PASSPORT 9500ci

$1999.95

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FREE Shipping. Includes Speeding Ticket Limited Guarantee (offer details included in box) The Mack-Daddy of all radar and laser detectors. It is the ultimate balance of long-range performance, intelligent signal processing, simple intuitive controls, and the best overall driving experience ever developed.

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PASSPORT 9500ci
$1999.95

Completely Undetectable

The PASSPORT 9500ci is completely undetectable to all radar detector detectors, keeping you unseen and unnoticed.

Passport 9500ci Breakdown

Ultimate custom-installed radar with all new Laser ShifterPro sensors.

Breakthrough
Radar Performance

PASSPORT's twin-antenna design sets a new standard for long-range protection. This patented design is completely undetectable, making it the perfect choice for those who like to run unnoticed. All North American radar bands are covered, including "POP" radar.

Variable-Speed
Radar Performance

PASSPORT's AutoSensitivity mode varies radar sensitivity based on your vehicle's speed. The result is radar performance when needed most.

Diagram of the Passport 9500ci system

Discreet
Installation

The PASSPORT 9500ci with all-new ShifterPro sensors provides the ultimate in discreet operation. Included sensors are mounted in the front grill area of your vehicle (rear shifters optional). Interior control module and display are separated for multiple installation options. The result is no messy cords and no unwanted attention.

Laser Protection
Like No Other

Our all-new laser "Shifters" provide 360 degree protection (with optional rear shifters), including the latest "double-pulse" laser guns. Multiple sensors positioned front or rear can be programmed to "Shift" for maximum protection. "Shifting" may not be legal in your area. Check local laws before activating.

Mark Location

The PASSPORT 9500ci's "Mark Location" feature enables the customer to manually mark known speed traps, camera locations, or anything else worth noting. Once stored in its memory, the 9500ci will provide sufficient warning for all of these points of interest.

High-Resolution Display

PASSPORT's miniature display provides a multitude of installation options, including an in-dash bezel (included) for that factory installed look. Easy-to-read alerts and access to user preferences are clearly visible at a glance.

Safety Camera Data

The PASSPORT 9500ci comes pre-loaded with our DEFENDER® Database - thousands of safety camera locations, including red light and speed-based cameras throughout North America. You can also download updates, back up your data, and stay on top of new threats directly from our website. The 9500ci comes complete with a 3 year Defender Database Subscription.

The Best of ESCORT Live!

PASSPORT 9500ci is compatible with ESCORT Live, our award-winning app and exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts.

(optional for $149.95)

Traffic Sensor Rejection

The PASSPORT 9500ci includes our proprietary Traffic Sensor Rejection (TSR) software to eliminate false alerts.

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Web Ready

The PASSPORT 9500ci can be easily updated using your computer and internet. Simply go online to download our Detector Tools program, connect the 9500ci to a PC with an active internet connection and then download the most up to date locations. You can even back up your data or update the detector's operating software, (firmware), if needed. The database is updated weekly, and Escort provides three years of downloadable updates for free.
Note: Not Mac compatible at this time.

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Adaptive Signal Processing

Our new Adaptive Signal Processing system uses GPS technology to automatically "learn" (by exact location and frequency) each radar signal and determine if it's a real threat or not. This data is updated real-time during your drive, and provides the most accurate alert system possible. The result is the most accurate long-range protection in the industry and a permanent solution to false alarms. You drive. It learns. End of story. Nothing could be easier.

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 (Optional Laser Shifting)

Programmable Features

  • Power-On Indication
  • Signal Strength Meter
  • AutoMute (On / Off)
  • Voice (On / Off)
  • Units (English / Metric)
  • Radar / Laser Bands
  • Highway
  • Auto
  • AutoNoX

Auto Calibration Circuitry

Mute / AutoMute / SmartMute

Completely Undetectable to all Detector Detector Scanners

Automatic and User Selectable Sensitivity Control

Power Requirement

  • 12VDC, Negative Ground

Radar Receiver / Detector Type

  • Dual LNA Microwave Receiver
  • Superheterodyne, Varactor-Tuned VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple Laser Shifters

Display Type

  • 280 LED Matrix / Text
  • SpeedAlert™
  • Bar Graph
  • ExpertMeter™
  • SpecDisplay™
  • 5 Brightness Levels, including Full Dark

