Best Mario Kart 8 Characters by Stats

Take a look at the Mario Kart 8 character stats to know the speed, handling, weight class, acceleration and grip of your favorite character.

Mario Kart 8 features a range of characters with varying stats, each providing a unique benefit to gameplay. Before you choose any character, know that it has five basic stat attributes: speed, Acceleration, Weight, Handling, and Traction. Each of these stat values is added to make a final total, and by considering the total, you can choose the best character to race.

While considering a character, remember that its speed is associated with its weight and size. Say Gold Mario might lack stats compared to Mario in terms of grip or handling but holds the advantage in weight and speed. So, it’s important to consider the weight of the characters and combine it with the vehicle of your choice. This Mario Kart 8 Character Stats guide lists some of the best characters in the game, along with their stats and total.

Mario Kart 8 Best Characters and Their Stats

CharactersSpeedAccelerationWeightHandlingTractionMini-TurboTotal Stats
Baby Peach, Baby Daisy2.54254.25421.75
Baby Rosalina, Lemmy Koopa2.54.2524.753.75421.25
Baby Mario/Luigi, Dry Bones2.754.252.254.54421.75
Koopa Troopa, Lakitu, Bowser Jr.342.
Toadette, Wendy, Isabelle34.
Toad, ShyGuy, Larry3.2542.754.2543.7522
Cat Peach, Inkling Girl, Villager Girl3.542.7543.753.7521.75
Peach, Daisy, Yoshi, Birdo3.753.7533.753.753.7521.75
Tanooki Mario, Inkling Boy, Villager Boy3.753.753.253.753.253.7521.5
Luigi, Iggy, Kamek43.53.53.753.253.521.5
Mario, Ludwig43.
Link, King Boo, Rosalina4.253.253.753.253.753.2521.5
Metal/Gold Mario, Pink Gold Peach, Petey Piranha4.
Donkey Kong, Roy, Waluigi, Wiggler4.53.25433320.75
Wario, Dry Bowser4.7534.252.753.252.7520.75
Bowser, Morton4.7534.52.532.7520.5
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