Electric ride-on cars are becoming more and more popular. They’re an unusual gift for the child who has everything. Used responsibly, they’re surprisingly safe.
Battery powered toy cars like these used to only be bought for older children. Most of them are labelled as being for older age groups. However lots of parents have started buying electric ride-on cars for 2 year olds. Here’s my round up of the best cars for toddlers.
Electric Ride-on Toy Cars reviewed in this article
|Mercedes Benz Maybach S650 Cabriolet|
|Audi TT RS Electric Ride On Car|
|HOMCOM Mercedes Benz GLA Ride On Car|
|Disney FEBER Cars McQueen Quad|
|Disney Princess Horse & Carriage Electric Ride On|
Mercedes Benz Maybach S650 Cabriolet
If the concept of an electric car for 2 year olds wasn’t exciting enough, then how about adding even more wow factor with this absolutely luxurious Maybach! In case you don’t know the brand, here is where you can learn more about Maybach.
This ride-on car is powered by a 12V rechargeable battery and comes complete with charger. It’s easy to charge and the car is operational for about one hour.
2 year olds can drive the car forwards, backwards using 3 speeds – or you can use the remote control to move it for them.
This classic car for 2 year olds has twin motors, accelerator, real flashing lights, horn, seat belt, 3 speed settings, MP3 input cable, battery level indicator, instructions, sound effects when you start it and a horn button.
It’s extremely well made and confirms to various toy safety standards. I love the attention to detail which make it look really realistic as a luxurious car.
This ride-on electric car is available in black, blue, red and white. It is suitable for 2 year olds and older children.
Audi TT RS Electric Ride On Car + remote control
This Audi TT RS is a very impressive car for 2 year old children and above.
It’s a convertible sports car, sure to impress children and parents alike. It comes with a parental remote control, 2 forward speeds, 12V rechargeable battery, opening door, UK battery charger, sound effects, real working front LED headlights, wing mirrors, forward and reverse gearbox, user manual, music and horn (controlled from the steering wheel) and MP3 player connection. As you can see, this is a full options car!
The car has 2 speed settings: slow and fast (up to 5km/hour). 2 year olds should obviously stick with slow!
Children who are tall enough to ready the pedals can drive this electric ride-on car themselves. Parents can control it using the remote for smaller children (i.e. most 2 year olds). The remote control can also be used to override the child’s driving, which is a useful safety feature.
This ride-on toy car is suitable for children from 2 years old up to 30kg. It’s not small and measures about 1m long by 61cm wide, with plenty of legroom for the child as they get older. It comes in shiny black.
The only thing that would make this electric ride-on car more impressive would be if it was a genuine Audi. But that would make it a lot more expensive.
HOMCOM Mercedes Benz GLA Ride On Car
This genuine Mercedes ride on car for 2 year olds is beautifully made. Unlike some other Mercedes-like electric rides, it’s an official licensed Mercedes-Benz and has the badge to prove it.
You get all the features that you expect from a top of the range electric ride-on car. There’s a 4-channel remote control allowing parents to control the car, 6V battery with UK charger, push button start, MP3 player input, sound effects, music, horn, seat belt, forward and reverse gear stick, 6V motor, working headlights, wing mirrors , volume control, etc.
Unusually, this ride-on car is described as being for children from age 3 year olds. This means that it’s very clearly aimed at a “mature” toddlers but in practice it should be also ideal for 2 year olds. It’s about 1m long and 0.6m wide. It won’t be too big for them, but it does mean that it won’t be suitable as the child gets older.
This electric Mercedes-style car also featured in this article is bigger and suitable for children up to 30kg. Choosing the right size electric ride-on car is a bit of a balancing act. You want to get a 2 year old a car where they can reach the pedals, but it’s an expensive toy and needs to last too.
Disney FEBER Cars McQueen Quad
The Disney FEBER Cars McQueen Quad is an electric ride-on quad bike that is definitely more of a toy than most of the cars in this article. It’s also much cheaper and aimed at a different end of the market.
The quad bike is fun, friendly-looking and doesn’t take itself too seriously. Its friendly design will appeal to 2 year olds and it’s nice and safe to ride.
It’s suitable for children aged 12 months and over (up to 20KG).
This ride-on quad bike doesn’t have features such as a remote control or working headlights, but it’s still a great buy and very popular.
Disney Princess Horse & Carriage Electric Ride On
For a more feminine electric ride on toy for a 2 year old girl, here’s a popular Disney Princess Horse & Carriage Electric Ride On.
This battery-powered tricycle is surprisingly robust and is very steady and well balanced. It’s licensed by Disney and is decorated with the princes stickers. It’s a beautiful, unique toy for your young princess.
The ride-on tricycle is powered by a 6V rechargeable battery and comes complete with charger. The foot pedal accelerator has an automatic brake. The maximum speed is 3km/hour which is perfect speed for a 2 year old.
Predatour Smart 6v Electric Kids Ride on Car with Remote
The Predatour Smart Electric Ride on Car is a happy medium between the more toy-like ride-ons and the more expensive electric cars in this article. It has all the features that 2 year old could want in an electric ride-on car, but doesn’t take itself quite so seriously. The cost is certainly less eye-watering than some, too.
It has real working headlights, MP3 player connection, 6V battery with charger and a single motor. There’s a parental remote control, musical steering wheel, wing mirrors and forward/reverse gears.
This battery powered ride-on car is suitable for 2 years olds and upwards, up to 25kg. It measures 0.96m by 0.62m and is mid-sized for a ride-on car for this age group.
Which is the best electric ride-on toy car for 2 year olds?
Everyone knows that you get what you pay for. This applies to electric ride-on toy cars as much as everything else.
If you have money to burn then I’d probably go for the Mercedes-Benz S650. I love the idea of a 2 year old having a genuine Mercedes – guaranteed wow factor! However the Audi TT RS and Mercedes ride on car are great contenders too, at a much lower price.
Of course not everyone’s budgets will stretch to such high end electric ride-on cars. If you’re on a budget then the Disney FEBER Cars McQueen Quad is great for boys.
The Disney Princess Horse & Carriage Electric Ride On is excellent for 2 year old girls. The Predatour heads up the middle range of the market and has a good balance of features without being too expensive.
Have you bought an electric ride-on car for a 2 year old? Which one did you choose and was it a good buy? Please let me know in the comments below.