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 where we look at the main similarities and differences between the V series/model vacuums so you can quickly get a good idea of which might be better for you, and which is more value for money.
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)
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.
We believe the V8 series offers 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 the battery life can in terms of how quickly it can drain can be an issue for some.
The V11 is estimated to be about 40% more powerful than the V8 range, and 20% more powerful than the V10 range. If cost isn’t an issue, the V11 models are a good option if you want that extra power – the Torque Drive Model also has a real time LCD display for the vacuum. The V11 models have max 60 minutes of run time on their batteries.
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.
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
Dyson V6 vs V7 vs V8 vs V10 vs V11: Reviews
- Dyson V6 Cord Free Review
- Dyson V6 Motorhead Review
- Dyson V6 Animal Review
- Dyson V6 Absolute Review
- Dyson V7 Motorhead Review
- Dyson V7 Animal Review
- Dyson V8 Animal Review
- Dyson V8 Absolute Review
- Dyson V10 Animal Review
- Dyson V10 Absolute Review
- Dyson V10 Motorhead Review
- Dyson V11 Animal Review
- Dyson V11 Torque Drive Review
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