Top 25 Hobby Grade RC Cars you can buy Today.

Top 25 Hobby Grade RC Cars you can buy Today.

Top 25 Hobby Grade RC Cars you can buy today.

By Joe Rich

Here is a quick chart of the top 25 RC cars you can buy today.

Below the chart is a description of each model.

ModelDrive/scaleCharge/runtimeCharger/battery Included
Hosim Truck 91232WD/1:1212 Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
HBX All Terrain Truck4WD/1:189Mins/1HrsYes/Yes
HBX Off Road Buggy4WD/1:1810Mins/1HrsYes/Yes
Vcanny Monster Truck4WD/1:1820Mins/3HrsYes/Yes
GP Toys Off Road Truck2WD/1:1213Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
RC Chargers Beast2WD/1:1020Mins/1.5HrsYes/Yes
Arrma Granite Monster Truck2WD/1:109Mins/1.5Hrs Yes/Yes
Kidcheer S9204WD/1:1012Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Hosim 9125 Monster Truck4WD/1:!010Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Traxxas Latrax TETON4WD/1:1820Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Exceed Drift Car4WD/1:1020Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Redcat Piranha XTR2WD/1:1020Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Kyosho Monster Truck2WD/1:1020Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Redcat EPX Drift Car4WD/1:1020Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Redcat Volcano EPX4WD/1:1020Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Redcat Blackout SC4WD/1:1020Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Traxxas Stampede2WD/1:1015Mins/1HrsNo/No
Traxxas Slash2WD/1:1015Mins/1HrsYes/Yes
Redcat Rock Crawler4WD/1:1015Mins/3HrsYes/Yes
Redcat Ground Pounder4WD/1:1015Mins/3HrsYes/Yes
Traxxas Ford Fiesta ST4WD/1:1015Mins/1hrsNo/No
Traxxas Rustler Truck4WD/1:1015Mins/1HrsNo/No
Redcat Terremoto4WD/1:1015Mins/2HrsYes/Yes
Redcat TR-MT10E4WD/1:10No/No
Redcat Shredder XTE4WD/1:6No/No

In this article we are going to look at the best 25 hobby grade RC cars available.

All the models in this article are hobby grade and not toy grade if you would like to know what the difference is we have an article for you just click here to view.

The price of hobby grade RC cars has fallen over the past few years but as a general rule anything under $50 is going to be toy grade.

There is a good range of prices so you should be able to find a model to suit your needs.

All models listed are ready to run there are no kits.


1. HOSIM RC Truck 9123, 1/12 Scale Radio Controlled Electric Monster Truck.

The Hosim monster truck comes in 1:12 scale and is ready to run.

Controller is included.

This monster truck is 2 wheel drive.

The sizes are approx 12 inches long.

It is approx 10 inches wide.

Has a height of approx 6 inches.

The 2.4 GHz radio system has a range of 80 metres.

Battery run time is up to 12 minutes.

The battery charge time is 2 hours.

Top speed of 24 MPH from brushed motor.

Fully independent suspension.

Semi waterproof electronics to keep you going in the wet.

Verdict

Good value intro into RC cars, charge time is long so you would need to buy extra batteries.

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2.  HBX 1:18 Scale All Terrain RC Car.

The Haiboxing all terrain RC car comes in 1:18 scale and is ready to run.

Controller is included.

This model has 4 wheel drive.

Size is approx 9 inches long.

Has a width of approx 7 inches.

Stands approx 6 inches tall.

The range of the 2.4 GHz radio system is 80 metres.

Run time is approx 9 minutes from the 7.4 Li-ion battery.

Charge time is 60 minutes.

Top speed is 30 mph from the brushed motor.

Metal ball bearings are fitted.

Fully independent suspension.

Water proof electronics.

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Verdict

A good quality 4×4 RC car good value for the price, ideal for the beginner. Charge time not bad.


3. HAIBOXING RC Cars 1:18 Scale 4WD Off-Road Buggy.

The Haiboxing 1:18 scale off road buggy comes ready to run.

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Controller is included.

