Are You Looking For a Chest Shaking Bass? Then You Have to Check Out the Best Car Subwoofer for Deep Bass


Welcome to the best car subwoofer for deep bass awards!

After spending the last 14 days mounting, soldering, running wires, fine-tuning and skipping on bedtime stories for the kids (sorry honey…), I’m ready to reveal which are the very best car subs for that deep bass you’re looking for.


Finding the perfect sub for the job comes down to two things you have to know how much space you have and your budget. As soon as you know these, it will be super easy to find the perfect fit.

From the long list of subs, I’ve only left five which are the best of the best, and I’m ranking them by bass power, ease of install, size and coolness factor.

For the past 20 years or so, I’ve been installing and upgrading car audio equipment. You name the car. I’ve probably worked on it. So I’ve decided to dig into my knowledge to bring you the best subs for that strong bass. I’ve done the heavy lifting for you, so no matter which one you choose, you will have a winner.

To make sure there’s a fit for you on this list, I’ve only picked the most popular subs. There are no crazy 20” subs on my list.

Let’s feel some bass already!


#1 Rockford Fosgate P300-12 – Best Car Subwoofer for Deep Bass

Rockford Fosgate P300-12 Punch 300 Watt Powered Loaded 12-Inch Subwoofer Enclosure

And we have a WINNER!

Besides being one of the hardest-hitting subs I’ve ever installed (the name Punch series is hinting that) but it’s super simple to install. I would say it’s as plug-and-play as it can a sub can get.

It’s clear that this sub is powerful 12”, and it’s rated at 300 Watts RMS (power handling). It enhances the bass and perfectly fills out the lows. It will make your truck or ride boom just like the old-fashioned boom boxes.

Rockford Fosgate thought of everything from being powered to sturdy dust protection; you’re getting the full package.

You’re getting amazing value for your money. It’s punchy and loud without distortions.

This is why it’s top of my list:

Careful, it’s too powerful: a buddy of mine didn’t heed my warning and managed to crack the windshield thanks to the harmonic vibrations.

Deep Bass: if you want that strong bass that you can feel in your chest, you just found the perfect woofer for it. It’s punchy, and it’s louder than you can stand.

Best of the best: it’s not only clean and fills out the lows perfectly, but it can be easily removed whenever you need the trunk space.

A few drawbacks that I’ve encountered.

My biggest dislike with this Rockford Fosgate sub is the Velcro mounting. It doesn’t last. Many others just like me complained that the Velcro isn’t sufficient to secure to the floor.

This sub needs many currents, so if you experience flickering lights, you will need a capacitor, so your battery isn’t stressed.

This woofer is a keeper. I had so many satisfied clients that it’s hard to keep track of them all. I’ve installed it Ford Bronco, Honda Accord, Mustang, Silverado, Fiat 500, 4 Runner, to name a few.

People love this Rockford Fosgate sub to the point that the stocks are always low. So make sure you grab one before the last one is out, or you have to wait a few weeks.

  • It sounds incredible. The bass is punchy and tight perfect for cars and trucks.
  • The installation is quick and easy (Amp is included)
  • The build quality is excellent, and it’s protected by a sturdy screen
  • The Velcro won’t keep this sub from tipping. A better solution is needed
  • This sub is a heavy one and takes up a lot of space in the trunk

If you want something a bit cheaper, then check out #2 on my list below.


#2 Pioneer TS-WX130DA – Best Enclosed 8 inch sub for Deep Bass

Pioneer TS-WX130DA

This is a tiny hideaway unit filled with surprises. First of all, it’s more powerful than people think. The specks say that it is 8”, and it’s rated at 60 Watts RMS (power handling). Even with these, it’s an excellent way to make your daily commute more enjoyable.

Make sure you mount it either in the center of the car or under the seat. Since it’s a small unit, it won’t perform well in the trunk. Also, I agree with the experts that this unit needs a two-week break-in period.

You will be able to feel the bump without disturbing the neighbors or alerting the cops. It’s a win-win for everybody.

Here’s why it’s a must-buy:

It’s tiny but has a mean punch: all I’m saying is not to underestimate this subwoofer because it delivers.

Plug and play woofer: it’s super easy to install, plus tuning is brain dead simple which means you will be bumping to your favorite music in no time.

Highlights your favorite songs: with this sub, you will get that much-needed bass to create an emotional connection with your songs.

A few drawbacks that you have to know about:

With the right expectations, you will know that an 8” sub won’t be able to hit the low notes, and this is the case with the Pioneer as well.

