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Electric Ride On Toys for Kids

Updated on November 28, 2013

The Best Electric Ride On Toys for Kids

Are you looking for an electric ride on toys for kids?

Electric ride on toys are so much fun for kids. The other day my nephew and 2 sons (aged 2, 3 and 6) spent ages just taking it in turns riding an electric car outside. Both my sons love cars (my 2 year old is currently car obsessed) and for them it's like a dream come true to "drive" their own car. This article gives suggestions of the best electric ride on toys divided up by suitability to different age groups. There are electric ride ons for toddlers, preschoolers and school aged children by the best brands including Fisher Price Powerwheels, Peg Perego, John Deere and National Products Ltd.

Tips on what to look for when buying electric ride on toys for kids :

- Look at the weight limit of the ride on you want to buy as well as the age range to make sure your child will get a good amount of use of the ride on before its outgrown.

- Check the battery size. 6 volt batteries tend to power electric ride on toys which go at a slower speed (normally about 2 mph). The lower speed will extend the battery life. These types of ride on are better for younger children. 12 volt batteries are normally power vehicles which can go at top speeds of 5 mph.

- Warranty - does the product come with a warranty?

- Read the reviews. There are lots of reviews of the suggested electric ride on toys on amazon.com to help you make your choice.

- Make sure you have the space and right terrain for your chosen ride on. Some will only work on hard surfaces others are designed for mud, grass, smooth surfaces and all types of different terrain.

- How many kids can it accommodate. Some of the electric ride ons can have two riders which is great if you have siblings.

Read on for lots of suggestions of the best electric ride on toys for kids.

Electric Ride On Toys for Toddlers

If you're looking for an electric ride on toy for a toddler there are a few things you need to consider.

Ease of operation - Make sure your toddler will be able to operate the car. Some cars have pedals you have to push down to operate and these are definitely too hard for my 2 year old to use so look for one with a button to push down and for one that is easy to stop.

Speed - Obviously you don't want your toddler electric ride on to go too fast. Look for a ride on that does about 2mph.

The Fisher Price Power Wheels electric ride on quads and cars are perfect for toddlers aged between 1 and 3.

They come in different themes for boys and girls including barbie, batman and toy story.

They have excellent reviews on amazon.com

They have 6V batteries and their maximum speed is 2mph and can go on hard surfaces and grass.

Toddlers just push the large button to go and stop. There are also foot rests.

Electric Ride Ons For Preschoolers and Up (Ages 3 to 7)

There are some great ride on options by Fisher Price Powerwheels and National Products Ltd for children aged 3 to 7 too.

Most of these are 12V ride ons which have two speeds of 2.5mph and 5mph. They are normally able to go 2.5mph in reverse too but check the details of the ride on you are buying.

Some have two seats so two kids can ride in them at once.

They go on grass and hard surfaces.

Power Wheels Dune Racer, Green
Power Wheels Dune Racer, Green

Designed for outdoor use, this off-road vehicle features a Monster Traction drive system that enables it to go on hard surfaces, wet grass, and rough terrain.Drives 2-1/2 and 5 mph forward and 2-1/2 mph in reverse

 
National Products 12V Battery Operated Dual Passenger 4 X 4 Red
National Products 12V Battery Operated Dual Passenger 4 X 4 Red

Dual passenger 12V rechargeable battery operated ride-on. Two forward speeds (2.5 and 5.0 mph) with high speed parental lockout for safety. One reverse speed 2.5 mph. Musical sounds and indicator lights on dashboard. Drop-down tailgate with storage space for toys.

 
Power Wheels Barbie Ford Mustang
Power Wheels Barbie Ford Mustang

Realistically detailed inside and out, from its running horse grille to its racy rear spoiler and everything in between. Sporty chrome wheels, pretend seat belts, an interior cup holder and tunes from the pretend radio add to real driving fun. Equipped with high-speed lock out for beginners and power lock brakes. Drives two speeds forward (2.5 and 5 mph, max.) plus reverse on hard surfaces and grass. Includes 12-volt battery and charger.

 
Power Wheels Hot Wheels, Jeep Wrangler
Power Wheels Hot Wheels, Jeep Wrangler

The popular Hot Wheels license on this supped-up Jeep gives plenty of attitude all right! The Power Wheels Fisher-Price Jeep Wrangler Ride On - Hot Wheels is supped-up with shiny chrome wheels and hood latches! There's a roomy rear storage area to stow all your gear. The Power Wheels Fisher-Price Jeep Wrangler Ride On - Hot Wheels drives two speeds forward (2.5 & 5 mph max.), one speed reverse, on hard surfaces and grass.

 

Peg Perego Electric Ride Ons

Peg perego make a range of electric ride ons for kids most of which are tractor type vehicles. Young children will love pretending to be a farmer in his farm on a tractor. There are various electric ride ons by Peg Perego and John Deere to suit ages 2 to 7 featured below.

Some of these have a foot pedal which was too hard for my 2 year old to operate (he's 2 and 3 months) but my 3 year old nephew has no problems. So if you're going to buy one for a younger child maybe try it out so he / she can see if they can operate it.

Peg Perego Lil Red Tractor
Peg Perego Lil Red Tractor

For ages 2 to 4.6V ride on.Maximum speed is 2.25mph. Can go on semi hard surfaces, smooth surfaces indoors and outdoors.Press the foot pedal to go forward. Release the foot pedal to stop.

 
John Deere Turf Tractor with Trailer
John Deere Turf Tractor with Trailer

For ages 3 to 7Two speeds (2.25 and 4.50mph) and one speed in reverseHas a with detachable trailerTwo rear driving wheels with independent motors for high performanceAdult activated high speed lockoutIncludes rechargeable 12-volt battery and charger

 
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer

2 speeds plus reverse (2-1/4 and 4-1/2 mph) with 2nd gear lockout for beginnersFarm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavementSmartPedal accelerator with automatic brakes for longer riding time12-volt rechargeable battery and charger includedWeight capacity: 85 lbs

 
Peg Perego Usa John Deere Gator Hpx
Peg Perego Usa John Deere Gator Hpx

For ages 3 to 72 speeds plus reverse (2-1/4 and 4-1/2 mphAdjustable seats

 

Quads for 3 to 7 year olds

Fisher Price Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX quads are recommended for the ages of 3 to 5 years old.

12 Volts of battery. Can go two speeds forwards (2.5mph and 5mph).

Are great for going over all kinds of rough terrain (Ruts, wet grass, gravel, mud).

These are definitely outdoor toys because of their size and speed

Electric Rides Ons For Older Kids (8 years plus)

Older kids will enjoy electric ride ons as much as the younger ones and this quad is recommended for kids aged from 8 years (although reviews show kids younger than this using it). It's faster than the other ride ons featured so you are getting a different category of machine. And for safety a helmet is a good idea

Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)
Razor Dirt Quad Electric Four-Wheeled Off-Road Vehicle (Red)

Ages 8 upwards This is a miniature electric off road dirt quad.High-torque gear ratio provides excellent climbing opportunities Variable-speed, chain-driven electric motor is quiet and powerful Terrain-tracing droop-travel rear suspension delivers smooth ride Recommended for ages eight and older and supports up to 120 pounds

 

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    • OliviaQ profile image

      OliviaQ 4 years ago

      A good gift idea that you share on it, thanks

    • ATTHED LM profile image

      ATTHED LM 5 years ago

      There is a great selection here and some really good advice. Thanks

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