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The Passport Max has the exact same performance
of the Max2, however it does NOT include the
Bluetooth chipset for connectivity to Escort Live.

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Passport Max Review

Overall Rating: 93 Points

Overview of the Escort Passport Max

Today most police agencies are upgrading their equipment to the new low power hand held digital instant on radar guns which most radar detectors have a difficult time to detect.

Then another emerging problem, the adaptive cruise control sensors car manufactures are installing in new cars.

These sensors use the same exact K-band frequency that police use causing most radar detectors to false constantly!

Because of this Escort developed new Digital Signal Processing (DSP) programming, integrating it into their newest line of radar detectors; the Passport, the Passport Max and Max2.

Passport uses a new type of digital signal processing (DSP), which can reduce false alarms from some non-police-radar sources. Think of DSP as a pair of Bose noise-canceling headphones for radar reporting. By reliably identifying noise, the Max can focus on real police-radar threats, leading to faster and more accurate warnings.” - Car and Driver Magazine

Extreme Range Radar Detection: 10 Points

The Max is built on a new antenna design called the M5, which utilizes advanced military technology called Digital Signal Processing (DSP).

The result is a detector that is faster, more accurate, and has a longer range than any other radar detector.

Faster response time and extreme range mean that your Max will provide you with the performance you need to sniff out even the weakest instant on radar miles away.

Sensitivity and Filtering: 10 Points

The Passport Max’s internal GPS is able to detect exactly how fast you’re going and adjust the sensitivity accordingly.

Here are examples why this is beneficial:

You’re driving at highway speeds; the Max recognizes this and automatically switches to highway mode for maximum effectiveness.

Then, as you drive into a shopping center surrounded by automatic door openers the Max will dial down the sensitivity so you won't be bombarded by false alerts.

The result is a detector that isn’t going to pester you with a ton of false alerts like other radar detectors will.

Thus, it will provide you with protection when you need it most, without annoying you with false alerts when you don’t.

Your Passport Max also comes equipped with TSR Filtering. Here is what it does and why it’s so important:

Many state, county and city highway departments in the US have installed devices called traffic flow sensors (TSR) to measure the flow of traffic on city streets and highways.

These traffic flow sensors transmit a strong K band signal, which cause radar detectors to alert.

To combat these potentially annoying false alerts, Escort has developed TSR rejection software.

The result is that you’re not going to have to shut down your radar detector to keep from being blasted by false alerts when driving in areas where these types of devices are used.

Escort Live Connectivity: 5 Points

The Max does not have an internal Bluetooth chipset, which enables you to connect to the Escort Live community though your iPhone or Android smart phone.

However, you can purchase the Escort Live external module later, to enable this feature.

Photo Enforcement Protection: 10 Points

Automated photo enforcement cameras and speed traps are everywhere today!

Escort has equipped the Max with GPS technology and their Defender photo enforcement database, which will alert you as you approach one of these locations.

You can also add your own “hot spots” using the mark location feature.

Easy Advanced Programming: 10 Points

You can program your Max by either pressing the buttons on your detector, changing the color and brightness of your display, program the radar bands used in your area, adjust the filtering options, and more.

High Definition OLED Display: 10 Points

The multi-color graphics display of the Max is easy to see even in bright sunlight.

Intuitive icons make it easy to immediately identify threats, and the ability to adjust the screen's color allows you to match the display to your vehicle's interior gauges.

Clear Digital Voice Alerts: 10 Points

The Escort Max has clear voice alerts and provides you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.

Online Defender Database Updates: 10 Points

Your Max includes a free 3-month subscription their North American Escort Live photo enforcement database, which will enable you to download new threats by simply connecting it to your computer's USB port and downloading.

After your free 3-month subscription ends, you pay only $19.95 a year, or $39.95 for 3 years to subscribe.

Motorcycle Use: 8 Points

When accessorized with the proper motorcycle mount, external warning device, and weather protection the Passport Max2 becomes the best radar detector for your motorcycle.

Motorcycle Mounting Systems: RadarBusters offers a variety of motorcycle radar detector and cell phone mounts by Techmount, which will fit virtually any motorcycle.

External Warning Device: The Max does have an external earphone jack, which you can plug into your motorcycle sound system. However, we would recommend the Legal Speeding HARD system, which is a wireless heads up display.

Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell “motorcycle radar detector boxes,” but we don’t recommend them. Instead, go to your local CVS and buy a child’s size shower cap. It’s cheaper and will protect your detector just as well.

Warranty & Support: 10 Points

Your Max comes with Escort’s 1-year warranty and our 30-day no risk money back guarantee.

