R/C Buyer’s Guide: Traxxas

R/C Buyer’s Guide: Traxxas

Get to Know the Traxxas Lineup of Radio-Controlled Cars, Trucks & Boats

While it always hasn’t been the case, Traxxas has become one of the bigger names in the radio-controlled vehicle hobby. Their durable chassis construction and eye-catching car and truck designs capture the imaginations of many would-be and veteran R/C enthusiasts.

The first hobby-grade radio-controlled truck that I purchased was a Traxxas Slash 4×4. As soon as I drove it, I became a fan of this brand. Whether you’re looking for your first R/C machine or are making additions to your fleet, Traxxas offers a variety of models for all ages and skill levels.

With vehicles ranging in size and scale from 1/18 to ⅛-scale, Traxxas has a radio-controlled machine for any type of use. Getting their start in off-road racing, they have grown and expanded to all areas of the hobby, offering not only on-road and off-road vehicles but also R/C boats and a quadcopter.

Along with their expansive “vertical” growth, Traxxas has a knack for expanding their product lines outward by repurposing tried and true platforms and chassis setups and outfitting them with new bodies and exterior details.

If you’re new to the hobby or are on the hunt for a new toy to add to your collection, here is a guide to help you learn about the massive lineup of radio-controlled vehicles that Traxxas offers.

What You’ll Find on All Traxxas Models

  • 2.4GHz radio systems
  • Waterproof/water-resistant electronics
  • Brushed or brushless motors


Traxxas Bandit (1/10 Scale, Electric)

  • Bandit VXL – $339.95
    • Brushless electric motor
    • 2-wheel drive
    • Traxxas Stability Management (TSM)
    • Traxxas iD Power Cell battery

Stadium Trucks

Traxxas Rustler (1/10 Scale, Electric & Nitro)

Monster Trucks & Off-Road Trucks

Traxxas Stampede [Model & Platform] (1/10 Electric & Nitro)


Traxxas T-Maxx (1/10 Scale, Nitro)traxxas-t-maxx

Traxxas E-Revo (1/16 & 1/10 Scale, Electric)

Traxxas EREVO Reboot

Traxxas Jato (1/10 Scale, Nitro)

Traxxas Summit (1/16 & 1/10 Scale, Electric)

Traxxas Hoss 4×4 VXL (1/10-scale, Electric)

Traxxas Maxx (1/10-scale, Electric)

  • Maxx – 549.99
    • Brushless electric motor
    • 4-wheel drive
    • Traxxas Stablity Management (TSM)

Traxxas X-Maxx (Larger Scale, Electric)

  • X-Maxx – $929.95
    • Brushless electric motor
    • 4-wheel drive
    • Traxxas Stability Management (TSM)

Traxxas TRX-4 Scale Trail Rig (1/10 Scale, Electric)

Traxxas Unlimited Desert Racer (1/7 Scale, Electric)

Unlimited Desert Racer – $759.99

  • Brushless electric motor
  • 4-wheel drive
  • Scale details throughout

Short Course Trucks

Traxxas Slash/Slayer [Model & Platform] (1/16 & 1/10 Scale, Electric & Nitro)

On-Road Cars

Traxxas XO-1 (1/7 Scale, Electric)

  • XO-1 – $799.95
    • Brushless electric motor
    • 4-wheel drive
    • Traxxas Stability Management (TSM)

Traxxas 4-TEC (1/10 Scale, Electric)


Traxxas Blast (1/10 Scale, Electric)

Traxxas Spartan (1/10 Scale, Electric)


Traxxas M41 Catamaran (1/10 Scale, Electric)


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