Pros / This car vacuum doesn’t require you to buy bags and filters.

Cons / It doesn’t hold very much dirt; expect to empty this vacuum after every use.

 Verdict / The Fuller Brush Mini Maid Handheld Vacuum is incredibly compact and has decent suction.

This car vacuum performed relatively well in our tests and has every auxiliary tool we look for in this category. Still, you must empty it very often. In our tests, we had to take apart and empty the vacuum after each vacuuming session – otherwise it lost suction.

This car vacuum cleaner has a small, simple design and a comfortable, ergonomic handle that allows you to clean your seats and floor mats with relative ease. It also comes with a hose you can use to clean hard-to-reach places as well as a crevice tool to help you clean between seats and in other tight places. In addition, you get a brush tool to help clean up ground-in dirt and other debris. With this vac, you shouldn’t have any trouble cleaning the messes in your car.

This is a bagless car vacuum with a washable filter, which makes it easy to empty and inexpensive to maintain. Other products we reviewed require you to buy new filters and bags on a regular basis. The tradeoff is that you must empty this car vacuum more often than other products we reviewed.

The Mini Maid Handheld Vacuum has a 14.6-foot cord that connects to a wall socket. There’s nothing wrong with this, but some car vacuums in our review draw power from your vehicle’s cigarette lighter. That being said, the cord should be long enough to vacuum where you need to in your car without an extension cord.

This is a very lightweight but durable car vacuum cleaner, so it should last you a long time. However, if you do happen to break it or get a defective unit, you only have 90 days to get it replaced. This is the shortest warranty period of all the products in our lineup of the best car vacuums – most have warranties that last at least a year.

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  • Cleaning Performance Score
  • Maneuverability Score
  • Pickup
  • Suction
  1. Percentage score from our battery of cleaning tests.
    Higher is Better.
  2. 4  Fuller Brush
    72.0 %
  3. 100.0 %
  4. 67.0 %
  5. 80.0 %
  6. Category Average
    67.78 %


The Fuller Brush Mini Maid Handheld is a good choice for a car vacuum. It has enough suction power and accessories to clean most messes on your seats and mats. It’s easy to clean and maintain, even if you have to empty it more often than other models.

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Specifications and Benchmarks

Ease of Use

Noise Level (dB)
Brush Tool
Crevice Tool
Wide Nozzle


Price (Amazon)


Power Source
Cord Length (inches)
Weight (pounds)
Storage Case
Shoulder Strap

Vacuuming Performance

Cleaning Performance
Suction (oz.)
Water Suction