Traxxas Maxx vs E-Revo | Which is better? E-Revo vs Maxx Best Comparison

E-Revo vs Maxx. These are two Traxxas RC cars that a lot of Traxxas fans get confused about when they want to buy one. Because they’re some of the best and most powerful RCs.

We have reviewed Traxxas Maxx (You can check this review from here) and Traxxas E-Revo (Check the review from here) back on our website and we saw how powerful and reliable they are.

In this comaparison of Traxxas Maxx vs E-Revo, despite being some of the best RC cars they remain being different than each other in a lot of things. And also, each one of them has its own weaknesses as well as its strong points.

Which one is better? You’ll get to know everything in the next few lines…

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E-Revo vs Maxx Size Comparison

The Body

If you’re a beginner to The Traxxas RC cars world, you may be thinking that the Maxx is bigger than the E-Revo because you’re associating the little Maxx with Traxxas X-Maxx.

But, let me tell you. This is not the case! The surprise is that E-Revo is a little bigger than Traxxas Maxx!

The bodies of these 2 RC cars are so different. Traxxas Maxx has a truck body that looks aggressive and cool with all the great headlights that you can add after buying it.

On the other hand, Traxxas E-Revo is so similar to the body shape of the Rustler 4×4 VXL. It’s so aggressive, has a powerful look and big wheels!

The body of the E-Revo is longer than that of the Maxx. And when we say bigger wheels, wider and bigger body, you think that the E-Revo is so big.

However, when you compare E-Revo vs Maxx, they have almost the same height. And this is because the body of E-Revo is closer to the ground than the Maxx’s body.

But don’t worry, being closer to the ground means more stability and speed. While being higher means a great off-roading ability.

Nevertheless, these bodies have their own weaknesses. A closer body to the ground means that it can be exposed to the off-roading rocks and mud, which is the case for Traxxas E-Revo.

A higher body might not have this problem. But it surely has a problem with aggressive acceleration in which the front wheels get off the ground.

This will create a problem controlling the vehicle, and you can’t go with full acceleration because the wheels will mess it up! And this case is known not only for the Maxx but also for the Slash, Stampede, as well as Hoss.

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The chassis

Traxxas Maxx vs E-Revo | Which is better? E-Revo vs Maxx Best Comparison

The chassis of those Two RC cars are so much different than each other. As we said in the comparison between Traxxas Maxx vs X-Maxx (Check it out from here), the Maxx has the same platform as the X-Maxx.

On the other hand, Traxxas E-Revo is not only different than the baby X-Maxx, but it is different than all Traxxas RC cars.

The organization and the system by which the chassis of this RC is different. It has even a horizontal suspension. And this is the main reason why it has a low center of gravity (Close to the ground).

Despite having these differences between Traxxas Maxx vs E-Revo, Traxxas E-Revo remains to have some common parts with the Maxx. Also, there are some differences in terms of performance that we will see in the next section.

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E-Revo vs Maxx Performance Comparison

As I said earlier, there are some differences when it comes to the performance of those Traxxas Monsters. These differences are made because of a lot of factors like weight, the shape as well as the internal parts.

When it comes to weight, Traxxas E-Revo has more weight that is 1.5 lbs. more than the Maxx. This extra weight will impact of course the jumping of this RC car, and maybe harder to control.

However, this weight is covered by some other strong parts. Some of these parts are the Velineon® 2200kV Brushless Motor, the VXL-6s Waterproof Electronic Speed Control, and the double batteries like the X-Maxx.

The combination between these parts as well as others is enough to compensate for the extra weight this car has. And let me tell you this… This E-Revo can reach out to 70mph, which is more than the max speed of the Traxxas Maxx.

This doesn’t mean that Traxxas Maxx is weaker or slower. On the contrary, it has also its own performance and characteristics. Speed isn’t everything.

You can have multiple updates for your Maxx, one of the best is the Wide Maxx suspension Kit that makes your car wider. And so, you have both features, a wider and high body!

Traxxas Maxx is simpler when it comes to built-in parts. It is easier to upgrade it and modify what you want.

In general, in this E-Revo vs Maxx comparison when we say strong, we mean both RC cars. The decision stays in your choice.

If you want something heavier, bigger, wider, and fast, then you can choose the E-Revo.

However, if you want something less heavy, still wide, high, strong, well known, and has a great reputation. Then, Go for the Maxx.

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The features

When it comes to features, both RC cars have the same number of features including the (TSM) Traxxas Stability Management as well as self-righting. So, both trucks are fun to drive especially when you come to use these features.

Traxxas Maxx vs E-Revo Upgrading Comparison

Upgrading your Traxxas RC car is one of the best and funniest things in the RC world. Especially when you see what your upgrades are having a better impact on your RC car, whether it is more speed or more handling.

The same goes for these two RC cars. Traxxas Maxx is a great RC car to upgrade, you can find the parts anywhere despite being a little bit expensive.

But this what to expect when you buy an expensive RC. You can see more details in our article about the best 10 upgrading parts you can add to your Traxxas Maxx.

On the other hand, Traxxas E-Revo is easy to upgrade. The parts are everywhere. However, Traxxas E-Revo has two versions: The 1/16 scale version and the 1/10 scale version. So pay attention to the parts, because they’re not the same.


To be honest, I don’t see much difference between both cars. For me, the most important things those cars are the body shape, the weight, and the volume. Because these 3 factors can make you love buying these RC cars or regret buying them.

Personally, in this E-Revo vs Maxx comparison, I prefer Traxxas E-Revo. First because of its shape, being close to the ground, the big wheels (I love that), and it has a different chassis than the others which makes it special and different.

If you love the height, the lightweight, big wheels, the fame, and the great reputation. Then go for Traxxas Maxx.

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