Dyson V11 Torque Drive

  • Dynamic Load Sensor system
  • High Torque cleaner head
  • Effective filtration system
  • LCD screen
  • Transforms into a handheld vacuum

Original price was: $699.99.Current price is: $549.00.

9.2Expert Score
Why you should buy it:
The Dyson V11 Torque Drive is a great choice for pet owners and all types of surfaces.
Ease of use
Value for money
  • Picks up pet hair efficiently
  • Leaves no strand behind
  • Its filter can be reused multiple times before changing
  • Automatically adjusts power to suit the surface
  • It includes multiple accessories that can help you clean faster
  • May require a few swipes on high-pile carpets, especially with pet hair

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive review reveals that it is a powerful vacuum cleaner that picks up pet hair, dirt, and all sorts of solidified liquids. For pet owners and the occasional spring cleaner, the Dyson is an excellent choice.

Dyson V11 Torque Drive review

Let’s find out is Dyson V11 worth it?

Adjustable power

The Dyson has a max suction power of 185 Air watts (AW). However, this suction isn’t active all the time. Instead, the vacuum normally operates at a lower suction power. But when you move onto carpets or dense mats, Dynamic Load Sensor automatically adjusts the power accordingly.

Upon an in-depth Dyson v11 Torque Drive review, we found that the automatic adjustable power is a feature rarely seen on vacuums. With adjustable power, you can save energy. You’ll only be using the amount of power that you need. In this way, you don’t waste anything and end up saving battery life.

This feature is especially useful for cordless vacuums like the Dyson V11 Torque Drive. The V11 consumes battery within an hour depending on the power mode in use. So you need to save up as much as you can. With the Dyson, you’re easily looking at a charging time well beyond 4 hours. So you’ll need to savor every bit of power you can get.

Dynamic load sensor


dyson v11 torque drive brushroll

Being able to manually adjust power is a great idea. But isn’t toggling the power kind of tiresome? For that exact reason, the Dyson also features an automatic carpet detector. The Dynamic Load Sensor, also known as the DLS, is a smart and innovative tool.

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It detects any resistance against the brush roll 360 times in each second. If the resistance is higher than a set limit, then the power is increased up a notch. This feature is also pretty rare. With DLS, cleaning across surfaces has never been easier.

3 brush options

With the Dyson V11 Torque Drive, you get three motorized brush rolls. You can only use one brush roll at a time. The first brush roll is the Torque Drive Brush. This brush has high performance and should be your main cleaning brush. With the Torque Drive Brush, you’ll be able to lift up the dirt from carpets and bare floors.

Next is the Stubborn Dirt Brush. This brush roll has tough bristles that dig deep inside carpets and rugs. This brush is best used for dirt that is stuck inside the carpet fibers. And it’s especially useful for high-pile carpets. These carpets are known for accumulating dried liquids and coagulated dust.

The third brush is the Soft Dusting Brush. Use this brush roll to get the dust off from softer surfaces. This includes hardwood and linoleum floors, and low-pile carpets. Soft Dusting Brush uses less battery power and is more economic. However, it can’t be used to pick up larger pieces of debris. So it’s not the best for deep-set dirt.

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Filtration system

The Dyson V11 filter removes up to 99.97% of all dust particulates. These particles can be as small as 0.3 microns. For reference, a strand of human hair is about 50 microns.

These filters remove waste right down to the cellular level. So it only removes dirt but also viruses, bacteria, allergens, and bugs.

And the best part is that the Dyson V11 uses a 14 cyclones system. The cyclone system generates enough force to fling microscopic particles – such as bacteria and pollen and bacteria.

Pet hair and carpet cleaning

The problem isn’t actually vacuuming pet hair. Any old vacuum can suck hair into its filters. The actual issue lies in dislodging the hair from the carpet. On hardwood floors, the Dyson V11 Torque Drive picks up pet hair effectively.

Cleaning carpets with the Dyson V11 is a breeze. Just let the Dynamic Load Sensor take care of the vacuuming. With its automatic adjustable power, the Dyson V11 makes the perfect candidate for cleaning carpets. It provides a suction of about 185 AW, which is great for picking up dirt and pet dander.

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We found that the Dyson performed equally as well on both low and high pile carpets. Which is a relatively rare feature for a vacuum of this size. Bigger chunks of food such as whole pieces of cereal required up to two swipes. But they were no match to the powerful brushes of the Dyson V11 Torque Drive.

Battery life

Dyson Cyclone V10 Absolute battery

The Dyson V11 Torque Drive cordless vacuum has a battery life similar to that of other vacuums. It lasts for 1 hour. This should last you enough to clean a few rooms. However, Dyson has a very long charging time. You’ll need to charge the batteries for up to 4 hours and 30 minutes. This can be quite irritating if the vacuum goes out during your cleaning session. You can leave the Dyson to charge overnight. Or you can half charge it and use it to finish up the job.

Accessories and tools

Vacuum cleaners are all about the accessories. After all, one brush doesn’t fit every surface. With the Dyson V11 Torque Drive vacuum, you get multiple different accessories to make cleaning easier. You have the combination tool that works to both vacuum and brushes the surface. This is the best tool for upholstery and carpets.

A crevice tool is also included to make cleaning crevices easier. You also get a charging dock and stand to keep the Torque Drive-in. Other than that, the Soft Dusting and Stubborn Dirt Brushes come included as well.

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Final thoughts

After doing through the Dyson V11 Torque Drive review we can finally conclude that it is definitely a good choice for high pile carpets and pet owners. We recommend this Dyson vacuum if you want versatility. It’s perfect for cleaning multiple surfaces, especially with the triple brush roll. If you have pets or children around the house, cleaning up after them becomes easier. Just be sure to keep your Dyson charged at all times.

Specification: Dyson V11 Torque Drive



Weight (lbs)


Max Suction Power

185 AW

Adjustable Power


Noise Level (db)




Dust Bin Capacity (ml)






Runtime (min)


Charging Time (min)


Cord Length (ft)

Cord Rewind

Hose Length (ft)

Stick Length (ft)


Motorized Brushroll



Torque Drive Brush, Stubborn Dirt Brush, Soft Dusting Brush

Cleaning Path (in)





Crevice Tool, Combination Tool

Pet Hair Cleaning


Carpet Cleaning


Hard Floor Cleaning


Other Features

Dynamic Load Sensor Technology, LCD Display Screen


2 years

Dyson V11 Torque Drive

Average Score 9.2
Ease of use
Value for money

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