Handles well on both paving and grass. Dual seats accommodate friends or siblings. Generous weight limit and roomy interior suit kids up to the age of seven. Sturdy frame can take a bit of abuse. High speed lockout option helps keep younger kids safe. Large storage bin for take-alongs. Available in multiple colors and character prints.
No doors mean passengers can easily jump out while it's in motion.
Lifelike sound effects, chrome "mags", pretend seatbelts, a detailed dashboard, and a radio with preset songs deliver an extra touch of novelty. Rugged wheels hold their own on grass and uneven surfaces. High speed lockout and automatic braking system keep the younger crowd safe. Passenger seat for friends, siblings, or a favorite stuffed animal.
Doors don't open. Wheels could do with a tad more grip.
Push button controls are a breeze to master. Low body makes it easy for toddlers to get on and off without assistance. Appropriate maximum speed for younger children. Front storage compartment allows kids to bring tiny treasures along for the ride. Hassle-free assembly. Sturdy and durable. Cute character prints offer a bit of extra kid-appeal.
Doesn't reverse. Wheels tend to skid in grass, but do eventually gain traction.
Fast enough for fun, but not overly speedy. Hood opens up, revealing a convincing play engine underneath. Spacious truck bed for storage. Large wheels navigate most surfaces without a hitch. Braking system automatically kicks in when kids take their foot off the pedal. Runs in both forward and reverse. Good battery life.
The doors don't open. Some owners found assembly a bit tricky.
Monster Track drive system takes on just about any terrain, including wet grass, dirt, bumps, and ditches. Wide, low body is sturdy and safe. Two seats allow a lucky passenger to come along for the ride. Generous weight capacity and a durable metal frame accommodate older kids. Forward and reverse.
Assembly can be a challenge. Takes a while to reach a full charge.
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Power Wheels are the ultimate toy for a lot of younger kids — a battery-powered car that drives like their parents’ car but is just their size is hard to resist. There are a wide variety of Power Wheels available, from four-wheelers that are more like bikes to Jeep-style cars and mini-SUVs and trucks. Some are even branded with favorite children’s characters. Maximum speeds range from 2-5 mph, with Power Wheels that are designed for slightly older children having maximum speeds closer to 5 mph. Some have reverse capabilities, while others do not. All feature a rechargeable battery to keep the fun going day after day.
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