Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel Xbox One Review | $350

Logitech G920 Driving Force Racing Wheel Xbox One Review | $350

The Logitech G920 Driving Force Steering Wheel, has been long awaited by the sim racing community, especially those who race on Xbox consoles.

If you are weighing your options for a steering wheel for your Xbox One or your PC, the G920 Driving Force wheel is considered a mid to high end wheel. This thing will deliver realistic steering and pedal action for the latest racing games.

In this review we will breakdown the specifics of the latest offering from Logitech and see if this wheel can deliver a simulated racing experience.

This is not the first wheel made by Logitech (they have been making wheels for years), but the G920 is the first steering wheel they have made for the Xbox One and after announcing 6 years ago they were done with racing peripherals. This wheel is a follow up to the Logitech G27 racing wheel, which is one of the highest rated wheels on Amazon (4.5 stars and 1200 customer reviews), but was never made compatible for Xbox gamers.

At the time of this review there are two other steering wheel options at a similar price point, the Thrustmaster TX ($450) and The Mad Catz Pro Racing Wheel ($375).

So for about 350 bucks, does the Logitech wheel compare to the Thrustmaster TX and The Mad Catz Racing Wheel? I will answer that question by the end of this review.

Logitech Wheel And Pedal Set

Let’s get into the Logitech G920 Driving Force Steering Wheel. This is a mid to high end driving wheel for anyone looking for a simulated and immersive racing experience. The price point ($350) is set competitively based on the features it offers. Here are some of the Logitech steering wheel specs.

The G920 is Very Similar To The G27 in look And Feel

3 Stainless Steel pedals (gas, brake, clutch), Hand stitched leather wheel, duel motor force feedback, semi- automatic paddle shifters, d-pad and on wheel controls, and helical gearing. If you are a previous G27 owner, then this wheel offers a fairly comparable experience, with build and quality.

This wheel and pedal set feels exactly like the Logitech G27, except that it doesn’t come standard with a shifter (you have to purchase the Driving Force Shifter separately for $60). What you get in the box is the wheel and pedals, a USB power supply, and the user manuals.

The Wheel And Forced Feedback Feel Great

The wheel, which is a D-shape, delivers extremely quiet, smooth, and strong force feedback and always maintain a little tightness, which helps you keep control.

“You can feel your tires on every turn and over any terrain, plus sense your cars over or under steer.”

The wheel also offers 900 degrees of rotation which means you can turn the wheel around 2.5X, hand over hand on wide turns, just like a real car.

Logitech driving force wheel

Quality Construction And Built Durable

The wheel shaft contains solid steel ball bearings and you can tell the wheel is extremely durable and built to take a beating. The stainless steel paddle shifters give a nice click sound when they are engaged. It also has helical gears that are modeled after automotive transmissions to reduce unwanted noise and vibration. The wheel rim is wrapped in real hand-stitched leather that offers a nice look and comfortable grip.

The wheel and pedal set both weigh in around 5 lbs and are constructed of plastic and metal.

3 Responsive Pedals

logitech G920 pedalsThe pedals contain a gas, brake and clutch standard. The brake contains a non-linear rubber mod inside, which simulates progressive pressure-sensitive brake system in a real car. You can also reposition the pedal faces to make heel-toe maneuvers easier. There are also rubber feet on the bottom of the pedal set for hard surfaces and a retractable carpet grip system to help your pedals stay in place if they are not being mounted to a cockpit.

Easy Access To Buttons And Controls

The buttons are all accessible right on the wheel (where as the G27 has them on the shifter). The wheel contains all the standard Xbox One buttons for easy access, “A”, “X”, “B”, “Y”, start, menu, LB, RB, a d-pad, and your main Xbox button.

G920 steering Wheel

Having easy access to buttons is a feature not to be overlooked. For most racing games you need to be able to access the handbrake with a button click. If you configure your handbrake to the “B” button you can easily slide your right hand thumb onto the button while you are steering.

