Traxxas Bandit VXL Review

Traxxas Bandit VXL 2.4GHz with 7 Cell Battery and Charger

The Traxxas Bandit VxL 2.4GHz is a 2.4 GHz VxL remote controlled car that is ready to turn motor powered off road buggy. It is equipped with brushless power system that entirely comprises of an exclusive water proof design.

Traxxas is the mastermind behind this creative innovation which has been in the market for a considerable time now. The company recommends that the car be used by people of 15 years and above as it contains small parts that may pose a choke risk.

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Features of the Traxxas Bandit VXL

Radio Type

This car uses Traxxas TQ 2.4 GHz (DSSS) which is a Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum with a programmable system. This system has a model recognition system that allows the receivers and transmitters to be bound and automatically recalls the settings of the previously bound receiver.


The framework used to support this car is fiber composite chassis which is 4mm thick, making it rigid to provide the necessary support.


Traxxas Velineon 3500 brushless motor is the one which is used by this car. All the torque generated by the motor is directed to the rear wheels as this car is a rear drive car. The speed of this car is controlled by Traxxas Velineon VxL -3S reverse and forward brakes.


The car uses 7-cell NiMh 3000mAh batteries. The battery charger is an AC powered charger and cannot be used with direct current.


This car use Alias 2.2 racing tires that are front ribbed and with rear pins.

Additional Features

Shocks and Gearbox

This car uses a sealed gearbox; the shocks are ultra and powder coated. More to that, it has a planetary gear type that has hardened steel gears.


The Traxxas Bandit has three gear variable ratios that have telescoping drive shafts. The slipper clutch is Revo Spec Torque which is easy to control and easily adjustable to maintain maximum traction control.

The car has a Traxxas Pro-Graphix that is painted body with front black plastic bumpers. The suspension is a live axle front that has a centered pin.

Specs of the Traxxas Bandit VXL

Product Dimensions – The car measures 16.2 inches long, 10.2 inches wide and 7.3 inches in height.

Product Weight – This car weighs 6.8 pounds, however while fully packaged, it weighs 7.7 pounds which is the shipping weight.

Top Speed – Talking of speed and this car just rocks it; it can travel with incredible speed of up-to 70mph.

Comparison With the Traxxas RTR E-Revo VXL 4WD 2.4GHz

The Traxxas RTR 1/16 E-Revo VxL is a four wheel drive monster truck while this car is a rear drive.

Traxxas RTR 1/16 E-Revo uses a 6 cell batteries while the car being discussed here uses 7 cell batteries. This replicates to a longer operating life of the car as compared to the truck.

You can find other comparisons by visiting the Remote Control Cars Guide homepage as well as this page.



This car is totally unmatched when it comes to speed. With speeds of up-to 70mph, it outshines several remote controlled cars. The high speed makes this car one of the best racing cars there is around.

High Stability

The body of this car is created in such a way that the wheels are well spaced to account for stability. The car can be at top speed yet very stable. Additionally, it has a very strong chassis that provides enough support to prevent the car from easily rolling over.

All In One Package Deal

This car is among the many that Traxxas provides as a one package deal. Everything you need to get started is all provided once you purchase the product.

Strong Radio

This car has a 2.4 GHz radio and a very strong receiver. This makes the remote control very strong and real time. It also gives you the chance of driving at considerable distances.


As it is popularly said, top speeds come with a disadvantage. Take a cheetah for example, it can maintain its top speed for only a short time after which it is forced to stop. The high speed of this car can be a disadvantage especially if you are not careful while driving, if it knocks on an obstacle, the impact is too huge and can destroy it.

Our Verdict

The Traxxas Bandit VXL has all the qualities of an ideal remote controlled racing car. Combining its speed with a perfect body streamlined shape makes it certainly worth the money. And on this point, it should be said that this particular model is certainly not cheap, but for anyone that loves their remote control cars, should certainly consider this particular model.

The customer feedback we have received has also been very positive. We certainly had fun racing the Traxxas Bandit and we believe you will too.

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User Rating
User rating

+ Very Quick.
+ High Stability.
+ Strong Radio Receiver.
+ Handles Very Well


- Quite Expensive.