Best Racing Wheels for Xbox One Windows Central 2019

When it comes to console racing, the Xbox One is very well equipped with the best titles around. Whether you're a Forza fan or prefer Project Cars 2 or F1 2018, Xbox is the place to be for racing on the console. If you're getting serious about your virtual racing, you'll be interested in moving away from a controller and up to a wheel, such as the excellent Logitech G920.

Great for everyone: Logitech G920

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The Logitech G920 is one of the best all-rounders, in part because it's often available at a discount thanks to being on the market for a while at this point.

The G920 is an exceptionally well-built wheel with built-in vibration motors, a 900-degree rotation, leather grip, and a full three pedal setup. This means you can use the optional gearshift with it if you prefer, though it's not included. Logitech has a history of making great wheels, and the G920 is just the latest in that lineup, and you can also use it with a PC.

$259 at Amazon

Serious drivers: Thrustmaster TS-XW

Thrustmaster's newest, highest-spec wheel is the TS-XW. Modeled on a real-life steering wheel through a partnership with Sparco, the TS-XW is a 1:1 replica of the company's P310. It has a brushless motor and force-feedback system, a whopping 1080 degrees of turn with a dual belt-pulley system and metal ball-bearing axle. The build quality is phenomenal. It comes with a three-pedal setup, but the stick shift is sold separately. This wheel has 14 action buttons and is certified for Xbox One and Windows 10.

$650 at Amazon

Ultimate performance: Fanatec Forza Motorsport

There's serious, and then there's serious. If you want the ultimate, you probably want a Fanatec. The core is the wheelbase which houses all the electronics and the motors. You'll get 1080 degrees of rotation, advanced force feedback and even rev lights on the top of the unit. Fanatec has a complete system at its disposal, too, with shifters, improved pedals and more.

$1,300 at Amazon

Beginner friendly: Thrustmaster TMX

If your budget is a little tighter, then you might consider the TMX from Thrustmaster. You're still getting a sleek design, leather trim and 900-degree rotation with paddle shift. The pedals on the TMX are plastic, not metal, which is one of the areas the price has been trimmed. The force feedback is still on point, and the pedals can actually be adjusted so you can get as comfortable as possible behind the wheel.

$155 at Amazon

Budget choice: Hori Racing Wheel Overdrive

If you're looking for an extremely affordable wheel, this one comes officially licensed by Microsoft for Xbox One and Windows 10. It has 270 degrees of turn, with a quick change to 180-degrees if you wish. You only get two peddles, and there's no stick shift, but they're fully-sized with customizable sensitivity. Toss in an adjustable deadzone, a nice design, and grippy rubber where you need it, and this becomes a solid choice for a budget wheel.

$97 at Amazon

Racing best on Xbox One

The Xbox One has a great selection of top racing titles for fans of console racing, and some equally excellent hardware to go with them if you want to get serious. For most, the Logitech G920 will be a perfect wheel. It's well designed and beautifully made, well priced, and comes with a full three pedal setup to use with the optional stick shift. Beginners and more experienced racers alike will appreciate this wheel.

Thrustmaster has taken things up a level though with the TS-XW, an incredible piece of hardware that the truly serious racer will find hard to ignore. It's modeled on an actual racing wheel through a partnership with Sparco and comes trimmed in Alcantara. It's big and it's heavy, but it has amazing force feedback and feels as close to the real thing as you'll get on a console right now.

Racing can be an expensive business, though, and if you're looking for a casual, more budget-friendly way to test the water, the Hori Racing Wheel Overdrive is a good shout. It's under $100 and while it lacks some of the more advanced features of more expensive wheels, it's still a perfectly good way to get a feel for a wheel without breaking the bank.

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