Recommended Age: 3 years - 5 years
Retail Price: $499.99
On the Web: www.joovy.com
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The Joovy 4×4 Ride-On is a top-of-the-line battery powered vehicle for children. This super-powered vehicle has TWO motors, a 12-volt battery and a top speed of 5 MPH. Each motor is designed to power a rear wheel whereas many competitors use only ONE motor to operate both wheels.
The 4×4 Ride-On has an “ON/OFF” key and a forward and reverse switch. It has 2 speeds, a low speed of 2.5 MPH and a high speed of 5 MPH. To operate the vehicle, place the key in the ignition and push down on the accelerator pedal. To slow down or stop the vehicle, release the accelerator pedal. This vehicle is installed with an automatic thermal shutdown system. When the vehicle is overloaded, the power will cut off automatically for 15 to 20 seconds and restart.
The 4×4 Ride-On includes a 12-volt battery and charger. It features an adjustable 3-position seat, front head lights that turn on when the vehicle moves forward and a storage compartment in the spare wheel case. It’s only a matter of time before the 5 year old is asking for the keys to the car in the driveway!
The 4×4 Ride-On is available in Blueberry, Black and Pink.
The only thing that isn’t easy about Joovy’s 4×4 Ride-On is telling the kids it’s time to come in for dinner! In all seriousness, Joovy knew they were designing this amazing little car for 3-5 year olds, working with a little one’s skill set perfectly. To go, all they need to do is step on the gas. To stop, all they need to do is step off the gas – no braking required. If you’ve never had your child on a ride-on for fear that they won’t be able to figure it out…we hate to be so blunt, but you’d be wrong! With a few minutes of practice time your child will be happily making hairpin turns around trees in the yard!
Unlike other brands and ride-on products, Joovy was happy to put their usual Joovy durability stamp on the 4×4. The car just feels sturdy…the tires roll well…and two engines keep this mini-monster truck operating properly. Yes, batteries need to be recharged, but hey, for some parents that may be the only way to get the kids to stop driving! No durability concerns.
A 4×4 for kids! A mini-monster truck that is too small for big kids (and, ahem, big moms and dads) to drive…sized just for your 3-5 years old. Add in three super-cool colors and short of including candy in the truck compartment (that’s an idea!) this ride-on could not look any better to the eyes of a child!
What did Joovy pack into the 4×4 you ask? Everything they could we’d answer! An ignition key, adjustable seat, spare wheel storage compartment, working headlights…there’s even a floor mat! And best of all the 4×4 drives like a dream. Really – your kids are going to be so thrilled to drive this 4×4 – and with so much function packed in they’ll love every second!
Well…like most Joovy products…the 4×4 isn’t exactly inexpensive. OK – for some – the pricing would seem downright crazy. With a retail price of $499 there is absolutely no way some families can afford this ride-on. However, for those parents lucky enough to be in a situation where money isn’t the deciding factor (rather quality is), then this is the ride-on for you. Yes, the 4×4 is priced high, very high, but for the money Joovy is giving you arguably the best ride-on in the market. If the high price is something your family can absorb, your kids will love this truck and you won’t be disappointed in the investment.
Of course there are other ride-ons for kids on the market, and some have lots of function and features. However, none that we have ever seen pack in as much original functionality and performance as the 4×4 from Joovy. From key, to working lights, to adjustable seats and floormats – this ride-on adds so many original components the only thing keeping it from 5 stars in this category is that others preceded it in the market.
If it weren’t for pricing, there is no question this would be a 5 star product. It is easy to use, durable, looks like a million bucks and will entertain your kids for hours and days. Would we like it to be less expensive? Absolutely! But if money isn’t the issue, you are looking at our favorite ride-on!