  • Size is approx 9 inches long.
  •                          7 inches wide.
  •                          6 inches tall.

This model has 4 wheel drive.

A vivid colour scheme to make you stand out in a crowd.

 Fitted with a full roll cage and driver figure.

Water proof electronics mean rainy days are no longer a problem.

A Li-ion battery pack and USB charger are supplied.

Top speed of 25 MPH

Charge time is approx 60 minutes.

2.4 GHz transmitter gives this model a good 100 metre range.

Full ball bearings fitted to fully independent suspension.

Verdict

Another good value RC model from HBX , vivid body style makes this a unique choice. Good charge time.

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4. VCANNY Electric Off Road Monster Truck.

The Vcanny 1:18 scale monster truck comes ready to run.

This model 4 Wheel drive.

Controller is included and supplied with batteries.

  • Size is approx 9 inches long.
  •                          7 inches wide.
  •                          4 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Run time is approx 20 minutes from each of the two 7.4 850 mHa batteries supplied.

The top speed of 30 MPH is from the brushed motor.

Charge time is up to 3 hours.

USB charger is included.

The anti shock suspension will keep all the electronics safe and help to prolong their life.

Verdict

This model is just fit batteries and you are good to go and with the two 7.4 batteries that could be a long time plus it’s all round terrain capability is why we highly recommend this model.

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 5. GPTOYS 1:12 Remote Control Off Road Truck.

The GPTOYS 1:12 scale off road truck comes ready to run.

The controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

Size is approx 15 inches long.

                          9 inches wide.

                          8 inches tall.

It has a 2.4 GHz transmitter with a 100 metre range.

The run time at full speed is approx 13 minutes from the 9.6 v 800mHa battery supplied.

The charge time for this model is 2 hours.

Top speed is approx 23 MPH from the brushed motor.

Independent suspension with shock proof protection for the electronics.

Water resistant electronics so wet running is no problem.

Verdict

Great powerful multi terrain model with a good wide track so difficult to flip.

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6. RC CHARGERS Beast Brushless Remote Controlled RC Truck.

The RC Chargers Beast is a 1:10 scale model and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 17 inches long.

                                                     13 inches wide.

                                                     10 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 80 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes from the brushless motor.

Charge time is 1.5 hours for the 9.6 2200 mHa Lithium Ion battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH.

Fitted with adjustable suspension and a metal gear differential.

Verdict

Great model package with everything you need to get you racing all the batteries controller and charger.

Powerful brushless motor and adjustable suspension.

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7. ARRMA GRANITE VOLTAGE MEGA 2WD SRS RC Monster Truck.

The Arrma Granite is a 1:10 scale model and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 16 inches long.

                                                     13 inches wide.

                                                     7 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 80 metres.

Runtime is 9 minutes from the brushed motor.

Charge time is 1.5 hours each for the two 18650 Lithium Ion battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH.

Fitted with independent suspension and a metal bearing transmission.

Waterproof electronics to keep you racing in the rain.

Verdict

A tough rugged model with multi terrain capabilities. Not bad charge time .

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8. KIDCHEER Hobby RC Cars S920.

The Kidcheer S920 is a 1:10 scale model and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 13 inches long.

                                                     12 inches wide.

                                                     6 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 12 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.4 1600 mHa battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 30 MPH from the double brushed motors.

Fitted with independent suspension and a metal bearing transmission.

Sponge padded tyres fitted.

Waterproof electronics to keep you racing in the rain.

Verdict

Fast multi terrain model well made and tough, a good choice to go for.

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9. Hosim 9125 1:10 Scale Monster Truck

The Hosim 9125 is a 1:10 scale model and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 13 inches long.

                                                     12 inches wide.

                                                     6 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 80 metres.

Runtime is 10 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.4 1600 mHa battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 30 MPH from the double brushed motors.

Fitted with independent suspension and a metal ball bearing transmission.

Strong grip tyres fitted.

Waterproof electronics to keep you racing.

Verdict

This is the second Hosim model in our review this one is faster and has a few build upgrades.

 Good quality model.

