16 Best Mom Approved Remote Control Cars and Trucks for Toddlers Kids

16 Best Remote Control Cars For Toddlers That’ll Trip You Up But Make Them Smile

February 12, 2020 Updated February 27, 2020

Best Remote Control Car Toddler

Toddlers love noise. Whether it’s loud toys, screaming fits, that damn Wheels on the Bus song that your kid is obsessed with, it’s all great for the little one … and ensures you’ll be buying so much headache medicine that the checkout person at the grocery store will give you one of those funny looks with a raised eyebrow.

Toddlers are also obsessed with cars, trucks, and construction equipment, and the louder, the better. If you want them to live their toy fantasy, consider purchasing one of the best remote control cars for toddlers.

Full disclosure: Some of these toys still make noise, but you often can control the volume. And the kid will have so much fun driving and crashing the RC car that he or she will barely notice the reduced noise level, making the toy less annoying.

Even though they’re a toddler now, it’ll be no time at all before he or she is a teenager learning to drive a real car. So enjoy these fun times with an RC car now … even when you’re tripping over the damn thing or it’s ramming your ankles, adding another colorful layer to the bruises you already have there.

Joyin Toy Cartoon RC Race Car

For the kid who likes to play make believe, this little RC car has four different characters that you can pop behind the steering wheel. The remote control is easy to use, so even children as young as 2 years old can drive. Best of all, it makes honking sounds and has flashing headlights. It’ll feel like rush hour every freaking day at your house.

$16 AT AMAZON



Little Pretender Fire Truck Remote Control Toy

This fire truck toy easily ranks as one of the best remote control cars for toddlers. It is easy to control for small children and it lets them pretend they are a firefighter. It’s so realistic, they’ll start asking to adopt a Dalmatian pup.

$15 AT AMAZON

Toch Radio Control Truck Toy

Construction equipment is a favorite of many young kids. It makes sense. This equipment is loud, smelly, and destructive. (Reminds us of someone who lives in our house.) This Toch toddler remote control bulldozer is not smelly or destructive, but it is loud, playing music as it rumbles through your home.

$16 AT AMAZON

John Deere Remote Control Johnny Tractor Toy

When you want a great farming toy, this Johnny tractor toy from John Deere is a lot of fun. It has a smiling face and an easy to use remote control. It even has an automatic shut-off feature to preserve battery life. (Random good idea: Nap time would be a lot easier if your toddler had an auto shut-off.)

$25 AT AMAZON



Jada Toys Disney Minnie Mouse RC Roadster Vehicle

Minnie Mouse is an irresistible character for many toddlers. So they’ll love driving her around in her pink and white polka dot car. It even has a replica of Minnie’s signature hair bow at the end of the antenna on the easy-to-use remote. (After your toddler decides she wants a matching hair bow, you can have fun with the eternal struggle of convincing her to keep it in her hair.)

$20 AT TARGET

Jada Toys Disney Mickey Mouse RC Roadster Vehicle

In the spirit of being an all-inclusive best remote control cars for toddlers list, we need to make sure Mickey Mouse has a spot on the list next to Minnie. This Mickey RC car is easy to operate for those ages 3 and under. We’re not going to tell you whether the Mickey or Minnie RC car is better, so why not buy one of each?

$22 AT AMAZON

SGILE Holiday Cartoon RC Car Toy

Yeah, we know. Santa Claus drives a sleigh with reindeer at Christmas time, not a car. But if you purchase this RC car, you can tell your toddler that Santa is nice enough to give the reindeer the rest of the year off, while he drives around in a vehicle like everyone else. (We’re guessing he’d choose a Ferrari in real life, but the toddler probably won’t know the difference.)

