Do you use a steering wheel when playing your favourite driving games?
If not, then you’re definitely missing out. No matter how good the game or the controller you use, you’ll never get the same experience of actually driving as you will when you use a steering wheel with force feedback, or at the very least vibration.
Steering wheels give that extra added dimension and help you immerse yourself in the game even more. So if you’re a racing game enthusiast, we highly recommend you get yourself a wheel. And with that in mind here’s our reviews of the best XBox One steering wheels available on the market in 2017, including detailed information on each one’s pros and cons.
Best XBox One Steering Wheels 2017
If you’re looking for a premium quality steering wheel, then look no further than the Logitech G920 Driving Force.
The paddle shifters and pedals are made from stainless steel and the ball bearings are solid steel. This means this wheel is very solid and durable. You can tell just from the feel that it’s a robust piece of kit that will stand up to whatever use you throw at it.
The quality leather cover of the wheel not only makes it comfortable to use during long sessions, but also adds that extra touch of class. It’s easy to grip for long periods without your hands getting tired.
In use, you get a 900 degree rotation of the wheel which lets you do to hand over hand turns. The force feedback is also very good – perfectly acceptable without being too strong.
The buttons and paddle shifters are ideally placed, letting you make quick and smooth gear changes. And the separate pedal unit features clutch, throttle and brake pedals which are comfortable and responsive.
Overall, if you want to get as close a feel as possible to actually racing a real high-performance car, then this wheel won’t let you down.
The Thrustmaster TX racing wheel is another premium quality wheel. This quality doesn’t come cheap of course, but if you’re looking for the best XBox One steering wheel that money can buy, then this has got to be right up there with the Logitech.
The force feedback is outstanding – very strong and responsive. You really feel every bump and skid as you race. In fact, the force feedback is probably even better in the Thrustmaster TX than the Logitech G920.
The premium leather wheel covering makes it comfortable to use for prolonged gaming, as well as giving it a really stylish look. You get from 270 to 900 degrees of rotation, which is on a par with the G920.
The wheel comes with the standard three pedal unit which is made from 100% metal. The pedals themselves are supremely responsive and feel great to “drive” with.
Gear shifting is done through the paddle shifters that are made from aluminum. They feel really solid and there’s a nice satisfying click as you shift gears.
Like the G920, there’s no gear stick included, so if you want one you’ll have to fork out some extra cash.
Overall, this Thrustmaster definitely gives the Logitech G920 a run for its money.
For those on a more restricted budget, the Speedlink Trailblazer is well worth a look.
The lower price means you don’t get a beautiful leather wheel covering. What you do get is a rubberised wheel which does actually provide excellent grip. It also looks stunning with its black and red detailing.
The wheel also doesn’t have force feedback. It does though have vibration, the quality of which really is excellent for this price point. You can really feel the vibrations and bumps as you race. That said, it’s obviously not as good as the Logitech and the Thrustmaster reviewed above.
It also doesn’t offer the same degree of rotation – 180 degrees as opposed to 900 degrees. That’s only to be expected at this price point though.
The paddle shifters and the pedals also feel cheaper than the other two wheels reviewed here, but that said they’re easily as good quality as you’d expect for the cost.
Overall, if you’re not looking to spend too much on a steering wheel for your XBox, then this one is well worth taking into consideration.
When it comes to choosing the current best XBox One steering wheel, we find it really difficult to split the Thrustmaster TX and the Logitech G920. If you held a gun to our heads and made us choose one, then we’d probably opt for the Thrustmaster as it feels ever so slightly more robust and comfortable to us. We also found it marginally more responsive and accurate too. You really can’t go wrong with either of these wheels though.
And if your budget is limited, the Speedlink Trailblazer is still a great option, although not quite in the same league as the other two wheels reviewed here.