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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 Radar Detector Review


Overall Rating: 93 Points


Overview of the Escort Passport Max


Today, all radar detectors have 360-degree protection and will detect X, K, and Ka band analog signals. However, many of them will not perform at the level you will need to warn you in time when shot by the newer digital instant on radar guns.

As a result, you need a detector that is enabled with Digital Signal Processing (DSP), which allows the detector to alert to instant on radar miles away.

This is just one of the many other features included in the Passport Max from Escort.

The Max2 also includes an internal GPS, which will alert you to fixed photo enforcement cameras and potential speed traps along your route, all while filtering out known false alerts.

The only difference between the Max and the Max2, is that the Max does NOT include the internal Bluetooth Chipset, enabling you to connect to Escort Live.

"Both the Max and the Max2 is best radar detectors I've ever tested and that's why I awarded it my coveted 5-star rating" - Radar Roy


Extreme Range Radar Detection: 10 Points


The Max2 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 Max2 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 Max2’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 Max2 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 Max2 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 Max2 also comes equipped with technology called AutoLearn, which enables your detector to learn and store known false alert locations, based upon their exact location and frequency, and then filter them out.

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


Your Passport Max2 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


You can ensure that your Max has the latest database updates to protect you from new threats by simply connecting it to your computer's USB port and downloading the latest Defender database updates.


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.
Radar Roy as Cop
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 Max2 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 Max2 will arrive at your doorstep with everything you need, and personal support from Radar Roy is just a phone call or an email away.


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Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 10 Write a review »

  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
 
Passport Max-No Problems Yet February 13, 2015
Reviewer: Steven from Highlands Ranch, CO United States  
I've only been able to use this detector for one day (about 80 miles) and I can tell it's a good one. I love all the settings and options. The one complaint I have about the detector/mount is that it tends to bounce very easily making it difficult to see the screen while it is bouncing. Other than that, it seems to be an excellent radar detector.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
Great Product December 22, 2014
Reviewer: Jacob Wight from Norfolk, NE United States  
I had a Passport 8500 X50 and before that I had a Cobra SPX5400. Passport Max is by far the best picks them up with good range and also you can save false alerts so they don't bug you. I personally did not want the bluetooth feature it would be nice but I thought it was unnecessary and Radar Roy is amazing and knows what he's talking about. Look into this product I couldn't be more satisfied.

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GREAT DETECTOR October 25, 2014
Reviewer: Jimmy from East meadow, NY United States  
I purchased this radar to replace a escort solo s3. There are to many red-light and speed cameras going up here in NY. The s3 was also getting dated and really wasn't providing the reaction time i need to enjoy my car on the highway. It looks great, escort live app is great. I am mounting this on a blend mount and smart cord direct wire in a audi rs5. It looks great and performs as promised. Its easy to learn out false alerts and it sees all my local enforcement that i know are there. I used it on the highway and saw threat at least 1 mile ahead, providing me ample time to slow down. I hope the software becomes available for mac when a new update comes along. Highly recommended and Radar Roy is a pleasure to do business with and he knows the industry better than all others.  Jimmy

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
GETTING BETTER BY THE MILE!!! September 2, 2014
Reviewer: Roger from Edmonton, Alber  
Great service, great price, go to Radar Roy to get a discount coupon.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
 
quick ship August 29, 2014
Reviewer: Jim from Kentucky  
Very compact & light in weight. Has a lot of user friendly features!

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