Logitech Driving Force Shifter 3

Add On a Shifter for More Immersive Racing

The Logitech G920 comes with the clutch pedal, but not a shifter. You can however buy the six speed h-pattern shifter, The Logitech Driving Force Shifter, which is sold separately for $60. The shifter is wrapped in leather and has a nice feel to it with a short throw, kinda like what you would get in a high performance sports car. You can read our Driving Force Shifter review here.

Ability to Adjust Sensitivity

Everybody likes their force feedback (FFB) a little bit different. You can adjust the sensitivity of the wheel by plugging it into a PC and changing the internal settings. This will allow you to turn up or reduce the strength of the FFB. Even if you are using it on an Xbox One, you can still plug your Logitech wheel into a PC via USB and change your settings. Changing these settings can be particularly helpful to customize the wheel to your preferences for the most part once you get the setting you like you only need to set it once and it will be programmed in.

A Few Limitations on the Logitech Steering Wheel

This wheel option doesn’t offer detachable rim options or alternate pedal sets like the Thrustmaster TX, however the stock rim on here is far superior to the TX Italia’s stock rim. There is also a bit to be desired in the sensitivity of the pedals, the brake comes across stiff and the accelerator not quite as sensitive as what i am used to.

All of the Xbox One racing games (expect for Need for Speed Rivals), offer racing wheel support.

Mounts On Most Cockpits

Playseat Evolution Gaming Chair ReviewBecause this is going to be an extremely popular wheel all of the big brand cockpit and wheel stand makers are making accommodations to mount the G920 wheel. The 3 most popular brands: Playseat, Open Wheeler, and Wheel Stand Pro, are already making products that mount the G920 Driving Force Wheel. It seems though that Logitech recommends the Playseat Evolution on their site.

Of course if you weren’t interested in mounting the wheel on a cockpit or stand, the G920 comes with the option for table mounting your wheel and the pedals contain some options for keeping them stable on the floor.

A Piece Of Mind Warranty

Logitech steering Wheels have a 2-Year Limited Hardware Warranty. I have never had to call Logitech customer service, but looking around the net it seems that they have outstanding customer service.

The Logitech G920 is Compatible On Xbox One and PC

The wheel is compatible with the Xbox One, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, or Windows 7. It will also work with all Xbox One racing games that offer wheel support.

G920 Pro’s vs. Con’s

Pro’s

  • Comes standard with gas, brake, and clutch pedals
  • Leather grip is a nice touch and really comfortable
  • The force feedback is quiet smooth and strong
  • Mounts easy on all major brand cockpits and stands
  • Steering and pressing pedals feels natural
  • Adjustable Sensitivity Settings
  • 2 Year Warranty

Con’s

  • Does not have a headphone jack
  • The optional shifter only offers six speeds (no sequential)
  • The face of the wheel looks like a toy
  • The wheel diameter feels a bit small
  • The pedals are not invertible
  • The pedals have a low 8 bit resolution and feels stiff
  • The accelerator could be more sensitive
  • The wheel rim is not interchangeable
  • There is bright white light above the xbox button (but you can put a piece of tape over it)

Compared To Steering Wheels at The Same Price Point

Logitech G920 vs Mad Catz Steering Wheel

Logitech G920 vs Mad Catz Racing Wheel

Compared to the Mad Catz Racing Wheel $375) the Logitech G920 ($350) is almost the same price, so which one is a better value?

While both products feature helical gearing the Logitech steering wheel is the easy answer. The force feedback in the G920 is not only smoother, stronger, and quieter the fact that it comes standard with a clutch makes it a better value. The pedals on the G920 also feel better than the Mad Catz pedals.

The only thing I like better about the Mad Catz wheel is that I like the way it looks…it certainly looks more like a race car steering wheel, but let’s face it…

“…who cares about looks. We want a wheel and pedal set that feel real”

The Mad Catz product just doesn’t cut it and I would strongly advise steering clear of it.

Thrusmaster TX vs Logitech G920

Thrustmaster TX vs Logitech G920

Compared to the Thrustmaster TX Leather Eition ($450) the Logitech G920 ($350) is a few bucks less, so is it worth the savings?

