16 Best Remote Control Cars for Toddlers And Kids, According To Moms

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

February 12, 2020 Updated May 27, 2021

Best Remote Control Car Toddler

Toddlers love noise, and Mamas love the noise they can control the volume to. Luckily there are toys like remote control cars that will satisfy both you and your kiddo.

The noise coming from loud toys, screaming fits, or that damn Wheels on the Bus song that they’re obsessed with, are all great for the little one but it also 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. So, for the kids who are obsessed with cars, trucks, and construction equipment specifically… remote control cars for toddlers is the best bet for your ears and their fun.

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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. And luckily there is a variety of options too. Remote control cars for girls, Remote control trucks for boys, RC cars that work great on grass, character-themed, etc. There’s no doubt you’ll be sure to find one they love.

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. Ahead are the 16 best remote control cars and trucks for kids.

Best RC Cars For Toddlers

Best Remote Control Cars For 5 Year Olds

Liberty Imports My First Cartoon RC Race Car Radio Remote Control Toy

For the kid who likes to play make believe, this little RC car has three 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

BeebeeRun Cartoon Remote Control Ca

This remote control car from BeebeeRun is unique because your little one is able to switch out the characters in the car! It comes with one remote that control both the music and the car, as well as three adorable bears (teal, blue, and pink) that have their own individual personalities. “This little RC car is awesome! I am honestly so impressed,” said one reviewer. “It is way faster than I expected. The remote control is easy to use. The colors are cute and the little characters you can put inside the car are adorable.
It’s just an all together perfect gift…”

$13.99 AT AMAZON

PAW Patrol Chase Remote Control Police Cruiser

If your little one is a fan of Paw Patrol then they’ll love this RC police cruise r with character Chase attached. This toy is a best seller at Walmart, and only $20!

$18 AT WALMART



Jada Toys Disney Minnie Mouse RC Roadster Vehicle

Does your LO love the classic Disney characters?  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 WALMART

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Jada Toys Classic Roadster Rc

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?

$17 AT WALMART

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



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?

$35 AT WALMART

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 Go! Go! Smart Wheels Racers

If you like your car to make noise and flash lights, you can have triple the fun with this three-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.)

$24.99 AT AMAZON



Best Remote Control Cars For Kids

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

$37.24 AT WALMART

SHARKOOL RC Stunt Car for Kids

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.

$22 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.

$30 AT AMAZON



Best Remote Control Trucks

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.

$30 AT SEARS

Top Race Fire Truck Remote Control Car

This Top Race Fire Truck Remote Control Car has all the tricks. It’s a remote control truck that can be taken apart and turned into 3 different versions of a Fire Truck. And what do you use do take it apart? The remote that doubles as a drill! Your kiddo will love it.

$30 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.)

$30 AT AMAZON



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