Radar Detectors Features Comparison
Radar detectors all contain the same basic features, with pricier models offering more bells and whistles and arguably better reliability. The cheap radar detectors on our list all do a decent job picking up a radar gun's signals before the gun spots you, and they all come with similar features. The exception is range (the distance at which the cheap radar detector picks up the radar gun's signals), which varies by model and sometimes by band (the type of signal the radar gun emits). The bands used by police differ from state to state, so find out which band is used in your area before making a purchase. Finally, each of the cheap radar detectors we researched are mounted on your windshield with plastic suction cups.
|Bands Picked Up||Range||Alert Types||Mount Type|
|Beltronics Vector 955 estimated price $139||All||28,000 feet||Voice/Tone||Plastic suction cups|
|Whistler XTR-695SE estimated price $152||All||25,000 feet||Voice/Tone||Plastic suction cups|
|Cobra XRS 9955 estimated price $163||All||25,000 feet||Voice/Tone||Plastic suction cups|
|Cobra XRS 9945 estimated price $122||All||30,000 feet for K and KA bands, 10,000 feet for X band||Voice/Tone||Plastic suction cups|