What could possibly be more fun than whizzing down the road or racing around a track in a go kart? Hmmmm – I can’t think of a thing. In the last several years, the “best of” go karts for kids have evolved into some pretty nifty ways to get around and match up in some friendly racing against opponents. The top 10 go karts for kids is no exception and provides your little ones with endless hours of race-tastic fun.
Give your kiddo a dune buggy-style kart, or on inspired by SpongeBob Squarepants. Whichever option you select, your youngling is in for a great time. Who knows, you might find you have a future racing star on your hands! Have fun and be safe!
What’s here: This fantastic compilation of the 10 best go-karts for adults for 2017 and 2018 was created by serious kart experts. Numerous types of go karts are included.
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The Fury is a fierce ride-on with a (literally) flashy spark bar that sends shimmers behind riders. There are top speeds of 12 miles-per-hour on slick, smooth-rollin’ rear wheels, but the front wheels have gripping traction for awesome, sidewalk-carving drifts.
I was baffled, stunned, and temporarily amazed that NERF makes ride-ons. But the Battle Racer is SO cool. For backyard combats between best buds, this ride-on is a sturdy-framed racer with 4 compartments for NERF blasters and a dart holder.
The Razor Crazy Cartis the first of a few returning favorites among the top go karts for kids for 2017 and into 2017.
The Crazy Cart is exactly what the name suggests. So invest in a helmet and some elbow/knee pads, moms. This Razor classic reaches 12 miles-per-hour before spinning with the help of a drift bar. The caster wheels are no-slip anti-tip.
The Dune Buggy is a new favorite of mine because of the safety cage around the bottom of the racer. Of course, helmets and pads are still a good idea. But this one quickly reaches a powerful, quiet 10 miles-per-hour.
I love the color scheme of the Lightning—neon green and black. This racer is a pedal-powered ride-on that gives riders complete control over the speed. How fast they can pedal is how fast the Lightning will go. Includes anti-lock brakes, thick-tread all-terrain wheels, and a comfortable, custom bucket seat.
Who lives in a pineapple under the sea? Spongebob Squarepants, of course. This go-kart is a toddler-friendly ride-on with a push button stop-and-go that reaches a max of 2 miles-per-hour. Best on hard surfaces, like pavement, but works on grass.
This pedal-powered ride-on is a must-have for racing beginners. The wheels are oversized with moderate-tread for pavement and grass ridin’. I love the orange and black color scheme. It reminds me of fun
Another go-kart from Razor. The Lil Crazy is a toddler-sized go-to that reaches spinning speeds of 2 miles-per-hour with a wheel and push-button controls. It drifts, twirls, swirls, and spins in all directions, leaving kiddos dizzy with giddy, giggling joy.
The Thunder is a pedal-powered, caged go-kart with race-style gadgets, a simply comfortable bucket seat, and a 3-point steering mechanism. Orange and black (another Halloween-ish color scheme) makes it an awesome choice. And the wheels are treaded for extra-hold grips.
I love how brands name their go-karts after cool stuff (usually powerful elements in nature). The Electric is a chain-driven ride-on with a silent motor, super-slick wheels, and a high-flying Razor flag. It runs on a single charge for 45 minutes with max speeds of 12 miles-per-hour. Lovin’ the chrome!