24 Unique Ride-On Toys for Ages 1 to 11

Little girl riding a white jeep ride-on toy car outside

If you really want to knock your kid’s socks off, you won’t do much better than a ride-on toy. There’s something special about being able to scoot, drive or steer that thrills kids of all ages—from the littlest toddlers to the coolest pre-teens. And you’re sure to find a good fit in our roundup of the best ride-on cars, trucks, scooters and more.

Just remember to keep it safe. According to Health Canada, ride-on toys should be appropriately sized for your child, should only be used in areas checked for hazards (like water, electrical cords and stairs) and should have a stable base that won’t tip when your child’s weight shifts. For things like scooters and hoverboards, consider a helmet, plus wrist and elbow guards. You can also check out our list of  24 bike and riding accessories kids will love.

In this guide
1. Best ride-ons for ages 1 to 2
$ 69.97

Step2 Push around Buggy Gt Ride-On

An awesome stroller alternative, this cute push car will thrill little ones with its realistic steering wheel and honking horn. Meanwhile, parents will love the under-hood storage, easy-latch safety belt and wide handle for pushing.

Recommended age: One to three years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

$ 69.97

VTech Prance & Rock Learning Unicorn, English Version

Sure, a rocking horse is great, but a rocking unicorn ride-on toy is double the fun! With motion-sensor technology that triggers sounds to encourage movement, this sweet creature also plays songs, melodies and phrases to promote learning and imaginative play.

Recommended age: One to three years (weight limit not listed)

$ 119.98

Little Tikes Cozy Truck

The perfect ride-on toy for little ones, this truck combines the fun of the classic Little Tikes Cozy Coupe with a modern “off-road” truck. The gas cap opens and closes and there’s even a functional trunk where kids can keep their toys stored.

Recommended age: Two to five years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

$ 194.98

Little Tikes Magical Unicorn Carriage Ride-On

This two-modes-in-one carriage can be used both as a push toy or pedal car for independent fun. Princess-loving kiddos will enjoy the galloping movement, light-up horn and clip-clop sounds of the unicorn, while parents will appreciate the cupholders, storage and quiet tires.

Recommended age: One to five years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

$ 49.97

Radio Flyer Retro Rocket Ride-On

There’s a reason this adorable ride-on is called the Retro Rocket. Your toddler will surely love pretending they’re an astronaut with the included space sounds and flashing lights. Plus, the comfortable seat doubles as a storage area.

Recommended age: One to three years (weight limit not listed)

$ 29

Fisher-Price Bounce and Spin Puppy Stationary Ride-On Toy

A ride-on toy that helps promote developmental skills? Yes, please. This cute puppy bounces, spins, plays music and features educational phrases and sounds for a unique ride-on experience. It helps encourage gross motor skills, self-expression, confidence and introduces numbers, colours and more! (Check out or list of developmental boosting toys for infants.)

Recommended age: One year and up (total weight limit of 55 pounds)

2. Best ride-ons for ages 3 to 4
$ 128

Marvel Avengers 6 Volt ATV

If you have a tiny superhero fan on your hands, you need this Avengers-themed electric, battery-powered ATV. With its easy push-button system, switch controls and all-terrain tires, your toddler will be able to save the day at speeds up to three kilometres per hour.

Recommended age: 18 months to three years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

$ 169.97

Step 2 Side-By-Side Push Around ATV

Parents and little ones alike will love this sweet ride. Walks around the neighbourhood will always be an adventure with this double-stroller alternative, featuring ample room for two toddlers, plus contoured seats, realistic steering wheels, a removable canopy and more.

Recommended age: Two to five years (total weight limit of 100 pounds)

$ 579.99

Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV Ride-On

Your future farmer or construction worker will think this rechargeable, battery-operated ATV is the bee’s knees. It features two speeds (3.6 and 7.25 kilometres per hour), a gear shifter, a working dump bed and a tailgate.

Recommended age: Three to five years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

$ 599.99

KidSquad 12V Ride on Fire Truck with Water Blaster

If Marshall of Paw Patrol fame comes up in regular conversation in your house, this is the ride-on toy for you. This battery-operated fire truck seems real, with flashing lights and hand mic, plus a working water tank and blaster.

Recommended age: Three to seven years (total weight limit of 100 pounds)

$ 398

Nickelodeon Paw Patrol 6V Ride-On Toy

This unique ride-on toy—or should we say plane—is a great choice for your Paw Patrol loving kiddo. It features spinning, padded propellers with working LED lights and has a maximum speed of 2.4 kilometres per hour. Plus it can move forward and backward!

Recommended age: Three to six years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

$ 199.99

Kool Karz 6V Quad ATV

This ATV is one of the best ride-on toys for toddlers. It can travel up to five kilometres per hour so kids will really feel like they’re moving. It even has a USB slot and Bluetooth connection so you can play their favourite songs while they ride. Brilliant!

