What Kind of Battery Does a Dodge Charger Need?

What Kind of Battery Does a Dodge Charger Need
SponsorOPTIMA Batteries
LocationRosamond, California
DateJune 9, 2021
Dodge first released their Charger as a 1966 model and OPTIMA batteries has offered several car battery options for the Dodge Charger ever since. The first four generations of Dodge Chargers were produced from 1966 to 1978 and typical battery sizes for that era include our Group 34 REDTOP, Group 25 REDTOP or a Group D34 YELLOWTOP, but you can use our "Find Your Battery" tool to locate options specific to your vehicle. 

Generally speaking, if your Dodge Charger is stock from an electrical perspective, a REDTOP will work just fine. If you've added a car alarm, big stereo or any other significant electrical accessories, then a YELLOWTOP would be a better option. 

The Dodge Charger took a sabbatical after the 1978 model year and didn't reappear again until the 1982 (1981½) model year. When it did return, the Charger was a subcompact hatchback, powered by a variety of four-cylinder engines- a far cry from the full-sized sedans and monster V8s from the previous generations. Those cars have even more battery fitment options, including our Group 75/25 batteries, in either a REDTOP or YELLOWTOP, but we don't see many Chargers of that vintage on the road anymore, as their production run ended in 1987.

What we do see quite a few of are the newest Chargers, which were re-introduced as a 2006 model after a 20-year hiatus. With an all-new look on an all-new platform, the battery choices for the Dodge Charger from 2006 through at least the 2021 model year have been narrowed down to just one size- the DH7 YELLOWTOP. The DH7 YELLOWTOP is OPTIMA's newest battery and also one of the most-powerful we offer. Conservatively rated at 880 cold cranking amps and 154 minutes of reserve capacity, the DH7 YELLOWTOP battery far eclipses the performance of most batteries on the market.

The DH7 YELLOWTOP battery uses 99.99% pure virgin lead and thick, cast straps to connect the cells. It costs more to build a battery with those quality components and it weighs a lot more than most H7 batteries (60.5 pounds), because it has more material in it, but it makes a significant difference in performance and lifespan. Fully-charged, the DH7 YELLOWTOP will measure about 13.0-13.2 volts and keeping voltage properly-maintained will maximize performance and lifespan. We're so confident that's the case, we'll extend the free replacement warranty on any OPTIMA battery we sell by a full year, if you buy an OPTIMA Digital 1200 battery charger from us at the same time.