As of 2015, eBay lists the top five battery brands for Honda Civics as original manufacturer brands, Optima, Interstate, Diehard and Duracell. Consumers base Civic battery choices on compatibility with the year and model and on compatibility with individual driving habits.
The best battery for a Honda Civic is the original equipment manufacturer battery, which varies from model to year. Hybrid Civics have complex battery specifications, for instance, and an original manufacturer battery guarantees meeting the requirements.
Optima batteries provide long-lasting power for drivers with large energy requirements. Diehard's 51R automotive battery is low-maintenance, fits most standard Civics and is good for cold weather drivers due to its cold-cranking power. Interstate's Mega-Tron 51 also does well in cold weather and fits most older Civics. Duracell's SLI51R and SLI51RM fit many Civic models and offer dependability at a reasonable price.