15 Best Electric Cars for Kids in 2017

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One of the most expensive, albeit very interesting, gifts you can ever give to a child during his or her birthday or even on special occasions like Christmas is an electric car for kids to drive. Electric ride ons are marvels of kiddie engineering as they not only resemble real-life vehicles; they also play a very important role in the optimum development of a child’s psychomotor and cognitive skills while also enhancing their self-esteem paving the way for greater emotional stability. When shared with fellow children, these top electric cars can help ensure optimum social development.

So, hand over the keys to your kids and let him or her drive his or her own set of wheels down the neighbourhood, in the park, or right in your own backyard with our list of the top 10 motorized kids cars.

15 Best Electric Cars for Kids 

PictureModelAge RangeRating
Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer2-7 Years5
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Green Dune Racer3-7 Years4.96
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Green Kawasaki KFX3-8 Years4.94
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Ford F1502-4 Years4.90
Power Wheels Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler3-6 Years4.89

1John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer by Peg Perego (Our Top Choice)

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Age range: 2 to 7 years old

Farm equipment like tractors and tillers are very important pieces of machinery. And while our society is best known as commercial and industrial in nature, we cannot discount the fact that agriculture still provides the backbone of a society’s development. To help in still this importance to kids, it is sometimes necessary to help them experience operating farm equipment.

With the John Deere Ground Force Tractor with Trailer, you child can begin reliving the glory days of farming and tilling the soil. This farming electric car for kids to drive provides a very realistic experience driving the miniature monster farm equipment with its ultra-large farm tractor wheels. Powered by a 12-volt rechargeable battery, the tractor’s large wheels can roll over any terrain be it on a real farm where it’s all dirt, mud, and grass or even right at the park, your very own backyard, or the beach. You kid can also take it for a spin around the neighbourhood complete with a wooden stake-sided trailer.

The John Deere has maximum speed of 4.5 miles per hour. For younger farmers-to be, these kids electric cars can be set to a maximum speed of 2.25 MPH so you don’t have to worry about your younger children getting themselves into trouble. It also features an FM radio to make farming more pleasant and enjoyable. The seat is fully adjustable while the armrests can be easily flipped up for easy access. You can look at the John Deere Ground Force Tractor as the farm equipment equivalent of a 4WD off-roader. The steering wheel is designed to mimic the real thing.

What We Like about It – The unusually large wheels give optimum stability just like the real farm tractor. What you only need now is the correct farm clothing and your child may as well have the best imaginative play of his or her life. They can pretend to load farm produce and equipment on their tractor trailer and haul it to the market. Great for physical, social, and emotional development. Also ideal for the enhancement of children’s cognitive skills. A perfect example of a great toddler electric car.

2Power Wheels Dune Racer by Fisher-Price 

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Age range: 3 to 7 years old

If you are thinking of a really great real car for kids to drive, then you simply have to get the Dune Racer of the Power Wheels line of Fisher-Price. Available in green, purple and pink, camo, and black with lava red, this 12-volt ultra-fun, very realistic dune buggy can be the perfect set of wheels for your young boy or girl. They can take it across different terrain as its wide, rugged, and large tires provide excellent traction. The tread on the tires are deep enough to channel water away so your kid will not be hydroplaning if he or she happens to hit the dune racer’s top speed of 5 miles per hour.

Designed for navigation over rough terrain be it on the rocky portions of the park, the grassy knoll, or even the sandy dunes of your favorite beach, or the potholed streets in your neighborhood, there is nowhere that the dune racer cannot go. Got a tree stump in your backyard? The dune racer will simply roll over it. How about muddy terrain or tricky gravel? These are no match for the dune racer. These kids electric cars are built for the toughest environments. Only the will of children will limit its full potential. 

