The new trend over bicycles is these driveable toy cars and other children motorized vehicles in the market. But we always want to choose only the best for our kids, so we’ve done our research to come up with this list of the best ride on toys for older kids in 2017.
Comparison of the Top-Rated Ride On Toys Vehicles For Older Kids
Fisher-Price Power Wheels Dune Racer
This all-terrain electric riding vehicle is so much like the real thing if it weren’t made of plastic. Designed with four bigger power wheels than most toy rides out there it can run through most obstacles in the way so you can forget about worries of tripping. It can drive forward and reverse and has a power lock brake system for safety. It’s a good big kid car as it has a weight limit of 130lbs which should make it good for 7-year-old kids depending on your kid’s height and built. May customers say it’s definitely a smart buy.
Razor Ground Force Electric Go-Kart
If you’re buying something more into the theme of a racing sport, here’s a high quality ride on toy for big kids that can carry up to 140lbs in weight, making it great for 8-year-old kids and even good for teens. This battery operated Go-Kart gives up to 40 minutes of continuous riding time with a max speed of 12 kmp for some racy fun. It’s gathered 5-star rating reviews because it’s fun even for adults watching their kids, wanting to get on it and have some fun themselves.
BMW i8 Concept 6-volt Electric Ride-On Car
Stroll the mall or the park feeling like the cool parents of a celebrity kid as your baby drives around in this BMW concept car for toddler kids. It’s one cheap children ride on toy that doesn’t look cheap at all. For who would look cheap on a BMW right? It comes with an MP3 cable too for your own MP3 player and your own playlist. It’s a wonderful toy for your kid at an affordable cost. Real cars for kids now come with prestige with designs like this.
Razor Pocket Mod Miniature Euro Electric Scooter
When it comes to awesome rides for 10-year-old kids and older Razor is one of the best brands with beautiful designs to offer at the best price. They’re so great you’d wish they’d make one for adults (the young at heart). This vintage themed scooter can run at 15mph so kids this age won’t get bored but still ride safely. One 12hour charge is good for about 40minutes of continuous fun on the ride. It’s a great gift to get that doesn’t hurt your budget.
Razor E100 Electric Scooter
This scooter is recommended for kids who are looking for more sport and adventure rather than just a flashy electronic toy car. It’s probably because they’ve hit that age when they want to show off more skill and independence. Razor brings this good quality electric scooter that has received many great customer reviews for its design, speed, durability and it’s fit for kids over 8yrs old.
Razor Dirt Quad for ages 8 and up
Electric cars for kids age 10 and up are not too trendy with kids this age. Scooters and motors tend to be more popular because of their level of activity and independence. And if they’re up for something more close to a realistic motor adventure, this miniature dirt quad is as realistic as they can get. With its sturdy realistic design, it’s easy to see why it’s a top-rated electric ride vehicle. Plus any review you read speaks well of the Razor brand.
SWAGTRON T1 – UL 2272 Certified Hoverboard
“It’s a hoverboard. You’re floating on the road. You have to buy it.” Your 10 yr. old Kid would argue with you. If you plan to purchase it for yourself excitedly imagining making those Star wars scenes a reality, but you’ll probably need some practice at first. That’s unless you’re naturally gifted with great balance and coordination.
Kids tend to be natural with it. But you need not worry about practice with its two modes: one for learning and the other for standard use. The Swagtron tends to stand out in comparison to others out there in the market because it is UL certified for global safety standards and lasts for a 12-mile range on one charge, plus sports a sleek design.
This hoverboard definitely gives you the feels of heading into the future. Many reviews by customers commend it for its design and really like that it is equipped with led lights and Bluetooth speakers. And because it’s self-balancing kids (and adults) get to enjoy it right away with no hassle for practice. The charge also tends to last longer based on reviews, some mentioned how a 2-hour charge lasted for 3 days of use.
Peg Perego Polaris Slingshot Ride On
What’s more fun for kids than being able to enjoy their new toy with their best bud? This two seater ride gives them BFF/sibling time to enjoy together, while also hopefully learning to take turns on the wheel. It has a sturdy build for two kids up to 130lbs and is designed with a realistic design themed to the Polaris slingshot down to the windshield, rollbars, wheels and MP3 holder.
Mobo Toddler’s Ergonomic Three Wheeled Cruiser Ride On
This classic and classy looking ride-on is not electric. And it’s perfect for make sure your kids get exercise to use all that energy up before bed time. Though themed as a classic cruiser, this trike-cart has a unique rear-wheel steering that can also be reversed. No worries about getting the chain stuck either since it’s designed without a chain. It’ll grow with your young one too, as it features an adjustable seat and frame.
All the way from the great grandparents, it’s been passed down: “It’s all fun and games until someone gets hurt”, so as always safety first. And while it’s great to have reliable brands for toys and built-in safety features but on top of that, it is still best to ride with safety gear and make sure your children are aware of safety precautions.
Even when there is no balancing required, make sure your kids use protective head gear. And the right one that has a snug perfect fit (not loose) and is certified with a CPSC sticker. Buying just anything in the market, defeats the purpose of having protective head gear if you don’t get the right one. Also, note that head injuries come at the top when it comes to disabling injuries.
Shink Guards, Knee Pads, Elbow Pads, Wrist Guards and Gloves aren’t as critical but they at least allow your kids to have a little more adventure without ending up with so many scratches all over and also help with grip and control to some extent. And if you’re opting for a more open ride like a scooter, giving them the complete gear will be even more important as they would be more exposed to the risk of injury.
Just as with choosing head gear, make it worth it (not just a costume). Choose material that is soft and make sure the gear fits your kid/s well. So have fun, let them explore and have their own adventures, but do what you can to still keep them as safe as possible with the right gear.