The problem is the hold down bracket, unlike the cruze the trax hold down bracket can't hold bigger battery without slight modification..The best upgrade would be an Optima Redtop or Yellowtop battery, although they are not direct replacement and may require slight modification of the hold down bracket. They are also very expensive. The best direct replacement battery would be the Interstate brand.
48 series is bigger than stock.... the stock use 47 series.. maybe 48 series will fit in the hold down bracket without modification...Usually battery manufacturer guides will tell you what batteries will fit in the spot designed for the battery, bigger batteries have been installed in cars but sometimes you run into problems.
The height can hit the hood if there isn't enough room, or you might have to cut and re-manufacturer the hold down and cut the battery tray to get a battery with a larger foot print in the case.
You can buy batteries that have a small case with more plates, its the plates that make one battery bigger or better.
Our cars call for a series 48 battery, 760 CCA so if you can find a series 48 with more Cold Cranking Amps that would fit in the space provided.
Series 48 Dimensions L x W x H (in): 10.91 x 6.85 x 7.47
That battery is definitely a super trooper :|OK. My curiosity is up. Why do you feel that you need a bigger battery.
The battery in our Trax goes thru he11. It is not uncommon for the car to sit for a month without being started and then it will only be a 1.5 mile trip to the grocery store. Engine is not even fully warmed up. Then it might get to sit another month, especially in the winter. Even sitting in sub zero weather, always outside, never plugged into anything, it has not yet failed to start. The car was bough in Sept of 2015 and just last month has hit 1,000 miles.
Not really! A higher A/h battery is only needed when you leave your vehicle on accessory mode longer than most people. A higher CCA battery is only needed in northern countries. If you install these batteries in southern areas they tend to not last as long because the plates are thinner and warp with high temperatures.Some people like to up grade to a bigger battery if they live where the weather is very hot or very cold.
A bigger battery is better for harsh conditions.