Top 10 R/C Cars for Kids 2017


2017 Best Kids’ Remote Control Cars

 
Little boy playing with RC carWhat stands out to me the most about the “best of” RC cars for kids this year is the sheer variety of vehicles for toddlers, kids, “big kids” – and they’re a blast! Also there are remote control vehicles for kids that have entered the “high tech” era, and can perform some pretty incredible stunts!

What’s here: On this page is a top 10 list of the best RC cars for kids for the 2017 Christmas holidays and into 2017. Rankings for the list are from 1 to 10, and are based on a couple of factors – overall popularity and average consumer ratings. Remote control cars for a variety of age groups are included.

For shoppers: For each of the R/C cars listed here, one or more resources is hand-picked and recommended based on low pricing, trusted reputation for secure shopping and product availability. Links to customer reviews are also provided, where possible.

Post Updated: April 9th, 2017


What’s Here:

1. Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System Starter Set
2. Air Hogs Thunder Trax RC Vehicle
3. Tyco Terra Climber RC Vehicle
4. Anki Overdrive Starter Kit
5. Maisto Desert Rebel Volkswagen Beetle RC Car
6. Hot Wheels Sky Shock RC Vehicle
7. Disney Pixar Cars RC Fire Engine
8. MC2 Project H2O RC Car
9. Dinotrux Reptool Control Ty Rux
10. Jada Fast & Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger RC Car

Top 10 R/C Cars for Kids:


1. Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System Starter Set

Price: $49.99
You save: $50.00 (50 %)
118 new from $43.177 used from $41.61

Ages: 8 and up

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Hot Wheels A.I. Intelligent Race System arrives at the very top spot of the 2017 top 10 RC cars for kids.

Hot Wheels is delving into the realm of digital fun with a race based on artificial intelligence.

Inclusive of two RC race cars, this setup allows players to compete against other players. Or, they can challenge the computer for racing victory. Controlled with a smartphone app to download 40 track layouts.

 

 

 

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2. Air Hogs Thunder Trax RC Vehicle

Price: $46.99
You save: $28.00 (37 %)
53 new from $46.9910 used from $37.21

Ages: 8 to 13

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The Air Hogs Thunder Trax is another unmistakable addition to the best R/C kids’ cars this year.

The all-new Thunder Trax is an all-terrain rider with a classic remote control and two transformation modes.

This vehicle can go from a tank with rough-tread wheels, to a boat with water-churning flippers. Awesome radio communications for long-distance, rough-and-tumble adventures.

 

 

 

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3. Tyco Terra Climber RC Vehicle

Price: $42.80
You save: $57.19 (57 %)
68 new from $36.0012 used from $46.13

Ages: 8 and up

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The Tyco Terra Climber RC Vehicle arrives in the third spot on the list.

An award-winning toy, the Terra Climber is kinda scary. Ha, ha.

It looks like a creature with an extendable, spiky tail and a rough, ferocious appearance. Adventurous, fearless kiddos would love this one. Comes with all-terrain wheels that can climb.

 

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4. Anki Overdrive Starter Kit

Price: $149.99
10 new from $145.0010 used from $83.09

Ages: 8 and up

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The Anki Overdrive Starter Kit is a returning favorite from last year, now making the 2017 top RC cars for kids.

Overdrive is a robotic system that combines classic RC racing with the tech-savviness of our digital world.

There are 8 battlefields, each available to build and rebuild with a starter setup on your smartphone or tablet app. And, via the app, you race friends or worldwide players in real time.

 

 

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5. Maisto Desert Rebel Volkswagen Beetle RC Car

Ages: 8 – 15

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One of my favorites among the best children’s remote control cars this year – Maisto Desert Rebel Volkswagen Beetle.

When I was a kiddo, I was a huge fan of the VW Beetle. My sister and I played punch buggy on the road and often referred to these vehicles as “bug” cars.

This scaled-down version is an RC original, decked out in desert camo and dubbed a Rebel. It is lightweight and versatile with lots of lifelike, cool details.

 

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6. Hot Wheels Sky Shock RC Vehicle

Price: $26.28
You save: $38.71 (60 %)
1 new from $26.2823 used from $11.41

Ages: 8 – 15

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The Hot Wheels Sky Shock RC Vehicle holds the #6 spot on the list.

Another Hot Wheels instant classic.

The Sky Shock is an RC car and airplane rolled into one. Great for both track and mid-air races. You can trigger the transformation in mid-roll with the punch of a button. The car will evolve into an airplane, complete with racetrack wings for takeoff.

 

 

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7. Disney Pixar Cars RC Fire Engine

Ages: 6 and up

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One for the younger RC fans – Disney Pixar Cars Fire Engine also marks a spot among the best kids’ remote control cars for 2017 and into 2017.

I have never watched Pixar’s Cars all the way through. But, from the characters I’ve seen, this movie is a must-see. Or, at least some of those characters are must-owns, like the Fire Truck.

Nicknamed Red, this firetruck is an RC favorite with moveable eyes, top lights, and water cannons.

 

 

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8. MC2 Project H2O RC Car

Price: $43.08
You save: $5.51 (11 %)
1 new from $43.087 used from $21.84

Ages: 6 and up

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Another very interesting inclusion to this year’s top picks in R/C kids’ cars is the MC2 Project H2O.

If your kiddo is a fan of Netflix originals, this water-powered RC original is a replica from the series, Project Mc2.

Sporty in bright red with cool purple interior, the car is easily navigated in forward or reverse with a classic RC steering wheel. Add water for complete, instant activation.

 

 

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9. Dinotrux Reptool Control Ty Rux

Price: $28.97
You save: $21.02 (42 %)
28 new from $28.9720 used from $17.79

Ages: 4 and up

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Hitting 9th on the list – Dinotrux Reptool Control Ty Rux.

This fierce RC truck is a wrecker, complete with a wrecking ball and chain.

There are 5 modes of fun play, including a mode where the dino dude follows kiddos around. Or, since the remote is called Revvit, another mode challenges Ty Rux to find his buddy.

 

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10. Jada Fast & Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger RC Car

Price: $54.99
You save: $5.00 (8 %)
9 new from $54.993 used from $47.84

Ages: 8 and up

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Rounding up the top ten RC cars for kids this year is Jada Fast & Furious Dom’s Dodge Charger.

From the Fast and the Furious movies, the Elite RC is a hobby-grade car for collectors.

Sure, you can play, but you have to know how to drive to keep it in pristine condition. The off-road chassis and speed-ready wheels make it so this RC classic reaches 10 miles-per-hour, all-terrain.

 

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This Top 10 R/C Cars for Kids page was modified to reflect current information on April 9th, 2017.