Top 7 Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars

If you are in the market of buying a car fridge, I will do my best to present you the top 7 best portable 12V fridges for cars.

Having a portable fridge in your car is not a luxury, it is a need. When we think about fridge, our first though is cold beer. But, the fridge is not only used to cool down beers. We can store food, drinks and medicine.

Travelling with your kids could be a nightmare if you don’t have a fridge in your vehicle. All of the food and drinks that you prepared for them could go bad on a hot weather. Even if its not hot outside, some foods and drinks must be kept cool at all times.

These portable fridges are powered by electricity and most of them have AC, DC or USB power cord.

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Top 7 Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars

1. Portable Fridge by Cooluli

This portable 12V fridge is made by a company called Cooluli. It is a 4 liter cooler that comes with a AC/DC/USB power cord.

It is a great portable fridge for your vehicle, office and bedroom. The level noise on this unit is quite low, so is the electricity consumption.

The dimensions of this 12V fridge are: 7.6″ W x 10.8″ H x 10.25″ D

I used this calculator to see how much money will this portable fridge spend and the result is quite shocking. Only $16.82 per year.

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Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)


  • Has AC/DC and USB power cord
  • Very cheap
  • Very effective
  • 4-liter
  • Low noise
  • Electricity efficient


  • No cons. Worth for its money.

2. Portable 12V Fridge by Chefman

This amazing portable 12V car fridge is made by a company called Chefman.

It has a 4-liter capacity which means it can fit up to six 12 oz cans.

It is eco-friendly, which means it doesn’t run on freon.

Comes with a home plug as well as a 12V car charger which makes it perfect for your vehicle, office, dorm, boat and more.

There is a switch on the fridge with two options: Cold and Warm. Just flip the switch to set the portable fridge to either cool your food or keep it warm.

Has a capability to cool down 32F below ambient and warm up to 150F.

It has a handle on the top which make it very easy to carry.

Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)


  • Can be set to cool and warm.
  • Cheap.
  • Has power cords for the house and car.
  • Cools down to 32F.
  • Heats up to 150F.


  • The food has to be warm before you put it in the fridge.

3. Portable 12V Fridge by AstroAI

Made by a company called AstroAI. This is a portable 12V fridge perfect for your vehicle and home.

Has a capacity of 4 liters and can hold up to 6 cans at a time.

Comes with a AC/DC power cord as well as a 12V cigarette lighter outlet for your vehicle.

Can cool your drinks, food and medication up to 32F(18C) or keep them warm up to 150F(66C). However, the lowest or highest possible temperature depends on the environment temperature. It’s best if your items are already cold or hot before you put them in the fridge.

It has a removable shelf which you can use if you have small items like yogurt or fruits.

Make sure the back of the fridge is at least 3 inches away from any wall.

It runs without freon which makes it eco-friendly. Also, it is very quiet. Your computer makes more noise than this portable fridge.

Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.7 / 5)


  • Affordable price.
  • 4-Liter Capacity.
  • AC/DC/Lighter cord.
  • Easy to carry.
  • Below 25DB noise.


  • Although it is very cheap, they could have made it from stronger materials.

4. Portable 12V Fridge by Coca-Cola

A classic coca-cola portable 12V fridge perfect for your vehicle. It can hold up to 6 cans.

It is a 12V and it comes with a DC and a cigarette lighter plug.

This eco-friendly and stylish portable fridge will look great in your vehicle, boat, office or home.

Has a 4-liter capacity and can cool to 32F(18C) and warm up to 135F(57C). The performance of this portable fridge will surely depends on how hot/cold the environment is.

It weights 4.1 pounds and has dimensions 7.25 x 9.25 x 10.5 inches.

For best performance make sure to pre-cool or pre-heat your items before you place them in the portable cooler. This way, you will give it a boost.

Make sure to always keep the front door close and to have at least 3 inches space on the back side.

Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)


  • Very quiet.
  • Cools up to 6 cans.
  • 4-Liter Capacity.
  • Very cheap.
  • Looks great.


  • Might get warm.

5. Portable Cooler by Cooluli (Best Pick)

This is a bit more expensive than the previous 12V portable coolers, but it is also more advanced. As we established before, having a fridge in your vehicle is not a luxury, it is a pure need.

We are looking at one of the best portable 12V fridges for cars.

Comes with a AC/DC power cords as well as a cigarette lighter plug which makes it great for your car, RV, boat or home.

This amazing cooler will keep your drinks, milk or medicine cold when you need it. It also can keep your food warm.

It weights 4 pounds and has a handle which makes it easy to carry anywhere you need.

I know it only has a 3-liter capacity, but look at the bright side, it is smaller and easier to carry. Dimensions: 210*320*160mm.

Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.5 / 5)


  • Very quiet.
  • Great look.
  • 3-L Capacity.
  • AC/DC and cigarette lighter plugs.
  • Cools and warms.


  • More expensive than the other coolers.

6. Portable 12V Fridge by Setpower

This 12V portable fridge was manufactured by Setpower.

Apart from its cool design, this portable fridge is very high tech. It has a control panel which allows you to set the desired temperature. It temperature range is from 0 F to 50 F.

My favorite feature that this fridge has is the anti-shake. It’s great when you are driving off-road, trying to get to that perfect spot to camp. You don’t have to worry about driving in potholes.

Unlike the other coolers, you don’t need to pre-cool the items before you put them in the fridge. The compressor is strong and will cool down the items fast.

Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.8 / 5)


  • Has 2 year warranty.
  • High-tech.
  • Adjustable temperature.
  • Great design.
  • Has ECO mode.


  • Bit pricey.

7. Portable 12V Fridge by EEDS

This is the most expensive one from the list. But if you are looking for a reliable portable 12V fridge, this might be the one for you.

This portable cooler has a capacity of 15 liters and dimensions: 420*310*310mm. I know it makes it a little bit hard to carry around, but it would be great if you are a camper and you carry a lot of food and drinks with you.

This is probably one of the best portable 12V fridges for cars on the market.

It has a temperature control digital display with a range from -10F to 65F.

Because of the duel-core power, this fridge cools down twice as fast as other fridges. This fridge is made of ABS materials which have high wear resistance.

Comes with a AC/DC and a cigarette lighter plug.

Best Portable 12V Fridges For Cars
Our Rating: (4.9 / 5)


  • Very reliable.
  • Dual-core power.
  • Digital display with adjustable temperature.
  • Made from strong materials.


  • Bit pricey.

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