Besides its brilliant resemblance to the real Mercedes CLA45, this electric toy car has a 2.4 Ghz long range parental remote control with the oh-so-very-smart stop functionality for when small tiger takes a wrong turn. Included for the drivers pleasure is a fully functional MP3 player with inputs from SD micro cards, iPhone and iPod alike. This electric car for kids has it all!
* TURNING RADIUS ... isn't great, probably 6-8 feet. You really need a lot of flat space to use this. And this is heavy & bulky to take to the park or something like that. You could throw it in a pickup truck fairly easily, but it's too bulky to transport easily in a minivan, crossover, or sedan. If you don't have a big flat yard, or a school/park right next door, think twice.
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.
* 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.
New POWerwheel lacing technology tilts the balance in your favor, by using 24 spokes for high-torque pulling power, and reducing the drag of the retarding spokes by only using 12 of them. Since you have half again as many pulling spokes, you gain a 50% power increase right there...but that's not all! By reducing the number of wasteful retarding spokes by 1/3, you get another 33.333333314% more effective power, for a total power increase of 83.333333314%!
A 12-volt battery which is rechargeable. A working FM radio, MP3 Jack so your children can rock on as they navigate the back yard, and with a truck bed that offers a tailgate that lifts and lowers Add to that pretend seat belts makes this is the ultimate ride-on for your wannabe driver. It has two drive speeds at 2.5mph when your kid is still learning to 5mph for when he is ready for more speed, it also offers a 2.5mph reverse speed.
The car is cute and has fun music and we enjoyed the settings to make the car remote or manually controlled. Really had no problems until recently when our car just randomly stopped holding a charge and would no longer drive. It’s been less than a year with minimal use and always stored indoors. Tried contacting the selling for help troubleshooting or to get a replacement part and they said they don’t do either of those things and since it’s been over 60 days we are out of luck unless we want to buy a brand new car. Would have hoped they would try to be more help. Disappointing for a toy this expensive to work less than a year.
The Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler from Fisher-Price promotes a basic understanding of cause & effect as kids learn how to power the vehicle and make it go forward, back, steer, stop and start it up again. This easy-to-drive 4-wheeler helps build gross motor skills as kids cruise around the yard, on the sidewalk, or down the driveway – and stop safely when they take their foot off the pedal. Beginners start at a fun but safe 2.5 mph in forward and reverse – and when they’re ready, adults can move them up to 5 mph in the forward direction by removing the high speed lock-out.
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