For those who frequently take road trips or enjoy camping, having a refrigerator in your car can be a game-changer. No longer do you have to rely on ice or stop at gas stations to keep your food and drinks cold. However, with so many options available, it can be tough to know which refrigerator is the best for your needs. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best refrigerators for cars on the market, including their features, pros, and cons, to help you make the best decision for your next adventure.
1. Portable and Versatile: EUHOMY Car Refrigerator for All Your Adventures
Euhomy car refrigerator comes with dual storage zones that help to reduce odor and keep food fresh. The portable refrigerator freezer is perfect for storing a variety of food items, including seafood, snacks, meat, and beverages. With a powerful capacity, this rv fridge can hold up to 58 cans of cola, 36 bottles of water, or 18 bottles of red wine, making it ideal for truck drivers, boat owners, and campers who need to store their food and drinks on-the-go.
This car fridge is designed for both home and car use and comes with 110/240V AC and 12/24V DC adapters. It also provides three levels of battery protection, low, medium, and high, to prevent overloading or short-circuiting the car power supply. With its damping and handle design, the portable fridge can run stably even when the car is climbing at an inclination angle of 30 degrees, while the humanized handle makes it easy to move around and protects your lumbar spine.
The 12v refrigerator for car features an LCD touch panel that allows you to adjust the temperature range between -4℉-68℉ (-20℃-20℃) and choose between ECO and Max settings to suit your needs. It also has a Bluetooth mode that enables you to remotely control it through a mobile app. The fridge is equipped with advanced 3D refrigeration technology and a powerful compressor for fast cooling, producing a low noise level of only 40 decibels. Additionally, it has UL energy-saving certification, consuming only 45W, making it a cost-effective option compared to other refrigerators on the market.
• Dual storage zones reduce odor and keep food fresh
• Large storage capacity for storing a variety of food items and drinks
• Suitable for both home and car use, with battery protection features
• Damping and handle design ensures stable operation and protects your lumbar spine
• LCD touch panel and Bluetooth connection enable convenient temperature control and remote operation
• Advanced 3D refrigeration technology and a powerful compressor ensure fast cooling with low noise and energy consumption
• The cost of the product may be high compared to other portable refrigerators on the market
• The size and weight of the product may not be suitable for those with limited space or who frequently move around.
- 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. Perfect Companion for Road Trips – BODEGA 12 Volt Car Refrigerator with Smart Features
The BODEGA 12Volt car fridge offers dual zone cooling and App control. With two independently controlled temperature zones of 18L and 19 Quart, this fridge can hold up to 41 cans of cola, 21 bottles of water or 13 bottles of red wine. The middle plate can be removed to use only one zone. The fridge can be controlled through its App via WIFI and is compatible with both Android and iOS.
The car fridge features a powerful compressor that can lower the temperature to 32℉ (0℃) in max mode. It also has a protect system for different levels H/M/L, corresponding to different startup and shutdown voltage. The fridge’s wireless design helps keep items cool even when the power is off during travel. However, for storing more frozen food, it is recommended to pre-cool the fridge before traveling.
The fridge is equipped with a multi-functional non-slip base to reduce lateral displacement and provide a comfortable and silent environment. The built-in LED light and bottom drain hole make it easy to use and clean. It also includes a USB charging port and portable stretchable handles with off-road wheels, making it perfect for outdoor activities.
The BODEGA car fridge 12v comes with a 5-year lifespan warranty on the compressor and a 1-year warranty on all other parts. The fridge also includes a cigarette lighter connector, wall plug, wall plug adapter, user manual, and two baskets. The fridge can be used with 120/240V AC and 12/24V DC adapters at home or in the car, with an RV freezer line length of about 2.6m.
• Dual zone temperature control
• App control via WIFI
• Energy-saving and powerful compressor
• Anti-shaking design
• Built-in LED light and bottom drain hole
• USB charging port and portable handles with off-road wheels
• Comes with a 5-year lifespan warranty on the compressor and a 1-year warranty on all other parts
• Requires pre-cooling for storing more frozen food
• May not be affordable for everyone
- 👍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. Versatile and Convenient: The AstroAI 12 Volt Car Refrigerator for Car, RV, Truck, Van, Boat
Our heavy-duty 12-volt refrigerator has a high capacity of 15L, providing ample space for storing drinks, fruits, vegetables, ice cream, seafood, meat, skincare products, and more. With a sizable interior of 13.8”L x 9.6”W x 7.1”H, the refrigerator can function as both a fridge and a freezer, making it an ideal choice for picnics, barbecues, camping trips, house parties, and any adventure you embark on.
One of the significant advantages of this 12-volt refrigerator is its fast cooling capabilities. Equipped with a powerful compressor, it can cool to 32°F in 15 minutes when empty and can reach its lowest temperature of -4°F (-20°C) within an hour. The refrigerator has two modes: MAX and ECO, allowing you to switch between faster cooling or energy-saving. In ECO mode, it consumes less than 1 KW.H per day, making it efficient and budget-friendly. However, the operating temperature cannot exceed 131℉.
The portable freezer also has three power-saving modes: low, medium, and high. These modes reduce power consumption to maximize the car’s battery life. Once you set a level, the refrigerator will automatically re-apply the setting whenever you turn it on.
The fridge’s LED display ensures easy operation and temperature checking in low-light conditions. Additionally, it has a USB port that 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.
Another advantage is the AC/DC adapters included with the AstroAI 15L fridge/freezer. It comes with a 12V/24V DC and a 100V-240V AC adapter for seamless use at home, in your car, or even outdoors with a portable power bank.
