9 Best Kids’ Scooters: 2019

Our Top Scooter Picks For Every Kid and Budget

Kids’ scooters may seem like they’re all the same, but they’re not!  From kick scooters to trick scooters and electric scooters, we’ve tested them all! To make your shopping process super easy for you, we’ve outlined our top 6 scooters for kids, why we love them, and why your kid will too!

9 Best Scooters for Kids: 2019

Scooter

Why We Love It

MSRP

Micro Sprite

Best Traditional Scooter

$99
Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe

Best for Toddlers and Preschoolers

$90
Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe

Most Unique Ride

$140
Razor A5 Lux

Best for Older/Taller Kids

$80
Razor A2

Best Value

$50
Fuzion Pro X-3

Best Entry-Level Trick Scooter

$75
Fuzion Pro Z250

Best Entry-Level Trick Scooter - Older Kids

$110

Razor E100

Best Standard Electric Scooter

$160

Razor Power A2

Best Adjustable/Foldable Electric Scooter

$200

 


Micro Sprite

Best Traditional Scooter


Micro Sprite Kick Scooter in red

MSRP: $99

FITS KIDS: 8+ to adults 220 lbs!

FEATURES: High quality and durable, smooth ride, easy folding mechanism, large variety of color options

The Micro Sprite is a top-quality Swiss kick scooter designed with sophisticated style and built for smooth, precise performance. While the Sprite is a “traditional” kick scooter, it’s definitely a high-end version. It’s solid, durable, and most importantly, a smooth ride.

Our testers loved that they could ride “so fast” and didn’t “feel bumpy over all the sidewalk lines”. When they did small jumps off the curb, “the landing didn’t hurt” and it was “easier to jump high”. The scooter feels sturdy and fluid beneath you and doesn’t have the “clackity clack” joltiness that’s very common in kick scooters.

FULL REVIEW: Micro Sprite


Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe

Best for Toddlers & Preschoolers


micro kickboard deluxe kids' scooter - blue

MSRP: $90

FITS KIDS: 2 – 5 years old

FEATURES: Lean-to-steer functionality, adjustable-height handlebars, extra smooth and stable ride, available lots of colors.

The Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe touts a winning combination of a 3-wheeled setup and extra-wide foot deck, all to make it as easy as possible for little ones to balance.  The foot deck is constructed of reinforced flexible fiberglass, which absorbs impact from the ground and makes for a smooth and quiet ride.

And with adjustable handlebars that allow young ones to grow with the scooter (10″ adjustability from min to max), while not cheap, the Mini is a worthy investment.

We especially love that the 3 wheels make it easy for really young riders on the Mini to build their confidence, but also provide a super cool sidewalk surfing ride as kids get more comfortable and adventurous.

FULL REVIEW: Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe


Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe

Most Unique Ride


Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe kid's scooter

 

MSRP: $140

FITS KIDS: 5 – 12 years old

FEATURES: Lean-to-steer functionality, adjustable-height handlebars, extra smooth and stable ride, available lots of colors.

These Kickboards are not the scooters you grew up with! With their lean-to-steer functionality, the Maxi and Mini Deluxe create a unique ride experience similar to that of a skateboard by allowing the rider to carve turns, but with the added security of t-bar handlebars for extra stability and a boost of confidence. Its a bit like surfing the sidewalk!

And with that reinforced flexible fiberglass foot deck, it’s one of the smoothest and quietest rides around!

FULL REVIEW: Micro Kickboard Maxi and Mini Deluxe


Razor A5 Lux

Best for Older/Taller Kids


Razor A5 Lux scooter in blue

MSRP: $60

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Foldable, lightweight aluminum construction, large 8″ urethane wheels

The A5 Lux improves upon the ride quality of the classic Razor scooters by offering larger, 8″ urethane wheels that make running into those pesky pebbles and sidewalk cracks a non-event.  This lightweight scooter is geared towards kids ages 8 and older and touts a weight capacity of 220 lbs!  And to be honest, we’ve even been known to snag this from our kids and take it for a ride!

