2021 Car Cooler Comparison Chart [Compare Car Coolers]

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
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. Has adjustable interior shelf: Coleman PowerChill review.

Koolatron P-20

Compare Car Coolers: Koolatron P-20

$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, and also 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.

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. Also, it has dual cup holders on top.

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 also has 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, plus lower power consumption. Also comes in 4 different sizes. See full ARB50 Fridge Freezer 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 95DZW

Dometic CFX 95dzw Portable Fridge Freezer

$1579-1650 4.5 90 Quart 37.6″ x 18.5″ x 21″ Fridge + Freezer Compressor Side flip-up handles Powerful, efficient dual-zone unit can make ice, plus you can control temp from a smartphone. See full Dometic CFX Review or smaller Dometic CFX50.

Information We Did Not Include on the Cooler Comparison Chart:

First of all, the portable electric coolers above have several similar features. Therefore, for 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. In addition, warmers typically warm to 140 degrees. So, when you compare car coolers, keep this factor in mind.

Also, all units plug into a 12V outlet (which you probably already assumed anyway). Additionally, you can purchase a DC adapter separately to plug in the coolers at home or in an office.