I hear about many entry-level pressure washers claiming crazy high outputs and specs, but when tested, they don't come anywhere near what they advertise. Not the case with this unit. When the Active 2.0 showed up, it exceeded my expectations in regards to performance. This unit was easily my favorite pressure washer to test next to the Kranzle.
It does 2.0+ GPM at around 990/1000 PSI, which is 1) insane and 2) exactly what we want for car washing. One of the requirements I had before selling this unit was no OE accessories were allowed. I expressed that to James at Active, and he and his team complied. We don’t want or need it. That’s the reason we were able to create this end-to-end solution that will not only improve your experience but also give you quality parts and pieces you can transfer over to a premium pressure washer one day when this thing dies out or when you’re ready to upgrade.
Outside of the design change, which is fantastic, the pump on the Active 2.0 has been completely reengineered. The objective when these guys were building this thing was longevity. Most of these other cheap pressure washers on the market (Greenworks, Ryobi, SunJoes) have a lifespan of 100 hours; James and his team set out to increase that lifespan to 200-250 hours. This revamp required some upgrades of the internal components to achieve the outcome they set out to accomplish.
This unit has 5-plunger tech where it’s still radial-axial with a wobble plate. The wobble plate is connected to the drive shaft to push pistons back and forth, creating suction and then pushing water out—the amazingness in the Active 2.0 is that it delivers high pressure with a greater amount of water.
I think this is the perfect portable solution for anyone who wants a high-performing pressure washer that won’t break the bank. I will always suggest that you wall mount your unit, but if you’re someone who likes to move around freely with your pressure washer or you just can’t wall mount it, this is the solution you want.
Remember, this is still an entry-level pressure washer and is not serviceable. Despite that, it performs well and will likely give you twice the life and way better output than you’d get with any other budget unit.