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Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v0.8
Reviewed Aug 31, 2020 at 08:37 am
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 Picture
7.1
Bare Floor
7.5
Low-Pile Carpet
7.7
High-Pile Carpet
7.3
Pets
7.4
Stairs
7.2
Cars
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Vacuum Type
Upright/Canister
Bagless
Yes
Cordless
No
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is an upright/canister vacuum with a great performance on low and high-pile carpet. Even though it has okay build quality, it's easy to assemble and its dirt compartment is large enough to handle most big messes. However, it has a little more trouble on bare floors, especially as its head can pass over large debris without picking it up. While it can be used in a handheld configuration to reach tighter areas, its hose range is also quite short. It only comes with a couple of tools and brushes too, which some may find limiting. That being said, although it has several parts that require ongoing maintenance, as long as you regularly take care of it, there are no recurring costs.

Our Verdict

7.1 Bare Floor

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is satisfactory for bare floors. It's able to pick up small debris without a problem but it has a little more trouble with pet hair and large debris. The vacuum head can pass over large debris like cereal without sucking it up. The vacuum also has a plasticky build and it has several parts that need ongoing maintenance. That said, as long as each of the parts are taken care of, it has virtually no recurring costs.

Pros
  • Picks up almost all small debris.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Limited hose range.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
7.5 Low-Pile Carpet

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is good for low-pile carpet. It's able to pick up pet hair and most small and large debris with little problem. However, the vacuum can be a little tricky to maneuver. It also isn't the sturdiest vacuum either as its dirt compartment feels especially prone to cracking if dropped. There are also a lot of parts that need regular maintenance. On the upside, there are virtually no recurring costs as long as each of its parts are properly maintained.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair on low as well as high-pile carpet.
  • Picks up a good amount of small and large debris.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Limited hose range.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
7.7 High-Pile Carpet

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is good for high-pile carpet. It picks up all pet hair and a good amount of small and large debris fairly easily. However, it doesn't have the sturdiest build quality and has a few parts that need regular maintenance. That being said, there are no recurring costs as long as the vacuum is properly maintained.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair on low as well as high-pile carpet.
  • Picks up a good amount of small and large debris.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Limited hose range.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
7.3 Pets

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is decent for pets. It picks up almost all pet hair on low as well as high-pile carpet without a problem. It struggles more with pet hair on bare floors, though. It also has a plasticky build quality which doesn't feel sturdy. There are a few parts that need regular maintenance, but luckily, as long as you regularly maintain the vacuum, there are no recurring costs.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair on low as well as high-pile carpet.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
  • Virtually no recurring costs.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Limited hose range.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
7.4 Stairs

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is decent for stairs. It's a somewhat heavy vacuum but it has a handle to make it easier to carry up each step. You can also use it in its handheld configuration if you need even more precision and control. If you have carpet stairs, it also does a great job of cleaning pet hair as well as small and large debris from this surface. That being said, the vacuum's wand range isn't that long and you could tip over the vacuum if you're not careful. A lot of the vacuum is also made up of plastic, which could crack if dropped.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair on low as well as high-pile carpet.
  • Picks up a good amount of small and large debris.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Limited hose range.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
7.2 Cars

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is satisfactory for cars. This vacuum can be used in a handheld configuration to help you get to harder-to-reach parts of your car and it has a great performance on low-pile carpet. However, the hose range is quite short, which is a little disappointing. Its build quality is pretty plasticky too, except for its metal wand, and it doesn't feel very sturdy overall. On the upside, you can store its tools directly onto the vacuum body if you need to.

Pros
  • Easily picks up pet hair on low as well as high-pile carpet.
  • Picks up a good amount of small and large debris.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Limited hose range.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
  • 7.1 Bare Floor
  • 7.5 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.7 High-Pile Carpet
  • 7.3 Pets
  • 7.4 Stairs
  • 7.2 Cars

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Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe has an okay build quality. It's made of mostly hard plastic except for its metal wand. There's a matte grip on the top of the handle, and the dirt compartment is made from clear plastic. However, the vacuum doesn't seem very sturdy, and the dirt compartment feels like it could crack if dropped. You also can't remove the brushroll or its cover, which makes accessing this part more difficult. That being said, the vacuum is easy to assemble and put back together.

6.0
Design
User Maintenance

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away DLX is mediocre to maintain. There are a few parts that need ongoing maintenance. There's also a lot of small doors and switches that you have to open in order to access different parts of the vacuum.

