Dyson V15 Detect vs. V11 Outsize vs. V11 Torque Drive vs. V10 Comparison

Dyson V15 vs. V11 Outsize vs. V11 Torque Drive vs. V10 Absolute

When James Dyson said during the V10 reveal that his company will no longer do R&D on upright or canister vacuums, I thought he was bluffing, but he wasn’t.

Since the V10 was launched, three more models preceded the V11 Torque Drive, V11 Outsize, and the latest V15 Detect.

We’ll be comparing these variants in this article. I’ve spent weeks testing all these products during the past year, and this comparison will be a culmination of that work.

A quick summary of all the products compared.

Dyson V15 Detect

Dyson V15 Detect
  • Airflow: 73 CFM
  • Dust bin size: 0.77 liters
  • Sand on hard floor: 99.8%
  • Deep Cleaning: 100%
  • Weight: 6.8 lbs.
  • Run time: up to 84:19 mins.
  • Recharge: 4.5 hrs.
  • Battery: 3600 mAh Li-ion
  • Noise: 80.8 dB

Dyson V11 Outsize

Dyson V11 Outsize
  • Airflow: 66.65 CFM
  • Dust bin size: 1.89 liters
  • Sand on hard floor: 100%
  • Deep Cleaning: 100%
  • Weight: 7.85 lbs.
  • Run time: up to 85:24 mins.
  • Recharge: 4.5 hrs.
  • Battery: 3600 mAh Li-ion
  • Noise: 78.8 dB

Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Dyson V11 Torque Drive
  • Airflow: 66.13 CFM
  • Dust bin size: 0.77 liters
  • Sand on hard floor: 99.4%
  • Deep Cleaning: 100%
  • Weight: 6.68 lbs.
  • Run time: up to 74:58 mins.
  • Recharge: 4.5 hrs.
  • Battery: 3600 mAh Li-ion
  • Noise: 78.9 dB

Dyson V10

Dyson V10
  • Airflow: 59.71 CFM
  • Dust bin size: 0.77 liters
  • Sand on hard floor: 100%
  • Deep Cleaning: 97.03%
  • Weight: 5.9 lbs.
  • Run time: up to 61:59 mins.
  • Recharge: 4.5 hrs.
  • Battery: 3600 mAh Li-ion
  • Noise: 76.7 dB

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Introduction to the Dyson V15 vs. V11 Outsize vs. V11 Torque Drive vs. V10 Absolute

All these products represent a shift in Dyson’s focus on cord-free products.

Dyson V10 Review

In addition, each new model presents an upgrade starting with the Dyson V10, where the dustbin was realigned to increase capacity and improve airflow efficiency.

Dyson V11 Intro

The V11 Torque Drive introduced the Dynamic Load Sensor that automatically increases suction when it detects more resistance (e.g., carpet). This was also the first model to have the LCD screen, providing users with real-time info on battery status – how much time is remaining and much more.

Dyson V11 Outsize full shot

With the V11 Outsize – it was sheer power and volume. This variant had one of the largest dustbin capacities of any cordless stick vacuum – almost as much as an upright.

Dyson V15 Detect

Lastly, there’s the V15 Detect – Dyson’s latest and perhaps their best product to date with the green laser light that exposes dirt particles invisible to the naked eye.

Related: Dyson Micro 1.5KG vs. Dyson V15 Detect. Learn the similarities and differences.

Note: All these models are the main variants of Dyson. Depending on your region, there will be many sub-models with varying tools (some may have smaller dustbin capacities). I’ll focus mainly on these four specific options, which are available in the US market.

Similarities between the Dyson V15, V11 Outsize, V11 Torque Drive, and V10 Absolute

First, let’s go through the similarities of these cordless stick vacuums.

1. Design framework, dustbin orientation, and trigger

Dyson V15 vs V11 Outsize vs V11 Torque Drive vs V10 design

All these models have the same design horizontally aligned dustbin and trigger. Except for the V11 Outsize, the other three have the same dirt capacity at 0.77 liters.

