Hoover Sprint QuickVac Review

Hoover is to this day among the most popular vacuum cleaner brands in the industry. The brand has been around for ages and is known for its powerful upright vacuum cleaners.

The Hoover Sprint Quickvac is one of the best-selling units from the brand. It’s an upright vacuum that does wonders on different floor surfaces and types of dirt. It’s relatively easy to use and comes with a few accessories and tools to make the process even easier.

If you’re looking for a powerful yet compact upright vacuum, you should check out this Hoover model. Read our Sprint QuickVac UH20040 review of what it delivers and how it performs.

This Vacuum is For You:

  • If you have carpets – while it performs well on most floor types, the Hoover Sprint Quickvac UH20040 is great for carpeted surfaces.
  • If you need extended reach – this one comes with a long hose which allows you to access some hard-to-reach areas most uprights struggle to get to.
  • If you want an easy-to-use vacuum – this one has onboard accessories such as the removable cleaning wand, and is relatively lightweight for an upright. In most cases, it’s easy to maneuver with and store away.

This Vacuum Isn’t For You:

  • If you live in an apartment – while it might work out for you, keep in mind that the vacuum is quite loud. According to many reviews, the level of noise it produces might disrupt your neighbors if you live in an apartment building.
  • If you have hard floors – the Sprint Quickvac tends to struggle to pick up debris from hard floors. It does well picking up smaller debris such as hairs, as well as dust and pollens, but not so well with kibble or cereal.
  • If you need a full-sized upright – though this one is powerful and easy to use, it’s not as large as most uprights.


One of the most important things to mention is the 3-position height adjustment function. It allows you to adjust to different types of floors, making it easier to lay flat and pick up the dirt and dust.

Also, the vacuum features Multi-Cyclonic Technology, which enhances its performance. It helps the filter and the  dirt cup work better and for a more extended period as well.

It also comes with a removable handle which connects to the stretch hose, making it easier to reach tricky areas.


Its compact design is quite simple since it doesn’t have as many extra parts. The vacuum is fully assembled once you slide the handle into the base, which takes only a few seconds.

This vacuum has a power switch at the base which you press by feet. Its height adjustment knob is also on the head, but you’ll have to bend in order to adjust it to the preferred height.

It’s designed to be convenient and easy to store away when not in use.

Size & Dimensions

Though this is an upright vacuum, it’s important to note that it’s not as large as most other models in the market. It’s somewhat smaller, so most people don’t actually consider it to be a full-sized vacuum even though it performs like one.

It measures 12.8x10x30.5 inches while weighing only 12.75 pounds with all the accessories on board. Such dimensions make this one easy to use in small areas and above-floor surfaces.

Thanks to the Multi-Cyclonic technology of Hoover Sprint QuickVac , the fine particles get separated which prevents them from clogging the filter and disrupting the suction.


This Hoover model uses Multi-Cyclonic technology, which separates fine particles before reaching the filter. This way, it reduces the need for filter and dirt cup maintenance and keeps the suction at a steady level.

It doesn’t have suction adjustability or power modes, but it does come with height-adjustment function. It allows you to set it up depending on the type of floor surface you’re cleaning.

Accessories & Parts

Much like most uprights, this one also comes with only a few accessories. It features a crevice tool, dusting brush and an extension hose allowing extended reach.

Its stretch hose provides up to 7ft of reach which is great for above-floor cleaning. The dusting brush and crevice tool also add some to its overall versatility and efficiency.

It’s important to note that its accessories are stored onto the vacuum, meaning they’re always at hand.


Hoover provides a one-year limited warranty for the Hoover Sprint Quickvac UH20040. It’s a standard warranty deal that covers faults in manufacturing and materials.

According to customer reviews, the manufacturer doesn’t cover for damage caused by unauthorized repair, misuse, neglect, and normal wear and tear.


The Spring Quickvac is a versatile vacuum, but its performance varies depending on the floor surface. While it tackles most dirt and dust from both carpets and hard floor, the results might differ.

