Dyson V6 vs DC35 – Which Is The Better Option?

In this article, we are going to be doing an in-depth Dyson V6 vs DC35 comparison. However, before we do that, let’s do a quick background check on each cleaner.

It is obvious that both subjects in our comparison review are vacuum cleaner. It is probably also obvious that they are both products of the Dyson brand. So you ask, what’s new? By the way, we’ve done a couple of comparison articles between a number of these cleaners that you can check out here, here and here.

Dyson V6 is a vacuum cleaner in a line of 4 cleaners (as at the time of writing this article). The other cleaners in this line include Dyson V7, V8, and V10.

The cleaners mentioned are actually mini-series in their own right, including the V6. That is, they come in a number of different models with some of them including both stick and handheld cleaners.

Dyson V6 is the most versatile of all the mini-series. This is because it comes in handheld and stick models just like the V7. Its models are way more than what any other mini-series can boast of.

On the other hand, the Dyson DC35 is a vacuum cleaner that comes in only 1 model.

As a result, we will be pitting the DC35 against the V6’s most sophisticated model. However, we will point out to you what feature does or does not come with the V6’s other models.

What Are The Unique Features Of Dyson V6 And DC35?

The unique features of Dyson V6 and DC35 are:

1. Dyson V6 has a stronger brush power than DC35.

2. Dyson V6 has a soft brush tool and a dusting brush.

3. Dyson V6 has a HEPA filtration system.

4. Dyson V6 and DC35 have versatile cleaning tools.

Because the V6 is a newer model than the DC35, it outperforms the DC35
generally. However, to be more specific, the V6 has a more advanced digital motor which is the V6 motor compared to DC35.

As a result, Dyson V6 has a stronger brush power and takes less time to clean up the same mess than the DC35.

Other areas where the V6 beat the DC35 is the versatility of its cleaning tools. In addition to the tools it shares with the DC35, it has a soft brush tool and a dusting brush. The presence of a HEPA filtration tops it all.

Price/Value Ratio — Dyson V6 vs DC35

Which offers more value for money: Dyson V6 vs DC35?

Dyson V6 offers more value for money than the Dyson DC35. This is because of the unique features Dyson V6 offers. These features include the presence of a soft brush tool, a dusting brush and a HEPA filtration system.

The only place where Dyson DC35 is slightly better than the V6 is probably the fact that it is a little bit more affordable.

However, Dyson is a generally high-end brand. So, while the DC35 is more affordable, it is still pretty high end.

Comparison Table Showing The
Specification Of Dyson V6 And DC35


Dyson V6

Dyson DC35

Run Time 20 minutes in regular mode 6 minutes in max mode 15 minutes in regular mode 6 minutes in max mode
Motor Technology V6 digital motor V2 digital motor
Dimensions 9.8 by 8.7 by 46.4 inches 11.8 by 9.1 by 44.1 inches
Weight 5.1 pounds   4.8 pounds
Charging Time 3 hours and 30 minutes 3 hours and 30 minutes
Dustbin Capacity 0.4 liter 0.3 liter
HEPA Filtration Yes No
Suction In Max Mode 100 Airwatts 65 Airwatts
Cleaning Tools Direct drive cleaner head, soft roller cleaner head, mini motorized tool, combination tool, crevice tool and dusting brush tool. Direct drive cleaner head, combination tool, and crevice tool.

Video: Dyson V6 vs DC35 Cordless Vacuum Cleaner

This video will show you a detailed comparison between Dyson V6 and DC35

Which Is Better: Dyson V6 vs DC35?

Dyson V6 is better than Dyson DC35 because it affords you more vacuum cleaner options. Also, if you get the Absolute model in the stick line or the mattress model in the handheld line, you will get the HEPA filtration feature that filters the air of allergens.

However, Dyson DC35 is more affordable if you are on a tight budget. If you go for this cleaner, you will be restricted to only one cleaner because it comes in only one model.

What Are The Common Features Of Dyson V6 And DC35?

The common features of Dyson V6 and DC35 include:

1. Structure.

2. 2-in-1 cleaner.

3. Storage.

4. Cordless.

5. Cleaning tools.

1. Structure

What is the structure of Dyson V6 and DC35?

Dyson V6 and DC35 have the same basic structure. They both have a head, body and cleaning tool. The head is composed of a handle, a dustbin, some buttons and a connection point. The arrangement and placement is exactly the same in both cleaners.

