ditor’s Pick: Optima Batteries RedTop 35
Optima is one of the most well-known brands within the segment, so it’s little surprise 3 of its batteries end up on our list, even though 2 are essentially the same with different terminals. Our top recommendation is the company’s RedTop 35 starting battery. It’s a good balance of price and performance, boasting 720 cold cranking amps (CCA) and C20 capacity of 44 Ah, along with a reserve capacity of 90 minutes for constant performance. The battery itself measures 9.38″ by 7.69″ by 6.75″ and weighs 31.7 pounds.
The RedTop 35 features SAE posts and its case is made of polypropylene.
Providing a strong starting burst, Optima claims this battery has more than 15 times the vibration resistance of a standard battery and is maintenance-free with up to 3 times longer life. It’s spill proof and mountable in virtually any position.
- 720 CCA
- C20 capacity: 44 Ah
- Strong starting burst
- Up to 3 times longer life
- Reserve capacity of 90 minutes for constant performance
- 15 times more vibration resistant
- Spill proof
- Mountable in virtually any position
- Faster recharging
- Polypropylene case
- SAE posts