The best corded vacuums for car cleaning

Corded vacuum cleaners are still the best type of vacuum. We recommend those best suited for car cleaning.

corded vacuums for car cleaning

by Chris Williams |
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In a recent corded versus cordless car vac experiment, we found that corded vacuums were superior in terms of price, robustness, power, and performance. It was a one-sided affair, like the Lancia Delta Group A rally car in WRC during the late eighties and early nineties.

In pursuing this line of champions, we've focused solely on corded vacuums and recommended our top five for car cleaning. This isn't to say that these are vacuum cleaners that are only any good for car cleaning. Most of our favourites are wet and dry units that can be used in the garage, garden shed, and patio too.

Related: How to properly vacuum your car

The best corded vacuum cleaners for car cleaning

Best overall

Karcher WD 2 Plus

Rrp: £67.99

Price: £60.00


The Karcher WD2 Plus was our [corded-against-cordless


  • Uses single filter
  • Powerful and robust
  • Long suction hose
  • Compact yet decent capacity
  • Has blower function


  • Short power cord
  • Hook for power cord isn't great

Best value

Draper 15L Wet And Dry Vacuum Cleaner

Rrp: £65.99

Price: £44.99
Alternative retailers
Robert Dyas£54.99View offer


Draper offers lots of power and capacity with its wet and dry vacuum. When we tested it against


  • Great value
  • Powerful motor
  • Compact
  • Large capacity
  • Has blower function


  • Filter change needed for wet
  • Karcher and Charles more robust

Best Henry for car cleaning

Henry CVC370-2 Charles
Price: £199.95
Alternative retailers
Electrical Discount£169.89View offer
JD Williams£179.99View offer
Wayfair UK£225.99View offer


Charles is larger and heavier than the Karcher and Draper. It's also got much more reach, thanks


  • Long reach
  • Powerful
  • Full accessory kit
  • Seriously robust


  • Large and relatively heavy
  • 9-litre wet capacity
  • No blower function

Best for large jobs

Einhell TC-VC 1820 S

Rrp: £69.95

Price: £65.99


If you are likely to need a vacuum for larger, more demanding tasks in addition to car cleaning,


  • Stainless steel container
  • Powerful motor
  • Blower function
  • Large capacity


  • Filter change needed for wet
  • Suction hose only 1.5m

Best for home and car

Miele Complete C3 PowerLine
Price: £419.99


A chunky wet and dry vacuum may not be necessary for you, and you desire a vacuum cleaner that is


  • Quiet and powerful
  • Long power cord
  • Energy efficient
  • Miele build quality
  • Variable power control


  • Dry vacuuming only
  • Smaller bag capacity

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