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Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe [NV360, UV440] Vacuum Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Review updated Mar 17, 2023 at 03:00 pm
Latest change: Writing modified Mar 17, 2023 at 03:00 pm
Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe [NV360, UV440] Picture
6.8
Bare Floor
7.1
Low-Pile Carpet
7.0
High-Pile Carpet
6.4
Pets
7.0
Stairs
6.4
Cars
4.2
Workshop

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is a fairly basic bagless upright vacuum. Compared to newer, pricier models in Shark's extensive lineup of upright vacuums like the Shark APEX Upright, it's somewhat lacking in terms of convenience features, with only a single roller floorhead, no anti-tangle features, and a fairly cheaply-built body. However, it still executes pretty well on the fundamentals of an entry-level upright vacuum, with good overall debris pickup performance on a range of surfaces, a brushroll cutoff switch to prevent it from getting bogged down on thicker carpeting, and an onboard HEPA filter. It's also built along Shark's distinctive 'Lift-Away' architecture, which enables you to pick up and carry its canister body separately from its floorhead to clean hard-to-reach areas.

It's worth noting that there are multiple variants of this vacuum, though they only really differ in terms of color and included attachments. Further details on the differences between models are outlined in the Differences Between Variants section below.

Our Verdict

6.8 Bare Floor

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is okay for bare floors. It can pick up small debris without a problem, but it has a little more trouble with pet hair and sometimes fails to suck up bulkier debris. The vacuum also feels cheaply built and has quite a few components that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Good overall debris pickup on bare floors.
  • Has a brushroll on/off switch.
  • Spacious dustbin.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
  • Struggles with pet hair on bare floors.
7.1 Low-Pile Carpet

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is a decent option for low-pile carpet. It can clear pet hair and most fine and large debris without too much difficulty. However, the vacuum's bulky design makes it hard to maneuver, especially in cluttered areas. It doesn't feel particularly well-built, and there are quite a few parts that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Impressive overall performance on carpeted floors.
  • Has a brushroll on/off switch.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
7.0 High-Pile Carpet

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is satisfactory for vacuuming high-pile carpet. It easily clears pet hair and most fine and large debris. However, while it has a brushroll on/off switch, it can still get stuck on some especially high-pile carpets, and its bulky dirt compartment gets in the way when trying to clean under tables and chairs.

Pros
  • Impressive overall performance on carpeted floors.
  • Has a brushroll on/off switch.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
6.4 Pets

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is a passable option for dealing with pet hair. While it has a hard time clearing pet hair on bare floors, it sucks up this kind of debris without difficulty on low and high-pile carpet. It also has a HEPA filter to trap allergens as you clean. That said, you can't remove its brushroll to clear tangled hair, and the vacuum has quite a few other parts that need regular cleaning.

Pros
  • Onboard HEPA filter.
  • Easily clears away pet hair on carpets.
  • Upholstery tool is great for cleaning fabric furniture.
Cons
  • Several parts that need regular maintenance.
  • Struggles with pet hair on bare floors.
  • Brushroll isn't removable.
7.0 Stairs

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is decent for stairs. Its 'Lift-Away' design allows you to decouple its canister from its main body and clean with its wand, though be aware that its hose is very short, which is quite limiting when cleaning hard-to-reach areas. It delivers decent performance on bare surfaces and does a great job clearing various debris from carpeted stairs. That said, it doesn't feel especially well-built, especially its clear plastic dustbin, which is particularly flimsy-feeling.

Pros
  • Impressive overall performance on carpeted floors.
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
Cons
  • Limited hose range.
  • Somewhat heavy.
6.4 Cars

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is acceptable for cars. This vacuum's 'Lift-Away' design makes it a little easier to clean tight spots inside your car, though its short hose length might be a bit of an issue. It doesn't have a turbo brush to clean upholstered surfaces in this alternate configuration, either. Thankfully, it does come with a crevice tool, allowing you to tackle messes in tight areas.

Pros
  • Can be used in a handheld configuration.
  • Upholstery tool is great for cleaning fabric furniture.
Cons
  • Limited hose range.
  • Somewhat heavy.
4.2 Workshop

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is a poor option for workshop cleaning, though it isn't designed for this kind of usage. It does a good job of handling household debris on hard surfaces, but using to clean up heavier-duty debris like wood or metal shavings is likely to damage its internals. It also can't be used to suck up liquid spills.

