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10 Riding Toys [for kids]

Riding toys for kids

In this article, I am going to recommend 10 riding toys for kids.  Riding toys are common for kids, especially toddlers.

The list:

1. Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor Trailer

2.Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car

3. Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike

4. Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy for kids and cargo

5. Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

6. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike Pink

7. Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On

8. Ezy Roller Ultimate Riding Machine

9. Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car, Blue

10. The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart – Blue

1. Peg Perego John Deere Ground Force Tractor Trailer

 

Suitable for Age 2-7

This is the best selling tractor on Amazon.  If you are looking for a cool tractor for your kids to ride around the yard,  this one is an excellent option.

 

Product features

1. The adjustable seat has flip-up armrests.

2. 2 speeds plus reverse; 2¼ & 4½ mph. (4½ mph lockout for beginners)

3. Accelerator pedal with automatic brakes

4. Farm tractor wheels provide traction on grass, dirt, gravel or pavement.

5. There is a FM radio.

Overall: 24.5″ H x 26.5″ W x 67.5″ L
Extra large trailer: 21.5″ x 14.5″ x 9.75″
Overall Product Weight: 50lbs
Weight Capacity: 85lbs

Pros

1. The battery lasts long.

2. The steering is great.

3. The design is cool.

4. The wheels are well-made. They have good traction on the grass and the small hills

Cons

1. It’s not easy to assemble. The instructions about the screws are not clear and hard to understand.

2. It’s difficult to change the battery of the radio. You have to take out a lot of things.

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Reminders

1. The 2nd gear is pretty fast. High gear may be too fast.

2. Buy the second battery. The first time you charge your battery, it should be for 18 hours.

3. Keep the trailer attached. Otherwise, they will flip it easily.

 

2. Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car

Suitable for Age 1.5-5 

Pros

1.  The floor board is removable.  You can remove it if your kids are above 2 years old.

2. The front wheels can be spinned 360 degrees.

3. The horn really works. There is a moving, clicking ignition swith.

4. It’s mostly made of plastic.  But it’s lightweight and very sturdy.

5. There is a cute storage space at the back of the car.

Cons

1. The handle is too low.   If you are taller than 5’5″, you will have to bend over to use it.

2. It is really difficult to assemble.

Reminders

1. It will take more than an hour to assemble it.  Read all the instructions before you start. Watch their YouTube video how-to assemble.

2. Weight limit: up tp 50 lbs

3. It works on grass, but works greater on deck, hardwood and carpet.

 

 

Frequently asked questions

1. Is there a handle to order to push the car?
Ans: There is a hole in the back of the roof that can be used as a handle.

2. Does the kid has enough space to keep his legs comfortably with the floor board attached?

Ans: Depends on the size/age of the child. As your child gets older, you can remove the floor board and they can use their feet and legs to move the car.

3. Can I get replacement decals for the Tiny Tike red/yellow, blue car?

Ans: Please go to the Little Tikes web site and under replacement parts you may be able to find the decals.

 

3. Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike

Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike

 

 

Product Features

Suitable for Age 3-5

29.5 x 22.5 x 22 inches

Fisher Price Harley -Davidson trough trike is one of the best selling riding  toys for kids on Amazon.  It looks really cool.

Pros

1. Easy to assemble. (About 30 mins)

2. The bike is lightweight but sturdy.

3. The pedals are big enough, easy for kids to ride.

4. Handle bars are comfortable to grip.

5. Tires are rugged, making it easy to ride on pavement.

Cons 

1. The handlebars are quite wide.

2. On occasion, front wheel slips and doesn’t propel forward. This is to be expected this any plastic trike.

3. The orange seat comes off sometimes, since it opens up on a hinge. After they open the seats and put things in, they can’t put it back themselves.

Reminder

1. Don’t ride on grass unless your child have massive leg power,  its great for neighborhoods with a sidewalk.

2. Suitable for children who are above 38 inches tall.

 

4. Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy for kids and cargo

Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy for kids and cargoRadio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy for kids and cargo

 

 

 

Suitable for Age 1.5+

Product Features

3 wagons in 1 – two rider seating, hauling, & bench seating

UV blocking canopy for sun protection

Easy one hand flat fold

Seatbelts for added safety

Product Dimensions = 39.37″ X 21.26″ X 40.75”

Body Dimensions When Folded-7 L x 18.50 W x 32.68 H inches

Weight Capacity = 150 lbs

 

This is the best selling riding toy on Amazon. It’s rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.  I strongly recommend this one because of its multi-functional features.  You can use it as a bench, as a stroller, or as a flat bed for hauling.