The dune racer comes with a very sturdy steel frame and a sleek and smooth design to comfortably seat 2 children with a combined weight of 130 pounds. It has chrome accents on its bumper, shift knob, and the powerful looking rims. It also features metal sidebars so both driver and passenger can hang on to it when the terrain really does get rough. It’s powered by a Monster Traction system to drive it over any terrain and has a speed limiter setting for younger riders. It also features Power Lock brakes for the ultimate in braking power. You can see the Dune Racer in action here:

What We Like about It – Its 2-speed system is remarkable; one for younger riders and another for more advanced drivers. This should give us the peace of mind we need to let our children use these kinds of kids electric cars. It is therefore great in helping kids use their imagination to the fullest while also strengthening their arm muscles. While they don’t need to pedal the dune racer, they will have to have great reflexes and excellent visual motor coordination.

3Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX by Fisher-Price

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Age range: 3 to 8 years old

Kawasaki is a well-known brand when it comes to motorcycles. In fact, it is one of the preferred brands for motocrossers and daredevils. Of course, this is not the only reason why you should consider giving your child the Kawasaki KFX from the Power Wheels toy division of Fisher-Price. With a very rugged all-terrain vehicle look, this is one of the best kids electric cars you can ever give as a gift.

The KFX features a very sleek and shiny design and styling to mimic the real off-roading ATV. The handle features a throttle mechanism that can propel the KFX to a maximum of 6 MPH. For younger daredevils, Mom and Dad can limit the speed to just 3 MPH so junior will not necessarily injure himself or herself. It’s got a low profile so kids can easily get onto the comfortable seat. There are foot rests allowing this electric car for kids to drive easily and effortlessly.

The large and wide tires have deep treads for maximum traction. Whether you kid will drive it over grassy and muddy terrain, there’s just no stopping the KFX. And with a wide wheelbase providing optimum stability, there clearly is no terrain that the KFX cannot go. Its steel frame construction guarantees superior durability as well as safety. You won’t fear it might break and put your kid at risk for injury.

The KFX supports children up to 65 pounds in weight. Unfortunately, it’s only a single rider ATV unless your kid already knows how to control it with another kid riding in the back. 

What We Like about It – The superb styling is simply remarkable you won’t believe that it’s only a ride on toy. The KFX’s realistic throttle allows for more realistic role playing. You only need to buy your kids a racing helmet, gloves, shoes, and racing suit and he or she should be ready to take the KFX to a whole new level.

4Power Wheels Ford F150 by Fisher-Price

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Age range: 2 to 4 years old

The iconic F-150 from automaker giant Ford has been the truck of choice of many families worldwide. Its wide body and wheelbase allow for optimum stability while its wide selection of engines from the economy 2.7L V6 EcoBoost to the powerful 5.0L V8 Ti-VCT and 2 more variants in between allow for superb power. While the F-150 has never been known for fuel efficiency, its miniature counterpart, the Power Wheels Ford F-150 doesn’t need to worry about fuel economy. This electric power car for kids to drive is already powered by a rechargeable 6-volt battery to let it zip the road at a kid-friendly top speed of 3.5 miles per hour, both forward and reverse.

Available in yellow and silver, these kids electric cars feature a fully automatic braking mechanism that instantly stops the F-150 the moment children remove their feet off the gas pedal. This simply means added safety for kids while they are playing with this mini monster. It is made of premium quality plastic and can support a child weighing up to 65 pounds. The single seater mini truck has a wide wheelbase and 4 large and wide off road tires that protrude well out from the wheel wells to give it that mean muscular look the original F-150 is known for. It also features a roomy truck bed which is perfect for make-believe play. It’s got a pair of realistic side view mirrors and a built-in windshield. All you need now is a driver’s license for your little tot. 

What We Like about It – With a muscular build and a fully functional truck bed, the F-150 is perfect for encouraging kids to use their role playing abilities. It’s also excellent for teaching kids about cause and effect relationships while helping foster their imagination.

5Power Wheels Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler by Fisher-Price

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Age range: 3 to 5 years old

The Wrangler Jeep is one of the most famous off-roader in the world. It’s built for tough conditions and has been one of the most sought after vehicles for traversing dense forests and other hard-to-reach environments. The same features, well almost, can be found in the Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler from the Power Wheels lineup of Fisher-Price.

This Wrangler features a unique system making it one great electric car for kids to drive. It features a 2-seat arrangement with the steering wheel positioned in the left side of the car mimicking real-life vehicles. It has a communications devices that elicits fun sound effects and real music emanating from its pretend FM car stereo. The speaker is well amplified to give that realistic sound of booming across the different terrain.