Dimensions (W x D x H inches)

  • Display: 1.950 x 0.666 x 0.627
  • Control: 1.950 x 0.425 x 0.650
  • Radar Receiver: 3.680 x 4.120 x 1.200
  • Front Shifters: 3.160 x 0.890 x 0.600
  • GPS: 1.952 x 2.699 x 2.940
  • Interface: 2.850 x 0.810 x 2.940
  • Speaker: 2.250 x 2.116 x 2.250
What is included with the Passport 9500ci?
The Passport 9500ci comes complete with owner's manual and installation guide, installation DVD, COOL TRICK INSTALL KIT (Includes: Crimper, VHB Tape, Fuse Stake, Disconnect Terminal, Zip Ties, Velcro Hook & Loop Fasteners, Modular 4 Pin RJ11 Connectors and 3M Quick Connect Terminal), separate miniature controller and text display, front-mounted radar receiver, twin front-mounted laser receivers/shifters, 12-volt interface module, GPS antenna, 12-volt amplified speaker, display bezel, bi-color LED, and all mounting hardware. Also includes a 3 Year Database Subscription.
Is the Passport 9500ci the most sensitive installed detector available? vs. 8500ci Plus, 8500ci, Qi45?
The Passport 9500ci is the most sensitive installed model available on the market, is completely undetectable to all radar detector detectors and includes the laser "shifting" technology of the Laser ShifterPro.
Can it be used overseas?
We do not monitor frequencies used overseas, but many customers travel abroad with their PASSPORT.
What is Expert Mode?
Expert Mode will show you up to 8 radar signals at the same time and will show relative signal strength and associated Band of each signal.
Where are they illegal?
Radar detectors are completely legal to use in non-commercial vehicles in 49 states. Virginia and Washington D.C. are the only places in the United States that currently ban radar detectors. Radar detector use in commercial vehicles has been prohibited in the U.S. since 1995 and radar detectors are also illegal in most Canadian provinces. We do not track detector regulations in other countries.
What is the warranty period?
When ordered factory direct the PASSPORT 9500ci comes with a full three-year factory warranty.

Still Have Questions? Call 800-964-3138

Important:

A Windows Version of Detector Tools supports Firmware, Location Database Updates, Detector Software Updates and Defender Updates for the PASSPORT Max, PASSPORT 9500ix, PASSPORT 9500i, PASSPORT 9500ci, and PASSPORT SC55. Computer must have an active Internet connection. (Operating on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 only.)

Installation Disclaimers:

• Some vehicles may require optional mounting brackets or additional labor due to the complexity of the vehicle. • Most European and exotic cars, Mercedes, Jaguar, Porsche, Audi just to name a few, enclose their engine compartments with additional noise suppression. This makes running wires and mounting units in these vehicles more difficult. • Mounting the interior control box behind a dash panel or altering it to fit in a certain area is considered a custom installation.

Not intended for use outside North America.
For products designed for use overseas, please use the following link to find the International Distributor closest to you other than the U.S.
http://www.escortradar.com/dealer-locator.php#international

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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EscortPassport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro
 
4.0

(based on 24 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

76%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Gives false reads (3)

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (3)
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    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Seems expensive at first, but has paid me back in spades.

I'm always leading the pack and driving faster than anyone else on the road in my 2010 BMW M5. This radar detector has literally saved me from reasonable tickets, but also the ridiculous...Read complete review

I'm always leading the pack and driving faster than anyone else on the road in my 2010 BMW M5. This radar detector has literally saved me from reasonable tickets, but also the ridiculous (over 100 mph). In fact, it saved me four times driving from Lake Tahoe to the San Francisco. The people trying to keep up with me cruised right by me, immediately after I received the Ka band signal and subsequently pulled into the right lane and brought the speed down to less than 70 mph. Each of the four times this happened, the cars trying to keep up and eventually passed me, ended up getting pulled over. You would think they would notice the change in speed and take heed to my caution, but no such luck on their part.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It's nice when it works correctly but I would NOT buy again.

