The popular Roomba 675 has long been one of iRobot’s best-selling robot vacuums, as it’s a dependable workhorse that delivers the clean floors it promises. Joining it at the budget price range is the newer Roomba e5, which offers much the same performance but with a few upgrades. Ready to find out which Roomba is better for you? Read our detailed comparison below.
Roomba 675 vs e5 Comparison Chart
|Dimensions||13.4″ x 13.4″ x 3.54″||13.45″ x 13.39″ x 3.65″|
|Weight||6.77 lbs||7.23 lbs|
|High Efficiency Filter||No||Yes|
|Suction Power||1x Suction||5x Suction|
|Runtime||90 minutes||90 minutes|
|Bin Capacity||300 ml||500 ml|
Both Roombas retain the iconic look of iRobot robot vacuums.
A more noticeable difference is in the organization of the buttons on the top of the robot vacuums. It’s all in one circle for the
Both Roombas use smart navigation and dirt detection technology.
Sensors built into each robot vacuum provide intelligent navigation for both Roombas. They allow maneuvering around obstacles and covering as much ground as they can, while keeping the robot vacuum safe from hazards such as ledges and stairs. Their iAdapt 1.0 navigation has proven to be good enough to clean floors adequately. There’s no mapping feature unlike the newer Roomba models, but despite how random the 675 and e5 moves, the results speak for themselves.
In addition, iRobot’s patented Dirt Detect technology allows both robots to focus on areas they find to contain more dirt. Once the Roomba is about to run on empty, it’ll find its home base charging station to dock and recharge for the next cleaning job.
Of course, neither robot vacuum can fully navigate homes without running into snags a few times. It’s recommended that you keep floors clear of cables, small objects, clothes, etc., before pressing Clean. Even then, the
iRobot uses the Roomba 600 series to highlight the suction power of later generations. As such, they list the
Other cleaning features are similar on both Roombas, such as the Edge-Sweeping Brush for sweeping along edges and corners, and the Auto Adjust Cleaning Head, which detects the surface type and adjusts how low the brushrolls should be. In general, you’ll find the
With similar runtimes of 90 minutes, these robot vacuums should have enough charge to clean entire floors of mid-sized homes. They’ll need to charge up for 2 to 3 hours afterwards before they can be ready for another cycle.
Homes with Pets
iRobot calls the filters on newer Roombas such as the e5 High-Efficiency Filters, which trap 99% of allergens from cats and dogs. In addition, the new rubber brushrolls and increased suction allow the
Another small addition on the
Both Roombas can be controlled via mobile app and voice controls.
With Wi-Fi connectivity, both
If you prefer giving vocal commands, these connected Roombas are already compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant powered devices. Of course, you can simply push the nice big button at the top to get them to start cleaning. Together with the auto-recharging feature, you can rely on the
In the end, what matters is how clean your floors get after a robot vacuum does its job. While the
Where the Roomba e5 becomes the better choice is if you have pets at home or have more carpeted areas that are harder to clean. You’ll love how the increased air power the e5 keeps your hardwood surfaces and carpets free from pet hair. Moreover, better air filters will ensure that allergens such as mold, dust mite, pollen, etc., get cleared away too.
No, it doesn’t have the iAdapt 2.0 navigation technology that the Roomba 900 models have. As such, it does not have a camera and can’t map rooms. Its iAdapt 1.0 system is still quite capable of navigating around the house, resulting in well-cleaned floors.
Yes, it can. Actually, all Roomba models with the iAdapt navigation system are equipped with Cliff Detect sensors that will warn the robot if it’s near a drop-off, steering it clear from stairs and ledges.
No, the self-emptying feature is a new function that’s only available on more advanced models like the