Best Car Upholstery Cleaner Reviews of 2017

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KevianClean Interior Defense Eco-Friendly Car Upholstery Cleaner-24 Ounces Review

KevianClean Interior Defense Eco-Friendly Car Upholstery Cleaner-24 Ounces Review

It really works well and gets the job done in no time whatsoever. It might be a little expensive, but I do think it's totally worth it.

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Griot’s Garage Car Care Interior Cleaner-22 Ounces Review

Griot’s Garage Car Care Interior Cleaner-22 Ounces Review

I think this is a pretty good product. It cleans well, doesn't stink and doesn't have any dyes in it. Just good old fashioned cleaning power that gets the job done.

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Car Guys Super Cleaner-18 Ounces Review

Car Guys Super Cleaner-18 Ounces Review

This is a pretty good product. It was easy for me to use, cleaned well and didn't damage the materials I used it on. I would gladly recommend it to just about anyone.

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KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner-8 Ounces Review

KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner-8 Ounces Review

If you have leather seats and interior surfaces, then I would suggest that you give this product a try. It did a good job for me.

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Sonax Upholstery and Alcantara Cleaner-8.45 Ounces Review

Sonax Upholstery and Alcantara Cleaner-8.45 Ounces Review

All things considered, I think this was a pretty good product, although I'm sorry I couldn't have given it a thorough test on real Alcantara surfaces.

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Tuff Stuff Multi-Purpose Foam Cleaner-22 Ounces Review

Tuff Stuff Multi-Purpose Foam Cleaner-22 Ounces Review

It did a pretty good job on my dash and the cloth seats in my car though. It produces a foam that makes it easier to clean and requires less elbow grease than comparable cleaners.

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Chemical Guys Carpet & Upholstery Stain Extractor-16 Ounces Review

Chemical Guys Carpet & Upholstery Stain Extractor-16 Ounces Review

I used this product to clean a variety of different car interior surfaces and honestly, I think this cleaner did a pretty good job.

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ArmorAll Oxi Magic Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner-22 Ounces Review

ArmorAll Oxi Magic Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner-22 Ounces Review

I think that this is a pretty decent product that's reasonably priced. Sure, it's not the best car interior cleaner and may not work on all surfaces, but for the most part, it does do a good job.

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Meguiar’s Professional Strength Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner-19 Ounces Review

Meguiar’s Professional Strength Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner-19 Ounces Review

I think this is a decent upholstery cleaner. It might not be the best cleaner out there but it does do several things reasonably well. Besides, it does have a nice fresh scent that I really did like.

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Mothers Carpet & Upholstery All Fabric Cleaner-24 Ounces Review

Mothers Carpet & Upholstery All Fabric Cleaner-24 Ounces Review

This is a decent all-purpose cleaner that's good for light messes. However, if you need an upholstery cleaner that can tackle bigger messes, then you might want to find something else.

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KevianClean Interior Defense Eco-Friendly Car Upholstery Cleaner is a multipurpose auto upholstery cleaner that’s supposed to be able to handle a variety of different surfaces – from vinyl to faux leather. So I decided to take it out to my car and minivan and see how well it can handle those chores.

It comes in a twenty-four-ounce spray bottle, which makes it easy to carry around and to apply it to the surfaces I need to apply it to. This makes it easy to use this non-toxic cleaner for a variety of different cleaning jobs in your car, truck or van.

One of the first things I noticed about this product was that it had a nice scent and didn’t have that chemical smell a lot of cleaners nowadays have. Which is always a good thing, especially when you do the amount of cleaning I do on a regular basis.

I also noticed just how well this product cleaned whatever I sprayed it on. It really cleaned through some big messes on all parts of my car and van. I cleaned my bumpers with it, my dash, my seats and anything else I think I can use it on. It cleaned rubber, plastic, cloth seats and vinyl. The only thing I didn’t test it on was leather. That’s because this company makes another product to handle leather.

This upholstery cleaner didn’t just clean, however. It also protected the surface of the items I cleaned with UV protection. This should help my dash from getting damaged by the sun. Overall, I really have to say that Kevian Clean is one of the best car upholstery cleaner sprays I’ve used. It really works well and gets the job done in no time whatsoever. It might be a little expensive, but I do think it’s totally worth it.

