Both professional and user reviewers have good things to say about the Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870MZ. They say it cleans as well as or better than more expensive models, and it does a very good job of picking up pet hair on carpeting. It also controls emissions well. However, at 20 pounds, this vacuum can be cumbersome to push and hard to carry up and down stairs, users say. Users also complain of the noise level and find some of its controls hard to use. The 16-pound Hoover Tempo Widepath U5140-900 (*Est. $80) is a better overall performer with a lower price tag, reviewers say.
We found the best review of models in the Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870 series at ConsumerReports.org, which runs upright vacuums over carpet and bare floors, rating them for cleaning ability, noise, emissions, ease of use and ability to pick up pet hair. Finally, this Eureka vacuum cleaner receives more than 1,000 comments from owners posting to Amazon.com, Walmart.com and Target.com.
ConsumerReports.org evaluates more than 80 upright vacuums, including the Eureka SmartVac, testing them on carpet and bare floor. It rates each one for cleaning ability, noise, emissions and ease of use, as well as its ability to pick up pet hair from carpeting.
Review: Upright Vacuum Cleaner Ratings and Reliability, Editors of ConsumerReports.org
The Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870MZ is reviewed by more than 500 owners at Amazon.com. The majority of owners give the vacuum a 4- or 5-star rating, but we did find some complaints that it is heavy and hard to maneuver and the brushroll on/off switch is hard to use. Overall it averages 3.8 stars out of 5.
Review: Eureka Boss SmartVac Upright HEPA Vacuum Cleaner, 4870MZ, Contributors to Amazon.com
Nearly 525 owners weigh in with opinions on the Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870MZ, contributing to an average rating of 4.4 stars out of 5. Owners say the SmartVac is a great value, works on all floor types and excels at picking up pet hair.
Review: Eureka Boss SmartVac Sealed HEPA Bagged Upright Vacuum, 4870MZ, Contributors to Walmart.com
The Eureka Boss SmartVac 4870MZ earns a high average rating (4.5 stars out of 5) in about nine owner-written reviews. Overall, owners are pleased with the functionality and performance of this affordable upright vacuum, but several owners mention the hose gets clogged easily.
Review: Eureka Boss SmartVac, Contributors to Target.com