Top 5 Best Rated Jump Starter Comparison

Stanley 500 Amp Jump StarterMy in depth review of the top 5 best rated jump starters shows you how to get the most features, quality, and amperage for your money.

When you’re looking for the most power for your car battery, you can easily get overwhelmed by all the choices on the market.

I’ve taken a look at the most popular and most affordable models and compared features, price, and cost per amp to find the best deal.

 The results may surprise you.


Peak Amps1700 Amps900 Amps1000 Amps2200 Amps1800 Amps
Cranking Amps425 Amps225 Amps500 Amps330 Amps280 Amps
Customer Rating4.7 Stars4.4 Stars4 Stars4.1 Stars4.1 Stars
USB/12 volt Sockets12 volt Socket12 volt SocketUSB Port and 12 volt Socket12 volt Socket12 volt Socket
Air CompressorNoNoYesNoNo
Battery ChargerYesNoNoYesYes
Reverse Connection AlarmNoNoYesYesNo
Weight18 lbs.5 lbs.17.8 lbs. 21.5 lbs.18.4 lbs.
Overall Size16.3 x 14.1 x 5.1 inches12 x 7.8 x 7.2 inches11.2 x 8 x 13.5 inches14 x 4.7 x 15.2 inches13 x 9 x 12 inches
Cost Per Amp.26 cents.23 cents.16 cents.36 cents.30 cents



The Review Process

To gather this information, I selected the five best selling jump starters on Amazon that all had a customer review rating of 4 stars or above.. I researched the manufacturers product specs, documented the amp rating, compared other features, read all of the reviews on multiple shopping sites, and studied test results available in videos and product reports.

I then ran a number of calculations regarding purchase price per amp and re-ranked these jump starters by those that offered the most power for the lowest price.


Surprisingly, the current bestseller on Amazon, the Clore JNC300XL , has over 600 consumer reviews, has the highest customer rating, but it is NOT the lowest cost per amp.

It also does not have an air compressor for spare tire inflation, reverse polarity alarm or flashlight.  Considering that there is significant price differences, are people buying just based on the outstanding number of reviews or are they really doing their homework?

If you want the the most power at the lowest cost per amp, I think you should consider the Stanley J5C09 500-Amp Jump Starter with Built-In Air Compressor.




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Edward Verheyden

Edward Verheyden is the founder of  He has a 30+ year mechanical background.  He lives in San Diego CA with is wife and two daughters.


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