Joovy Race Car Ride-On Review

Joovy Race Car Ride-On Review

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With summer weather in full force my kids clamor on a daily basis to go outside and play. With our outside toy choices on the slim side, I was thrilled when Joovy agreed to send us a Race Car Ride-On to review.

joovy boxjoovy yellow race car

I was a little surprised at how small the box was when it arrived, but as you can see… everything was inside nearly fully assembled. After emptying the box onto the floor I was happy to see that I only had a little assembly in front of me as both kids caught a glimpse of the bright yellow body and were instantly intrigued.

yellow race car parts

The wheels went on smoothly and the tail piece and rear view mirrors were almost literally a snap. I was a little concerned about how small the race car looked as I had intended it for both Emma (5 1/2) and Ethan (4). My fears were alleviated quickly as soon as I let the kids hop in, though. I think that I am just very used to the oversized ride-on vehicles that all of their friends have. Joovy is compact and just the right size to do the job.

race car frontrace car side

Isn’t it pretty? It was inviting enough that even Mom and Dad wished we could go for a joy ride!

race car interior

The Joovy Race Car Ride-On is a top-of-the-line battery powered vehicle for children. You will see in the video that even though it is small, it is a super-powered vehicle! Each motor is designed to power a rear wheel, where many competitors use only one motor to operate both wheels. With it’s two top grade motors it has a top speed of 5 MPH.

Joovy has used every inch of space and the two 6-volt batteries batteries are tucked in neatly under the child’s seat, which is hinged in back and lifts up for charging.

race car driver view

The Race Car Ride-On has an “ON/OFF” key with motor sounds and a forward and reverse button switch. The speed is controlled by what looks like the stick shift. There is a low speed of 2.5 MPH and a high speed of 5 MPH.

race car rear

I love how Joovy pays attention to every little detail with the manifold in back and the detailed spoiler. Another feature I appreciate is the rubber strip on each of the four tires. We’ve had experience with other brands that didn’t include that strip on any of the wheels and they would  oftentimes spin instead of gripping the road.

yellow race car

To vehicle is easy for children to operate. They simply place the key in the ignition and push down on the accelerator pedal. To slow down or stop the vehicle, the just need to release the accelerator pedal. I also love that this vehicle is installed with an automatic thermal shutdown system. When it is overloaded, the power will cut off automatically for 15 to 20 seconds before it will restart.

race car decals

Another thing I need to thank Joovy for is that they have all of the stickers already adhered. I have assembled many toys in my lifetime and nothing is more excruciating for a child than to have to wait for Mommy to put all of the stickers on the toy before they can play with it. (Thank you Joovy!)

girl in race car

As you can see, Emma was all grins when I finally gave her the go ahead. She spent a little bit of time getting acquainted with the key, button and stick shift and then she was off.

driving a race car

As I mentioned early, the Race Car Ride-On is compact but gets the job done. Emma did have her legs bent, but she was comfortable and could press and release the gas peddle with ease.

Joovy recommends the age range for the Race Car as 3-5 years and up to 80 pounds. Although Emma is small for her age, Emma is the taller of my two and at 5 1/2 she is only 45 pounds. I can see that she will probably be able to use this again next summer if she doesn’t grow too quickly. If you happen to have a taller 5 year old, you might be tight on space.

Check out Emma demonstrating the Race Car Ride-On…



You can purchase a Joovy Ride-On Race Car on their website.


ONE OurKidsMom reader is going to win $100 Joovy $ to use towards anything on (they carry strollers, slings, playards, potty chairs, walkers, high chairs, bikes and more!)  !

This giveaway ended at 11:59 PM EST on August 31, 2012.

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  1. katia says

    I like the joovy room.

  2. I’d love to have the Joovy “The Room” playard.

  3. The email where I subscribe is: janmessali (at) gmail (dot)com, different than my Rafflecopter.

  4. Elizabeth G says

    Greenie Tricycoo Tricycle is another product that I love and think my LO would also love!

