Dyson V7 Motorhead Cord Free Quick Clean Stick Vacuum

Last updated: September 27, 2022


This stick vacuum's battery charges in under an hour and runs for up to 30 minutes on some modes. Its motor is relatively quiet, efficient and tough enough to tackle any surface in small- to medium-sized homes. For allergy sufferers, the easy-to-empty canister is also a plus.

We looked at the top Stick Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Stick Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The canister is super easy to empty, which is great for allergy sufferers.

In our analysis of 76 expert reviews, the Dyson V7 Motorhead Cord Free Quick Clean Stick Vacuum placed 10th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

The Dyson V7 Moorhead cord-free vacuum has 75 percent more brush bar power than the Dyson V6 cord-free vacuum. Engineered for all floor types, the direct-drive cleaner head drives bristles into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt. The Dyson V7 Moorhead cord-free vacuum quickly transforms to a handheld for quick clean UPS, spot cleaning and cleaning difficult places. Cleans hard floors with extra power for carpets. With 2 additional tools. Up to 30 minutes of powerful fade-free suction. Trigger releases instantly. Battery power is only used for cleaning. The direct-drive cleaner head drives bristles deep into the carpet to remove ground-in dirt. It has 75Percent more brush bar power than the Dyson V6 cord-free vacuum. Transforms to a handheld for beyond the floor cleaning. Hygienic dirt ejector empties dust from the bin in a single action. 2 tier radial tm cyclones – 15 cyclones, arranged across two tiers, work in parallel to increase airflow and capture fine dust. Max power mode provides up to 6 minutes of higher suction for more difficult tasks. Balanced for cleaning up top, down below and in between. All Dyson cordless vacuums quickly convert to a handheld for quick clean UPS, spot cleaning and cleaning difficult places. Convenient docking station stores and charges the machine, and holds additional attachments. So it’s always ready to go. Dyson received the highest numerical score among stick vacuums in the J.D. Power 2017 Vacuum Satisfaction Study, based on 6,965 total responses from 7 companies measuring the opinions of consumers who purchased a stick vacuum in the previous 12 months surveyed in February-March 2017. Your experiences may vary. Do not use to pick up flammable or combustible liquids, such as gasoline, or use in areas where they or their vapors may be present.

Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

Snap on extra parts easily for a full customized house cleanse. Comes with a HEPA filter to reduce allergies. Cord-free. Up to 30 minutes' run time. We love that it's one of the few vacuums described as fun to use.
The V7 Motorhead is particularly good at getting dust and hair out of carpets, compared with most other cordless models. It works well on bare floors, too. The battery can last 28 minutes with the cleaning head attached, which is plenty for most apartments or townhouses, and even a lot of single-family houses if you work fast. It can also convert into a handheld vacuum, and comes with two snap-on tools.
The efficiencies and flexibility built into the V7, therefore, are top-notch. The V7 comes with a wall mount that not only stores and charges the vacuum, but also efficiently manages the modular tools. The wall mount plugs into a standard, nearby electric outlet, and charges the vacuum in less than an hour.
- Wired
Great for small to medium sized homes with bare floor and carpet. Easier to empty compared than the Dyson V6
The Dyson V7 rated Excellent overall. This cordless model solidifies Dyson's domination in our lightweight stick vac category. It received top scores for our carpet, bare floor, edge cleaning and pet hair tests although it did not prevent small particles from being released into the air when vacuuming. It features a max mode that runs for 7.5 minutes on a full battery charge and converts to a hand vac.
This vacuum is fairly powerful for its size. Easy-to-empty dust canister.
Great cleaning on any type of flooring, light, well balanced and quiet.
Lightweight, and great for pet hair.

What reviewers didn't like

Simple to charge, but battery life may not last as long as other models.
The V7 is a very expensive vacuum. But if you want a cordless vacuum that can clean your whole home as thoroughly as a good plug-in model, this is how much it costs.
The small faults I found with the V7 Motorhead had more to do with the tradeoffs Dyson made to create a flexible product. For example, due to its smaller size, it took longer to vacuum the floor with the V7 compared to a standard upright vacuum. And because it's larger than a typical handheld, its wall mount takes up more space, making it tricky to find a convenient mounting spot that's out of the way, easily accessible, and near an electric outlet.
- Wired
Small dirt bin and expensive.
Dirt bin is exceptionally small compared. It does not have a brush on/off switch and is not self-standing.
Some feel the run time is insufficient. It doesn’t deep clean like a full size vacuum and struggles with large debris on bare surfaces.
Brilliance doesn't come cheap.
Watch out for the cloud of dust when emptying.
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