I have a Uniden R3 in my car. The range is awesome. Purchased the DFR9 for my wife. As far as range, it's on par with the big name competitor that are sold for $499 and up. Also the unit is very quiet which my wife likes. It has a great bright screen which is the same as the R3. Very bright and easy to read. Not sure what the first reviewer is talking about but the display is crystal clear. I would highly recommend. Best radar detector at this price range.