The Wrangler also features a roomy cargo compartment in the back for additional storage space for your young riders’ toys and other playthings. It has Power Lock braking system for effortless stopping power; your kid will simply have to lift his or her feet off the pedal and the Jeep automatically grinds to a halt. There’s no running after the Jeep once it’s stopped. These kids electric cars feature a wide wheelbase with sturdy and rugged all-wheel drive, all-terrain tires with deep treads for maximum traction. The 12-volt fully rechargeable battery powers the Wrangler Jeep to 5 miles per hour tops. If you have a younger driver or even are worried about the speed as rather too fast, you can lock-out the high speed at 2.5 MPH. This should keep your worries in check. Here you can see a video of it in action:

What We Like about It – Because the steering wheel is positioned in a way that is similar to a real-life vehicle, it is ideal for introducing children to real driving. Kids will love taking it for a spin which can help enhance their self-confidence as they are able to drive the Jeep independently. These are important for enhancing their emotional and social development. It’s also ideal for helping encourage imaginative play as well as endless role playing activities.

6Power Wheels Lil’ Kawasaki Quad by Fisher-Price

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Age range: 1 to 3 years old

Do you think ride on toys like kids electric cars are only for older children? Well, think again. The Lil’ Kawasaki Quad is Fisher-Price’s answer to the need of little ones to enjoy the benefits of riding a quad. As long as they are able to hold onto the steering bar and have their feet planted firmly on the footrests, then they should be able to breeze around your home. For the more adventurous, they can literally take this electric car for kids to drive at the park or even around the neighborhood, thanks to its toddler-friendly design and overly large ATV tires and a wide wheelbase.

The Lil’ Kawasaki features a secret compartment in its front panel, perfect for hiding or storing your tot’s drawing pencils and crayons. Its large red automatic ignition start push button allows for easy operation that your toddler will simply have no problem starting his or her very own ATV. Once it’s running, your toddler can be cruising along your neighborhood at a child-friendly pace of 2 miles per hour. Worried about having it run in reverse? Don’t worry because Power Wheels designed the Lil’ Kawasaki to only go forward so there will be no accidents associated with sudden acceleration in reverse. Remember that this is designed primarily for the toddler below 3 years of age so their sense of balance and visual motor coordination may not be that well developed yet.

The powertrain is driven by a 6-volt rechargeable battery. The Lil’ Kawasaki also features some cool color patterns and graphics to make riding more fun and enjoyable. The chassis is made of high grade and very durable materials so it should last as long. 

What We Like about It – We have to keep reminding ourselves that the Lil’ Kawasaki is for little kids below 3 years of age. Otherwise, we would mistake it for a real-life ATV except of course for the fact that it is no more than 10 pounds in weight. Nevertheless, the Lil’ Kawasaki is excellent for helping develop kids’ self-confidence and sense of independence while mastering visual motor coordination and balance. Great for stimulating active role playing, too.

7Power Wheels Batman Dune Racer by Fisher-Price

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Age range: 3 to 7 years old

Unfortunately we couldn’t find the real Batmobile in our list of the top 10 kids electric cars. Now that would have been truly monumental. Nevertheless, we found the next closest thing to the real Batmobile – the Batman Dune Racer from the Power Wheels brand of renowned toy maker Fisher-Price. This is one truly awesome looking Batman dune racer complete with very unique and stylish bat wing-like design especially on its front fenders. It’s got cool and colorful Batman decals and graphics to complement the overall rugged and truly futuristic styling of the Batman DR.

The body of the dune racer is fortified with metal side bars and steel frame. This supports children as heavy as 130 pounds, either as a single individual or as a combined weight of 2 kids making it one really great electric car for kids to drive. And if you think this heavy metal component of the Batman DR coupled with its passenger weight capacity will negatively affect its top speed, think again. It has a dual top speed of 2.5 and 5.0 miles per hour with the lower limit especially designed for younger caped crusaders. It also features the Power Lock braking mechanism that all Power Wheels vehicles are known for. It’s all a matter of removing your kid’s foot off the pedal and the Batman dune racer will be screeching to a halt.

