Best Pedal Cars

Updated October 2020
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Pedal cars are similar to go-carts, although they have no motor – it’s up to the personal pedalling to control the speed. Pedal cars debuted soon after real cars took to the streets, as a vehicle anyone could drive (and could more ably afford). The first main difference in models is the age they are geared toward, with pedal cars for young kids being plastic, low to the ground, unable to go too fast, and very safe and durable. These are meant for evenly paved ground. Those for older children to adults are more built for racing, sit higher, usually are built from metal parts, and can travel over rougher terrain. Pedal car prices range from $50 to $300.

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