10 Best Toy Cars For Kids That They Will Love

Olivia Thristan
Jan 25, 2024 By Olivia Thristan
Originally Published on Jul 06, 2021
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We love that kids use their imagination to play with toy cars, regardless of their age or gender.

Kids have great fun when it comes to racing toys around the track. With rapid action fun to be had with every play, your child can have great playtime with these best toy cars.

We have rounded up the 10 best toy cars that any kid will love to play with, some of the cars can even reach super high speeds and travel around the home. Your child can take their toy cars and use them for whatever suits their style of play, whether it's with their friends or on their own. This list features popular car brands such as BMW and Mercedes along with toy brands such as Lego, Playmobil and even Hot Wheels. Whether your child's car needs to be pull back, remote-controlled or simply one which they can use their hands to race it around the room, we have plenty of great picks suited to every child.

Did you know? A toy car's speed is often dictated by the friction between the car's wheels and the surface, to go faster make sure you play on a smoother surface!

For more gifting inspiration, take a look at these toy garages that kids will love and these Lego gifts for Lego crazy kids!

Kidadl's Top Pick

We love all of the toy cars on this list, but our top pick is this Baztoy car thanks to its ability for high speed fun!

1. Baztoy Remote Control Car

Baztoy Remote Control Car

Here at Kidadl, we love this remote control car as it's not only fun for kids but also for the whole family. Control this car by using a remote control, and it can go anywhere you want! For hours of family play or one on one fun with your child on their own, any kid will be overjoyed to receive this as it is one of the best toy cars. The toy needs to have charge before playtime can begin. It can be sent off on its play journey for 40 minutes before needing to be recharged, and it can go anywhere you desire in this time. With two racing modes, floor and wall, your kids will be surprised with the magic that this fun car set brings.

Main Features

  • Price: £12.79
  • Age: 3+
  • Charge lasts for 40-50 minutes

Best BMW Toy Car

2. Radio Controlled BMW i8 1:24 Car

Radio Controlled BMW i8 1:24 Car

The BMW is a car brand adored by millions across the world. This car is super sleek, and its space-age design is widely loved. If you are in the market for BMW toy cars this 1:24 scale BMW i8 model is a great option. It's part of the Argos toy cars range, so it's straightforward to find if you are looking into purchasing this. It's radio controlled too, so it's an excellent toy for kids who love speedy toy cars. It can be used indoors or even outdoors in safe locations such as driveways or pavements. With a top speed of five mph, your kids are bound to love this 1:24 scale RC car.

Main Features

  • Price: £11.99
  • Age: 6+
  • Remote controlled

Best For Lego Fans

3. LEGO City Turbo Wheels Racing Cars Set

LEGO City Turbo Wheels Racing Cars Set

This Lego City Turbo Wheels Racing Set is perfect for older kids who love to build. The Lego set includes two race cars, two driver minifigures, and two traffic cones. One of the cars is red, representing a powerful and loud petrol-powered car and the other is a cool blue, representing a silent electric-powered car. As it is Lego, each car has to be built from small pieces. If you're a parent buying this for your kids, don't worry, it's bound to keep them occupied for hours.

Main Features

  • Price: £18
  • Age: 5 +
  • Build the cars yourself

Best Ride On Toy Car

4. Mercedes-Benz Foot To Floor Ride On

Mercedes-Benz Foot To Floor Ride On

This Mercedes toy car is great for kids; it's a mini electric pedal powered kart that is designed to look like a Mercedes-Benz car. This toy car is very safe for kids to use but they should always be supervised whilst playing with it. It has wide-set wheels and strong back support and it's designed to go over most surfaces. It has pedals, or you can push your child if you would prefer. It also has lights and sounds; making it an excellent choice from all of the fun Argos cars. It gives the experience of driving a real car, just it's built for kids. This little car has minimal assembly, so it's perfect for play and simple for parents. Little cars like this have become a smash hit on social media as they resemble real vehicles, so there is a comedic element to them for adults.

Main Features

  • Price: £32
  • Age: 3+
  • Large ride on toy

Best For Families On A Budget

5. Hot Wheels 01806 Diecast And Mini Toy Cars

Hot Wheels 01806 Diecast And Mini Toy Cars

If you are shopping for car toys, but you're on a budget, this set of five Diecast And Mini toy cars is only £6.99, and you get excellent quality for the cost. Famous for their 1:64 scale Diecast race cars, these toy cars for kids are a hit worldwide. Each car is of high quality, making it a great toy car for kids. This set has a mixed variety of toy race cars and kids will enjoy playing with these toy cars as they are great for developing hand-eye coordination as your child guides them around a play race track. There are various playsets that are compatible with these Diecast cars, such as loops and ramps if you want to add to your collection. Diecast cars are a classic and one of the best toys for kids that are on the current market; they are often purchasable in bulk packs like this, which makes them great for shopping on a budget. They're bright and colourful cars, usually covered in unique decals and based on real life vehicles.