Well that depends, there are two different versions of the TX: the Leather Edition and the F458 Italia Edition. Both versions have the same servo base wheel motor, but vary in the options you get.

The G920 and the TX steering wheels drive and feel somewhat similar, but the TX edges out the 920 in performance and quality. Both deliver smooth, strong, and quiet force feedback to create a simulated immersive driving experience, but the brushless dual belt drive motor on the TX is of a slightly higher caliber.

The G920 is a better value than the Thrustmaster F458 Italia Edition, simply because it comes standard with a 3 pedal set and has a better rim.

However the Thrustmaster TX Leather Edition is another story…

The TX leather Edition, has a 3 pedal set and a leather rim, similar to the G920. Where both the Thrustmaster TX wheels are really better than Logitech is the upgrade options and the TX wheelbase. The G920 only has an add on 6 speed shifter to add on, while Thrustmaster offers multiple wheel rims, pedal sets, and a 7 speed shifter. I also feel like the Thrustmaster wheel base is a bit stronger, smoother and quieter with the Force feedback and the pedals are a bit more responsive with a higher bit resolution.

The G920 Logitech Steering Wheel is a Best Seller

Xbox Racing Best SellerWhen it comes to wheels for the Xbox One and PC alot of people gravitate towards the 920. I think what people like most about it is the 2 year warranty, the low price for a mid grade driving system with a 3 pedal set, and getting the next gen racing peripheral from the same company that manufactured the classic G27.

The 920 has done remarkably well in sales and despite it’s handful of drawbacks it delivers a quality gaming experience that will make you feel good about your purchase.

Logitech G920 Driving Force Review – My Final thoughts

The Logitech G920 Steering Wheel is fantastic. This Steering wheel definitely offers an immersive simulated experience for playing Xbox One and PC racing games and is the best option for racing wheels with a stock setup. The fact for $350 for the wheel and pedals and another $60 for the shifter, you have spent less than $500 and you have a wheel, pedals w/ a clutch, and the shifter.

“I really like this wheel and I am excited that Logitech has finally stepped up and delivered a product that we are able to experience it on the Xbox”

If you are looking for steering wheel and pedal set, that is out of the box a great experience with only a shifter to add on, this is an outstanding racing wheel choice.

Official XRP Rating 4.5

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Have your tried a Logitech racing wheel in the past? If so which one and are you excited about the Logitech force feedback wheel? Let us now in the comments below.

24 Comments

  • Phil says:

    Just ordered the 920. Can’t wait for October!!!! Great review. I’m a former g27 owner and so happy that this wheel is basically same. Great review man, keep up the good work. Love this site.

    • James says:

      Hey Phil,

      I’m glad you like the site. You are gonna love the G920. the wait till October will be well worth it. After you get it, please comeback here and let me know about your racing experience with it. In the meantime, happy racing my friend!

      -James

  • AnnaG says:

    So this comes out in October for sure? How current is that information? I Am ordering for husband as a gift for Christmas, but I just want to confirm release date and make sure it doesn’t get pushed back.

    Anna

    • James says:

      Hi Anna,

      Great question. I just checked on the net and it looks like the Logitech G920 wheel is still set for October 15th order fulfillment. If you order from Amazon it ships on October 14th. I would imagine Logitech is going to do everything in their power to meet this date and have it ready for the Christmas season.

      Your husband is gonna love this by the way, you just may not see him again…lol

      Regards,
      James

  • Jimmy says:

    have you figured out a work around yet to use a headset with the g920?
    Thanks.

    • James says:

      Hey Jimmy,

      Here is what I do for using a headset:
      1. Turn my Xbox One on
      2. Hook up a controller with a USB connector and my headset plugged in
      3. Turn on my wheel
      4. Use my wheel to select the game I want to play

      That is the steps I use to play with a wheel and a headset. For me using a headset is critical because it makes the vibration in the chair so much more real.

      Let me know if that solution works or doesnt work for you…I may be able to test a few scenarios.

