May 2022

Gaming Racing Wheels: Aggregated Ranking Report

This report contains an aggregate consensus of Racing Wheel rankings posted by key online experts, as of May 2022.

At a glance - May 2022 Ranking

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Rank Change Price Racing Wheel
IGN
PC Gamer
GamesRadar+
BestCovery
TechRadar
BestReviews
PCreview
PC Gamesn
Popular Mechanics
Android Authority
1
- $500
Logitech G923
6
4
2
1
3
-
-
1
4
-
2
- $230
Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback
3
5
4
-
8
-
6
4
7
3
3
+5 $320
Thrustmaster T248
4
2
1
-
-
1
-
-
-
-
4
- $259
Logitech G29
-
-
5
-
4
-
2
-
2
2
5
-2 $453
Thrustmaster T300RS
-
3
3
2
1
-
-
-
-
-
6
-1 $159
Hori Racing Wheel
-
-
-
-
11
5
5
2
-
5
7
-1 $260
Logitech G920
-
-
6
3
5
-
-
-
-
1
8
-1 $449
Thrustmaster T300 RS GT
1
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
6
-
9
- $230
Thrustmaster T150 Force Feedback
-
-
7
-
7
-
3
-
-
4
10
- $80
Hori Overdrive X | S
2
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
1
-
11
New * Check price
Fanatec GT DD Pro Express
7
1
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
12
- $95
Doyo 270 Steering
-
-
-
-
-
2
7
-
-
-
13
- $671
Thrustmaster TX 458 Italia
-
-
-
-
2
-
4
-
-
-
14
New * $636
Thrustmaster TS-XW Sparco
5
-
-
-
-
-
-
3
-
-
15
- $252
Hori Force Feedback DLX
-
-
-
-
10
-
-
-
8
-

We ranked Logitech G923 #1 in May 2022 because:

  • 7 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Logitech G923 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Belt-Driven Racing Wheel

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PC Gamer

A great all-in-one racing wheel package

Pros
Detailed and driven force feedback
Quality pedal set
High quality construction

Cons
G29 and G920 very similar and often cheaper
Gear-drive can feel clunky

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GamesRadar+

Probably the best value-for-money set-up on the market

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

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

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BestCovery

Best PC racing wheel overall

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TechRadar

A racing wheel ready for next-gen consoles

Pros
Smarter Trueforce force feedback
Leather wheel covering
Improved progressive brake pedal
Supports next-gen systems

Cons
It's Xbox One or PS4, not cross-platform
Old-school helical gearing is still used

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PC Gamesn

Best PC Steering Wheel

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Popular Mechanics

Newest release

Pros
Realistic experience
Same button layout for both models
Brake pedal is smooth

Cons
Motor vibrates a lot
No swappable rims
Some features only work with compatible games

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We ranked Thrustmaster TMX Force Feedback #2 in May 2022 because:

  • 8 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Xbox Series X/S Racing Wheel

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PC Gamer

The best cheap racing wheel

Pros
Decent value
Genuine force feedback
Great way into sim racing...
... without spending too much money

Cons
Not the best pedals
Cheap construction

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GamesRadar+

A great budget racing wheel

Pros
Genuine force feedback
Won’t break the bank

Cons
Comparatively lightweight pedals
Feedback effect not as strong as the TX base

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TechRadar

Great for the price

Pros
Great Value
Good force feedback

Cons
Slightly notchy feel
Cheap pedals

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PCreview

The Best Bang for the Proverbial Buck

Pros
affordable
well built
smooth force feedback
metal paddle shifters
plenty of features and customization options

Cons
none really at this price point

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PC Gamesn

Cheapest Force Feedback Wheel

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Popular Mechanics

Cheapest Force Feedback

Pros
Immersive driving experience
Belt-driven motor

Cons
Slippery pedals
Plastic rim

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Android Authority

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Methodology: combine opinions of key experts

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We identify key publishers and experts that consistently review and recommend Gaming Racing Wheels.

