Whether you’re planning a road trip, camping adventure, or simply looking for a way to keep your food and drinks cool while on the go, a car refrigerator can be a game-changer. These portable devices are designed to fit easily in your car, and are perfect for keeping perishables and beverages chilled while you’re out and about. However, with so many options on the market, it can be challenging to know which refrigerator is right for you. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best refrigerators for cars, so you can find the perfect one to suit your needs and make your next journey even more enjoyable.
1. The Ultimate Refrigeration Solution for RVs and Cars: EUHOMY Car Refrigerator
Euhomy car refrigerator is an ideal solution for RV1/truck drivers, boat owners, and campers to store their food, snacks, beverages, and other items while traveling. It is designed with two storage zones that reduce odor and maintain freshness. With a powerful capacity, it can hold up to 58 cans of cola, 36 bottles of water, or 18 bottles of red wine.
The smart battery protection function of this portable refrigerator freezer prevents the car power supply from overloading or short-circuiting. It comes with 110/240V AC and 12/24V DC adapters, making it a versatile appliance that can be used at home or in the car. The RV refrigerator has three battery protection modes at different levels, ensuring uninterrupted use while preventing the risk of running out of power.
The damping and handle design of this 12-volt refrigerator is user-friendly. The damping design ensures that the appliance remains stable even when the car is climbing at an inclination angle of 30 degrees. The non-slip base and handle design make it easy to move the camping refrigerators while minimizing the degree of body tilt and protecting your lumbar spine.
The LCD touch panel of this powered cooler allows you to adjust the temperature range between -4℉-68℉ (-20℃-20℃) and select different modes to meet your needs. The Bluetooth mode of the portable fridge lets you remotely control it with a mobile app. Additionally, this 12-volt freezer adopts advanced 3D refrigeration technology and a powerful compressor for fast cooling. It has a low noise level of only 40 decibels, making it an ideal appliance for those who want to enjoy iced drinks quickly and quietly.
• Dual storage areas and a powerful capacity
• Smart battery protection function and home/car dual-use
• Damping and handle design for stability and convenience
• LCD touch panel and Bluetooth connection for easy operation
• High efficiency and low noise level
• May not be suitable for those who do not require a portable refrigerator freezer
• Higher cost compared to regular refrigerators
- DUAL STORAGE AREA&POWERFUL CAPACITY - Euhomy car refrigerator is equipped with two zone. Dual storage areas can reduce odor. Portable refrigerator freezer allows you to store a variety of foods while keeping fresh. This powerful rv fridge can hold 58can cola, or 36 bottles water or 18 bottles red wine, which fully meets RV1 / truck drivers,boat owners and campers to store seafood, snacks,meat, and beverages, travel, boating, and camping needs.
- SMART BATTERY PROTECTION & HOME/CAR DUAL-USE - Euhomy car fridge 12v is equipped with 110/240V AC and 12/24V DC adapters, which can be used at home or in the car. The RV refrigerator provides three (low, medium, and high) battery protection functions at different levels. This design can prevent the car power supply from being overloaded or short-circuited, so you don’t have to worry about running out of car power when using the 12 volt fridge. All this is for you to enjoy the journey.
- DAMPING & HANDLE DESIGN - The damping design of the portable fridge is very friendly! Because of its overall external smooth lines and equipped with a multi-functional non-slip base, the lateral displacement is greatly reduced. When your car is climbing at an inclination angle of 30 degrees, the 12 volt refrigerator can still run stably. The humanized handle design is convenient for you to move the camping refrigerators while reducing the degree of body tilt and protecting your lumbar spine.
- LCD TOUCH PANEL & BLUETOOTH CONNECTION - The LCD touch panel allows you to directly see the operation of the 12v refrigerator for car and adjust the temperature range at any time. You can set any temperature between -4℉-68℉ (-20℃-20℃) on the panel. You can also choose ECO and Max through the LCD touch panel to meet your various needs! Powered cooler also has a Bluetooth mode, with a mobile app, so you can remotely control it without being around the machine.