This one doesn’t have as many tools and accessories, and you cannot control its suction. For this reason, it does better on carpets than on hard floor.


Customer reviews say it does reasonably well on both high-pile and low-pile carpets thanks to its suction power and height-adjustment settings.

The Multi-Cyclonic technology helps pick up even the most persistent and embedded dirt from different rugs. In other words, you can expect to clean dirt, dust, pet hair, kibble, cereal, litter, and all kinds of other debris and particles.

Keep in mind though that its suction power might be too much at times you’re cleaning small rugs and mats.


Things aren’t as impressive when it comes to its performance on hard floors and other bare floors. While things like rice and sugar don’t present a problem, you might struggle to pick up cereal and kitty litter.

Its motorized brush roll does a relatively good job at pushing the debris towards the vacuum, but some pieces might just splatter around. For this reason, cereal is nearly impossible to clean.


Maneuvering this model isn’t the most difficult thing to do, but it’s also not the easiest. It weighs nearly 13 pounds, so you’ll definitely need some muscle work to push and turn it around.

Uprights are nearly always a bit tricky to maneuver with, but this one is somewhat smaller than the most. As a result, it’s also easier to work it around obstacles and under furniture.


Hoover Sprint Quickvac UH20040 requires some maintenance, but the entire process isn’t complicated, nor should it take too long. Its two filters, dirt cup, and one belt are the main things you should pay attention to.

Both the primary and secondary filters should be replaced every three to six months. According to reviews, you should replace the belt every twelve months unless you have to do it sooner.

While the vacuum is generally easy to clean, keep in mind that individual experience may vary depending on how you use it.


This one produces some 83db at 3’ away from the vacuum. Though many people consider it the average noise level, most users complain about how it’s too loud.

In reality, such excessive noise happens because the vacuum is as small. Your neighbors might hear it, but it’s unlikely it would disturb them as long as you use it at an appropriate hour.

Cordless or Cord?

The Sprint Quickvac is corded and has a 23’ long cable. Though it doesn’t store the cord inside the body, it features a cord wrap behind the canister. It helps keep the cable neatly stored when the vacuum is not in use.

Bag or Bagless?

This one is bagless and has a dust canister with a capacity of 2L in total. The canister is see-through, and it has an indicator that turns red when you’re supposed to empty it. Luckily, the emptying process is quite simple and doesn’t take much time.


It has two filters, the primary and secondary one. The system is quite efficient, and it doesn’t require much maintenance as we already mentioned.

It’s because the Multi-Cyclonic technology that helps with separating the dust particles before they reach the filters. As a result, the filtration system can work longer before it needs cleaning or replacing.


Pet owners struggle with all kinds of messes, so it’s only reasonable to look for a versatile vacuum that can tackle it all. Luckily, this Hoover model proved efficient on most such messes.

Kitty Litter

Cleaning kitty litter from hard and bare floors might be a bit tricky. Cleaning it from low-pile carpets is far easier, so you might want to place the box on such a surface. However, it eventually picks up litter from all surfaces, though some might require more elbow grease.

Pet Hair

Pet hair is often quite persistent, but the Sprint Quickvac does an excellent job of picking it up nonetheless. Its tools, suction, and ease of use make it ideal for such a task.

However, you should pay close attention to whether the tools are getting clogged. If your pet has long fur, we suggest you clean the tools regularly.

Is the Hoover Sprint Quickvac For You?

As we’ve mentioned in this Sprint QuickVac UH20040 review, this is an ideal vacuum if you’re looking for an efficient upright that’s not as large as such models tend to be. It comes with several attachments, long power cable, height-adjustment settings, and great filtration system.

As such, the Sprint Quickvac is an easy-to-use vacuum that’s also quite simple to store away. It does lack some useful features, and some consider it to be loud. Still, it’s worth your attention due to as many benefits it comes with.

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