When I was a child, my grandpapa bought me a toy limousine, and my father used it to teach me traffic rules. It meant the most to me, and I will never forget how much fun it was playing with other kids. However, with the pandemic ravaging the social structure that we are used to, kids spend more time indoors and not out playing with other kids as much as they used to. Even when they meet up, social distancing is still a requirement. What better way for kids to play better together while socially distanced than with remote-controlled cars. Let us look at the best RC cars for kids for maximum fun within the current health restrictions.

Best RC Cars for Kids

Kids have heroes that they look up to. They have dreams, too, of who they wish to be and the cars they would love to drive. There are different car models to fit each child's desires of the car they would love to drive in future.

1. RC Trucks

RC trucks are the best for exploring rough terrain and impossible environments. A monster truck is meant to conquer the impossible and overcome any off-road challenges. If there is a chance of playing outdoors, remote control trucks are what you should go for.

i) BEZGAR Remote Control Monster Truck

BEZGAR TB141 RC Cars-1:14 Scale Remote Control Car, 2WD High Speed 20 Km/h All Terrains Electric Toy Off Road RC Car Vehicle Truck Crawler with Two Rechargeable Batteries for Boys Kids and Adults
  • 【ABS CHASSIS AND REINFORCED BODY FRAME】The whole chassis of the remote control car is built of ABS plastic and the main body is made of aluminum alloy material. These properties give the truck a longer life span by making it more collision resistant.
  • 【STABLE PERFORMANCE FEATURE】This is a Toy Grade RC car. The 1/14 scale makes it easier to control. It can reach speeds up to 20 km/h at full speed with a powerful built-in brushed motor. Its powerful performance makes this RC car an ideal toy for boys and girls of 8 years old and above. Adults can also have a good time for sure.
  • 【NO DELAY RTR REMOTE CONTROLLER】The easy-to-use 2.4GHz non-interference remote controller makes the car ready to run without interference enabled by its anti-jamming features. The radio control distance is about 50 meters. It is a great off-road monster truck for indoor and outdoor use.
  • 【USB CHARGER AND TWO BATTERIES】The USB charger for the battery is convenient to charge and has several functions such as overcharge protection and short circuit protection. You will experience longer and uninterrupted gaming time with the two original battery packs.
  • 【PERFECT GIFT FOR KIDS】A cool toy grade RC car gift for boys and girls which serves as an ideal gift for birthdays on many occasions. If you are looking for an exciting and extra cool present, you will love our radio controlled cars. Racing with family or friends is always exciting and everyone can enjoy in the sheer pleasure with BEZGAR.

A monster truck is made to power through impossible terrain. Therefore, it needs to have a body that can overcome anything thrown at it. BEZGAR RC car does not disappoint. The car comprises ABS plastic on the chassis and aluminum alloy material to reinforce the whole body frame. The RC car body has better collision resistance which increases the life of the toy. The car has a top speed of 24 kilometers per hour and is the best remote control car for racing in unlikely terrain. The car can achieve incredible speed thanks to the powerful inbuilt brushed motor. The RC vehicle has no rivals in having fun on the road because of the radio control distance of 50 meters, with no delay on the RTR remote control. The remote has a 2.48 GHz frequency and has a non-jamming function that starts it off instantly.

The car is powered via rechargeable batteries that use a USB charger. The batteries have overcharge protection and short circle protection. The RC car has four realistic LED headlights that make it fun to play in the dark. The forward, reverse and breaking remote has simple controls that are easy to use even for beginners.

  • Pros
  • Suitable for off-road terrain and impossible landscapes.
  • Can reach speeds of up to 24 kph.
  • Two rechargeable batteries.
  • Charges via a USB cable.
  • Fifty meters radio control distance.
  • The collision-resistant RC trucks are made of ABS plastic and aluminum alloy frame.
  • Rubber tires for smooth and hard surfaces.
  • Shock absorbers to protect electronic components.
  • Cons
  • The remote control uses three aa batteries that are bought separately and need replacement once depleted.
  • It would help if you had a port that is compatible with the USB charging cable.

ii) Maisto RC Rock Crawler

Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Extreme Radio Control Vehicle, Colors may vary
  • Front and rear articulated suspension, perfect for rugged off-road action
  • 3 powerful motors, two for driving and one for steering
  • Tri-channel transmitter allows for three people to play simultaneously with their other Maisto radio control vehicles
  • Lightweight, tough vac-formed body
  • Requires 6 AA and 3 AAA batteries

Maisto is an extreme radio control vehicle with front and rear articulated suspension that is good for rugged off-road terrain. The remote control car has three very powerful motors; one for steering and two for driving. The steering motor makes Maisto a good race car for maneuvering bends and corners that other cars would find challenging.