The racer’s wide wheelbase and really awesome looking tires make it ideal for all-terrain adventures. It also has a high ground clearance to allow it to traverse across the toughest and most rugged of terrains. Got a big stump of tree in your backyard? That’s nothing to the monstrous Batman DR. And oh, we almost forgot, the bucket seats are so cool for kids. 

What We Like about It – This is the perfect gift for children who aspire of becoming the next caped crusader of Gotham. It’s excellent for encouraging imaginative play while at the same time helping children master their visual motor coordination skills as well as balance and spatial intelligence. More importantly, the dune racer can help enhance their self-confidence as they take the Batman DR over any terrain.

8Power Wheels Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler by Fisher-Price

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Age range: 3 to 6 years old

Don’t think that kids electric cars are only for boys; girls too, can have their very own wheels to drive. The Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler is the girls’ version of Power Wheels’ Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler, except that it does not include the make believe radio communications and FM radio device. It is, nevertheless, one amazing piece of kiddie vehicle designed specifically for young princesses.

Of course, the only thing missing now is the North Mountain where Princess Elsa sought refuge after putting Arrandale in a snowy stormy bind. This ride on car for girls’ Jeep Wrangler is one cute and lovable yet tough looking electric car for kids to drive. It has all the different designs from the movie Frozen emblazoned all over its body painted in light blue with purple bumpers and windshield frame. The Jeep conveniently seats 2 little princesses for a combined weight of 130 pounds. The doors open to cute light purple seats with the crossbar of the rollover bar forming additional support for the kids’ backs. Towards the back of the Jeep is a spacious cargo bay for additional storage space; perfect for storing your little princess’ gadgets and essentials.

This 12 volt ride on cars main benefit is a rechargeable battery that powers the Jeep Wrangler’s drivetrain to a maximum of 5 miles per hour. Now, if it is a younger princess behind the wheel, Mom and Dad can simply lock-out the high speed setting so it cruises at a safer speed of 2.5 miles per hour. It’s got wide ATV like tires spread across a wide wheelbase with an excellent ground clearance. The tread of the tires gives it superb traction and gripping prowess so kids won’t be skidding off slippery surfaces. Just don’t let them drive over ice and they should be fine. 

What We Like about It – We definitely love the cute styling of the Disney Frozen Wrangler Jeep; just right for little princesses. It’s great for encouraging independence in driving to build their self-confidence while at the same time enhancing their social and emotional development. It’s also great for psychomotor development particularly spatial intelligence and visual motor coordination.

9Kids 12V Ride On Car by Best Choice Products

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Age range: 18 months to 6 years old

If you really want an electric car for kids to drive as they grow from older babyhood to school-age, then Best Choice Products’ Ride On Car is an excellent choice. These kids electric cars feature an MP3 player for superb cruising around the neighborhood. It’s also available in black, red, and pink so you can have one for each of your kids. But what really makes this electric car so unique is that it is the only radio controlled car in our list. This is ideal for young toddlers who may not be able to push their foot on the pedal strong enough to power the ride on car. With the remote control device, Mom and Dad can effectively control the vehicle so your tot will simply ride along. Once he or she has grown more proficient in handling the car, he or she can then ride it independently. No more need for Mom or Dad.

The BCP run on 12 volts and features a 2-speed system. The slower speed setting is perfect for younger children while the higher speed setting is ideal for the more adventurous older kids and can accommodate a child as heavy as 66 pounds. It also features working headlights that matches its beautifully streamlined luxury sports car styling. It has engine start sounds and a really marvelous looking chrome-plated rims. The dashboard is adorned with all the trimmings of a real supercar complete with stylish side mirrors and a heavily tinted windshield. The high backrest of the racing-inspired car seat is simply spectacular complete with a 2-point lap seatbelt. The front and rear fenders are patterned after some of the world’s best luxury supercars and coupes. It also has a realistic dual exhaust system and a rear mounted engine layout. 

What We Like about It – We love the superb styling of this electric kiddie vehicle. There simply is no mistaking that your kid will be cruising in style with this baby. Unfortunately, like a real supercar, this one is not for all-terrain purpose so be sure to keep that in mind. It’s nonetheless ideal for imaginative and pretend play.