However, there are differences with the placement of certain buttons.

One button that is in the same exact position is the power button. The power button is placed on the interior part of the handle in both cleaners.

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So, you’ll have to consistently hold down the power button in order to get and keep both cleaners running.

Because of this, there is hardly a chance that you’ll accidentally leave the cleaner on which means there is hardly a chance that the battery will go to waste.

The connection point is another thing that is practically the same in both cleaners. Basically, it is a protruding tube that you attach the cleaning wand or the appropriate cleaning tool to.

When you attach the wand or the tool to the connection point, you hear a click.

As for the other components in the head, while they are in the same position, they are not exactly the same. One prominent feature that falls into this category is the dustbin which we’ll be discussing in a later section.

2. 2-In-1 Cleaner

How many cleaners do Dyson V6 and DC44 have?

Dyson V6 and DC44 have 2-in-1 cleaners. They can both serve as either a stick cleaner or a handheld cleaner. If you want any of cleaners to serve as a stick cleaner, you’ll need to attach the vacuum wand to the connection point on the head. Then attach the cleaning tool to the vacuum wand.

If you want the cleaner to serve as a handheld cleaner, you’ll have to do away with the vacuum stick. Simply attach the cleaning tool directly to the connection point and you’ll be fine.

It is important to note here that switching from one style of cleaner to another doesn’t, in any way, affect the performance of both cleaners.

Whatever performance (battery, suction power, and so on) that you get when the cleaner is a stick model is the exact same you’ll get if you convert it to a handheld.

3. Storage

Can you charge Dyson V6 and DC35 while it is in storage?

Dyson V6 and DC35 can be charged while it is in storage. Dyson V6 and DC35 comes with a docking station. The docking station is basically a wall mount with a number of pockets.

There is the big pocket where you’ll hang the cleaner from. Then on either side of the big pocket are 2 smaller pockets for hanging cleaning tools.

It is advisable that you position the docking station close to an electrical outlet. This way, you can conveniently charge the cleaner while it is in storage.

4. Cordless

Dyson V6 and DC35 are cordless vacuum cleaners. The reason they do not come with a cord is that they are both rechargeable cleaners. So, you can charge the cleaner and use it for as long as the run time allows.

You can move it anywhere without having to bother about whether or not there is a wall socket.

5. Cleaning Tools

Which cleaning tools are found in Dyson V6 and DC35?

The following are the cleaning tools found in Dyson V6 and DC35:

1. Combination tool.

2. Crevice tool.

Combination Tool

Dyson V6 and DC35 come with a combination tool which is a combination of 2 different tools. You can use it for any kind of cleaning that is small scale. These tools include a small nozzle and a small cleaning brush.

The combination tool can be used on furniture surfaces or even on walls. However, you can only use 1 tool at a time. And to do that, you slide up the tool you need and be sure to slide it back down when you’re done.

The combination tool is not a motorized tool. It comes with the DC35 and all the models of the V6.

Crevice Tool

This crevice tool is like what you have on the combination tool. It is a nozzle-like tool. However, there are significant differences.

The crevice tool is longer than the combination tool. Also, the mouth is more streamlined so that it can penetrate better into corners and crevices.

The crevice tool is also not a motorized tool. It also comes with the DC35 and all the models of the V6.

Video: Dyson V6 Demonstration

Watch this video for a practical demonstration of the Dyson V6 cordless vacuum cleaner.

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What Features Makes Dyson V6 And DC35 Exceptional Cleaners?

The following are features that make Dyson V6 and DC35 exceptional are:

1. Handheld models.

2. Power.

3. Dustbin.

4. Cleaning tools.

1. Handheld Models

The only vacuum cleaner that comes in a line of handheld cleaners is the Dyson V6. These handheld cleaners are like their stick counterparts basically.

The handheld cleaners have some of the basic features as their stick counterparts including dustbin volume, digital motor, and even suction power.

However, the primary difference between the 2 lines is that the stick cleaners can function as a stick cleaner and handheld cleaner. While handheld cleaners cannot be anything but handheld cleaners. And, as a result, they are usually more affordable.

Furthermore, the handheld cleaners usually come with different special tools you wouldn’t find on regular stick cleaners.

And these additional tools are usually in sync with the idea behind the particular model.

For instance, if you were to go for a Dyson V6 Car + Boat model, as part of the cleaning tools, you would get an extension hose and even a car charger.

