Electric ATV For Kids Review

Best Electric ATV For Kids

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Noel Joseph

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Short summary

This fantastic and functional kids ride on ATV is the best gift for your lovely children!

It comes with realistic ATV details that your child will surely love: cool appearance, bright LED lights, music effect and forward/backward function.

Pros:

  • The Gymax 12V Electric Kids Ride On Car 4×4 is one of the best electric ATVs on the market for kids and youth.
  • This model comes with high quality details that give it an incredibly realistic appearance. The Gymax is outfitted with LED lights and built-in music to accentuate the riding experience.
  • It is equipped with 4 anti-slip tires, stable and safe, and is fully ASTM certified for children’s safety.

Cons:

  • Although this model is often considered the best kids electric ATV, there are a few aspects that can be considered downfalls.
  • The weight capacity at 77 lbs is somewhat low compared to other models. However, the recommended rider age range is 3-7, which coincides with the approximate weight capacity.
  • Some customers may also not find the polypropylene plastic material that is used in multiple areas to be appealing.

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Best Overall
Gymax 12V Electric ATV Review
4.8/5
Gymax 12V Electric ATV

Short summary

The Razor Dirt Quad 500 is big enough to tackle rugged, off-road terrain and is ready to get your adrenaline rushing.

This item features a massive 500W motor with high-torque internal/integral gear set and self-adjusting chain for sheer four-wheel power.

Pros:

  • The Razor Dirt Quad 500 is a great option for a kids electric ATV that can handle rugged off-road terrain.
  • This model boasts a 36 Volt lead-acid battery, a 500 Watt motor with a high-torque internal gear set and self-adjusting chain. It is expertly built with a powder-coated steel frame, a front brush bar for durability in all conditions, as well as a rear carry handle for added convenience.
  • The Razor Dirt Quad is equipped with rear wheel suspension for extra traction and a twist grip throttle that offers the rider variable speed. It comes with steel wheels, pneumatic tires specific to the front or rear position and adjustable handle bars with soft rubber grips.

Cons:

  • Although the Razor Quad 500 is considered one of the more powerful ATVs for kids, the extra power comes with a few potential concerns for buyers.
  • This model is by far the heaviest of the 5 we are comparing, coming in at 123 pounds, which is 40 pounds heavier than the next heaviest option. This is a substantial amount of additional weight in comparison to the other top kids/youth ATV model.
  • Firstly, the quad will be harder to transport and will likely need to be handled by an adult. On top of that, the weight of the Razor Quad will make it harder and require more strength to maneuver while riding, which indicates the need for an older driver with more size and control.
  • Customers should also be wary of the fact that extra weight will lead to the potential for more severe injuries in case of a rollover.
  • One final potential issue that needs to be highlighted is the potential exposure to chemicals from the product including Chromium, which is recognized as a carcinogen (cancer causing agent). This warning is noted by the manufacturer and should be considered.

Featured specifications

Best Overall
Gymax 12V Electric ATV Review
4.8/5
Gymax 12V Electric ATV

Short summary

An extreme combination of style and specs makes this electric ATV for kids the ideal off-road adventurer.

Push the power button and explore the great outdoors on this 24V kids ride-on ATV.

Forward or reverse, this ATV ride-on is charged to conquer the outdoors.

Pros:

  • The Huffy Torex is among the best electric ATVs on the market for kids. This model is a combination of specs and style, and provides a great option for giving children an awesome off-road driving experience.
  • With a 24V battery and a variable-speed thumb throttle, this ATV can accelerate up to 8 miles per hour, in both forward and reverse drive. The independent front and rear suspension allows for a smooth ride on any uneven or rough off-road terrain.
  • LED headlights enable safe night-time riding, while a full steel frame provides support as well as style. This model is equipped with rear disc brakes and hand level for optimal stopping power, as well as airless “never-flat” tires for constant grip and rigidity.
  • Finally, the rear steel handle allows for seamless pulling and towing, while the Huffy is also equipped with the workings for a rear dump truck bed.

Cons:

  • This particular electric 4×4 atv is definitely a good option for consumers, however there are a few potential downsides to keep in mind.
  • The Huffy Torex 24 volt 4-wheeler is respectable in terms of its power and top speed, coming in at a maximum speed of 8 miles per hour.
  • However, customers who are looking for a kid’s electric ATV that can provide solid torque and decent acceleration may not find what they are looking for in this model.
  • With a 24 volt battery and a relatively modest top speed, the Huffy Torex is geared more towards relaxed riders who aren’t looking to break speed records.

Featured specifications

Best Overall
Gymax 12V Electric ATV Review
4.8/5
Gymax 12V Electric ATV

Short summary

The stylish appearance and fully functional configuration provide the ideal car experience for your child.

Ride on car integrates real engine sound, horn, LED light, power display make the car functional.

