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Best Ride-On-Toys: Get Your Kids’ Motor Running Today

Best Ride on Toys

I’m sure as a child one of your fondest memories was that of playing games outside in the backyard, using your imagination creating a world of your own. When your parents sent you outside to go play, you didn’t complain because the world came alive with adventure and excitement.

These days it appears that playing outside has lost its appeal. Now all you get from your children are groans of “No, I’m playing on my tablet… (fill in the blank, the list is endless), I don’t feel like it, my favourite cartoon is on” and it goes on. There was a time children played on the jungle gym outside and were completely content. However, computer games, tablet devices and television has filled every gap of a child’s life, not leaving much room for playing outside.

Getting your children excited about playing outdoors is easier than you might think. Any of these ride-on-toys will get any child excited to go play outdoors. Watch her/his little face light up when they open their own ride-on-toy! No need to wait until they get their licence before buying them their first car. They will be outside exploring the world in no time. There are numerous benefits to ride-on-toys; independence, freedom, choice, growth, exercise and learning while playing.

A List Of The Best Ride-On-Toys

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Product Name
Suitable Age
Feature
Price
Rating
kids ride on cars

2 - 5 Years

Parental Remote Control

$$$
ride on toys for toddlers

3 - 7 Years

Two Modes: Parental Remote-Control Mode and Battery Operate Mode

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ride on cars

2 - 5 Years

It’s a 2-seater

$$$$$
toddler ride on toys

4 - 10 Years

Good Quality

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cars for kids

2 - 7 Years

This tractor will go on all surfaces

$$$

3 - 7 Years

Optional high-speed lock-out for beginners and Power Lock Brakes

$$$
ride on cars for kids

3 - 7 Years

Space for two little ones and stuffed animals

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ride on cars

2 - 4 Years

The remote allows parents to fully steer it in all four directions up to a range of about 50-80 feet

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toy cars for kids

3 - 7 Years

Parent-controlled high-speed lock-out

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kids ride on toys

5 - 9 Years

Easy assembly

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New Premium Jeep Wrangler Style 12v Ride on Toy, Car for Kids with Remote Control by KidsVipOnline
Suitable Age: 2-5 years old

When you think of a car that is ideal for the outdoors and rugged terrain the Jeep comes to mind as an iconic automobile. Increase your outdoor fun with the kids on this ride-on-toy Jeep Wrangler that is ideal for rough terrain or cruising the driveway. The Jeep Wrangler can travel in parks, backyards as well as other locations around your house. What is the difference between the Jeep Wrangler and its original counterpart, nothing besides the small size that has been designed only for children.  Don’t be fooled this Jeep isn’t just for boys, look at Barbie she owns one.  A little girl would also love driving in this fully equipped Jeep, just get hers in pink.

New Premium Jeep Wrangler Style 12v Ride on Toy, Car for Kids with Remote Control by KidsVipOnline
Features:

The dimensions for the Premium Jeep Wrangler is 47 x 30 x 25 inches with opening doors.  It is also equipped with 2x12v strong motor, shock absorbers, a comfortable 1 seat, 2 speeds and working lights with on/off button.  Comes complete with horn and engine sounds for a realistic driving experience and plug and play any device to the dashboard music interface to jam your kid’s favourite tunes. Fully charging the Jeep Wrangler will guarantee play time for 48-90 minutes.

Pros:
  • Parental Remote Control
  • Adjustable Seat belt
  • MP3/SD/USB input
  • 12V Rechargeable Battery
  • High-quality plastic won’t hurt your child while driving
Cons:
  • 1 Seat
  • Some Assembly Required
Costzon Licensed Audi A3 Kids Ride On Car 12V Battery Powered RC Ride-On Toy Vehicle W/LED Light
Suitable Age: 3-7 years old

The ultimate in German motor manufacturing, Audi’s are the best-selling luxury automobiles in the world.  Keep up with the VorsprungdurchTechnik (advancement through technology) philosophy and let your little one cruise the neighbourhood sidewalks in this luxury Audi A3 and enjoy the drive of their lives.  The Audi A3 battery powered ride-on-toy is an original replica of the real Audi series and will let a child take corners in a park or speed down the sidewalk at 2.5MPH.  Let them feel the wind in their hair with this little convertible Audi A3 with the same chic interior you would find in the original.