The Maisto RC monster truck takes playing together to new levels because of the tri-channel transmitter that allows three other cars to be controlled remotely. The body of the RC car is lightweight yet very strong at the same time. The RC truck uses 6 AA batteries, and the remote uses 3 AAA batteries.

  • Pros
  • Comes in different colors to choose from.
  • Has three motors, two for driving and one for steering.
  • Good for both flat surfaces and hard terrain.
  • Has a tri-channel transmitter for other Maisto drivers to connect to.
  • Cons
  • The batteries are not rechargeable.

2. RC Stunt Car

Imagine the things you would do if your car could do anything. Well, RC stunt cars can achieve any creation of your kid's mind. The cars are flexible and can achieve maneuvers that most RC cars can not remotely attempt.

i) ORRENTE Stunt Car

Remote Control Car, ORRENTE RC Cars Stunt Car Toy, 4WD 2.4Ghz Double Sided 360° Rotating RC Car with Headlights, Kids Xmas Toy Cars for Boys/Girls (Green)
  • 360° ROTATING STUNT: Double sides running, moving forward, backward, turning left, right, 360 degree tumbling flip for different playing experience on this electric remote control stunt car. You can control the rc cars for kids in any direction with its remote controller.
  • 2.4GHZ ANTI-INTERFERENCE CONTROL: With 2.4GHz interference-free control frequency, the high speed 7KMH rc toy car enables multiple rc stunt cars to race together at the same time and place for about 40 meters remote control.
  • 4 ORIGINAL BATTERIES: Equipped with two 3.7V 500 mAh rechargeable batteries for remote control truck, supporting this rc cars for boys playing about 22 mins for each battery. And attaches with two 1.5V AA batteries for rc controller, making this racing RC vehicle ready to run when you receive 2.4Ghz rc racing car.
  • 2 MOTORS AND COOL HEADLIGHT: Featured with 2 motors and LED lights, 1/28 scale 4WD rechargeable car toy runs fast, and it will be bright when moving in the day and night. Creating endless fun to kids.
  • SHOCKPROOF OFF ROAD CAR: Designed with anti-crash duable tires, rc rock crawler car fits for indoor and outdoor like sandy beach, wetlands, grasslands, etc. Equipped with flexible wheels, the race toy car allows high speed and better flexibility, being a perfect RC Car Christmas gift or birthday gift for kids.

ORRENTE RC monster truck can do anything. The truck can move backwards, forwards, do a 360 degree tumbling flip for unmatched gaming experiences and endless possibilities. The remote control of the RC car has an anti-interference feature which makes it possible for multiple remote-controlled cars to race without the signals jamming each other. The remote control will work perfectly within 40 meters, which is a large enough zone to perform more than enough tricks with the RC car.

The stunt RC models are equipped with 500mAh rechargeable batteries that pack a 3.7V output. Each battery can last about 22 minutes. The remote control uses 1.5 V AA batteries. The RC cars feature two headlights for racing during the day or night. The car has tires that can run on the beach, grass, house and any surfaces.

  • Pros
  • Powered by two AA batteries, with each rechargeable battery giving off 3.7 V of power.
  • The stunt RC vehicles can have a 360-degree tumbling flip, which gives them an advantage over other RC cars.
  • Two LED headlights for use in a low light situation
  • Durable anti-skid tires for use on the beach, grass, a rough terrain.
  • Anti-interference signal that makes it possible for more than two RC cars to race at the same time.
  • Cons
  • The toys are not suitable for young children under the age of 8 years.

