The best Xbox steering wheels 2024: All the top picks to keep you in line

The best Xbox steering wheels are perfect for taking your Forza sessions to the next level. If you're starting to dig further and further into the racing rabbit hole, or you're an F1 nut already, a racing wheel could be just what you need. There are some pricey, very luxurious wheels out there, but there are some more affordable ones too. We've listed the Xbox racing wheels we think give you the best value for money down below, no matter what level of enthusiast you are.

We've spent a considerable amount of time behind each wheel, and just like with the best PC controllers, we've tested every one we can get our hands on. There are a few features you should keep your eyes peeled for since they might help to narrow down your search and keep the pricing as accurate as it can be to what you need. At the least, you'll get a wheel, and a set of pedals, but how fancy the wheel itself is might be the kicker. Do you want realistic feedback inside the wheel? Do you want a gear stick, too? These are good things to keep in the back of your mind when you peruse the list below.

Depending on the price you're willing to pay, there's quite a selection of wheels on offer. Thankfully, we've rounded up the very best Xbox steering wheels on the market to ensure you have all the knowledge and comparisons necessary to make a buying decision. So, on this list, you can find the top-tier models sitting next to the best-value entry-level devices so that you can find the right Xbox Series X accessories for your wallet.

The quick list

The best Xbox steering wheel overall

The best Xbox steering wheel overall

Specifications

Rotation: 900°
Buttons: 16
Pedals: 3
Adjustable Pedals: No
Compatibility: Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S / Xbox One / PC

Reasons to buy

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More affordable than direct competitors
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TrueForce feels insane
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G Hub Software is brilliant

Reasons to avoid

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TrueForce only compatible with four games
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No handbrake input and stick shift not included

If you want a high-quality and reliable Xbox steering wheel, Logitech is a good place to start. They've been creating racing accessories for decades now, and their tech has only gotten better with age. The Logitech G923 is one of their best creations yet; it's a real winner.

Steering wheels are typically aimed at either entry-level players looking to dip their toes in the water of sim racing, or hardcore racers who have been doing this for some time now, but the G923 caters for both brilliantly. The G923 also offers perhaps the most immersion you'll get from any wheel on the market thanks to the new TrueForce technology, while still keeping the price point below the upmarket costs.  

A price of £350 / $400 is still steep if you're new to the scene, but it's less than its direct competitors and is one of the best when it comes to performance. It's well-built with premium stitching around the leather, looks sleek with your set-up, and is the closest you can get to experience what it's like to actually be behind the wheel of a supercar/F1 car/rally car without leaving the comfort of your desk -  or forking out some serious money for a full sim-rig set-up. If you've got the cash, the G923 is a beautiful bit of kit, and a must-have if you don't already own a similar product.

The best mid-range Xbox steering wheel

The best mid-range Xbox steering wheel

Specifications

Wheel rotation: 900º
Pedals: 3
Buttons: 13
Adjustable pedals: Yes
Compatibility: Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S / Xbox One / PC

Reasons to buy

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A quality wheel at a good price
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Feels great to drive with
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Bespoke for Xbox

Reasons to avoid

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Pedals are a little stiff to start with

If you're after a slightly cheaper Logitech Xbox steering wheel, the G920 sees more regular discounts than its jacked up sibling. You're still getting force feedback driving, but without Logitech's patented TrueForce technology, dropping dual-clutch assistance, a progressive brake pedal, and certain dedicated selection and adjustment buttons. However, if you're looking for a great deal, the Logitech G920 has got it where it counts.

The Force Feedback offers strong, smooth forces pushing and pulling against your hands as you control the vehicle. It feels slightly smoother to use than the Thrustmaster TX, but also a little less realistic. It's very much a deluxe game controller rather than a replica of a real steering wheel setup. It's not so strong that you'll have to physically wrestle with the car like with the Fanatec servos, but you'll still feel the steering go light when you understeer, clatter across kerbs and feel cars rubbing against you in tight packs. Lovely stuff.

This is a very comfortable wheel to actually hold, but isn't interchangeable like other similarly-priced units, so you're stuck with the one in the box. That's really no bad thing, though - the paddle shifters feel nice, the fatter rim than other wheels feels really nice to hold and adds to the smooth sensation of driving, and the buttons' raised up profiling makes for a wheel that's both stylish and practical for gaming. 

This is the only real downside to the unit. The unit we tested had a very stiff brake pedal from new, which meant that applying 100% braking was tough without standing on the pedal with all your weight. The problem apparently lies with the rubber stopper that is intended to give you a realistic feel of resistance, but it seems that some units' rubber is too hard. It can be modified, and will get better over time, but the fact remains that other units offer more playable experience straight out of the box. Still, assuming you can get the brakes working well, the rest of the unit is a bargain at this price, considering the product you're getting.

