Dyson V8 Animal vs Absolute vs Motorhead

Dyson V8 Animal vs Absolute comparison
The Dyson V8 is available with various accessories Β© Vacuumtester.com
In short: the Dyson V8 is available in various accessory packs. If you have a pet, it's best for the Dyson V8 Animal. Do you want to vacuum wooden floors? Then go for the Dyson V8 Absolute. The Dyson V8 Motorhead is the cheapest choice: it also comes with the fewest accessories.

When considering a Dyson V8, you will be faced with a number of choices. Are you going for an Animal, an Absolute or a Motorhead variant? It is interesting to see that many websites talk about a different suction power or a difference in quality with this comparison. It is the same vacuum cleaner, only the accessories that you get are different.

In this article I put the different accessory packages next to each other, so that you can find out which choice is best for you.

This is the Dyson V8 stick vacuum cleaner

First, let's take a quick look at the Dyson V8 stick vacuum. Because, regardless of which package you choose, you get this vacuum cleaner. The Dyson V8 is the cheapest upright vacuum that Dyson has in its range. In my extensive Dyson V8 review, I concluded that despite its low price (compared to other Dyson stick vacuums), it is a versatile vacuum cleaner with good performance.

dyson v8 floor test
I have tested the Dyson V8 on different floor types. Β© Vacuumtester.com

Dyson V8 specifications

In the overview below I list all Dyson V8 specifications and test results.

Dyson V8Test results
Suction Power5 kPa
AirFlow10.3 m/s
Hardwood Floors7.5/10
Pet Hair7/10
Battery Life25 minutes
Weight2,63 kilograms
Noise Level71,3 decibels
Price indicationFrom $ 399
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Dyson V8

The Dyson V8 is a powerful vacuum cleaner and is the most affordable Dyson at the moment.
In the United States available at Amazon and Dyson

V8 Absolute vs Absolute vs Motorhead

Now that we know what to expect from the Dyson V8, it's interesting to now delve into the accessories you get with it. If you're not familiar with the different parts, I recommend taking a look at my Dyson parts guide. I've listed all the parts there and tell you what you can use them for.

V8 AnimalV8 AbsoluteV8 Motorhead
Motorized floor brushβœ“βœ“βœ“
Fluffy floor brushβœ“
Motorized mini brushβœ“βœ“
Combination accessoryβœ“βœ“βœ“
Crevice cleanerβœ“βœ“βœ“
Accessory for hard-to-reach placesβœ“
Flexible crevice toolβœ“
Wall charging stationβœ“βœ“βœ“
Price indication$ 399$ 399 $ 349
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As you can see, the range of accessories can vary considerably. It is therefore smart to ask yourself which type of accessory you need anyway.

Which Dyson V8 choice is best?

Now of course the big question is which Dyson V8 you should choose: the Dyson V8 Animal, Absolute or the Motorhead? The answer to this question depends on your needs. If you have dogs or cats at home, the Dyson V8 Animal is the best choice. This is because you get a handy mini turbo brush, which makes removing pet hair very easy.

dyson v8 mini turbo brush
Not all Dyson V8 packages include this handy mini turbo brush. Β© Vacuumtester.com

If you have wooden floors, the Dyson V8 Absolute is a better choice: with that package you get a soft fluffy brush. This floor brush has been specially developed for vulnerable floors: think of laminate or wooden floors. The Dyson V8 Motorhead can be interesting if you often have carpet on the floor and don't think you need many accessories. The vacuum cleaner can also be very interesting as an additional vacuum, especially if you're looking for a handheld for carpeted stairs, for instance.

Tip: buy extra parts or assemble your Dyson yourself

Each Dyson part can be purchased separately. So don't be afraid that when you buy a package, you no longer have the option to buy an extra mini brush, for example. It can be smart to expand your Dyson with extra accessories.

Did you know that you can put together your entire Dyson yourself? At Vacuumtester.com we discovered that building a Dyson yourself can even save a lot of money. You only pay for the accessories you actually need.

Robbert Tigchelaar
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar has made testing vacuum cleaners his life's work. He has dedicated himself to conducting fully independent and valuable tests of vacuum cleaners to provide consumers with honest advice. His expertise in vacuum cleaners has been highlighted in The Washington Post and the Daily Express.

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