2019 Camaro Battery Location

2019 Chevy Camaro Battery Location
SponsorOPTIMA Batteries
LocationAstatula, Florida
DateSeptember 14, 2021
The 2019 Chevrolet Camaro battery is located in the trunk on the passenger side, behind a small access panel. The battery has been placed there for multiple reasons. The first is that space under the hood of a modern car is at a premium, as auto manufacturers try to pack in huge engines, along with all kinds of modern conveniences.

The second reason the 2019 Camaro battery is located in the trunk is because engine bays get hot and excessive heat will significantly shorten the lifespan of any battery. Trunks can get hot too, but not always as hot as an engine bay. The third reason Chevrolet mounted the battery on a 2019 Camaro in the trunk is for better weight distribution. Car batteries are heavy and moving a battery to the rear off a car can help offset some of the weight of the engine in the front of a car (that's why some rear-engine Porsches have their batteries in the front).

Modern vehicles are incredibly demanding from an electrical perspective, but not in the way many of us may think. The OPTIMA DH6 YELLOWTOP is the direct-fit replacement battery for the 2019 Camaro, regardless of whether the Camaro has a four, six or eight-cylinder engine. It's not about cranking power to start the engine because the OPTIMA DH6's 800 cold cranking amps offers more than enough of that, it's about reserve capacity.

The days of battery companies touting CCA numbers may be a thing of the past, as the real demand, especially in a post-lockdown/work-from-home era, is reserve capacity. Can this battery sit for an extended period of time, while OnStar and other accessories in the car continuously draw current? That is a question many car batteries answered with a resounding "no."

Choosing a battery with more Amp Hours (Ah) is what many modern vehicles need and the OPTIMA DH6 is conservatively-rated at 72Ah. If you're having trouble comparing that rating to other battery options on the market, an easy correlation to make is battery weight. The heavier a battery is, the more reserve capacity it is likely to have and the OPTIMA DH6 weighs in at just over 54 pounds. There are certainly lighter options on the market, but they won't deliver the kind of reserve capacity modern vehicles need. 

Whether you choose an OPTIMA DH6 YELLOWTOP as a replacement battery from some other brand, the key to long battery life is keeping your battery fully-charged whenever possible. The OPTIMA DH6 is considered fully-charged at about 13.0-13.2 volts and regular use of a quality battery charger will maximize battery performance and lifespan, especially in vehicles that don't see daily use. We're so confident this is the case, we'll extend your free replacement warranty coverage by a full year, if you buy an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger from us at the same time you purchase an OPTIMA battery.