So there’s not much difference with handheld usability. However, the V11 Outsize is the heaviest of the four, weighing 5 pounds and 5 ounces and the least handheld friendly. I’ve tried using it to clean upholstery at home, and my arms were burning within the first few minutes.

  • Dyson V11 Outsize: 5 pounds and 5 ounces
  • Dyson V15 Detect: 4 pounds and 8.3 ounces
  • Dyson V11 Torque Drive: 4 pounds and 6.4 ounces
  • Dyson V10 Absolute: 3 pounds and 10.5 ounces

Handle-weight is another factor to consider. I used a baggage scale to check handle weight and here are the results.

  • Dyson V11 Outsize: 2.4 kgs (or 5.29 lbs.)
  • Dyson V15 Detect: 2.15 kgs (or 4.73 lbs.)
  • Dyson V11 Torque Drive: 2.10 kgs (4.62 lbs)
  • Dyson V10 Absolute: 1.55 kgs (3.41 lbs)

The results with this test mirror the weight 

2. Interchangeable tools, usability as a stick vacuum, and handheld

The V15, V11 Outsize, Torque Drive, and V10 have interchangeable tools, providing users versatility to use them as a stick or handheld vacuums.

Please realize that these vacuums are designed primarily as floor cleaners than anything else, so don’t expect too much when it comes to handheld ergonomics.

The good news is that the tools are forward and backward compatible, meaning tools for the V15 (such as the torque screw upholstery brush or the slim roller) will fit older variants like the V10 or V11.

Dyson V10 using torque screw attachment

Once these attachments are sold separately

3. Hygienic system

Dyson V10 and V11 has the hygienic system

Since the V8 was introduced, all Dyson products since then have the hygienic feature built-in. Yes, that includes the four V-series models featured in this article.

Each of these vacuums has a trombone-like lever that forces debris out as you push it forward.

Even the Omni-Glide with its more compact frame has it, so Dyson is committed to utilizing this feature in their vacuums.

4. Sealed system

Dyson V15 fog test

I tested each of these variants if it has a sealed system using a fog machine. A “sealed system” keeps dirt and allergens inside the dustbin from leaking through the exhaust. And any opening around the dust container for those unfamiliar with this terminology.

This experiment torture tests the seals around the vacuum if it’s robust enough to prevent fog from leaking. It provides a visual cue if a vacuum’s system leaks or not.

Having a High-Efficiency Particulate Air (or HEPA) filter isn’t enough. A good seal is essential to keep contaminants inside the container.

All four vacuums passed the fog test without any visible leaks, so the seals around the dust container are good to keep dust from seeping through the exhaust and seals.

5. Adjustable gates

Dyson V15, V11 Outsize, V11 Torque Drive, and V10 cleaning head gates

Dyson introduced the Torque Drive attachment in the V10 with the adjustable gates. And this has been the status quo since the subsequent V11 (Outsize and Torque Drive) and V15 models all have cleaning heads with this feature.

Dyson V11 torque drive head

6. One-piece filter design

Dyson V15 vs V11 Outsize vs V11 Torque Drive vs V10 filter

Before the V10, most Dyson cord-free products feature a two-filter system. But with the V10 onwards, Dyson has utilized a single filter design with the pre-motor filter and post-motor HEPA as a single piece.

7. Three power settings

Dyson V15 vs V11 Outsize vs V11 Torque Drive vs V10 interface

The Dyson V15, V11 Outsize, Torque Drive, and V10 Absolute all have three power settings – eco, mid, and boost.

However, the V11 and V15 variants have an auto setting (default) that adjusts power based on the surface.

Dyson V15 vs V11 Outsize vs V11 Torque Drive vs V10 interface

Differences between the Dyson V15, V11 Outsize, V11 Torque Drive, and V10 Absolute

Dyson has slowly introduced new features in each new model introduced, and I’ll highlight those enhancements (and more) in this section.

