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14 Top-Rated RC Monster Trucks for Kids & Adults That Make Great Christmas Gifts

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These RC cars are getting stronger and stronger each year. Are toy manufacturers throwing sports car engines in RC vehicles now? This toy car towing experiment proves that they can handle more than underwater driving and racing motorcycles.

Fast forward to the 6:40 mark to watch these tough RC cars successfully pull a vehicle. It worked! The guys even joked about making a tow truck company with RC trucks instead of a tow truck. I mean, anything is possible. The RC monster trucks did a lot of the heavy lifting. Feeling a bit adventurous and want to put an RC truck to the test? Check out these RC monster trucks.

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The Best RC Monster Trucks

Traxxas is one of the best brands for RC trucks. Here's a great alternative to the Traxxas E-Revo and Traxxas Stampede if you're on a budget. The 1/10 scale truck is right under $100 and has an RC390 brushed motor that can perform 21000 revs per minute.

It can conquer any terrain for all-weather fun, and its antenna is impervious to damage. Add this to your wishlist if you're a beginner or intermediate RC truck user.

A customer gave it a five-star rating and wrote, "I purchased the Traxxas Grave Digger for my son over 8 years ago and now I play with it more then he does. I have since upgrade almost every part on this thing and it never lets me down. I wish these were around when I was a kid."

2. Redcat Racing Volcano EPX - 4WD Monster Truck - 1/10 Scale - RTR - Red

Redcat's $180 electric monster truck has aggressive tires, a low center of gravity for high-speed performance, and a brushed 550 electric motor. Many customers are raving about the sturdy frame. If your little one is going to crash this, no worries. It's built for harsh off-road conditions.

A customer left a five-star review and said, "Purchased this for Christmas for my 12 year old son. Now, I may have to get one for my 40 year old husband!! We love it."

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3. DEERC RC Cars Remote Control Car Off Road Monster Truck

This is the RC monster truck users can travel with. Take it anywhere! The four-wheel-drive truck is packed with anti-slip tires and shock absorbers, which gives it great traction. (It's perfect for sand, concrete, and more.) It even has an anti-collision car bumper to protect the body and frame.

The LED lights are also a plus. It's truly the best bang for the buck. Priced at only $29.99, you can't go wrong with this truck! One customer gave it five stars and said it's way better than you'd expect.

Many customers are raving about the battery and say it goes through grass hills well.

4. 1:16 Brushless Large RC Cars

This brushless monster truck is the perfect stunt truck. It has high speed, an extended operating life, and requires less maintenance. There are two speed modes for beginners and expert drivers. With nearly 5,000 positive Amazon ratings, you know it's a top-notch pick.

This heavy-duty, brushless RTR truck can handle all terrains, from concrete, the beach, rocks, and more. It's fast, under $200, and has terrific reviews.

5. ARRMA 1/5 KRATON 4X4 8S BLX Brushless Speed Monster Truck RTR

Amazon customers are saying that this truck is super fast! It is a bit pricey, but it's worth it if you're an expert.

The superior RC truck gives an optimal performance, is designed fast and tough. The 1250Kv brushless motor has a 4-pile construction for smooth and consistent power, and the 6.5mm gold bullet connectors add a reliable and efficient connection. There's even an integrated fan for reduced heat during extreme running. No worries though, it has a low voltage cut-off and thermal overload protection.

John gave it a five-star rating and wrote, "I own several Kraton's; the 4s, 2x 6s, and the 8s Kraton. Not only is it the biggest, it's also the toughest! I absolutely love it. A little pricey but worth it!"

6. Tamiya 1/10 RC Car Series No.549 4 ?-- 4 Monster Truck

Here's another high-ticket RC truck. Check this one out if you're looking for a big upgrade. Remember, you can always customize your current truck. Amazon has many parts and tools that will take yours to the next level.

7. BEZGAR Hobbyist Grade 4x4 Waterproof RC Car

This truck is ready to run! Since it's resistant to chemicals, it'll last longer than most trucks. Since the collision impact will be reduced, you don't have to worry about too much wear and tear. The truck is equipped with a 550 brushed motor that can perform high revolutions per minute that generates a greater horsepower for the RC truck. It has a top speed of 48 km/h.

