Car Cooler Comparison Chart for 2019

Before you spend any money, compare car coolers by price, customer rating, cooler size and capacity, compressor vs thermoelectric, plus cooler/warmer or fridge/freezer and more. You can pay less and find the best portable car cooler for you!

Car Coolers

Price (approx) Rating
1-5
Capacity Dimensions Cooler Type Cooling Type Carrying Handle Special Features

Coleman PowerChill Thermoelectric Cooler

Coleman PowerChill Thermoelectric Cooler

$107 4.0 40 Quart 16″ x 17.5″ x 24″ Cooler Thermoelectric Molded side handles Can be used horizontally like ice chest or upright like mini fridge. Moreover, door converts to open from right or left side. Includes adjustable interior shelf. See full Coleman PowerChill review.

Igloo Iceless Cooler 40 Quart

Igloo Iceless Cooler, 40 Quart Size

$102 4.5 40 Quart 22″ x 16″ x 17″ Cooler Thermoelectric Molded side handles Can be used horizontally like ice chest or upright like mini fridge. Includes adjustable shelf. Convection cooling system. See full Igloo Iceless Cooler review.

Igloo Iceless Cooler, 26 Quart

Igloo Iceless Cooler, 26 Quart Size

$87 4.0 26 Quart 17″ x 13″ x 18″ Cooler Thermoelectric Carrying handle + molded side handles Convection cooling system.

Koolatron P-20

Kollatron P-20 Thermoelectric Cooler + Warmer

$112 4.0 18 Quart 18″ x 9″ x 16.5″ Cooler + Warmer Thermoelectric Carrying handle Slim, compact design that can fit behind a car seat or sometimes between seats like a console.

Wagan EL6224

Wagan EL6224 Cooler/Warmer

$90 4.5 24 Liter 18″ x 17.5″ x 13″ Cooler + Warmer Thermoelectric Carrying Handle Tall cooler, designed to fit wine bottles or 2L soda bottles upright. See full Wagan Car Cooler review.

Black & Decker Travel Cooler

Black & Decker Travel Cooler

$65 4.0 2.3 Gallon 17.5″ x 11″ x 14″ Cooler + Warmer Thermoelectric Shoulder strap Zippered side storage, dual cup holders on top. See full Travel Cooler review.

Wagan Personal Cooler

Wagan Personal Cooler/Warmer

$85 4.0 14 Liter 21″ x 12.6″ x 11″ Cooler + Warmer Thermoelectric Shoulder strap Extra long 9-foot power cord. Dual cup holders on top.

Knox Electric Cooler

Knox Electric Cooler + Warmer, 48 Quart Size

$150 4.5 48 Quart 22″ x 18″ x 16.4″ Cooler + Warmer Thermoelectric Side flip-up handles & rolling wheels Comes with built-in AC home plug & DC car plug. Large side handle flips up and cooler can be rolled on wheels. See full Knox 48 Cooler review.

Whynter 65 Quart Fridge-Freezer

Whynter 65 Quart Portable Fridge-Freezer

$725-755 3.9 65 Quart 28″ x 18″ x 21″ Fridge + Freezer Compressor Side flip-up handles More powerful unit for RV’ers and van dwellers has dual units and “fast freeze” feature. See full Whynter 65 Quart Review.

Dometic CFX 75DZW

Dometic CFX 75dzw Portable Fridge Freezer

$1150-1230 4.1 74 Quart 35″ x 19.5″ x 18.5″ Fridge + Freezer Compressor Side flip-up handles Powerful, efficient dual-zone unit that can make ice, and you can control temp from a smartphone. See full Dometic CFX 75DZW Review or smaller Dometic CFX50.

Costway Portable Fridge Freezer

Costway Portable Fridge Freezer

$379-399 4.3 54 Quart 27″ x 13.5″ x 21″ Fridge + Freezer Compressor Side grab handles Compact, narrow upright design with discounted price. Plus, choose from fast-cool or ECO modes. See full Costway Fridge/Freezer Review.

ABR 50 Fridge Freezer

ARB 50 Fridge Freezer

$970-990 4.4 50 Quart 27″ x 15″ x 20″ Fridge + Freezer Compressor Side grab handles Heavy-duty portable fridge with freezer with lower power consumption. Plus, comes in 4 different sizes. See full ARB50 Fridge Freezer Review.

Information We Did Not Include on the Cooler Comparison Chart:

The portable electric coolers above have several similar features. Therefore, or simplicity’s sake, we did not include them on the chart.

For example, all coolers chill to approximately 36-40 degrees below the ambient temperature. Similarly, warmers typically warm to 140 degrees.

All units plug into a 12V outlet. Additionally, you can purchase a DC adapter separately to plug in the coolers at home or in an office.