3. RC Police Car

The police are our heroes in movies and real life. They always catch the bad guys. If this character inspires your kid, then there are cars just for them.

i) KidiRace Remote Control Police Car

KidiRace Remote Control Police Car Toy with Lights and Sirens for Boys - Rechargeable Cop Car - Durable RC Police Car Toy for Kids 3 Years and Up
  • EASY TO USE - The kid-friendly controls, the fast response,Tight Turning Radius and the non-slip rubber wheels of this remote control car allows you to easily maneuver the cop cruiser as you race your friends or go solo to practice your skills
  • 2.4 GHz TECHNOLOGY - With this latest remote technology you can race multiple cars (up to 6) in the same area without interference, it also gives it a longer remote control range and faster response
  • CONVENIENTLY RECHARGEABLE - Our remote control police car has a built-in rechargeable battery that can be recharged with a standard mini USB (USB and wall plug Included). Once charged, the RC Car offers up to 30 MINUTES OF DRIVING TIME
  • REALISTIC LIGHTS & SOUNDS - The remote control car features realistic emergency lights as well as realistic sounds such as a horn, siren and revving engine
  • 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE - We want you to be completely satisfied! If you have any problems with your Police RC Car, just let us know and we'll make it right

KidRace offers entry-level vehicles that kids can use from 3 years old. This feature is special because the age limit for most RC cars is eight years old. The car has a fast response and a tight corner ability, just like a police vehicle should be. The other bad guys with their RC cars will not get away because the police car has a decent speed. Non-slip rubber wheels give you a good grip on the road to maneuver as you race other cars.

The RC car will perform well when driven around other RC models because of the signal that can handle up to six other car remotes without jamming. The car will therefore have a faster response than other race cars. The cop car has realistic sounds and flashing lights to let the bad guys know who is around. A revving engine and sirens will put other RC cars back to their place.

  • Pros
  • The remote control cars have thrilling features, including a revving engine, flashlights and a siren.
  • Kids from the age of 3 can drive the RC car.
  • The signal will not be jammed by other remote control vehicles.
  • The car can maneuver tight bends and has a fast response, giving your kid fine motor skills.
  • Cons
  • The RC car is more suited for a flat surface.

4. Fire Truck

Firewomen and men are some of the most inspiring lots in society. They save lives. A fireman is a true hero who exists in real life and is relatable to your child. A toy like a fire truck will help your child approach life from an empathetic point of view.

i) Liberty Rescue Fire Engine Toy Truck

Liberty Imports RC Rescue Fire Engine Toy Truck - Radio Control RC Fire Truck with Working Water Pump Shoots and Squirts Water
  • R/C Radio Control Fire Truck w/ Siren Sounds & Flashing Lights teaches children about the emergency services through play. Now you can be a fire fighter with your very own fire truck!
  • Young firefighters save the day with this cool real working pumper truck that blasts water over 10 feet with the press of a button on the remote. With flashing emergency lights and realistic siren sounds it will feel like the real thing!
  • Full Function Remote Control: Forward, Reverse, Stop, Left, Right, Spray Water. Remote-Control Lights & Sounds Pumper Fire Truck features realistic lights and siren, adjustable front wheels, rubber tires and water reservoir.
  • Dimensions: 12" (L) x 6" (H) x 5" (W) ; ASTM Safety Tested and Certified
  • 4 "AA" Batteries Required (NOT included) ; Recommended Ages 3 and Up

The liberty RC truck is the closest to reality a toy truck will ever come. The RC truck has a working water pump that shoots water. The RC truck has flashing lights and sirens that mimic real fire trucks. The trucks have full function remote controls which enable forward, reverse movement and adjust front wheels. You can light up the flashlights and sirens using the remote control. The water shoot can also be remotely controlled. The powerful motor in the truck is run by 4 AA batteries that enable the truck to power through as it goes for the save.

  • Pros
  • The truck has sturdy construction to hold the huge body and the water inside.
  • Mimicks the real-life fire truck through the features that include sirens, flashlights, and water shots.
  • The RC truck can be used by younger children from the age of 3 upwards, unlike other models.
  • The two-wheel-drive truck is powered by 4 AA batteries that give it enough power to cruise at a decent speed.
  • Kids play can be inspiring by making sense of the real-life situations in the games the children play.n
  • Cons
  • The RC truck works best only on flat surfaces.