It's under $140, and the radio control even comes ready with batteries. Take it out on muddy grounds for your own monster truck show. The truck is equipped with a headlight to make it seem more realistic.

Monster Jam says this is their biggest official Grave Digger ever! This $79 truck has huge tires that are perfect for overcoming any obstacle on or off-road. Not only is it over 2-feet long, but it has authentic graphics and working lights. The Grave Digger remote control requires two AA batteries. Grab them and get to playing!

A customer gave it five stars and said, "We first saw the Mega Grave Digger at Monster Jam World Finals in Orlando and my 2 year old son would not leave the demo area so we knew we had to get this!"

9. SZJJX RC Cars Off-Road Remote Control Car TrucksSZJJX RC Cars Off-Road Remote Control Car Trucks Vehicle 2.4Ghz 4WD Powerful 1: 18 Racing Climbing Cars Radio Electric Rock Crawler (Green)


This 4WD RC has a quality protection rack to ensure that it's firm and durable. It's going to last a long time! The four wheels are packed with anti-slip tires and shock absorbers for extra support when it's dropped or on unstable ground. It even has a crash-proof bumper to protect the body and frame, making it perfect for the beach, rocks, or concrete terrains.

It's under $37, making it a budget-friendly option.

Salina gave it a five-star rating and wrote, "This RC car exceeded my expectations. The quality is great! It runs fast, came with 2 batteries and the body is very well made. It is very affordable and easy to use."

Losi's Son-uva Digger is a great RC truck for teens and adults. Losi says, "Whether you are a scale driver, a basher or a racer, the chassis is designed to accommodate multiple shock setups keeping you tracking straight, no matter the terrain."

Sounds like this $650 truck is built for experienced RC racing enthusiasts!

Josh gave it five stars and wrote, "Always being a losi fan I had to purchase this new Losi LMT SonUva Digger. Started out with a 2s lipo & it runs amazing, lots of power then I changed to a 3s lipo omg its night & day different power..stupid fast for the size & weight of it."

11. DEERC Brushless RC Cars 300E 60KM/H High Speed Remote Control Car

DEERC's 1:18 scale RC truck is something else. The RC truck can go up to 35 MPH. You can adjust the speed, though! It comes with one 2.4 GHz remote, one charger, two batteries, one manual, and tools.

The waterproof brushless 2440 motor makes this a great pick for beginners and experienced RC racers. It has a control distance of up to 100 meters and has an anti-throw ability and oversized wheels for rugged roads.

A customer gave it five stars and wrote, "Am a 67 year old male ,retired with too much time on my hands. Saw someone with a rc car at the nearby park and decided to find one for myself. research and watching the videos for this product led me to buy this truck. It's Crazy fast ,with a lot of torque, over grass ,asphalt ,sand ,my front yard has rock landscaping zips over that effortlessly."

12. Traxxas 67076-4 Rustler 4x4 VXL Off Road Electric Remote

Traxxas is the name for all things RC monster trucks. The sleek aerodynamic body has a rugged internal structure and external rollover protection, so it lasts! Kiddos will surely crash this thing for fun, so durability is everything.

The 3S power system delivers ultimate speed and top-notch run time. Sadly, a battery and charger are not included. Traxxas recommends a single NiMH or LiPo battery and Traxxas EZ-Peak Live Charger.

13. Redcat Racing Blackout XTE 1/10 Scale Electric Monster TruckRedcat Racing Blackout XTE 1/10 Scale Electric Monster Truck with Waterproof Electronics, Silver/Red SUV

Redcat's 4WD monster truck has a "bashable" chassis design with swappable components. (Fewer parts means more savings.) It has a 16T brushed RC550 electric motor, adjustable ride height, tunable shocks, tunable gear differentials, and an adjustable camber and toe angle.

Reviews seem to be good, some not so good. However, it has an overall 4.1-star rating.

14. Traxxas X-Maxx: Brushless Electric Monster Truck

The Traxxas X-Maxx is the ultimate RC monster truck. It's priced right under $1,000, making it a dream truck for experienced RC truck enthusiasts. One customer gave it a five-star rating and called it a blast, however, they said it's not a great pick for beginners.

It has a brushless motor and waterproof electronic speed control.

Customers are leaving rave reviews. The assembled truck comes with everything except two AA batteries for the transmitter.

This post was originally published on July 24, 2020.