Dyson V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11: Cordless Vacuum Comparison


Dyson have several different series of V model vacuums which are capable of picking up pet hair and of course general household mess.

Those are the V6, V7, V8, V10 and V11 series/models vacuums.

We’ve put together this Dyson Animal V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11 Vacuum Comparison Guide where we look at the main similarities and differences between the V series/model vacuums.

It’s worth noting that they feature amongst our best stick vacuums for pet hair.

Let’s take a better look at them!


(NOTE: this is a general information guide only, and is not professional advice, or a substitute for professional advice. A qualified vet or animal expert is the only person qualified to give you expert advice in regards to your pet/s)

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Dyson Animal V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11: Vacuum Comparison

If you prefer, you can go straight to viewing the Animals version of these vacs (specifically for pet owners) here:


*Note: these are the animal models.

You can view the Motorhead and Absolute models once you are through into Amazon too if you like.

There’s also a corded model in the V6 range, and a Torque Drive model in the V11 range.


Dyson V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11: Which Is Better/Which To Get?

The main difference between them is that the suction power increases from the V6 up to the V11, with the V11 being the most powerful of them all.

The battery life also generally increases too, as does the dust bin capacity (the V10 is estimated to have a 40% bigger bin capacity than the V8)

If cost isn’t an issue, the V11 models are a good option if you want that extra power. It has a special motor to allow it to spin with greater torque.

The V11 is estimated to be about 40% more powerful than the V8 range, and 20% more powerful than the V10 range.

The V11 is designed as the ‘most intelligent, powerful cordless vacuum. Twice the suction of any cordless vacuum.’

It intelligently optimises cleaning and run time, and auto adjusts between different floor surfaces.

The Torque Drive Model also has a real time intelligent LCD display and reporting for the vacuum – it reports on different cleaning statistics and data like performance, run time, maintenance alerts, and so on.

The V8 series might offer some of the best value for money overall in terms of performance, battery life and reliability/durability, followed closely by the V7 series.

The V10 is powerful, but how quickly the battery can drain can be an issue for some.


Dyson Animal V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11: Differences

The main differences between the different series’ are as follows:

The Cord Free V6 is the base model

The V6 Absolute, Motorhead and Animal are 75% more powerful than the Cord Free base model

The V6 series has a non motorised tool battery life of around 20 minutes, and a motorised tool battery life of around 5 minutes

The V7 series has 75% more brush bar power than the V6 series

The V7 series has a non motorised tool battery life of around 30 minutes, and a motorised tool battery life of around 5-10 minutes

The V8 series has 150% more brush bar power than the V6 series

The V8 series has a non motorised tool battery life of around 40 minutes, and a motorised tool battery life of around 10 minutes

The V10 series is the most powerful series of them all

The V10 series has a non motorised tool battery life of around 60 minutes, and a motorised tool battery life of around 10-15 minutes (in reality though, it probably doesn’t last thing long)


On top of this, there are usually differences between the regular model, Motorhead, Animal and Absolute models in each series.

You can read about those differences in these guides:

Dyson V6 Series Comparison

Dyson V7 Series Comparison

Dyson V8 Series Comparison

Dyson V10 Series Comparison

Dyson V11 Series Comparison


The Animal models usually come with an additional mini motorised tool and a duster tool

The Absolute models usually come with those tools, plus a HEPA filter and an additional main cleaning head which is soft and intended for hard floors and larger debris.


*It’s worth noting that factors like features, warranty conditions and length, and inclusions can change over time, so, make sure you check and confirm them prior to buying.


Dyson Animal V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11: Similarities

All are cordless/battery operated stick vacuums

All are highly portable, and very lightweight

All can be used on most surfaces, and above floor level too

All use a motorised main brush head for picking up hair, including pet hair

All run on lithium ion batteries

All are designed to run longer on the non motorised tools and brush heads than on the motorised ones

All have a charging time of over 3.5 hours

All have a slider switch to select between the power modes

All have a MAX power setting for extra power

All work as a stick vacuum but can also detach down into a smaller and lighter handheld

All work with a dust container, and not a bag

All have some type of container filter system

All allow you to clean floors, but also walls and ceilings

All come with a wall mounting station for mounting your vacuum on the wall

All have cyclonic systems 

All come with crevice and combination accessory tools at a bare minimum

All have a 2 year limited warranty


Other Dyson V Series Stick Vacuum Comparison Guides

Shark APEX Stick (DuoClean & UpLight) vs Shark Rocket vs Shark Vertex vs Dyson V Series: Stick Vacuum Comparison Guide


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