1. Cleaning head variance

Dyson V15 vs V11 Outsize vs V11 Torque Drive vs V10 cleaning heads

Of the four variants (for US markets), only the Dyson V15 and V10 come with soft roller attachments absent in the V11 Outsize and Torque Drive.

While the Torque Drive can clean hard floors thanks to the adjustable gates, I prefer a soft roller.

Unlike a standard brush attachment, these are more efficient and don’t rely on airflow to pick up debris.

2. Suction and airflow

Dyson uses air watts to disclose power, and the V15 has the most with 230 air watts and the V10 with the least at 151 air watts.

I did independent tests using an anemometer and a vacuum water lift gauge to check airflow and suction.

Dyson V15 water lift results

Here are the results from the suction gauge.

  • Dyson V15 Detect: 100″
  • Dyson V11 Outsize: 90″
  • Dyson V11 Torque Drive: 63″
  • Dyson V10 Absolute: 63″

Note: Results are in inches of water lift from a vacuum gauge.

The V15 Detect beats the Outsize by 10″ of water lift and is almost 40% better than the V10 Absolute.

These figures are not official numbers but only results from independent tests I did. I’m still refining the process for measuring suction, so take the results here for what’s it worth.

Airflow tests mirror the suction gauge.

ModelEcoMid/AutoBoost
Dyson V15 Detect
Wand34.55 CFM42.38 CFM73 CFM
Cleaning Head29.98 CFM36.32 CFM69.19 CFM
Dyson V11 Outsize
Wand33.3 CFM41.07 CFM66.65 CFM
Cleaning Head29.52 CFM33.4 CFM59.5 CFM
Dyson V11 Torque Drive
Wand34.55 CFM41.91 CFM66.13 CFM
Cleaning Head28.52 CFM31.94 CFM53.58 CFM
Dyson V10 Absolute
Wand28.57 CFM36 CFM59.71 CFM
Cleaning Head26 CFM31.37 CFM49.27 CFM

Even with the airflow tests, the V15 Detect trumps all previous variants, with 9% more airflow than the V11 Outsize and 20% more than the V10 Absolute.

It combines the lighter design of the V11 Torque Drive but with more power than the Outsize.

3. Attachment variance

The number of tools will depend on what model you select. Out of the four main variants, the V15 has the most (in terms of quantity).

My favorite above-the-floor tool would be the torque screw mini brush (found in the V15) that’s excellent at cleaning long strands of hair.

It’s much better than a traditional mini-turbo brush in aspect with the tapered brush design, forcing hair into a holding area, then inside the dustbin.

I didn’t bother trying it on short strands, but immediately on long twelve-inch strands and nothing wrapped on the brush.

Here’s a glance at the tools for each model.

Dyson V15 Detect

Dyson V15 tools
  1. High-torque cleaning head
  2. Slim roller attachment
  3. Wall mountable dock
  4. Extension tube
  5. Crevice tool
  6. Hair screw tool
  7. Wand clip
  8. Flexible extension hose
  9. Soft dusting brush
  10. Combination tool
  11. Charger

Dyson V11 Outsize

Dyson V11 Outsize Tools
  1. Cleaning head
  2. Mini turbo brush
  3. Crevice tool
  4. Combination tool
  5. Upholstery tool
  6. Soft dusting brush
  7. Wand
  8. Wall mountable dock
  9. Charger

Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Dyson V11 tools
  1. V11 Torque Drive
  2. Mini turbo brush
  3. Soft dusting brush
  4. Crevice tool
  5. Combination tool
  6. Stubborn dirt brush
  7. Wand storage clip
  8. Docking station
  9. Extension wand

Dyson V10 Absolute

Dyson V10 tools
  1. Soft roller
  2. Torque Drive
  3. Mini turbo brush
  4. Crevice tool
  5. Combination tool
  6. Soft dusting brush
  7. Extension wand
  8. Charging dock

You’ll notice that only the V10 Absolute and V15 Detect have the soft roller AND torque drive attachment (at least in the US market), while the V11 Outsize and Torque Drive only have the torque drive attachment.