If your kids are too old for strollers, this 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon is definitely the best choice. It’s good for transporting your dog as well.

 

Pros

1. The size is perfect! There is enough room for 3 kids to sit together in the wagon.  As the weight capacity is 150 lbs, even your teenage kids can sit inside.

2. It’s really easily to take and store.  You can fold it up super easily and store in your car.  It’s even lighter than some strollers, so it’s really easy to take.

3. It was easier to load up than some strollers and easier to unfold as well.

4. It’s really easy to assemble. Can be done in 5 minutes.

5. Wheels are sturdy, they are made of solid rubber. They are twice as wide as the standard wheels.

6. There is enough room for leg area.

7. The magnet to hold the handle up is sturdy.  It’s easy to pull.

8. The two safety belts is an added features.  So you can use it for for young babies as well.

9.  There is a canopy so you can have shade for your little one on sunny days.

10. There are cup holders for you to store water bottles and drinks.

Cons

1. A few customers found the wheels fall off everytime they lift the wagon.

2. A customers found it’s hard to make tight turns.

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5. Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

 

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon

 

Suitable for Age 1-4

 

Product Features

Product Dimensions = 22.44″ x 14.57″ x 17.13″

Weight Capacity = 35 lbs

Removable wooden stake sides

Furniture friendly bumper protects your home

Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon is the second top rated riding toy on Amazon.  It’s a good riding toy for imaginative play.

Your kids can put toys in and out of the wagon. Or they can sit inside and be pushed around.

I like its classic design without too many distracting features like buttons and lights.   This can help toddlers focus on pushing around.

 

Pros 

1. It’s easy to assemble with a screwdriver, plyers, and a hammer. (Within 15 minutes)

2. The side panels can be easily removed to lower the sides.

3. It’s good for a baby who is learning to walk.  This is wagon is heavier than the plastic ones and there is some resistance that it won’t go faster than the walking babies.

4.  It is well suited for both physical and imaginative play.

5. The bumper in front is made of hard plastic, it does help with protecting the walls avoiding dinks or dents in furniture.

Cons

A few customers had some defective issues.

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6. Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike Pink

 

Radio Flyer 4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike Pink

 

 

 

Product Features

For age 9 months -5 years

Product Dimensions = 19. 88″ x 35. 04″ x 40. 75″

Weight Capacity = 49 lbs

4 ways to ride: Infant trike, steering trike, learn-to-ride trike and classic trike

Removable footrest for younger riders

Adjustable seat grows with your child

 

This pink trike is another best selling riding toys for kids on Amazon. I love the additional feature -the canopy.  It gives a cover for your kids on sunny days.  And I also like its multifunctional features with 4 modes-an infant trike, a steering trike, learn-to-ride-trike, and a typical classic trike.  If you are looking for a trike for your kids to experience riding experience, this trike is a good one.

 

Pros

1. It has an adjustable canopy which is convenient for your kids to ride the bike in sunny days.

2. It comes with a seatbelt which is good for the younger babies

3. There is a compartment at the back to put things.

4. It’s safe for kids. The straps are sturdy and can easily adjust for different sizes.

Cons

1. It’s NOT very easy to assemble! Lots of piece and parts!

2. The steering is too loose even when tightened down.

Reminder

If your child is a shorty, he / she can’t quite reach the pedals yet, but an average height 2 year old would be fine.

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7. Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On

Step2 Up & Down Roller Coaster Ride On

 

Product dimension: 30.5 x 123 x 14.75 in

Height of the track 30.5 ”

Width of the track: 14.8″

Features a 10-foot long roller coaster ride on track, built for years of play outdoors or in the playroom

2 non-slip steps lock securely into the 3 piece riding track for access from both sides

Specially designed track holds the car in position while your little one climbs aboard

Riding car has high back, handrail, and foot rests for riding securely down the track

 

This roller coaster ride on is rated 4.8/5 stars.  It’s one of the most best selling items on Amazon.  I am sure your kids will have hours of fun playing with this slide.  They can ride on the car,  walk and down the track to practise balancing, play with balls and cars and roll them on the track too.

