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Kirkland Auto Batteries List
The Kirkland brand has been
replaced by "Interstate" brand.

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by Vaughn Aubuchon

Here is a summary of ALL the Interstate auto and marine 12-volt batteries sold by Costco (previously Kirkland). This information comes straight from the Interstate Car Battery Catalog found at Costco.



I created this page, because Costco offers no online information on Kirkland auto batteries. Not all batteries are available at all locations. The following availability is at the Santa Cruz, CA 95060 Costco.

300

140



.
Costco Car Batteries -
Kirkland Interstate Auto Batteries
California Market

BCI
Group
Size
Fitment
Code
Costco
Item #

Cold
Cranking
Amps
(0°F)
Cranking
Amps
(32°F)
Re-
serve

Cap-
acity
 .
Overall Dimensions*
Retail
Price

1-11-13
%
Price
Increase
Length
Width
.
Height

InterstateTM Automotive

35
3

850242

640
800
100

  9-11/16

6-7/8

8-13/16

$73.99

23 %

65
4

850259

850
1000
150

12

7-7/16

7-5/8

$94.99

25 %

75
5

850261

700
875
95

  9-11/16

7-1/4

7-1/4

$78.99

23 %

25
6

850240

640
800
100

  9-11/16

6-7/8

8-13/16

$74.99

25 %

78
7

850263

800
1000
110

10-15/16

7-1/4

7-1/4

$81.99

19 %

58
8

850252

610
760
90

10

7-3/16

7

$66.99

24 %

34
9

850241

795
1000
105

10-5/16

6-7/8

7-13/16

$83.99

22 %

48

10

989227

700

875

120

11-3/8

6-7/8

6-13/16

no stock

-

51R
11

850251

500
625
85

  9-5/16

5

8-11/16

$69.99

?

 47

12

12850

590

735

85

  9-5/8

6-7/8

6-13/16

no stock

-

36R
18

850243

650
810
130

10-1/4

7-3/16

8-1/8

no stock

-

40R
19

850244

590
735
105

11-3/8

6-13/16

6-13/16

no stock

-

51
20

850248

625
800
85

  9-5/16

5

8-11/16

no stock

-

24

22

850231

700

875

130

11

6-7/8

8-3/4

no stock

-

24F
23

850232

700
875
130

10-15/16

6-7/8

8-11/16

$84.99

-

124R
27

850272

700
875
120

10-3/8

7

8-5/8

?

-

H5
28

850275

-
-
60 Ah

9-9/16

6-15/16

7-1/2

?

-

H6
29

850276

-
-
70 Ah

10-15/16

6-7/8

7-1/2

?

-

H7

30

598177

-
-

80 Ah

12-3/8

6-7/8

7-1/2

?

-

86
31

850265

590
810
110

9-1/16

6-7/8

8

?

-

96R
32

850269

590
740
95

9-1/2

6-15/16

6-15/16

?

-

InterstateTM Lawn and Garden

Foot-
notes
U1
-

850283

230
300
30

8 1/4

5-3/16

7-3/16

no stock

-

InterstateTM Marine

24DC
13

850281

550
700
140

11-1/16

6-3/4

9-1/8

no stock

C, D
27DC
14

850982

600
750
160

12-7/8

6-3/4

9-1/8

no stock

C, D

InterstateTM Golf Car

GC2
-

850284

-
-
107 min

10-3/8

7-3/16

11-11/32

no stock

-

GC8
-

850984

-
-
128 min

10-3/8

7-3/16

11-11/32

no stock

-

Yellow = Battery was in stock at Santa Cruz, CA Costco store, on Sept. 11, 2013
Note: In Jan. 2013, the car batteries were moved from the MAIN warehouse, to the TIRE warehouse.
In 2014, Costco replaced the Kirkland Battery brand with the Interstate Battery brand.

.
CATALOG FOOTNOTE DEFINITIONS:
(only C and D are shown in the catalog;
I believe Costco forgot to add the others.
They were present in previous catalog versions.)
A= Dual terminal
B= Height Adapter
C= Combination Auto and Stud Terminal
D= Deep Cycle
E= Group 65 Wing Adapter
F= Footprint Adapter
G= Puck Adapter
*= Dimensions may differ slightly from
BCI dimensions

.
MY NOTES:

1. Prices are subject to change, as shown.
2. Some batteries may have to be specially
ordered.
3. "Reserve Capacity" is equivalent to the
old "Ampere Hours" designation.
4. BCI = Battery Council International
5. All the above data was copied from the
U.S. Kirkland Battery Catalog,
Rev.12, page iii.

.
CANADA
- There is a separate
Kirkland Battery Catalog for CANADA,
with all different part numbers, dimensions
and electrical specifications.
This page does NOT address Kirkland Auto
Batteries sold in Canada.

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60

60 - 660

60


.
BCI Battery Specifications
(Battery Council International)

BCI
Group #
Length
inches
Width
inches
Height
Inches
Assembly
Figure
Number
Voltage
21

8-3/16

6-13/16

8-3/4

12
21x

12
22 F

12
22 HF

12
22 NF

12
22 R

12
24

12
24 F

Battery Council International
Just try to see data from the BCI.

1. The creator of battery standards
REQUIRES a user name and
password, JUST TO SEE their
"standard batteries". HUH?

2. The battery list IS SECRET, and
CANNOT BE DUPLICATED.
What strange birds. These folks love
to frustrate battery purchasers, and
render themselves irrelevant, for no
apparent reason.

Try Google -
List of Battery Group numbers.

Or, you can just go to Costco, and
photograph the page of their battery
book which has the BCI data on it.
That's what I did. Just don't try to
publish it, or they will whack your
knuckles --- with a stick.

This is too bizarre for words.
"We create the standards, but we
are not going to make them public."

24 H

25

26

26 R

27

27F

27 H

29NF

33

34

34 R

34 - 78

35

36 R

40 R

41

42

43

45

46

47

48

48/91

49

50

51

52

etc., etc.

60

70 - 450

70

70

60

50

70


Disclaimer: Why? This is exactly what I wanted to see, but Costco does NOT put the information online.
Although the author has taken care to assure accuracy, errors can and do occur. Prices change.
Please call or visit your local Costco, to determine if the battery you need is in stock at your location.
Thank you for your time.

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