9.7 Total Score
Bottom Line

It really works well and gets the job done in no time whatsoever. It might be a little expensive, but I do think it's totally worth it.

PROS
  • Works well
  • Has a nice scent
  • Non toxic
  • Protects
CONS
  • Higher cost than comparable products
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Griot’s Garage Car Care Interior Cleaner is a cleaner that comes in a 22-ounce spray bottle and is supposed to be good for all types of upholstery cleaning. Everything from seats to floor mats to dashboards, as well as all kinds of materials such as plastics, vinyl, and even rubber. I have even heard people saying that it’s the best car leather cleaner and upholstery cleaner they’ve ever used. Of course, I really couldn’t know, so I bought some of it and put it to the test in my car and my van. Here is what I found out.

The first thing I want to say about this product is that it doesn’t protect from the sun or from moisture. In fact, it has no UV or moisture shields in it. Nor does it have any conditioners. The only purpose of this product is to clean and that is where it truly does shine.

When I sprayed it on, I noticed that it didn’t have a fragrance to it or if it did, it was very light. Which is nice because the world seems full of all kinds of artificial scents, I really didn’t need a product that added another one to it. Despite its lack of smell, however, this product does really clean well. It’s one of the best cleaners I’ve used in quite some time and that’s saying a lot.

All things considered, I think this is a pretty good product. It cleans well, doesn’t stink and doesn’t have any dyes in it. Just good old fashioned cleaning power that gets the job done. I like that.

9.7 Total Score
Bottom Line

I think this is a pretty good product. It cleans well, doesn't stink and doesn't have any dyes in it. Just good old fashioned cleaning power that gets the job done.

PROS
  • Cleans well
  • No scent
  • No dyes
CONS
  • Does not protect
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Car Guys Super Cleaner comes in an 18-ounce spray bottle and has been described as one of the most versatile and effective multi-surface cleaners available. I decided to do a review to see if this was indeed the case.

I was hoping that this product would be the best car leather cleaner I could find. After all, it was pretty expensive for just 18-ounces of product. What I found out instead, was that this was a pretty good all around upholstery cleaner – it just wasn’t the best.

It was more than easy to use and did a really good job of cleaning. I could spray it on plastic, rubber, leather, vinyl or just about anything else and now in a couple of scrubs that the product I was working on was going to be clean. Sure, it did protect from the sun or condition leather, but it did do a good job of cleaning it. It also worked well on the carpet in my car. It got out the stains but didn’t discolor the material whatsoever. It’s pretty nice to find an all-around interior car cleaning product.

If I have to take everything into consideration, I would have to say that this is a pretty good product. It was easy for me to use, cleaned well and didn’t damage the materials I used it on. This might not be the absolute best for leather or for other interior surfaces, but it’s one of the better all-around cleaners I’ve used. I would gladly recommend it to just about anyone.

9.6 Total Score
Bottom Line

This is a pretty good product. It was easy for me to use, cleaned well and didn't damage the materials I used it on. I would gladly recommend it to just about anyone.

PROS
  • Easy to use
  • Cleans well
  • Good for multiple surfaces
CONS
  • A bit expensive
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I was pretty excited to try out KevianClean Leather Cleaner and Conditioner on the leather seats of my husband’s car. After all, I’ve used other cleaning products by this company and were pretty impressed by them, so I was hoping that this cleaner – which is geared toward taking care of leather surfaces will be the best car leather cleaner I’ve used so far.

Unfortunately, one of the first things that caught my attention about this cleaner was its price. It’s only an 8-ounce container but is in the same price range of other cleaners. Cleaners that offer more product for the money. It just wasn’t a great introduction to a product that I eventually came to like very much.

The label of this cleaner said that it cleaned, conditioned and protected at the same time and I feel like that’s a pretty accurate representation of this product’s performance. When I cleaned the car seats in my husband’s car, they came out beautiful. They were clean, nicely conditioned and were pretty supple as well. I was very pleased with the results.

Of course, if you’re looking for an all-around cleaner, then you will have to look elsewhere. That’s because this product is only really good for leather products. However, if you do have leather seats and interior surfaces, then I would suggest that you give this product a try. It did a good job for me and I think it might do the same for you.