4. Green Laser Light [V15 Detect]

Dyson V15 green laser light

Dyson brought back the soft roller attachment in the V15 Detect, which adds more value to it.

One feature introduced in the V15 is the green laser light magnifying invisible to the naked-eye dust particles.

It’s much better than an LED headlight for this purpose. Trust me. I’ve tested a bunch of stick vacuums with such, and this green laser trumps them all.

I like the slim roller chosen because of the more compact and fits tighter areas better. Steering is lighter since it has less bulk.

5. Slim Roller [V15 Detect]

Dyson V15 soft roller attachment

Only the V15 has the slim roller attachment, which is a smaller version of the soft roller.

After using it extensively for the past few weeks, I actually like it better than the standard version. It’s more compact, fits in tighter zones better.

6. Soft Roller [V10]

The Dyson V10 Absolute comes with a soft roller attachment, in addition to the torque drive nozzle.

Put it side by side with the V15’s slim roller, and you can see the size difference.

7. Extra-Large Dustbin [V11 Outsize]

Dyson V11 Torque Drive and Outsize side by side

The V11 Outsize has the largest dustbin capacity with a 1.89-liter capacity – one of the highest of all stick vacuums available right now.

However, the downside to this high volume is the added weight.

The V11 Outsize tips the scales at 5 pounds and 5 ounces – hard to use in handheld mode for cleaning vertical spaces.

I tried cleaning the backrest in the dining room chair, and my arm was burning within seconds.

8. Slide Switch Power Setting Toggle [V10]

Dyson V15 vs V11 Outsize vs V11 Torque Drive vs V10 slide switch

All the Dyson cordless vacuums here except for the V10 have a single button interface.

Only the V10 has the slide switch grandfathered from the Dyson V7 and V8 to adjust between three power settings.

Cleaning comparison

Another differentiating factor for these vacuums is how it cleans. Again, it’s evident that suction and airflow play a significant role here, but one underrated aspect is brush design.

If you look at the results below, you can see a bump after the V10, but there isn’t much difference between the V11 Torque Drive, Outsize, and V15 Detect.

ModelDyson V15 DetectDyson V11 OutsizeDyson V11 Torque DriveDyson V10
Overall99.91%100%99.66%97.21%
Hard Floors (Surface Test)99.85%100%99.72%98.84%
Sand on Hard Floor99.8%100%99.4%100%
Carpet (Surface Test)100%100%99.26%98.4%
Deep Cleaning100%100%100%97.03%

The power difference is why the V10 isn’t as good as the V11 and V15 variants, but the difference between the latter three isn’t much.

Overall, the V11 Outsize has the best score, acing the whole test series with 100% scores.

However, I still consider the V15 better because it had a better-sustained cleaning performance on carpet.

What do I mean? It was the best at picking up embedded dirt at the eco setting at 100% better than the Outsize and Torque Drive.

  • V15 Detect: 100%
  • V11 Outsize: 96.4%
  • V11 Torque Drive: 94%
  • V10 Absolute: 92.2%

Most reviews don’t mention this, but using the max setting (all the time) will overheat the battery, decreasing its lifespan.

I’ve read comments in my Tineco Review complaining about a shot battery.

However, when I dug deeper, it turns out that he was using the max setting exclusively, and consequently, the battery died.

That’s the risk of using the max function continually. And with the V15 and V11 Outsize, that’s no longer the case since the auto setting will be sufficient.

Another reason why I like the V15 is the slim roller with the green laser.

I believe it’s a game-changer and easily is better than an LED with dirt detection.

