The average cost of a typical car battery ranges from $50 to $220 including installation, as of 2015. The cost for luxury brand batteries is slightly higher, ranging from $90 to over $200.
Most major auto parts and discount stores offer free installation of the battery if a person buys from their establishment. If free installation is not offered, buyers add $10 to $100 to the price due to installation. Getting the battery replaced at a car dealership is often the most expensive option, with a range of $90 to $307, including installation. Installing the battery at home may be a less expensive option for buyers to consider, with ranges from $52 to $130.