Capture Rankings

For each publisher we find a currently recommended "top 10" list of Gaming Racing Wheels, it must be updated in the last 9 months.

Aggregate Rankings

We put all those lists together and aggregate them. The more frequently a product is recommended, the higher it is in our ranking

Experts chosen for May 2022 ranking

We ranked Thrustmaster T248 #3 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Thrustmaster T248 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best PS5 Racing Wheel

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PC Gamer

The best affordable racing wheel

Pros
Technically impressive
Surprisingly powerful force feedback
Hybrid design feels great to use
Good on-wheel interface
Magnetic T3PM pedal set
Best paddle shifters going on an affordable wheel

Cons
Feels and sounds cheap
T300RS remains a solid option for a little more cash
Shifters are hella loud

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GamesRadar+

The best PC steering wheel overall

Pros
Powerful force feedback
Premium build quality and design
Strong support from a range of titles

Cons
Stiff braking pedal
Occasional issues recentering
Poor grip for pedal base on hard floors

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BestReviews

Best of the best

Pros
25 different action buttons allow gamers to create a unique experience. Compatibility with both Playstation and PC means every racing game on the market can be played with on this wheel. Premium design with leather wraps.

Cons
Does not have a gear.

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We ranked Logitech G29 #4 in May 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

Simply the best racing wheel for sims

Pros
Designed to work with PS4 specifically
Extra controls for TCS and ABS on the wheel itself

Cons
Louder mechanism than the G27 that preceded it
Stick shift not included, unlike its predecessor

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TechRadar

An oldie but a goodie

Pros
Good included pedals
Leather-coated wheel

Cons
Non-smooth force feedback
Dated tech

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PCreview

Great Value for Money

Pros
ps3, ps4 and pc compatibility
solid and durable
premium grip courtesy of the hand-stitched leather cover
paddle shifters are better compared to the previous generation

Cons
shifter sold separately makes it rather pricey
not much of an upgrade over the old g27

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Popular Mechanics

Best Overall Value

Pros
Reliable, proven performance
Durable and lightweight material

Cons
Brake pedal requires a lot of force
Xbox version lacks features of Playstation model

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Android Authority

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We ranked Thrustmaster T300RS #5 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Thrustmaster T300RS as #1.
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PC Gamer

A step-up from the T248 in most ways

Pros
Wonderfully responsive
Powerful force feedback
Belt-drive is impressive
Removeable wheel

Cons
The GT Edition is a little pricier than the T300 RS
Slightly old-school design
T3PA pedal set isn't as good as T3PM pedal set on T248

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GamesRadar+

The very best steering wheel

Pros
Incredible responsive and strong force feedback
Official compatibility with Driveclub

Cons
Handbrake is always a compromise
Can smell a bit hot after a while

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BestCovery

Runner Up

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TechRadar

Powerful racing

Pros
Powerful and smooth force feedback
Solid wheel

Cons
Good pedals cost more
Rubber wheel as standard

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We ranked Hori Racing Wheel #6 in May 2022 because:

  • 5 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

The arcade wheel

Pros
Relatively low cost
Good for arcade racers

Cons
No force feedback
A lot lighter than the rest

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BestReviews

Bargain Pick

Pros
Affordable. Includes foot pedals. Life-sized racing wheel. Durable steel parts. Programmable buttons and wheel. Convenient mounting bracket. Ergonomic rubberized grip.

Cons
Its pedals are not as impressive as the wheel itself.