This laser is precisely angled at 1.5 degrees and envelops dust and other contaminants invisible to the naked eye.

Dyson V15 green light expose dust particles

The slim roller’s more compact frame is easier to steer and navigate around low clearance areas.

Hair wrap comparison

Another experiment I did with these vacuums is the hair wrap test on hard floors and carpets.

I tried it on hair strands between five and thirteen inches.

Hard floor results

I did the tests on both surfaces to check how well each variant will avoid hair tangles on the brush

The Dyson V15 was the best on this surface. It’s able to resist tangles, even up to even inches.

Even with extremely long 12″ strands, it was good, picking up a high percentage.

Scroll down to see all the results.

Dyson V15 Detect

Dyson V15 hair wrap on hard floor
  • 5-inch: 100% inside the bin; 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch: 100% inside the bin; 0% on the brush
  • 9-inch: 100% inside the bin; 0% on the brush
  • 11-inch: 100% inside the bin; 0% on the brush
  • 12-inch: 80.6% inside the bin; 19.4% on the brush

Dyson V11 Outsize

Dyson V11 Outsize Hair wrap test results
  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 99% inside the dustbin, 1% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 13-inch strands: 13% inside the dustbin, 87% on the brush
Dyson V11 Outsize results after 11-inch test

Dyson V11 Torque Drive

  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 1% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 80% inside the dustbin, 20% on the brush
  • 13-inch strands: 19% inside the dustbin, 81% on the brush

Dyson V10

  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 95% inside the dustbin, 5% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 91% inside the dustbin, 9% on the brush
  • 11-inch strands: 46% inside the dustbin, 54% on the brush

Again, the V15 Detect is the best of the four Dyson models featured here as it picked up 100% to eleven inches.

Please not that longer strands of hair (11 inches and up) may stick on the dustbin’s inner walls.

You’ll need to push the hygienic system down several times to dislodge hair from the middle filter piece.

One issue with using the soft roller on long hair strands is portions of it will wrap on the axles – both sides!

So if you choose to use any of these to clean hair, it’s best to check this area periodically and clean any build-up.

Carpet results

Only the Dyson V15 Detect has an active anti-tangle system, so it wasn’t surprising when it did the best.

Dyson V15 Detect

Dyson V15 hair wrap on carpet
  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside bin; 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 100% inside bin; 0% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 100% inside bin; 0% on the brush
  • 11-inch strands: 99% inside bin; 1% on the brush
  • 12-inch strands: 98% inside bin; 2% on the brush

Dyson V11 Outsize

  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 98% inside the dustbin, 2% on the brush
  • 11-inch strands: 84% inside the dustbin, 16% on the brush

Dyson V11 Torque Drive

  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 85% inside the dustbin, 2% on the brush
  • 11-inch strands: 61% inside the dustbin, 16% on the brush

Dyson V10 Absolute

  • 5-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 7-inch strands: 100% inside the dustbin, 0% on the brush
  • 9-inch strands: 91% inside the dustbin, 9% on the brush
  • 11-inch strands: 56% inside the dustbin, 44% on the brush

The Dyson V15 Detect is the only option that resisted tangles up to 12″ long hair. Sure there were some strands wrapping on the brush, but it was minimal.

In comparison, the V11 Outsize and V11 Torque Drive did well up to 9″, but it struggled with longer 11″ hair.

Run time comparison

While Dyson says all these stick vacuums will run for 60-minutes, that number is underrated. I tested each of these models, and the results vary.

ModelEcoMid/AutoBoost
Dyson V15 Detect
Hard Floor84:19 mins41:30 mins.N/A
Carpet56:58 mins17:23 mins11:02 mins
Dyson V11 Outsize
Hard Floor85:24 minsN/AN/A
Carpet64:26 mins22:08 mins12: 36 mins
Dyson V11 Torque Drive
Hard Floor74:58 mins46:11 mins7:14 mins
Carpet57:16 mins18:33 mins9:46 mins
Dyson V10 Absolute
Non-motorized61:59 mins31:33 mins5:07 mins
Torque Drive46:45 mins25:37 mins5:42 mins

The V15 and V11 Outsize were the best, breaching the 80-minute mark with the main cleaning nozzle from one battery.

