When buying these items, it is also important to watch at the level and complexity of assembly that is required before your small one can safely run the car. Some cars require only quick assembly while others require extensive assembly which is going to consume a lot of time. There are certain these kids toys that come pre-assembled and you will only need to fix the seats and steering wheel.
Another factor we took into account is the authenticity of the product.  We want to remain culturally relevant, whether it is using a keyed-ignition for the design or a push-button starter, a manual or automatic stick shift.  Whatever a child witnesses in their everyday life with Mom and Dad, or other adults on TV, we wanted it to reflect in our products — the look and the feel! Who wouldn’t want the authentic chrome-look of wheels on a Ford F-150 truck?
A realistic looking car with working doors, clear windshield, dashboard, windows and side-view mirrors that can fold. The headlights are working LEDs and the car makes engine sounds and has a horn. It also offers an MP3 connector so they can travel in style listening to their favorite tunes on their speakers. They can even take their coolies with them storing them safely in the cup holders.
This BMW is amazing to say the least. This licensed electric toy car for kids has it all! Imagine watching your smaller one not only carry his own set of car keys, but actually using them to start up his very own, too-real-for-words, licensed BMW X6 . Yup, you guessed it! This electric car ride-on sports a genuine functioning key-activated start up.
The kid’s vehicle should also be able to smoothly simulate the driving experience of the grown-up vehicles. Another important feature to look out for when you are buying one of these is the how they are run. These vehicles are generally powered by electric batteries and as a result, the issue of battery life comes into play. The size of the motor as well as the strength will have a direct impact on the speed at which your tot will be able to control the motorized vehicle for kids. Size is generally an indicator of the battery life for the electric cars for kids. Batteries with higher voltage can support higher speeds.
Let them explore their more adventurous side in this safe durable easy to drive ride-on. It has an automatic brake which will kick in as soon as their foot is off the accelerator, two speed shifter and a reverse gear which will hit a top speed of 5mph even on grass. The speed lock-out allows parents to decide when they are ready to gear up to max speed.
Give your toddler the ultimate muscle car in the Fisher-Price Power Wheels Ford Mustang Car. It has all the lifelike features of the Boss Mustang with the shiny “chrome” wheels, bucket seats, running horse grille and dashboard styling that rivals the real thing.  It also offers radio tunes and life like motor sounds as well as room enough for two to drive along.
Creativity– one last aspect that must not be underestimated is the imaginative power of play time. Your kids will be making up their own stories about going on adventures to foreign lands, and helping your kids along with some props or atmosphere will be a great idea toencourage them. You can start them off on a treasure hunt that you have designed for their birthday or Christmas, and let them collect clues and trivia along the way. Joining in on this play is another idea to let your toddler act out social roles and get them ready for driving and taking on the real world.

After comparing a half dozen of these motorized ride-on toys, we discovered they are VERY similar, the main differences being the style (truck, car, tractor, etc). For example, I have complaints about the quality of this Fisher Price Jeep, but in fact it's higher quality than some of the other units we compared (even more expensive ones). So a lot of these comments apply equally to all Fisher Price motorized toys (and even some other brands as well):
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