10Power Wheels Barbie Jammin Jeep Wrangler by Fisher-Price 

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Age range: 3 to 6 years old

If your little princess doesn’t like Disney’s Frozen, then maybe she will love the Barbie Jammin Jeep Wrangler. This baby technically has the same specs as the Frozen Jeep Wrangler except for the fact that it’s colored pink. Additionally, it also features a make-believe radio that plays 6 jammin’ tunes and melodies. So, you can say that it’s a cross between a boy’s Tough Talking and a girl’s Disney Frozen Jeep Wrangler making it a perfect electric car for kids to drive.

These kids electric cars have the same 12 volt battery, the same 2.5 and 5 miles per hour speed settings with high-speed lock-out mechanism for added security and protection, and the same fully functional doors and storage areas. 

What We Like about It – It’s great for pretend or make-believe play. This can help enhance kids’ self-confidence as well as sense of independence. It also helps strengthen children’s psychomotor and cognitive skills.

11Dune Buggy by Razor 

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Age Range: At least 8 years old

Bring out the sense of adventure in your young child with Razor’s Dune Buggy and watch him or her conquer his or her world, be it in the park, in your neighborhood playground, your backyard, or even in the beach. There simply is no terrain that this kiddie dune buggy won’t be able to conquer with ease.

Besides, it is what dune buggies are known for, right?

This one from Razor features an incredible 350-watt electric power to give your kid’s vehicle enough juice to slice through the harshest terrain and reach a commendable speed of 9 miles per hour. It takes several hours to charge its two 12-volt rechargeable battery of sealed lead acid which should give your kid sufficient continuous playtime of about 40 minutes. Its high torque, variable speed, chain-driven motor gives your child a feel of what’s it like to drive one of these iconic mobiles. Perhaps for Dad, it will bring back the memories of the great ‘70s when the dune buggy first roared into life.

It also features 4 large fully-knobbed pneumatic tires as well as rear suspension that intelligently follows any terrain. The classic bucket seat of old is also a mainstay in this particular ride-on toy complete with safety shoulder and lap harness to keep your child in his or her seat. Acceleration is controlled by a thumb-triggered device opposite a hand-operated disc brake located to the rear of the Dune Buggy; pretty much what you would expect from a classic bicycle setup. Storage is a breeze as the Buggy can be flipped on its rear end to allow for instant vertical or standing storage. Its tubular steel frame construction simply means the Dune Buggy can take anything thrown at its way. It can support children and some adults whose weight don’t exceed 120 pounds. Check out the Razor Dune Buggy in action here:

What We Like about It – It’s a classic vehicle. Mom and Dad will surely be relishing the memories of old. For kids however, it is absolute fun. It is therefore great for enhancing your child’s problem-solving abilities as he or she tries to figure out where to take the Dune Buggy next. 

12Jeep Wrangler Style Ride On Car by Moderno Kids 

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Age Range: 3 to 6 years old

Need a ride for your preschool child? The Jeep Wrangler Style Ride-On Car is the perfect solution to your child’s riding needs, perfect before he or she starts riding in his or her school bus. The Wrangler is an icon when it comes to off-road adventures especially deep in the world’s primeval jungles. It features a 12-volt rechargeable battery pack to give it a riding time of about 2 hours, long enough to let your child take the Wrangler where he or she may think it should go. The battery charges for about 10 to 12 hours, though. This Moderno Kids vehicle features a wide soft polyurethane seat to accommodate a 66-pound child or two 33-pound kids at a maximum speed of 5 miles per hour. Don’t think your kid can handle the speed? Then take the Parental Remote controller and lock the Wrangler’s speeds to under 3 mph.

The Wrangler also features a soft start mechanism, a gradual acceleration system, and a fully electronic brake system. Your kid simply has to lift his or her foot off the pedal and the Wrangler halts. It comes with realistic LED headlights and play a variety of music controlled by a few buttons built into the steering wheel. It has a battery level indicator on the dashboard so you’ll have an idea when you need to recharge the whole system. For a more personalized experience, the Jeep Wrangler comes with a fully-integrated MP3 audio input system so your child can play all of his or her favorite music devices such as iOS and Android devices.

