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.
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):
Help develop your child's imagination with the Yellow Kidtrax CAT Bulldozer Ride-On. The direct connect charging system makes it easy to get back to work. The 6V battery-powered ride-on tractor has a realistic design with a sturdy working dump bucket and rubber traction strip tires, which makes for an exciting experience as children roll across the landscape to pick up a load.
* WEIGHT ... It's heavy, about 55 pounds. You have to lift it, it's very difficult for an adult to "drive" it. We have stairs to our front porch, which makes this really difficult to move & store. And it's longer & taller than necessary (the front bumper & the roll bars add several inches to the dimensions), and there's no handles, no good place to lift it. If you try lifting it by the roll bars, they will break.
* 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.
Don't leave your youngest behind, let your toddlers have time on the road with one of many riding toys from Academy Sports + Outdoors designed for tiny tots. Smaller and slower in design, our riding toys for toddlers allow your littlest ones to drive along in vehicles featuring their favorite characters, such as Lightning McQueen from Cars, Anna and Elsa from Frozen and Disney Princesses. Made from durable plastic, our toddler ride-on toys can withstand the wear and tear of everyday use and are made to keep your mini roadster safe. With reliable wheels, these riding toys offer great traction on multiple surfaces, allowing them to drive through dirt, on pavement and even grass, providing a fun toy that can be used almost anywhere. Keep the outdoor fun going with bouncy trampolines or roll down the street with a pair of in-line skates and roller skates.
Now that we’ve summed up the qualities of the best and we’d like to take a moment to let you know how educational these toys can be. Children need to have a wide range of social and life experiences in their younger ages so that they are well adapted and can take on the world without fear. Purchasing one of these toys for your kids will give you the option to teach them so many different things:
This jeep is great. Took a few hours to put together by myself but I was a bit distracted by the tv so I think it could've gone more quickly had I applied myself. My son loves it but the best part is that I fall just under the weight restrictions so after all those years as a child of wanting one of these, I can finally FINALLY live my dream and drive it around myself. LOVE IT!
* WHEELS ... Are hard plastic, they slip easily. No worse than any other model, but it basically doesn't work at all in our yard, too many slopes. The ideal surface for this is flat astroturf, but it works well on a flat parking lot. It slips on our wood deck (no traction). It also slips on even slightly damp grass, on uneven grass or tall grass, and uphill.