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Toys cars are great to play with, but add a track and you have enough for hours of pretend play.

There are many types, and the best thing is to build your own so that you can make endless combinations. Like with these flexible courses from Waytoplay. Indestructible and also waterproof. They can even take a bath!

In this guide I take a look at the best toy cars with jobs and what you should pay attention to when buying.

Best toy cars with track rated

Let's take a quick look at the best options. Then I'll go into more detail about each of these choices.

Best loose road parts

waytoplayFlexible Road Pieces

Instead of a whole lot for little, they make high quality road pieces that are indestructible due to their rubber material.

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Best race track for preschoolers

CareerGO Pixar Cars Speed ​​Challenge

Featuring one of the most renowned race track designers in the form of Carrera, along with the endearing characters from the movie, this is the perfect starter kit for younger children.

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Best toy cars with track for toddlers

VtechToet Toet Cars Press & Go Monster Truck Rally

The best part of the track are the road bits. Perfectly sized for toddlers to connect to other Toet Toet Cars.

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Best cheap toy cars with track

KkonesDinosaur Flexible Track Playset

But 144 track pieces is certainly enough to come up with many different setups. The pieces are easy to click together but are still fairly tight afterwards.

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Most to build with

Picasso TilesRacing Track

This time it's about building a cool race track, and with the pieces you can actually build it the way you want with the 48 track pieces.

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Toy cars with job buying guide

What should you pay attention to when buying toy cars with a track? Of course the quality of the cars and whether they drive well, but certainly also the track and how much you can do with it.

Sustainability

There are quite a few differences in quality between toy car brands. Just look at the difference between Vtech and Kkones, you can clearly feel the quality.

The thick plastic like that of Vtech, almost nothing can go wrong with it. Waytoplay's road sections do this differently with very thin plastic that is flexible and indestructible.

Quality of driving

With toy cars you want them to be able to drive well. Some may be for display only, not for play. But you still want them to roll well.

A few things to watch out for are:

  1. the distance from the wheels to the chassis: some toy cars run into problems so they don't drive very well
  2. the rigidity of the shaft: some toy cars are very wobbly so the wheels can move far in and out, and still rub
  3. the quality of the wheels: is it plastic or are there really rubber wheels on the tires? Rubber rolls a lot better
  4. the weight of the car: you may not realize this right away, but the weight of the car plays a very large role in how well it rolls. A heavier car made of diecast or wood rolls a lot better and further than a plastic car

Replayability

Much of the car's replayability is in how well it drives, but there are other factors that determine how often they return to it.

Age also plays a part. Is it a car that stays on the left after toddlerhood or can it last longer because it is also suitable for older children?

The number of extra functions also plays a major role, such as the number of road sections that are included and whether you can also form other lanes with it.

I rated each of the cars on this list on these parts on a 5-point scale.

Best toy cars with track rated

Best loose road parts

waytoplay Flexible Road Pieces

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9.3
Toy score
To drive
4.1
Replayable
4.9
Sustainability
5.0
Best for
Less good

There are several types of puzzle road pieces for sale, but these from Waytoplay do it differently.

Instead of offering a whole lot for as little money as possible, they make high quality road pieces that are indestructible due to their rubber material.

The goal is to be able to use them on any surface. From the wooden floor at home, to the slide and tiles outside and even the bathtub.

Completely water resistant to be able to play outside and to stimulate going outside.

Actually the only road sections that do that successfully.

The road pieces are 4 in. wide (10 cm) and fit most small toy cars.

You can build them any way you want so your creativity is the only limit and there are also different sets with more or less pieces to add to.

There are no cars with this set, but you can of course use any toy car you already have on the track.

With 32+ road pieces it's really fun to build with and you can make just about any shape you want. They will be very expensive tiles.

Best race track for preschoolers

Career GO Pixar Cars Speed ​​Challenge

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8.6
Toy score
To drive
4.8
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
3.9
Best for
  • Good traditional slot cars
  • Expandable track system
  • Nice theme suitable for younger children
Less good
  • small set
  • Not much happens without extensions

The Carrera GO - Pixar Cars Edition racetrack is a fun spin-off of the popular Disney / Pixar movie 'Cars'.