What We Like about It – The Wrangler is an icon. What else can we say? It’s fun to play and the fact that Mom and Dad can remotely control it should provide the peace of mind we all seek. 

13Lamborghini Aventador Kids’ Electric Ride On Toy Car by Aosom 

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Age Range: At least 3 years old

One of the most iconic brands of European luxury supercars is Lamborghini. And one of the most remarkable pieces of automotive engineering is the Aventador. Now you can let your kids drive one of these babies around your neighborhood. Because of the nature of supercars, don’t expect this to be used on any terrain other than one with a smooth, flat, and even surface; lest, you scratch the plastic undercarriage of this mini Aventador. It is powered by a 6-volt rechargeable battery, giving the Aventador a maximum seed of 4 miles per hour. It also features a remote Parent Control mechanism so Mom and Dad can effectively decide how fast their kid should ride the Lambo. It also features highly realistic engine sounds, an MP3 outlet, preloaded soundtrack with matching and synchronized light show, and a real working horn. It even comes with a car key and fully adjustable seatbelts to allow your child to really have a feel for the Aventador. The race car seat allows your child to perfectly fit in it.

What We Like about It – The ability to remotely control the Lambo is something that all parents would definitely love especially if they are going to let their 3 year old kid skit behind the wheel. And while the 4 mph is slow by today’s realistic standards, for a very young child, it is already fast. 

14Power Wheels Ford Mustang by Fisher-Price 

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Age Range: 3 to 6 years old

Designed primarily for the preschooler who happens to be fascinated by one of America’s iconic muscle cars, the Mustang, the Ford Mustang from the Power Wheels line of Fisher-Price is a great-looking motorized stallion for kids. It’s available in 4 different color variants – red and yellow for boys and light blue and pink for girls. The Power Wheels Ford Mustang comes with sporty wheels finished in sparkling chrome and can seat 2 kids, side by side, for a combined weight of 130 pounds. The kiddie Mustang features a pony grille complete with fog lamps and the iconic rear spoiler to allow your kids to imagine letting their competition eat their dust.

The ride is powered by a 12-volt battery to give it a top speed of 5 mph. And while this pony cannot conquer the sand dunes of your favorite beach or even the rocky terrain of a nearby hill, it can nevertheless run pretty well on grass, pavement, and other flat surfaces. It comes with a pretend car key which activates the pony’s engine sounds and see the lights come alive. The dashboard gauges also rev up to life while the horn actually works. There’s a battery charge indicator in the dashboard so Mom or Dad will know if it’s time to power up. There are cup holders in the interior of the Mustang. Don’t feel safe? It comes with a high speed lockout system to effectively limit the top speed of the Mustang. It also features electronic power lock brakes.

What We Like about It – It’s a product that is made by one of the world’s leading toy manufacturers – Fisher-Price – so, there really is no question about its quality as well as design ingenuity. The remote parent control mechanism is remarkable, though. 

15Surfer Girl Battery Operated Ride-On by National Products 

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Age Range: 3 to 7 years old

With 4 large and wide purple all-terrain tires and a bright pinkish red body, the Surfer Girl dune buggy is distinctly for today’s preppy little princesses who like to ride in style. Able to comfortably seat two young lasses with a total combined weight of about 130 pounds or about 59 kilograms, the Surfer Girl has a top speed of 5 miles per hour and a reverse speed of 2.5 mph. For Moms and Dads who may think that the 5 mph top speed of the Surfer Girl is too fast for their kids, they can limit the top speed to just 2.5 mph with the buggy’s high speed lockout system.

It has a realistic dashboard and comes with a variety of realistic sound effects, indicator lights, and music and melodies. It also features a drop-down tailgate perfect for make-believe loading and unloading play. The Surfer Girl runs on a 12-volt battery that has been duly tested and certified by the Underwriters Laboratories or UL so you will feel much safer about the quality, integrity, and safety of these battery systems. Here’s the catch. While the Surfer Girl is designed like a dune buggy to be used in sandy terrain, it may not have enough power to move it effortlessly in the beach, especially if you have a rather heavy driver and passenger. Nevertheless, quite a number of satisfied customers say that the Surfer Girl worked like a charm either in grassy areas or in the sand dunes of the beach.