The remote is super clunky. They should’ve done a better job with it.

Either way, it’s a good sub I have installed in: JK Wrangler, Toyota RAV4, Silverado and Dodge Ram and all their owners were driving away grinning ear to ear.

The last time I’ve checked, it was almost out of stock. Either way, put in your order, and you will be the first one to get it when the new shipment comes in.

  • The bass is how I like it: it hits hard and deep
  • Hideaway sub for people will limited space
  • Easy to install. You don’t need a separate wire from the battery
  • It can’t handle the very low frequencies
  • It’s an ok sub, but it’s not for bass heads


#3 Kicker 44CWCS124 CompC – Best Double 12 inch Subs for Deep Bass


This subwoofer is perfect for those who want to hear every subsonic sound in the song. It’s that intense and accurate. When listening to your favorite songs, you will find new tones that you haven’t heard before. It happened to me when I played a song that I’ve listened to it more than a hundred times.

It’s a budget build, and it’s all worth it. Getting two 12” at this amazing price is unheard of. The two are rated at 600 Watts RMS (watt rms) power handling so individually; it’s 300 Watts RMS power handling.

No matter what kind of music you’re into, it will sound perfect with these subs. These are powerful. You will feel your heart shaking. The lows are perfect. It hits hard. Best of all, it’s clean without any distortions.

Here’s why it’s a must-buy:

Solid deep bass: it’s truly one of the best, and it can beat two Boss subs, hands down.

Way too powerful: you can let the other guy at the stoplight know that you have some good bass.

Perfect sound quality: there are no distortions what so ever and the lows are clean, just what the doctor ordered.


A few drawbacks that you have to know about:

Having a grille on a subwoofer is a must, or it can be destroyed by accident, and sadly it’s missing, so you have to buy it separately.

It’s great that they are offering Kicker stickers, but that’s just telegraphing to would-be thieves. What’s the loot. I wouldn’t stick it on the car for sure.

This Kicker sub is quite popular, and I’ve installed it in multiple vehicles such as: 4Runner, PT Cruiser, Cadillac, Mustang and Silverado.

Since they are loves by so many, no wonder that the stocks are running low. If you want a pair of these, you will have to move fast, or you risk waiting for weeks on end.

  • If you want to feel every subsonic sound and vibration, this is the right choice.
  • You can easily let the random guy at the stoplight know and feel the thump thump.
  • This sub is hard-hitting, very clean and clear while being sufficiently loud, AKA perfection.
  • It’s a thief magnet if you put the sticker on your windows
  • There’s no protection grill, and so it’s quite fragile


#4 Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 – Best 8 inch Subwoofer for Deep Bass

Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8

This sub is part of the punch series. This means that you’re getting a ton of bass for your money. Even if it’s just an 8” sub, it’s rated at 150 Watts RMS power handling and produces a tight and accurate bass. This will give you new dimensions for your music.

There’s a heavy magnet in this subwoofer, so there’s a long break-in period. Depending on use, it can take up to 3 weeks until it starts to sound perfect.

This sub has a slim profile so that you can fit it under the seat quite comfortably. And if you manage to nail just the right spot, you can shake your mirrors. I didn’t believe that an 8” sub can do it, so I tested it. It’s true.

The bass is strong and accurate, and there are no distortions so that you can enjoy your music pitch-perfect.

Here’s why it’s a must-buy:

Looks Expensive: high-end build quality, this sub is a real looker. Sadly you have to hide it, or it will be a thief magnet.

Mirrors will shake: yes, even if it’s just an 8” sub, it will shake the mirrors if you find the sweet spot.

Perfect bass:

A few drawbacks that you have to know about:

Brace yourself. This sub needs a longer break-in period than other woofers because of its unique shape.

Depending on the car, it might not fit the factory screw patterns, so you will have to drill by your side.

This sub sells so well that there’s a waiting list for it. I’ve installed it in quite a few cars like: Tahoe, Yukon, Ford Explorer, 4Runner, Mustang, Lincoln Mark LT, to name a few.

The last time I’ve checked, there were hardly any left in stock, so you have to grab one before they run out because it takes some time to get the new shipment in.

  • The bass is clean, tight and punchy without distortions, even if this is just an 8” subwoofer.
  • It’s perfectly loud without causing permanent hearing damage or setting alarms nearby.
  • The build quality is high-end, while the installation is a breeze plug-and-play.
  • This sub didn’t match the factory screw patterns, so I had to drill a few holes.
  • There’s a long break-in period because it has a unique shape.


