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Escort iX

The Escort iX replaces Escort's best-selling Passport 9500ix and provides even better performance, filtering, and built-in bluetooth integration.

  • NEW Quick-Attach/Detach Magnetic Windshield Mount
  • NEW 12 Volt USB Smart Cord Power Cable
  • Travel Case
  • Free Year of Escort Live ($49 value)
  • 3 Month Subscription to Defender Database
  • Free Priority Mail Shipping

The Escort iX had been superseded by the Escort iXC.
List Price: $499.95
Escort iX Price: $449.95


Product Code: ESCORT-IX


Escort iX Review

Updated: 4-2-2019

The Escort iX had been superseded by the new and more capable Escort iXC radar detector.

The Escort iX is a worthy successor to Escort's best selling Passport 9500ix providing more power, better filtering, more features, with a sleek functional design.

Escort iX Review Summary

The main benefits of the Escort iX radar detector are:

  • Programmed with Escort’s new updatable IVT "in-vehicle-technology" radar-based collision avoidance sensor rejection digital signal processing algorithm (DSP), enabling it to block most false alerts caused by blind spot monitors and adaptive cruise control systems.
  • Improved radar and laser detection performance.
  • Improved responsiveness to short duration I/O police radar.
  • For the advanced user - Ka-band segmentation.
  • Improved GPS receiver for quicker and more reliable signal acquisition.
  • High definition multi-color OLED display.
  • Improved metering display modes.
  • Variable sensitivity based upon vehicle speed, for less falsing at slower speeds around town or in traffic.
  • GPS equipped with the best in class DEFENDER database – Fixed photo enforcement database, speed traps database, false alert filtering, false alert filtering, auto sensitivity.
  • Built-in Smart Bluetooth for compatibility with Escort Live!
  • Includes Escort's USB Smart Cord power adapter for powering your smartphone
  • Online firmware and database updates.
  • Clear digital voice alerts in English and Spanish.
  • Display can be hard to read in the daylight sun
  • The Escort iX is a worthy successor to the Escort Passport 9500ix and should prove at least as popular

Longer Range Radar Detection

The Escort iX in an improved version of Escort’s venerable M4 antenna design, which places the Passport in the Long Range Category, having 6 times the capture distance of a police radar gun.

The Escort iX is Escort's first detector to include their advanced IVT filters to separate false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors from real police radar threats.

Two other benefits of the Escort iX is that it is GPS and Bluetooth enabled and Escort Live ready, which enables the Escort iX to warn you in advance of fix photo enforcement cameras, known speed trap locations, live radar alerts and police spotted alerts.

Better I/O Performance

The Escort IX offers improved detection responsiveness over the outgoing Passport 9500ix, meaning that you have better chances at detection instant-on police radar. The Escort iX also allows for Ka-band segmentation for potentially even improved detection performance to lethal Ka-band radar.

Collision Avoidance Sensor False Alert Filtering

The biggest challenge facing all radar detector manufactures has been developing a computer algorithm which is effective in filtering out false alerts caused by the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars today, here is why.

Many of these sensors operate on the same K-band frequency police use, so as you’re driving, your detector is constantly alerting to all the new cars in close proximity.

Because of this the engineers at Escort have invested over 4-years of their know how to refine their digital signal processing algorithm, making the Escort iX intelligent enough to block out these types of false alerts, here is how.

The Escort iX is very capable of intelligently separating real threats from a false threats using their new IVT filtering technology, so you will not be constantly pestered by annoying false alerts.

GPS equipped

The Escort iX also has GPS, which enables it to:

  • Alert you to fixed photo enforcement cameras as you approach
  • Alert you to known speed trap location as you approach
  • Alert you to known aircraft enforcement zones
  • Automatically block out known false alert locations based upon the exact location and frequency
  • Automatically adjust the sensitivity of the detector based upon your speed
  • Enable you to mark your own speed trap locations and points of interest
  • Provide variable speed sensitivity to radar

The Escort iX comes pre-loaded with Escort’s Defender Database, which is the most accurate photo enforcement database for North America.

This enables your Escort to alert you in advanced of fixed photo enforcement cameras and known speed trap locations as you approach.

And Escort's patented AutoLearn Technology enables your detector to block out known false alert locations by the exact frequency and location.

And updating the data on your detector online is a snap through the Escort Tools program available for both PC’s and Apple computers.

Escort Live! Equipped

The biggest breakthrough this decade in the speed counter measurement community is the ability for your Escort iX to share historical and accurate real time data with other Escort drivers in the cloud.

The iX has an improved internal Bluetooth chip set, which enables it to connect to the Escort Live community through your iPhone and/or Android smartphone very easily.

This enables your iX to:

  • Alert you of real time police spotted alerts
  • Alert you of real time radar and laser speed traps in your area
  • Alert you of historical speed trap locations including aircraft enforcement locations
  • Alert you of fixed photo enforcement camera locations
  • Enables you to program the advanced features of your detector through your smart phone

Your iX will include a free, 1-year subscription valued at $49 when purchased through our website.