  5. Kimberly Bauer says

    I like the Joovy 4×4 Ride-On.

  6. monique bon says

    I like the Room Playard

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  7. Jaimie Adams says

    I love the BicycooBMX Balance Bikes. This would be great to get to help my daughter learn to ride a bike without training wheels. Thanks for the chance!

  8. I like the Bicycoo Balance Bikes

  9. Paula Lee says

    I love the Bicycoo Balance Bikes.

  10. Their balance bike looks great!

  11. Tabitha Pyle says

    love the 4×4 ride on

  12. debbie jackson says

    love the 4 x4 ride on

  13. Becky M says

    I love the Tricycoo!

  14. Heather Palmer says

    I really love the Kooper stroller. I would like to get one of those.

  15. I’d love to have the Orangie Room Playard

  16. tam childers says

    i really like the Bicycoo BMX Balance Bikes would love one of them

  17. Diane Zielinski says

    I like the Scooter Stroller they have.

  18. Jackie says

    My little one saw the picture of the race car and said “I choose it”. Looks fun!

  19. Jill H says

    I like The Joovy Room

  20. tess says

    i like the double strollers
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  21. anna says

    i would love a joovy playyard!

  22. Lindsay Sorensen says

    The joovy room is pretty sweet

  23. Black Caboose Stand On Tandem Double Stroller

  24. Angie says

    I love the tricycle!

  25. Dawn Walsh says

    Black Tricycoo Tricycle i like this

  26. Kendal Barriere says

    i have been wanting an Ergo Caboose for a while from Joovy!

  27. Ruby says

    I like Pink Tricycoo Tricycle

  28. Abbey says

    I love that the Spoon Walkers have trays!

  29. Corinne SOto says

    i really like the look of their potty chair, super simple and would easily fit in my half bath so we aren’t hauling the potty up and down to different floors


  30. kathy d says

    I like the orangie room playard

  31. Lee Black says

    My son would love the 4×4 ride on!

  32. mell says

    I like the joovy play yard

  33. Juli Guthrie says

    I like the Orangie Playyard!

  34. K.Pugh says

    I love the Joovy balance bike. Thanks for the chance.

  35. Andrea byrne says

    thejoovy room would be awesome for my new baby!!

  36. Marcy Taylor says

    I love how Joovy really thinks about the details in their products such as the stroller that includes a place for toddlers to sit.

  37. Eileen says

    What I found and love at Joovy is this awesome, lightweight double stroller! Sure could use one!

    ScooterX2 Stroller

    thank you!

  38. Vivien L says

    I like e 360 stroller

  39. Lisa Davis says

    I like the BicycooBMX Balance Bikes

  40. April says

    I want to get the Pink Tricycoo Tricycle

  41. Carrie Phelps says

    I would definitely apply this towards getting my granddaughter the Joovy Tricycoo.

  42. Jenni says

    My son would love it! So exciting!

  43. Danielle Papsis says

    I’d like to have the foo or or a jogging stroller.

  44. Amber Camiller says

    The cocoon looks really cool. I’m sure my kids would love it!~

  45. VJ M. says

    I love the Tricycoo Tricycle. It looks like so much fun!

  46. Kasee Johnson says

    My 2 youngest boys would love to have the race car and the 4×4 ride-on. They would have a blast racing through our dirt yard!

  47. Patricia Wojnar Crowley says

    I love the Toy Bundle – Pink Dot…what a fun gift!

  48. the ergo double stroller

  49. melina r says

    like black caboose too rear seat

  50. Krystal says

    I’d love the Black Caboose Ultralight Stand-On Tandem Stroller.

  51. Fawn H says

    I like the 4×4 ride on

  52. reeva says

    we like the 4×4 !

  53. polly says

    love their pink dot bundle set

  54. I love their Scooter X2 double stroller!

  55. Ellen Levickis says

    I did not know they have a stroller on the market

  56. Jennifer Hedden says

    I like the BicycooBMX Balance Bikes:

  57. Alycia M says

    I’d really like to get the Joovy Tricycoo for my son!