Costzon Licensed Audi A3 Kids Ride On Car 12V Battery Powered RC Ride-On Toy Vehicle W/LED Light
Features:

The dimensions for the Audi A3 is 44.9 x 25.4 x 20.7 inches.  The features you would expect from the original Audi series is included in the children’s version with the 4-wheel suspension design, battery indicator 3 speeds, electric foot pedal and steering wheel, automatic restart function when over loaded, front and rear lights and horn. What else can you expect from this Audi A3, a music system that includes MP3, radio, CD and volume control. Fully charged the Audi A3 will guarantee play time for 70-80 minutes.

Pros:
  • Two Modes: 1. Parental Remote-Control Mode and 2. Battery Operate Mode
  • Comfortable seat with safety belt
  • Value for money
Stunning 2 seater Heavy Jeep Style 12v Battery Operated Ride on Car with Music, Lights, Doors, MP3 and Remote Control
Suitable Age: 2-5 years old

Your kids will be the talk of the town with this bad boy. The look of this 2-seater Heavy Jeep Style ride-on-toy is striking with the led lights, red exterior paint colour and four doors.  Let your kids have the time of their lives with this Stunning 2-seater Heavy Jeep SUV Style jam-packed with the latest features.  This 2-seater is jacked up to take the kids on adventures through the backyards rough terrain with ease and when the sun sets the led lights will aluminate their way.  

Stunning 2 seater Heavy Jeep Style 12v Battery Operated Ride on Car with Music, Lights, Doors, MP3 and Remote Control
Features:

The dimensions for the 2-seater Heavy Jeep Style is 55 x 34 x 19 inches.  It includes a charger, 2 motors and a 12v 7-amp battery.  This impressive Jeep has all the bells and whistles which includes; 2 seats, remote control, opening doors, functioning lights, Led lights, MP3 input, engine and horn sounds and a musical steering wheel.

Pros:
  • Parental Remote Control
  • It’s a 2-seater
  • It comes with replacement information for all parts
  • Easy assembly
Ponycycle Pony Cycle Ride On Horse No Need Battery No Electric Just Walking Horse BLACK STALLION - Size MEDIUM for 4 to 10 Years Old
Suitable Age: 4-10 years old

This ride-on-toy will be the dream toy for every little die-hard horse enthusiast and animal lover. Let your child have their first horse riding experience on the Ponycycle.  What makes this Ponycycle pony different, it allows your child to ride wherever they want.  It doesn’t require batteries or electricity, by bouncing up and down on the saddle your child propels the Ponycycle forward or backward in a galloping motion.  The Ponycycle will give your child the feeling of riding a real horse outside.  This ride-on-toy is ideal for using their imagination and teaching them the importance of looking after their ‘pets’.  Playing imaginary games will be loads of fun for your children with this pony.  

Ponycycle Pony Cycle Ride On Horse No Need Battery No Electric Just Walking Horse BLACK STALLION - Size MEDIUM for 4 to 10 Years Old
Features:

The dimensions for the Ponycycle is 42 x 25 x 36 inches.  Polycycle’s encourage outdoor activity.  It is made of high-grade fabric making the toy feel soft and comfortable.  It comes complete with a saddle and bridle.

Pros:
  • Unlimited playtime
  • Good quality
  • No battery or electricity required
  • Environmentally friendly
Cons:
  • Heavy and hard to manoeuvre in the home
  • No brakes
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
Suitable Age: 2-7 years old

Let your children enjoy the outdoors more with the John Deere tractor with trailer.  Encourage them to help with yard work and watch them delight in loading up the tractor and transporting the goods.  The farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.  The Peg Perego John Deere is a mini BIG replica of the original with the extra-large stake-side detachable trailer in the iconic yellow and green colour.  Whether your child enjoys imaginary play as a farmer or helping in the garden, it will motivate them to play outdoors more often.

Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
Features:

The dimensions for the John Deere Ground Force Tractor is 62.5 x 26.5 x 24.5 inches. The adjustable seat also has flip-up armrests. 2-Speeds, 2-1/4 or 4-1/2 miles per hour, plus reverse, automatic brakes.  Parents control the speed with the 2nd gear lockout feature. 12-volt rechargeable battery and charger included.  FM radio included.