Pros:

  • The Kidzone 12 volt ATV is the perfect introductory style starter quad, geared towards younger children who are looking to get their feet wet.
  • The 12 volt and 2x 35 watt engine set up does provide a good punch, but the efficiency over power design ensures that your rider won’t be hitting any breakneck speeds. This model comes equipped with a USB port, bluetooth capabilities, and LED headlights.
  • The high capacity 12 volt battery operates with Smart Battery Charging Technology automatically controls battery charge and prevents damage from overcharging. The simplistic two speed motor provides an easy to learn acceleration mechanic that young children can grasp easily.

Cons:

  • The Kidzone 12 volt electric atv has some pretty obvious shortcomings in terms of engine power and the related acceleration/top speed capabilities.
  • Customers who are looking to purchase a kid’s electric ATV that has some power and can hit a decent top speed should steer clear of this model. With a 3.1 mile per hour top speed, the Kidzone 12 volt won’t be able to meet the needs of our speed demon riders.
  • Another potential downside that buyers should be aware of is the relatively low carrying capacity, set at 77 pounds. This as well as the relatively low weight of the quad itself (36.3 lbs) indicate the potential for the ATV to overturn easier than other heavier models.
  • Finally, although the battery has some useful smart charging features, there are a couple downsides worth mentioning. The battery has a charge time of 8 – 12 hours, while only offering a 60 minute approximate riding time window on maximum charge. This will put a serious limit on how far the rider can travel before needing a battery recharge.

Featured specifications

Best Overall
Gymax 12V Electric ATV Review
4.8/5
Gymax 12V Electric ATV

Short summary

This Kidzone electric 4-wheel ATV is esigned to replicate the real thing with working headlights, horn, radio and a powerful electric drive motor.

Off road wheels are ready to power through rough terrain such as hard surfaces, grass, dirt, gravel, mud and more.

Pros:

  • The Kidzone Kids Ride electric ATV is very similar to the other Kidzone model previously reviewed. This is another awesome starter quad for young kids who are ready to be introduced to the world of 4 wheeling!
  • Programmed with two selectable speeds (1.4 mph & 2.2 mph), this ATV offers the ability for children to work their way up to a maximum speed.
  • The foot pedal accelerator as opposed to the more common throttle accelerator ensures that your rider won’t have any trouble with sore wrists or grip strength.
  • This model comes equipped with LED headlights, music capabilities, engine sounds and a built-in horn for a realistic experience. Dual treaded tires allow the rider to take on uneven terrain with ease.

Cons:

  • This kid’s electric ATV has a similar set of downsides as its Kidzone counterpart.
  • In terms of engine capacity and power this model does not offer much in terms of acceleration and top speed. There are two variable speeds, a low setting at 1.4 miles per hour, and a top speed setting at 2.2 miles per hour. As a result, this electric ATV’s speed variation is very limited.
  • This model is built mainly with plastic material, which will be more susceptible to wear and tear over time in comparison to steel or iron based compositions.

Featured specifications

Best Overall
Gymax 12V Electric ATV Review
4.8/5
Gymax 12V Electric ATV

What is a Good Size ATV for a 12 Year Old?

electric atv size

The electric ATV market is one that offers a wide variety of options for consumers. Everything from battery and motor power capacities, to aesthetics, music/radio & add-ons, as well as ghear styles and other mechanical aspects can be made available by choosing the right model.

One of the main things to consider when deciding on the best kids electric ATV for a 12 year old is obviously going to be size and weight specifications. It is always recommended whenever possible to have your child personally sit on the ATV and test out a few aspects. Are they comfortable when seated? Do their legs and feet fit nicely on the ATV with ample space? Can they reach the handlebars/throttle without the need to stretch their arms uncomfortably?

In regards to the recommended ATV sizes by age, each quad will be made for a specific target age range and weight class. A good size ATV for a 12 year old would be one that has a maximum rider weight of 120 – 150 pounds. In terms of power and speed, a 70cc engine would suffice, but if you are looking for a bit more punch, you could venture into the 90cc category.

The appropriate weight range for the ATV would be around 70 pounds. The dimension measurements (length, width, height) as well as the other aspects mentioned should be fitted accordingly to the height and weight of your child, regardless of age.

What is a Good Size 4 Wheeler for a 6 Year Old?

What is a Good Size 4 Wheeler for a 6 Year Old?

When we think about the size of a 6 year old child and how that translates into choosing the best electric ATV at the appropriate size, we can come to an approximate conclusion.

Appropriate 4 wheelers for 6 year old children will fall into the smallest size range that major brands and manufacturers will have in their line up. Engine size will depend on the discretion and needs of the parent and rider. A 12 volt battery powered engine could be perfect for a young rider as these will not produce top speeds of much more than a few miles per hour.

Upgrading to a 20 volt + battery is also definitely an option, depending on how much power is desired. In terms of dimensions and measurements, 25 – 30 inches in height is in most cases the sweet spot for a 6 year old’s 4 wheeler. These measurements will correspond with appropriate length and width values as well. If the child is abnormally tall or short for their age, adjustments or downsizes/upsizes can be considered.

How Fast Does a 50cc ATV Go?

The measurement cc refers to the volume of the cylinders in a vehicle’s engine or the relative “cubic centimetres”. Once a child has learned the basic skills required to safely operate an ATV, they should be prepared to try out a 50cc motor.