FULL REVIEW: Razor A5 Lux


Razor A2

Best Value


Razor A2 kick scooter in silver and red

MSRP: $31 – 55

FITS KIDS: Ages 5+

FEATURES: Foldable, portable, lightweight yet strong aluminum construction, wheelie bar

The timeless Razor A2 is THE quintessential scooter design and offers a whole host of features while taking it easy on your wallet.  The spring-less front wheel shock system adds enough cushion to smooth out small bumps and cracks in pavement.  Weighing in at just 6 lbs., it’s light enough to be easily carried by young children, while still beloved by teens! And it even has a wheelie bar for simple tricks.

Simply stated, the Razor A2 is sturdy, lightweight, portable, and affordable.  With adjustable handlebars and a max weight capacity of 143 lbs, this scooter can grow with your child for many years.

FULL REVIEW: Razor A2


Fuzion Pro X-3

Best Entry-Level Trick Scooter


Fuzion Pro X-3 trick scooter in blue and yellow

MSRP: $75

FITS KIDS: 7+ years old

FEATURES: Concave deck, versatile fork that handles 100 mm and 110mm wheels

If you’ve got a little daredevil that wants to try their skills at the skate park, the Fuzion Pro X-3 is your best option.  Built with the beginning enthusiast in mind, this affordable scooter features a 4″ wide concave deck (like a skateboard), making it easier to pull off cool tricks like tail whips and slides.

Fuzion’s well-designed aluminum frame has a weight capacity of up to 220 lbs, making this scooter a fun choice for larger kids and even adults who want to have some fun at the skate park.  You could spend significantly more money on a pro-level scooter with additional features, but this entry-level model can’t be beat for the price.

FULL REVIEW: Fuzion X5

Fuzion Pro Z250

Best Entry-Level Trick Scooter – Older Kids


fuzion z250 trick scooter - blue

MSRP: $110

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Concave deck, versatile fork with 110mm wheels

An ungraded version of the Fuzion X-5, the Z250 has larger wheels that roll faster and smoother. Its wider deck and higher, wider handlebars will be a much better fit for older riders. Its graphics are also a bit more fancy, which can make all the difference for your tween.

FULL REVIEW: Fuzion Z250


Razor E100

Best Standard Electric Scooter


razor e100 electric scooter - red

MSRP: $160

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Kick-start motor for smoother starting, front and rear air tires

If your child is begging for an electric scooter, the Razor E100 is the most solid place to start. The kick-start motor requires the rider to be moving at 3mph before the motor actually kicks in. This prevents jolting starts from 0mph that can often throw a child (or even adult) right off the scooter. With two air tires (the E90 only has one plastic wheel), the ride is pretty smooth over all, and its limited top speed is best for young riders. When our testers raced their friends on traditional kick scooters for short distances, the electric scooter usually lost!

Be aware as a parent that electric scooters require maintenance and can be finicky. A motor and electric gadgets open up a can of worms as far as potential problems go. And always making sure that thing is charged… well, it’s not as easy as you think. :-)le

FULL REVIEW: Razor E100

Razor Power A2

Best Adjustable/Foldable Electric Scooter


Razor Power A2 electric scooter

MSRP: $200

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Lightweight, adjustable height handlebars, foldable

Kids’ electric scooters have traditionally been super clunky, heavy, and a bit difficult to manage. Then along came the Razor Power A2! Lightweight and narrow, the Power A2 makes maneuvering an electric scooter so much easier for kids. It’s even foldable, which makes it simpler to store, or take along in the car.

With adjustable height handlebars, it’s also a better fit as your child grows.  And as the cherry on top, the Razor Power A2 works like a regular kick scooter when the power runs out!

FULL REVIEW: Razor Power A2

How to Choose the Best Kid’s Scooter

Kids’ scooters are generally pretty simple, but they aren’t all created equal. Here’s a short summary of the most important things to look for to find the best bike scooter for your child – whether they’re 2 or 10!

Style

Kids’ scooters come in four general styles. Your traditional kick scooter, kickboards, trick scooters, and electric scooters.