      -James

  • Scott Bradon says:

    The Logitech G920 Driving Force Race Wheel is a solid product, and overall a great wheel for the XBox One. I say this as an owner of the previous Logitech G27 Racing Wheel for over five years. From all indications the G920 is built to the same standards as the G27 (and the current G29 for the PS4) and I would expect the lifespan and reliability to be similar.

    • James says:

      Hey Scott,

      Thanks for the comment. Logitech certainly makes a solid racing wheel. I do think that the G27 was a better wheel at the time it came out. Now that there is a lot more competition in wheel market, I think there products are slightly above average.

      Regards,
      James

  • Dany says:

    I just ordered a Playseat WRC bundle along with the G920 and the G29 shifter to play Dirt Rally on the Xbox One. I was hoping you could help me out with what settings will give me the most realistic rally experience, for the wheel setup and the combined in-game car settings. Thanks

    • James says:

      Hey Dany,

      Whoa, Contratz on getting a nice setup!!

      I actually haven’t tried DIRT Rally with the G920 yet to be honest, however I did get some settings for the Thrustmaster wheels. Try this article, Racing Wheel Settings for DiRT Rally. This should give you a good baseline for the G920.

      The G920 may need the force feedback cranked up a bit more than my Thrustmaster settings, but overall this should put you in a good direction. Keep me posted as to your experience because I can hook up the G920 and test it out with you if you feel like the settings don’t translate.

      Glad to hear you got a racing setup. You are gonna have so much fun,
      -James

  • The swede says:

    Hi James,

    Thanks for a great site with lots of information. I just bought myself a G920 on blackfriday here in Sweden for ~ $206.

    So far I have only played Forza 5 and the demoversions of FH3 and Forza6. I think I have to read your tips on the different setups beacuse my first inmpressions is not only positive.
    I feel that I have to make very very small movements with the wheel or the car will go fishtaileing all over the track. The wheel will go rotating like crazy and I end up with my arms in a knot 🙂

    I think I have to somehow lower the sensitivityand maybee lower the DOR.

    • James says:

      Hey Swede,

      Glad to hear you got the G920 and that is a GREAT price to get it at. Racing with a wheel takes a bit to get used to. Try racing in Forza 5 and lower your DOR in the wheel/controller settings. Dial down under 540. Visit this article to adjust the sensitivity.

      Keep me posted on your progress.
      -James

      • The swede says:

        Hi James,

        I just wanted to say that your guide helped me alot. After changing settings and practice for a bit the game and wheel is working excelent for me. Playing with cockpit view infront of my projector screen is awsome…

        Just a heds up on a tip that you can post on your site, Project Cars is one of the Games with Gold this February.

        • James says:

          The Swede,

          So glad you found the tips helpful. There is NOTHING like playing on cockpit view with a large screen in front of you…total adrenaline rush. Thanks for the tip on PCars. I’ll make sure I post that out to my Twitter and Facebook followers.

          Have fun racing,
          James

  • Jason says:

    Hi James. I’m buying a racing wheel for my 15 year old son who is a car fanatic who plays on his X-Box One two to three times a week. I’m deciding between the Logitech G920 and Thrustmaster TX Leather Edition. I have read both of your product reviews on these two steering wheels and they are great – thanks.

    I live in Toronto, Canada and therefore paying CDN dollars and we also have to pay 13% taxes. The Logitech G920 is on sale for CDN $350 + 13% tax (regular price is CDN $500) and taxesthe Thrustmaster TX Leather Edition is CDN $515 + 13% tax.

    Based on your reviews, and if I had unlimited funds, I would definitely buy the Thrustmaster. But I don’t so my question is whether you think it’s worth paying an extra $187 ($165 + 13% taxes) for the Thrustmaster? Will the Thrustmaster be more durable and last longer or will the Logitech be good enough for my son? It is unlikely that my son will upgrade any of the components on the Thrustmaster but from your reviews, it sounds like the steering wheel and the pedals are both better quality and also more responsive so that’s what the extra cost will be paying for in this situation.

