The short answer? Yes. Manufacturers set a weight limit for each ride-on car made. Weight limits are important in determining which ride-on vehicle to buy, so make sure you know what to expect before purchasing.
What Is the Weight Limit?
The weight capacity for a kid’s Power Wheel varies from brand to brand. In addition, manufacturers design different models of ride-on cars for various age groups. This means that some get designed with big kids in mind, so don’t give up hope if you’re looking for a toy car for your older kiddo.
Generally, weight limits for power wheels range from 40 to 130 pounds. That’s an extensive range, so always check the weight limit on the car you are considering for your child. Size the vehicle appropriately so they can operate it comfortably but have a big enough gap in the weight limit to drive it for a few years before outgrowing it.
Why Is There a Weight Limit?
Weight limits are set for your child’s safety and the toy vehicle's longevity. The motor can burn out quickly if your child’s weight is too much for the ride-on car. It’s also a safety risk for a child to force themselves into a vehicle that is much too small for them—you don’t want your little ones to get stuck!
Different Cars for Different Age Groups
At Elegant Electronix, we take pride in creating luxurious, high-quality ride-on cars for children of all ages. Here are a few of our different models and their weight limits.
We designed our 12v battery cars for one-to-three-year-old children with a weight limit of 36 pounds. Our next age group is for children ages one to five, and these cars can handle a bit more weight.
For children aged seven to 11, we offer go-karts and toy motorcycles. These models can handle as much as 200 pounds.
Off-road cars are available for all age groups. The weight capacity for these Power Wheels is definitely a factor to consider while choosing one for your kid—these range from 12v off-road ride-on cars to 24v buggies. Elegant Electronix is proud to offer the best when it comes to off-road utvs, buggies, and jeeps for kids.