9.5 Total Score
Bottom Line

If you have leather seats and interior surfaces, then I would suggest that you give this product a try. It did a good job for me.

PROS
  • Cleans well
  • Easy to use
  • Conditions
  • Protects
CONS
  • Expensive
  • Only good for leather surfaces
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Sonax Upholstery and Alcantara Cleaner is an upholstery cleaner that comes in an 8.45-ounce can. As you can tell by its name, it’s a product that’s made for both upholstery and for Alcantara. I decided that it would probably do a pretty good job on my two vehicles, so I bought myself a can.

To be honest, I didn’t even know what Alcantara was until I received this product. I had to look it up on the Internet. And when I discovered what it was I felt kind of dumb. I actually am familiar with this material, I just never knew what it was called. I guess you learn something new every day.

Anyway, even though this product was kind of expensive, I decided to give it a test and see how well it could clean the interiors of my two vehicles. And I have to say I was fairly impressed. While it wasn’t the best car upholstery cleaner I’ve ever used, it did more than a serviceable job on my vehicle’s interiors.

I didn’t have any Alcantara to test it on but I did test it on the fabrics in my car and minivan and it did a pretty good job. It got stains out of the cloth seats and made them smell nice. All things considered, I think this was a pretty good product, although I’m sorry I couldn’t have given it a thorough test on real Alcantara surfaces.

9.5 Total Score
Bottom Line

All things considered, I think this was a pretty good product, although I'm sorry I couldn't have given it a thorough test on real Alcantara surfaces.

PROS
  • Works well
  • Easy to use
  • Especially made for Alcantara seats
CONS
  • Expensive
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The first thing I noticed about Tuff Stuff Multi-Purpose Foam Cleaner is that it came in a twenty-two-ounce aerosol can. I wanted to test to see how well it cleaned the interior of my car, so I put it to the test in my car, my husband’s car and our minivan. I was hopeful that it would be the best car interior cleaner I had used so far, but it just fell short of being the very best.

This cleaner does a great job cleaning fabric, carpet, vinyl and a variety of different plastics. I spot tested it on an inconspicuous part of my husband’s leather seats, but it looked a bit discolored so I decided not to do any further testing on leather with this product.

It did a pretty good job on my dash and the cloth seats in my car though. It produces a foam that makes it easier to clean and requires less elbow grease than comparable cleaners. It’s just a product that does a very good job. I don’t think it’s suitable for all fabrics but it does have quite a bit going for itself. I don’t think I’d have a problem using this product again in the future.

9.5 Total Score
Bottom Line

It did a pretty good job on my dash and the cloth seats in my car though. It produces a foam that makes it easier to clean and requires less elbow grease than comparable cleaners.

PROS
  • Cleans well
  • Doesn't require a lot of elbow grease
  • Good on carpet and vinyl
  • Inexpensive
CONS
  • Not suitable for all fabrics
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Chemical Guys Carpet & Upholstery Stain Extractor is a product that’s supposed to be good on a variety of surfaces inside of a car. It’s supposed to be able to remove stains from carpets and upholstery and a variety of other surfaces. I wanted to see if this product could really do all of these things, so I got myself a 16-ounce bottle of it and begin testing it out for this review.

When I first ordered this product I said to myself that it was pretty expensive for just 16-ounces, but I was pretty relieved when I discovered that this cleaner is actually concentrated. The label says that a 20 to 1 ratio is needed for most cleaning jobs, but I ended up using a 15 to 1 ratio to get what I needed to be done done. Still, that’s not too bad of a ratio and I ended up getting pretty good use out of this cleaner.

I used this product to clean a variety of different car interior surfaces. I cleaned the headliners to both my vehicles (my car and minivan) and cleaned the interior of my husband’s car. And honestly, I think this cleaner did a pretty good job. Sure, it’s not going to be mistaken for the best car upholstery cleaner but it does do a pretty good job. Overall, I think this is a pretty decent product that I would use again. It’s a really good cleaner in a field with a lot of competition and it still received a pretty good score. I think that says a lot about it.

9.4 Total Score
Bottom Line

I used this product to clean a variety of different car interior surfaces and honestly, I think this cleaner did a pretty good job.