High Definition Multi-Colored OLED Display

The iX has a programmable easy to read multicolored OLED display, which includes intuitive icons, to make it easy to identify threats.

Additional display features include:

  • 4 different display color settings: Blue, Red, Green and Amber
  • Cruise Alert – warning you when you’re exceeding the posted speed limit
  • Bar Graph – identifying the signal strength of the threat
  • Expert Meter – identifies up to 8 multiple alerts with signal strength at once
  • SpecDisplay – identifies the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal
  • 5 levels of brightness including full dark mode

Clear Audible Voice Alerts English/Spanish

The iX has easy to understand voice alerts, which warns you in either English or Spanish of approaching threats, enabling you to keep your eyes on the road and not on your detector.

Online Firmware and Database Updates

Updating your iX’s firmware and Defender database is a snap.

Just download the Escort Tools program to your PC or your Mac, connect your iX to your computer using a USB cable and download the updates directly to your detector.

User Preferences Programming

You can access the advanced programming features of your iX either by pressing the buttons on your detector, or though your smartphone enabling you to adjust/program the:

  • Sensitivity – City, Highway, Auto, AutoNoX, AutoLoK
  • Language – Spanish/English
  • Color of OLED display
  • GPS speed display
  • Cruise alert speed settings
  • Overspeed setting
  • Display meter options
  • Audible tones
  • Automute – On/Off
  • AutoLearn – On/Off
  • Voice – On/Off
  • GPS – On/Off
  • Auto Power Settings
  • Radar/Laser Bands
  • Ka-band segmentation and RDR On/Off
  • Mark and/or Clear locations

Included Accessories

Your iX comes shipped with everything you need including:

  • Quick Attach/Detach Mount
  • 12 volt USB Smart Cord
  • Travel Case
  • Getting Started Guide instruction booklet

Additional Accessories

You can also accessorize your iX with these additional accessories

  • Basic Direct wire
  • SmartCord direct wire
  • Dash Mount
  • BlendMount mirror mount

Warranty & Support

Your iX 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.

Motorcycle Use and Accessories

When accessorized with the proper motorcycle mount, external warning device, and weather protection the iX becomes one of the best for your motorcycle.

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

External Warning Devices: The iX 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.

Also, because the iX has an internal Bluetooth, you can also mount your cell phone to your motorcycle and receive Escort Live! alerts while riding. (Note: The iX’s Bluetooth will not interface with your motorcycle’s sound system nor any external Bluetooth headset, as it was not designed for this purpose. However, you will be able to get alerts through your cellphone when paired with an external device)

Weather Protection: There are several websites that sell “motorcycle 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.

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Average Rating: Average Rating: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 19 Write a review »

  0 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Great Experience! May 2, 2018
Reviewer: Jeffrey Downing from Santa Fe, NM United States  
After much research (via your site) I chose the Escort iX and I could not be happier.  Along the way I asked a few question (via the site) and answers came quickly.  I received a modest discount and overall I would rank the experience as GREAT !
Works as advertised and on a recent long day of driving worked exceptionally well, on the return trip I shaved off some serious time and the unit was right there giving me the alerts I needed.
Thanks RadarBusters

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5 of 5 Works as advertised August 14, 2017
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from Georgetown, PA United States  
Very happy with the performance so far.

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  1 of 1 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Escort iX is sweeeettttt!!! May 25, 2017
Reviewer: Tony K from SLC, UT  
I've had two other Escort detectors(8500 and the 8500x50), so my expectations were already high and this certainly has not disappointed!  The iX has great filtration of the IVT falsing K band which overly plagued my former x50.  Took a 4 hour drive from SLC to Boise and only heard from my detector when there were REAL threats!  Paired with Escort Live and the combination is an unstoppable force!  And to get $50 off the retail price via radar busters was the cherry on top!  Thanks much!!!!

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5 of 5 Smokes out the smokey April 18, 2017
Reviewer: Oil field hand from Artesia, NM United States  
I drive around 250 miles a day 5 days a week in the state of New Mexico and west Texas thru several speed zones. The radar detector is very quiet unless it's the real deal been running it for a couple weeks now and it's only went off a handful of times and no false alerts if your on a long stretch of highway it picks up radar so far away you'll start to think it's false . If you can't afford to get tickets and want reliable early warning then I can't say enough about this detector, it's on point all the time GET ONE you won't regret it.

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5 of 5 EscortiX April 6, 2017
Reviewer: Dale Anderson from Fort Wayne, IN United States  
Had some problems when it came time to registering with Escort and securing Escort Tools and getting updates for my unit. I feel very fortunate to have been connected with Mike, who was a tremendous help. He talked me through the process which was very successful in getting me past my learning curve. Thanks Mike. I'm heading out on a 3000 mile trip and will provide a review on the performance of the EscortiX.

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