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Escort Passport 8500ci Plus

alaTest has collected and analyzed 107 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and screen. The design and performance also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the value for money.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other GPS the Escort Passport 8500ci Plus is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 user reviews of Escort Passport 8500ci Plus from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other GPS on

value for money, usability, performance

65% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Escort Passport MaxEscort Passport 9500ix Radar/Laser Detector (Blue Display)

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Escort PASSPORT Max Radar Detector Review


Do you enjoy receiving speeding tickets? Do you get exciting at the thought of points on your license and your insurance rates going up? If so then this is not the product for you

Our all-new receiver incorporates advanced military technology called Digital Signal Processing (DSP). This unique method of scanning enables the PASSPORT Max?to identify real threats faster and more accurately than?any other detector. Quicker response...

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Escort Passport Max


The Escort Passport Max combines the latest technology to provide the best protection available. See how it compares with other models out there.

The Passport Max is as effective at long range highway detecting as more intricate city radar detection

To access the Escort Live app you need to purchase the Smart Cord separately. Escort's software updates don’t have Mac compatibility

The Escort Passport Max has the latest technology to detect radar in all environments, while GPS capabilities will significantly cut down on false signals.


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Great detector


Wish I had it a month ago. The best yet. Definitely an upgrade.

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Best radar you can buy.


This has been a great radar and I use it everyday to and from work, if you're prone to getting tickets, buy this guy, it'll pay for itself.

Response time, features

Price tag

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Good product, live subscription should be included


The Max works great. Not many false positives and it learns the routes as you go. It is very expensive compared to Valentine One and reviews show that V1 is still a better choice.The bitter taste comes from greedy subscription price for live data....

accurate, not many false positives

unbelievable that the live subscription costs so much more

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great investment


great purchase, very accurate, love the online feature

very accurate

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Great range, period. No false alarms.


Paired with Waze, you should see no surprises. Safe travels.

It works

Expensive, but hands down the best out there

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Great trip companion


Found that the best suction occurs if you moisten the cup prior to attaching to windshield. Very stylish design with easy to understand instructions.

complete statuses for all types of surveillance radar

Suction cup loses its grip

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Top of the line detector; top of the line price


Top of the line radar detector with a top of the line cost. I was hoping to do a permanent type install. Meaning wire it directly into trucks wiring and permanently mount to rear view mirror, but those type of aftermarket options are not available for...

Features, sensitivity, and customizable

Expensive, not any aftermarket options; yet

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Wow, this thing works!


I drive 1,500-2,000 highway miles a week and this thing has paid for itself at least 3 times already. I don't use the smart cord that Bluetooth's the unit to your phone, but camera database is incredibly accurate. It will typically pick up radar on the...