My original Toyota OEM battery on my '07 Tacoma has only 450cca according to my dealership after my last visit a few days ago so I think it is time to replace it for a new one.
Currently I have Toyota OEM 27F class battery under the hood rated at 710cca and 165 reserve min. Truck was purached in September of 2006 so I guess that is not too bad considering it survived 6.5 cold Canadian winters outside of a garage.
I did some research and calling around town, and here are my options. Please let me know what would you pick and why. Thanks.
- 1) Toyota OEM battery from a dealer for $241. (Assuming it is the same 27F, forgot to check, as I thought I must be able to find a cheaper replacement so I really did not care much at the time...)
- 2) Interstate Mega-Tron Plus 27F for $165. This is a 27F battery also rated at 710cca. Reserve min is not specified.
- 3) Wallmart Everstart Maxx 27N for $103. Label on top says manufactured by Johnson Controls. Has 3 year replacement warranty. I'm a bit confused by the 27N label. What is the difference between 27N and 27F? Dimensions appear almost identical to the Interstate.
- 4) Interstate 24F or Duralast Gold 24F battery for around $150-$160 (about same price as 27F) I would rather stay with 27F as my truck originally came equiped with one.
Is it worth spending the extra $60 for an Interstate? Also confused about the 27N label compared to the 27F.