- HIGH EFFICIENCY & LOW NOISE - Euhomy 12 volt freezer adopts advanced 3D refrigeration technology and is equipped with a powerful compressor for fast cooling. The sound of the 12v fridge is only 40 decibels when it is running, allowing you to quickly and quietly enjoy iced drinks. Not only that, our 12v freezer has UL energy-saving certification, which consumes very low energy. Compared with other ordinary refrigerators, our average energy consumption is only 45W. This will benefit your wallet.
2. Car Fridge with 12/24V DC and 100-240V AC Power Options for Outdoor Adventures
The BODEGA 12Volt refrigerator is a powerful and versatile car fridge that comes with dual zones, each with a capacity of 18L (19 Quart)=36L(38 Quart). The two zones can be independently controlled for temperature and if you want only one zone, you can take off the middle plate. This car refrigerator can hold up to 41 cans of cola, or 21 bottles of water, or 13 bottles of red wine, allowing you to decide which side to use as the freezer or fridge zone. The fridge also supports WIFI connection and app control, making it easy to use with both Android and iOS devices.
This car fridge is energy-saving and powerful with a protect system for different level H/M/L that can correspond to different startup voltage and shutdown voltage respectively. The strong compressor can make the empty portable refrigerator temperature drop to 32℉(0℃) by max mode. The wireless design keeps items cool even when you turn off the power during your journey. If you need to store more frozen foods, it is recommended that you pre-cool the fridge before traveling.
The BODEGA 12v fridge is anti-shaking, providing a silent and comfortable environment due to its overall external smooth lines and multi-functional non-slip base, which greatly reduces lateral displacement. Even when your car is climbing at an inclination angle of 30 degrees, the car portable freezer can still run stably. The portable car refrigerator includes a built-in LED light design to make it easy to find things at night, and a bottom drain hole that is convenient for cleaning.
The cooler for cars comes with a value pack and friendly design, including 1 cigarette lighter connector, 1 wall plug, 1 wall plug adapter, 1 user manual, and 2 baskets. The RV refrigerator also includes a USB charging port, portable stretchable handles, and off-road wheels, making it perfect for outdoor activities.
The BODEGA car fridge 12v is equipped with 120/240V AC and 12/24V DC adapters, which can be used at home or in the car. The RV freezer line length is about 2.6m. The compressor has a 5-year lifespan, and there is a 1-year warranty on all other parts. The manufacturer also provides a professional technical support team responsible for the portable car freezer, ensuring a wonderful experience for customers.
• Dual zone with independent temperature control
• App control and WIFI connection for ease of use
• Anti-shaking design for stable and quiet operation
• Energy-saving and powerful compressor
• Value pack with friendly design for outdoor activities
• Equipped with adapters for home and car use
• 5-year lifespan on compressor and 1-year warranty on other parts
• Professional technical support team available
• No clear information on energy efficiency or power consumption
• May be too bulky for some users to carry or store
• Some users may prefer a fridge with a larger capacity
- 👍DUAL ZONE AND APP CONTROL CAR FRIDGE:BODEGACOOLER 12Volt refrigerator is equipped with two zone,the two zones can be independently controlled for temperature 36L(38 Quart).If you want only one zone,you can take off the middle plate.This powerful rv fridge can hold 41cans cola,or 21 bottles water or 13 bottles red wine.It's up to you to decide which side to use as the freezer or fridge zone.Our car refrigerator support WIFI connection, App control.(For android and ios)
- 👍 ENERGY SAVING&POWERFUL:BODEGACOOLER car fridge 12v has protect system for different level H/M/L. The system can correspond to different startup voltage and shutdown voltage respectively.Strong compressor can make the empty portable refrigerator temperature's to 32℉(0℃) by max mode.RV refrigerator design of wireless keep items very cool when you turn off the power during your journey.If you need to store more frozen foods, we recommend that you pre-cool the fridge before traveling