  • Dirt compartment: The dirt compartment can be unclipped from the vacuum body. It can be opened from the top or bottom by pressing the unlock buttons. Shark recommends emptying this compartment after each use.
  • Lint screen: You can access the lint screen when you unlock the dirt compartment's top lid. This part needs occasional cleaning.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll can't be removed, so it isn't very easiest to clean. You can remove the vacuum head from the vacuum body and flip the head over. Whenever necessary, you can use scissors or your hands to remove hair wraps and other debris.
  • Pre-motor filters: The filters are accessible when you remove the dirt compartment. There are a foam and a felt filter that should be cleaned every three months with lukewarm water.
  • Post-motor (HEPA) filter: You can access the HEPA filter by removing the front cover on the vacuum. You should clean it once every two years with lukewarm water.

You must air dry any part that's washed with water for at least 24 hours before using it again. If you prefer an upright vacuum that's easier to maintain, look into the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind.

10
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number
No bag
Filter Part Number
XFF350
HEPA Filter Part Number
XHF350

There are virtually no recurring costs with the Shark Navigator Lift-Away DLX. There's a discrepancy between the product's written description which says the HEPA filter should be replaced every six months, and the manual, which says that this filter should be washed once every two years. As the manual is the most current and up to date version, we have reported the manual's replacement time. The pre-motor filters are also washable and as long as they're well-maintained, they shouldn't need to be replaced.

7.2
Design
Storing
Height
45.67 in (116.0 cm)
Width
11.81 in (30.0 cm)
Depth
11.81 in (30.0 cm)
Cord Storing/Management
Manual
On-Board Tool Storage
Yes
Vacuum Rack/Station
No

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is decently easy to store. It has onboard storage for its upholstery tool and crevice tool on its accessory holder. You can also remove the accessory holder if you want.

7.6
Design
Dirt Compartment
Dirt Compartment Volume
0.29 gal (1.10 L)
Full Dirt Compartment Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

The Shark NV360 has a good dirt compartment. It's decently big and there's a line to indicate its maximum capacity.

Design
In The Box

  • Vacuum body
  • Main head
  • Wand
  • Hose with handle
  • Small hose
  • Dirt compartment
  • Turbo brush
  • Crevice tool
  • Upholstery tool
  • Pre-motor filters
  • Post-motor HEPA filter
  • User guide

5.9
Design
Range
Cord Length
25.00 ft (7.6 m)
Hose Length
4.07 ft (1.24 m)

The Shark NV360 has a disappointing range. Its cord length is fairly long but its hose length is quite short, which can be inconvenient when cleaning a car.

6.9
Design
Portability
Total Weight
14.33 lbs (6.50 kg)
Weight In Hand
3.64 lbs (1.65 kg)
Carrying handle
Yes

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe has alright portability. It's a bit heavy but luckily, it has a carrying handle, which makes it easy to take with you to another floor.

0
Design
Battery
Minimum Battery Life
N/A
Maximum Battery Life
N/A
Recharge Time
N/A
Recharge Dock
No
Battery Life Indicator
No
Removable Batteries
No

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 doesn't have a battery.

Design
Quality Of Life Features
Rotating Head
Yes
Power Adjustment
No
Self-Propelled
No
Headlights
No
Easy On/Off
Yes
Surface Type Adjustment
Manual

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 has a couple of quality of life features. It has two floor-type adjustment levels: 'Bare Floor I' which is for cleaning bare floors like hardwood or tile, and 'Brushroll ON II', which is designed to clean carpet. There's also a suction release control on the handle. You can open it if you find the vacuum is getting stuck on carpet and rugs.

Design
Tools And Brushes
Brushroll
Yes
Brushroll On/Off
Yes
Removable Brushroll
No
Turbo Brush
No
Crevice Tool
Yes
Upholstery Tool
Yes
Soft Bristle Brush
No
Hard Bristle Brush
No
Extension Wand
No
Ceiling Fan Tool
No
Pet Grooming Tool
No

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 comes with a couple of tools and brushes including a crevice and upholstery tool. There's also an onboard tool holder that the wand can clip onto.

Design
Alternative Configuration

You can use this vacuum in its upright position or as a handheld vacuum with its wand and hose.

