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Big Adventure With Kids Electric Side By Side & UTVs

Limited Electric SxS & UTVs for Kids 9-15 Years Old

There’s no real middle ground in the electric UTV market. There’s only 12V and 24V models for toddlers and small children and then the models jump up to powerful adult sizes. While adult electric UTVs are generally rated for children 16+, they are not appropriate for older children, preteens or younger teenagers.

This means that children from 8-15 have extremely limited electric SxS/UTV options.

We did manage to find one though, the Rampage UTV (see listing below) from Car Tots that claims to be suitable for ages 6 – small adult. But, what qualifies as a small adult? According to the seller description, ‘small adult’ would be mean less than 5′ tall which is a very small percentage of the US population. So, we put the age range at 6-10 which seems more realistic.

Unfortunately this is also true with ATVs as well, although Tesla did recently released the Cyberquad rated for kids 8-12 years old.

Hopefully as electric vehicles gain traction over time, more options will become available.


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Electric SxS & UTVs For Kids 3-8 Years Old

24V Kids Electric Side By Sides & UTVs

Postack 4WD 24V UTV

Kids Electric Side By Side: Postack 4WD 24V UTV
  • Vehicle Weight: 77 lbs
  • Age Recommendation: 3-8 years old
  • Colors: Black, Green, Red, Pink White
  • Maximum Load: 130 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 4.9 mph
  • Battery Type: 24V
  • Battery Life: 45 minutes
  • Charging Time: 8-12 hours

Features:

  • 24V
  • Parental remote control
  • Soft acceleration
  • 3rd fastest top speed (4.9 mph)
  • Higher maximum load
  • Lockable door
  • Lots of color options
  • Bluetooth capability
  • ASTM certification

With a top speed of 4.9 mph, this 24V electric UTV has a bit more get up and go than 12V models. This vehicle also has about double the load capacity of 12V models.

However, it’s important to note that even though this has a larger load capacity and is a two seater, it can really only accommodate two children when they are very young. Once they get a bit older/larger, they’ll only be able to ride one at a time. (Of course, this is true for most of these vehicles)

Kids will enjoy all the fun features that make them feel like they’re in control and one of the ‘big kids’. A steering wheel, acceleration pedal, LED lights, real engine sounds, ‘radio’ and horn all provide a realistic driving experience. Also includes a seat belt and two locking doors for safety.

And although this vehicle doesn’t come preprogrammed with music like other SxS, it is Bluetooth enabled and ready for use with your own device.

In manual mode, kids can drive the vehicle using the steering wheel and pedal at speeds of up to 4.9mph. But parents also have the option to control both the steering and the speed using the included remote control.

This UTV has ASTM certification (American Society for Testing and Materials). This is a voluntary measure that companies can take to ensure products meet certain consumer safety standards. It’s not required, but it’s thoughtful when companies take this extra step.


R&G Toys 24V 2-Seater XXL UTV

R&G Toys 24V 2-Seater XXL UTV
Photo By R&G Toys
  • Vehicle Weight: 93 lbs
  • Age Recommendation: 3-8 years old
  • Colors: Orange, Pink, Blue, Carbon Fiber
  • Maximum Load: 150 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 6 mph
  • Battery Type: 24V
  • Battery Life: 1 hour
  • Charging Time: 8 hours

Features:

  • Parental remote control
  • 2nd fastest top speed (6 mph)
  • Touchscreen MP3 player w/Bluetooth
  • High maximum load
  • 16″ EVA rubber wheels
  • All wheel suspension
  • Hidden trunk
  • Premium sound system
  • LED lights
  • ASTM compliant

Capable of a top speed of 6 mph, this SxS has one of the fastest listed speed of all the SxS in our lineup. In addition to a faster speed and larger carry capacity, this model also includes other premium features and is very sharp looking.

Aggressive front end styling, all wheel suspension with color coordinated shocks, 16″ tires and roll bars all provide an adult vehicle look that both parents and kids will love. Swing doors, front and rear LED lights, lockable doors and cool looking console all lend an authentic feel to this kid’s SxS.