Read more: Logitech G920 review

The best budget Xbox steering wheel

3. Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider

The best budget Xbox steering wheel

Specifications

Rotation: 240º
Pedals: 2
Buttons: 15
Adjustable pedals: Yes
Compatibility: Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S / Xbox One

Reasons to buy

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Relatively cheap
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Offers decent control

Reasons to avoid

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Rotation isn't as good
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Doesn't feel as satisfying to use

This is the budget end of the range, but it's still far, far better-feeling for driving games than a pad because you get a wheel and pedals for progressive steering and brake/throttle inputs. Just remember, it's more suited to casual arcade racers than true sims (though it'll still be loads of fun with Forza).

The most important thing here is what the unit lacks, and that is Force Feedback. There's 'linear resistance' on the steering wheel, which means it gets harder to turn the more you turn it. That's fair enough, but rather than a motor feeding back what's happening in the game through your hands, this is just a simple bungee cord that doesn't translate any of the action into extra movement. It's also worth noting that the wheel doesn't rotate as much between full locks, which means less precision (but also more responsive steering compared to your movements). Less realistic, but better for arcade racing games. 

The wheel feels less solid and realistic as a result, although since it's modelled on a real Ferrari wheel, at least the design is suitably racy and comfortable. It too has long-pronged paddle shifters, so you can change gear with your fingertips while you race, just like real racing drivers. 

Again, while the brake pedal here offers progressive input, but this is a more cheaply-made pedal set than others on this list, and you will feel the difference. But the fact remains that controlling brakes and acceleration with your feet instead of triggers on a pad is awesome, so if you want to feel like a racing driver when you play your favourite racing games, this will do the job well.

The best premium Xbox steering wheel

The best premium racing wheel for Xbox

Specifications

Rotation: 1080°
Buttons: 25
Pedals: 3
Adjustable Pedals: Yes

Reasons to buy

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Powerful 11nm force feedback
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High-quality build and feel
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Dual paddles offer nice accessibility
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Highly customizable
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Load cell brake pedal

Reasons to avoid

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Expensive
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Largely plastic construction
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Scratchy wheel stitching

To borrow Max Verstappen’s trademark line, the Logitech G Pro Racing Wheel, and the matching G Pro Pedals are simply lovely. And much like Verstappen’s 2023 Red Bull F1 car, they’re a high-quality upgrade on a successful previous iteration that now delivers even better results. Not only are the 11nm strong force feedback wheel and 100kg load cell brake pedal an immersive joy to use, they actually made our reviewer a better sim racer and improved his lap times.

Of course, there is a rather large elephant in the passenger seat - its price. £999/$999 for the wheel plus a further £349/$349 for the pedals is an eye-twitch-inducing amount of money. While we'd say it offers better quality than almost any of the options on this list, we understand that that price makes it unattainable for most players - it's a shame because it might otherwise take the top spot on this list.

The G Pro racing wheel and pedals feel like a real step up from the G920, and besides the drastic increase in payment, they're all the better for it. Everything is a bit bigger, a bit smoother, and a bit more premium (and then some). It’s an improvement in every way. Mount this setup to something like the Playseat Trophy, and you've got just about the best Xbox steering wheel setup money can buy.

Stylized grilles cover the front and back of the Logitech G Pro base and add a touch of flair to an otherwise plain chassis. They serve a purpose beyond aesthetics though with active onboard cooling hidden inside. Around the back, a USB hub provides connection points for the G Pro Pedals (which you’ll need to buy separately) and other accessories like a gear shifter.

Under your fingertips, you’ll find magnetic gear shift paddles which feel wonderful in action. The movement is crisp and responsive with a soft clack giving nice audio feedback at the same time. Below them is a pair of dual-clutch paddles with smoother travel than their magnetic counterparts. These can be bound to a number of in-game actions using either Logitech’s G Hub software on PC or the onboard controls.

Despite its quite ludicrous price, the Logitech G Pro racing setup is very, very good..

The best Xbox controller for racing

The best controller with a racing wheel attachment

Specifications

Connection: Wired
Buttons: 28 (swappable)
Remappable buttons: Fully remappable
Headset connection: 3.5mm
Cable length: 3m
Weight: 329g

Reasons to buy

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Racing wheel is great fun to use
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Beautiful design
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Excellent for driving games
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Modular design

Reasons to avoid

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Poor back buttons
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No wireless connectivity

If a full racing wheel setup seems like too much of a faff, the Thrustmaster eSwap XR Pro Controller might be just the thing you need. In the box of this modular Thrustmaster gamepad, there lies a nifty little attachment that lets you get the kind of racing wheel enjoyment you would from a proper wheel and pedals, from the comfort of something you can hold in your hand. The eSwap X Pro is one of the most versatile and best all-round controllers we've had the joy of testing. The XR is essentially that same gamepad, albeit with some flashy Forza-inspired aesthetics. 