Pros 

1. It is very easy to take apart and put together, you can always take it in the house and out of the house.

2. It is very easy to assemble.  (within 5 minutes)

3. The slide is a colorful, sturdy molded plastic.

Cons

It occupies some space.

Reminder

It requires 5 feet of room if you use it indoors.

 


8. Ezy Roller Ultimate Riding Machine

 

 Ezy Roller Ultimate Riding Machine

 

Suitable for age 4-14

Product Features

Weight capacity: under 150 lbs

EzyRoller Ride On Classic’s steel frame is 28 inches 39 inches in length, 17.6 inches wide, 13.5 inches tall and only weighs 12.8 pounds

There is a brake on the right rear wheel.

No pedals on this cart.

 

With extendable foot bar, it comes with 2 steel extensions to grow with your child.

Pros

1. Very easy to assemble.

2. It’s very sturdy that it’s difficult to tip over.

3. Wheels are easy to turn.  Easy to ride.

4. There are adjustable foot bar that grows with your kids.

5. It’s safe because it is low to the ground.

Cons

1. The cushioning back is uncomfortable if you ride for a long time.

2. A few customers complained about the wheels.  They flatten out quickly.

Reminders

1. Only ride on flat/smooth surfaces indoor and outdoor. It is not designed for slopes, down hills, jumps, uneven surfaces, grass or sand. It’s great on large cement surfaces at school yards and playgrounds. Otherwise, the wheels will be damaged.

2.  Don’t let your kids ride them on the sidewalk without any supervision or in high traffic areas. It’s too dangerous.

3.  You can get replacement wheels on Amazon.

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9. Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car, Blue

Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car, Blue

Suitable for age 1.5-4 

Product Features 

Dimensions (Overall): 34 inches (H) x 19 inches (W) x 45.5 inches (D)

Maximum weight on ride-on: 50 lbs. (22.7 kg)

A toddler push car with a sleek automotive design, smooth quiet ride wheels, and a kid powered car horn.

2 cup holders for the child and one for parents.

Safety belt included to keep toddlers secure inside the car

Spacious storage located under the car’s hood

Handle folds under for transport

Features “whisper ride” wheels for smooth, quiet ride and easy-pull handle design

 

Pros

1. The car has lots of leg room.

2. It has a little trunk space in the front to store stuff.

3. It’s quite easy to assemble.

4. There is a honking horn for kids to pretend driving.  It can add more fun.

5. Comfortable and easy to push on any surface. Not heavy.

Cons

1. Lack of a canopy on the car.

2. It rattles and vibrates loudly.

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10. The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart – Blue

The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart

Suitable for age 3+

Product Features

The car can reach an exhilarating 10 km/hour (6mph)

A patented safety seat; supports up to 220 lbs.

Product Dimensions: 31 x 11.8 x 11 inches

No batteries are required.

No pedals

Indoors and outdoors use

PlasmaCar meets and exceeds all US, Canadian, and European safety standards; CPSIA, CCPSA, ASTM, EN71, ISO and ICTI certified.

If you are looking for a very durable riding toy and you want to encourage physical activity for your kids, this Plasma Car is definitely a good choice.

Pros

1. Very easy to assemble

2. It’s very durable, made of heavy duty plastic.  You can use it for a few years.

3. Easy to control and turn

4. Whole family can enjoy riding it. Because of the weight capacity, even adults can have loads of fun with it.

5. Natural driving mechanism, no batteries are needed.

6. Safe and comfortable seat and foot grips as they are rubberized.

Cons

1. It only works well on a limited range of surfaces. Only on a relatively smooth surface like floors, street, sidewalk.  It works ok short carpets, not on shaggy carpet. 

Reminders

1. If your child values speed, I’d suggest Plasma Car Polyurethane Replacement Wheels or you can get the

PlasmaCar Blue – Polyurethane Wheels Edition which has the wheels built in.

