Panasonic MC-UL429 JetForce Bagless Upright Vacuum
Spend a little more and get much better performance with other vacuums.
Hoover WindTunnel 3 High Performance Bagless Upright
If you have primarily carpets in your home and want a sub-$200 vacuum cleaner that can help with your allergies and get pet hair and fine particles out of your carpets, the Hoover would make a good addition to your cleaning lineup.
Dirt Devil Dash Upright Vacuum
If you're spending money on something, you want it to work. Sadly, the Dirt Devil Dash Upright Vacuum doesn't perform well enough to make it worth $119, especially when other sub-$200 vacuums outperform it by leaps and bounds.
Eureka AirSpeed SuctionSeal PET AS1104A
If the price feels right, you like options, and you don't have a pet, the Eureka could be a great option.
iRobot Roomba 880
The Roomba 880 is the most well-rounded, capable bot we've encountered so far, but the $449 Neato Robotics XV Signature Pro still wins the pet hair performance test on all flooring surfaces.
Bissell PowerGlide Deluxe Pet Vacuum
If you want a vacuum cleaner that performs on par with, if not better than, luxury vacuums without paying a luxury price, the Bissell is a great option.
Dyson DC40 Origin
You could do a lot worse than the DC40; however, you could also do better and spend less.
Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away
The Shark is a very good vacuum with solid construction and intuitive design. Other models may have performed better, but none of them can match this sweeper's value for the price.
Dyson Ball Compact Animal
You can buy a better-performing vacuum for far less money, making the Dyson Ball Compact Animal a poor value.
Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean
This vacuum cleaner is entirely worth its $300 price tag. The search for vacuum perfection is ongoing, but the Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean gets pretty darn close.