ESCORT MAX 360c MKII Promises Everything That Made the Original Version Great and Much More!

If you’ve been holding off on buying a radar detector, waiting for the absolute latest and greatest, you’ll be interested to know that the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII is out today. If even faster response times, even further detection range, and fewer false alerts sound good to you, you will want to check it out.

The top of the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII

It’s been five years since the highly rated ESCORT MAX 360c radar and laser detector was released; one of the things that set it apart was how it was integrated perfectly into vehicles that had their own WiFi hotspots to provide real-time alerts of the latest ticket threats. It offered 360º protection with forward and rear-facing antennas that could pinpoint threats around your entire vehicle, using intuitive on-screen arrows to display the direction of the threat relative to you.

The front of the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII

The ESCORT MAX 360c MKII takes things a step further with a new Blackfin DSP chip that offers faster response times and improves the original model’s detection range by 50%. The MAX 360c MKII has dual-band WiFi-connected car capability and new false alert filtering software; it’s also compatible with the Drive Smarter app for shared alerts and software updates.

The right side of the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII

Other ESCORT MAX 360c MKII features worth pointing out include its GPS-based AutoLearn Intelligence (for learning routes and rejecting repeated false alert locations). Of course, you can integrate this detector with additional Escort products, like the ESCORT M2 radar-mounted smart dash cam and the ZR5/ZW5 laser shifters.

The original MAX 360c set a new standard for radar detectors when it launched 5 years ago – which is why it quickly became one of our top-selling products. As technology has evolved, our US engineering team leveraged and improved upon all the features that made the MAX 360c so successful. Pushing the boundaries once again, the new MAX 360c MKII has been completely reengineered to improve performance so that drivers can feel confident about reaching their destination quickly – and safely.” – Gail Babitt, CEO of Escort parent company, Cedar Electronics

The left side of the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII

Hey, you don’t have to be a Speed Racer to want to know exactly what’s happening on the road around you, and using a solid radar detector like the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII is a great way to stay aware!

The back of the ESCORT MAX 360c MKII

The ESCORT MAX 360c MKII sells for $699.95; it is now available directly from the manufacturer and online at and Amazon.

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6 Comments on "ESCORT MAX 360c MKII Promises Everything That Made the Original Version Great and Much More!"

  1. That is really small and portable

  2. Wow, they sure have added a LOT of features in these last two models. Nice to have something like this to keep me alert when a little zoned out on long drives.

  3. Really great features Love this product

  4. A bit pricey but well rounded protection is what I am looking for.

  5. The increased range and false alarm detection sounds impressive!

  6. jenifergreenwell | September 28, 2022 at 5:19 pm |

    I had always thought that radar detectors were illegal in Florida, but just found out they’re not! I don’t drive much, but my SO does, and he was reading over my shoulder while I was scrolling down. I think he’s going to get one, but is re-reading this article again to make sure.

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