#5 Skar Audio ZVX-15v2 – Best Competition Like Sub for Deep Bass

Skar Audio ZVX-15v2

Oh boy, I’ve done it now. I’ve installed this 12” 53-pound gorilla that is rated at 1500 Watts RMS power handling. This can do some serious damage. For example, I’ve managed to rattle the back window after the break-in period.

This is not a joke. This sub hits hard. You feel it everywhere and not just you. Don’t forget to turn it down when you pull up at the lights, or you will piss everybody off.

Have you heard about 12” subs that can hit the really low frequencies? Yes, this Skar Audio sub can do just that. It’s insane what it can do, so no wonder why many people like me say that this is a great budget competition sub.

To get the best out of this woofer, you will need the perfect box or leave some much-deserved bass in waste.

Best of all, you’re getting two years of warranty, and it’s just as good as the Sundown brand, only it’s cheaper.

Here’s why it’s a must-buy:

Absolute Animal: the bass is insane. I didn’t even tempt to push the gain over 1/3. It was scary enough.

For Bass Lovers: what can 1500 Watts RMS (watt rms) deliver? Well more bass than you can handle for sure.

Love at first sight: even though it’s big and heavy, I love it because it delivers and it can piss the neighbors off.

A few drawbacks that you have to know about:

This monster is super heavy, it clocks in 53 pounds, and it’s so worth the extra weight.

I had an issue with the dust cap. It started to make some popping sounds. Sadly this part is cheaply made. All I had to do is flatten it, and it was good as new.

Since this sub is close to the competition level, the price is higher than the rest; even so, I had a few installs and happy customers, such as Silverado and Tahoe, to name a few.

The last time I’ve checked, there were only a few in stock, so jump on it as you have the chance, or you have to wait weeks on end for the new shipment.

  • It’s the real deal if you want a competition level subwoofer
  • It’s not just the best bang for your buck, but it’s the best bang
  • The neighbors will hate you because it’s too powerful
  • It’s one heavy sub, and it’s all worth it in my book
  • The dust cap is cheap, and it might make a popping sound after awhile


Conclusions for the best car subwoofers for deep bass

We have reached the end of this deep bass award ceremony. I love when I can go on the overkill. So I had a blast testing these subs out, and I’ve eliminated a fair chunk of them and only left the winners on the list.

By now, you should know which one is the best fit for your needs. Frankly, picking anyone from the list above is a guaranteed winner.

Now you have to move because, as you’ve seen, the stocks are flying off the shelves. You will be left out if you hesitate. Grab one while they are still available.

If you have questions or tips, you know where the contact button is.

Roger and out.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

What is the hardest hitting subwoofer?

By far the hardest hitting subwoofer is the Rockford Fosgate P300-12. It’s a 12″ inch sub from the Punch series. RF wasn’t joking when it named it the Punch series. These subs kick like a mule. The woofers make the stereo system come alive.

Which subwoofer is best for bass in car?

If you’re looking for the subwoofer that delivers the best bass for your car you have just found the post. Depending on the size you want I have picked the best of the best. The subs above are all winners and you can’t go wrong with them.

What size subwoofer is best for bass?

The bigger size of the subwoofer the better bass you’re getting however you’re losing space. So by far the best choice in subwoofer size for the best bass is 12 inches. These woofers deliver the best bass without taking up too much space.

What is the frequency response for the subwoofers above?

The subs from above have this frequency response:

  • Rockford Fosgate P300 12 punch; 12 inch subwoofers, frequency response: 35-150 Hz, single voice coil
  • Pioneer TS-WX130DA, frequency response: 20-200 Hzm single voice coil
  • KICKER 44CWCS124 CompC dual 12 inch subwoofers, frequency response: 27-500 Hz, duak 4 ohm single coil
  • Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 8″ Dual 2 Ohm Punch, frequency response: 38-250 Hz
  • Skar Audio ZVX-15v2 D1 dual voice coils, dual 2 ohm, frequency response: 25-400 Hz

As you can see there are many subs which have clean bass and clear bass with a low frequency response.

Which subwoofers didn’t make it on the list?

These car subwoofers didn’t make it on my list: JL Audio, American Bass sound audio system, mtx audio. Even though american bass and mtx audio made it in my multiple top lists for best subwoofer car stereo.

How good is the skar audio car subwoofer?

The skar audio car subwoofer is almost competition level. As a matter of fact it’s competition grade with and affordable price.

Are there really 1000 watts, 1200 watts or even 2000 watts subwoofers?

