Top 5 Best Radar Detectors 2016

Top 5 Best Radar Detectors - 2016 August 2016

Product Pros Editor's Note Score Store

Escort Passport Max 2

Radar Detector
  • Over Speed Alert
  • Frequency Ranges
  • Multiple Sensitivity Settings
"Best Radar Detector with Top Control" 9.5 Click for details Amazon More Stores

Whistler CR90

Radar Detector
  • Power On Self
  • Test Radar Sensitivity
  • Auto Quiet Mode
"Will Find Them if They're There" 9 Click for details Amazon More Stores

Beltronics STi Magnum

Radar Detector
  • Simple Interface
  • Easy to Use
  • Three Sensitivity Settings
"Simple and Easy Usage" 8 Click for details Amazon More Stores

Cobra iRadar Atom iRad 900

Radar Detector
  • Sensitivity
  • Excellent App
  • Few False Alarms
"A Reliable Choice" 8 Click for details Amazon More Stores

Escort Passport 8500 X50

Radar Detector
  • Good Range
  • False Alarm Software
  • Affordable
"Good Price with a Nice Range" 7.5 Click for details Amazon More Stores

The criteria we used in the radar detector comparison that led to the results in this top five best radar detectors for 2016 included detection performance, control features, alert features, and ease of use. We also looked at the app that comes with each of the devices, or not, and analyzed how easy it was to set it up and access on a smartphone. Finally, we had a look at multiple user reviews on leading shopping websites and at reviews written by specialists in the field of radar detection.

The Escort Passport Max 2 got the first place in our top no because it is the best value for money, but because it is simply the most accurate device of them all. This is without a doubt the first port of call if money is not a problem, mostly because it has multiple frequency ranges and the best over speed alert from all models. Moreover, this is the only model in the top five best radar detectors to come with a monthly subscription for the smartphone app, so take this into account when choosing.

If over speed alerts are not a concern, the Whistler CR90, which got the second place in the top, is an excellent choice. This is the ideal choice for those looking for a basic radar detector, but be aware it does not have an app. The first three radar detectors in the top have built-in GPS.

If you feel you need more information feel free to read our Radar Detectors Shopping Guide here