The Best Car Vacuum
Updated Dec 10, 2022
If you want to vacuum your car, we think there are much better options than buying a car-specific model that plugs into your vehicle’s 12-volt outlet. You might even already own a vacuum that will do the job just fine. But if you’d like a dedicated tool, the Black+Decker Flex Vacuum BDH2020FL is our favorite cordless handheld vacuum for car cleaning. (We used to also recommend the Dyson Humdinger, but it’s currently unavailable.) The Flex is capable of handling the tough-to-reach areas in a car with its long, flexible hose. It comes with multiple attachments and has enough run time to clean a vehicle from the dashboard to the trunk (including the upholstery and hard-to-reach crannies, like the armrest storage box) in one go. And unlike dedicated plug-in car vacs, it's a multipurpose machine—it works just as well around the house.