Pros
  • Good overall debris pickup on bare floors.
Cons
  • Bulky design can make it harder to maneuver.
  • Can't be used to clean liquid spills.
  • 6.8 Bare Floor
  • 7.1 Low-Pile Carpet
  • 7.0 High-Pile Carpet
  • 6.4 Pets
  • 7.0 Stairs
  • 6.4 Cars
  • 4.2 Workshop
  1. Updated Mar 17, 2023: We've updated the text in the review to account for the new tests and scoring methodology in Vacuum Test Bench 1.0 and Vacuum Test Bench 1.1.
  2. Updated Feb 27, 2023: We've changed the product name in this review to Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe [NV360, UV440] for it to align with all model variants. We've also added the NV361BK, NV361PR, and UV440 models to the 'Differences Between Variants' section.
  3. Updated Oct 13, 2022: We've included a link to the Dirt Devil Endura Max vacuum review in the 'Pet Hair Floor Performance' section to provide an example of an alternative with better pet hair pickup performance.
  4. Updated Aug 18, 2022: This vacuum's suction force has been retested with a more accurate manometer. The test results for the 'Maximum Suction' and 'Normal Suction' fields have been updated. All relevant scores and text have been updated.
  5. Updated Aug 03, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  6. Updated Mar 24, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.0.
  7. Updated Nov 18, 2021: Updated review for accuracy and clarity.
  8. Updated Aug 31, 2020: Review published.
  9. Updated Aug 25, 2020: Early access published.

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Differences Between Sizes And Variants

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is only available in a couple of variants, which differ mainly in terms of attachments, with no major mechanical differences. We tested the NV360 variant, and you can see our test unit's label here.

Model Name Tools Included Color
NV360 Crevice tool, Upholstery tool, Wand clip Blue
NV361BK Pet Power turbo brush, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Wand clip Black
NV361PR Pet Power turbo brush, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Wand clip Purple
UV440 Pet Power turbo brush, Crevice tool, Dusting brush, Wand clip Silver, Black

Let us know in the discussions if you come across another variant, and we'll update our review.

Compared To Other Vacuums

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is an entry-level upright vacuum. Despite its relatively advanced age, low price point, and not especially potent suction motor, it still delivers decent overall debris-pickup performance on a range of surface types. It only really falls short of pricier models in convenience features, with no brushroll height adjustment, no anti-tangle features, and flimsy build quality.

If you're looking for an alternative, check out our recommendations for the best upright vacuums, the best bagless vacuums, and the best corded vacuums.

Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away [NV751, NV752]

The Shark Rotator Powered Lift-Away is better than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The Rotator is better-built, has a slightly longer power cord, and performs better on all surface types. Conversely, the Navigator weighs a little bit less.

Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Speed is better suited for more use cases than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe, though the vacuums are similar in terms of design. The Navigator Lift-Away is a little lighter, comes with a wider assortment of tools, can be maneuvered more easily, and delivers superior performance on all surface types. Meanwhile, the Deluxe has a marginally longer power cord and vacuum hose.

Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV

The Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV is a better overall vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The Rotator is better-built, easier to maintain, slightly easier to maneuver, and has a longer power cord. It also performs much better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Navigator has a larger dustbin and performs better on low-pile carpet.

Dyson Ball Animal 3 Extra/Complete

The Dyson Ball Animal 3 is better than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The Dyson has a height-adjustable floorhead, making it easier to maneuver on thick carpeting, a more powerful suction motor, and a longer range. It also incurs lower recurring costs and is easier to maneuver in spite of its heavier build. That said, the Shark's Lift-Away design does make it a little easier to clean tight spots.

BISSELL CleanView/CleanView Swivel Pet Rewind

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is better than the BISSELL CleanView. The Shark is better-built, has a longer hose, is easier to maneuver, and performs better on high-pile carpet. In contrast, the BISSELL performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet.

Dyson Ball Animal 2 Total Clean/Origin

The Dyson Ball Animal 2 is a better vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The Dyson is less demanding in terms of maintenance, has a longer power cord and vacuum hose, comes with more tools and accessories, and delivers superior performance on all surface types. Meanwhile, the Shark is a little lighter, and you can use it in a semi-handheld configuration by removing its wand from its body and carrying around its dirt compartment.

BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo Plus [Turbo, Turbo Rewind]

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is better for more use cases than the BISSELL Pet Hair Eraser Turbo. The Shark has fewer parts that need to be cleaned regularly, comes with a larger dustbin, and performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the BISSELL is easier to maneuver, performs better on low-pile carpet, and is a better option for pet owners since it has a removable brushroll.

BISSELL PowerForce Helix

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is better than the BISSELL PowerForce Helix. The Shark feels sturdier, is slightly easier to maintain, has a longer range, and is easier to maneuver thanks to its pivoting head. The Shark's 'Lift-Away' design also makes it easier to maneuver, and the onboard HEPA filter results in significantly better allergen-sealing performance. However, the BISSELL weighs less, has a height-adjustable floorhead, and does a better job of handling pet hair on bare floors.

Eureka FloorRover

The Eureka FloorRover and the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe perform fairly similarly overall, though they have some key differences. The Eureka is better overall on bare floors and high-pile carpets, while the Shark generally performs better on low-pile carpets. That said, the Shark can be used in a handheld configuration, so it's more suited to cleaning stairs or cars than the Eureka. Conversely, the Eureka is a bit easier to maintain and incurs lower recurring costs.

Miele Classic C1

The Miele Classic C1 is a better overall canister vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. 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 incurs lower recurring costs as a result of its bagless design.

Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind

For the most part, the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe 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.

Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister

The Eureka Whirlwind Bagless Canister is a better canister vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The Eureka is easier to maintain, incurs lower recurring costs, is more portable, and has better maneuverability. It also outperforms the Shark 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.

Shark APEX Upright

The Shark APEX Upright is better than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe. The APEX feels better-built, has a bigger dustbin, uses a longer power cord and hose, is easier to maneuver, and performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Navigator is a little lighter and performs better on high-pile carpet.

Dirt Devil Endura Max

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is better than the Dirt Devil Endura Max. The Shark feels a little sturdier, is easier to maintain, comes with a wider array of attachments, and makes less noise. Its 'Lift-Away' design enables you to pick up and carry its canister body separately from the main floorhead, making it easier to clean tight spots. The Shark also delivers better debris-pickup performance on bare floors as well as low and high-pile carpet, though the Dirt Devil does a better job of handling pet hair. The Dirt Devil has a bigger dirt compartment that won't need emptying as often, either.

Miele Triflex HX1

The Miele Triflex HX1 and Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe  are differently-designed vacuums with completely different use cases. The Miele is a better-built cordless vacuum with a unique three-in-one design that enables you to use it as a handheld, stick, or upright vacuum. It's substantially more maneuverable and portable, and it also performs better on bare floors. Meanwhile, the Shark is a bagged upright that has a much larger dustbin, and its corded design makes it a better option for longer cleaning sessions.

Shark APEX UpLight

The Shark APEX UpLight and Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe are differently-designed vacuums with different use cases. The APEX is a corded stick/handheld vacuum that's much easier to maneuver, weighs notably less, and performs better on bare floors and low-pile carpet. It also feels better built and has fewer parts requiring regular maintenance. Meanwhile, the Navigator is a corded bagless upright with a much larger dustbin that doesn't need to be emptied as often.

Dyson Cinetic Big Ball Animal [Animal Pro, Multi Floor]

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe is a somewhat better vacuum for low and high-pile carpet than the Dyson Cinetic Big Ball. 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 and incurs virtually no recurring costs.

NaceCare HVR 200 Henry

The NaceCare HVR 200 Henry is a better vacuum than the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe, though they share little in common. The NaceCare feels better built, it's easier to maintain and maneuver, and it uses dirtbags with a much greater debris capacity than the Shark's dustbin. 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.

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Test Results

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Design
6.5
Design
Build Quality
Vacuum Type
Upright/Canister

Build quality is passable. It has a mainly plastic construction, though its wand is made of metal. It feels a little less sturdy than the Shark Rotator Lift-Away ADV, as it creaks quite a bit when pushing an pulling the vacuum around. Its clear plastic dirt compartment is a notable weak point, as it feels pretty thin.