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PCreview

No Nonsense/No Force Feedback Racing Wheel

Pros
dirt cheap
much better than a controller for racing simulators
good build quality

Cons
no force feedback
sub-par pedals lack realism

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PC Gamesn

Best Cheap Steering Wheel for PC

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Android Authority

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We ranked Logitech G920 #7 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Logitech G920 as #1.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

A smooth,responsive wheel with great force feedback

Pros
Wonderfully smooth steering action
Powerful force feedback

Cons
Brake pedal may be too stiff for some tastes
Games that require the hand brake are fiddly

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BestCovery

Honorable Mention

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TechRadar

Higher-end parts at no extra cost

Pros
Good included pedals
Leather-coated wheel

Cons
Non-smooth force feedback
Dated tech

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Android Authority

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We ranked Thrustmaster T300 RS GT #8 in May 2022 because:

  • 3 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 2 experts ranked Thrustmaster T300 RS GT as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Racing Wheel

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PCreview

Aurea Mediocritas

Pros
good value for money
excellent force feedback implementation
full ps4 support
comes with halleffect accurate technology (goes to sensitivity)
the pedals are made of metal
great button layout

Cons
the pedal board has a light plasticky feel
built-in cooling fans can be annoying
the clutch pedal is useless sans gear-stick

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Popular Mechanics

Customizable Platform

Pros
Durable and quality materials
Swappable wheel feature
Multiple kit options available

Cons
Custom parts are pricey

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We ranked Thrustmaster T150 Force Feedback #9 in May 2022 because:

  • 4 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
GamesRadar+

Entry-level force feedback for PS4 with Ferrari branding

Pros
Won’t break the bank
True force feedback motor system

Cons
Some compromise on materials
Force feedback effect is not as strong as higher-end models

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TechRadar

More budget racing

Pros
Great Value
Good force feedback

Cons
Slightly notchy feel
Cheap pedals

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PCreview

The Best Cheap Racing Wheel

Pros
affordable
2 pedal board, 1080 degree wheel
good value for money, well implemented and strong force feedback

Cons
steering precision feels a bit mushy compared to higher-end (and more expensive) products
low-quality d-pad

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Android Authority

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We ranked Hori Overdrive X | S #10 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Hori Overdrive X | S as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Budget Racing Wheel

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Popular Mechanics

Great Budget Option

Pros
Professional presentation
Adjustable sensitivity settings

Cons
No force feedback
Weak pedal mat

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We ranked Fanatec GT DD Pro Express #11 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
  • Out of those, 1 expert ranked Fanatec GT DD Pro Express as #1.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best Direct Drive Racing Wheel

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PC Gamer

The best racing wheel

Pros
Accurate, powerful force feedback
Excellent build quality
Relatively affordable direct-drive

Cons
You have to spend more to get the complete package

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We ranked Doyo 270 Steering #12 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
BestReviews

Best bang for the buck

Pros
Being compatible with almost every gaming system makes it a versatile gaming wheel. 270-degree wheel rotation allows for sharper turns easier. Gear is very responsive and makes it easier to control gear shifts in games.

Cons
Can be tricky to figure out.

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PCreview

The Most Comfortable Racing Wheel

Pros
excellent compatibility
full customization of controls
ergonomic pedal design, for more realism
easy to install
quite compact and portable

Cons
there is no 360-degrees rotation

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We ranked Thrustmaster TX 458 Italia #13 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Viva Italia

Pros
Powerful and smooth force feedback
Solid wheel

Cons
Good pedals cost more
Rubber wheel as standard

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PCreview

The Best Racing Wheel for Xbox One

Pros
amazing force feedback
solid construction
1,080 degrees wheel
looks sexy

Cons
the wheel doesn’t look or feel as premium as expected from a ferrari branded product
pedals are nothing to write home about

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We ranked Thrustmaster TS-XW Sparco #14 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
IGN

Best PC Racing Wheel

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PC Gamesn

Best Sim Racing Wheel

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We ranked Hori Force Feedback DLX #15 in May 2022 because:

  • 2 independent experts mentioned it in their “best Gaming Racing Wheels” rankings.
Critic endorsements:
TechRadar

Hori's best wheel yet

Pros
Somewhat realistic feel
Quick-swap customizable profiles
Low weight and easy setup

Cons
Limited force feedback torque
Plastic wheel rim
Lightweight all-plastic pedals

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Popular Mechanics

On-board Memory

Pros
Significant upgrade
Savable user profiles

Cons
Only available for Xbox
Pedals seem frail

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