The additional mini racing wheel attachment slots right into place thanks to small magnets in the controller's body, and it can be swapped in and out for a normal thumbstick in seconds. When installed, the racing wheel allows you to zoom around the map of games like Forza Horizon 5 while controlling your vehicle like you would an old RC car back in the day. Whether you use it with your index finger and thumb, or like you would a normal thumbstick, is up to you. Either way, this is a new way to play with a gamepad in hand that provides so much fun, and that's never a bad thing. it might take some relearning and clever back button mapping, but this is a great piece of innovation from Thrustmaster, and we think it's more than worthy of a place on this list.

Elsewhere, this is just such a comfortable controller to use in driving games, particularly thanks to the tapered shapes of the triggers that make them nice and easy to hold down for long periods of time. If you have larger hands and like the feel of a taller controller with longer grips, this is for you. Being able to swap out modules mid-game is fantastic, and the controller is only really let down by the fact it's still wired-only.

The best Xbox steering wheel for arcade racers

6. Thrustmaster TMX

The best Xbox steering wheel for arcade racers

Specifications

Wheel rotation: 900º
Pedals: Up to 3 - sold separately
Buttons: 12
Adjustable pedals: Yes
Compatibility: Xbox Series X / Xbox Series S / Xbox One / PC

Reasons to buy

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Great price
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Lovely force feedback

Reasons to avoid

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Cheap-feeling pedals with the basic version
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Not as solid as others

This is the entry-level Force Feedback wheel for Xbox, but that doesn't mean a disappointing experience - far from it. It actually means you get the feel of an arcade cabinet in your home, access to advanced features in your racing games that were previously denied to you, and you get a feel for what it's really like to drive a car. 

Obviously the quality of the servo here is a far cry from the top-of-the-range products elsewhere on this list, but you so get forces pushing and pulling at the wheel as you race. There's nothing quite so exciting as seeing another car moving towards you and then feeling the nudge through your hands as you drive - it's like the game is actually happening. Games these days have a lot of detail in their Force Feedback systems, so a lot of the quality in terms of how good the effect is comes from the software, rather than the hardware. And since Thrustmaster is a respected brand, even their entry-level gear is worth playing.

The layout of this wheel is very similar to the Leather Racing Edition of the top-tier model, which is perfectly functional, but doesn't have buttons easily accessible under your thumbs - you do need to reach for them. When that means your handbrake isn't the easiest button to press - especially when you're turning the wheel already - that's not ideal. However, it's a solid and otherwise pleasant-feeling design, and the long-pronged paddle shifters means you can easily change gear whether you hold your wheel at the 10-to-two position, or the racier quarter-to-three. It likely won't take as much of a beating as more expensive wheels, but if you drive smoothly, it'll serve you very well indeed.

Not so good, sadly. A decent pedal unit needs metal and a clutch pedal, but this is a plasticky, two-pedal affair. It still allows you to input throttle and brake controls at varying degrees, which means you're less likely  to lock the wheels under braking, or spin the wheels of the startline. It's still way, way better than using a standard control pad (though Xbox's haptic triggers are pretty wonderful at doing those same tasks), so controlling the game won't be an issue. Just don't expect it to feel like there's a real car under your feet - there plainly isn't.

The best Xbox steering wheel for beginners

Best Xbox steering wheel for beginners

Specifications

Rotation: 900°
Buttons: 13
Pedals: 2
Adjustable Pedals: No

Reasons to buy

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Beginner-friendly
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Decent force feedback
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Good value for money

Reasons to avoid

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Flawed pedals
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No wheel grip

Not everyone’s ready to go full send with sim racing. The spend-ceiling increases basically exponentially - there’s a ‘beginner setup’ for every budget all the way up to ‘oil state prince’ and that makes buying a decent, inexpensive rig feel daunting. Thrustmaster’s thinking with the entry-level T128 is to keep costs down above all else, which means you’re sacrificing a lot of the premium features found on most force feedback wheels, but for a reasonable price, you’re getting the experience of racing using wheel and pedal inputs. 

The wheel itself fares much better in race conditions. It’s complete with a console pad-style layout of secondary buttons laid out within easy reach of your thumbs, while the gear shift paddles give a satisfying click when you hit them. It’s lacking a grippy surface around the wheel, but we found using road bike bar tape does the job. 

In some places, these compromises feel like they cross the line, though. The pedals, for example, are set on a strikingly small plastic base that doesn’t feature any kind of grip. The combination of lightness, narrow gap between the pedals, and the necessity of having to exert a lot of force on the top of them means they slide all over the place and have a tendency to lift up under use. 

