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.
My daughter likes this car but not at the beginning. Using the remote control works well since she cannot reach the pedals yet. the only issue is that when you go forward or backward, in the low speed, it jerks quick and hard. The first time I put my daughter in it and went to drive forward that hard jerk motion scared her and I had to take her out. She was scared of it and would not get back on it for maybe two months. She is okay with the jerking now. Now I must say that she was only a year and a few months old when I bought it so she was very small. Other than that, I think it's a really good product for a really good price. I'm happy and would recommend it to others.
It’s a go-kart, which in this day and age a truly retro-way to get around. It has a seat belt, which some of the larger models do not have because they have large side doors and a windshield. The open top will make the experience of driving more enjoyable, and will bring your child closer to the road in their travels. A 45 minute battery life makes this model great for an outing to a nice wide parking lot.
* SPEED / GEARS ... There are actually 4 gears, controlled by a shifter in the middle: Low (2.5 mph), High (5 mph), Reverse and allegedly there's a Park (which i can't find, no matter how much I fiddle with the gear shifter). So realistically there's only 3 gears, though it ~really~ needs a brake or a park (while kids are loading/unloading, etc). It comes with a screw in the shifter to lock out high gear - remove the screw when your kids are ready for more speed.
I perched this car for my daughter who is 2. She loves it. It's really fun for her and I can drive her around. I have also had my niece who is 10 months in it and she loved it also. The reasons I gave it a four star is because it is very jerky and if I use the RC to drive my daughter around she can still steer the car and because of her age she drives into things if I don't stop the car completely. Overall it's a great purchase for a younger child.
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):