Finding the best vacuum for the money is not always easy. There are a lot of cheap models out there, but we’ve narrowed the best vacuums for the money down to 3 models. Each of them have their benefits and drawbacks, but all are fairly inexpensive.
Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870MZ – This bagged vacuum does a great job at picking up pet hair and comes loaded with a couple attachments. The suction is great and it includes a HEPA filtration system. It does weigh 21 lbs, so it’s the heaviest of all 3 models. It is built well though, so you can’t complain too much. It’s an all-around good vacuum for a fair price of $140.
Hoover Tempo U5140-900 – This unit can easily be considered one of the best vacuums for the money. It’s lightweight, solidly built (although the plastic exterior doesn’t really look like it), the suction is excellent, it has an allergen filtration system & of course is relatively inexpensive – around $80.
Eureka 71B Handheld – This little vacuum has great suction and is small enough to squeeze into tight places. It works especially well on stairs and for picking up pet hair. It also works well on fabrics, and a lot of people use it to vacuum their car out. The one negative is that it’s a little loud. However, the $50 price tag compensates for some of the noise.
The best vacuum for the money out of these 3 models, in my opinion, is the Hoover Tempo U5140-900. Even though the price is low, it doesn’t sacrifice on the essentials. The other 2 models definitely have their place. They would work better in different situations – so depending on your situation, you may end up choosing them.