Dyson DC65 vs DC33 what’s the difference?

We will discuss the difference between Dyson DC65 and DC33 below.
Both of them are full size upright vacuum cleaners, the DC65 is a newer model that has some features that are quite different from the DC33.

Movement Type
One of the major differences is the movement types they employ. The DC65 uses Dyson Ball whereas the DC33 uses fixed wheels.
Dyson claims the Ball provides better maneuverability, allows you to get it around easier. However, it is hard to say which type is better, it really comes down to personal preference.

Cyclone Technology
DC33 features Root Cyclone technology whereas the DC65 employs the Radial Root Cyclone technology that remodels the airflow to provides greater suction power.

Cleaner head
The DC65 cleaner head is a bit lower, Dyson claims that there is a redesign on the brushbar that makes the DC65 is more powerful for cleaning carpet.

Using Wand with Hose
For the DC33, it allows you to hold the handle while using wand and hose. Whereas the DC65 has no handle to hold.
Here are images from Dyson product instroduction, you can see the difference from the images.

Bin Capacity
The DC33 dust cup capacity is a bit larger.

Brushbar Control Placement
The brush control button on DC65 is next to the Power switch that is located above the charmber part, this allows you to turn on/off the brushbar without bending down.
Whereas the D33 has the brushbar on/off switch located at the bottom that is not as convenient as a fingertip control.

Removing Blockages from the Brushbar
It is easier to remove blockage from the DC65 brushbar.
For DC65, you can detach the cleaner head from the unit to remove blockage like long pet hair, you can also remove the brush bar by taking off the screws.
For DC33, the brushbar is not removable, you will have to sit on the floor to clear the blockage.

Compare Dyson DC65 and DC33 Side by Side

 Dyson DC33 Multi Floor SpecsDyson DC65 Animal Complete Specs
ImagesDyson DC33 Multi Floor Vacuum Cleaner
Cyclone Technology TypeRoot Cyclone™ technologyRadial Root Cyclone™ technology
Movement TypeFixed WheelBall Technology
DesignFull Size UprightFull Size Upright
Multiple Floor Types CleaningYESYES
Suction Power240 airwatts245 airwatts
Suction ControlNoNo
Bin Capacity 0.61 gallons0.55 gallons
Cord Windingmanualmanual
Cord Length35 ft 35 ft
Max Reach 51.1 ft 51.7 ft
WandInstant ReleaseInstant high reach wand
Cleaner Head Widthabout 13.4″about 13.3″
Weight17.6 lbs17.35 lbs
Motorized BrushrollYesYes
Brushbar On/Off Locationat the vacuum headabove cyclone part
Manual Height AdjustmentNoNo
HEPA filtrationYESYES
Warranty5 year parts and labor warranty5 year warranty on parts & labor
Dimensions44.9" x 13.4" x 14.0"42.4" x 13.4" x 15.4"
User GuideDC33 Multi Floor User GuideDC65 User Guide
Tools includedCombination tool
Stair tool
Tangle-free Turbine tool
Combination crevice / stair tool
Stiff bristle brush
Soft dusting brush
Multi-angle brush
Zorb carpet maintenance powder

According to user reviews, the noise level of DC65 is lower and it picks up pet hair from area rug better.
The pre motor and post motor filters and filter location have been changed, but not a big deal.

If you own Dyson DC33 or DC65, please add more info about the comparison, thanks.

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