Updated 5 Apr 2018

Dyson

DC65 Animal

Snapshot: The Dyson DC65 Animal is a power-head upright vacuum cleaner with a 1.5L bin. How well does it clean your floors?

DC65 Animal
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$989

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Test results

Overall score
71
Carpet quick clean
?/10
Carpet full clean
?/10
Pet-hair removal
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good for quick carpet cleaning.
  • Very good at carpet cleaning.
  • OK at cleaning corners and edges.
  • Good at removing pet hair.
  • OK to use.
  • Has power head.
  • High customer satisfaction with this brand.
  • Has HEPA filter.
  • Good reach from power point.

But

  • Noisy.

How we test: corded models

Overall score includes:

Carpet quick cleaning: 37%
Carpet full cleaning: 18%
Pet-hair removal: 15%
Ease of use: 30%

Carpet cleaning and pet-hair removal are tested using the power or turbo head (where supplied).

Price is from a March 2018 survey.

Key data

Model

Avg price
$989
Type
Upright standard
Head type
Power-head
Reliability
88%
Satisfaction
76%

Specifications

Noise (dBA)
78
Edge distance at side/front (mm)
<10 / >20
Reach (m)
10.0
Weight (kg)
7.6
Bagless
Yes
Bag/bin volume (L)
1.5
Power measured (W)
1300
Battery type
n/a
Battery voltage
n/a
Claimed charge time (hours)
n/a
Running time (minutes)
n/a

Features

Hand-held option
No
HEPA filter
Yes
Variable power
No
Wand suction control
No
Carpet height control
No

More Info

Notes
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Availability
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Reliability

We received information on 3513 vacuum cleaners in our 2017 appliance reliability survey.

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