Performance
7.4
Performance
Bare Floor (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
55 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
71 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
69 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
67 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
100 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Bare Floor I"

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe has decent performance on bare floors. It has no problem picking up small debris like rice, but it struggles a bit more to pick up pet hair. It also has a problem with large debris like cereal as the vacuum head may just go over them instead of picking them up.

8.0
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
78 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
79 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
79 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
73 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
74 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
74 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Brushroll On II"

The Shark NV360 is great on low-pile carpet. It's able to pick up all pet hair and a good amount of small and large debris. However, it may take multiple passes to fully clean up a mess.

8.2
Performance
High-Pile Carpet
Pet Hair at 0 gal (0L)
100 %
Large Debris at 0 gal (0L)
63 %
Large Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
63 %
Large Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
63 %
Large Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Large Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Large Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0 gal (0L)
73 %
Small Debris at 0.07 gal (0.25L)
72 %
Small Debris at 0.2 gal (0.75L)
68 %
Small Debris at 0.4 gal (1.5L)
N/A
Small Debris at 0.8 gal (3L)
N/A
Small Debris at 1.6 gal (6L)
N/A
Setting Used "Brushroll On II" (Suction Release Open)

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe has impressive performance on high-pile carpet. It's easily able to pick up pet hair and a good amount of small and large debris. However, just like its performance on low-pile carpet, it may take you several passes to fully clean a mess or spill.

6.0
Performance
Maneuverability
Under The Couch
Ok
Under Low Table
Ok
On Furniture
Good
Rug With Tassel
Bad
Electric Cord
Ok

The Shark NV360 has mediocre maneuverability. The rotating head can navigate a room well, but the vacuum's body is a little bulky, which can make it harder to fit in tight areas. The vacuum head is quite high and it can have a hard time reaching under tight spaces. The dirt compartment can also get in the way of reaching these areas as it's also quite big. If you need to clean under a couch, you have to crouch and use its alternative configuration, which isn't convenient. The vacuum also gets stuck on tassels and it can move rugs around when its suction release is open. It's better for cleaning furniture, though, especially as you detach the vacuum head from the body and you can carry the vacuum.

Automation
0
Automation
Automation (Robot Vacuum)
Remote Controller
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Automatic Recharging
No
Schedule Programming
No
Boundary Markers
No
Random Pathing
No
Smart Pathing
No
App Name
No App

The Shark NV360 doesn't have any automation features.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is a satisfactory upright/canister vacuum. While it has a great performance on low as well as high-pile carpet, its maneuverability is quite mediocre, especially as its bulky body can stop you from easily reaching underneath tables and couches. It also has a short hose range and it only comes with a couple of tools, unlike the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister, a rivaling canister vacuum. That said, it has an upright configuration that can make it easier to access hard-to-reach places, which is pretty handy. If you're looking for more vacuums, check out our recommendations for the best Shark vacuums and the best vacuums.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind

For the most part, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is better than the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind. The Shark performs much better on low-pile and high-pile carpet, it's easier to maneuver, and it can be used in a handheld configuration. However, the Hoover is easier to maintain and it has a bigger dirt compartment.

Miele Classic C1

The Miele Classic C1 is a better overall canister vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360. The Miele is better built, easier to maintain, and has a larger dirt compartment. It's also more portable, it has better maneuverability, and it comes with an extension wand as well as a soft-bristle brush. Its performance on bare floors is significantly better than the Shark too. However, the Shark slightly outperforms on low and high pile carpet. It also has virtually no recurring costs and can be used in a handheld configuration.

Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister

The Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister is a better canister vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360. The Eureka is easier to maintain, it's more portable, and it has better maneuverability. It also outperforms on bare floors as well as low-pile carpet. However, the Shark does much better on high-pile carpet, its dirt compartment is larger, and it's easier to store.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360 is a somewhat better vacuum for low and high-pile carpet than the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal Canister. The Shark feels better built, and its dirt compartment is slightly larger. It also outperforms the Dyson on all surface types. However, the Dyson has better maneuverability, it comes with more tools and brushes, and it's easier to maintain.

NaceCare HVR 200 Henry

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a better vacuum for cleaning bare floors than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe NV360. The NaceCare feels better built, it's easier to maintain and maneuver, and it has a larger dirt compartment. It also has a longer range than the Shark and its performance on bare floors is significantly better too. However, the Shark is much better for low and high-pile carpet. It can also be used in a handheld configuration and it has virtually no recurring costs.

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