2. It will not roll over uneven (gravel) or soft (grass) surfaces.

3. Don’t use on wooden floors. The wheels may damage the floors.

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  1. If there is one thing my kids love, it is riding vehicles. They would go nuts over any one of the ones you highlighted in this article. I know for a fact that my son would play on the tractor trailer all day if he could. He wouldn’t even need the battery in as much of his time would just be spent pretending to use it. My daughter, on the other hand, would probably gravitate toward the roller coaster ride on as she is a bit more of an adrenaline junkie. 

    These are all really cool, so thanks for taking the time to highlight each one of them!

  2. If I were picking for myself, and I could fit on the riding toy, I would definitely pick the John Deer Riding Tractor.

    This is a great list of toys and, I do love toys but I often remember back to the days when I built a tree fort out of scrap lumber my dad had around the house and climbing tall fir trees that my mother would have had a heart attack over if she saw me there . She probably already knew what I was doing.

    Like I said, I love these toys but sometimes I really just want my kids to get out and explore in the great outdoors.

    Great article though.

  3. Ezy Roller Ultimate Riding Machine looks amazeballs!  It’s certainly different than the usual tractor or trolley and would definitely be an eye-catcher with its unique design. I was wondering though, since there are no pedals, how does it move? Is it used for sliding down hills like a gocart? That would be very cool!

  4. Thanks you very much for coming up with such a comprehensive list of the best toys around for kids. I think I like the Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike because of it unique features, it is quite easy to assemble without stress and it lightweight attribute too will be a perfect toy for kids. I will read more about it and get one for my nephew. 

    1. Charles, you are welcome. Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Tough Trike looks really cool. I think your nephew will love it if he likes motorbikes. It is easy to ride as well.

  5. I love the John Deere tractor, the first one you show in this article! It looks so cool, but I was wondering if it’s also safe to use for children? And although I love this one, if it’s difficult to assemble, perhaps I should look at other ones first too.The little Harley looks awesome too. I would just get it, because I love motorcycles, lol. 

    I also like the folding wagon, because you can take of the top and use it with your kid. I also love that it has a UV sun blocking canopy. 

    Of all ten riding toys, which one do you think is the safest for kids? I’m thinking the folding wagon, but I’d like to know what you think. Thanks for sharing this great review!

    1. All of the above riding toys are safe. Because of the slower speed, they are safe. For John Deere Tractor, you can choose 2 speeds, 2-1/4 or 4-1/2 miles per hour. But its biggest drawback is that it’s difficult to assemble.

      3 in 1 EZ Folding Wagon is my favourite too. It’s convenient to carry and it’s lightweight. You can a shade in sunny days. It’s good for your children to take a rest when you turn it into a bench.

  6. These are so cool I wish there were some slightly bigger ones for adults!  

    These really are awesome gifts that can actually last through the years and can become awesome donations or sentimental gifts to your next child (or even your child’s child!)

    My favourite is Ezy Roller Ultimate Riding Machine.  Knowing it’ll be in very high use, especially when they’re my very boisterous boys, I’d want to stock up on a couple of reserved wheels; so really like the fact these are easily obtainable separately.

    Thanks for the heads up on these!  I got excited checking each one out.

    1. Ezy Roller Ultimate Riding Machine looks really cool. Adults can also ride on it since the weight capacity is 150 lb. Adults can have a lot of fun with some of the above riding toys, e.g. The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart – Blue. This one is very durable which can be used for years.

  7. It’s always useful to have some toys ideas for toddlers.
    I really love the 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon, it would be perfect for my sister, since she has 2 small children. It’s even better to put 2 children in it, instead of using strollers for a trip.
    I like that it’s lighter than some strollers, the wheels are sturdy and it has safety belts.

    Could you send me the link for this item please?

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful review, I know now what to give for Christmas.

    1. 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon is lighter than a stroller and after folding, it’s even smaller than some strollers. You can have different functions apart from using it as a stroller. So I strongly recommend EZ Folding Wagon. Thanks for your comment. I have sent you the link through email.

  8. Wow! The ‘Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon with Canopy for kids and cargo ‘ is wonderful! It’s perfect for family outings! Children can have fun staying in it, playing with one another and even having a nap! The wagon is also great for holding picnic items. I will surely get one myself!

    1. Thanks for your comment, Claire. Radio Flyer 3-In-1 EZ Folding Wagon is really good for going on a picnic, to the theme park and to the beach. It’s convenient for family outings.

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