Pros:
  • This tractor will go on all surfaces
  • The kids love it
  • The Tractor is sturdy
  • 2nd gear lockout feature
Cons:
  • Difficult to understand the instructions and assemble
  • No seat belt and effective parental control
  • Poor quality parts that break easily
  • Battery doesn’t last
  • The trailer doesn’t stay attached due to the fragile link
  • Trailer can only carry a light load
Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX, Hot Wheels
Suitable Age: 3-7 years old

Outdoor adventures will be revved up to the next level with the Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX.  Kids can experience the excitement of real ‘ATV’ riding in their own backyard. Do you have little daredevils that want the thrill of a realistic off-road adventure then the Power Wheels is for them.  The Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX has all the features for ‘ATV’ driving with its two speeds forward (2.5 and 5 mph, max), plus reverse.  They will improve their motor skills by learning to go forward and backward, change speeds, steer, stop and go.  Build their self-confidence by taking them on off-road adventures over ruts, wet grass, gravel, mud and any other rough driving terrains.  

Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX, Hot Wheels
Features:

The dimensions for the Power Wheels is 44 x 31 x 29 inches. The Power Wheels exclusive Monster Traction drive system powers through rough terrain. Its twist grip throttle revs it into high speed with 12-volts of battery power for two speeds. Includes a 12-volt battery and charger. It comes in three designs; Hot Wheels graphics in red and black, Barbie graphics in pink and turquoise and Teenage mutant ninja turtle colours & graphics in neon green (specifications may vary).

Pros:
  • Extensive quality performance testing
  • Optional high-speed lock-out for beginners and Power Lock Brakes
  • Easy assembly
  • Powerful turbo
Cons:
  • Buying a second battery is recommended especially with continual use
  • Takes 18 hours for the first charge and 14 hours after each use
  • The plastic tires lose their tread quickly
Power Wheels Ford Lil' F-150
Suitable Age: 3-7 years old

This Power Wheels Ford is as realistic a truck as they come.  Ford is synonymous with the rugged capability, outstanding performance and dependability and the Lil’ F-150 won’t be any different. Make your truck-loving kids dreams come true with this Power Wheels Ford Truck.  Don’t settle for anything less than this Ford F-150 replica with eye-catching ‘chrome’ wheels and grill.

The Power Wheels Ford is big fun for little tots with seating for two and a spacious truck bed.  They can take their siblings for a drive, even the pets.  Designed to perform in the toughest backyard driving conditions, wet grass, mud, bumpy terrain and more. The extra wide tires provide safe vehicle gripping for “off road” driving. Imagine your child’s reaction when they pop open the hood to reveal a realistic truck engine, not to mention the realistic side view mirrors and built-in windshield.

Power Wheels Ford Lil' F-150
Features:

The dimensions for the Power Wheels Ford is 46.8 x 21.8 x 18.1 inches.  Drives 2 speeds forward (2.5 and 5 mph max.), plus reverse.  Includes a battery-operated FM radio with AUX jack for an MP3 player. Foot pedal power starts it, assisted by a 6-volt battery. For added safety, there’s an electronic braking system that automatically stops the vehicle when the driver’s foot comes off the pedal.   

Pros:
  • Assembly was reasonably easy and directions straightforward
  • Space for two little ones and stuffed animals
Cons:
  • Seat belts are just Velcro and fairly flimsy and not a suitable security measure
  • The Ford Lil’ F-150 doesn’t have doors that open
  • Many complain that the toy box is delivered damaged with parts missing/damaged
  • The battery’s life span is short lived
  • Takes 18 hours for the first charge and 14 hours after each use
Mercedes-Benz S63 Kids 12V Electric Power Wheels Ride On Car with RC/Remote Control Radio & MP3, Black
Suitable Age: 2-4 years old

Your child can have their first luxury vehicle without you having to break the bank.  The Mercedes-Benz S63 ride-on-toy is jam-packed with all the features of the luxury vehicle but designed for kids.  This vehicle is so stylish, the look of the interior is luxury personified with the black leather look-a-like steering wheel, seat and illuminated dashboard. There is a replica gear stick which can be moved back and forth for a realistic driving experience.  Further features that make the Mercedes-Benz S63 realistic is the replica engine detailing that lies beneath the engine hatch and a trunk for toys or snacks.  Let your little one cruise down the sidewalks and be the envy of the neighbourhood.  Even adults will love this little gem.

