Best 2-Seater Power Wheels Review
Electric ride on cars are one of the coolest toys that a kid can play with. For little ones there is really nothing cooler than feeling like a grown up, and nothing symbolizes the freedom of adulthood than owning a car. (Of course, we won’t tell the kids about the burdens of student loans and mortgages until they are older)
Power Wheels made childhood car ownership a reality back in the 1980’s and has been the leader in electric ride on cars ever since. The best kids ride on electric cars most popular models are two seater power wheels cars that friends and siblings can ride on together.
Advantages Of 2 Seater Power Wheels
Ride on motorized cars aren’t just fun and engaging for kids, they also serve a developmental purpose. Battery operated cars for kids toys help foster cooperation and teamwork as well as sharing in children. When you have 2 seats all kids will want to drive but they will need to learn to share and take turns. Also important is that the child in the passenger seat learns to trust the driver. These larger electric car toys for kids are great for teamwork building.
Electric ride on cars are also outdoor toys. We all instinctively know that playing outside is good for kids. It turns out that psychologists agree with mother's intuition on this one. Playing outside helps develop empathy and creativity in children that will help them to be emotionally mature adults in the future.
Another great advantage of battery operated kids cars is that it is a toy that you child will love for a long time. Your little one won’t get bored easily by and having 2 seats will let them play with their friends and siblings for years.
Let’s take a look at some of the more popular electric rides for kids.
The Ford Mustang
The Ford Mustang is, of course, a classic in all respects. Kids young and old recognize the classic American lines on this legacy muscle car. The electric version of the car does an excellent job of keeping the design of the car, even at child scale.
The toy electric cars Ford Mustang has a 12 volt battery that powers the car at two speeds, 5 mph and 2.5 mph. It will also go in reverse at 2.5 mph. For reference, 5 mph is like a brisk jog or a slow run. Parents can also lock the top speed if you want to for younger children. This will make the Mustang drive 2.5 mph at the fastest.
A parent will be able to catch up to a child driving one of these at full speed if the need arises. Children should always be supervised while using these toys anyway. Also don’t let your children use these toys near roads or pools.
The Ford Mustang features chrome rims and decals that look really cool.
A neat feature for the kids to play with is a pretend radio which takes AA batteries and plays tunes for the kids while they drive.
The Ford Mustang is a more simple toy electric car. This model basically just has the drive capability and the play radio. The doors don’t open and close and there is no trunk or hood that can be opened.
It’s still a great toy that will drive on grass or hard surfaces. It also comes in several colors and they even have a Frozen themed Mustang, so both boys and girls can get one they love. The Ford Mustang is designed for kids ages 3 to 6.
The Ford F-150
Did you know that the most popular car in America is actually a truck? The Ford F-150 is not only fun and useful for adults but now your kid can have one too.
This 2 seater Ford F-150 comes with a 12 volt battery with two forward speeds of 2.5 mph and 5 mph, as well as a reverse at 2.5 mph. You will notice that most Power Wheels toys will have these speeds as standard. They do make smaller 6v ride on cars for younger children as well as faster 24v ones that cost much more but also have more features.
The Ford F-150 motorized cars for kids has a toy radio to play with and also has a working tailgate and truck bed. Your little one will love filling their truck with toys or dirt, loading and unloading by using the working tailgate.
The F-150 is also for ages 3 to 6 but honestly you can add or subtract a few years and it will still be appropriate. You can get the truck in black, blue, or purple.
The Jeep Wrangler
The Jeep Wrangler has long been the king of the Power Wheels line. There is just something about a Wrangler that screams adventure and excites the kid in everyone, young and old.
The kids car Jeep Wrangler comes with a 12 volt battery that can do 2 speeds 2.5 mph and 5 mph, and reverse. This battery operated vehicle may look like it is more off road ready than others but in reality it has the same capabilities as all the others. It will drive on grass and hard surfaces.
The Jeep Wrangler doesn’t have a radio or working doors or tailgate but there is a storage area behind the seat children will love to fill with toys or whatever they want to haul. Also fun is how the hood has the realist hood latches like on a real Jeep.
Because the Jeep Wrangler is one of Power Wheels’ most popular toys it comes is a wide variety of colors. You can get this car in red, black, pink, blue, Frozen, Dora The Explorer, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many other styles and colors as well.
This kids ride on vehicle is made for children ages 3 to 6. Keep in mind that this model is a bit more complicated to assemble than some others, like the Ford F-150.
The Arctic Cat
The Arctic Cat motorized riding toys for children is a splitting image of the real Arctic cat UTV. This toy unfortunately doesn’t have a radio but it does have several other neat features that make it fun. The Arctic Cat has a working tailgate with a bed for hauling things. Of course kids love the working tailgate but this ride on power toy also has a shovel for digging! The shovel is of course made of plastic and it has a clip that attaches to the Arctic Cat so that they can travel around with it.
The Arctic Cat has a 12 volt battery that powers it forward at 2.5 mph and 5 mph, and also backwards. Just like most Power Wheels toys the Arctic Cat has plastic wheels. Plastic wheels can be slippery and this limits their use to mostly flat surfaces.
The Arctic Cat is good for kids ages 3 to 6 years old.
The John Deere Gator
The ride on power toy John Deere Gator is extra fun for kids because there are so many working gadgets. Not only does this one have a working tailgate like some of the others but it’s bed also has the ability to dump! The bed on the Gator is also much bigger than many other models with beds. Your kids will love loading this thing up and then dumping it out.
You can even buy a little trailer for the Gator that attaches with a realistic hitch. Kids will love the extra cargo space and maybe they can even help you with leaves or mulch.
Another neat feature on the John Deere Gator is that the seat is adjustable. There is a neat little lever between the two seats where the kids can pull it and scoot the seat forward and back. Not only is this fun for the kids to play with but it makes it suitable for growing kids. Children from ages 3 to 8 years old should be able to play on the John Deere Gator comfortably.
One of the neatest features on the Gator electric ride ons for kids toy is that is has real working headlights.
Usually the headlights are no more than stickers, but the Gator uses real LED’s that are bright enough for kids to see when it starts to get dark. This will give kids a longer window of play time as well as something extra to play around with.
This electric car toy for kids, John Deere Gator uses a 12 volt battery with two forward speeds, 2.5 mph and 5 mph, as well as reverse. For younger kids you can lock the speed at 2.5 mph and then unlock the higher speed when they are old enough.
This model only comes in John Deere green but all kids will love how interactive it is.
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