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Dyson V11 Torque Drive review

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive is a high-spec cordless vacuum cleaner with all the bells and whistles.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive is a well-engineered cordless cleaner, designed to do those back-breaking chores with ease. Although it comes at a premium cost, its high-spec features and exceptional performance make it a worthwhile investment.


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    Automatic cleaning mode

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    Convenient LED display for real time reporting

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    Longer battery life

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    Very quiet

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    No power latch to hold trigger down

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The Dyson V11 Torque Drive is a well-engineered, cordless vacuum designed to produce twice the suction power of other cordless cleaners.  This is thanks to its optimized, digital integrated motor that spins the brush bar up to 60 times a second, creating a more powerful deep clean. 

The Dyson V11 is a high-end vacuum cleaner, but if you’re looking for something more budget friendly, check out the Shark Navigator Lift Away NV352 review (opens in new tab). To see the full round up of models we reviewed, head to the best vacuum cleaners (opens in new tab) guide.  

Dyson V11 Torque Drive: What is it? 

When it comes to cutting-edge technology, Dyson is firmly at the forefront. 

The V11 Torque Drive comes with a longer battery life of up to 60 minutes with a battery-saving trigger. It is equipped with an LCD display that reports on real time system performance, letting you know if there are any problems.

What’s more impressive is that this model has a Dynamic Load Sensor that automatically adjusts the suction accordingly for different floor surfaces. There are three cleaning settings, Eco, Auto, and Boost, that ensures you have the right amount of power and battery life for when needed. For those smaller jobs, this model also transforms into a handheld for those quick cleans around the home. 

Dyson technology ensures its purifiers are advanced to capture particles as small as allergens and bacteria. Equipped with a ‘point and shoot’ bin emptying mechanism, this makes it more easy and hygienic to eject debris with just one quick slide action.

The wall-mounted drop-in dock is ideal for charging and convenient storage. And it comes with an array of useful mini tools such as, crevice tool, mini soft dusting brush, mini motorized tool, and combination tool to tackle those awkward spots. 

Dyson V11 Torque Drive: Pricing and value 

Compared with previous Dyson cordless models, the Dyson V11 Torque is pretty expensive. Retailing at around $699.99, this is considerably more than other top cleaners. 

While there are cheaper options available such as the Dyson V11 Animal, it will not be as powerful and versatile as the Torque. Engineered and designed to have a long life span, the V11 Torque Drive should save you money for many years.  

Dyson V11 Torque Drive: Performance

Dyson technology is renowned for power and innovation, and the V11 Torque completely lives up to its reputation. In fact, this is probably one of the best cordless stick vacuum cleaners in the range. 

With incredibly powerful suction and good battery life, this delivers outstanding results of a corded Dyson. The cleaner itself looks stylish, sleek, and easy to assemble in minutes. 

The automatic cleaning mode adjusts well to each floor type, and saves you time from fiddling around with the settings. 

The two interchangeable heads for flooring and carpets delivered strong power and worked exceptionally well picking up pet hair.  Easy to maneuver, the swivel heads easily get into those tight corners and under low-level furniture. The motorized head attachment works particularly well on stairs, and smaller areas giving it an impressive deep clean and brand new look. The tools are quick and simple to swap over, and the crevice tool is ideal for those hard-to-clean gaps.

Its battery life of 60 minutes (when in Eco mode) is one of the longest Dyson has made yet and you won’t have to cord lengths either. The handy LED digital display is also a bonus in letting you know real time progress or if any problems with the filters. However, if you have a large home or want to use your vacuum quite often, waiting around for it to charge could be an issue.

The Torque Drive does have a lot of power but this model is very quiet to operate, so you won’t disturb your neighbors!

Although the V11 Torque Drive is slightly heavier than other sticks, it is still very compact, portable, and neatly stores away. And the handy wall-mounted, charging dock makes it more accessible to just grab and go!

Dyson V11 Torque Drive review

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Dyson V11 Torque Drive: Features 

Compared to its predecessors, the V11 Torque Drive has even more impressive features. Designed to handle cleaning tasks in half the time, it benefits from an advanced Dyson digital motor that gives out twice the suction power. 

One of the top features is the automatic cleaning mode that intelligently adapts to the type of flooring or carpet. Located in the Torque cleaning head, not only does it ensure a more powerful clean but saves on battery consumption and time. 

Another convenient feature is the LCD display showing real time reports to help you control the clean. At a touch, you can easily switch between the three modes of, Eco, Auto, and Boost according to your specific tasks. And the extra tools are simple to clip on and more suitable for those smaller jobs or cleaning upholstery. Accessories include a crevice tool that is ideal for getting into those narrow gaps and edges. 


Battery life on minimum power:  1 hour 16 mins


Automatic cleaning mode

LED display for real time reporting

Detachable handheld

Charging time: 3 hrs 32 mins 

Mini tools 

Wall-mounted charging/drop-in dock

Dyson V11 Torque Drive: User Reviews 

The Dyson V11 Torque rated highly in user reviews. Customers at The Home Depot gave it a 4.9 out of 5 rating with a 97% recommendation. While Amazon customers gave it a 4.6 out of 5 rating. 

The vast majority praised its incredible power, high-spec technology, and long battery life, stating it could clean large square foot spaces in a quicker time. Most customers were impressed with the auto setting that offered more flexibility between cleaning flooring and carpets. 

Others praised the ease of use and maneuverability due to the swivel heads, and its quick and easy to empty out the collected dirt.

A couple of downsides mentioned were the model being heavier than previous cordless models, while another would have preferred a light on the power head. 

Should you buy Dyson V11 Torque Drive?

If you’re after a premium, high-tech cordless vacuum cleaner, the Dyson V11 Torque Drive has all you need and more. Its suction power and longer battery quickly tackle those heavy-duty jobs in less time. 

The star feature here is the automatic sensor that adapts and adjusts to different floor types, providing a more efficient deep clean. The handy LCD display tells you how your cleaner is performing in real time, which is always a bonus.

It is expensive though, so if you need a more affordable option, check out the Miele C1 Compact Pure Suction SCAE0 review

Cynthia Lawrence is a freelance lifestyle and interiors journalist, writing for national publications and websites. Obsessed with homes and garden content, she spends her time writing about interiors inspiration, savvy solutions, buying guides, and exciting product reviews. In more recent months she has written about dishwashers and other home appliances for Top Ten Reviews.