8 Best Race Car Toys for Kids

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8 Best Race Car Toys for Kids

August 03, 2021
posted by Ali Randazzo

3, 2, 1, let's race! Zoom through the final lap of summer with one of our race cars for kids. From toddlers & older kids to indoor & outdoor play, there is a Radio Flyer ride-on race car for every driver. Read on to learn about our 8 top race cars for kids.    


  1. Best Race Car for Beginner Riders: My 1st Race Car™

This racing car toy ride-on is a classically styled and designed to inspire active play for beginner riders. With smooth glide wheels for indoor or outdoor play, little race car drivers can scoot to the finish line across hardwood floors, sidewalks, or driveways. Shop the My 1st Race Car™ in red or pink.



  • Classic design inspires imaginative play
  • Smooth glide wheels safe for indoor or outdoor use
  • Ergonomic seat for a comfortable ride
  • Easy-grip stationary steering wheel
  • Suitable for toddlers 18 months and older


  1. Best Race Car for Controlled Steering: Super Speedway Racer 6V Ride-On Kids Car

Little drivers will feel like pro-racers in this battery-powered ride-on race car. Activate LapLock™ Steering to engage controlled steering in racetrack mode, allowing beginner drivers to ride in circles. Or, deactivate LapLock™ Steering and allow kids to create their adventure with free steer mode. The round playmat maps out a racetrack for added fun, and kids can also use it separately for imaginative play. 




  • Introducing LapLock™ Steering technology: activate LapLock™ for racetrack mode to ride in circles, or deactivate for free steer mode
  • Easy push to go button on steering wheel and fun racing sounds!
  • Included playmat doubles as racetrack
  • Suitable for toddlers aged 18 months to 4 years old
  • Rechargeable 6V battery allows up to 2 MPH


  1. Best Race Car with Parent Remote Control: Grow With Me Racer

From beginner rider to pro-racer, the Grow With Me Racer ride-on car grows with your child as they get older. Parents with younger kids and toddlers can use the remote to control the speed and steering for a completely adult-driven experience. As your little one grows, transition to the adult correcting mode with the remote control as they continue to learn until they are ready to zoom and steer on their own. 




  • Parental remote control with 80-foot range
  • Parent control, adult correcting, or child driven
  • Easy push to go button
  • Safety features: seat belt, Parent Drive Mode, Parent Override Mode
  • Suitable for toddlers ages 2-5 years old
  • Working steering wheel
  • Highly maneuverable spinning feature
  • Rechargeable 6V battery
  • Seat belt for added safety
  • Speeds up to 2.0 MPH
  • Battery charger included


  1. Best Race Car for Older Kids: Ultimate Go-Kart

Bring the thrill of go-karts right to your driveway with the Ultimate Go-Kart. With a top speed of 8 mph and large rear tires for ultimate drifting action, kids will love racing around the neighborhood in this 2021 Outdoor Toy of the Year winner. The racing flag, hand brake system, and a sturdy steel frame to add to the fun & classic look of this electric racecar for kids.  



  • Three forward-driving speed settings: 2.5, 5, and max speed of 8 MPH. Single-speed reverse.
  • Large rear wheels for drifting fun!
  • Rechargeable 24-volt battery-powered with charger included
  • Rubber traction on front tires for agility and maneuverability
  • Safety features: parent-controlled speed lock, seat belt, and racing flag
  • Adjustable seat grows with the driver


  1. Best Race Car for Movers & Groovers: DJ Dance & Spin™

Turn a race into a dance party with this race car toy that twists, wiggles, and dances! This battery-powered ride-on has five programmed dance moves and songs, or kids can free-steer to control the fun.




  • LED lights for added fun
  • Rechargeable 6V battery allows up to 2 MPH
  • Suitable for toddlers aged 18 months to 4 years old


  1. Best Tesla Ride-On for Little Racers: My First Model Y

The My First Model Y delivers the superior Tesla experience for the littlest of racers. Kids can scoot, steer, and honk to the finish line on this ergonomically designed seat and body to ensure maximum comfort for toddler Tesla enthusiasts.




  • Authentic Tesla Model Y design details
  • Black Induction Wheels with rubber grip tread
  • Working steering
  • Ergonomic seat
  • Honking horn
  • Suitable for babies and toddlers ages 18 months to 4 years old


  1. Best Custom Battery Powered Tesla: Tesla Model S for Kids

Powered by Flight Speed™ Lithium-Ion Technology, this Tesla kids car delivers 3x the play with longer run time and faster charge time than any competitive product. Customize your ride by choosing the car color, adding accessories, and personalizing your ride with a license plate. Little drivers will have a blast racing and riding lap after lap.




  • Flight Speed™ Lithium Ion Technology for 3x the play
  • 4 color options
  • Choose between Black or Silver Turbine Wheels
  • Fully featured with working headlights, MP3 system, and more
  • Add accessories, personalization, and gifting options


  1. Best Pedal Ride-On Race Car: Pedal Racer

The Pedal Racer has all the fun of the bike in a different and exciting way. Kids can use the pedals to drive forward or backward in an intuitive motion and utilize the working steering to get around smoothly. Beginner and advanced riders will look the part of the expert driver with cool racing stripes and a sleek 4-wheel design.




  • EZ adjustable seat grows with your child, no tools required for seat adjustments
  • XL 9” rear wheels for a smooth, quiet ride
  • Ball bearings provide easy pedaling
  • Forward and reverse driving with working steering
  • Durable steel frame


Now that you know the best race cars for kids, which one will your little one be riding this summer? Buckle up and hit the pedal to race your way to ultimate summer fun! Share your best Radio Flyer race car content with us on social media by tagging @radioflyerinc.