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Kärcher G3200X Spec Review

The Kärcher G3200X is a gas-powered pressure washer offering a maximum water pressure of 3200 PSI and flow of 2.4 GPM. (Read full specs)

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Kärcher G3200X 3200PSI Gas Pressure Washer
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  • $339.27 - March 3, 2021
  • $339.47 - February 28, 2021
  • $369.00 - November 12, 2020
  • $417.78 - November 12, 2020
  • $417.68 - November 11, 2020
  • $417.78 - November 11, 2020
  • $417.68 - November 10, 2020
  • $417.78 - October 31, 2020
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Since: October 13, 2020
  • Highest Price: $417.78 - October 31, 2020
  • Lowest Price: $339.27 - March 3, 2021

Description

The G3200X was developed to offer strong cleaning performance that is both easy to use and store. This gas pressure washer delivers 3200 PSI of TruPRESSURE™, ensuring you get the highest level of cleaning power. The G3200X is powered by the performance driven Karcher KXS 196 cc engine which is backed by a 3 year engine and 2 year pump warranty. (source: Kärcher (opens in a new tab))

Zoom on the Kärcher G3200X

In a nutshell, the Kärcher G3200X is a heavy duty, commercial pressure washer, which not only offers an all-around versatile cleaning experience, but that also allows:

  • intense cleaning of tough, paintless surfaces
  • cleaning of painted and frail surfaces
  • use of detergent and cleaning solutions

The following sections will present you in detail its power characteristics and design, its main features and all the additional features it has to offer.

Power

Its axial pump, which utilizes a 196 cc engine, may deliver a pressure of up to 3200 PSI (almost 53 times more than a standard garden hose) and a flow of up to 2.4 GPM. These values correspond to a cleaning power of 7680 Cleaning Units.

The Kärcher KXS engine of this gas-powered pressure washer gets started by a classic pull-start mechanism.

A fuel tank with a maximum capacity of 0.8 gallon is used to store gasoline.

Design & Handling

The Kärcher G3200X offers superb mobility, with a hand truck design and approximate dimensions of D25 x W19 x H37 in. Its sturdy welded steel frame provides longevity to the assembly. The folding handle enhances its mobility, while allowing for a convenient storage.

The majority of users will be able to maneuver this unit easily, it only weighs 64 lbs. Its 196 cc Kärcher KXS engine and welded steel frame account for a good chunk of that weight. The G3200X can still be easily manipulated and maneuvered, thanks to its two 12" never-flat wheels.

Main Features

The Kärcher G3200X comes with a spray gun, a wand, a pressure hose, 4 nozzles and a detergent injection feature, which are detailed below.

  • Soap injection: Detergent is stored in a removable 0.5 gal tank. As the Kärcher G3200X doesn’t include a soap dilution mechanism, the user must provide a correctly diluted detergent before proceeding to use it. If a soap nozzle is attached, the device will proceed to add the detergent to the water automatically.
  • Pressure hose: A neat storage for the included 25 ft ⌀1/4" high-pressure hose is facilitated by a set of easy-to-use straps.
  • Spray gun and wand: Both the classic ergonomic spray gun and its zinc-coated wand may be conveniently stored in a side hook.
  • Nozzles: The following table illustrates the 4 included nozzles, along with the surfaces which they are the most suitable for.
 

15°

25

40°

Soap
Concrete, brick, masonrySuitableSuitableSuitableSuitable
Siding, gutters, houseUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Fencing, deck, patioUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitableSuitable
Lawn equipment, boat, RVUse with cautionUse with cautionUse with cautionSuitable

Note: The shape of the nozzles above is for illustration purposes only and may differ.
Red cross: Not recommended. Green check: Suitable. Orange check: Use with caution.

Other Features

  • Onboard storage: The Kärcher G3200X's handy storage area lets you store nozzles and accessories, and thus, you’ll be always prepared and have everything necessary for the job at hand.
  • Safety: Safety of operation is enhanced by a trigger lock mechanism (which prevents accidental operation).
  • Accessories: On top of an owner's manual (opens in a new tab) and the usual documentation to get you swiftly started, the Kärcher G3200X also comes with spray gun, pressure hose and wand.
  • Emissions: The Kärcher G3200X is CARB-compliant. Thus, it can be bought and sold in any of the 50 states, including California.

The Kärcher G3200X's performance versus other pressure washers

The following charts are provided to give you an idea of how the key specs of the Kärcher G3200X compare to similarly priced pressure washers.

  • The Karcher G3200X, reaching a PSI of up to 3200, is one of the more powerful gas-powered units in $300-400 price range. In case you are looking for a device with the highest possible power of its water stream, one of the top achievers in this price range is the Stanley SXPW3425 with a PSI of 3400.
  • In its respective price range, the water flow of this washer, 2.4 GPM (gallons per minute), ranks as average. If you’re after the highest rinsing efficiency, one of the units with the highest water flow in the current price range is the Lifan LFQ3370, that can deliver up to 3 GPM.
  • As the G3200X has a total of 7680 Cleaning Units (PSI x GPM), it finds itself in the average cleaning efficiency range for similarly priced gas-powered units. If the highest overall cleaning power is your top priority, the Lifan LFQ3370, which can reach up to 9900 Cleaning Units, is one of the most efficient of the devices in the current price range.

Price comparison

As you can see from this interactive chart, when compared to other gas-powered washers between 7500 and 8000 Cleaning Units, the Karcher G3200X is on the average side of the price range.

Therefore, this pressure washer nicely fits in the expected budget for this kind of cleaning power.

The bottom line

STRENGTHS:
  • In the expected price range
  • Good range of nozzles included
  • Onboard storage
  • CARB-compliant
  • High PSI for the price
AVERAGE SPECS:
  • Decent GPM for the price
  • Decent CU for the price
WEAKNESSES:
  • No detergent dilution mechanism

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Features and Specifications

General
FuelGas-Powered
HandlingHand Truck
WaterCold (122°F max.)
PSI3200
GPM2.4
Cleaning Units7680
Engine196 cc Kärcher KXS 4-stroke OHV
PumpAxial
Other model numbers1.107-387.0
Features
FrameWelded steel
Soap injectionYes
Soap tank0.5 gal, removable
Soap dilutionNo
Nozzles15°, 25°, 40°, Soap
Quick connect nozzlesYes
Onboard storageYes
Hose25 ft, ⌀1/4
Hose storageStraps
Misc
Dimensions
(D x W x H)
Approx. 25 x 19 x 37 in
Weight64 lbs
Wheels2 wheels, ⌀12", never flat
Included accessoriesZinc-coated wand, spray gun, high pressure hose, 4 nozzles
SecurityTrigger lock
EmissionsCARB
Warranty3 years

Unlike many websites, we did our best to research each of the specs above. That being said, we are not immune to making the occasional mistake or omission. Should you notice any missing or incorrect values, don't hesitate to suggest improvements so we can address the issue.

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About Kärcher

Founded in 1935 by Alfred Kärcher, this family-owned business is headquartered in Winnenden, Germany. Credited with developing Europe's first hot water high-pressure washer in 1950, the company continues to pride itself on ingenuity and innovative thinking for new solutions in the cleaning industry. Kärcher also insists on being a socially- and ecologically-sustainable company. The popularity of the brand can be seen by the fact that the name Kärcher has in some European countries become a colloquial term used synonymously with pressure washers.

Warranty Information

The Kärcher G3200X is covered under a warranty for up to 3 years. This warranty may be limited and may not cover all parts of the unit.
For more information about the warranty of Kärcher pressure washers, please contact the Kärcher Customer Support: 1-800-537-4129.

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