The extension hose is to help you have better reach into certain hard to reach places in your car. The car charger is there for you to be able to charge the cleaner on the go without needing to wait until when you get home.

Note that none of the handheld models comes with a large motorized tool. However, you could get the small motorized tool with some of the models.

2. Power

Which has better suction: Dyson V6 vs DC35?

Dyson V6 has a better suction power than DC35. Dyson V6 offers 100 Airwatts of suction in max mode while DC35 offers a suction power of 65 Airwatts

Dyson V6 uses the V6 digital motor. This allows the V6 75% more brush bar power than the DC35 that runs on the V2 digital motor. This means that the V6 stands a better chance of picking up ground-in dirt than the DC35.

Furthermore, both cleaners operate in 2 suction modes; the regular mode and the MAX mode. When on the regular mode, one could say that both cleaners perform in almost the same capacity.

However, when you switch both cleaners to the MAX mode and you immediately notice the difference.

That’s not all, the run time each cleaner offers is also different. Using the cleaner in MAX mode reduces the amount of run time you have.

Both cleaners offer you 6 minutes or more in MAX mode. However, while the DC35 offers you 15 minutes in regular mode, the V6 offers you 20 minutes.

Dyson V6 and DC35 have the same charging time. Both cleaners need to charge for 3 hours and 30 minutes.

3. Dustbin

Which has more carrying capacity: Dyson V6 and DC35?

Dyson V6 has more carrying capacity than DC35. It has a dustbin with a 0.4 liter carrying capacity while DC35 come with 0.3 liter bin.

This will definitely necessitate frequent disposal of bin content.

However, the carrying capacity is not the only difference between the bins. There’s one important difference and that is the HEPA filtration.

The HEPA filtration is that feature that makes the cleaner sieve out the air and captures allergens. Then it traps those allergens in the bin so that what is left is really fresh. This is a nice feature especially for people with allergies or asthma.

However, this feature does not come with the DC35. It comes with the V6 but only the V6 Absolute model for the stick line and the V6 Mattress model for the handheld line.

4. Cleaning Tools

What are the unique cleaning tools of Dyson V6 vs DC35?

The following are the unique cleaning tools of Dyson V6 vs DC35:

1. Floor cleaning tool.

2. Mini motorized tool.

3. Dusting brush tool.

Floor Cleaning Tool

The floor cleaning tool is the primary cleaning tool especially if you are using the cleaner as a stick cleaner.

Dyson V6 comes with two floor cleaning tools, at least the V6 Absolute model does. One is the direct drive cleaner head and this is the one that all the V6 stick cleaners come with.

The direct drive cleaner head has stiff brush rolls that make it an ideal tool for carpets. These stiff brush rolls are able to properly dig into the carpet and dislodge ground-in dirt. Note that this tool isn’t very good at picking up large debris.

The other floor cleaning tool is the soft roller cleaner head that only comes with the V6 Absolute. This tool is best for hardwood and bare floors. The soft roller glides along smoothly and is also able to pick up the large debris.

This is Dyson’s compensation for the downsides of the direct drive cleaner head.

On the other hand, the DC35 comes with only 1 cleaning tool. However, this tool is a combination of the 2 cleaning tools that the V6 comes with.

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Nonetheless, you’ll need to bear in mind that the V6 offers you more brush bar power than the DC35.

Mini Motorized Tool

The mini motorized tool does not come with Dyson DC35 and it also does not come with some of the V6 models. What exactly does it do?

The mini motorized tool is usually used on upholstery and furniture. It is also generally used to get rid of hair; pet hair, human hair, and even knitting yarn.

Dusting Brush Tool

The dusting brush tool is a larger brush than what you have on the combination tool. Also, the brush has softer bristles.

The dusting brush is meant for dusting and because the bristles are soft, people usually use it to dust some sensitive surfaces like screens, keyboards, and even window panes.

The soft bristles do not ruin your sensitive surfaces by leaving brush marks.

This tool does not come with the DC35 and some of the V6 models; handheld and stick.

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Video: Dyson DC35 Multi-Floor Demonstration

This video will show you a practical demonstration of the DC35

What Are The Unique Pros Of Dyson V6?

The following are the unique pros of Dyson V6:

1. Dyson V6 comes comes in 2 lines of cleaners and then those 2 lines come in a plethora of different models.

2. Dyson V6 comes with more tools vs the Dyson DC35.

3. Dyson V6 offers more power vs the Dyson DC35.

4. Dyson V6 come with HEPA filtration system that filters air.

What Are The Unique Pros Of Dyson DC35?

The unique pros of Dyson DC35 are:

1. Dyson DC35 has a 2-in-1 brush roll which makes cleaning different floors per time easier. This is because you don’t need to change the cleaner head.

2. Dyson DC35 is cheaper and more affordable than the Dyson V6.

What Is The Con Of Dyson V6?

  • Dyson V6 is slightly expensive than the DC35.

What Are The Cons Of Dyson DC35?

The cons of Dyson DC35 are:

  1. DC35 does not have much brush bar power nor MAX suction power as Dyson V6.
  2. Dyson DC35 does not have many variations or options like Dyson DC35.

Common Pros — Dyson V6 Vs DC35


Dyson V6

Dyson DC35

Flexible The Dyson V6 comes in a line of stick cleaners that are flexible. They can either serve as stick cleaners or as handheld cleaners. Not only that, but the Dyson V6 is also designed in such a way that it can conveniently reach beneath low furniture and equally conveniently reach high up. Same as the Dyson V6. However, the DC35 comes in only 1 line of cleaners.
Convenient Storage Furthermore, the V6 comes with a docking station that allows you store the cleaner up on the wall and free up floor space. The docking station also allows you conveniently charge your cleaner. Same as the Dyson V6.
Cordless The Dyson V6 is a rechargeable cleaner and so does not come with a cord. Hence, you need not bother about where to plug the cleaner or about the cord getting tangled up. Same as the Dyson V6.

Common Cons — Dyson V6 Vs DC35


Dyson V6

Dyson DC35

Dustbin Capacity The Dyson V6 comes with a 0.4-liter bin. Unless you are just doing a quick clean up, 0.4 liters might not be enough to get the cleaning done. You’ll have to empty the bin frequently. Same as the Dyson V6. However, at 0.3 liters, the DC35 offers even less dustbin capacity.
Power Button On the Dyson V6, the power button has to be consistently held down to get and keep the cleaner running. Now, while we acknowledge the battery conserving advantage this offers, it could get tiring if one has to hold down that button for minutes. Especially if one has fragile fingers or arthritis. Same as the Dyson V6.
Run Time & Charge Time 20 minutes might not be enough time to get all the cleaning done. And then you have to factor in the fact that you need to charge the cleaner for 3 hours and 30 minutes. Same as the Dyson V6. However, the DC35 offers even less time at 15 minutes.

What People Think About Dyson V6 And DC35

Dyson V6

Dyson DC35

The Dyson V6 gets good reports majorly for being lightweight, having a powerful enough suction, and being flexible enough to go below low furniture without having to lift anything. The Dyson DC35 also gets mixed reactions. People like it because it is lightweight and does a decent job on hardwood floors and maybe even bare floors.
However, the run time that the cleaner affords, along with the small dustbin capacity, seems to be a common complaint. However, there are complaints about the run time and even about the fact that it doesn’t come with so many cleaning tools.

What We Think About Dyson V6 And DC35

Dyson V6

Dyson DC35

We like that the Dyson V6 is a portable cleaner that offers decent brush bar power. We especially like the diversity that the V6 offers because it means you can find a V6 cleaner that fits your specs. We think the Dyson DC35 has its own good points too. And those good points, for us, include the fact that the cleaner is lightweight and flexible enough to fit beneath furniture and even in tight spaces.
While we aren’t particularly excited about the small dustbin or even the direct drive cleaner head, we think the Dyson V6 is something you could try. Click here to get the Dyson V6 now. We also acknowledge that there are some not so good things about this cleaner, one of them including the suction power in max mode. However, remember that this cleaner is the more affordable option and you can click here to get the Dyson DC35 now.

2 thoughts on “Dyson V6 vs DC35 – Which Is The Better Option?”

  1. Good review thank you. We are upgrading our DC35. I am considering the v6. Are the tool attachments and most importantly the docking station the same? Will the new v6 fit and charge in the old dc35 docking station?

    • Thanks for the feedback.

      The charger for the DC35 would not charge the V6. And the chief reason for this is that they have different digital motors; that of the DC35 is a v2 motor while that of the V6 is a v6 motor.

      About the accessories, you should be able to use the DC35 accessories on the V6 and vice versa, seeing as they both use the same kind of wand.

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