We purchased the red Fisher-Price Power Wheels Kawasaki KFX for our daughter's 3rd birthday, and the blue Yamaha Raptor for our son's 3rd birthday. We liked both of these ride-ons. The true test was how the kids liked them. Of course, they LOVED them!
The FP Kawasaki KFX runs on wet grass, gravel, concrete, and even in a field. We have had no problems with it slipping, except on the steep hilll of gravel when my daughter was trying to go backwards up the hill! We had a Barbie VW Bug that was borrowed from a cousin, but if the kids stopped in our very flat yard, it would almost always start slipping. I am thrilled that this 4-wheeler does not do that.
It has a foot pedal that the child pushes down to go and lets off of to stop. There are 2 push buttons up front, one for low speed forward, and one for low speed reverse. To get this 4-wheeler in high speed, the child has to twist the right handle and hold it like that. I am not crazy about this feature. The Yamaha Raptor has a separate high and low gear, which seems easier to do. However, my daughter has no trouble keeping it in high gear pretty much constantly.
You have to charge the battery for a full 18 hours at first. After that, it recommends charging every day for 14 hours. No problem - just charge it overnight after each day of use. The seat pops off and you just unhook the battery and plug it into the charger. There are no screws to be removed, unlike the Yamaha Raptor, which has one screw on the seat you must remove each time you charge it.
Assembly was easy and took only about 20 minutes. Lay everything out first! The stickers seemed harder to put on than assembling the ride-on!
Overall, this 4-wheeler is a great value at $200, as compared to others we have looked at. It has great traction and is perfect for 2-4 year olds.
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