When doing a Shark Navigator vs Hoover Wind Tunnel comparison, some advantages to the Shark Navigator become immediately clear.  The Shark is constructed with a more simple design that requires less interaction from the user. The Hoover Wind Tunnel has multiple floor settings while the Shark Navigator adjusts automatically.

Both offer multi-cyclonic technology for powerful suction and offer no loss of suction technology by keeping dust and debris from clogging the filter.  Both the Shark and the Hoover come with an included crevice tool and hose for vacuuming items above the floor. Where the Shark has the advantage is in the length of the hose and the power cord.  When comparing the two, the Shark comes out ahead.

Shark Navigator Features and Specifications

  • The Shark navigator has a 30 ft. power cord, which means you can vacuum relatively large areas without having to move the cord from one outlet to another.
  • The super stretch hose on the Shark extends to a length of 12 feet. This is quite handy when cleaning those hard to reach places. With the 24” crevice tool, this reach is extended even further.
  • No suction loss technology keeps dirt and debris away from the filter to prevent loss of suction over time.
  • 2 Motor system with brush roll shut off in the event of a jam to prevent motor burnout.
  • Smooth glide wheels and automatic adjustability to floor type.
  • Lifetime washable filters
  • Lightweight compact design weighing 15 pounds.

Hoover Wind Tunnel Features and Specifications

  • Power cord with 28 feet in length
  • 18 feet of reach above the floor with 20” crevice tool
  • No suction loss multi-cyclonic
  • Manual control of brush shut off
  • Manual adjustability to 7 different floor settings
  • Washable primary filter and Hepa final filter

Consumer Reviews

A Shark Navigator vs Hoover Wind Tunnel Comparison shows that although the Hoover model is a bit lower priced, this is a case of getting what you pay for.  Even though the performance of the Hoover is adequate, most people using it state that it does feel cheaply made.  In contrast, the Shark Navigator costs a little more, but feels solid and makes vacuuming easy while automatically adjusting to the height of the floor being vacuumed.  They also indicated that the super stretch hose and crevice tool make getting those hard to reach areas very easy.  The suction on the Shark seems to be what impresses the most, with most consumers indicating that it easily picks up what other vacuums have left behind. The suction is said to be as good as the premium higher priced vacuums that in some cases cost three times as much.

There were some minimal complaints with the Shark, but the greater majority who bought it were thrilled with its performance and affordable price tag.  Most consumers stated that they would recommend it to a friend.

Although the Hoover Wind Tunnel does an adequate job, if you really want to make sure you’ve gotten your floors clean, then most people would recommend getting the Shark.  The reasonable cost and superior performance have made it a popular vacuum among consumers.

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