Compare and find the differences between DC23 and DC25 below.
In this post, DC23 refers to DC23 Turbinehead, DC25 refers to DC25 Multi Floor.
Dyson DC23 vs DC25
For design, they are completely different. DC23 is a canister vac while DC25 is an upright. Generally speaking, a canister is a better choice for hard floors while an upright vacuum works better on carpets.
Brushbar Control Type
DC25 uses fingertip brush control, that means you can turn on/off the brushbar without bending down; whereas you have to bend down to control the brush bar of DC23 because its switch is located on the turbine head.
DC23 uses fixed wheel while DC25 features Dyson’s Ball technology. Which is better? It really depends. Some users said the Ball technology makes it easier to maneuver while others said the fixed wheel is more comfortable.
DC23 comes with a stair tool, crevice tool, and brush tool; DC25 comes with a stair tool and combination accessory tool.
DC23 has a bigger bin.
The bin capacity of DC23 is 0.44 gallons while DC25 has a 0.31 gallon bin.
DC25 is lighter.
DC25 weighs 16.12 pounds while DC23 weighs 19.5 pounds.
DC25 has a longer cord.
DC25 has a 24.6 ft cord whereas DC23 has a cord length of 21.6 feet. However, they are both too short for a large house.
For DC25, you have to rewind the cord manually, whereas DC23 has automatic cord recoil system.
The dimensions of DC23 are 13.9″ x 19.3″ x 11.9″ while the dimensions of DC25 are 42.4″ x 12.2″ x 15.4″ (HxWxD).
DC25 is more expensive.
DC25 is priced at $499.99 while DC23 is priced at $399.99 at Dyson.com (prices checked on August 8, 2011).
These two Dyson vacuum cleaners both are certified asthma and allergy friendly, come with lifetime washable HEPA filters, and carry 5 year warranty.
The DC25 is selling better than the DC23. But if you have mostly hard floors, go with the DC23. There is higher chance of scratching your bare floors by using an upright.