Installing the radar detector is not an easy chore and I don't like hiring this kind of work out because too many "techs" do hack jobs. I have had to send...Read complete review

Installing the radar detector is not an easy chore and I don't like hiring this kind of work out because too many "techs" do hack jobs. I have had to send in the unit numerous times and worst, I've had to send in various components which have died, namely the display, the front shifters, the GPS antenna, the rear shifter and the interface. Oh wait, that's ever component of the unit. Uninstalling these components is a major PAIN and then once you get them back, you get the please of reinstalling them. If the hardware and components were of better quality and were designed for a life span of 10-15 years, I'd maybe consider buying this again. The fact is, the components are not built well. The front shifters have died on me twice and was told that it's because I live in a cold climate. Umm.... nowhere in the instructions did it say not to use this in freezing climates. One of the suggested preventative measures the technical support people told me to do is put packing tape on the joints of the components where they snap together. HA! Really? Packing tape? How about making a product that is fully enclosed and weather proof or nema rated. IT's great when it works but an absolute NIGHTMARE when it doesn't.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Very disapointing

By ANTHONY

from BOSTON MA

About Me Commuter, Practical

Pros

  • Easy To Mount

Cons

  • Gives False Reads
  • Inaccurate

Best Uses

  • Highway Driving

Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

I'VE COMPLAINT TO ESCORT FOR YEARS AND ALL THEY TOLD ME WAS TO UNPLUG THE REAR SHIFTER. ALSO THEY MENTIONED THAT IS A MERCEDES BENZ ISSUE.

  • Age:
  • 35-44
  • Daily mileage:
  • 11-20
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 3
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Range:
  •  
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(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I would think of driving anywhere without it!

By Scott

from Longmeadow, MA

About Me Practical

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Durable
  • Easy To Mount
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Versatile

Cons

  • Gives False Reads

Best Uses

  • City Driving
  • Highway Driving
  • Larger Cars
  • Rural Driving
  • Small Cars

Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

I have 3 cars now with this product in them. I have had a few false alarms but I haven't had a detector that didn't. I have had the laser detector go of when I was very close to a car in front of me other object in very close range. It is installed in a Porsche 4S turbo and the others are in Volvo SUVs. I wouldn't think of driving any of my vehicles without one. I have had dash mounted models stolen over the years but I do have one that I take on vacation when the need arises. All said and done, I am already looking at a new car and buying another 9500ci. I wish they gave discounts for multiple purchases.

  • Age:
  • 55-64
  • Daily mileage:
  • 41-60
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 4
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Range:
  •  
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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

It's nice when it works correctly but I would NOT buy again.

By Dunesman

from Indiana

About Me Gearhead, Tuner

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Neat Features or Extras

Cons

  • Not Durable
  • very difficult to install

Best Uses

  • Highway Driving

Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

Installing the radar detector is not an easy chore and I don't like hiring this kind of work out because too many "techs" do hack jobs. I have had to send in the unit numerous times and worst, I've had to send in various components which have died, namely the display, the front shifters, the GPS antenna, the rear shifter and the interface. Oh wait, that's ever component of the unit. Uninstalling these components is a major PAIN and then once you get them back, you get the please of reinstalling them. If the hardware and components were of better quality and were designed for a life span of 10-15 years, I'd maybe consider buying this again. The fact is, the components are not built well. The front shifters have died on me twice and was told that it's because I live in a cold climate. Umm.... nowhere in the instructions did it say not to use this in freezing climates. One of the suggested preventative measures the technical support people told me to do is put packing tape on the joints of the components where they snap together. HA! Really? Packing tape? How about making a product that is fully enclosed and weather proof or nema rated. IT's great when it works but an absolute NIGHTMARE when it doesn't.

  • Age:
  • 35-44
  • Daily mileage:
  • 21-40
  • Gender:
  • Male
  • Primary vehicle:
  • Luxury sedan
  • Vehicles owned:
  • 5 or more
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
  • Range:
  •  
  • Ease of use:
  •  
  • Accuracy:
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(13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Dont Waste Your Money

By Mike

from Chicago

About Me Gearhead

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

    • Gives False Reads
    • Inaccurate
    • Not Adjustable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      I purchased this product after owning other Escort window mounted dectectors. Based on othe amount paid I would suggest that people don't purchase the item. I have had it replaced once as it continued to give false alarms, go off randomly and missed radar traps. The replacement does exactly the same thing only worse and there is nothing that anyone can do. I have had updates done by the Porsche dealer and they have told me that they can't do anything. I reached out to Escort and they told me I had to deal with the installer. Basically stated, I wouldn't recommend purchasing because of issues, cost and lack of support.