These models of ATV are small and lightweight, and are usually equipped with some sort of governor that controls the maximum speed. This will help ensure a safe riding experience when small children are working their way up the power ladder.

A 50 cc ATV that has four or more gears can quite easily get up to speeds of over 30 miles per hour. Parents are advised to keep their child on a maximum 50cc ATV until they have both mastered the basic riding skills and reached 6 years of age. It is important to allow your child to grow into a larger sized motor, as they will need more strength to properly control an ATV with a more powerful motor.

How Old Should a Child Be to Ride an ATV?

How Old Should a Child Be to Ride an ATV?

The debate in regards to how old a child should be before riding an ATV is one that has produced a number of different opinions. There are no federal regulations or strict limits in place in regards to the acceptable ATV riding age.

However, each state instead has its own set of guidelines, laws and regulations. There are some states in America that require ATV operators to be at least 16 years old, as well as have a proper safety certificate. Other states have been known to allow kids as young as 10 to ride ATVs under the supervision of an adult who has a valid driver’s license.

With this being said, the AAP (American Academy of Pediatrics) which is dedicated to the health of all children, does not recommend the use of ATVs by children and teens under the age of 16. Other states are more lenient when it comes to age restrictions, documentation and certification.

When we talk about how old a child should be to ride an ATV in terms of developmental age, ability and experience/skill level, it is a different discussion.

The first aspect to consider is a child’s developmental age. There are a few important benchmarks that indicate a child is developmentally ready to safely learn how to ride an ATV. This includes their ability to follow directions, demonstrate discretion and most importantly their possession and mastery of basic motor skills (walking, running, jumping, sitting, standing etc..).

Once they have reached these three developmental milestones, it does not mean they are ready to hop on any kid’s ATV on the market. Definitely consider a very small size electric ATV with a low voltage motor that does not surpass 2 or 3 miles per hour as a top speed.

Skill and experience level is also an important factor to consider. Skill is something that develops through time, exposure to the activity, and overall practice. For young children from the ages of 18 months to 3 years of age, it is important to evaluate their ability to control the speed and direction of the ATV as well as quickly follow directions.These two skills are paramount when it comes to the safe operation of a 4 wheeler. As your child gets older and develops a higher level of skill, you can gradually upgrade their ATV to provide more power and speed from their engine.

Finally, paying attention to the size and relative weight of your child is another important aspect to be aware of when determining how old they should be to start riding. Having enough weight to properly mount and anchor themselves onto the ATV is very important. This will ensure that they will not easily slide off, and will also help prevent the ATV from overturning in certain situations. Weight will also usually coincide with your child’s relative strength, which is important in regards to their ability to handle and maneuver a moving ATV.

In the end, with all of these factors considered, it is objectively up to the child’s guardian to assess how old they should be to safely ride an ATV. In general, it has been said that a minimum age of around 3 years is a baseline starting point for parents looking to get their child involved in the world of riding ATVs.

In order to draw a conclusion and subjectively make a decision as to what the best electric ATV on the kid’s market is, we must consider the best models and evaluate their respective pros and cons.

The two Kidzone models that we reviewed previously both have relatively small engines and therefore are the least powerful of the five kids electric ATVs we reviewed. Although they offer great options for introductory ATVs, there are a number of aspects in which they lack.

The Huffy Torex is a step up from the Kidzone electric ATV models in terms of engine power and top speed potential. This model offers a great intermediate benchmark option for children who are becoming more experienced riders and looking to test out an
ATV with a bit more power than beginner models.

The Razor Dirt Quad 500 is one of the better electric ATV models for the older age range. With a maximum carrying capacity (rider weight) of 220 pounds, this model can accommodate older children and young teens of basically all sizes. However, the single charge driving range maxes out at 10 miles which is relatively short and limits the possibility for long excursions without recharging. In addition, the Razor Dirt Quad is by far the heaviest of the models we reviewed, coming in at 123 pounds. The extra weight can prove to be both inconvenient as well as potentially dangerous.

Finally, we have the Gymax 12V Electric Kids ATV. This model has been regarded as the best electric ATV on the market, and offers a well rounded option for children of beginner and intermediate experience levels. The Gymax offers decent power, and has a great max weight capacity at almost 80 pounds. It also comes in at a net weight of 36.4 pounds, making it one of the best lightweight options and ensuring that it is easy to maneuver/transport. As a result, we can conclude that the kids Gymax 12V model is arguably the best electric ATV available for children.

Gymax 12V Electric ATV Review
4.8/5

Gymax 12V Electric ATV

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Noel Joseph
Noel Joseph
Noel Joseph has been in the world of motor vehicles for a long period. Currently, he is enthusiastic about Electric & Hybrid Motors and is an independent researcher. He advocates for a clean and sustainable future and envisions utilizing his years of experience in mechanical engineering. His new venture here at CompactPower.com is to organize and simplify knowledge on Electric vehicles. He wants to build a space where people can talk about EVs and associated technologies with freedom.