Best Dyson alternatives 2023: tested vacuums at lower prices

Our expert tests of the vacuums delivering Dyson-quality results without the price tag

Dyson alternatives - A Shark Stratos Vacuum cleaning a carpet
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One of the best cordless vacuums, the Shark Vertex, cleaning a rug and a wood floor

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1. The list in brief ↴
2. Best overall: Shark Vertex Pro
3. Best upright: Shark Stratos
4. Best cordless: Shark Vertex Cordless
5.  Best budget: Levoit VortexIQ ONE
6. Best smart: Tineco Pure
7.Best for pet hair: Bissell ICONPet  
8. Best for allergies: Samsung Jet Automatic
9. Best bagged: SEBO X4
10. Best robot: iRobot Roomba j7+
11. How to choose
12. How we test
13. Meet the team
14. Our final verdict

There’s a lot to love about Dyson vacuums – except for the price tag. While Dyson have been our go-to vacuum brand for years, and makes some of the best vacuums in the world, there's no denying the cost. The Dyson V15 detect might be our favorite, but I always cringe a little when I recommend it to people. $900 is a lot of money to spend just to have a clean floor. 

What's more, alternative vacuum brands often claim high-quality, premium design, and useful features. However, without testing them for yourself, it seems like  paying a little less comes with a large compromise on quality.

That's why, after our roundup of the best vacuums on the market, we called on our team of experts to assemble the strongest alternatives to Dysons. 

From cordless to handheld, we tried, tested, and assessed each vacuum for suction power, noise levels, dust bin capacity, run time and how they work for pet hair and allergies. If you want a clean home at a lower price, or just want something a little different, these are your best options. 

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Shark Vertex Cordless Vacuum | Was $399

Shark Vertex Cordless Vacuum | Was $399, now $319 at Walmart
Not only is this a brilliant cordless vacuum, it can compact down to less than 3ft of storage. The suction on it would rival any Dyson, but it's a little limited when it comes to functions.

Tineco Pure ONE | Was $499.99

Tineco Pure ONE | Was $499.99, now $299.98 at QVC
This is a brilliant discount on a super-smart vacuum. It's brilliant across a range of floor types and will give feedback on your cleaning. It's not great for kibble bigger bits of debris, so better suited to pet-free homes.

Bissel ICONPet| Was $365.64

Bissel ICONPet| Was $365.64, now $265.64 at Bissell
Packed with useful features, this cordless vacuum has headlights for spotting dust, tangle-free brushes, and incredible suction power. It's heavier than other models, but still a good vacuum.

iRobot Roomba j7+ | Was $799

iRobot Roomba j7+ |Was $799, now $699 at Lowe's
For pet hair removal, without any fuss, the iRobot is an excellent option. You can monitor and control your vacuuming from your phone too.

The quick list

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