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Best CB Radios of 2020

Posted by Pat Haggerty updated

The Best CB Radios is a hard list to make as many things factor into what the right radio is for your activities and automobile. That being said, this year we have some clear units that have risen to the top. If you're looking for a CB radio to add to your collection or if you're just starting the search, here are the top 5 Best CB Radios of 2020, in the humble opinion of us at Right Channel Radios, your online CB Radio experts. SHOP THE LIST NOW.

President McKinley CB Radio | Right Channel Radios

Best Overall CB Radio: President McKinley SSB Radio

Often referred to as the most rugged SSB CB Radio on the market, the McKinley thrives in dusty and harsh working conditions. If you are looking for a ruggedly reliable (and handsome) SSB radio for your Jeep, Cruiser or commercial vehicle, this is the clear choice. We won't go on about all the other features such as NOAA weather, channel scanning and automatic squelch, but we could... If you need a tough SSB radio, get the McKinley. 


Cobra 29 LTD Classic CB Radio | Right Channel Radios

Best CB Radio for Long Drives: Cobra 29 LTD Classic

Our bestselling full-sized CB, this radio is known for its longevity and durability and is ideal for pickup trucks, semis and other rigs with a spacious cab.This is a beast of a model that works flawlessly under any condition, whether you’re traveling on washboard roads or simply cruising the super slab. Devotees praise it for its reputation and flawless performance, best used in a vehicle that has the space to accommodate a full-sized rig. Cobra nailed it with this model and has left it virtually unchanged for over 30 years. After all, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.

Uniden Off-Road CMX760 CB Radio | Right Channel Radios

Best CB Radio for Off-Road: Uniden Off-Road CMX760

Uniden's newest compact and off-road specific CB radio has hit the market with a storm. Uniden has always been know for producing quality equipment that is built for the trail. We are very excited to see them bring the all-in-one Uniden Off-Road CMX760 to their offering as space is limited in most Jeep and 4x4 vehicles. Built with the same quality as the Uniden 510, this handheld radio will challenge the Cobra 75 WX ST and other popular compact radios for its place on the throne.

President Bill CB Radio | Right Channel Radios

Best Super Compact CB Radio: President Bill

With 5-star reviews across the board, the President Bill ultra-compact and rugged CB Radio is perfect for Jeeps, Tacomas, UTV's and other small-cab vehicles that short on extra space but full of grit. This radio is nearly the same size as your iPhone and includes a quick release bracket for easy removal. Tuck the radio away in a tight space and control channels with the 6-pin mic. With NOAA weather and channel scanning, what more can you ask from a tiny radio?

Uniden Pro 510 XL CB Radio | Right Channel Radios

Best Bargain CB Radio: Uniden Pro 510 XL

Our top-pick for an incredibly durable, compact (and surprisingly affordable) CB radio, the Uniden Pro 510 XL is a sturdy, rugged option for off-road or industrial use. This heavy-duty CB is great for every application with basic CB functions and an ANL noise filter to reduce electrical or engine noise, and it easily fits in any vehicle. With all these features and it's sub-$50 price tag, it's no wonder this little rig is one of the most popular CBs on the market.


Wondering what the best CB Radio is for you and your rig? Check out our Learning Center along with our help article, Choosing the Best CB Radio. Or use our CB Radio Wizard to get CB product recommendations for your specific vehicle.


Pat Haggerty

About the Author

As the owner and operator of Right Channel Radios, Pat Haggerty has been helping customers find the best radio solutions since 2008. He is highly knowledgeable in all mobile radio options and setups, including CB radios, GMRS radios, and HAM radios. His wide library of how-to and help articles is frequently referred to as one of the best resources for CB radio installations and technical support online. When he's not assisting radio enthusiasts online or on the phone, you can find Pat enjoying all that Montana's trails have to offer on his skis, mountain bike or Land Cruiser.