These are the best marks of all cord-free products I’ve tested so far from a single battery. Add the ability to remove and recharge the battery independently adds plenty to the practicality facet.

Of the four products, the V11 Outsize and V15 Detect have detachable batteries. In addition, there are V11 Torque Drive sub-models with a removable battery, but there are variants that don’t.

Noise comparison

Next, we’ll compare noise levels. First off, all Dyson cordless vacuums are noisy. It’s a given, but we’ll look at which model is the loudest here.

For the experiments, I used a sound meter to check noise levels.

Power levelDyson V15 DetectDyson V11 OutsizeDyson V11 Torque DriveDyson V10
Eco70.3 dB73.5 dB66.5 dB64.1 dB
Mid/Auto72.3 dB75 dB68.7 dB71.6 dB
Boost (Max)80.8 dB78.8 dB78.9 dB76.7 dB

The Dyson V10 is the least noisy of the bunch, which isn’t a surprise since it has the least power, while the V11 and V15 models all recorded above 70 decibels, with the V15 breaching 80.

Maintenance

Stick vacuums all need a certain level of maintenance to function at their peak. We’ll look at the basics in this section. If you want a detailed step-by-step guide, check out this Dyson maintenance page with links to each how-to article.

  1. Brush roll: The primary roller gets the most abuse since it’s responsible for funneling debris towards the suction inlet. Hair, dust, and other contaminants will accumulate on it, so it’s essential to remove any build-up here. Fortunately, all models have a detachable brush roll – both the standard and roller attachments.
  2. Filter: Dyson utilizes a “lifetime” filter, which means it should last the vacuum’s lifetime. But realize that the HEPA portion of these filters is paper – it could degrade over time. Fortunately, the cyclones do an excellent job at keeping debris from sticking on the filter, and there’s no need to wash it as frequently as other brands.
  3. Cyclones: Over time, dust will accumulate the cyclones, which may negatively affect cleaning performance. Unfortunately, Dyson doesn’t provide step-by-step instructions on cleaning this part. But I’ve published (and will post) step-by-step instructions on cleaning it. Check this guide on cleaning the Dyson V8.
  4. Dustbin: Empty the dust container after every use. Doing so will prevent dust mites from breeding inside it. If the internal components are mucked up, detach the exterior frame and wipe clean.
  5. Attachments: Most Dyson tools are easy to clean. Use a clean towel to wipe down. But you’ll have to check the mini-turbo brush for hair wrap.
  6. Battery: There’s not much maintenance involved with the batteries. You can keep it plugged in since it slows down to a trickle when full. However, please don’t use the max setting exclusively as it will burn out the batteries fast. Use it in spurts, but not exclusively.

Don’t forget to check my guide on replacing Dyson batteries for the V6, V8, and V10.

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Product Specifications

 
Dyson V15 Detect
Dyson V11 Outsize
Dyson V11 Torque Drive
Dyson V10 Absolute
Type
Cordless Stick
Cordless Stick
Cordless Stick
Cordless Stick
Run time
up to 84:19 mins.
up to 85 mins
up to 74 mins
up to 61 mins.
Recharge
4.5 hours
4.5 hours
3 hours
3.5 hours
Dirt capacity
0.77 liters
1.89 liters
0.77 liters
0.77 liters
Weight
6.8 pounds
7.85 pounds
6.68 pounds
5.9 pounds
Length
49.6"
50.63"
50.63"
49.2"
Cleaning Path
9.8"
12.6"
9.84"
9.8"
Power
73 CFM
66.65 CFM
66.13 CFM
50.3 CFM
Bagless
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Warranty
2 yrs
2 yrs
2 yrs
2 yrs
Price

Where can I buy these Dyson cordless stick vacuums?