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10. Traxxas 1/18 LaTrax Teton 4X4 Electric Monster Truck.

The Traxxas Latrax Teton is a 1:18 scale model and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 10 inches long.

                                                     9 inches wide.

                                                     5 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 80 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 25 MPH from the brushed motor.

Fitted with independent suspension and a metal gear transmission.

Soft grip tyres fitted.

Waterproof electronics for all weather racing.

Verdict

Traxxas has a great reputation and this monster truck is a quality model. Highly recommended.

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11. Exceed Mad Speed Drift Car

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The Exceed Mad speed is a 1:10 scale drift model that comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive drift car.

This models sizes are approx 17 inches long.

                                                     7 inches wide.

                                                     5 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 80 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 25 MPH from the brushed motor.

Fitted with independent suspension and a metal bearings.

Off road tyres fitted.

Waterproof electronics for all weather racing.

Verdict

This car is a blast just the right model to get you into drifting really great fun.

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12. Redcat Racing Piranha-XTR-10.

The Redcat Racing Piranha is a 1:10 scale truggy that comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied with batteries.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 16 inches long.

                                                     11 inches wide.

                                                     5 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2v 2000 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 19 MPH from the brushed motor.

Fitted with oil filled independent suspension which is fully adjustable.

Off road tyres fitted.

Waterproof electronics for all weather racing.

Verdict

This is a sleek and stylish looking off road truggy that comes with everything you need to get going.

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13. Kyosho Ready-to-Run RC Monster Truck.

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The Kyosho monster truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 17 inches long.

                                                     12 inches wide.

                                                     7 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2v 1800 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH from the brushed 22 turn motor.

Fitted with oil filled independent suspension and metal gear transmission.

Terra type tyres fitted.

The electronics are not waterproof.

Verdict

A strong rough and tough car that can take a lot of punishment. Lots of air action and wheelies potential.

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14. Redcat Racing EPX Drift Car.

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The Redcat Racing EPX is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 14 inches long.

                                                     7 inches wide.

                                                     4 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2v 2000 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 22 MPH from the brushed 22 turn motor.

Fitted with oil filled independent suspension and metal gear transmission.

Drift tyres fitted.

The electronics are not waterproof.

Verdict

Good value fun drift car from Redcat you will have tons of fun with this car.

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15. Redcat Racing Volcano EPX Electric Truck.

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The Redcat Racing Volcano EPX truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 14 inches long.

                                                     7 inches wide.

                                                     4 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2v 2000 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH from the brushed 19 turn motor.

Fitted with oil filled independent suspension which is adjustable for height and can be tuned.

Aggressive off road tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Good quality budget truck, a pro version available but a lot of fun to be had with this version of Volcano.

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16. Redcat Racing Blackout SC.

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The Redcat Racing Blackout truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 17 inches long.

                                                     11 inches wide.

                                                     5 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 20 minutes.

Charge time is 2 hours for the 7.2v 3000 NiMH battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH from the brushed motor.

Fitted with oil filled independent suspension which is adjustable for height and can be tuned.

Aggressive off road tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Powerful motor and great features like many interchangeable parts makes this model a great choice for bashing. Pro version available.

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17. Traxxas Stampede Monster Truck

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The Traxxas Stampede monster truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 19 inches long.

                                                     12 inches wide.

                                                     9 inches tall.

The TQ 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

No batteries are supplied.

Charger is not included.

Top speed is around 30 MPH from the brushless motor.

Fitted with metal oil filled independent suspension this is adjustable for height and can be tuned.

Multi terrain tyres fitted with inserts.

The electronics are waterproof for all weather fun.

Verdict

Great looking truck packed full of fun good for beginners and experienced. Down side no batteries or charger included.

Top choice.

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18. Traxxas Slash Short Course Truck.

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The Traxxas slash short course truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 2 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 22 inches long.

                                                     11 inches wide.

                                                     8 inches tall.

The Traxxas TQ 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes.

Charge time is 1 hours for the 7 cell NiMH battery supplied.

Traxxas fast Charger is included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH from the brushed 12 turn motor.

