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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 24 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.

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 1 to 2

Step2 Push-Around Buggy GT Ride-On

155 Reviews

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: 1 to 3 years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 1 to 2

VTech Prance & Rock Learning Unicorn, English Version

133 Reviews

Sure, a rocking horse is great, but a rocking unicorn that turns into a 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: 1 to 3 years (weight limit not listed)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 1 to 2

Fisher-Price Little People Music Parade Ride-On

8 Reviews

You can’t go wrong with a classic. Your toddler can push this well-known toy around the house to practice walking or hop on for musical, ride-on fun. Sound effects include engine start and revving noises, musical notes and marching tunes.

Recommended age: 1 to 3 years (total weight limit of 44 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 1 to 2

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Ride-On

1643 Reviews

This coupe is one of the best-selling cars of all time—yes, sales of this toy consistently outpace actual car sales. Why? Because kids have loved this Flintstone-like auto since it was first introduced in 1979, with its working doors, steering wheel and trunk.

Recommended age: 1 to 5 years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 1 to 2

Little Tikes Magical Unicorn Carriage Ride-On

30 Reviews

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: 1 to 5 years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 1 to 2

Little Tikes Go Green Cozy Truck with Trailer

73 Reviews

Kids can pitch in on gardening and yard work with this helpful ride-on. It comes with a rake and a shovel, as well as a tool rack and trailer. Little Tikes’s Go Green toys are made from recycled plastic, too, to lessen the impact on the environment.

Recommended age: 1 to 5 years (total weight limit of 50 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 3 to 4

Marvel Avengers 6-Volt Toddler Quad

13 Reviews

If you have a tiny superhero fan on your hands, you need this Avengers-themed electric, battery-powered quad. With its easy push-button system and all-terrain tires, your toddler will be able to save the day at speeds up to 3.2 km/hr.

Recommended age: 18 months to 5 years (total weight limit of 45 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 3 to 4

Step2 Side-by-Side Push Around SUV

59 Reviews

Parents and kids 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: 2 to 5 years (total weight limit of 100 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 3 to 4

Peg Perego John Deere Gator XUV Ride-On

733 Reviews

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 km/hr), a real gear shifter, a working dump bed and a tailgate.

Recommended age: 3 to 5 years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 3 to 4

Lamborghini Aventador Ride-On Car

0 Reviews

Neighbourhood kids will clamour for a ride in this life-like, battery-operated luxury car. It comes in pink, red or yellow and offers two speeds (3.2 and 8 km/hr), working headlights, an MP3 player and a wireless remote for parents. (You might also like our top 50 toys for kids of 2021.)

Recommended age: 2 to 7 years (total weight limit of 66 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 3 to 4

KidSquad 12V Ride-On Fire Truck with Water Blaster

12 Reviews

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: 3 to 7 years (total weight limit of 100 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 3 to 4

Power Wheels Barbie Camper Pink and Green

198 Reviews

Barbie fans won’t be able to get enough of this Power Wheels camper, with its ample opportunities for pretend play. The magenta vehicle features the voice of Barbie giving directions and a fold-out play kitchen, complete with tasty treats and a campfire.

Recommended age: 3 to 7 years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 5 to 7

Power Wheels Disney Frozen Wrangler Jeep

299 Reviews

Elsa and Anna have traded Kristoff’s ice wagon for this colourful new whip! This battery-operated, two-speed (4 and 8 km/hr) Jeep includes a pretend radio that plays songs from the Frozen movie, working doors and a roomy rear storage area.

Recommended age: 3 to 7 years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 5 to 7

Power Wheels F150 Ride-On Vehicle

156 Reviews

If you’re looking for a ride-on vehicle that feels just like the grownup equivalent, this is it. This two-seater, two-speed Ford F-150 can handle mud and wet grass, features an FM radio and has a truck bed with a working tailgate.

Recommended age: 3 to 7 years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 5 to 7

Power Wheels Jeep Wrangler Willys

143 Reviews

Available in pink and black, this realistic Jeep will take kids on all kinds of adventures. It comes with a removable shovel and features a pretend radio with sound effects, a voice-changing microphone and a max speed of 8 km/hr.

Recommended age: 3 to 7 years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 5 to 7

Aosom Electric Ride-On Car for Kids

0 Reviews

This flashy car has all kinds of realistic functions, including adjustable high and low speeds, front and back lights and a built-in music player with a USB. Parents can also control the car with a wireless remote to get in on the fun.

Recommended age: 3 to 8 years (total weight limit of 55 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 5 to 7

Power Wheels Jurassic World Dino Racer ATV Ride-On

88 Reviews

Not that Jurassic Park is the best place to seek adventure (hello, super-aggressive T-rexes), but this toothy creature will still delight dino lovers. Usable on multiple terrains, it can reach 9.65 km/hr. Think that’s too fast? It has a parent-controlled, high-speed lockout so beginners can’t go at max speed. (Your child might also love these blaster toys.)

Recommended age: 3 to 8 years (total weight limit of 65 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 5 to 7

Peg Perego Gator XUV Midnight Black Edition

15 Reviews

This sporty-looking, battery-operated ride-on features a working dump bed with tailgate, adjustable seats, a canopy roof and two speeds (4 and 7.25 km/hr). The super-traction wheels are great for grass, dirt, gravel or hard surfaces.

Recommended age: 3 to 8 years (total weight limit of 130 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 8 to 11

Daymak Bentley Continental Two-Seater Ride-On

1 Review

Kids will love this swanky, two-tone ride, with its faux-leather seats, front and back LED headlights, built-in MP3 player and working doors. If this car is fancier than the actual family vehicle, parents can get in on the luxury with the remote control.

Recommended age: 3 to 10 years (total weight limit of 140 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 8 to 11

Bird Birdie Kick Scooter for Kids

1 Review

This non-electric scooter is perfect for kids who are new to the scooter game. The three-wheel design with ultra-wide wheels creates a stable base to help kiddos stay balanced, while the stomp brake allows for easy slowing if the ride gets a little fast.

Recommended age: 3 to 12 years (total weight limit of 110 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 8 to 11

24-Volt Hyper Motorcycle

55 Reviews

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: 8 to 13 years (weight limit not listed)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 8 to 11

Razor Power Core E100 Kids Ride-On Motorized Scooter

0 Reviews

For older kids with a need for speed, this kickstart, rechargeable motorized scooter can get up to 17.7 km/hr 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: 8 years and up (total weight limit of 120 pounds)

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 8 to 11

Razor Hovertrax Prizma Blue

32 Reviews

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 kids stable during use.

Recommended age: 8 years and up (total weight limit of 176 pounds)

Lectron Gyroor T581 Hoverboard

Best Ride-Ons for Ages 8 to 11

Lectron Gyroor T581 Hoverboard

1 Review

This motorized, two-wheel hoverboard comes with two modes for different levels of skill, is all-terrain and Bluetooth-enabled and includes LED lights for increased visibility.

Recommended age: Not listed