However, one disadvantage may be the weight and size of the refrigerator, which may make it difficult to transport or fit into some vehicles. Additionally, the price may be higher than other portable refrigerators on the market due to its high-quality features and functionality.
- 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. ICECO VL60: The Ultimate Compact Refrigerator for Your Next Road Trip
【Independent Control】- This portable refrigerator features dual zones that can be independently controlled to allow you to use freezing and refrigeration in any combination, whether it’s both freezer, both refrigerator, or freezer and refrigerator. Additionally, you can choose to turn off one zone to save energy.
【SECOP Compressor】- With a cooling range of 0°F to 50°F(-18℃~10℃), this car refrigerator can meet all your freezing or refrigeration needs. The fridge cooling rate can be selected between MAX mode for fast cooling or ECO mode for more energy efficiency. The SECOP Compressor ensures the refrigerator keeps running well even under a 40° tilt.
【Car and Home Use】- Each portable refrigerator comes with a DC cord and an AC cable, providing independent 12V/24V DC and 110-240V AC output ports to avoid chaotic wire accumulation, making the use environment cleaner and safer.
【User-friendly Design】- Designed to fit the tonneau cover of a pickup truck, this refrigerator features a height design. The metal shell, thickened inner wall, and foldable pull-down lock provide good insulation conditions. Interior lights make it convenient to access the contents even in the dark, and two removable wired baskets allow for quick emptying and restocking of the fridge.
【Warranty & Services】- The compressor is covered by a 5-year warranty, and all other parts have a 1-year warranty. The customer service phone line is available, and Amazon messages will be answered within 24 hours, including on weekends.
• Dual-zone and independent control for flexible use
• SECOP Compressor ensures stable operation even when tilted
• Comes with both DC and AC power cords for car and home use
• User-friendly design with interior lights and removable baskets
• Long warranty period and responsive customer service
• No information provided on the size or capacity of the refrigerator
5. Keep Your Food and Drinks Cold Anywhere with AstroAI 12 Volt Car Refrigerator
Our 12-volt refrigerator boasts a large capacity of 35L, allowing you to use it as either a fridge or freezer to store a wide range of items such as beverages, fruits, vegetables, seafood, meats, skincare products, and milk. It has two interior dimensions, with the larger one measuring 12.9″(L)x 10.5″(W)x 12.2″(H) and the smaller one measuring 10.5″(L) x6.3 “(W) x5.7 “(H). This makes it an excellent choice for picnics, barbecues, camping, house parties, and travel.
One of the main advantages of this refrigerator is its fast cooling feature. It uses a powerful compressor that can cool to 32°F in just 30 minutes when empty, and it takes around 45 minutes to reach its lowest temperature of -4°F. You can select between MAX mode for fast cooling and ECO mode for energy-saving. In ECO mode, it consumes less than 1 KW.H per day, making it an energy-efficient choice.
The portable freezer comes with three levels of battery protection, including low, medium, and high, to maximize your vehicle’s battery life. Once you set the desired level, the refrigerator will automatically apply the setting whenever you turn it on.
The functional design of this refrigerator includes an LED display panel that helps you check and set the temperature in low light. It also has a built-in LED light that makes it easy to find items in a dark environment. The handle design allows you to move this refrigerator around easily. Additionally, it comes with a UL-listed car cigarette lighter extension cord that includes a built-in ceramic fuse for first-class protection from overloads and short circuits.
This refrigerator is versatile, with the included 12/24V DC and 100V to 240V AC adapter, making it possible to cool your belongings at home or in your car. You can even use it outdoors with a portable power bank, making it a great option for outdoor enthusiasts.
However, the large capacity of this refrigerator may also be a disadvantage as it could make it heavy and difficult to move around. Additionally, the fast cooling feature may consume more power, which could be a drawback for those with limited power sources.
- 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, car refrigerators are a must-have for anyone who enjoys road trips, camping, or outdoor activities. The market for car refrigerators is diverse, with various sizes, features, and price ranges to suit different preferences and budgets.
Through this article, we have explored some of the top products in the car refrigerator category, including the Dometic CFX3 35 and the ARB 50 Qt. Each product has its unique features, advantages, and disadvantages, making it important to carefully consider your needs before making a purchase.
Whether you’re a solo traveler or you’re traveling with family or friends, a car refrigerator can make your journey more comfortable and convenient. By keeping your food and drinks cool and fresh, you can enjoy healthy, delicious meals on the road, and avoid the hassle and expense of buying food and drinks along the way. By investing in a top-quality car refrigerator, you can make your next adventure even more enjoyable.
What is the best car refrigerator on the market?
The Dometic CFX3 55IM is widely considered one of the best car refrigerators due to its energy efficiency, advanced features, and ample storage capacity.
What are the different types of car refrigerators available?
There are several types of car refrigerators available, including thermoelectric, compressor, and absorption refrigerators, each offering different features and performance levels.
What are some important features to look for when selecting a car refrigerator?
When selecting a car refrigerator, important features to consider include storage capacity, energy efficiency, portability, temperature range, and ease of use.
Can car refrigerators run on battery power alone?
Yes, many car refrigerators are designed to run on battery power alone, making them ideal for use on long road trips or camping trips where access to traditional power sources may be limited.
What are some other popular brands of car refrigerators?
In addition to Dometic, other popular brands of car refrigerators include Engel, ARB, and Whynter, each offering a range of products designed for different applications and price points.