Mercedes-Benz S63 Kids 12V Electric Power Wheels Ride On Car with RC/Remote Control Radio & MP3, Black
Features:

The dimensions for the Mercedes-Benz S63 is 47L x 27W x 20H inches.  Remote Control/Battery Operated - Mode Switchable. The ride-on-toy can be driven by the child with the steering wheel or with remote by an adult. Push-button start with start-up sounds.  FM Radio, MP3 Media Player with USB/SD Card/MP3 interface and volume control.  Foam rubber/EVA tires and suspension on all 4 wheels.  Mercedes AMG Licensed ride-on-toy comes with (2) 12V motors and features 3 speeds: 2/3/4mph.  Realistic front and rear lights, horn and musical tunes.

Pros:
  • There is an adjustable seat belt
  • The remote allows parents to fully steer it in all four directions up to a range of about 50-80 feet
  • Assembly is very easy and should take no more than 45 minutes
  • Value for money with so many features
  • Family interactive toy
Cons:
  • The steering wheel broke off after a few months
  • Steering wheel doesn't fit/align when the vehicle was being assembled
  • The seat must be unscrewed and removed to charge the battery. It isn’t easily accessible
Power Wheels Arctic Cat 1000
Suitable Age: 3-7 years old

If your kids need a “working vehicle” that’s tough and able to withstand rough terrain then the Power Wheels Arctic Cat 1000 is the ideal ride-on-toy to be used when exploring. With the styling of a real Arctic Cat Prowler UTV, this vehicle also features a truck bed with working tailgate and an on-board shovel.  The kids can buddy up on the two-seater when going on adventures on an all-terrain utility vehicle, driving down sand dunes, trekking steep mountain sides, tearing up muddy trails, or wherever their imagination takes them.  Little explorers never say die and with this ride-on-toy the excitement will never stop, until dinner time that is.

Power Wheels Arctic Cat 1000
Features:

The dimensions for the Arctic Cat 1000 is 23.4 x 32.9 x 49.8 inches.  2 speeds: 5 mph (and 2.5mph) forward, 2.5 mph reverse and a power-lock brake system.  Includes 12-volt battery and charger.  Styled to look just like a real Arctic Cat.

Pros:
  • Adjustable seat belts
  • Parent-controlled high-speed lock-out
  • Straightforward assembly
  • The battery comes out of the vehicle for easy charging
Cons:
  • There isn’t enough traction and the wheels spin on inclines, leaves and other terrain
  • The wheels are thin plastic and doesn’t last long due to wear and tear
12V Police Motorcycle
Suitable Age: 5-9 years old

Little boys want to be “Policemen when they are big”.  At one stage or another as a child everyone wants to be a Police officer and fight the bad guys.  Encourage their imagination with this appropriate Police Motorcycle ride-on-toy.  While on “patrol” let them track the bad guys through the backyard, neighbourhood or park on a real small version of a police motorcycle.  It comes in white with police graphics, storage space at the back and chrome detail.

12V Police Motorcycle
Features:

The dimensions for the Police Motorcycle is 48.4 x 24.2 x 32.3 inches.  The 12V rechargeable Police Motorcycle has 2 forward speeds (2.5 and 5 mph) and 1 reverse (2.5 mph), a hand accelerator, headlight, hazard and signal lights, sound button and sideview mirrors. A charger is included.

Pros:
  • Easy assembly
  • Kids love the real life feel with the lights and 3 types of sirens
Cons:
  • Battery and charging problematic
  • No safety measures.  Parent to ensure child wears a helmet

Conclusion

Kids taking photo

Whichever ride-on-toy you choose for your child they are guaranteed to have loads of fun outdoors with family, their friends or on their own. Whatever the age or skill level they will get the hang of a ride-on-toy in no time boosting their self-confidence, while mom and dad proudly look on. They will have a sense of satisfaction having mastered it on their own. Providing the right ride-on-toy encourages the kids to use their imagination and will benefit them in the long run.

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