Top 5 Best Remote Control Cars | 2018 Reviews
There are many categories in which it’s nearly impossible to select a “top 5” – because the age, goals and experience range of those shopping for the products differ so greatly. Remote control cars are the perfect example. Toddlers delight in being able to “drive” their own cars in the hallway or on the sidewalk, off-roaders are looking for vehicles with great traction and versatility, and dedicated hobbyists are searching for the ultimate in performance and customizability.
For many kids, their first RC vehicle is a stepping stone to more complicated models and a lifetime of enjoyment, while others just have fun bashing their car into walls or trees and then move on to do the same thing with their bikes or sleds. Conversely, a large group of adults spend the bulk of their spare time (and their spare money) on building and upgrading remote control cars and trucks and want the very best their budget can allow.
In putting together our reviews for this list we decided to cover all of the bases and judge each RC car based on how well it accomplishes the purposes for which it was designed. We’re not looking for a 2.4 GHz pistol-grip controller on a car for kids; not only is it unnecessary, but it would be quite difficult for most young drivers to master. On the other hand we’re not concerned with the speed and handling of entry-level remote control cars, but consider them crucial criteria when ranking an RC vehicle for hobbyists.
There are some measures, though, which are important across all of the entries on our list: the quality of the build and durability of the car, the ease-of-use of the controller for the target age or experience group, and perhaps most important of all, battery life. Naturally, no one wants to be seen driving an ugly vehicle whether it’s on the road or on the track, so we’ve also considered the looks of these RC cars. And it goes without saying that the price of the car has a bearing on our rankings, since we love a good bargain as much as you do.
Here are the top 5 best remote control cars on the market.
Quick Comparison Table
Traxxas RTR 1/10 XL-5 Rustler
Axial Racing 90022 1/10 SCX10 Trail
Maisto R/C Rock Climber Extreme
Redcat Racing Blackout Monster Truck
HPI Racing 107016 Trophy Buggy Flux