- 👍ANTI-SHAKING: BODEGACOOLER 12v fridge provides a silent and comfortable environment for you.Because of its overall external smooth lines and equipped with a multi-functional non-slip base, the lateral displacement is greatly reduced. When your car is climbing at an inclination angle of 30 degrees, the car portable freezer can still run stably.Our portable car refrigerator allows you to enjoy cold drinks in stable and quiet during the trip
- 👍VALUE PACK AND FRIENDLY DESIGN:You will get a portable car fridge,1 cigarette lighter connector,1 wall plug,1 wall plug adapter,1 user manual,2 baskets.The built-in LED light design let you easily to get things at night.The bottom drain hole is convenient for cleaning the 12 volt refrigerators.Our cooler for cars also includes USB charging port,our RV refrigerator 12v has portable stretchable handles and off-road wheels which increase its portability.It's perfect for outdoor activities
- 👍WARRANTY&SUPPORT: 5 Years Life Span on the compressor and 1 Year warranty on all other parts.We have a professional technical support team responsible for the portable car freezer.If you have any problems,please feel free to contact us via Amazon.We will response you in 24 hours and let you have an wonderful experience.BODEGACOOLER car fridge 12v is equipped with 120/240V AC and 12/24V DC adapters, which can be used at home or in the car.The RV freezer line length is about 2.6m.
3. Keep Your Food Fresh Anywhere with the AstroAI 12 Volt Car Refrigerator
Our heavy-duty 12 volt refrigerator has a high capacity of 15L, providing ample storage for food and drinks. Its interior size of 13.8”L x 9.6”W x 7.1”H and power cooler feature make it ideal for use as both a fridge and a freezer, keeping drinks, fruit, ice cream, vegetables, seafood, meat, skincare products, milk, and more chilled or frozen. It’s perfect for picnics, barbecues, camping, house parties, and any adventure you embark on.
One of the most significant advantages of this portable refrigerator is its fast cooling capability, which can cool to 32°F in just 15 minutes when empty. It takes approximately an hour to reach its lowest temperature of -4°F (-20°C). You can switch between the MAX and ECO modes for faster cooling or energy-saving. The refrigerator consumes less than 1 KW.H per day in ECO mode, making it energy-efficient. Note that the operating temperature should not exceed 131℉.
Another advantage is its battery-saving modes. The portable freezer includes three power-saving levels, namely low, medium, and high, which help reduce power consumption to the desired level, maximizing the car’s battery life. Once you set a level, the refrigerator will automatically re-apply the setting whenever you turn it on.
The functional design of the fridge includes an LED display that ensures easy operation and temperature checking in low-light conditions. Its USB port allows you to conveniently charge your phone. The UL-listed car cigarette lighter extension cord and AC input both have replaceable fuses that protect against overloads and short circuits.
Moreover, the AstroAI 15L fridge/freezer includes both a 12V/24V DC and a 100V-240V AC adapter, making it seamless to use whether at home or in your car. You can even use it outdoors with a portable power bank, making it perfect for outdoor activities like camping or hiking.
However, one potential disadvantage of this portable refrigerator is its weight, which may be a little heavy for some users to carry around. Additionally, its price point may be higher than some other portable refrigerators due to its advanced features and high-quality materials.
- HIGH CAPACITY: Our heavy-duty 12 volt refrigerator boasts an ample 15L capacity and a sizeable interior of 13.8”L x 9.6”W x 7.1”H. The refrigerator uses its power cooler to function as both a fridge and a freezer, keeping drinks, fruit, ice cream, vegetables, seafood, meat, skincare products, milk and more chilled or frozen. It’s an ideal fridge for picnics, barbecues, camping, house parties, and wherever adventure takes you.
- FAST COOLING: With its powerful compressor, the car refrigerator can cool to 32°F at most in 15 minutes when empty; it takes about an hour to reach its lowest temperature of -4°F (-20°C). You can switch between the MAX and ECO modes for faster cooling or energy saving. (It consumes less than 1 KW.H per day in ECO mode). NOTE: The operating temperature does not exceed 131℉.)
