What are the Top 10 RC Cars for 2020?

We are going over the top ten radio control cars, trucks, and crawlers of the year.



Are you looking for the best radio control cars and trucks for your racing experience? Here is an exclusive review to help you with your choice. Different models/types of RC cars are smartly designed and built to satisfy complex demands and provide a glimpse of future racing and bashing experiences. We have meticulously ranked the top 10 cars for the year in review in terms of speed, ruggedness, and mind-blowing driving experience, starting from the 10th to the number one spot. As we take you through this power ranking 2020 exclusive, you will discover that the higher you move up the ladder, the more astonished you will become. May 25, 2021

May 25, 2021


Number Ten in our Top 10 List - Kyohso Mini-Z


Coming in at number 10 is the Mini-Z from Kyosho with an injection-molded body style to scale through plains and rough terrains. As a highly capable RC crawler with a 4X4 drivetrain, solid axles, lock differentials, and linked crawler suspension, this truck is designed for exciting driving performance both indoors and out, giving you the feeling of being out there on the sand or crawling through the hills. You can get your Kyosho Mini-Z for only $199.99*.

Kyosho Mini-Z Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires 8x AAA Batteries

The Mini-Z is a Twenty-Fourth Scale RC Crawler

What scale is the Kyosho Mini-Z?
1/24

The Mini-Z goes about 12 miles per hour

How fast is the Kyosho Mini-Z?
Around 12mph.


Number Nine in our Top 10 List - Axial SCX10 III


In the 9th spot is the third version of the original Axial SCX 10. The SCX 10 III strikes a balance between all-out 4x4 capabilities and scale realism. Being readily adjustable to your taste with a wide selection of parts and accessories, the SCX 10 III is unique with its portal axles, hidden body clips, a transmission dig unit, and 2-speed transmission functionality. The Axial SCX 10 III is available as a kit to customize as you build, but you can get your ready-to-run (RTR) version for only $499.99*.

Axial SC10 III Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires a battery pack.

The SCX10 III is a Tenth Scale RC Crawler

What scale is the Axial SCX10 III?
1/10

The SCX10 III goes about 10 miles per hour

How fast does Axial SCX10 III go?
Around 10mph.


Number Eight in our Top 10 List - Team Associated DR10


In the number 8 spot comes the DR 10 drag car by Team Associated. The DR10 drag race car is based on the 9-time ROAR Short Course National Championship-winning trucks. The DR 10 is equipped with a low center-of-gravity molded composite chassis and adjustable suspension geometry. With some refining in the setup, it can be suited for your local dragstrip. Also, with the massive stockpile of upgrade parts available, you can customize the DR 10 to be your perfect drag race weapon. And, the Team Associated DR 10 RTR version is only $339.99*.

DR10 Drag Racer Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires a battery pack.

The DR10 is a Tenth Scale RC Drag Car

What scale is the Associated DR10?
1/10

The DR10 goes about 40 miles per hour

How fast does the Associated DR10 go?
Around 40mph.


Number Seven in our Top 10 List - Enduro Gatekeeper


Coming in at number 7 is the Element RC Enduro Gatekeeper 4x4, a rock crawler with Chassis Mounted Steering (CMS). The Gatekeeper tackles the trails with confidence and has the durability to endure anything that gets in its way. Equipped with a robust anti-roll bar for stability, threaded aluminum shock bodies, setup overdrive transmission gearing, and solid front axle with lock differentials. The Gatekeeper is a beast designed to create its path. Built for crawling, not for speed, the Associated Enduro Gatekeeper is available as a kit to customize as a build kit, or you can get a ready-to-run (RTR) version for only $399.99*.

Gatekeeper Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires a battery pack.

The Gatekeeper is a Tenth Scale RC Crawler

What scale is the Enduro Gatekeeper?
1/10

The Gatekeeper goes about 7 miles per hour

How fast does the Gatekeeper go?
Around 7mph.


Number Six in our Top 10 List - Traxxas Maxx


At the 6th spot is the Traxxas Maxx, a monster truck with the brutal strength to trash the terrain anywhere you drive. The Traxxas Maxx is equipped with self-writing TSM, clipless body fastening, and the engineered drivetrain allows you to play with the stock electronics to add a high-powered 6S LiPo system of your choice. Traxxas expertly packages X-Maxx’s innovative design elements into a lighter, more compact, more ferocious beast that is ready to take speed and strength to new levels of extreme intensity. At only $549.95*, the Traxxas Maxx RTR is worth the money.

Traxxas Maxx Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires a battery pack.

The Maxx is a Tenth Scale RC Truck

What scale is the Traxxas Maxx?
1/10

The Maxx goes about 60 miles per hour

How fast does the Traxxas Maxx go?
Around 60mph.


