Best Ride On Cars in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update September 1, 2018
Does your kid dream of driving on his/her own one day? If so, purchasing a ride-on car can help make your child's dream come true much quicker. Choose among 5 best ride-on cars we've comprehensively reviewed for you and take your pick. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
RECOMMENDED AGE
CAPACITY
MAXIMUM SPEED
POWER SUPPLY
CONTROL
EXTRA FEATURES
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PROS

This copy of a Premium-class SUV is powerful enough to ride over bumps and small holes on the road, be it pavement or soil. All the installed lights (front, rear, and fog) are fully operational.

CONS

The manual might be insufficient.

OUR VERDICT

A top-quality replica of the famous Range Rover HSE is a prestigious, reliable, and safe SUV; it will be a perfect choice for a kid of 3 to 7 years. In this ride on car, every detail is considered and every trip will be an unforgettable experience.

detailed parameters
RECOMMENDED AGE

3+ years

CAPACITY

Has 2 seats but fits 1 child (and a doll, for example)

MAXIMUM SPEED

3–4 MPH

POWER SUPPLY

12V 2 Motors;
Full charge is ~8 hours;
Runtime ~45 minutes

CONTROL

Steering wheel, Pedal with the forwards/reverse gears, Remote control

EXTRA FEATURES

Seatbelt, Working lights, Opening and closing doors, Illuminated dash, MP3 player input with volume control, Sound effects

WARRANTY

12 months parts warranty, 30-day battery warranty

PROS

Two powerful engines combined with a 12V battery enable this electric sports car to gain the speed of up to 6 km/h in mere seconds.

CONS

The model is not suitable for bumpy roads since it is a lowrider.

OUR VERDICT

This car is a dream of every kid who is a fan of racing movies—it is a copy of the luxurious BMW I8 with working lights and an engine that sounds just like the real one. Your little driver will be the centre of everyone's awed attention.

detailed parameters
RECOMMENDED AGE

3+ years

CAPACITY

Up to 25 kg, fits 1 child

MAXIMUM SPEED

~6 km/h; 2 speed options (forward and reverse)

POWER SUPPLY

12V Twin motors;
Full charge is ~7 hours;
Runtime—up to 1 hour

CONTROL

Steering wheel, Pedal with the forwards/reverse gears, Remote Control

EXTRA FEATURES

Front headlights, MP3 player input with volume control, Authentic engine start-up sounds, Seatbelt

WARRANTY

12 months

PROS

There is a 3.5mm port for an MP3 player and a USB one on the dashboard so that your kid could listen to the music during the ride just the way you do.

CONS

The assembling might take a couple hours.

OUR VERDICT

This Audi ride on car will make your kid giddy with delight: it has several features that make it authentic (including a seatbelt, for example) and is easy to drive. There are also 4 colours to choose from.

detailed parameters
RECOMMENDED AGE

3+ years

CAPACITY

Up to 30 kg, fits 1 child

MAXIMUM SPEED

2 speed options (forward and reverse)

POWER SUPPLY

12V*2

CONTROL

One-button start, Remote control

EXTRA FEATURES

Seatbelt, USB socket, MP3 port, Opening doors, Lights, Power indicator

WARRANTY

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The body is made of high-duty metal with extraordinary endurance when it comes to mechanical damage; the material is corrosion resistance as well.

CONS

No light or sound effects.

OUR VERDICT

The Clifford James is a vintage ride on car that not only looks awesome but can be driven both outsides and inside the house (when the weather is not favourable for street escapades).

detailed parameters
RECOMMENDED AGE

18+ months

CAPACITY

Fits 1 child

MAXIMUM SPEED

Manual

POWER SUPPLY

None

CONTROL

Steering wheel + Feet 

EXTRA FEATURES

Racing effect detailing

WARRANTY

12 months

PROS

There is a storage compartment under the seat where the child can hide the most treasured items or a stash of sweets.

CONS

The car is rather small.

OUR VERDICT

This scaled down Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS model looks nice and has several authentic elements of a Mercedes car. It helps develop the kid's vestibular apparatus and balance. Red and white colours available.

detailed parameters
RECOMMENDED AGE

3+ years

CAPACITY

Up to 23 kg, fits 1 child

MAXIMUM SPEED

Manual

POWER SUPPLY

2 x AA batteries (not included)

CONTROL

Steering wheel + Feet; Manual control with a handle on the back

EXTRA FEATURES

Music and sound effects, Moving gearstick, Under seat storage, Speed sensor, Tachometer

WARRANTY

Amazon's 30-day return policy

Epic Play RRSWHITE

Lifelike Experience

The Kids Range Rover HSE Sport Style is a really authentic-looking battery-powered ride on car. It looks just like the original premium SUV and offers one of the widest feature sets for the kid to feel like a real driver. The doors can be opened and closed, and when the kid starts the car there is a real-sounding noise; there is a horn to warn the pedestrians that the car is coming; if your child is into music and it does not distract him or her, the MP3 player can be plugged in—there is even the volume control on the car dashboard. It is absolutely functional.

Being a car, this toy is mostly used outside—in your backyard or in the park where there are no real big cars and there is a lot of space. When your kid misbehaves during their driving, you can take the car control into your own hands with the parental remote control option; the radio remote will work as far as 20 metres from the car itself, a pretty nice distance where you can still see the child and yet grant them some resemblance to privacy for playing.

The model has two seats, like a real car, but it will hardly fit two kids, unfortunately, so the siblings will have to take turns (unless you buy each one their own car, of course). Instead, the second seat can be given to the favourite doll or a plush toy! They can be the child's companion for the ride.

