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The Escort Passport IQ radar detector is a full featured dash mounted GPS that includes a high performance radar detector that's on par with the Escort 9500ix.

Escort has discontinued the manufacture of this radar detector and is no longer available
Retail Price: $499.95

Product Code: PASSPORT-IQ


Passport IQ Radar Detector

Do you want to do away with dashboard clutter?

With all of today’s automotive gizmos like GPS devices, radar detectors and cellphone holders you may find your dash a bit cluttered. As a result, Escort has integrated their 9500ix radar detector into a fully functional 3D GPS navigation device which will protect you from those expensive speeding tickets while guiding you safely to your destination.

High Performance Radar & Laser Detection

Detector Mode
ESCORT'S award-winning
all-band protection keeps you
on the road, not on
the side of it.
Multiple Screen Options
Multiple screen options
allow you to choose the
information you want,
in the color you prefer.
Expert Mode
Detector experts will
appreciate the
ability to track multiple
sources including frequency.

Passport IQ Map ViewPassport IQ Map View

View your current location and route on a map. You can also manage alerts, mark speed traps, or safety camera locations for future reference. Map view will also provide speed trap and camera icons directly on the map to warn you in advance of traps along your route. Radar and laser alerts are shown in the lower left corner with a corresponding bar graph.

Passport IQ Navigation

Passport IQ Navigation 2

False Alert Filtering

The #1 complaint from radar detector users is all those false alerts you encounter while driving. To combat these Escort has integrated their AutoLearn technology into their Passport IQ, which will automatically learn and filter out these false alerts by storing the exact frequency and location of the false alerts locations you encounter. The result is quieter, less annoying radar detector that will only alert you well in advance of real radar threats ahead.

Defender Safety Camera Database

Another benefit of the Passport IQ radar detector and GPS combo is their defender safety camera database, which has the location of thousands of fixed photo radar and red-light cameras in North America stored in its memory. Your Passport IQ will alert you in advance as you approach these safety cameras and you can also add your own hot spots or speed traps while driving with the press of a button.

Variable Speed Sensitivity

Are you forgetting to switch your driving mode while driving? Most radar detectors have a switch that enables you to switch from city mode to highway mode. The problem with this switch is that most drivers forget to use it. Thus, their detector is not programed for its optimum performance. As a result, Escort has integrated what they call Variable Speed Sensitivity into their detectors, which automatically senses your speed and adjusts your detectors performance automatically.

Download Firmware & Camera Updates Online

Escort Radar Updates
New firmware updates are developed by radar detector manufacturers on a regular basis to address new and emerging technology from police radar gun manufacturers. In the past, in order to have your radar detector upgraded you had to pay to mail it back to the manufacturer and wait weeks to get it back, but not anymore! The Passport IQ is web ready, simply connect your detector to your computer, log into Escort's website, and download and install the latest firmware and Defender database updates in minutes.

Simple Programming and Intuitive Controls

Another great benefit of the Passport IQ is the ability to program your detector for your specific driving preferences. For example, X-band is still only used in New Jersey and other scattered locations in the mid-west. So you can filter out all those annoying X-band alerts by simply programming your Passport IQ to No X.

Extended 24 Month Warranty

Because we are an authorized dealer for Escort you are eligible for their 24 month extended warranty after your purchase for only $29.95 direct from Escort.

Shipped Fully Equipped

Your Passport IQ will arrive fully equipped at your doorstep with a IQ mounting bracket, a coiled SmartCord, USB cable, CD owners manual, and a quick reference card.

Escort Passport IQ Radar Detector Review
Operating Bands
X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
Laser 904nm, 33 MHz Bandwidth

Radar Receiver/Detector Type
Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
Scanning Frequency Discriminator
Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

GPS Receiver
SiRFstar III

Laser Detection
Quantum Limited Video Receiver
Multiple Laser Sensor Diodes
Display Type
5" LCD Screen with OneTouch User Interface
480 x 272 Resolution

Power Requirement
12-volt DC, Negative Ground
Escort SmartCord® Included

Auto-Calibration Circuitry

SmartShield VG2 Immunity

5.35" W x 3.71" H x 1.62" D

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Average Rating: 5 of 5 | Total Reviews: 8 Write a review »

  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
great radar detector January 14, 2014
Reviewer: devilscoach from Dallas, TX  
great dtector. id recoomend to a friend

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Ingenuity August 5, 2013
Reviewer: Joseph from Jacksonville, F  
I have only used the Passport one time.  It read K and X band signals only and at the same prescribed spots.  Hopefully it will learn to distinguish from these businesses.  Also, be sure to fully charge BEFORE using and then complete the setup process.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Good combination of 2 devices July 11, 2012
Reviewer: Bruce from Oklahoma  
Bought another for a different car.

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
Passport Iq April 23, 2012
Reviewer: partsmaster251 from vancouver bc ca  
Only had it for a few days. Wanted to get the regular 9500ix but got talked into buying the iq so jury's still out on this. Like the elevator bong alert instead of the usual beeping. Don't like the heavy weight or vision blocking but love the large screen. In hindsight I think I should have just bought the 9500ix and waited for this model to be improved upon, we'll see.Whether it's worth [$] remai

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  4 of 4 people found the following review helpful:
All bases covered !!! December 17, 2010
Reviewer: hotbluz from NYC  
I purchased this detector and disliked it from the start. The navagation voice is hard to understand and the directions this detector gives are lacking to say the least. the detector had problems with in the first 8 months.

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