Panasonic MC-UG471 Review

Panasonic MC UG471: Low-Cost Upright Vacuum Cleaner for Carpets

Panasonic MC UG471

You will probably be interested in this Panasonic MC-UG471 review if you are searching for a solid yet budget vac for deep carpet cleaning. This model easily deals with different types of carpets while also being versatile enough to work on hardwood floors.

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The cord length measures 24 feet. The unit also comes with two 13-inch standard wands. The whole unit has such dimensions: 33.4 x 10.7 x 16.6 inches. It weighs 20 pounds so it may be heavy for some people.


The Panasonic MC-UG471 features a powerful 12-Amp one-fan all-metal motor which provides thorough carpet agitation as well as consistent suction power. Nevertheless, it’s still reasonably quiet thanks to the well-balanced details of the motor.

The motor-protection system prevents dirt particles from getting to the fan and motor, channeling them directly to the bag. This promotes more efficient cleaning and longer life of the cleaner without breakage.

Other highlights of this model are an automatic cord rewind system that activates with just one touch of the pedal and an extra-wide 15-inch cleaning path so one can clean spacious areas in less time.

The carpet-height adjustment is automatic thanks to the floating nozzle, so there is no need to manually select the proper setting for each carpet. This nozzle also contributes to better maneuverability around the furniture. The wheels glide smoothly across the carpet surfaces.

The Panasonic MC-UG471 bag upright vacuum cleaner incorporates a HEPA filtration system which consists of two parts: paper bag and foam rubber filter. It traps almost 100% of allergens and tiny particles.

The Panasonic HEPA upright MC-UG471 comes with two additional tools. The dusting brush is suitable for cleaning window frames. The air-turbine brush assists well in removing lint.

The cleaner uses disposable bags, so there is no need to empty and clean the dustbin: just throw the bag into the trash can. However, there is no bag change indicator, so you will have to periodically check its fullness.


The Panasonic bagged upright vacuum MC-UG471 features a modern design with a glossy pepper red finish. Its housing is plastic, so it easily gets scratches and won't withstand rough use. It has an ergonomic molded handle (however, unlike most other cleaners, this one has an on/off switch located on the unit’s body, not on the handle). The built-in carrying handle is also included.

The cleaning head has a guard to prevent your furniture from damages and scratches. A bright headlight for a clear view in low-light conditions is present as well.

The yellow pedal which triggers the cord winder is located on the rear panel of the cleaner.


The Panasonic MC UG471 bag upright vacuum cleaner is a fairly simple model that can be recommended for those who have more carpets than bare floors in their home as it provides a thorough cleaning on carpets. It can’t offer any bells and whistles and isn’t very lightweight, but it is one of the best in terms of carpet cleaning.

Main features

Customer reviews





Carpet Cleaner




Steam Cleaner


Multifunction Vacuum

Wet and Dry


Mobile App Controlled

Telescopic Tube

Full Bag Indicator

Turnable wheels

Detachable Handset

Hose Included

Special Feature

Triple Action Brush Roll

Brush On/Off

Suction Performance Indicator

Power Cord Length

24 feet


1 Year

Dust Collection


Vacuum Cord Type


On-Board Tools Included

TurboBrush Tool

Dusting Brush

Crevice Tool

Extension Wand




High Speed Roller Brush

Low Profile Design

Side Edge Brushes

Non-Marring Bumper

Permanent Belt

HushTone Technology



Vacuum Floor Type


Dual Action

Hard Floor

Home Vacuum Feature

HEPA Filtration



Washable Filter

Pet Hair



20 pounds


33.4 x 10.7 x 16.6 inches