Review of Epic Play RRSWHITE Kids Range Rover HSE Sport Style 12v Electric

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Turborevs JE168

For Young Racers

Now, this BMW ride on car is what you need for your kid if they are a big fan of all the Cars movies, Turbo, Speed Racer, and the likes. The BMW I8, after which this car is modelled, is a new (first introduced to the public in 2014) grand tourer sports car, and a hybrid at that, meaning the resemblance between the original and the kids' model does not end with the outer looks—they are both electric cars (well, the original is a combo of electric and gas).

The model has 12V twin motors and a whole variety of features children find absolutely necessary in their ride on cars, from horn to authentic car start roar. There is a seatbelt, the fully operational set of front lights, a port to plug in an MP3 player; the cord is supplied and any AUX-outfitted gadget can be connected to play music through the car's speakers. The two motors allow speeding up to 6 km/h, the wheels can turn left and right, go forward and reverse and if you worry about the child's safety, you can use the parental control option.

The car's capacity is up to 25 kilogrammes, making it suitable mostly for toddlers and small older children. It is a model officially approved and licensed by the BMW company, too: you'll find the BMW logo on the front and the model name on the license plate.

Review of Turborevs JE168 Licensed BMW I8 Concept Black Kids Ride On Car

 

Rebo Licensed Audi TT RS 12V

Vary Speed

The Audi TT is a compact sports car from Germany whereas this kid-sized model is sold by the UK company Rebo. However, it is certified by the Audi company to be a true replica of the original, only in a much smaller size. Working on two 12V motor and a couple of 6V 4AH batteries, it can move forward as well as backwards, and it also has two speeds—high and low. Your child will have virtually no problems using this Audi ride on car since it starts with a single button push. There are options as to control, you can let your kids drive by themselves or you can use the 2.4GHz RC to remotely move the car wherever you need, for example, to make the little misfit come back inside when it's getting dark and they still can't get enough of the playing. The front lights are working, though, so maybe let them play just a little bit more.

There is a power indicator to notify you when the car is nearing its discharge. The doors to the car can be opened and there is a seatbelt inside for your little toddler's safety and to train them in the right way of driving (i.e. abiding by the rules). The car has its own sounds but you can also connect an external device to play music in MP3 format. This ride on car with remote control will bring hours and hours of joy to your kids and you.

Review of Rebo Licensed Audi TT RS 12V Children’s Ride On Car

 

Clifford James D9699A

Retro Style

If you wish for your kid to look, feel, and be special, buying them a vintage ride on car instead of a traditional SUV or sports model is one of the steps to take. This particular model is considered suited for kids younger than 3 years old (18 months, actually) since it's not a motorized car and the little one's safety is within your reach more rather than less—the kid will have to use their own power to move the vehicle, hence they won't be able to go too fast and hurt themselves.

The car looks sleek and stylish in its silver colour. It has an operational steering wheel on a sturdy metal body that can endure most mechanical damage the kid can do to it via bumping into walls, for example. You can let the child drive it both outside in the backyard and inside the house for it does not take too much space and won't get in the way all that much. It is a very useful option for kids who love their toys and don't want to part with them—even with a bad weather, your kiddo will have their fun. It is also corrosion-resistant, however, the manufacturer does not recommend the users to leave it in the rain.

The final nice touch we'd like to draw your attention to is that this ride on car weighs only 5 kilogrammes, so carrying it to the playground for your child to play with other kids won't be a problem.

Review of Clifford James D9699A Metal Ride On Classic Racing Car

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RideStar Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS

Supercar for Superkids

This RideStar model is a Mercedes ride on car with no motors and controlled manually, by the sheer force of your child's feet. It has a moving steering wheel that forces the car to turn corners using front wheels.

The car is a scaled down version of a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, a luxury supercar that was produced from 2010 to 2015 in limited quantity. Mercedes is a famous company and this kids edition of their premium vehicle will surely make your child a centre of everyone's attention with a flock of friends to be acquired in mere hours. Even faster, if you let the little one use the compartment under the seat to store a (not so) secret stash of their favourite candies that they can share with friends or toys to play together when they get tired of riding. A useful feature indeed, if you ask us.

As we've mentioned before, this model is not one of the electric ride on cars, it has no motors, therefore, there is no high capacity battery to propel the car forward or backwards; despite that, you will still need two AA batteries to power the horn and music sounds of the car. These batteries are not supplied with the car itself, you will have to buy them additionally beforehand if you plan your kid to go play with their newest toy right out of the box.

Review of RideStar Mercedes-Benz AMG SLS Children’s Ride On SUV Car Toy

 

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Comparison of Ride On Cars

What Is a Ride On Car?

Buying a new toy for your little one is a much more responsible step than it might seem. You need to choose exciting and developing toys, after all, right? Ride-on cars are like that! Not only will they grab your child’s attention for a long while but also will help learn more about the world—you can tell tales about the world, explore the history of cars, even learn the traffic rules disguised as a game of sorts. And with the selection of models on the market, there is a whole world of possibilities: you can find almost any specific model, real and fictional, if your child is a fan of some particular movie or cartoon, for example. With a ride-on car, the kid will get a chance to spend time outdoors playing with friends, finding new ones, and enjoying his or her first driving experience, all the while getting heaps of knowledge. There are not many toys with such diverse possibilities for development.

If your little one gets hooked on driving and vehicles, they might as well enjoy RC cars later. And if they are curious about new technologies, probably, he/she would like to play with toy robots.

Best Ride On Cars

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5. Age-by-Age Guide to Toys! Parents. 

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Publish Date: 2018-01-26 12:11:46