Nice starter set with the characters of Cars.

It's a more traditional racetrack than some of the others on our list so it will bring back memories of your childhood as well.

While Disney certainly valued the odds for gold from this movie, there's no underestimating the appeal this trusted character can have in the world of racetracks.

This set is a more traditional racetrack, the kind of kit you'd know from your childhood.

  • Two metal car tracks
  • two speed controllers
  • two cars (McQueen and Bernoulli)
  • and a few exciting extras (high curves, narrow section, intersection, flyover, loop).

Featuring one of the most renowned race track designers in the form of Carrera, along with the endearing characters from the movie, this is the perfect starter kit for younger children.

Best for: Traditional slot cars, beginner, younger children, upgradeable

Ages: 5-6 years and up

Best toy cars with track for toddlers

Vtech Toet Toet Cars Press & Go Monster Truck Rally

Best for
Less good

A great fun set if your child likes racing, and / or Monster Trucks (more reviewed here) keeps.

There are a few nice pieces, such as ramps and a large platform to dive from:

Vtech Toet Toet Monster Truck Rally platform

There is also a launch station, which is where it gets its name Press & Go. When you hit the button (hard) your car is launched.

For example, he can shoot across the track over one of the ramps of the Monster Truck track to land on the other side.

But the best thing about the track is that it is actually mainly road sections. This makes it a fun set to start with.

You can build it as you want and thus stimulate the creativity of your toddler:

Vtech Toet Toet Build Monster Truck Rally road sections

And many of the other sets have little or no weight. For example, you can connect the Toet Toet Garage, which I like the most to play with, to the roads because it doesn't have one of its own.

For example, the Monster Truck can go straight to the garage after a crash, or to the launderette after all the mud on the track!

Furthermore, it is also very easy to assemble:

A very nice complete set to give your child what they can use for a while.

Best cheap toy cars with track

Kkones Dinosaur Flexible Track Playset

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8.2
Toy score
To drive
4.1
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
3.4
Best for
  • Many parts for little money
  • Nice set to experience many different setups
Less good
  • Cheap plastic
  • Batteries run out quickly

For a small price you get 187 parts to build and drive with, in a dinosaur theme.

It is actually 144 track pieces with 2 more cars and 4 dinos. There are also parts such as the bridge and trees and the like.

But 144 track pieces is certainly enough to come up with many different setups.

The pieces are easy to click together but are still fairly tight afterwards. They are flexible so you can also make them in funny curves.

Unfortunately, the batteries don't last that long so make sure you have some on hand.

The material is a bit cheap. The track itself is ok, but the accessories have clearly been saved because the trees and signs don't stay in place very well.

But yes, what do you want with so many parts for such a low price.

Most to build with

Picasso Tiles Racing Track

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8.3
Toy score
To drive
3.8
Replayable
4.8
Sustainability
3.9
Best for
  • Endless opportunities to build a job
  • Lots of parts
Less good
  • Batteries don't last long
  • Wheels will not run without batteries

I have also reviewed Picasso Tiles before at the best magnetic tiles for their creative designs.

You can combine this set with their other magnetic tiles, and actually all magnetic tiles of this size (such as Magna Tiles and Desire Deluxe, etc.).

This time it's about building a cool race track, and with the pieces you can actually build it the way you want with the 48 track pieces.

The magnetic tiles connect to each other so there is really no limitation.

The cars can not only move over the floor, but also up and down with the 16 piles to build on and the 4 ramps to race up and down.

There are 2 LED cars included. A bit similar to other brands, nothing really to write home about but they do the job.

It is ultimately the most fun to make your own creations, to combine them with other magnet toys or with other toy cars.

By the way, you cannot use ordinary magnet tiles to drive them on because these tiles have grooves for the cars.

The cars cannot drive without batteries, which is a downside. But otherwise a very nice set for quite a bit of fun.

Conclusion

There are a lot of different ways cars can drive on tracks. With this selection you have a nice gift idea for every kind of child.

Also read: these are the best toy cars rated

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.