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):
Safety is always a concern for parents, with the Arctic Cat they can rest assured. High-speed lock-out allows them to decide when their child is ready to go from 2.5mph to 5mph and it also includes safety belts and bucket seats to ensure they stay in the car at all times. Power-lock brakes will stop the car as soon as they remove their foot from the accelerator pedal. It also offers a reverse gear for them to get themselves out of a spot of bother.
Included are two forward speeds, reverse, SD card connectivity, functioning lights, built-in tunes and wait for it fully functioning radio. This concept product is the glimpse of the future, and your loved ones will be inspired by the innovative look and great functionality that they see when they drive it. Giving your children something this futuristic might well set them on the path to working with future tech one-day!
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.
So while my kids & I have a blast with it, I still have mixed feelings because we so rarely use it. And they don't really ask for it either. It's a pain to pull out, a pain to store it, and a pain to keep charged up. I have an oversized lot (huge yard, fairly flat), yet it's not even enough, and it's frustrating for everyone as the Jeep gets stuck on a stick or a clump of grass. We have a blast taking it to the neighborhood playground, but loading it up is a chore (I have to take the rear seat out of the minivan in order to transport it). I have a feeling for many people, this is like the exercise machines that get used once or twice then get forgotten.
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.
The unrivalled cool factor to this Fisher Price buggy will be the deciding one when your toddler shows it off to their friends. It has a darker, striking look that has a bad boy feel to it, but it still has all of the great functions that other models come with. There is a speed lock for high-speed use (so that your child can’t travel faster than your preferred speed) that will keep them safe if they are beginners.
Two driving speeds are on offer, low speed for 2.5mph cruising or high speed for 5mph racing. It also offers a 2.5mph reverse gear if you need to back up. The electronic power lock braking system kicks into action as soon as their foot lifts from the pedal and the Dune racer will automatically stop. You can also lock your child out of the high speed option when they are just starting out, giving you peace of mind.
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.
The John Deere has maximum speed of 4.5 miles per hour and is a firm favorite in our list. For younger farmers-to be, this electric car 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.
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.
Instills wholesome values Perfectly replicates the feel of genuine farm equipment in a child-size version. Enables the child to have a realistic experience of farming and working the land. This is the ideal gift for any parent that may be in the farming industry themselves and want to pass on the legacy by example. It all starts in the imagination of the child.
Before motorcycles and trucks, start the little ones off with a car sure to drive them wild. Our 12V Ride On Sports Car in pink is sure to attract all the other little neighbors to your driveway. Designed with both manual and remote-control steering, this ride-on allows you to take control to ensure safety. While you steer, your little one can enjoy preset music or tunes streamed through an AUX cord. For a more mature style, view the 12V Ride On Mercedes S63 Coupe Car in all black. All the kids will be offering your rider their juice boxes for a turn in this luxury vehicle. This ride-on comes with more realistic features, like a working radio, MP3 player, and LED lights. It even makes real engine sounds!
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.
Power Wheels - the only way to ride. Is your wanna-be driver looking to gain some behind-the-wheel confidence? We’ve got just the right Power Wheels vehicles—and so many new ways to ride—to empower them to hit the road! Kids at our Fisher-Price Play Lab put these vehicles to the test, so you can feel good giving your kid the thrill of independence as they drive off in in their very own ride-on car, truck or ATV. These battery-powered riding toys are built for hours of fun and endless backyard adventures for toddlers to more experienced drivers!