Battery Life–The Maisto Rock Crawler Extreme runs longer than most RC cars on the market, regardless of price point. With a battery life of 35 to 40 minutes, this model allows users to explore rough terrain for extended periods of time without a charger.
Off-Road Beast–It’s called the Rock Crawler for a reason. Equipped with four-wheel drive, front and rear suspension and three powerful motors, this model has the torque and traction needed to scale harsh landscapes.
Great For Kids–This car’s tri-channel transmitter lets you and your friends play with three radio-controlled Maisto vehicles at the same time. It’s also backed by a 30-day warranty, which is comparable to what higher-end RC cars offer.
Slow Top Speed–This model isn’t for users looking to win a race against their friends: it tops out at around five miles per hour, so look elsewhere if you want an RC car that speeds around the neighborhood. This is our pick for the best remote control car for kids.
Limited Inclusions–Because it’s an entry-level, toy-class model, the Rock Crawler Extreme lacks more advanced features like proportional control. This RC car also doesn’t include batteries for the car (six AA) or remote control (three AAA).
Terri W. never wanted to grow up. That’s why she opened her own toy store and started her own arts and crafts blog. While she still has to keep the books and make sure the store stays open, she spends most of her time helping children figure out which product will be a great addition to their play space.