Top 10 Best Kids RC Cars
for October 2022

When it comes to RC cars, age really doesn't matter. Kids of all ages love RC cars, and that's because RC cars are a great way for kids to learn STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) concepts, as well as hone their problem solving skills and motor skills.

RC cars come in all sorts of varieties, including remote control cars, gas-powered cars, and electric cars. While remote control cars are the top choice for kids, gas-powered and electric cars are a lot of fun, too. Our testing Lab has tested dozens of RC cars over the years, and we've rounded up the 10 best kids' RC cars on the market right now.

We evaluate RC cars for performance, including speed, handling, and battery life. We also evaluate RC cars for ease of use, including ease of set up, ease of operation, and ease of use. Finally, we evaluate RC cars for durability, including durability of parts, durability of construction, and durability of materials. Here are the best kids' RC cars you can buy in 2022, according to Different Guide Reviews testing.

Different Guide editors select recommendations independently. Purchases made through our links may earn us commissions.

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Toys Remote Control Car for Kids: Red 4WD Stunt RC Cars with 2 Rechargeable Battery - Double Sliding Hobby Car Birthday Gifts for Toddlers at Age of 6 7 8 9 10 Boys & Girls

FREE TO FLY Toys Remote Control Car for Kids: Red 4WD Stunt RC Cars with 2 Rechargeable Battery

by FREE TO FLY
What We like

Two of the four chassis we tested were faster, but this was the most enjoyable. It features four wheels, a screw-on battery cover, and speed key, and we love that it's compatible with other RC vehicles.

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REAPP Remote Control Car for Kids, 2.4 GHz 4WD RC Stunt Car with Headlights, Double Sided 360 Degree Flips RC Cars Toy for Boys Girls, Great Gift for Kids Over 6 Years Old( All Batteries Included)

REAPP Remote Control Car for Kids

by CHENGHAI LUCKY BOY TOYS CO.,LTD.
What We like

Kids love driving cars. And you want to give your kids a good control car. We bought this RC stunt car, our kids love it very much. They can control the car easily. When driving, they can control the car freely. When the game is over, the car can auto stop. Very safe and easy for kid use.

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Kidzlane Remote Control Cars – 2 Race Cars Racing Together with All-Direction Drive, 35 ft Range - Great RC Car Toy for Kids Boys 4-7, 8-12 Years Old

Kidzlane Remote Control Cars – 2 Race Cars Racing Together with All-Direction Drive, 35 ft Range

by Kidzlane
What We like

This remote control car set for kids is tech-free, perfect for parents looking for fun toys without the screens. Drive smoothly with the simple controls. Definitely not a toy for younger children.

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Force1 Crawler 6 Remote Control Car for Kids - 6 Wheeled RC Car Double Sided Driving with LEDs, 360 Flips, All Terrain RC Crawler Wheels, and 2.4 GHZ Remote Control, Red/Blue

Force1 Crawler 6 Remote Control Car for Kids

by Force1
What We like

This 6-wheeled, remote-controlled, two-speed, battery operated car is extremely durable and loaded with extra tricks. Transparent chassis enables cool visual monitoring of your RC vehicle's motor and battery.

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X TOYZ RC Cars 2 PCS Remote Control Off Road Monster Trucks Cars for Kids, 1:20 Scale Metal Shell Alloy RC Car, High Speed Racing Car 2.4Ghz Hobby Vehicles Toys Gifts with 2 Rechargeable Batteries

X TOYZ RC Cars 2 PCS Remote Control Off Road Monster Trucks Cars for Kids

by X TOYZ
What We like

The X TOYZ 2 pack remote control monster trucks are the best remote control cars for kids from 20+ reviews. Drivers enjoy plenty of power and speed. The trucks run super smooth, have awesome acceleration, and off-road capabilities.

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MOIFER Remote Control Car for Boys Girls, Kids Toys of 50 Mins Run Time Stunt RC Car Age 3 5 4 7 8 12, Rechargeable 4WD 2.4Ghz Car with 360°Flip and LED Headlight, Christmas Stocking Stuffers Gifts

MOIFER Remote Control Car for Boys Girls

by SHANTOU XUEZHISHAN TOYS
What We like

This rc stunt car is much bigger than our little sample, and it's the only option we tested that has three speed/forward/reverse settings (it also makes a 360 flip). It has the neatest design of any car we tested, and comes with plenty of extras, like two attachable LED headlights and a remote that came with an instructional DVD.

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Hobby RC Cars for Adults, High Speed Remote Control Car Truck for Boys 45km/h 1:16 Scale 4WD RC Monster Trucks, 2.4GHz All Terrain Offroad Waterproof with 2 Batteries, Gifts for Kids Adults

PODOM Hobby RC Cars for Adults

by jiaqingh
What We like

Combines speed and off-road abilities. Can reach a good rate on hard gravel and grass, but has no four-wheel drive capabilities. Speed, quality, and price all rated solid.

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Remote Control Car for Boys - High Speed RC Racing Car with 2 Rechargeable Batteries, 1/20 2WD All Terrain Hobby RC Cars Toys Fast Vehicle, Kids Car Toys for 6-12 Years Old Boys Xmas Gifts

catnee Remote Control Car for Boys

by catnee
What We like

The remote control car is a great addition to any child's toy box with its smooth motion and compact size. The steering can be adjusted, so kids can race with a friend.

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Car Toys for 6-12 Year Old Boys,JXZJCY Remote Control Car Water and Land 2.4 GHz Amphibious RC Stunt Car for Kids Adult Best Christmas Birthday Gifts Green

JXZJCY Car Toys for 6-12 Year Old Boys

by JXZJCY
What We like

With 3.7V 750mAh rechargeable battery, remote control car has about 15-20 minutes playing time. The RC car can surf on the water, which is fun. The RC cars will scare your friends on the dark night.

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RC Cars, X TOYZ 2Pcs High Speed Remote Control Cars with Lithium Battery for Kids, 2.4Ghz RC Drift Car 1/22 Scale 14KM/H Racing Sport Toy Cars for Boys Girls Kids Gift for Christmas

X TOYZ RC Cars

by X TOYZ
What We like

The RC cars from X TOYZ are durable, kid-friendly, and a lot of fun. But the one drawback is their relatively piercing battery.

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