User assembly is fairly simple, as all the vacuum's parts clip together in an intuitive, easy fashion. All release latches are also clearly labeled.

6.0
Design
User Maintenance

This vacuum has many parts that need regular cleaning.

  • Dirt compartment: You need to release the two clips on the side of the vacuum to pull out the dirt compartment. You can open it from the top or bottom by pressing the separate unlock buttons. You should empty the dustbin after every cleaning session.
  • Lint screen: You can access the lint screen by lifting the dustbin's top cover. You should clean it periodically, though no specific maintenance interval is given.
  • Brushroll: The brushroll can't be removed, making it difficult to clean. To clean the brushroll, you'll have to remove lift away the canister body from the floorhead, flip the floorhead over, and use scissors or your hands to remove stuck-on debris or tangled hair.
  • Pre-motor filters: The foam and felt pre-motor filters are found under the dirt compartment. You should clean them 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 regularly with lukewarm water; while Shark's website recommends replacing the filter every six months, the user manual for this vacuum states that it only needs to be washed every two years.

You must air dry any part that's washed with water for at least 24 hours before using it again. If you're looking for an upright vacuum with fewer parts that need regular cleaning, consider the Hoover WindTunnel 2 Whole House Rewind.

6.5
Design
Recurring Cost
Bag Part Number No bag
Filter Part Number XFF350
HEPA Filter Part Number XHF350

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away DLX incurs moderately high recurring costs.

  • Pre-motor filters: There's no specific maintenance interval listed for the XFF350 pre-motor filter set, though you'll likely need to swap out the foam and felt filters after a couple of years. You can find a replacement set here.
  • HEPA filter: There's a discrepancy between the HEPA filter's written description on the company's website, which recommends replacing this component every six months, and the vacuum's user manual, which says that this filter needs washing once every two years. Since the manual is the most current and up-to-date version, we have reported the manual's maintenance expectations for the HEPA filter. In any case, you can find a replacement here.

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

This vacuum is decently compact. While it takes up more room than a cordless stick vacuum like the Shark Cordless Pet Plus, it still has onboard storage for its upholstery tool and crevice tool on its wand-mounted tool clip. Like most other Shark uprights, you'll have to wind up its power cord manually.

7.8
Design
Dirt Compartment
Bagless
Yes
Volume
0.29 gal (1.10 L)
Full Indicator
Yes
Bag Included
No Bag Needed

This vacuum's dirt compartment is well-sized. It's large, so it won't need emptying too frequently. Since it's made of clear plastic and has a maximum fill line indicator, you can tell how full it is at a glance.

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

The UV440 and NV361 models come with all of these attachments, along with:

  • Pet Power miniature turbo brush

6.7
Design
Range
Cordless
No
Cord Length
25.00 ft (7.6 m)
Hose Length
4.07 ft (1.24 m)
Minimum Wand Length
1.08 ft (0.33 m)
Maximum Wand Length
3.35 ft (1.02 m)
Total Range
28.35 ft (8.64 m)

Range is passable. The vacuum's power cord is fairly long, allowing you to clean large areas without swapping outlets, but its hose length is quite short, which can be inconvenient when cleaning high-mounted shelves or other hard-to-reach areas.

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 DLX is reasonably portable. It's somewhat heavy, but it feels light in the hand, and it has a built-in carrying handle to make it easier to pick up and carry.

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

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe 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 turns the brushroll off to avoid scattering around debris, and 'Brushroll ON II', which is designed to clean carpet. However, these settings only control the brushroll's speed, not its height, so the vacuum can still get bogged down on thicker carpeting. There's also a suction release control on the handle, which you can slide open if you find the vacuum difficult to push around on carpeted floors 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 NV360 variant of the Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe doesn't come with too many tools and accessories. There's a crevice tool for tackling messes in tight corners and an upholstery tool for dealing with debris on fabric-lined furniture. This vacuum also comes with a clip-on tool holder. If you spring for the pricier UV440 or NV361 models, you'll also get a miniature turbo brush tool for cleaning larger fabric surfaces.

Design
Alternative Configuration
Blower Mode
No

You can use this vacuum in a semi-handheld configuration by decoupling its canister from its floorhead and cleaning with its wand and hose.