Number Five in our Top 10 List - Kyosho MP9 TKI4


Coming in at number 5 is the MP9 TKI4 from Kyosho, a nitro RC car with the raw power for a two-stroke engine to unwind at nearly 40,000 RPM. The Kyosho MP9 TKI4 ReadySet is a great basher road warrior and a contender on the racetrack in the heat of competition. This fierce competitor is equipped with wicker-bill wing attachments for turning the lever downforce, front suspension arms for a wider stance, and heavy-duty ball ends for the steering linkage. You can get your Kyosho MP9 TKI4 ReadySet for only $549.99*.

Kyosho MP9 TKI4 Power Type - Nitro

Power Type
Nitro

The MP9 TKI4 is an Eighth Scale RC Buggy

What scale is the Kyosho MP9 TKI4?
1/8

The MP9 TKI4 goes about 45 miles per hour

How fast does the Kyosho MP9 TKI4 go?
Around 45mph.


Number Four in our Top 10 List - Arrma Mojave 6S


At the number 4 spot is the Arrma Mojave 6S BLX 4X4, a power capability desert truck. The Arrma Mojave 6S BLX came out on January 24, 2020, and was designed for a fast and tough bashing experience. Equipped with independent suspension, large bore shocks in its 71cm long body, all-metal diff outdrives, and gearbox internals, this off-road desert basher 4WD truck will give you exceptional performance on both smooth and rough terrains. You can get your Arrma Mojave 6S BLX RTR for only $649.99*.

Mojave 6S Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires a battery pack.

The Mojave is a Seventh Scale RC Truck

What scale is the Arrma Mojave?
1/7

The Mojave goes about 60 miles per hour

How fast does the Arrma Mojave 6S go?
Around 60mph.


Number Three in our Top 10 List - Losi DBXL-E 2.0


Coming in the 3rd spot is the Losi DBXL-E 2.0, a heart-pounding desert buggy. The DBXL-E 2.0 is an all-out full-throttle desert buggy experience. This desert buggy is equipped with aluminum shock towers and gearboxes for improved drivetrain strength and stability. The Losi DBXL-E 2.0 can be mind-boggling when using two 4s LiPo batteries for an 8s LiPo system. You can get your Losi DBXL-E 2.0 ready-to-run (RTR) for only $1099.99*.

Losi DBXL-E Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires two battery packs.

The DBXL-E is a Fifth Scale RC Buggy

What scale is the Losi DBXL-E 2.0?
1/5

The DBXL-E goes about 50 miles per hour

How fast does the DBXL-E 2.0 go?
Around 50mph.


Number Two in our Top 10 List - Arrma Kraton 6S


At the 2nd spot is the high-performing multi-terrain Arrma Kraton 6S BLX brushless truggy. The Arrma Kraton 6S BLX will give you a satisfying bashing experience without an iota of doubt. With its wide size and low center of gravity racing-style chassis, you will find it easy to keep this brutal basher stable, poised, and in control. The Arrma Kraton 6S BLX with updated electronics is the most rewarding basher to drive on smooth terrain, in the chunk, or while soaring through the air. You can get your Arrma Kraton 6S BLX RTR for only $569.99*.

Kraton 6S Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires a battery pack.

The Kraton is an Eighth Scale RC Truggy

What scale is the Arrma Kraton 6S?
1/8

The Kraton goes about 60 miles per hour

How fast does the Arrma Kraton 6S go?
Around 60mph.


Number One in our Top 10 List - Arrma Felony


In number one spot and on the top of this power ranking is the all-new Arrma Felony Street Bash 6S BLX 4x4, an incredible beast with the raw power to light up the tires. It was inspired by the muscle cars that shaped the American auto industry in the 1960s and 70s. The Arrma Felony 6S BLX offers tire-eating and pavement piercing performance wrapped in an aggressive muscle body. With the driveline, chassis, and suspension components all designed for durability, this street basher should be able to withstand a solid torture test. The Arrma Felony 6S BLX will keep the competitors lost even before the race has fully begun. You can get your Arrma Felony 6S BLX ready-to-run (RTR) for only $649.99*.

Arrma Felony 6S Power Type - Electric

Power Type
Electric
Requires two batteries.

The Felony is a Seventh Scale RC Car

What scale is the Arrma Felony 6S?
1/7

The Felony goes about 80 miles per hour

How fast does the Arrma Felony 6S go?
Around 80mph.

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In Summary - Are you looking for the best radio control cars and trucks for your racing experience? Here is an exclusive review to help you with your choice. Different models/types of RC cars are smartly designed and built to satisfy complex demands and provide a glimpse of future racing and bashing experiences. We have meticulously ranked the top 10 cars for the year in review in terms of speed, ruggedness, and mind-blowing driving experience, starting from the 10th to the number one spot. As we take you through this power ranking 2020 exclusive, you will discover that the higher you move up the ladder, the more astonished you will become. May 25, 2021

*Prices subject to change without notice - last updated May 25, 2021
Note: Speed ratings are for informational purposes only. Actual speeds may vary due to condition, terrain, battery type, and driving style.