Ranking the 10 Best Remote Control Cars for Adults

If you're shopping for the best remote control car, the options can be overwhelming. It doesn't have to be so tough though. Whether you're shopping for yourself, a family member or a buddy, check out our top 10 list of the best remote control cars you can find on the market.

The Best Remote Control Cars

We've scoured the shops and online reviews to filter down a long list of RC cars to the only 10 you need to know about.

We look at which are best off-road, best for the budget, and more. Ready? Start your RC engines!

Our Top 10 Remote Control Cars for Adults

These might look like toys, but these RC cars are not for kids. Let's have a look at our top ten, in no particular order.

1. Traxxas XO-1 AWD Supercar

This RC is quite possibly the best one out there. It might also be the most expensive, which is why it's on our list for adults!

It weighs 14.4 pounds, can clock 100mph, and comes with a 2.4GHz Wireless Module. It has a trailblazing design will certainly catch people's attention!

It is impressive what this AWD can do, and it's not for nothing that they call it the 'supercar'!

2. Traxxas TRX-4 Rock Crawler

RC Crawlers have been the hottest category in radio control for a few years now. The TRX-4 is a versatile and capable rock crawler that has the climbing power to satisfy any user. 

Underneath the authentic scale look is extreme off-road capability with portal axles that deliver maximum ground clearance and remote locking front and rear differentials along with high/low range transmission for unmatched driving versatility. 

Since this is a Traxxas vehicle aftermarket parts won't be a problem with a massive supply of bodies, tires, wheels, and performance upgrade parts you won't ever run out of options for this crawler.

3. Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer

This desert truck made our RC car list for its awesome WOW factor! It's a Top Race truck and it is huge!

The desert racer combines performance and extreme power with 6S battery compatibility and top quality brushless motor system and speed control. This thing really moves and with it's large scale size it is one of the most impressive cars on our list.

It has a tough anti-collision frame that'll give you hours of fun testing just what she can do. Did we mention she's waterproof? It's not the cheapest on the list but this list is for adults, go ahead and spoil yourself.

4. Arrma Mega Granite 4x4

This might be your best off-road RC car. It's amazingly rugged that can go as much as 30mph.

It can handle climbs of 45-degrees and rocky off-road situations.

Because of it's large 10th scale size it makes a great choice for an affordable all around vehicle that is great for bashing in a parking lot or taking on your camping trip to add some excitement after your done setting up the tent. 

Full time 4 wheel drive and 2 differentials will get you over the toughest terrain.

It takes up to a 8.4V battery. It takes about 45 minutes to charge, and for that, it'll give you about 15 minutes of operation.

This car is one you could share with the kids (over 10) - but only if you want to!

5. Losi Tenacity MT 1/10 Monster Truck

This RC truck is in the same realm as the Granite 4x4 but gives you fast, brushless power and speed.

The truck is built on the legendary Losi TEN platform but has been upgraded to be more accessible for repairs and more affordable than ever. This truck can reach speeds in excess of 50+ MPH on a 3S battery pack so it certainly belongs on this adult list.

At those sorts of speeds, you can run it for 20+ minutes on a high capacity battery pack continuously, which we think is pretty impressive.

It's tough, fast and built to last whether  you're bashing it on pavement or tearing across the terrain, we or dry.

6. Redcat Racing EPX Drift Car

This phenomenal drift car weights 6 pound, goes up to 23mph using an electric brushed 27T 540 motor. It uses a 2.4Ghz transmission.

This is definitely not a toy for kids under 14 years old. It sits mid-range in terms of price, and gives you some great twists and turns features for your dollar.

7. Team Associated CR12 Ford F-150

This is a gold off-road RC option, and is much more than a toy truck. It has 4x4 traction to get out of tricky spots, and it is powered with a capable Reedy brushed 380 motor and 13.98:1 ratio 3 gear transmission.

Designed for scale looks with realistic wheels, tires, and a licensed Ford F-150 Pick-Up body.

If you're not sure on investing a lot for your first RC experience, this could be a good starting point at the $200 mark.

You can even pretend it's for the kids.

8. Redcat Racing Everest-10

They put Everest on this one for a reason - it'll rock-crunch and mount boulders without endangering the frame. Great news here - should any damage happen, you can replace parts.

It offers both forward and reverse transmission.

Some users report the locking mechanisms needed an early replacement. Things to keep in mind.

9. Volcano EPX Truck by Redcat Racing

This monster is one of the most popular RC cars around. It gets up to 20mph, powered by a 7.2v 1800mAh batteries. It has a tough polycarbonate body, and a forward and reverse transmission.

10. Axial Deadbolt SCX10 II Crawler

With rugged good looks and some attitude it is time to rule the rocks. The Deadbolt is a great choice for those looking for a versatile RC that can handle the rocks and trails with exceptional handling.

The SCX10 has a reliable chassis equipped for extreme trailing with the AX10 transmission, single piece AR44 Axles and Wildboar driveshafts, this crawler doesn't just meet the standards of offroading, it defines them.

There You Have It

That's our top 10 RC picks for adults.

The best RC for you will depend on a whole lot. You'll need to have a think about:

  • How often you want to use it
  • Whether you want it for on-road, off-road, muddy terrain, rocky terrain, or all of these!
  • The sort of running time and remote range you expect
  • Your budget

Check out the cars in more detail, look at some online reviews.

It's a good idea to get some advice from a hobbies dealer with a good reputation for RC cars. Not only can they tell you the specs, but they've no doubt road tested them as well!