- BATTERY SAVING MODES: Our portable freezer includes three power-saving levels: low, medium, and high. These modes reduce power consumption to the desired level, maximizing car’s battery life. Once you set a level, the refrigerator will automatically re-apply the setting whenever you turn it on.
- FUNCTIONAL DESIGN: The fridge’s LED display ensures easy operation and temperature checking in low-light conditions. Its USB port allows you to conveniently charge your phone. The UL-listed car cigarette lighter extension cord and AC input both have replaceable fuses that protect against overloads and short circuits.
- AC/DC Adapters: The AstroAI 15L fridge/freezer includes both a 12V/24V DC and a 100V-240V AC adapter for seamless use whether at home or in your car. You can even use it outdoors with a portable power bank! Father Day Gifts.
4. Keep Your Beverages Cold and Refreshing with ICECO VL60 Portable Refrigerator
【Independent Control】 – The dual-zone feature with independent control enables you to use the refrigerator and freezer in any combination or turn off one zone to save energy.
【SECOP Compressor】 – The SECOP compressor allows for a cooling range from 0°F to 50°F (-18℃~10℃) and provides a choice between MAX mode for fast cooling or ECO mode for energy efficiency. The compressor also ensures the refrigerator can operate efficiently under a tilt of up to 40°.
【Car and Home Use】 – Equipped with both a DC cord and an AC cable, this portable refrigerator can be used both in the car and at home. The independent 12V/24V DC and 110-240V AC output ports eliminate the need for multiple wires and make the usage environment cleaner and safer.
【User-friendly Design】 – The height of the refrigerator is designed to fit tonneau covers of pickup trucks. The metal shell, thickened inner wall, and foldable pull-down lock provide excellent insulation. The interior lights make it convenient to access items in the dark, and the two removable wired baskets make it easy to empty and restock the fridge.
【Warranty & Services】 – The compressor comes with a 5-year warranty, and all other parts have a 1-year warranty. Customer service is available through the phone line, and Amazon messages will be answered within 24 hours, even on weekends.
• Dual-zone with independent control for flexible use and energy-saving.
• SECOP compressor with a wide cooling range and a choice of cooling modes for better efficiency.
• Can be used in cars and homes with multiple output ports.
• User-friendly design with a convenient interior and removable wired baskets.
• Long warranty period and responsive customer service.
• No significant disadvantages found.
5. AstroAI 12 Volt Car Refrigerator: The Solution for Travelers Who Want to Keep Things Cool
Our 12-volt refrigerator boasts a large 35L capacity, allowing it to function as both a fridge and freezer for a wide range of items including beverages, fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, skincare products, and milk. It features a larger interior dimension of 12.9″(L)x 10.5″(W)x 12.2″(H) and a smaller interior dimension of 10.5″(L) x6.3 “(W) x5.7 “(H), making it perfect for picnics, barbecues, camping, house parties, and travel.
One of the main advantages of our refrigerator is its fast cooling capability. The powerful compressor can cool to 32°F within 30 minutes when empty, and it takes approximately 45 minutes to reach its lowest temperature of -4°F. Additionally, it has two cooling modes: MAX for fast cooling and ECO for energy-saving. ECO mode uses less than 1 KW.H per day, which is very efficient.
Our portable refrigerator includes three levels of battery protection: low, medium, and high, which maximizes vehicle battery life. Once a level is set, the refrigerator will automatically apply it whenever turned on. It also has a functional design, including an LED display panel for checking and setting temperature, built-in LED light for dark environments, and a handle for easy portability. Furthermore, the UL-listed car cigarette lighter extension cord with a built-in ceramic fuse provides excellent protection from overloads and short circuits.
Another significant advantage is the versatility of the refrigerator. It comes with a 12/24V DC and 100V to 240V AC adapter, making it ideal for use in a car or at home. It can even be used outdoors with a portable power bank.
