Best Car Batteries of 2020
Do you have a car that struggles to start in the morning? Before you opt for a radical solution such as replacing the starter, check its battery. Does it have the correct voltage (12 volts)? Does it offer sufficient cranking apps for your car type? If not, replace it with one of our recommended brands. They not only fit in most cars but also have robust and heat-stable designs that work seamlessly in most settings. Moreover, because they are plug and use, set up is effortless.
List of the Best Car Batteries of 2020
10. XS Power D3400 Series 12V Battery
The XS Power D3400 is a high-performance 12V battery that comes in CA: 1000, Ah: 65, and 16V models, which makes it an ideal choice for most motor vehicles. It has a sealed absorbed glass mat (AGM) design and can support most 2500-3500-watt car audio systems. It also has a leak-proof design with no external vents and therefore fits most vehicles with no hazardous leaks. Fully charged, the battery puts out 1000 cranking amps but has a maximum output of 3300 amps. Thus, its system can start high-performance engines without overheating or chemical or structural damage over time. The batter can resist extreme heat conditions and vibrations and has a 100% sealed shell that lasts for long. It comes with M6 terminal hardware that eases its installation in cars. As such, you can use it as a replacement or main car battery in a car with a superior stereo system. Do not hesitate to order a new one off the Web.
What We Like
- Absorbed glass mat
- 100% sealed system
- 1000 cranking amps
- 3000-amp max output
XS Power D3400 is a powerful car battery with a sealed, heavy-duty design that works well in most cars. Its 1000 watt system supports high-performance music systems. It is also suitable for igniting high-performance engines.
9. Odyssey PC680 Battery
Odyssey battery is a heavy-duty car battery that handles outdoor abuse well. Its robust design consists of a heavy-duty plastic shell and tightly packed pure lead plates that last. The pure lead plates deliver two times the power of traditional ones and withstand up to 400 charge cycles at 80% depth discharge without the battery developing the memory effect. Odyssey PC680 Battery has a non-spill AGM design that protects it against shock vibration, which can quickly destroy new cells. The AGM prevents acid spills, has high conductivity and consists of corrosion-resistant tin-plated brass terminals that last for long. It also has pure virgin lead plates (recycles) with a large area that boosts the efficacy of this battery. Finally, it has a safety relief valve on every cell. Odyssey batteries pack 15 percent more plate surface area. This battery delivers more power by avoiding the dead space between cylinders in six-pack design. It has high recharge efficiency, capable of 100 percentage recharge in 4-6 hours.
What We Like
- Non-spill AGM design
- Pure lead plates
- Up to 400 charge cycles
- Corrosion-resistant terminals
Odyssey PC680 is a well-engineered battery that is less prone to spilling nor loses its capacity over time. It fits most cars and recharges in just 4-6 hours.
8. ACDelco 49AGM Professional AGM Automotive BCI Group 49 Battery
ACDelco 49AGM is a reliable source of starting power cars and keeps most models running optimally. The batteries are fit for most applications, which include automotive, industrial, marine, and recreational. They have a high cycling ability, are charge-receptive, and are suitable for start/stop applications. The AGM design is 100% leak and spill-proof because its electrolyte is adsorbed to a glass mat separator. Oxygen recombination reduces water loss and thus guarantees optimal all-year performance. Moreover, by maintaining pressure on the plates, ACDelco has enhanced the longevity of this battery, to the joy of most car owners. Finally, 49AGM ACDelco batteries have envelope separator design which helps eliminate shorting and corrode through to improve reliability and battery life. They also have premium alloys and high-density paste for improved performance. The fact that the envelope separators do not touch helps to improve recirculation of acid so that the battery remains cool.
What We Like
- Leak and spill-proof
- Long-lasting AGM design
- High-density paste
- Multiple applications
As its name suggests, ACDelco 49AGM Professional is a professional-grade car battery with a long-lasting AGM system. It also has a versatile design that supports numerous applications such as marine and recreational use.
7. Kinetik KHC2400 2400-watt 12-Vault Power Cell
The Kinetik KHC2400 car battery has a 12V high current audio power cell that puts out 1700 cranking amps with a 110-amp hour rating. The battery also resists extreme heat, cold, and vibrations and has a 100% sealed design (ABS plastic) with a high plate density that enhances power output. Like other brands on our list, Kinetik KHC2400 has leak-proof design and no external vents. Thus, a new one can fit in the battery compartments of most engine bays of most types and brands of vehicles. Kinetik can support 2400-watt car audio sound systems. The battery has tightly packed cells and is maintenance-free. It also has more plates for high energy density, ultra-low ESR, and a 62.7-Ibs design.
What We Like
- Tightly packed cells
- High power rating (110 amps)
- 1700 cranking amps
- Ultra-low ESR
- High energy density
Kinetik KHC2400 has high-density power cells with a total power output of 1700-watts. It is durable, leak-proof, and fits and works well in most vehicles.
6. Deka 9AGM49 AGM Intimidator Battery
The Deka 9AGM49 AGM supports factory-installed electronics and third-party plug-and-use devices found in most cars. Unlike brands that burn out when exposed to such loads, this battery holds its own. It is ideal for powering tuner cars or off-road vehicles, as it offers the requisite power for such high-performance equipment and has a high impact design that works well off road. It also has a durable design with micro-porous glass separators that prevent acid spills and terminal corrosion. The intimidator battery has about 850 cold-cranking amps (CCA) and has a flush manifold vented cover that keeps it cool. Its absorbed glass mat (AGM) technology absorbs shock and vibrations that may be hazardous, while its built-in handle eases transport. Deka 9AGM49 has a fast-charging design with two times the endurance of traditional batteries. Thus, a new one will satisfy the power requirement of your car or vehicle.