(1) Traditional kick scooters were made popular in the U.S. by Razor, and they’re the style of scooter that dominate the market. If you’re unsure which style of scooter to get, a standard kick scooter is a safe bet.

10-year-old boy riding the Razor A2 kick scooter in his neighborhood with his 10-year-old sister riding the Razor A5

(2) Kickboard scooters from Micro Kickboards have recently become popular for their stability and unique ride. With three wheels instead of the traditional two, they help kids maintain their balance. Less worry = more fun! They also have a unique lean-to-steer function like a skateboard.

We’ve found kickboard scooters to be more popular with kids 8-years-old and under, as they tend to be slower than standard scooters.

Micro Kickboard Mini in action

(3) Trick scooters are meant for rocking the half pipe and the bowl at the skatepark. With concave decks and no folding mechanism, they’re designed to take a beating through all the jumps, slides, tail whips, and inevitable crashes.

If your child has a need for speed and is constantly jumping off the curbs at home, a trick scooter may be right up his alley.

(4) Electric scooters are all the craze for both kids and adults! Special electric scooters made for kids have lower maximum speeds and also require a running start, rather than being able to throttle to max speed immediately.

Boy racing his Razor E100 electric scooter against his friend on a traditional kick scooter.

Quality and Price

Like everything in life, you get what you pay for. If you want a high-quality, smooth-rolling, quiet scooter, stick to brands like Micro and Fuzion.

Razor scooters and many scooters you’ll find on Amazon will definitely get the job done for a lower price, but these scooters tend to clack noisily on the sidewalk, and have slightly bumpier rides.

Handlebar Height

Most kids’ scooters are generally similar in size, but entry-level scooters like the Razor A2 or the Fuzion Pro X-3 have shorter handlebar stems to accommodate younger riders.

Kick scooters and kickboard scooters have adjustable height handlebars to better fit kids as they grow, while trick scooters never adjust (for safety reasons). Most electric scooter handlebars don’t adjust, although some newer models do.

Side by side comparison of handlebar height and width differences between the Razor A2 and A5 kick scooters

Foot Platform

Wider decks are increasingly popular for toddlers and preschoolers, making it easier for them to remain stable on the scooter. The Razor A2 and similar scooters have very narrow decks, which some young kids find difficult to keep a sure footing.

Scooters for older kids, like the Razor A5 and Micro Sprite, have slightly wider decks to accommodate kids’ growing feet.

Kids’ Scooters Comparison Chart

Take a look at this handy chart to compare the prices and features of the most popular kids’ scooters on the market.

Kids' Scooters Comparison Chart

Bike

MSRP

TypeWeightRecommended AgeSpecial Features

Micro Sprite

$99Kick scooter5.5 lbs.8+High-end Swiss design

Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe

$140

Kickboard5.5 lbs.5 - 123 wheels, wide deck, lean-to-steer

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe

$90

Kickboard4.2 lbs.2 - 53 wheels, wide deck, lean-to-steer

Micro Rocket

$140

Kick scooter9.5 lbs.8+Wide wheels and deck, high-end Swiss design

Razor A2

$50

Kick scooter5.6 lbs.5 - 8Wheelie bar

Razor A3

$55

Kick Scooter5+Wheelie bar, larger wheels

Razor A5 Lux

$85

Kick scooter8.6 lbs.8+Large wheels, wider deck
Razor Power Core E90$140Electric8+In-wheel hub, 10 MPH

Razor Power Core E100

$160

Electric8+In-wheel hub, 11 MPH

Razor E100

$160

Electric25.4 lbs.8+Twist throttle, 10 MPH

Razor E200

$230

Electric13+12 MPH

Razor E300

$270

Electric13+Fastest at 15 MPH

Razor Power A2

$200

Electric14 lbs.8+Adjustable handlebar, foldable, works without power

Fuzion X5

$100

Trick7.4 lbs.7+Concave deck

Fuzion Z250

$110

Trick8 lbs.8+Larger, smoother rolling wheels
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