You are never too old own or play with a remote controlled car. Every single boy wants one and adults seem to enjoy them just as well. However adults tend to go for expensive models with better construction and larger battery packs. Those are more than just toys and for a child, something more basic would be the better choice.
Regular remote controlled cars are generally affordable. Their build quality is good and their remote controls are as straight forward as possible. The vast majority of models are downscale replicas of popular car models that everyone is familiar with. Some have unique designs that give them more mobility over difficult terrain by having bigger tires and having a larger distance between the car and the ground.
Today we will have a look at 10 different remote controlled cars. All of them are placed in the affordable price range and come with simple remotes. The models we selected are mainly aimed at children but adults can enjoy them as well. However they do not come with advanced features that more expensive models have. We selected only simple and affordable models that make Great Gifts. Here are the top 10 best remote control cars in 2016.
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- 10. Haktoys HAK104 Stunt Master – Acrobatic Extreme 360° Tumbling & Spinning Action Racer Rechargeable RC Car with Colorful Lights – Colors May Vary
- 9. Maisto R/C 1:24 Scale Ferrari 458 Italia Radio Control Vehicle
- 8. Hosim 33+MPH 1/12 Scale Electric RC Car 2.4Ghz 2WD High Speed Remote Controlled Car
- 7. TOZO C1021 RC CAR High Speed 32MPH 4×4 Fast Race Cars 1:18 RC SCALE RTR Racing 4WD ELECTRIC POWER BUGGY W/2.4G Radio Remote control Off Road Truck Powersport Roadster
- 6. Holy Stone 2962A Lamborghini Veneno 1/14 Scale, Gravity Sensor Radio Control Vehicle Diecast Model
- 5. Fisher-Price My Easy RC Vehicle
- 4. Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Extreme Radio Control Vehicle
- 3. We have withdrawn our review of product RC vehicle #3. We’ll post a new review soon. Please read our next review.
- 2. Redcat Racing Shockwave Nitro Buggy, Blue, 1/10 Scale
- 1. Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Radio Control Vehicle (Colors May Vary)
10. Haktoys HAK104 Stunt Master – Acrobatic Extreme 360° Tumbling & Spinning Action Racer Rechargeable RC Car with Colorful Lights – Colors May Vary
Haktoys HAK104 Stunt Master is a great little toy that comes with a decent price tag. It has extra-large wheels that makes it fast and at the same time able to flip over and still run. The model can turn and spin 360 degrees in place and comes with a V-shaped profile.
The model runs on a rechargeable battery that offers a range of about 8 to 10 minutes. Its top speed has been limited to 12 miles per hour while the range cannot exceed 30 feet as the remote control will no longer work.
The Maisto R/C 1:24 scale Ferrari 458 is a popular model and for a good reason. Despite being rather small for a remote controlled car, it has stunning visuals and great attention to details. It is a great replica of the famous car.
This officially licensed remote controlled car runs on two AA batteries for the vehicle and two AA batteries for the controller. It has forward and reverse functions as well as left and right steering. Last but not least the model is really inexpensive when compared with most other remote controlled cars.
Hosim remote controlled car is a great pick for the ones that like to go aggressive or play with it on rough terrain. The model is significantly more expensive than most of the models in our list due to the fact that it is more than just a toy.
According to its specs the car can reach 35 miles per hour. It includes rechargeable batteries and a large remote that makes it easy to control. The model can also have the chassis removed, leaving just the bottom frame and tires exposed.
7. TOZO C1021 RC CAR High Speed 32MPH 4×4 Fast Race Cars 1:18 RC SCALE RTR Racing 4WD ELECTRIC POWER BUGGY W/2.4G Radio Remote control Off Road Truck Powersport Roadster
The TOZO C1021 remote controlled car is more than just a toy. Regardless it can be enjoyed by both adults and children. The model falls into the premium range due to its specs and price which can be a turnoff for some.
In terms of speed the car can reach an astonishing 32 miles per hour. It has a large remote that makes it easy to control and rechargeable batteries. The model uses high quality rubber wheels with individual suspensions.
6. Holy Stone 2962A Lamborghini Veneno 1/14 Scale, Gravity Sensor Radio Control Vehicle Diecast Model
The Holy Stone 2962A is a replica of the infamous Lamborghini Veneo. This small and luxurious remote controlled car excels with its attention to detail in order to replicate the real model almost flawlessly.
It includes a large remote with a joystick and runs on rechargeable batteries for the car. The remote uses 3 AA batteries which will need to be purchased separately.
Fisher-Price My Easy RC Vehicle is clearly a model that was made for kids. It has a small radio controlled car with a design that makes it look like a toy. The remote control has a similar design with large buttons for forward, backwards, left and right.
The model features two speeds that can be set and an auto shut-off system to save battery life. The model is fairly affordable and does not have any removable parts that might become a choking hazard.
Maisto R/C Rock Crawler Extreme is a great little car that can fight its way through the toughest terrain. Its large wheels certainly help a lot. The car runs on 3 individual motors for driving and steering which makes it both fast and easy to handle.
According to the specs the model needs 6 AA batteries for the car and 3 AAA batteries for the remote control. That is a lot but rechargeable ones can be used to save money on the long run.
3. We have withdrawn our review of product RC vehicle #3. We’ll post a new review soon. Please read our next review.
Redcat Racing Shockwave Nitro Buggy is a great toy mostly for adults. It’s a rather large remote controlled car that needs a lot of batteries to run. However it does have a long range and can reach high speeds.
The model needs 8 AA batteries for the remote and 4 AA batteries for the car. Rechargeable ones can be used to save money. Its remote uses 2.4 GHz technology that makes the car extremely responsive to commands.
Maisto R/C Rock Crawler radio controlled car was made for rocky terrain. It has extra-large wheels, individual suspensions and an aggressive design that is similar to the classic monster trucks. It is clear that it was design for intense races on the lawn or on dirt.
The car needs 6 AA batteries to run while the controller runs on just 2 AAA batteries. Its range with fresh batteries is fairly decent while the two individual motors ensure the car is fast and easy to control.
Remote controlled cars are a great means of spending time with the kids or just to fool around. The models in our list are divided into affordable models and toys for adults. The expensive models use large battery packs and have more advanced wireless technology that makes them more responsive.
The other category is aimed for both kids and adults. They are much more affordable and tend to have common designs inspired by real cars or cartoons. We managed to select the most appreciated and well-reviewed models so that anyone can find his own dream radio controlled car.