The most popular electric-powered ride on cars must surely be the Fisher Price Power Wheels series. They are much cooler than the traditional pedal cars and tricycles but of course, they are also much more expensive. However, with so many models to choose from, which one would be the best Power Wheels for grass surfaces? Chances are your kids won’t be riding their ride-on cars only on paved roads and cemented paths but also on grassy hills in the park. So, getting one that will move well on grass would be best.
Power Wheels Kawasaki Brute Force
Power Wheels Kawasaki Brute Force has a realistic ATV styling that makes it look like a very cool ride. It even has a heavy-duty shovel thrown in to fuel pretend play and get kids ready for an adventure. This model is designed for hard surfaces, grass and rough terrain including ruts, gravel and mud. It is powered by the exclusive Monster Traction drive system which should enable it to move on grass and other rougher surfaces.
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The Kawasaki Brute Force uses 12-volts of battery power to move the vehicle at 2.5 and 5 miles per hour. These 2 are the forward speeds. For safety, you can choose to lock the higher speed. Your kids can also reverse the ride-on ATV at a speed of 2.5 miles per hour. The maximum weight capacity for this ride-on is 130 lbs. So, even kids as old as 6 to 7 may be able to fit onto the Brute Force with ease. It is available in black, blue and camouflage.
Why Buy The Power Wheels Kawasaki Brute Force?
We think this deserves a serious look because it can accommodate a child as young as 3 and as old as 7. In other words, it will be able to give your kids at least a few years of riding fun. The seat is spacious, so you can fit 2 kids on it if they are still young. Once kids have outgrown their toddler ride-on toys, the Power Wheels is a natural progression from there.
The Power Wheels ride-on is well-made and sturdy and holds charge pretty well too. Generally, it will be able to last an hour to 2 of drive time if the battery is fully charged. Of course, if your kid is on the heavy side, driving this uphill or have it on the higher speed, the battery will drain off at a quicker rate.
More importantly, your kids can take this Power Wheels 4 wheeler onto grass and dirt surfaces with little problem. It can also go up hill and go over bumps very well. Puddles of water and muds are fine too except when the soil is too loose. That is when the ATV may end up being stuck.
Power Wheels Dune Racer
The Power Wheels Dune Racer also comes with Monster Traction system to minimize risk of getting stuck. Compared to the Kawasaki Brute Force, this one at least is available in more girlie colors to make it gender-neutral. In fact, there are plenty of Power Wheels for girls too to cater to this segment of the market. Hence, the Dune Racer is also available in pink/purple, camo and pink apart from lava red/black above.
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The speeds and battery power of the Dune Racer are similar to the Brute Force. In terms of visual appeal, it has big, rugged tires and flashy chrome accents with a steel frame. This is a 2 seater Power Wheels ride-on with an open cockpit design. It even comes with storage space under the hood.
Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX
We featured this one here because it drives a little faster at 3 and 6 miles per hour. It also has more colors to choose from and cheaper for certain designs. However, the size is smaller and lighter compared to the other two models highlighted above. It has realistic off-road styling and can travel on wet grass, gravel, ruts and mud using the Monster Traction system.
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You will need to get the vehicle up to higher speed to get through the rougher terrains. Your kids can engage the lower speed by using the foot pedal while the twist-grip throttle will rev it up to the upper speed limit. The Kawasaki KFX only has a weight limit of 65 lbs which is also consistent with the manufacturer’s lower recommended age limit of 5 years compared to 6 for the Brute Force and Dune Racer.
Which Power Wheels To Buy?
Generally, all the Power Wheels models have more or less the same features. It is only the styling that is different. However, if you want a battery-powered ride-on that can go on grass, then you just need to look for those that have the extra Monster Traction feature. These models are designed for rougher terrains and should be able to cope better on grass and other unpaved surfaces.
The larger sized models would be more expensive but your kids would be able to get an additional year or two of fun out of it. You might also like to think about buying a 1 or 2 seater for your kids apart from just the style. After all, your kids could end up fighting all the time over who will get to ride each time you take this out for them to have a spin.