The force feedback’s much lighter than you’d find on a pricier servo further up Thrustmaster’s range, or on Logi’s G923. But it does give you enough information to keep the car on the black stuff - it’s a taster course in sim racing, at a low price. Since the wheel and pedals are both unusually small, it’s a decent shout for younger and smaller sim racers, too. Anyone with long-term aspirations or higher comfort requirements should invest a little more in sturdier equipment, though. 

Read more: Thrustmaster T128 review

Best Xbox steering wheel: FAQs

Is Thrustmaster or Logitech better?

It's pretty tough to say outright which brand creates the best Xbox steering wheels. Thrustmaster and Logi both have their strengths and depending on what type of wheel you're searching for, either could have you covered. For the majority of players, Thrustmaster has more mid-range options. Then again, Logitech's G920 series is very popular for a reason. For a premium wheel, it's hard to beat Logitech's best options, but they do come at a price.  

Which steering wheel is best for Xbox?

The best steering wheel for Xbox overall, in our opinion, is the Logitech G923 steering wheel and pedals. This steering wheels caters towards both hardcore racing gamers and people who are just getting started. The best budget steering wheel for Xbox, on the other hand, is the Thrustmaster Ferrari 458 Spider. This offers a great set of features and decent control for a much lower price point compared to the other Xbox steering wheels on offer. A cheaper Logitech option can be the Logitech G920 which is the best mid-range Xbox steering wheel, and one of the best Xbox One accessories on the market. It is a great quality wheel for the price and feels great to drive with, one downside however can be that the pedals feel somewhat stiff to begin with. 

Which Xbox games work with a steering wheel?

If you've just picked up on of the best Xbox steering wheels on the market you'll want to put it to some good games. You'll find all the Xbox One and Xbox Series X games compatible with a steering wheel just below, though note that individual functions and features unique to some models might not be available across all titles. 

Some models and brands won't be compatible with certain games - make sure you double check with the brand you are buying to make sure your favorite game is playable with an Xbox steering wheel.

18 Wheeler American Pro Trucker
4x4 EVO 2
American Truck Simulator
Asseto Corsa
Asseto Corsa Competitzione
Automobilista
BeamNG Drive
Dakar 18
Dirt 3
Dirt Rally
Dirt 4
Dirt Rally 2.0
Dirt 5
Distance
Eurotruck Simulator 2
F1 (2015 onwards)
Farming Simulator (15 onwards)
Forza Horizon (2 onwards)
Forza Motorsport (5 onwards)
GRID (2019)
GRID 2
GT Legends
GTR2
Gas Guzzlers Extreme
Monster Truck Championship
Nascar Heat Evolution
Nascar Heat (2 onwards)
Need for Speed: Heat
Need for Speed: Payback
Need for Speed 2016
Project Cars
Project Cars 2
Project Cars 3
Snowrunner
Spintired Mudrunner
Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo
The Crew
The Crew: Wild Run
The Crew 2
V Rally 4
WRC (5 onwards)
Wreckfest


How we test Xbox steering wheels

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In brief, every steering wheel that we have had our hands on is used in a series of different video games to accommodate for most genres. This means that we'll test the responsiveness of the sticks, face buttons, bumpers, triggers, pedals, and any other additional features found on the unit. If a wheel is wired or relies on rechargeable batteries, then the duration of the lifespan is tested, too. The same can be said for any specialist software, such as drivers, that may be included with the steering wheel as well. 

For more on how we test controllers at GamesRadar+ check out our full article, and for something more representative of our holistic approach to the latest gear, check out our Hardware Policy


Of course, we're also rounding up all the best PS4 steering wheels on the market, and the best racing wheels for PC. Or, if you're going old-school, check out the best cheap Xbox controllers available now. You'll find plenty more discounts in our guide to the best Xbox Series X deals and Xbox Series S prices on the web - and check out our Xbox Series X restock guide for more tips on grabbing the console.

Duncan Robertson
Hardware Editor

Ever since playing Journey at the age of 15, I’ve been desperate to cover video games for a living. After graduating from Edinburgh Napier University with a degree in Journalism, I contributed to the Scottish Games Network and completed an Editorial Internship over at Expert Reviews. Besides that, I’ve been managing my own YouTube channel and Podcast for the last 7 years. It’s been a long road, but all that experience somehow landed me a dream job covering gaming hardware. I’m a self-confessing PlayStation fanboy, but my experience covering the larger business and developer side of the whole industry has given me a strong knowledge of all platforms. When I’m not testing out every peripheral I can get my hands on, I’m probably either playing tennis or dissecting game design for an upcoming video essay. Now, I better stop myself here before I get talking about my favourite games like HUNT: Showdown, Dishonored, and Towerfall Ascension. Location: UK Remote

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