  58. michelle riebeek says
  59. Liane says

    i like the single jogging stroller

  60. amanda roach says
  61. Riley says

    loving the tricycoo

  62. I like the 4×4 Ride-On.

  63. savanna says

    love the bicycoo balance bike.

  64. Alexa B. says

    i like the Orangie Room Playard

  65. AlexisGrau says

    The Black Tricycoo Tricycle looks awesome! My son would love it!

  66. Sarah McGuire says

    The Trycycoo would be great!

  67. Robert Pyszk says

    I like The Joovy Room

  68. Shakeeta W says

    I’d love to have the ScooterX2 Stroller!

  69. Heidi Daily says

    The caboose stroller with the extra seat would be nice

  70. Stephanie Hungerford says

    I would get the”Lavender theBabaSling” for my sister

  71. I love the orangie room play yard

  72. Sarah B. says

    I’d love the Tricycoo!

  73. Natalie Finch says

    I love that the stickers are already adhered, that part never goes well for me! I visited their site and I would also love to have the “Hook” highchair. We travel often to friends/family for meals and that would make life so much easier!

  74. Theresa J says

    I like the Toy Caboose

  75. The Toy Bundle – Pink Dot looks like fun for a little girl!

  76. Love the Joovy Room play pen!

  77. amanda whitley says

    i like the toy carseat

  78. Sherry S. says

    I like the Groove stroller.

  79. Brande says

    The cocoon is awesome!

  80. athena d. says

    i love the 4×4 Ride-On

  81. Amy says

    This is SUCH a neat giveaway!! *fingers crossed* 🙂

  82. my daughter would love the pink baby toy bundle!

  83. Lauren O. says

    I really like the Joovy 4×4 ride on!!!

  84. Lindsay hess says

    I love the joovy ride:)

  85. Farrah says

    The Ride On 4×4 is something my son would love!

  86. I love the Joovy Race Car Ride-On.

  87. Kelly says

    I’d love to have a Bicycoo Balance Bike

  88. ioana c. says

    i like the toy bundle!!! that is so cute and looks so much like the real stuff!!!

  89. Kim Pensabene says

    I love the Bicycoo for my son to teach him to teach him balance and how to not trust training wheels… what a great idea!! It would boost his confidence when riding for sure. Kim

  90. Brooke T says

    OOOO I really want the hook! So when I go to my moms my little guy has a place to sit at the counter out of the way. lol And the jooy race car of course for my 2yr old who is always going.

  91. Kenda Wathen says

    The Cocoon stroller is a great way to have three options with one stroller.

  92. Brooke T says

    The tweet is too long and wont let me post : (

  93. April Kennedy says

    The Joovy room play yard is really cool!

  94. My son would love this!

  95. Jennifer Kreisler says

    I like the CocoonX2! This would surely help me get mack in shape after my surgery!

  96. bernadette c says

    Would love the Toy Bundle! 🙂

  97. Whitney L. says

    I ♥ Joovy! They have the coolest things. We’d so love to win this 🙂

  98. Whitney L. says

    We need a Tricycoo Tricycle!!

  99. Alexandra Pitcher says

    I love the Joovy Groove; been thinking about purchasing one for awhile!

  100. Sarah VM says

    I like the 4X4 ride on.

  101. Cheyenne Wilkerson says

    I want the red Joovy ride 😛 for my daughter.

  102. catherine c says

    i like the balance bike

  103. Sheryl says

    I want the Scooter Stroller.

  104. Liz H says

    Would love the Joovy Scooter X2!

  105. cw says

    would love the cocoon single stroller

  106. ashley b. says

    would love the zoom 360 stroller!

  107. Alisha L. says

    I’d love to try the Loo Potty Chair.