5. RC Buggies

Buggies are the most sporty cars with adrenaline working together with gas to achieve only greatness. In this case, adrenaline with lithium-ion batteries. If your kids want to play rough in the mud and hard terrain to test their skills, then buggies are the best RC cars for them.

i) HAIBOXING All Terrain Remote Control Car

HAIBOXING Remote Control Car,1:12 Scale 4x4 RC Cars Protector 38+ KM/H Speed, 2.4G All-Terrain Off-Road Truck Toy Gifts for Boys and Adults Included Two Rechargeable Batteries Provide 40+ Min Playtime
  • 【Ideal Remote control car】Accelerated by 390 motor and 7.4V powerful batteries, this RC car reaches speed at 38KM/H and 260 feet radio control range. Our Protector remote control car permits an over 30 mins playtime with two rechargeable batteries supplied in the gift box, ideal large RC truck for family off-road racing fun.
  • 【RC trucks 4x4 off road waterproof 】Full proportional 2.4GHz radio controlled system performs with no signal interference. IPX4 waterproof electronics feature anti-block, overcurrent , and low voltage cutoff protection. It will cast a spell on users at different ages, a perfect remote control car for boys and adults.
  • 【4WD all terrain】Four wheel drive chassis employs metal diff., ball bearings, high grip tires, full scale roll cage , four top LEDs and serviceable spare wheel with which it make it look like attractive RC crawlers. Sand, concrete surface, beaches, on-road and off-road terrains are all accessible by this RC buggy.
  • 【RC Hobby Car Fullfilment】This RC vehicle is built by a Hobby RC Car manufacturer with 15 years experience in specialized technological fullfilment with electric cars ,nitro rc cars, and gas powered rc cars. This remote control truck has a good combination of refined materials and exquisite design in finest workmanship.
  • 【Handsome X-mas gifts】This radio control car will please if you are seeking holiday gifts for kids and adults. Putting aside Smartphone ,our RC off road car grow kids interest and develop their manual abilities better than toy RC cars. All service parts are available on Amazon, our customer support team stand by 24/7.

Remote control car brands have one thing in common to worry about; electronics. However, HAIBOXING pushes their car to the limits by making it possible to use the car in any environment or weather. The buggy car is the best RC car for playing out in the mud and rain without worrying about the car stalling. The RC car is built to withstand very tough conditions like its real counterparts. Both the car and the toy will wade through the water like it's a flat surface.

The RC car has two rechargeable batteries to ensure battery life does not stop the fun. Off-road vehicles use a lot of power, and the 7.4 V batteries push the RC car through the toughest obstacles. The RC cars can run for over 30 minutes before needing a recharge. The remote control cars can operate from a distance of 260 ft.

  • Pros
  • Best remote control cars for off-road muddy and tough terrain.
  • Two rechargeable batteries.
  • Bright top LEDs
  • Overheat and overcurrent prevention.
  • The RC car has low battery voltage cut-off settings.
  • Cons
  • Batteries from different pairs should not be mixed.
  • The batteries last about only 30 minutes, which is short when you are absorbed in a game.

Factors to Consider When Buying Remote Control Cars

a) Child's Age

There are age restrictions on every toy you buy. The best kids' toys will not have removable parts to avoid the risk of choking or getting hurt. Most toys are recommended for kids of 3 years and above. Younger kids need softer toys that will not cause any harm.

b) Scale Number

The scale number is the number of times the model needs to be scaled up to be the same size as the real car. Some models are smaller than others. Rc cars for indoor use will be smaller than those for outdoors.

c) Wheels

Can the wheels tackle tough terrain in all kinds of weather? A four-wheel drive will perform better even with standard tires. The four wheels will give the car maximum traction to beat the two-wheel counterparts.

d) Speed

Low speed in an RC car will kill the fun. Your kid should own the fastest car in the block. Period. Just make sure to show her or him some Ken Block videos before they go out to play. The speed on the description will be denoted in kilometers or miles per hour depending on the car particular model.

e) Motor Types

There are two motors that can be the difference between two cars. Brushless motors use magnets as their permanent rotors, while brushed motors use wound wire coils to create electromagnetism. The best RC car has a brushless motor that performs better. Do RC cars short circuit when exposed to water? No, they do not. The motors will work just fine.

f) Battery

Note the type of batteries that an RC car uses. Do not mix rechargeable pairs.

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