Best Vacuum Cleaners for 2018

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  • $685 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 10 Performance
    Neato Botvac Connected Robot Vacuum

    Best Wi-Fi robot vac

    Neato's new high-end robot vac is an expensive automated cleaning indulgence at $700, but it edges out the Roomba-equivalent with better performance and smarter app control.

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  • $900 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Features
    iRobot Roomba 880

    Best non-smart robot vac

    iRobot's $700 Roomba 880 is an excellent machine. While its navigation pattern may seem random, there's some advanced functionality happening behind the scenes. It even comes with Virtual Wall Barriers that act as "invisible fences" for your Roomba.

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  • $180 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Performance
    • 8 Features
    • 9 Design
    • 9 Usability
    Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean

    Top-notch durability

    Not only did the $300 Electrolux Precision Brushroll Clean ace its performance tests, it's also one sturdy upright vacuum. While it doesn't have the maneuverability of some uprights, it offers a solid, traditional upright vacuum feel.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Design
    • 8 Usability
    Oreck Touch Bagless Vacuum

    Best classic appeal

    While the $400 Oreck Touch Bagless upright vacuum is on the pricy side, it outperformed the significantly more expensive Dyson DC41 in our tests. It's truly a classic vac with modern-day appeal.

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  • $990 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 8 Design
    • 7 Features
    • 9 Maintenance
    Neato XV Signature Pro

    Best affordable robot vacuum

    Neato's $450 XV Signature Pro may cost less than the Roomba 880, but it performed about the same. For a straightforward bot with excellent performance, this Neato is worth a look.

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  • $154 at Walmart
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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Performance
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Design
    • 9 Usability
    Hoover Platinum Collection Linx Cordless Stick Vacuum

    Top performing stick vacuum

    The understated $180 Hoover Linx stick vacuum may not look exceptional, but it performed even better than the Dyson DC59 during our testing. Pet hair, fruity Cheerios, and sand and sawdust were no match for this surprising debris-collecting machine.

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  • $176 at Amazon.com
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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Performance
    • 10 Features
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Usability
    Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away

    Best upright versatility

    The $200 Shark Rotator Pro Lift-Away isn't your typical upright. It can transition seamlessly from upright to canister vac. It also comes with a wand and multiple brush attachments so you won't ever lack the appropriate accessory for the job at hand.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Performance
    • 9 Features
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Usability
    Eureka SuctionSeal Pet AS1104A vacuum cleaner

    Best upright value

    The $200 Eureka AS1104A upright vacuum offers impressive performance and special features at a reasonable price. It has a retractable cord, a dial for adjusting the vacuum's nozzle height, and foot-activated controls.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Performance
    • 7 Features
    • 7 Design
    • 8 Usability
    Electrolux Ergorapido Power

    Unrivaled upright maneuverability

    While the $230 Electrolux Ergorapido Power didn't lead in performance, it offers something special: amazing maneuverability. Accordion-style tubing helps this vacuum get around obstacles with ease.

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