PROS
  • Cleans well
  • Concentrated
  • Easy to use
CONS
  • Small bottle
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ArmorAll Oxi Magic Carpet and Upholstery Cleaner is a cleaning product from a company that I think most people have heard about at some point during their lives. And one that I think has a pretty good reputation. Which is why I was excited to review it and to see just how well it does the job it’s supposed to do – cleaning the interior of my car.

This 22-ounce spray bottle of cleaning solution can be used on a variety of different surfaces. It can be used on carpet, floor mats, door panels, plastic surfaces, headliners, vinyl surfaces, and upholstery. However, that doesn’t mean it can be used on any surface. It shouldn’t be used on leather or suede, at least in my opinion. Which is why I didn’t test it out on these surfaces.

On the surfaces I did clean, I noticed that it did a pretty good job. Yes, I did have to use a little more elbow grease than I would’ve liked, but this product did finally remove the dirt and grime I was trying to remove with it. And it did so without causing any discoloration or other damage.

All things considered, I think that this is a pretty decent product that’s reasonably priced. Sure, it’s not the best car interior cleaner and may not work on all surfaces, but for the most part, it does do a good job. I think I would recommend it for someone looking for a simple cleaner.

9.2 Total Score
Bottom Line

I think that this is a pretty decent product that's reasonably priced. Sure, it's not the best car interior cleaner and may not work on all surfaces, but for the most part, it does do a good job.

PROS
  • Cleans well
  • Easy to use
  • Reasonably priced
CONS
  • Required some elbow grease
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Meguiar’s Professional Strength Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner comes in a 19-ounce bottle and is designed to be a professional quality cleaner to clean the interior of your car. And that’s why I decided to review it and see just how well it cleaned.

The cleaning solution that comes out of this bottle comes out in a foam. A foam that’s supposed to power through even the toughest of stains. However, I found that not to be the case. As I used this product, I noticed that while it did a decent job with general messes, it kind of came up short against really big stains. Which is a crying shame, in my opinion. I was hoping for a whole lot more from this product.

However, I did notice that it dried quickly and didn’t leave a residue like many other cleaners might do. When it dried you almost couldn’t tell that a cleaner had been applied to the surface. The only thing that really reveals the fact that the surface had been cleaned is the nice fresh scent it leaves behind.

In my estimation, I think this is a decent upholstery cleaner. Sure, it might not be the best cleaner out there but it does do several things reasonably well. Besides, it does have a nice fresh scent that I really did like.

9 Total Score
Bottom Line

I think this is a decent upholstery cleaner. It might not be the best cleaner out there but it does do several things reasonably well. Besides, it does have a nice fresh scent that I really did like.

PROS
  • Decent cleaner
  • Easy to use
  • Nice scent
CONS
  • Not very powerful
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Mothers Carpet & Upholstery All Fabric Cleaner is an upholstery cleaner that comes in a simply spray bottle. It’s one that I have wanted to review for some time now, but have never got around to it – until just now. So without further adieu, here is my review of this cleaning product.

The first thing I realized when I began using this product was that it could be used on a variety of different materials. It can be used to clean carpets, vinyl, sheepskin and plastic. It can also be used in the car or in the home. I decided to use it in my two vehicles and on my sofa – just to give it a fair shake.

The first thing that I noticed about this product was that it did a pretty good job on light messes. I used it on my car’s headliners, its carpets and on its seats. In all instances it did a good job, except when it came to a ground-in stain. Under those circumstances, it just didn’t have the power to lift the stain out.

I had the same experience with it in my home. It worked fine on light messes, but when it came to heavy set-stains, then it didn’t do such a good job. Which is a shame for a cleaner that’s reasonably priced like this one.

All things considered, this is a decent all-purpose cleaner that’s good for light messes. However, if you need an upholstery cleaner that can tackle bigger messes, then you might want to find something else.

8.8 Total Score
Bottom Line

This is a decent all-purpose cleaner that's good for light messes. However, if you need an upholstery cleaner that can tackle bigger messes, then you might want to find something else.

PROS
  • Decent cleaner
  • Easy to use
  • Home & vehicle use
CONS
  • Not very powerful
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