  108. Jeanne Bates Tennant says

    I learned that Joovy is a family-run business family.
    Thanks for the chance. 🙂

  109. Alicia Ponce says

    I like the room play yard, awesome

  110. I like this item-

  111. ne-knopka says

    i like Charcoal Grey theBabaSling

  112. I want the tricycoo but didn’t even know they made this race cars, it just got added to our Christmas wish list.

  113. kelly nicholson says

    Visit Joovy’s Website website and tell me something you like, learned or want in the comments section (below) on the blog.

    Zoom 360 Car Seat Adapter – Graco

  114. Tina says

    I love the Toy Bundle Blue Dot

  115. Jaime Nicole says

    I love the Scooter x 2!

  116. I like their Bicycoo Balance Bikes… would definitely help my son with balancing so that he can be ready for a big boy bike.

  117. Crystal Litz says

    ScooterX2 Stroller

  118. I REALLY want a Joovy Sit and stand or double stroller.

  119. Danielle Medbury says

    I hope I win this

  120. sara says

    that is really cool! My son would love it 🙂

  121. shannon oelrich says

    I love their play yards.

  122. Carrie says

    I also really like their Black Room Playard

  123. Kasey says

    My “little mommy” would LOVE the Toy Bundle! SO CUTE!!!!

  124. kemberley crosswhite says

    i like the joovy 4 x 4

  125. joni says

    I learned that if you are not satisfied for any reason you may return new and unused items in the original box with all accessories within 30 days for an exchange or refund.

  126. Carla Garcia says

    id love to get the Tricycoo

  127. Love the Balance bikes!

  128. Alisha D says

    Loooove the Black Tricycoo Tricycle! Awesome! =)

  129. i’d love to have the room playard

  130. Nancy B says

    I would love the 4×4 ride On for my son

  131. Suzanne B. says

    I like the Joovy CocoonX2 Double Stroller.

  132. Kimberly says

    Love the Bicycoo Balance Bikes!

  133. I like the balance bikes

  134. I really like their “The Room”, would be great for our next child!

  135. Miranda mora says

    I really like the hook

  136. Wendy says

    I like the Purpleness Room Playard!

  137. That tryciroo is so adorable. I also didn’t know they had doll toys too. very cool!

  138. Lily Kwan says

    I learned that the company is located in Dallas, Texas.

  139. betty wojnar says

    I didn’t know they made other things besides strollers

  140. Rebecca Orr says

    I really like the Loo Potty Chair!! Love the design. Thanks for the chance. bekki1820cb at gmail dot com

  141. Gianna says

    ScooterX2 Stroller.

  142. Christine says

    I like the Room Playard.
    Thanks for the chance!

  143. Patricia Williams says
  144. amy williams says

    Room² Ultralight Fitted 100% Cotton Mattress Sheet I really love this.

  145. Tamar says

    I like the Room2 Ultralights

  146. serena Adkiins says

    love the Joovy Race Car Ride-On Review

  147. Tara Liebing says

    I would like to get the Tricycoo for my kids

  148. Jen says

    omg this is great! I didn’t even know this existed!!!

    I learned: They charge sales tax in California and Texas.

  149. stephanie says

    I want the Appletree Caboose Stand On Tandem Double Stroller!

  150. laurie nemeth says

    we would love this

  151. Michelle Knopp says

    My favorite is the Bicycoo Balance Bikes.

  152. Larissa brunken says

    I love the double ergo baby stroller.

  153. Edith says

    I like the Room Playard in Black. I’d love to have this one.

  154. Valerie Taylor Mabrey says

    Greenie Tricycoo Tricycle
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  155. Debbie Ellis says

    I like the Joovy 4×4 Ride-On, I think my Grandkids would love it.

  156. I like the 4×4 ride on

  157. Carrie Finney says

    My boys would love the 4×4

  158. I would like the Groove single stroller as well. Thanks for the great giveaway! I love Joovy products!

  159. Rosanne says

    I’d like the Toy Car Seat

  160. r hicks says

    want their Orangie Tricycoo Tricycle

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

  161. The 4X4 Ride on looks awesome!

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