These vacuums are available in online stores such as Amazon or eBay. Please check the links below for the latest pricing information.

  • Dyson V15 Detect on eBay
  • Dyson V11 Outsize on Amazon
  • Dyson V11 Torque Drive on Amazon
  • Dyson V10 Absolute on Amazon
  • Dyson V10 Animal on Amazon

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Which is the best option, the Dyson V15 Detect, V11 Outsize, V11 Torque Drive, or V10?

After testing these vacuums extensively from cleaning performance, filtration, and usability, the V15 Detect offers the best value when considering how good it is on both surfaces.

The slim roller is a step above any Dyson hard floor tool I’ve tested because of the green light that highlights dust particles ordinarily invisible to the naked eye.

Its more compact profile is more maneuverable and fits in tighter quarters than the standard soft roller attachment.

The high torque attachment, along with the improved suction and battery performance, enables it to sustain embedded dirt pick up for more extended periods than any of the V11 models.

Lastly, the torque screw attachment is excellent for cleaning long hair strands. With it, the V15 is the best of the bunch at cleaning hair.

However, the V15 is expensive, and if that’s the case, the V11 Torque Drive or V10 is the next best option.

5 Reasons to choose the V15 Detect

  1. Excellent at detecting almost invisible dust: The green laser light envelops dust particles, enabling users to be more efficient at tracking dirt even in dark conditions.
  2. The best option for cleaning hair: Dyson’s upgrades put in the standard brush and mini brush tools, help it untangle hair better than any other option here.
  3. Deep cleaning for longer stretches: The V15 is the best at deep cleaning tests, picking up 100% in all three power settings.
  4. Long run time: This vacuum will run past eighty minutes, twenty more than the claimed figures, even with the high torque attachment.
  5. Detachable battery: The V15 battery is easier to replace than the V11 Torque Drive and V10 since it’s removable.

5 Reasons to choose the Dyson V15 Outsize

  1. Excellent cleaning performance: The V15 Outsize had the best overall scores of the bunch.
  2. Deep cleans carpet well: Like the V15, the V11 Outsize also cleaned embedded dirt at a 100% rate in the auto setting.
  3. Extra-large dirt capacity: This model doubles the dirt volume of the other Dyson options here at 1.89 liters.
  4. Wide cleaning path: This is great for cleaning wide-open carpet spaces.
  5. Detachable battery: All V15 and V11 Outsize options have a detachable battery.

4 Reasons to choose the Dyson V11 Torque Drive

  1. Less expensive: This option is cheaper than the V11 Outsize and V15 Detect. Cleaning performance is close. The only difference is the V15 Detect deep cleans better at the lowest setting.
  2. Cleans carpets well: The torque drive tool and the high suction should put the Dyson V11 on your shortlist.
  3. Lighter than the V15: It may not look obvious, but the V11 Torque Drive is lighter than the V15. If you value handheld usability, this would be the better option.
  4. Long run time: This vacuum will run for up to 74 minutes from a single battery. Not as long as the V15 or V11 Outsize, but still impressive.

3 Reasons to choose the Dyson V10

  1. Cheapest alternative: The V10 is the oldest model and the least costly.
  2. Lightest option: Due to the smaller motor and battery, the V10 is the lightest.
  3. Decent cleaning performance: It has the worst carpet pick-up scores of the bunch but is still decent if the price is a major deciding factor.

The Verdict: The V15 Detect Is The Best Option

Considering all factors such as usability, cleaning performance, price, and everything in between, the Dyson V15 Detect is the best alternative of the four models here.

It has the most suction, the best combination of tools, and the best cleaning performance of all Dyson cordless products. If price isn’t a concern, the V15 Detect is an excellent option inside homes with bare floors or carpets.

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