However, one disadvantage of our refrigerator is that it requires a power source to function. It cannot run on its own, which may be inconvenient for some users. Another potential downside is that it may be heavier than other portable refrigerators due to its larger capacity.
In summary, our 12-volt refrigerator is an excellent choice for those looking for a portable and versatile cooling solution. It has a large capacity, fast cooling capability, battery protection, functional design, and versatility. However, it requires a power source to function and may be heavier than other options.
- LARGE CAPACITY: Our 12 volt refrigerator, with its large 35L capacity, works as a fridge or freezer to keep items like beverages, fruits, ice cream, vegetables, seafood, meats, skincare products, and milk chilled or frozen. Larger interior dimension 12.9"(L)x 10.5"(W)x 12.2"(H), and smaller interior dimension 10.5"(L) x6.3 "(W) x5.7 "(H). Great for picnics, barbecues, camping, house parties, and travel.
- FAST COOLING: With its powerful compressor, the car refrigerator can cool to 32°F at most in 30 minutes when empty; it takes about 45 minutes to reach its lowest temperature of -4°F. Choose between MAX mode for fast cooling and ECO mode for energy saving. (It consumes less than 1 KW.H per day in ECO mode)
- BATTERY PROTECTION: Includes three levels of battery protection: low, medium, and high. The portable freezer reduces power consumption to the desired level, maximizing vehicle battery life. Once you set a level, the refrigerator will automatically re-apply the setting whenever you turn it on.
- FUNCTIONAL DESIGNS: The LED display panel helps check and set the temperature in low light. Built-in LED light helps you to find the items in dark environment. Handle design helps you to move this refrigerator easily.The UL-listed car cigarette lighter extension cord with a built-in ceramic fuse provides first-class protection from overloads and short circuits.
- VERSATILE: With the included 12/24V DC and 100V to 240V AC adapter, you can cool your belongings with this portable refrigerator at home or in your car. You can even use it outdoors with a portable power bank!
In conclusion, portable refrigerators have become increasingly popular for those who need to keep food and beverages cold while on the go. The top products in this category are characterized by their advanced features, durability, and energy efficiency. They come in various sizes and styles, including compressor and thermoelectric models, to meet a range of needs and preferences. Some of the advanced features include digital temperature controls, low voltage protection, and built-in battery monitors. When choosing a portable refrigerator, it’s important to consider the intended use, available space, and power source. With the right portable refrigerator, users can enjoy cold food and drinks while camping, boating, or traveling, without the need for ice or a traditional cooler. The convenience and flexibility offered by portable refrigerators make them an essential item for outdoor enthusiasts, road trippers, and anyone who needs to keep their food and drinks cold on the go.
What is a car refrigerator?
A car refrigerator is a portable refrigerator designed for use in vehicles, typically powered by the car’s battery or a separate power source.
What are the key features to look for when choosing a car refrigerator?
When choosing a car refrigerator, key features to consider include storage capacity, power source options, temperature range, insulation, and durability. Depending on your intended use, you may also want to look for additional features such as a built-in freezer or Bluetooth connectivity.
What is the best car refrigerator for general use?
For general use, a car refrigerator with a storage capacity of around 30-40 liters, good insulation, and multiple power source options is typically sufficient. Some of the best options in this category include the Dometic CFX 40W, the Engel MR040F-U1, and the ARB 50QT.
What is the best car refrigerator for camping or outdoor use?
For camping or outdoor use, a car refrigerator with a large storage capacity, sturdy construction, and low power consumption is recommended. Some of the best options in this category include the Whynter FM-85G, the Alpicool C15, and the Costway 54-Quart Portable Refrigerator/Freezer.
What is the best budget car refrigerator?
For those on a budget, there are several options available that still offer decent performance. Some of the best budget car refrigerators include the Ausranvik 26-Quart Portable Fridge Freezer, the Koolatron P20 12V Compact Cooler, and the Cooluli Mini Fridge Electric Cooler and Warmer. These refrigerators typically offer a smaller storage capacity and fewer features compared to more expensive models.