ATVs for Kids 3–10 Years Old
Boys and girls have fun riding four-wheelers. Instead of letting your kids use phones or other gadgets, how about letting them use a four-wheeler to explore the great outdoors?
Kids who are interested in four-wheelers vary in age from three years old to 10 and older. You may say that three years old is too young, but there are quality, affordable four-wheelers for kids this age. If you can address concerns about safety, you can keep in mind that a four-wheeler offers benefits for your child's development; it can improve a child's motor skills, reflexes, and decision-making skills.
Different manufacturers produce a whole range of four-wheelers for kids and it's a little difficult to know exactly which one you should be looking to buy.
That's why we composed this guide to the range of kids' ATVs out there. We cover the following aspects:
- What size ATV should you get your kid at what age?
- A comparison between gas and electric four-wheelers
- What to look for when buying a four-wheeler
- Where to buy them
- How to start your kid on a four-wheeler for the first time
- Safety information
ATV Age Guide
Specific manufacturers and models have their own guidelines saying what age a kid should be to use that particular model. Consider also your child's physical development and his or her experience with four-wheelers.
Four-Wheelers for 3 Years Old to 6 Years Old
At these ages, a gas ATV is certainly not recommended. You should consider only a battery-operated four-wheeler, no more powerful than a 12-volt single battery for a 3-year-old. As they progress towards 6 years old you can look at a 24V ATV.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CSPS) says that children younger than 6 should not drive or ride in ATVs.
Four-Wheelers for 6 Years Old to 10 Years Old
Now, if you decide you want a gas-powered rather than a battery-powered ATV, you can be looking at a potential 50cc ATV, or perhaps for the more experienced children, you can go up to a 70cc ATV.
Look into the latest CSPS recommendations on safety as well as any state requirements regarding age and engine size for ATVs.