One of the best premium features of this SxS is the Bluetooth enabled touch screen MP4 player. A rear storage trunk gives kids a place to store extra toys when they set off on their adventures.

Recommended as 2-seater for children 5 and under. Once children get larger, the cockpit gets a little tight and is only suitable for one rider.

Includes a remote control, so parents can safely maneuver their littlest adventurers around without worry.

This SxS is ASTM F963 compliant which means it meets standard consumer safety specifications for toy safety.

Although the assembly time is listed as 20 minutes, it make take you a bit longer to get your little one driving around the yard.

R&G Toys 24V 2-Seater XXL UTV


Rampage 24 Volt Ride On UTV

Kids Electric Side By Side: Rampage 24 Volt Ride On UTV
Rampage Kids Electric Side by Side | Photo by Car Tots
  • Vehicle Weight: NA
  • Age Recommendation: 6-10
  • Colors: White, Black, Green, Gold, Red, Pink
  • Maximum Load: 175 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 10mph
  • Battery Type: 24V
  • Battery Life: 30-75 minutes
  • Charging Time: NA

Features:

  • #1 fastest top speed (10 mph)
  • Highest maximum load
  • Can accommodate larger children
  • Plenty of color options
  • Air filled 15″ tires
  • LED headlights
  • Disc brakes
  • Metal gears
  • 3 Speeds Forward and 1 Reverse
  • 6 month warranty

What really sets this SxS apart is it’s maximum load rating and age recommendation. The maximum load rating is 175 lbs which is the highest among the vehicles we’ve found.

Car Tots, the manufacturer, has set the age recommendation at “6 to Small Adult” with a listed maximum rider height is 60″ (5 feet tall).

While the weight rating of 175 lbs could definitely accommodate a small adult, I’m putting the listing down as 6-10 years old because very few adults are under 5′ tall. Plus, ultimately this is a toy for children not adults.

This is also the fastest kids electric side by side in our lineup with a top speed of 10 mph. But, no worries, it also comes with disc brakes to keep riders safe. Plus, the vehicle comes with a parental remote control for tiny riders who aren’t quite ready to drive on their own.

15″ air filled rubber tires and 9″ of ground clearance is ideal for small rocks and hazards while the suspension system ensures smooth travel over uneven terrain. Riders have 3 forward speeds and 1 reverse speed.

Package also includes working doors, LED headlights, horn and Bluetooth connectivity.

Although the charge time is unstated, I would expect it to be in the 8-12 hour range, comparable to similar vehicles.

Rampage 24 Volt Ride On UTV



12V Kids Electric Side By Sides & UTVs

Uenjoy Realistic Off-Road UTV

Kids Electric Side By Side: Uenjoy Realistic Off-Road UTV
  • Vehicle Weight: N/A
  • Age Recommendation: 3-8 years old
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Pink, Camo Pink, White
  • Maximum Load: 66 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 3.1 mph
  • Battery Type: 12V 
  • Battery Life: 1-2 hours
  • Charging Time: 5-7 hours

Features:

  • 2 seater
  • Remote control or manual operation
  • Front and rear spring suspension
  • Seat belt
  • Double lock door
  • Pedals and gear sticks
  • 2 speed shifting
  • Rear storage space
  • Fun dashboard functionality
  • LED headlights

What kid wouldn’t love riding around in this boss looking UTV?

With two little ones or visiting friends or cousins, it’s great to be able to easily accommodate two. Of course, the downside is the fights over who drives.

For young children, parents can use the remote to easily control the vehicle from the comfort of a chair while the kids are kept safe with a seatbelt and double lock door. But, the kids won’t care (or probably even notice), they’ll still get the thrill of ‘driving’ on their own.

When they get a bit older, they’ll enjoy using the foot pedals and gear shift to truly drive on their own.

The dashboard has some fun functions that the kids will enjoy. They can play songs or stories. You can also use your own Bluetooth device, USB, MP3 Port or TF-CARD with the dashboard.