$18 AT AMAZON



Sharper Image Pixie Cruiser Remote Control Car Toy

If you’d like a toddler car with a parental remote control — in other words, a RC car you can both play with — this model fits the bill. It has fun colors the toddler will like, and the remote control has a bit of complexity for excitement. It travels up to 5 mph, so you’ll catch it about as often as you can catch your toddler in sprint mode. #never

$48 AT AMAZON

KOOWHEEL 360 Double Sided RC Car

For the toddler who’s destructive with toys first and everything else a distant second, this RC car flips, rolls, and tumbles when it crashes into something. This toddler remote control truck will nurture the child’s destructive side without causing real damage … something you may never have witnessed previously.

$23 AT AMAZON

Haktoys Stunt Master Extreme 360 RC Car

If your toddler is more into watching RC cars than driving them, this stunt car is a great choice. It’s a toddler car with parental remote control, so the parent can drive. It’s fun for the child to watch, as it tumbles, lights up, and spins wildly. It’s so crazy, even your toddler may think it’s too much after a while.

$25 AT AMAZON



B. Toys Jupiter RC Bumper Car

When you have kids who love driving their RC cars into objects, this bumper car is a lot of fun. You’ll drive the primary car into the target that pops up with a cute character inside it when the car hits it. Teaches them aim and allows for destruction— WIN!

$30 AT TARGET

Robinblue Cartoon RC Police Car and Race Car

More than one kid?Toddlers love to race their RC cars. This set of two remote control cars for toddlers at Walmart, operates on different wireless frequencies, so they can be controlled independently. For 2-year-olds, driving the car without crashing is probably the main goal at first — kind of like driving at rush hour — but, after the kids get the hang of it, they can start racing each other, or you.

$36 AT WALMART

Prextex Construction Cartoon Remote Control Cement Truck and Dump Truck

When one toddler remote control truck isn’t enough, why not try this pair of construction trucks? You’ll get a cement truck and a dump truck. Best of all, you can race them, because they’ll be on different frequencies. And who wouldn’t want to suggest to an impressionable toddler that construction vehicles should race?

$30 AT AMAZON



Little Tikes RC Bumper Cars

Bumper cars at the local fair are fun. Bumper cars on the highway are not fun. The Little Tikes bumper cars meet in the middle, as they don’t have the danger of bumper cars on the road, but they can create a lot of fun for toddlers who will crash their RC cars into each other safely.

$40 AT TARGET

VTech Smart Wheels Speedway RC Cars

If you like your car to make noise and flash lights, you can have double the fun with this two-pack of RC car racers for toddlers. This pair is easy to use for young children, and each car flashes its lights and plays fun music. (Yes, we’re using the term “fun music” interchangeably with “headache inducing music” here.)

$30 AT AMAZON

JOYIN Remote Control STEM Construction and Garbage Truck

Sometimes, toddlers aren’t satisfied with just playing with a toy. They also need to see how it ticks, usually resulting in destruction of the toy followed by tears. So many tears. However, this pair of toddler remote control truck toys can be driven, but they’re also made to be taken apart and — fingers crossed — rebuilt.

$35 AT AMAZON



If you like these RC cars, and you want some more toys you can play with after they to bed, we have tons of toys guides to help you.

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Joyin Toy Cartoon RC Race Car
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Little Pretender Fire Truck Remote Contr...
$15
Toch Radio Control Truck Toy
$16
John Deere Remote Control Johnny Tractor...
$25
Jada Toys Disney Minnie Mouse RC Roadste...
$20
Jada Toys Disney Mickey Mouse RC Roadste...
$22
SGILE Holiday Cartoon RC Car Toy
$18
Sharper Image Pixie Cruiser Remote Contr...
$48
KOOWHEEL 360 Double Sided RC Car
$23
Haktoys Stunt Master Extreme 360 RC Car
$25
B. Toys Jupiter RC Bumper Car
$30
Robinblue Cartoon RC Police Car and Race...
$36
Prextex Construction Cartoon Remote Cont...
$30
Little Tikes RC Bumper Cars
$40
VTech Smart Wheels Speedway RC Cars
$30
JOYIN Remote Control STEM Construction a...
$35