Vitamix 5200 vs 780 Comparison (With Easy to Follow Chart)

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Vitamix 5200 vs 780 - which one should you buy? Well, this guide makes that decision easy!

Below you'll find...

  • An easy to follow comparison chart.
  • The best option between the 780 and 5200 based on years of blending experience.

Let's begin!

Comparison Chart


Vitamix 780

Vitamix 5200 (Standard)


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2.2 Peak HP

2-Peak HP

Jar Style

Low-Profile 64 Oz

Classic 64 Oz

Pulse Feature




Touchscreen panel with 5 pre-programmed functions and variable speed slider.

Variable speed knob without any pre-programmed functions.

Wireless Connectivity



What's Included

  • Tamper
  • Cookbook
  • Motor Base
  • Container
  • Tamper
  • Getting Started Guide
  • DVD
  • Container
  • Motor Base


17.25 x 8.8 x 9 in

20.5 x 8.75 x 7.25 in.

Color Options

Black, Red

Black, Brushed Stainless, Platinum, Red, White

Standard Warranty




12.5 lbs

10 lb 9-ounce

Cord Length




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Which to Buy?

The three main differences between the 780 and the 5200 are the following:

  • Touchscreen controls (780 only).
  • Pre-programmed functions (smoothies, frozen desserts, soups, purees and cleaning) (780 only).
  • Container size (see below).

The 5200 has the classic tall and narrow 64 ounce container while the 780 has the wider low-profile one.

As mentioned, the narrower container is better at smaller jobs, while the wider one excels at processing lots of ingredients at once.

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You could always purchase a narrower and smaller jar for the 780 separately, but the opposite is not true. The separate wide 64-oz low profile container that Vitamix sells isn't compatible with the 5200 at the time of writing this.

You can get a compact 48 oz jar for the 5200, though.

I've never had any issues with my narrow container doing large batches, so I think you'll be fine either way, but it's really a matter of preference...

Do you want the 780 with all the bells and whistles or the no frills 5200?

All prices being equal, I would obviously take the 780, but it becomes a question of how much more you're willing to pay.

Read Also: Vitamix 780 vs Ascent Series (A2300, A2500, A3300, A3500)

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