Best Racing Wheels
Author: Curtis Moldrich
There’s lots of great racing games around in 2019, on both Sony’s PlayStation 4 and Microsoft’s Xbox One. But if you want to step-up the realism of your driving experience, improve your performance online – or just have a little more fun – it’s worth getting a racing wheel.
Simply put, these are accessories for consoles that put your hands around a wheel and pedals at your feet, bringing racing games to life.
While playing a controller is great, using a steering wheel really lets you experience the handling of some of the best racing games, and can make you feel like a driving god, too. So which ones are worth buying? Here’s our list of the best racing wheels for PS4 and Xbox One.
Thrustmaster T300RS (PS4, PS3 and PC)
Not the most expensive wheel on the market, but not the cheapest either, the Thrustmaster T300RS is a popular mid-range wheel, and costs around £200. For that you get strong force feedback, which is a must, and also the ability to add and change components. If you want improved pedals, a new rim or shifter – they’re easy to find and add.
Thrustmaster TMX Pro (Xbox One and PC)
Essentially the same wheel as the T300RS, but designed for Xbox One gamers
Logitech G29 (PS4, PS3 and PC)
The Logitech G29 is one of the better racing wheels on the market, and offers good build-quality with solid force-feedback – the most important factor when buying a wheel. At an RRP of £329, it’s a little steep compared to the competition, but you’re bound to find it in a sale, or reduced.
Logitech G920 (Xbox one X and PC)
If you’re an Xbox One user, and want something similar to the G29, we’d suggest the G920. The name’s are no coincidence, this is pretty much the same wheel as the G29 with a few changes. You’ll get new bespoke buttons for the Xbox One, but lose the rev-counter function and the extra dials on the G29. Swings and roundabouts.
Thrustmaster TGT (PS4)
If you’ve got a spare £600 lying around, and you’re a huge GT Sport fan, this is the wheel you’ll want to own. Built by Thrustmaster but partly designed by Polyphony Digital, this is the official wheel of Gran Turismo. It’s the same leather-coated wheel you’ll see used in eSports around the game, so you’ll find all the competitors using it in the FIA GT Sport world championship.
Fanatec CSL Elite (PS4, Xbox One and PC, depending on model)
The CSL Elite is a favourite among sim-racers and hardcore gamers; take a closer look and it’s easy to understand why. Bulletproof build quality is paired with a strong custom motor, but everything after that is pretty interchangeable.
There’s a range of rims, shifters and other addons available for the CSL, so you can build up an incredible rig if you have the money. You can’t use the same wheel for both your PS4, Xbox One and PC, but Fanatec does make a wheel for each console.