While Dyson brand vacuum cleaners tend to cost more than their counterparts, reviewers do not give its appliances the top spots on various vacuum cleaner review lists. However, most reviewers concede that Dyson models are among the better vacuum cleaners available.
Vacuum Judge rates the Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away a slightly better machine than its Dyson counterpart, the DC 25 Bagless Animal Upright. The reviewer rated the Dyson considerably higher than the Hoover WindTunnel Multi-Cyclonic. Its ratings are based on Amazon customer feedback and sales figures.
Relevant Rankings contends that Dyson vacuum cleaners, which it rates behind Shark models, are good performers, as well as stylish in appearance. However, they do not significantly outperform similar models from other brands that cost hundreds of dollars less. Reviews are based on bare floor and carpet cleaning ability, pet hair pickup, variety of tool attachments, and price for a combined score.
The British consumer review magazine Which? rates Dyson and the Miele brand the highest in its review of vacuum cleaners. The magazine gave both brands seven out of eight stars in its review process, which was comprehensive. Meanwhile, CNET did not include Dyson on its list of best vacuum cleaners of 2014.