Escort Passport 8500ci

Radar & Laser / LIDAR Detector w/ Threat Ranking System & Amplified Speaker for Audible Voice Alerts

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The Ultimate Protection

We've all driven a little faster than we should have at one point or another. Some of us drive a little faster than we should more often than others so a lower end radar detector just isn't going to cut it. False alarms or warnings that come on too late are going to lead to expensive tickets and worse than that, you've invested in a product that doesn't work as well as it should. Isn't it time you stepped up to something better that's guaranteed to work all the time, every time? Then it's time to check out the Escort 8500ci. The ultimate in vehicle protection.

Discreet Installation

The all new PASSPORT 8500ci provides the ultimate in discreet operation. All sensors are mounted in the front grill and rear license plate area of your vehicle. Interior control module and display are separated for multiple installation options. The result is no messy cords or unwanted attention.

Supercharged Radar Protection

The 8500ci was designed to be quick to install, quick to receive and quick to alert you on all radar and laser gun encounters. Based on Escort's award winning sensitivity and overall performance, the 8500ci provides long range protecion against all X, K and SuperWide Ka band radar guns, including "instant-on" and "POP" modes.

High Performance Laser Receiver

The 8500ci incorporates a highly sensitive laser circuit into the front receiver in order to provide an immediate alert of a targeting laser gun. For the ultimate in laser defense, add on the Shifter Pack.

Crystal Clear Voice Alerts

PASSPORT's unique voice alerts provide clear communications for alerts and menus options so you can keep your eyes on the road.

Exclusive AutoLearn Mode Reduces False Alarms

PASSPORT's exclusive AutoLearn mode intelligently reduces false alarms created by security motion sensors and automatic door openers. In addition, the 8500ci incorporates Escort's exclusive state of the art Digital Signal Processing (DSP), providing the perfect balance of long range warning and false alarm rejection. Conventional Highway and Auto No X modes are also provided.

Speed Based Radar Performance

The 8500ci uses an AutoSensitivity mode to vary radar sensitivity based on your vehicles speed. The result is radar performance when you need it most.

High-Resolution Display

The miniature display provides a plethora of installation options, including an included in-dash bezel for a factory installed look. Easy-to-read alerts and access to user preferences are clearly visible at a glance.

New Advance Preferences

Once installed, the 8500ci to use with settings set to provide you with the best protection in North America. However, you can also customize it for your unique driving preferences.

Brightness Control

PASSPORT offers 5-levels of display brightness, including Full Dark mode for discreet night driving.

Proprietary TSR Software

Exclusive software eliminates false alerts from radar based traffic sensors.

What's In The Box?
  • 1x Controller Module
  • 1x Display Module
  • 1x Interface Module
  • 1x Front Radar Receiver
  • 1x Amplified Speaker
  • 1x Display Bezel
  • 1x Bi-color LED
  • 1x Download Cable
  • 1x All Necessary Mounting Hardware
  • 1x Owner's/Installation Guide

General Features:

  • All Band Radar/Laser/LIDAR Detector
  • 280 LED alphanumeric display
  • ExpertMeter™ will simultaneously track multiple radar signals, including relative signal strength for each
  • Spec Display™ will display the actual numeric frequency of the radar signal received
  • Patented technologies to minimize false alarms
    • Threat Ranking System (TSR) automatically rejects K-band signals in cities used to detect the flow of traffic
    • Only allows K-bands from actual radar guns to give an alert
  • 5 levels of display brightness including a Full Dark mode for discreet night driving
  • Crystal Clear audible alerts provide a verbal identification of alerts and menu options
  • AutoMute will alert you at the volume you have selected for the unit but will reduce its volume to keep you informed without having the loud continuous alert on the whole time
  • 3 selectable sensitivity controls
    • Highway mode
    • Auto
    • Auto NoX
  • Protection against POP radar and laser recognition
  • Undetectable by VG-2 radars
  • Add the SmartCord Live (iPhone) or the SmartCord Live (Android) for real time updates via Bluetooth between other Escort and Beltronics users on the road
  • Add the Shifter Pack for increased protection and Laser Shifting capabilities

Product Specifications:

  • Operating frequencies:
    • X band (10.525 GHz- 25 MHz)
    • K band (24.150 GHz - 100 MHz)
    • Ka band (34.700 GHz - 1300 MHz GHz)
    • Laser (904 nm, 33 nm)
  • Dimensions:
    • Display/Controller: 2.00"W x .50"D x 1.00"H
    • Interface: 4.00"W x .81"D x 2.50"H
    • Receiver Unit: 3.70"W x 1.05"D x 5.40"H
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty


Due to state laws, Sonic Electronix, Inc can not ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.

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Escort Passport 8500ci

Radar & Laser / LIDAR Detector w/ Threat Ranking System & Amplified Speaker for Audible Voice Alerts


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