    My second question is whether you think I should buy the 3 year extended warranty (from the retailer) for $70 for either wheel? The retailer will either repair or replace the steering wheel for three years if it breaks.

    Thanks,
    Jason

    • James says:

      Hey Jason,

      Based on your scenario I think the Logitech G920 is a fine choice. Sure the Thrustmaster TX is better in many capabilities, but the G920 is still a great wheel. It is very popular among Xbox racers. I like the G920 based on two things you said: He races a few times a week and you have no intention or uprgrading. I think because you have to pay extra money its best to stay conservative and you are still getting a solid product that will be immersive, improve lap times, and be a lot of fun.

      Logitech also comes with a 2 year warranty where Thrustmaster only has 1 year. As far as an extended warranty I typically don’t do them, but thats a judgement call you need to make. Its certainly a lot of money for the wheel and if it gives you piece of mind than maybe its for you. I found this article here on when it makes sense to buy an extended warranty. I can tell you that I have owned 3 Logitech wheels since 2011: G27, G29, and a G920 and all of them have them still work great to this day.

      Every once in awhile I get someone on my blog email me about an issue with a G920, but its always something right out of the box, so they can return it and get a new one. I can’t think of a time when anyone has emailed me to say their G920 stopped working. Ive had mine since around May/June of 2015 and its still going strong.

      Hope that answers your questions. Let me know if there is any more info I can provide.

      -James

      • Jason says:

        Thanks very much James. I really appreciate the quick reply.

        You said the Thrustmaster is better in many capabilities. Does it therefore make sense to wait and save more money to buy that wheel? I don’t want to buy the Logitech just to save money and in 6 months time say I should have waited and bought the better product.

        Thanks again,
        Jason

        • James says:

          Hey Jason,

          Well for a few quick comparisons to add clarity. The Thrustmaster pedals have a higher bit resolution which makes them more precise. You can also adjust the pressure force on the brake (if you get the leather edition). The TX wheelbase has a dual belt drive with a brushless motor so it provides slightly stronger and quieter force feedback plus the motor is more efficient. All of these things make for a more high end racing experience with a better feel for the car and the road…Also it makes the price alot more! At the end of the day the G920 is still solid in its own right and while it doesn’t offer the same feel as the TX, it comes at a much more consumer friendly price.

          To the casual gamer you probably can’t tell and feel the difference the same way I can, but I have spent significant amounts of time on both of these wheels. I’ve ran thousands of laps, plus I have actually taken them apart to look at the internal mechanics to see how they work while racing.

          I think the question is how serious do you think your son is going to be about racing. I clearly have a problem and I can’t get enough…HAHAHHAHA! There are tons and tons of people who swear by the Logitech G920 and it is a BEST SELLER on Amazon for a reason. For how much you think your son is going to race it still might be a good choice for him.

          Hope that is helpful,
          James

          FYI: If you do get the G920, when you first get it the brake pedal is going to be really stiff. It takes a little while to brake it in.

          • Jason says:

            Thanks very much James. Your advice was extremely helpful and I decided to buy the Logitech wheel. I gave the G920 to my son this morning and he loves it!! If you don’t mind answering one more question, my son asked me to ask you how to adjust the settings for both Forza 6 and Forza Horizon 3 so he can slide.

            Thanks again,
            Jason

          • James says:

            Jason,

            Awesome to hear. I am so happy to hear he loves the wheel. I have responded to his comment and pointed him to some other articles I have on the blog that should answer his questions.

            -James

  • Ryan says:

    Hey James,

    Just following up on my dads question. I ended up buying the Logitech G920. I love it. The only thing is that I can’t slide like I can with the controller. I would just like to know the settings you use for Forza 6 and Forza Horizon 3.

    Thanks,
    Ryan

    • James says:

      Hey Ryan,

      Thanks for the comment and I am so happy to hear that you love the wheel. Drifting with a wheel takes a lot of practice and has much more to do with the tune of the car than the wheel settings. I will point you to a few articles I have here on my blog:

      Start with those articles and then feel free to follow back up with me if you still have questions.

      -James

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