      • Age:
      • 55-64
      • Daily mileage:
      • 21-40
      • Gender:
      • Female
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Sports car
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 4
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
      • Range:
      •  
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      •  
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      (4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hands down the best detector on the market!

      By smokinu454

      from KY

      Verified Buyer
      Site Member

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      This is by far the most sensitive detector I have ever used. The performance of this detector is second to none and the only thing even close is the Redline. But once you add in the Laser Shifter Pro integration and GPS capability there is just no comparison to anything else on the market. I highly recommend the 9500CI!

      • Age:
      • 25-34
      • Daily mileage:
      • 21-40
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Truck
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 3
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      (7 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great sensitivity. It works great,,,'''BUT !

      By Ashworth

      from Bakersfield, CA, USA

      Site Member

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      Why does my LASOR alarm go off with no CHP or speed traps around

      I think Passport Escort says this 9500ci is the best Detector made. But it seems they nickel and penny me to death to get this Great 9500ci to have all the goodies which should have come with a $2500.00 Detector..
      other than the Lasor going off when no speed trap or CHP is around . This 9500ci works great . And the price I could agree with if it came with everything most of Passport Escort's lower cost Detectors..

      • Age:
      • Over 65
      • Daily mileage:
      • 41-60
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Truck
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 1

      (23 of 27 customers found this review helpful)

       
      2.0

      ticket!

      By dblitc

      from Baton Rouge, LA, USA

      Verified Buyer
      Site Member

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      this product was great till i was driving my vehicle and the radar did not go off at all, i was then pulled over for doing 15 over. i thought i spent $3000 so i didn't get $300 tickets. thanks a lot escort i will be letting all my family and friends know!

      • Age:
      • 18-24
      • Daily mileage:
      • 11-20
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Sports car
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 3
      • Range:
      •  
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      (13 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      VERY EXPENSIVE, BUT IT IS THE BEST OUT THERE

      By ROADDOG

      from Phoenix, AZ, USA

      Verified Buyer
      Site Member

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      I have had my 9500CI for more than ten years now and it is currently in my 2008 BMW Alpina B7. My biggest complaint is the false laser alerts. I can be crossing the desert with nothing around and the laser will go off, sometimes front and other times rear. I have called ESCORT numerous times and they have no answers. I can only hope that they can improve on it over time.

      • Age:
      • 55-64
      • Daily mileage:
      • Less than 10
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Luxury sedan
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 2
      • Range:
      •  
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      (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great system

      By thebest12211

      from Saratoga Springs, NY, USA

      Verified Buyer
      Site Member

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      All three of my cars have the 9500Ci installed (2 3 Series and a 911).My previous 4 or 5 cars have also had the installed version of the Passport.
      I cannot judge other detectors but the 9500Ci is a necessity if you want to keep your license.

      • Age:
      • Over 65
      • Daily mileage:
      • Over 60
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Luxury sedan
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 3

      (18 of 20 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Seems expensive at first, but has paid me back in spades.

      By Colby

      from San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

      Verified Buyer
      Site Member

      Comments about Escort Passport 9500ci with Laser ShifterPro:

      I'm always leading the pack and driving faster than anyone else on the road in my 2010 BMW M5. This radar detector has literally saved me from reasonable tickets, but also the ridiculous (over 100 mph). In fact, it saved me four times driving from Lake Tahoe to the San Francisco. The people trying to keep up with me cruised right by me, immediately after I received the Ka band signal and subsequently pulled into the right lane and brought the speed down to less than 70 mph. Each of the four times this happened, the cars trying to keep up and eventually passed me, ended up getting pulled over. You would think they would notice the change in speed and take heed to my caution, but no such luck on their part.

      • Age:
      • 35-44
      • Daily mileage:
      • 21-40
      • Gender:
      • Male
      • Primary vehicle:
      • Sports car
      • Vehicles owned:
      • 1
      • Range:
      •  
      • Ease of use:
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