Yes that’s true that there 1200 watts peak (watt peak) power subs however this is the peak power so you should always look at the power handling RMS rating. Those high numbers that are showcased are just hype. The real numbers are just like these: 300 watts RMS, 400 watts RMS, 600 Watts RMS, The highest watts RMS i’ve seen was 1500 watts and 1200 watts rms is quite common. 400 watts RMS is typical for 10 inch subs. If your sub doesn’t have an amp then you will need at least 1000 watt amplifier. So stay away from maximum power and peak power numbers.

What’s the best subwoofer for deep bass?

The best subwoofer for deep bass would be the Rockford Fosgate P300 12 subwoofer. This car subwoofer is 12 inch wide. The exterior is covered with aviation grade cover. Getting this car audio you’re getting quality bass

Which are the best car subwoofers that are shallow mount?

The best car subwoofers that are shallow mount are these: Rockford Fosgate P3SD2-8 2 ohm and Alphasonik Dynamis DCP8 2 ohm without a huge price tag.

What should I check if I want to buy car subwoofers?

When you want to buy car subwoofers you should check the following things: is it a sealed enclosure or a sealed box, rubber surround sound system, paper cone, polypropylene cone, is it made out of solid cast aluminum, is it a mount subwoofer and what’s the mounting depth, anodized aluminum vented enclosure, at least 10 inch wide and it would good to have 4 ohms or dual 4 ohm powerful bass. Sometimes manufacturers offer amplifier and enclosure in the same package. Also make sure you have more than enough space from the car seat.

Do I need a head unit for my car audio systems?

Having a head unit for the car audio systems is a great idea. You get a lot of control and customization options for the price point. If you love solid bass and a great deal go for it.

Which are the best competition subs on the market?

The best competition subs on the market are: Skar Audio VXF-12 and Rockville Punisher 12D1.

What is the best car subwoofer for deep bass?

The best car subwoofer for deep bass are these: Rockford Fosgate P300 12 inch subwoofer. This subwoofer is perfect for you if you want deep bass, as it has an amazing depth.

What is the best car subwoofer?

The best car subwoofer would be the Rockford Fosgate P300 subwoofer. This subwoofer has amazing power and control, which will take your bass to a whole new level.

How do I find the best car subwoofer?

By firstly knowing the size of your car, and then matching it with a subwoofer that will fit perfectly, you can find the best car subwoofer. I’m sure you have heard “bigger is better” when it comes to car speakers, but this isn’t always true. Bigger isn’t always better. In fact, sometimes the smaller the sub the louder it can be.

What are the benefits of using an aftermarket car subwoofer?

Aftermarket car subs are designed to be custom fit. This means that you can get a custom box or enclosure and exactly the right subwoofer for your car. This also allows you to get the perfect fit for your car.

What are some tips for improving car audio sound quality?

There are several things you can do to improve the sound quality of your car audio system. Here are a few simple tips:

– Get rid of that stock head unit and replace it with an aftermarket, high powered one. This will give you many more options for customizing how you listen to music in your car.

– Replace those stock car speakers with a set of aftermarket ones. This will improve both the sound quality and how long your car audio system will last.

– Get an amplifier for your car subwoofer. This will increase the volume and sound quality of your system.

– Get a custom enclosure to fit your subwoofer perfectly into your car. This ensures that you get great sounding bass from every single song.

– Get the perfect car subwoofer for your car by measuring the size of the trunk and knowing what type of music you are going to be listening to.

What is the best deep bass subwoofer?

The best deep bass subwoofer is be the P300. The P300 is a versatile subwoofer that can be used in small spaces and large vehicles. It produces strong, low bass and is great for deep sounds.

What are some of the factors to consider when selecting a deep bass subwoofer?

There are many factors to consider when selecting a subwoofer. Here are the most important factors you should keep in mind:

– Size of your car. The size of your car is one of the main considerations for choosing the best car subwoofer for deep bass.

– Cost. You should determine how much money you want to spend before deciding which subwoofer you’re going to purchase.

– Brand. There are many different car subwoofer brands, and some of them include Rockford Fosgate, Kicker, JBL, Polk Audio and Infinity.

– Versatility. The best deep bass subwoofer is a versatile one that can be used in small spaces as well as large vehicles because it produces strong low bass sounds.

Last Updated on September 6, 2021

About Danny Reid
About Danny Reid

Danny here, no matter in which market you’re in it’s flooded with products. Maybe you want a new stereo, amps, speakers or subs? This is why the blog exists to cut through the clutter.
My goal with the reviews is to inform you of the best possible to make the right decision.
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