Speakers work well, but if you plan on using the Bluetooth, you may need to keep your device in the UTV – the reach isn’t the best. This isn’t a negative against the vehicle, this is pretty true with Bluetooth in general.

Vehicle requires some basic assembly such as attaching the roll bars. It’s not difficult, but if you’re buying this as a gift, keep it in mind.


Value Box Extra Large Ride On Truck

Kids Electric Side By Side: Value Box Extra Large Ride On Truck
  • Vehicle Weight: N/A
  • Age Recommendation: 3-8 years old
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Green, Pink, Red, White
  • Maximum Load: 66 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 3.7 mph
  • Battery Type: 12V
  • Battery Life: 45 minutes – 2 hours
  • Charging Time: 8 -12 hours

Features:

  • 2 run modes (manual or remote control)
  • Slow acceleration for safety
  • LED headlights
  • Horn
  • Easy start/stop button
  • 2 rear view mirrors
  • Fun realistic look
  • Lots of colors
  • Built in musical tunes
  • 2 operable doors with magnetic closure

This popular kids electric side by side is sure to please both parents and the littlest riders.

With a top speed of 3.7 mph, parents don’t have to worry about things getting out of hand. There’s also the option of operating the vehicle with a hand held remote control. In the manual setting, there is only one speed option while the remote control offers three speed setting from 2.5 mph – 3.7 mph.

And, to keep things extra safe, the wide seat comes with seatbelts.

Kids will love how realistic this truck looks. It has all the bells and whistles including a steering wheel, foot pedal, LED headlights, a horn and rear view mirrors. The “radio” come preprogrammed with built in music or you can connect a phone or MP3 player with an USB or AUX cord using the plug-in feature.

Six different color options make it easy for everyone to find a color they’ll like. Doors on either side are easy for children to operate and have a magnetic closure.

It takes 8-12 hours to fully charge the battery and has a run time of approximately 45 minutes – 2 hours.

Please note that the vehicle and wheels ship separately and there may be a day or two between package arrivals. But, assembly is easy once you do get both packages, so you can be up and running quickly.


Power Wheels Hot Wheels Jeep Wrangler

Kids Electric Side By Side: Power Wheels Hot Wheels Jeep Wrangler
  • Vehicle Weight: 77.16 lbs
  • Age Recommendation: 3-7 years old
  • Colors: 5 styles available
  • Maximum Load: 130 lbs
  • Maximum Speed: 5 mph
  • Battery Type: 12V
  • Battery Life: NA
  • Charging Time: NA

Features:

  • Sold by Fisher-Price, a well know brand
  • Top notch realistic styling
  • Parental control to limit the speed to 2.5 mph
  • Vehicle stops automatically when foot comes off petal
  • Forward and reverse
  • Motor sounds
  • Redesigned roomier cockpit
  • Sturdy steel frame

You’re going to be so jealous when you see this sweet ride and the kids are definitely going to be thrilled when they see this ‘grown up’ looking vehicle.

Although the Hot Wheel design is my personal favorite, other fun, kid friendly designs include: Disney Princess, Jurassic World, Red and Toy Story.

Designed for little riders, this vehicle only has two forward speeds: 2.5 mph and 5 mph. In reverse, it can only go 2.5 mph. And, for added safety, parents can limit the top speed to 2.5 mph until the child gets more comfortable with driving.

Unlike other kids electric side by sides, this one doesn’t come with a remote control. But, even without the speed limiter, this vehicle only has a top forward speed of 5 mph, so it’s good safe fun for even little riders.

Another nice safety feature is that once the foot comes off the pedal, power-lock brakes kick in to automatically stop the vehicle.

Although the battery life and charging times are not listed by the manufacturer, I would expect the run time to be approximately 45 minutes to 1 1/2 miles.

According to the owners manual, the vehicle must be charged for 18 hours prior to it’s first use, but it doesn’t state how long it takes to recharge after use. But, other similar Fisher Price vehicles take up to 14 hours to recharge, so I would expect this one to be similar.

Power Wheels is part of Fisher-Price which is a well known and respected brand.


Feature Image by Car Tots

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