I normally don’t cover toys for kids, but the all-new ($350) by Fisher-Price is far too good to pass up. Built to mimic the real thing, the Power Wheels Ford F150 is rugged and fun to drive. Designed to perform in the toughest backyard driving conditions including mud, wet grass, and more. It even comes with a real FM radio, a working life-and-lower tailgate, and MP3 jack. If only they had these kind of toys when I was a kid.
Kids can take off on a real driving adventure in the Power Wheels Ford F-150. With realistic side-view mirrors, built-in windshield, and roomy truck bed, kids will feel like they’re driving a real truck! They can even lift up the hood to find a realistic truck “engine”. Adding to the excitement, the truck’s big, rugged tires make it easy for kids to take their adventures off road too!
The vehicle has three different speeds that you'll want to monitor. The Power Wheels Ford F-150 can go forward at 2.5 MPH and 5 MPH, and in reverse at 2.5 MPH. The vehicle can hold up to two children for a combined maximum weight of 130 pounds. The more weight on the vehicle, the shorter the battery life will be.
The Power Wheels Ford F-150 is equipped with a 12-volt battery that you'll have to charge before the first use. Charging it will take upwards of a full day, so make preparations if you give this to your child as a gift. That's a lot of time for the vehicle to sit around waiting for its final unveiling without your child accidentally coming across it. When it's fully charged, the vehicle for will run for between one and three hours depending on the driver's weight and the type of terrain conditions.