But what if one doesn't have a Rural King nearby?The best battery in the OP's situation is an EFB group 51R.
Quote from Japanese battery maker Yuasa which makes traditional flooded, AGM and EFB:
"EFB batteries will provide 270,000 engine starts, compared to 30,000 starts from standard flooded product."
EFB batteries are now being factory installed on some new vehicles in the USA.
They are hard to find, but Rural King does sell them.
** Please Note ** The price of the battery does NOT include the core charge. To avoid additional core charge fee, please return your old battery when picking up a new one. The core charge fee will apply if the old battery is not returned at the time of the sale of the new battery.www.ruralking.com