What We Like
- Fast-charging design
- Micro-porous glass separators
- 850 cold-cranking amps
- Long-lasting battery
Deka 9AGM49 is a long-lasting AGM battery pack that generates up to 850 cold-cranking amps when full. Its fast charging design works well in most vehicles.
5. NorthStar Pure Lead Automotive Group 27F Battery NSB-AGM27F
NorthStar Engine Start Batteries are Ultra-High-Performance accessories for your vehicles. When fully charged, the battery delivers optimal starting power for most types of cars. It also powers most onboard electronics of cars safely for hours if needed. NorthStar Pure has an advanced start-stop technology that is suitable for your motor vehicle. It delivers great performance while exceeding conventional battery life expectancies and has a pure lead AGM technology with exceptional cold-cranking amp and reserve capacity cycling. The battery’s case is a robust and leak-proof plastic that is also resistant to high temperatures. It has fast recharge technology than most conventional batteries and cycles over 900 times to 50% depth of discharge. Finally, the battery weighs about 68 pounds and has an advanced AGM system that keeps water levels optimal and the terminals clean. It has OEM fit is ensured and exceeds the BCI safety standards. Thus, you can ship it as a non-hazardous cargo via ground, sea, and air transport and works safely in vehicles vertically and on its side.
What We Like
- 900 cranking amps
- AGM technology
- BCI safety approved
- Non-hazardous cargo
NorthStar has a BCI approved design that works safely vertically and on its side. It fits most cars and has heavy-duty components that last for years.
4. Delphi BU9094R MaxStart AGM Premium Automotive Battery
The Delphi car battery has an absorbed mat technology which provides better cycle life and faster recharging than traditional batteries. This group 94R battery has a reverse terminal and covers a range of cold-cranking power (CCA) and reserve capacity (RC). Overall, the battery works under 800 CCA power and has 140 RC. The high CCA ensures that cars start when needed, while RC’s help run power accessories such as heated seats and DVD players. The Delphi AGM battery is resistant to corrosion, heat, and vibration while in use. The battery also has a corrosion-resistant sealed housing with a manifold venting system. Thus, they have a longer cycle life and maximum power delivery than other models. Finally, it has an optimized component compression, fortified posts, straps and welds, and handles on both sides that make it portable.
What We Like
- Absorbed mat technology
- High power output
- Secure handles on sides
Delphi BU9094R MaxStart handles outdoor abuse better than comparable brands since it is vibration resistant. It also has a robust and leak-proof design with handles that ease its transportation when needed.
3. Optima Batteries 8004-003 34/78 RedTop Starting Battery
The RedTop high-performance AGM battery has desirable power. This makes it a suitable product for day-to-day driving as it delivers the burst of ignition power most people crave. It also can withstand hard launches and sharp corners and has a race-proven design that works seamlessly. Finally, you can use it as a truck battery, an automotive battery or for other applications at home. The Optima Batteries 8004-003 34/78 RedTop battery has fifteen times more vibration resistance. It is spill-proof and mountable in virtually any position. The battery is maintenance-free with up to two times longer life and has a fast-charging design that rarely fails under a load. Finally, Optima batteries have spiral-wound cells with 99.99% lead plates coated in a precise coating of lead oxide. One coated plate is positive, while the other is negative.
What We Like
- Spiral-wound cells
- 99% lead plates
- Mountable in all positions
- Race proven design
- Maintenance-free battery
Optima Batteries 8004-003 is a maintenance-free car battery with efficient lead plates and a race-proven design that lasts for long. It works in all orientations and is certified safe for use in most types of vehicles for day-to-day driving.
2. Shuriken SK-BT 120 12-Volt High-Performance AGM Power Cell Battery
This car battery has an AGM design that can power up to 2400-watt car audio sound systems efficiently. Shuriken has engineered it to meet the requirements of high-end audio systems found in modern cars. However, you can also use it as a replacement for a standard battery or as an additional source of power whenever you want a boost in performance. Shuriken SK-BT has a unique spill-free design that can fit and work well in most battery ports without hazardous leaks. It also resists extreme heat and or vibrations and has a 100% sealed case made of reinforced ABS plastic. The power cell supports ring terminals and buss bars up to 120 amp-hours and S.A.E terminals that you can buy separately. Finally, the ambidextrous design of this battery works in all orientations and has a shuriken design with super-low ESR cell and tightly packed pure lead plates. The power cell packs a punch, while its plate is resistant to corrosion.
What We Like
- Fits most terminals
- Works in all orientations
- Sealed ABS plastic case
- Powerful (2400-watts)
The Shuriken SK-BT 120 is a 240-watts battery (high performance) with a sealed plastic case (ABS) and low ESR power cells. Therefore, for a few dollars, you are getting a durable car battery that generated dependable power in most vehicles.
1. Mighty Max ML35-12 Battery
Mighty Max ML35-12 has a calcium-alloy grid and an optimal float or cyclic activity in cars. The battery is a 12V 35AH Sealed Lead Acid (SLA) model that you can charge many times. It is spill-proof and has a high discharge rate that supports power-intensive applications. It also withstands vast operating temperatures and resistant shock, vibration, and high and low temperatures. The battery has an Absorbent Glass Technology common in performance car batteries and valve regulated system that does not leak over time. It is compatible with most vehicles and devices. It can be used on engine starters, motorcycles or even on garden tools. The battery can resist extreme heat conditions. It can be used as a replacement for your standard battery or as an addition to delivering more power to your high-performance audio system.
What We Like
- Leak-proof car battery
- Sealed Lead Acid
- Powerful (12V 35AH)
- Shock-resistant case
The Mighty Max ML35-12 Battery delivers a professional experience in cars due to its power and dependability. It is also leak-proof and easy to set up in vehicles.