Performance
7.8
Performance
Bare Floor Performance (Hardwood, Laminate, Tiles)
Setting Used "Bare Floor I"
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

Performance on bare floors is good overall. It has no problem picking up small debris like rice, but it has a hard time with pet hair as well as bulky debris like cereal, as its head can just pass over this kind of debris instead of sucking it up. If you turn the brushroll off to avoid scattering around debris, bulky material can get caught on the stationary roller.

7.8
Performance
Low-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Brushroll On II"
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

This vacuum delivers very good performance on low-pile carpet. It can suck up the majority of both fine debris like baking soda and larger material like sand, though you might still need to make another pass to clean everything.

8.0
Performance
High-Pile Carpet Performance
Setting Used "Brushroll On II" (Suction Release Open)
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

This vacuum has impressive performance on high-pile carpet. It clears away the majority of fine material like baking soda and larger material like sand within two passes.

6.9
Performance
Pet Hair Floor Performance
Bare Floor
55%
Low-Pile Carpet
100%
High-Pile Carpet
100%

The Shark Navigator Lift-Away Deluxe does an okay job of handling pet hair. It has no trouble dealing with it on low or high-pile carpet but struggles with this kind of debris on hard floors. If you're looking for a similar alternative that does a better job of handling pet hair on surfaces like hardwood or tile, check out the Dirt Devil Endura Max.

1.3
Performance
Suction
Maximum Suction
0.3 inHโ‚‚O (0.08 kPa)
Setting Used For Maximum "Bare Floor I" with (Suction Release Closed)
Normal Suction
0.3 inHโ‚‚O (0.08 kPa)
Setting Used For Normal "Bare Floor I" with (Suction Release Closed)
Hose Diameter
1.6" (4.0 cm)

This vacuum's real-world suction performance at its floorhead is pretty low. The suction inlet in its head is positioned too high above the ground to generate a tight seal.

8.1
Performance
Noise
Bare Floor
75.7 dBA
Low-Pile Carpet
76.0 dBA

This vacuum is reasonably quiet. It makes enough noise to mask the sound of nearby conversation at a normal volume, so you'll need to speak up a bit to be heard while the vacuum is running in the same room, but this won't be too much of an issue if you use it in a fully or even partially enclosed room.

6.0
Performance
Maneuverability

Maneuverability is mediocre. The rotating head helps when trying to maneuver around obstacles. However, the vacuum's body is still bulky, making it harder to fit in tight areas or clean under tables and chairs when you aren't using it in its semi-handheld 'Lift-Away' configuration. The vacuum also gets stuck on tassels and can move rugs around when its suction release is open.

8.5
Performance
Pet Hair Furniture Performance
Sofa Pickup Post Test

This vacuum does an excellent job of handling pet hair on fabric surfaces when used with its upholstery tool. While the straight-suction nozzle wouldn't necessarily appear to offer the same level of surface agitation as a miniature turbo brush tool, its twin lint strips allow it to capture both long and short strands of hair with ease. The suction release gate also makes using this tool a little easier to pull around, though the handle is still somewhat ungainly and uncomfortable to hold.

Performance
Air Quality
Anti-Allergy Filter (HEPA)
Yes

This vacuum does a good job of sealing in fine particles thanks to its onboard HEPA filter and allergen-sealed canister body.

5.0
Performance
Cracks
Wood Cracks Post Test

This vacuum does a poor job of cleaning debris in cracks when used with its floorhead. It lacks the necessary power to draw debris up from crevices, and it's recommended you use the crevice tool for this kind of usage.

1.0
Performance
Stains
Stain Pickup Post Test

This vacuum makes no impact on dried-on stains.

0
Performance
Water
Wet Compatible
No
Water Pickup Post Test
Automation
0
Automation
Physical Automation
Automatic Recharging
No
Automatic Bag Emptying
No
Pathing Algorithm
No Pathing Algorithm
Physical Boundary Markers
No
Scheduled Start Buttons
No
Cycle Control Buttons
No
Navigation Control Buttons
No
0
Automation
Companion App Automation
App Name
No App
iOS Availability
No
Android Availability
No
Software Boundary Markers (No Go Zones)
No
App Scheduled Start
No
App Cycle Control
No
Navigation Control within App
No