Recommended age: Three to six years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

3. Best ride-ons for ages 5 to 7
$ 268

Fiat 500 12V Ride-On Toy

This realistic Fiat will have kids riding the neighbourhood in style. The two functional doors, side-view mirrors, detailed dashboard and seatbelt makes it perfect for young drivers. A battery charger is also included.

Recommended age: Three to six years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

$ 568

Marvel Spiderman UTV 12V Ride-On Toy

Spider-Man and Marvel fans can ride around with the two forward speeds and one reverse speed in this UTV that travels two to 4.2 kilometres per hour. Bonus: You can plug any MP3 device so kiddos can cruise while listening to their favourite music.

Recommended age: Three to eight years (total weight limit of 88 pounds)

$ 629.99

Peg Perego Gator XUV Midnight Black Edition

This sporty-looking, battery-operated ride-on features a working dump bed with tailgate, adjustable seats, a canopy roof and two speeds (four and 7.25 kilometres per hour). The super-traction wheels are great for grass, dirt, gravel or hard surfaces.

Recommended age: Three to eight years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

$ 398

McLaren Senna 12V Ride on Toy

Neighbourhood kids will clamour for a ride in this life-like, battery-operated luxury car. It offers two speeds (2.5 and five kilometres per hour) to suit your child’s age or mood. With an easy push button to start and functional scissor-style doors this will surely be your child’s (and your) dream sports car.

Recommended age: Three to six years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

$ 398

Range Rover Pink 12V Ride-On Toy

If you’re looking for a ride-on vehicle that feels just like the grownup equivalent, this is it. This two-seater, two-speed Range Rover comes complete with sound controls and a working horn. The LED headlights and taillights function like a real car. Little ones can even pretend to take a hands-free call by pushing the phone icon on the steering wheel. How cute!

Recommended age: Three to eight years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

$ 568

Jeep Gladiator 12V Ride-On Toy

This realistic Jeep will take kids on all kinds of adventures. It has adjustable seats, a working seat belt, functional doors and a max speed of eight kilometres per hour. They can even open the back for more toys are stuffed animal friends. (You can also check out our 24 favourite cute animals for kiddos.)

Recommended age: Three to eight years (total weight limit of 110 pounds)

4. Best ride-ons for ages 8 to 11
$ 259.98

Hovertrax Prizma Blue

Hoverboards don’t exactly look like they did in Back to the Future but they’re still so fun to use. This super-bright version is made with self-balancing technology, features LED-lighted bars and wheels and has a run time of up to 45 minutes. Anti-slip, rubber traction helps to keep tweens stable during use.

Recommended age: Eight years and up (total weight limit of 176 pounds)

$ 49.97

Maui and Sons Cookie Board

From riding to the park or coasting to school, this skateboard is perfect for kids who are new to the skate game. The wheels create a stable base to help tweens stay balanced and has PE cushion (strong and resilient cross-linked foam) for a smooth ride.

Recommended age: 10 years and up (total weight limit not listed)

$ 499.99

Razor MX350 Dirt Rocket Electric Motocross

This motorcycle has more juice than some other ride-ons you’ll find, which is why it’s recommended for a slightly older age range. With a 24-volt battery, it looks like the real deal and has a run time of 40 minutes.

Recommended age: Eight to 13 years (total weight limit of 140 pounds)

$ 44.95

L.O.L. Surprise Folding Kick Scooter

L.O.L. fans won’t be able to get enough of this scooter. The fun pink leopard print will have them riding in style. It’s made from steel and aluminum construction for added durability, the handlebar adjusts by height and it folds for easy storage.

Recommended age: Five years and up (total weight limit of 140 pounds)

$ 599.98

Kool Karz 12V Chevrolet Camaro 2022 Ride-On Toy Car

This classic ride-on car is an awesome choice for kiddos. The seats have a back cushion for comfy rides and is equipped with sound control, music, lights and pedals for a realistic drive. There’s even a Bluetooth remote control included to make the car run. Plus, seat belts and the two-shock absorber will help ensure your child remains safe.

Recommended age: Three to eight years (total weight limit of 55 pounds)

$ 265.99

Razor Power Core E100 Kids Ride-On Motorized Scooter

For older kids with a need for speed, this kickstart, rechargeable motorized scooter can get up to 17.7 kilometres per hour and offers up to 60 minutes of continuous use. The motor has no alignment, chain or belt, so it’s practically maintenance-free.

Recommended age: Eight years and up (total weight limit of 120 pounds)

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Katie Dupuis is an award-winning writer and editor in Toronto, and mom to two daughters (Sophie and Juliette). She is also the managing director of Chick & Owl Design Co. When she's not working, she's baking, reading or watching too much TV.

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