Escort Passport SR7 – A Review
The Passport SR7:
Price: the price tag is $ 799.00, making this a relatively expensive radar detector in our point of view.
Bands: this product detect all radar and laser signals (X, K, Superwide Ka).
Voice Alerts: voice alerts are sound when a radar or a laser source is nearby.
False Alerts: The AutoSensitivity Mode reduces false alerts.
Features: Includes EZ-Programming, a feature that allows easy customization of the radar detector device, 3 High-Resolution Meter Modes, several low-noise laser sensors that provide maximum range against targeting laser guns.
Custom installed: the passport SR7 is custom installed, enabling it to remain hidden in the vehicle, not to mention the fact that it is more aesthetic (no need to attach it to a window!). However, this means it can not be taken to a different vehicle.
GPS Technology: this product does not include GPS capabilities.
Detectable: the passport SR7 has no stealth capabilities. If you want something undetectable by RDDs, check out this Escort Passport S55 review.
Database subscription: Not relevant.
In summary: The SR7 is the predecessor of the Passport SRX, and as such, shares most of the same features the SRX has. When we compare both, it appears that other than the price (and some minor aspects), the main difference is the stealth capabilities that the SR7 lacks. However, considering it costs about 2/3 of the SRX, we consider it to give roughly the same value for its cost. It is our opinion that it may be worth getting one of the cheaper models that have equivalent capabilities (ie the passport 9500ix) – the only disadvantage would be that these would not be custom installed and would have to be manually attached to the windshield. Is the convenience of having a custom installed radar detector worth it? This is a matter of personal preference. If this matters to you, then the SR7 is definitely a good radar detector to have (in fact, got 5 out of 5 stars in the Escort Radar website). Our total score for this product is 4.0 / 5.0 stars.