Fitted with oil filled independent suspension which is adjustable for height and can be tuned.

Good ground clearance.

All metal gear transmission.

Advanced tread tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Awesome 2wd fun for beginners form Traxxas.

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19. Redcat Racing Everest GEN7.

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The Redcat racing Everest GEN7 PRO is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 20 inches long.

                                                     11 inches wide.

                                                     9 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes.

Charge time is 3 hours for the 7.2v 3000 mAh battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 7 MPH from the 550 brushed motor.

Fitted with four link suspension and ball bearings all round.

Roof rack with scale accessories.

All metal gear transmission.

Aggressive off road tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

. For the price this is a great choice for a crawler, the only disappointment is the charger.

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20. Redcat Racing Ground Pounder.

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The Redcat Ground Pounder monster truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

3 Channel controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 18 inches long.

                                                     13 inches wide.

                                                     11 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes.

Charge time is 3 hours for the 7.2v 2000 mAh NiMh battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Top speed is around 7 MPH from the 20 turn brushed motor.

Fitted with fully adjustable oil filled suspension and four wheel steering.

Up to 3 inch ground clearance.

Oversize monster tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Reasonable price monster truck.

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21. Traxxas Ford Fiesta ST Rally Car.

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The Traxxas Ford Fiesta ST rally car 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 21 inches long.

                                                     11 inches wide.

                                                     8 inches tall.

The TQ 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes.

No battery supplied.

Charger is not included.

Top speed is around 20 MPH from the titan 12 turn brushed motor.

Fitted with oil filled long travel suspension.

Rally wheels and tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Great looking model and ok performance, loads of upgrade options. No battery or charger.

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22. Traxxas Rustler Stadium Truck.

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The Traxxas Rustler stadium truck is a 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models sizes are approx 17 inches long.

                                                     12 inches wide.

                                                     8 inches tall.

The TQ 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes.

No battery supplied.

Charger is not included.

Top speed is around 40 MPH from the titan brushless motor.

Fitted with oil filled long travel suspension.

All terrain tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

This is super fun and a durable quality model from Traxxas. The only minus is no battery or charger.

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23. Redcat Racing Terremoto-10 V2.

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The Redcat racing Terremoto monster truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models size is approx 31 inches long.

                                                     14 inches wide.

                                                     8 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes.

7.4v 3200mHa LiPo battery supplied.

Charger is included.

Charge time is 2hrs.

Top speed is around 30 MPH from the titan 12 turn brushless motor.

Fitted with oil filled long travel suspension.

Big off road tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

This is a great choice LiPo powered monster truck for loads of fun and bashing. Well made.

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24. Team Redcat TR-MT10E.

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The Team Redcat TR-MT10E monster truck is 1:10 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models size is approx       16 inches long.

                                                     13 inches wide.

                                                     7 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes from 7.4 LiPo batteries bought separately.

No battery supplied.

Charger is not included. .

Top speed is around 30 MPH from the brushless motor.

Fitted with fully adjustable and tuneable suspension.

Big off road tyres fitted.

Five LED lights are fitted to the front bumper.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Great looking and a real blast, really fast a top choice. The only down side no battery or charger.

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25. Redcat Racing Shredder XTE.

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The Redcat Racing Shredder XTE truck is 1:6 scale and comes ready to run.

Controller is supplied.

This model is 4 wheel drive.

This models size is approx       26 inches long.

                                                     16 inches wide.

                                                     9 inches tall.

The 2.4 GHz transmitter has a range of 100 metres.

Runtime is 15 minutes from 2s LiPo (x2) not supplied.

No battery supplied.

Charger is not included. .

Top speed is around 30 MPH from the brushless motor.

Fitted with oil filled fully adjustable and tuneable suspension.

Ball bearings throughout.

Large aggressive off road tyres fitted.

The electronics are waterproof.

Verdict

Why not get into large scale RC with this 1:6 scale truck from Redcat. Awesome truck for the price.

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Hope you can find your next rc model from this list and start to have a ton of fun.

Happy Racing

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