Also, because we have been an authorized Escort dealer since 1995, you’re pre-approved to purchase Escort’s extended 24 month extend warranty for only $29.95.

Here on RadarBusters, Radar Roy has several articles in his help guide section to assist you in getting the most out of your detector such as: How to Maximize the Use of your Radar Detector, How to Update Your Radar Detector, and Defensive Driving Tips for Radar Detector Users.

You’re welcome to contact Radar Roy direct 24/7 by using the contact form on this website or calling our toll free number during normal business hours.

Included Accessories

The Max includes a travel case, StickyCup windshield mount, a 12-volt smart cord, quick reference guide, and 1-year subscription to Escort Live

Optional Accessories

A few of the Optional Accessories you may want to consider when purchasing your Passport Max2 are:

Direct Wire Smart Cord: Connects to your fuse box under your dash, freeing your cigarette lighter.

BlendMount Mirror Mount: Enables the mounting of the Max2 to your rear view mirror.

Why Buy from Radar Roy?

Authorized Escort Dealer: RadarBusters has been an authorized dealer for Escort since 1995, so you can be assured that you detector is covered under Escort’s warranty program and pre-approved for Escort’s 24 month extended warranty program.
Real Reviews: Unlike the other radar detector review websites out there, Radar Roy is a retired cop and certified traffic radar instructor with over 40 years of experience and has his own arsenal of police radar and laser guns. Luxury Automotive was so impressed with Roy’s high standards and qualifications that they dubbed him the “General Schwarzkopf of radar detectors”.

No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.

No Risk 30-Day money back guarantee: Don’t like your detector? Return it no questions asked!

Low Price Guarantee: By becoming a member of Radar Roy’s VIP Club you will receive his 90-day price match guarantee, ensuring that you will get the best price anywhere!

Trade Up – Not In: Considering trading your old radar detector for a new one? DON”T until you watch this video!

Radar Roy Support: Have a problem or concern with your detector? Then email Radar Roy 24/7 and he will PERSONALLY get back with you typically within 12 hours or less!

Passport Max Summary

The Escort Passport Max is the best investment you can make to help you avoid expensive speeding tickets, and it will enable you to become a more aware and safe driver.

When ordered from RadarBusters your Max will arrive at your doorstep with everything you need, and personal support from Radar Roy is just a phone call or an email away.

Direct Wire SmartCord BlendMount Cylindrical Mirror Mount
Retail Price: $29.95

Retail Price: $89.95

Direct Wire SmartCord BlendMount Cylindrical Mirror Mount

Average Rating: 4.5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 21 Write a review »

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Great transaction September 1, 2015
Reviewer: Workingstiff in Maine from Old Town, ME United States  
Thanks to RadarBusters (Radar Roy) I was able to find the right radar detector for me and at a price that was lower than amazon.com. Roy made the decision an easy one with his expert knowledge and his clear video review. In a market that flooded with outdated products, some with big brand names, he zeros in on the most advanced technology. My product shipped the same day and arrived (cross country) in 5 days. It was packed in factory packaging, included a 2nd wiring harness, and arrived in perfect condition. Don't hesitate to do business with these guys, they are awesome.

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Great detector! August 18, 2015
Reviewer: Eric from Lewisburg, PA United States  
Got the detector to replace a 20 year old model and am just thrilled with its performance.  Got it in time for a 1,300 mile excursion and it performed very well.  It reported a low level of false alarms and never missed an actual event, providing plenty of advance warning.  The database even highlighted a few known speed traps along the way.  Definitely recommended.

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Top of the line - excellent pick up at distance August 7, 2015
Reviewer: Ken Greene from Clearwater, FL United States  
Installed the Max2 and loved it right away. There is a permanently mounted K band in my area - Max2 spotted it the second time and marked it so it beeps once then goes silent - Love it

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Hard to read screen July 22, 2015
Reviewer: jim Chidester from Hot Springs, AR United States  
Screen was really hard to see even with trying different set-ups. I sent the max back with no problems at all and then purchased the redline as that was the one i really wanted. radar busters is the site to use if you are going to be buying a unit. you won't get the kind of service that radar busters has. pleasure to deall with and will buying from again.

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Wow July 16, 2015
Reviewer: Stephen Girko from San Antonio , TX United States  
After hours of reading & re-reading different reviews and comparisons of the various high end radar detectors, I finally settled on an Escort Passport Max. All I needed to do was  decide on from whom I would be buying it. RadarBusters made my choice for me. Don't even bother considering any other retailer. These people are great. The best deal; no contest!

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