Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Review: A Weekend Drive with Little Tikes

July 13, 2015

Here’s Our Little Tikes Cosy Coupe Review

This weekend it rained on and off, so we decided to recreate the Sundays of our childhood by going for a traditional drive, but with a twist. This time we brought our Little Tikes Cozy Coupe car indoors for a ride around the house.

 Little Tikes Cozy Coupe dinosaur review

The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe – You Know The One I Mean!

The original Little Tikes Cozy Coupe is the easily recognisable bright red and yellow plastic play car. The one that kids always make a beeline for, because they clearly are so much fun.

Did you know:

  • The original Little Tikes Cozy Coupe has been around since 1979
  • It outsells the Ford Fiesta by 30%?
  • And it’s a staple of playgroups across the world, I imagine.

Introducing – The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Dinosuar

We were sent the new dinosaur version that comes in dino green with a roof fin. It’s a really fun twist on the original yellow and red. Especially if your kids love dinosaurs.

The car is designed for children to play with outdoors – and lives in our garden – but we thought it would be fun to bring it for a test drive indoors instead.

Little Tikes toy car review test drive

Little Tikes Cozy Coupe dinosaur review

Sit in car review - Little Tikes dinosaur toy car

What We Liked About The Cozy Coupe

  • It looks great! It is pleasantly blocky with big appealing features, and bold, fun colours.
  • I was surprised by the little details on the car that mean you can really interact with it, such as the petrol cap, the turnable key in the ignition, the dashboard and the steering wheel.
  • Eliza loved all of these and they really extend the prompts for imaginative play.

Little Tikes Cosy Coupe Dinosaur toy car review

What Wasn’t So Great About The Cozy Coupe

  • The Little Tikes car does need assembling and was fiddler than you’d think to put together.
  • My husband, who’s a seasoned flat pack assembler, did the work, and found parts of it pretty frustrating (particularly the screws for the roof).

Dinosaur toy car - little tikes review

How Much Does The Little Tikes Cozy Coupe Cost And Where Can I Buy One?

The toy car costs around £59 and you can buy one from most major toy-selling retailers.

What Did We Think Of The Car?

There’s something irresistible about these cars though, isn’t there? Every child *cough* adult *cough* who sees them just wants to get in and have a go…and once it was assembled even the baby, in her car leggings, was fascinated (

We liked that is was suitable for a range of ages – bigger children ride the car by themselves using their feet, but if smaller children are using it there’s a floor board and parents can push it along.

Who’s seen Jurassic World? I really want to!

Thanks to Little Tikes for sending us the car, No carpets were ruined in the making of this blog post (luckily!) 

More posts: a toddler room tour, more about the green door and a chalkboard wall and reading corner.

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  • Carie

    July 13, 2015 at 6:58 am

    Aww I love the pictures! And yes, they’re a classic, it makes me giggle that they outsell Ford Fiesta’s – it’s a bit like the fact that lego make the most tyres in the world!

  • Alison

    July 13, 2015 at 7:15 am

    Cuuuuuuuute photos! I always wanted the red and yellow version of this car when I was little. Love the dino twist.

  • Clare

    July 13, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Awhh, what cuties. I’m loving my the London, Paris, New York prints on your walls – where are they from?

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