2015 Dodge Challenger Battery

OPTIMA Batteries
Milwaukee, WI
The battery in the 2015 Dodge Challenger is located underneath the carpeting in the trunk, near the spare tire. Why did Dodge put the Challenger battery in the trunk? For a couple reasons.

Space- Batteries in modern vehicles are larger than ever and space under the hood of cars, where batteries have been located traditionally, is at a premium. That makes it a logical choice to relocate the battery out of the engine compartment.
Heat- If getting extra space under the hood wasn't reason enough to move the battery out of that area, then the heat generated by the engine certainly would be. Contrary to popular belief, batteries are damaged most in high-heat environments, although that damage sometimes doesn't manifest itself until the weather turns cold. Mounting a battery in a trunk gets it further away from the underhood heat of the car and will help it last longer.
Weight Distribution- As we mentioned before, modern batteries are bigger than ever before and the DH7 YELLOWTOP that is a direct-fit replacement for the 2015 Dodge Challenger, weighs in at more than 60 pounds! Moving that weight to the rear of the Challenger and in the bottom of the trunk helps balance the car and lower the center of gravity, allowing it to handle better.

Now that you know where the battery is located in the 2015 Challenger and why it is there, we'll tell you a couple other important things about your battery. Any battery mounted in an enclosed area (including trunks and vehicle interiors) need to be properly-ventilated to the outside atmosphere. The reason is that in the unlikely event the battery is severely overcharged, the fumes that it may vent are both flammable and toxic, so you don't want that getting trapped inside your car.

You will also maximize battery performance and lifespan if you keep your battery fully-charged, whenever possible. For the OPTIMA DH7 YELLOWTOP, that would be about 13.0-13.2 volts. If you don't drive your Challenger on a regular basis, you'll want to keep your battery voltage topped off with a quality battery maintenance device

If you need to replace the battery in your 2015 Dodge Challenger, the OPTIMA DH7 YELLOWTOP is a great choice and if you buy it from us and buy an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger at the same time, we'll add an additional year of free replacement warranty coverage on your battery.