Main Features

  • Price: £6.99
  • Age: 3+
  • Pack of 5 cars

Best Toy Police Car

6. Playmobil City Action 6920 Police Car

Playmobil City Action 6920 Police Car

This Playmobil police car is a must have for those who want to play with a kids' police car toy. It has so many different unique details. The set includes two figures that are both dressed as police officers, two other siren sound effects, and a detachable roof to place the figures in. Each of these elements allows for a realistic play experience. There's also accessories for the police figures to hold and use, each of these little accessories makes for excellent practice of hand-eye coordination in kids. There's much more to this car than meets the eye, making it one of the best kids cars. It also includes space for up to five figures in the car, so your child can play with more models and invent their own scenes if they wish. The back seats also fold down to allow for more fun play opportunities. It's recommended for ages five and above and we think it is great for helping to develop imagination in young kids.

Main Features

  • Price: £19.99
  • Age: 5+
  • 34.8 x 9 x 18.7 cm

Best For Under 5s

7. SGILE Remote Control Car

SGILE Remote Control Car

This cute little remote control car is great for little kids; it has various play functions and its generally great fun for all kids. It has built in lights and sounds that will entertain your child for hours. This toy is also super easy to use, so getting toddlers to use it will be no problem. The remote control is comprised of two buttons with symbols showing what each one does; using this will help to develop critical thinking skills and motor skills in your child. This toy is impact resistant, so you don't need to worry about the toy getting broken if it runs into any accidental bumps in your home. This product has also been designed with no sharp edges; it's completely round, so your child does not risk any injuries.

Main Features

  • Price: £11.99
  • Age: 2+
  • Great for sensory play
  • A great set for young kids

Best Toy Car And Track

8. Hot Wheels FTB65 Corkscrew Crash, Connectable Track Set With Loops And Diecast And Mini Toy Car

Hot Wheels FTB65 Corkscrew Crash, Connectable Track Set With Loops And Diecast And Mini Toy Car

This toy car and track is nothing short of impressive. The track set includes a Diecast Hotwheels car, and a corkscrew racetrack with three motorised speed boosters to send the cars flying through the track at fast speeds. Each vehicle goes through a series of corkscrew loops at a rapid pace which will be instantly entertaining for your kids. Kids of all ages will play endlessly with this Hotwheels track. The motorised function is very similar to the pull back mechanism found in a lot of popular toy cars on the market. It even has five storage spaces for extra toy cars that your child may have. Hot Wheels are a brand who sell some of the best toy cars and have done so for many years; they are a very reliable brand who create quality race car sets.

Main Features

  • Price: £30
  • Age: 5+
  • From a reliable brand

Best For Toy Pickup Trucks

9. Dickie 203806000 Air Pump Tow Truck Toy Role

Dickie 203806000 Air Pump Tow Truck Toy Role

This is one of the best toy trucks on the market because it has plenty of uses and different ways to play. This features two toy vehicles, one of which can be placed onto the bed of the truck as if it were being taken away for repair. Using an air pump inside the truck, you can lift the car onto the bed of the truck. Remarkably this toy does not even require any batteries, it works purely off hydraulic power alone! This toy truck helps to build your child's imagination and motor skills as they operate the toy and develop their imaginations by playing out stories or scenarios with the car.

Main Features

  • Price £21.66
  • Age: 4-8 years

Best For Build Your Own Toy Car Tracks

10. Hot Wheels Builder Multi-Loop Box Playset

Hot Wheels Builder Multi-Loop Box Playset

If you are looking for a fun set for Hot Wheels fans, this one is perfect for your kids. Your child can create their own Hot Wheels tracks or even build extensions onto their existing Hot Wheels race tracks with the 10 feet of track and various track accessories. The box which the track set comes in forms an additional part of the track, which is a unique race track element! Your kids are bound to love this set and the functionality that it has. This race car set also helps to improve your child's problem solving capability as they will encounter and overcome problems whilst they build their own race car track and add different elements to it.

Main Features

  • Price £24.99
  • Age: 6+
  • Includes a loop for even more fun

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Written by Olivia Thristan

Bachelor of Science specializing in Cinematography and Film/Video Production

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Olivia ThristanBachelor of Science specializing in Cinematography and Film/Video Production

With a degree in Film and Television Production from Staffordshire University, Olivia is a writer who is passionate about photography and loves to watch documentaries. When she's not working on her writing, Olivia can usually be found experimenting with baking, collecting Lego figures, getting creative with polymer clay, and searching for the best pizza joints in the West Midlands and beyond.

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