What We Like about It – Its girlish design and styling is perfect for the young girl of today. It’s preppy and posh. Safety-wise, its high speed lockout system works real well.

How We Chose the Best Power Wheels in Our List

We had to consider the developmental appropriateness of the electric vehicle especially when taken in the light of the recommended age. We also had to look at safety and stability issues especially the battery charging mechanisms. We then looked at what other consumers are saying about the products so we are sure these are the very same toys you would give to someone you love. Then, we had to look at the company’s credibility and whether it is observing good manufacturing practices or not.

Cars For Kids and Realistic Vehicles

Electric cars are great examples of ride-on toys that are otherwise similar with pedal-powered vehicles, except for the fact that these run on battery power. Nevertheless, these playthings are excellent for helping kids develop their psychomotor skills particularly in terms of their visual motor coordination, balance, and proprioception. Flicking on switches also help enhance dexterity and master their control of fine motor movements.

More importantly, however, is these playthings’ ability to encourage role-playing and pretend play among children. This can have a significant impact in their cognitive development especially in terms of problem solving, spatial reasoning, and understanding of cause and effect relationships. These can lay the foundation for more complex thinking and reasoning skills such as critical thinking, creative thinking, counterfactual reasoning, and divergent thinking. For example, when given a particular terrain to navigate through, their brains are processing a lot of information to help them decide which path to take or whether to run over the obstacle or not. They are also processing the possible consequences of every action that they decide to take. Thus, these toys help children develop their ability to predict based on their understanding of cause and effect relationships.

When we received our driver’s license, it was the most joyous moment in our lives. It signalled our abilities and our sense of independence. The same is true with children as they drive their electric ATVs, supercars, jeeps, and trucks around the neighborhood or in the park. This helps build their sense of independence which can help boost their self-confidence. This then translates into better self-esteem. The kid’s sense of self-worth is thus, enhanced giving rise to the formation of a healthier self-concept.

Lastly, motorized vehicles for kids, when used with friends, helps greatly improve social development. They learn the value of taking turns and of sharing their vehicles with other children. When friends ride along as passengers, they learn that it is a lot more enjoyable to drive and ride in the company of friends than doing it alone. This helps foster friendships and more mutually beneficial relationships.

Safety Precautions

As with any electrical and mechanical toy, it is important that you are responsible and monitor your children’s movements when playing with motorized vehicles. Make sure you buy reputable brands, like the products featured in this list, and always stay in a safe residential area away from busy roads and cars.

The Bottom Line

Ride on toys have always been considered important in the development of a child. If you don’t want your child to tire easily, then giving him or her an electric car should be a wise decision. Let our list of the top 10 electric car review provide you with a heads-up on what to buy.

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Selina Marie is our head of content for MyKidNeedsThat.com, mum of two and a self proclaimed toy geek. When she isn't juggling the madness at home, on a school run or baking her world famous blueberry muffins, you will find her product researching and keeping the site freshly updated with the latest toys and fun for our readers!
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  1. We bought Power Wheels Dune Racer for our just turned 3 year old a couple months ago. He is very tall for his age, so I was concerned about him outgrowing the cars/trucks with dashboards and doors, so started looking at dune buggy and 4 wheel type toys and found this one. He loves it! He has given it a pretty good testing since he got it- pretty much all off-road, mud, hills, puddles, tall grass, and even a bit of snow, and it has handled very well.

  2. I bought my child a Ferrari kids electric car last year and he loves it. Lets just hope he doesn’t expect the real thing when hes 18!

  3. We bought Power Wheels Dune Racer for our just turned 3 year old a couple months ago. He is very tall for his age, so I was concerned about him outgrowing the cars/trucks with dashboards and doors, so started looking at dune buggy and 4 wheel type toys and found this one. He loves it! He has given it a pretty good testing since he got it- pretty much all off-road, mud, hills, puddles, tall grass, and even a bit of snow, and it has handled very well.

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