miele c2 vs c3 series comparisonWe will be comparing the Miele C2 Compact vacuum series vs the Miele C3 Complete vacuum series. We will be going over the similarities / differences, show which models are comparable to one another and then do a short description about each one. We hope all this information can help you make the best choice for your specific needs.

Miele C2 vs C3 Similarities

  • Powerful vortex motor
  • 6 speed suction control for different cleaning tasks around the home
  • Attachments that come standard (dust brush, crevice & upholstery tool)
  • Completely sealed filtration systems. This means 100% of the air is pushed through the entire filtration process
  • Compatible with HEPA filters for those households with asthma and allergies
  • Long metal extension wand and hose for great reach
  • Rubber 360* non-marking castor wheels
  • 20 year average life span

Miele C1 vs C2 Differences

  • Body Size- the C2 series is smaller and more compact than the C3 series
  • HEPA filtration standard (C3 series has a HEPA filter and C2 does not)
  • Flooring type- Some C3 models are suitable for wall to wall of medium and high pile carpeting. Certain C2 models are suitable for short pile and some medium pile carpeting
  • Tool storage- The tools are stored inside the body on the C3 and the C2 series stores the tools on an external clip
  • The suction control on the C3 is adjusted by an easy foot pedal. The suction on the C2 is controlled with a turn dial
  • One touch cord winder on the C3. The C2 has a cord winder, but it must be held down

Similar Models in Each Series 

C2 model C3 model Suitible Flooring
Quartz Alize Hard flooring
Onyx Calima Hard flooring / area rugs
Topaz   Hard flooring / Short & medium pile carpeting
  Kona, Cat & Dog, Marin, Complete Hard Flooring & All carpeting (except extra high shag)


Miele C2 Compact Summary

This series boasts a small and compact body. This series also has floor accessory options to clean hard flooring, area rugs & medium pile carpeting depending on the model you purchase. While none of the vacuums in this series comes a HEPA filter, every model is completely sealed.

Miele C2 Complete Summary

This is the Miele Luxury line of vacuum cleaner. Completely sealed bodies and HEPA filters standard, all of the models in this set offer world class air filtration. Foot pedal suction adjustments and a one touch cord winder make for increased ease of use. This series also offers the largest range of flooring attachments. There is a vacuum in this series to clean almost any style of flooring. If you looking for the best, the Miele C3 Complete series vacuums is where you should look.

Now to find the correct vacuum for your needs you will still need to figure out the model that has the correct floor attachments. Click HERE to visit a comparison page below to help assist your buying decision.