Dyson DC41 or DC65 - Which to Get?

Are you trying to work out the differences between the Dyson DC41 and DC65 -- and ultimately which is the best to get? If so, this comparison account will definitely be able to help you, highlighting the main factors that vary between the two models as well as the similarities between the two.

Ultimately this comparison will help you decide which represents the best option for you to get with regards to value for money and overall cleaning performance & practicality. So let's get right to comparing them.

Cleaning Power, Practicality & Performance

Essentially, the Dyson DC65 is an upgraded version of the DC41 and it is in the cleaning performance where the major difference lies between the two models.

i. Improvement in Suction Powerwhen it comes to comparing how powerfully a vacuum can suck, the typical measurement is in Air Watts (the measure of constant air suction power).  This is the first aspect to have been improved upon. The Dyson DC41 has a 235 AW capacity whereas the DC65 has been improved marginally by a further 10 AW to 245 AW.

ii. Enhanced Motorized Brush Bar - this is where the major impact on the cleaning performance lies. The re-configured brush bar (in comparison to the DC41) allows the DC65 to drive bristles deeper & with 25% more power to uncover even more dirt, pet hair and dust from rugs and carpets.

Dyson DC65 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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These two factors and a few more (that we will cover in more depth throughout the article) have allowed the Dyson DC65 to become the most powerful vacuum cleaner on the market. No other vacuum can remove dirt & dust from ANY floor type as well as the Dyson DC65. To quote James Dyson "The DC65 has been built to achieve the highest suction at the cleaner head, twice the suction as any other vacuum" and it "Cleans better than any other vacuum across carpets and hard floors". Essentially they have improved on an already very powerful vacuum with the DC41.

Self-Adjusting Cleaner Head - both the DC41 and DC65 come with the self adjusting cleaner head though -- which is basically a brush bar that either lowers (for hard flooring) or raises (for soft flooring) depending on the floor type to allow for a more optimized clean performance. This is a vital component that separates these two Dyson vacuum cleaners from most other non-Dysons on the market.


Dyson DC41 Animal Upright Vacuum Cleaner with Tangle-free Turbine Tool
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Dyson DC41 Versus DC65

Dyson Root Cyclone Technology

Both come with the advanced radial root cyclone technology, which is a highly efficient cyclonic system to prevent the Dyson from losing suction and to provide a high capacity of centrifugal air to generate powerful suction. However, the DC65 has been re-modelled to be even more efficient through improving the air flow channels. This is again a further contributor in the DC41 Vs DC65 comparison that edges the DC65 over the DC41.

Practical Specifications: Dyson Ball, Weight & Size

In terms of design, the DC41 and DC65 are essentially identical (which is the main reason people find it hard to distinguish between the two in the same place). They are the same size: 42.4 x 13.4 x 15.4 inches, have the same bin capacity: 0.55 gallons as well as the same max reach at just over 50 ft (with a 35 ft cord length & 15 ft plus telescope wand hose).

They differ slightly in mobility. The DC65 is marginally heavier than the DC41 weighing in at 17.35 lbs and the DC41 in at 17.1 lbs (both are relatively light in comparison to most other competing non-Dyson vacuum cleaners). They do however, both come with the integrated Dyson ball technology which makes cleaning with them an absolute dream (especially if you have traditionally used a standard rigid fixed wheeled upright vacuum). With the DC41 & DC65, you can literally turn on a dime and not have to bother with dragging it back and forth.

Dyson DC65 Animal Complete Upright Vacuum Cleaner
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Cleaning Tools & Equipment

Both the DC41 and DC65 have three separate versions of themselves: the multi floor, animal and animal complete (e.g. you can get the DC41 animal and the DC65 animal complete). Each of these come with a different set of attachments.

DC41 Multi Floor: combination tool & stair tool.

DC65 Multi Floor: combination tool & stair tool.

DC41 Animal: combination tool, stair tool & free tangle turbine tool.

DC65 Animal: combination tool, stair tool, free tangle turbine tool & soft dust tool.

DC41 Animal Complete: combination tool, stair tool, free tangle turbine tool, soft dust tool, stubborn brush tool, multi angle brush tool, tool bag & zorb powder.

DC65 Animal Complete: combination tool, stair tool, free tangle turbine tool, soft dust tool, stubborn brush tool, multi angle brush tool, tool bag & zorb powder.

Note: all the attachments can be bought separately as well as additional ones not included in the overall package.

Further Information

Both the Dyson DC41 and DC65 come with an industry leading 5 year warranty coverage on parts and labor costs. Moreover, they have specialized HEPA filters integrated to capture and prevent allergens from being expelled in the air (with this they have been certified by the Allergy & Asthma Foundation USA)

Which to Get the Dyson DC41 or DC65?

Well the only thing we have left to compare is the prices of each. The DC41 Animal typically comes in now at around $450 whereas the DC65 Animal is at $530. So there is about a an $75-90 difference (obviously depending where you shop & any deals that you can implement). 

It is fairly obvious that the DC65 is the better and far more superior vacuum between the two (and hence more expensive). So the question is "which represents the better value for money?". For me, this is a pretty easy one: the Dyson DC65 (a better overall deal still, would be to get the DC65 Animal complete).

As for an extra 75 bucks (on an already expensive vacuum) you are getting the very best in the business. You can see from the specs and tests conducted above, that no other vacuum really comes close to competing with it and will make extremely light work of cleaning anyone's home to an extremely high standard.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the comparison of the DC41 Vs DC65 then please make them in the comments section just below and we will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible.