle the nooks and crannies of your home, a powerful cylinder model for large areas, or something even more portable for the inside of your car. The best vacuum cleaner for you can be found here… so long as it's a Dyson you're after.
We've found the cheapest prices as well. We’re constantly searching for the best Dyson deals, and you’ll also find today’s best sales, offers and discounts below.
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The top three
The best Dyson cordless vacuum
The Dyson V15 Detect is the best Dyson vacuum cleaner overall, and its best cordless option. It has genuinely useful features and cleaning power that's superior to its predecessors.
Best cheap option
The best cheap Dyson vacuum
If you want a decent Dyson for cheap, the Dyson V7 Absolute is the best affordable option. It's brilliant value for money and does a flawless job, especially in small spaces.
Best Dyson vacuum cleaners 2023 ranking
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The best Dyson vacuum overall
With the V15 Detect Dyson has made some significant improvements to power and added a laser – yes a laser – to create its latest and greatest flagship vac. Where other cordless vacs have long had mere headlights to illuminate dark areas and reveal just how much dust lies there, Dyson uses a laser to do the same task – and the results are borderline horrifying. Still, that's good motivation to keep using this vac.
A set of excellent cleaning heads is headed up by the laser head, which is primarily for hard floors. The 'High Torque' head – no laser in this one, alas – is more of an all-rounder, adjusting its suction power based on the surface it's on and, supposedly, how dirty it is. There's also a powered upholstery tool with a clever corkscrew design that means long pet and human hairs don't get tangled in it. It's also scarily proficient at sucking up charging cables, so watch out for that.
Dyson really has thought of everything with this vacuum cleaner. It's the complete package, the best cordless vacuum cleaner in town, and now a T3 Award winner, to boot.
Read our full Dyson V15 Detect review
The best cheap Dyson vacuum
Less powerful than the V8 below, despite looking almost identical to it, the V7 is the best cheap Dyson cordless vac. An upgrade a few years ago means it now comes with multiple cleaning heads and a very handy 'reach under' tool. As its name implies, this lets you reach beneath beds, wardrobes, sofas and anything with legs, by adding a bending portion to the main suction tube. We believe Shark had this idea first, and it works really well.
Suction is fine for cleaning surfaces and hard floors, although a maximum 100AW of power is a bit lacking for deeper carpets.
Read our full Dyson V7 Absolute review
The best trigger-less Dyson vacuum
A new release in 2023, the Dyson Gen5detect is a powerful cordless stick vacuum which has absolutely no triggers to speak of. This incredibly strong and professional vac is an absolute beast and outperforms many of its Dyson siblings and its competitors. It's got a flash design and has replaced the trigger with an on/off button which many people will be excited about.
The only negatives is that it's very expensive and a little heavy to hold and maneuver. But in spite of those snags, it's a pretty impressive vacuum that does the job and does it exceptionally well.
Read our full Dyson Gen5detect review
The best back-up Dyson vacuum
There is only one problem with the Dyson Omni-Glide: it sold out about 5 minutes after first going on sale, and has seldom been seen since. That's probably largely down to current, widespread issues involving microchips, materials and shipping. But it could also be testament to how excellent this zippy little stick is.
Used in upright mode it's an absolute delight, thanks to the motorised Omnidirectional twin roller head. This floats across the floor like a disco dancer crossed with a Dalek, moving effortlessly around obstacles, chair legs, pets and more. As a handheld, the light weight and compact design mean it's arguably even better. For stairs, surfaces, cars and confined spaces, there really is nothing better.
Now, if only we could find one…
Read our full Dyson Omni-Glide review
The best premium Dyson vacuum
The cordless Dyson V11 Absolute isn't just the best Dyson vacuum cleaner you can buy: it's the best on the market today, full stop. With extremely powerful suction, you’ll get a deeper clean, especially on thick carpet, thanks to the stiff nylon bristles and motorised head. It works just as well on hard floors too, with carbon fibre filaments that keep your floors looking clean without damaging them.
What makes the V11 special is the intelligent cleaning capability. It has three different cleaning modes that automatically change the motor speed, depending on the surface you’re cleaning, which enables you to move seamlessly through rooms without having to change floor heads, and also slightly extends battery life.
The battery life on the V11 Absolute is also impressive, giving you a good 60-minute run whilst on eco mode, so you can get the whole house done without worrying about running out of battery mid-clean. The handy LCD display gives you all the information you need, including time remaining, filter maintenance reminders and reports on any blockages. This model also comes with a torque floor head, a mini pet tool, a soft dusting brush, combo tool and an extra soft roller brush floor head for use on hard floors.
This outstanding cordless Dyson vacuum does, of course, come at a price. If you can do without the torque head, take a look at the Dyson V11 Animal – it's £100 cheaper. However, we'd say the torque head is what makes this cordless Dyson vacuum, so if you’ve got the cash, splash it on the V11 Absolute.
Read our full Dyson V11 review
The best compact Dyson vacuum
We're big fans of the Dyson V8 Absolute, but it has technically been discontinued – you can't buy it from Dyson anyway. So our top recommend from the V8 family is 2020's V8 Animal. With more power than the V7, it remains the best for handheld use – dusting, cleaning spills, doing your car, yacht or private jet – because it's so much smaller and better balanced than its more powerful siblings.
As with all Dyson cordless vacuums, the V8 Animal makes cleaning multiple areas of your home easy. It works well on a range of floor types, from carpet to hardwood – although it's more at home on hard floors and lighter carpets due to the reduced suction compared to the V11, but it is a step up in power from the V7. Pet owners are well served by the turbo brush attachment.
This model does have a slightly smaller bin size than the V11, so you’ll have to empty it more often – but it's incredibly lightweight, portable and easy to use. As mentioned, it's an especially good Dyson vacuum for cleaning your car or other vehicle, thanks to its compact size, light weight and range of attachments. It also has the power to clean quickly, unlike cheaper car vacs.
The V8 doesn’t have all the bells and whistles of the newer V11, but it remains an excellent cleaner. The fact it now comes with the very handy Reach Under attachment – as mentioned in the V7 review above – is another big plus mark for the V8 Animal.
Read our full Dyson V8 Absolute review