Posted: Jun 16, 2020
What Kind of Battery Does a Honda Accord Use?
Newer Honda Accords, like this 2018 Honda Accord Hybrid use an OPTIMA H6 YELLOWTOP, but that isn't the case for every Honda Accord. For example, the same year Honda Accord with a 1.5-liter engine uses an H5 battery. Go back just one year to a 2017 Honda Accord and you're now looking at either a Group 35 REDTOP or YELLOWTOP or Group 51 YELLOWTOP, depending on the engine in your Accord. With so much variation over the years, the easiest thing to do to figure out which OPTIMA battery fits in your Honda Accord is to use our online battery finder.
Before you pull the trigger and make a new battery purchase, make sure the battery in your Accord really needs to be replaced. We mention this, because many batteries that end up getting replaced are just deeply-discharged and work fine, when properly-recharged. Fully-charged, most batteries, including OPTIMA REDTOP batteries will measure at least 12.6 volts, while OPTIMA YELLOWTOP batteries will measure about 13.0-13.2 volts. If you don't know how to measure battery voltage or don't own a battery charger, now is a great time to kill two birds with one stone and pick up an OPTIMA battery charger or maintainer.
OPTIMA Chargers have one-touch functionality, show pre-charge battery voltage levels and are very easy to use and understand. They also help maximize battery performance and lifespan so much, we'll add one year of warranty coverage to your OPTIMA battery, if you buy our Digital 1200 charger and an OPTIMA battery from us at the same time!