Best wheel for GRID Legends: Budget, premium, and more top picks

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With the game out now, it's time to begin your search for the best wheel for GRID Legends.

If you're a fan of Codemaster's hit racing series, then there's arguably never been a better time to upgrade your racing setup to help improve your lap times.

While there's some debate over whether a controller is a superior gamepad, sim wheels remain a popular choice among many racing game fans.

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We've therefore put together a list of our top picks, based on features, price, and reviews, to kick off your search in the best way possible.

From relatively inexpensive devices, like this Hori Overdrive, to wheels built for next-gen gaming, like this Thrustmaster T-GT II, we've got everything you need right here.

Stick around as well because we've answered some of the most commonly asked questions to help you come to an informed decision on which wheel is best for you and your steup.

So, with that being said, let's get into it...

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Best all-round wheel for GRID Legends - Logitech G923

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We've previously featured the Logitech G923 in our list of the best wheels for Forza Horizon 5, so it may come as no surprise we believe it should be an excellent choice for GRID Legends as well.

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What we like about this wheel, in particular, is that it comes with next-gen TRUEFORCE feedback technology which has been designed to accurately emulate the action on your screen to help deliver the ultimate driving experience.

Moreover, it comes with additional remappable buttons and accompanying pedals, so, if you're looking to take your sim setup to the next level, then the Logitech G923 could be the wheel for you.

Bes budget wheel for GRID Legends - Hori Overdrive

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The Hori Overdrive is another device we've featured before in our list of the best wheels for Xbox Series X and, in said list, we mention that it looks to deliver all the key components of a racing wheel at just a fraction of the cost of some other more premium options.

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For example, you get a 270° turn radius with adjustable output options, meaning you should be able to tackle tight hairpins and corners with ease on the new GRID game.

Also, the Overdrive comes with mounting clamps which, Hori boasts, are easily attachable to any desk or racing rig, thus making this device well worth considering if you're after a relatively inexpensive bit of kit.

Best PS5 wheel for GRID Legends - Thrustmaster T-GT II

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From budget to something slightly more premium, this T-GT II wheel looks to be an excellent showcase of one of the leading manufacturers in sim racing equipment, Thrustmaster's, expertise.

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It includes 25 remappable action buttons, 1 push-button, and 4 rotary selectors, giving you plenty to play with to configure this device to your preferred settings.

However, one of the key talking points of the T-GT II is its unique real-time drift curve calculation technology which has been designed to maintain the responsiveness of both the wheel and the car in-game under all circumstances, meaning it should be an excellent pick for your GRID Legends setup.

Best Xbox wheel for GRID Legends - Thrustmaster TS-XW

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Continuing with Thrustmaster, this TS-XW appears to be well worth considering if you're planning to play GRID Legends on an Xbox.

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Firstly, the 40-watt brushless servomotor force feedback system looks to be a particular highlight as it should withstand intensive use during longer GRID sessions without any decrease in performance.

Furthermore, to accompany the plush wheel, you get adjustable metal pedals which, Thrustmaster boasts, have been optimally spaced in order to deliver the smoothest and most realistic feel possible.

Best PC wheel for GRID Legends - PXN V9

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If you're looking to go down the PC route for GRID Legends, then this PXN V9 could be the device for you.

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It comes with a handy quick switch that switches between 270° and 900° steering at the touch of a button, allowing the steering wheel to quickly adapt to sim racing games.

Also, included in the bundle is a 6-speed manual shifter which can be used to add realism to certain cars within GRID Legends, thus making the PXN V9 a great pick if you're looking to maximise authenticity.

Best entry-level wheel for GRID Legends - Thrustmaster T300 RS GT

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The Thrustmaster T300 looks to be a great pick for both PS4 and PS5 gaming, making it a top option to consider if you're a PlayStation GRID gamer.

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The wheel itself comes with 1080° Force Feedback technology, designed to let you wrestle around tight hairpins, and simulate the same kind of forces you’d experience under the same conditions in real life.

Moreover, the wheel is made from a mixture of metal and rubber on the grip and comes with 3 adjustable metal pedals which should be durable.

Overall, we believe the Thrustmaster T300 is a great option to consider if you're looking to upgrade your racing setup for GRID Legends.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

When it comes to finding the right racing wheel for certain games, there are usually a few questions that pop up but don't worry as we're here to answer some of the more common queries.

Is sim racing easier with a racing wheel?

Both controllers and wheels are capable of completing the same lap times on GRID Legends, but once you're familiar with racing wheels, we feel they have more to offer.

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Firstly, the addition of either Force Feedback or Direct Drive means you get a greater feedback response which can, in turn, improve your performance.

Moreover, we feel you gain more confidence with a wheel as you know you can make minor adjustments easier to correct any mistake, thus promoting a more aggressive driving style.

However, a controller offers you greater flexibility away from racing, so you may find picking up a top gamepad more useful as a casual racer.

How much should you spend on a wheel for GRID Legends?

This would really depend on your available budget and how seriously you invest in racing games.

If you're willing to spend a little extra, you may find you're able to pick up a wheel that has a few additional features compared to some of the more budget options, for example, sequential paddles and the latest force feedback system.

Moreover, more premium devices tend to be made from slightly more expensive and durable materials like plush Alcantara around the wheel and stainless steel motors inside the machine.

However, some wheels, like the Hori Overdrive, show that you don't necessarily have to break the bank to pick up a top-quality racing wheel to upgrade your setup for GRID Legends.

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What does Force Feedback and Direct Drive mean?

Force Feedback is a simulation technique that tries to replicate what the driver would feel if he were to race under the exact same conditions, in the same location, in real life.

While mostly similar, Direct Drive differs slightly as it refers to a racing wheel mounted directly onto the motor via a quick-release hub

The result of this is the user feeling the full feedback from the motor as there are fewer components involved between you, the wheel, and the mechanism.

To find out more, check out our comprehensive guide on what exactly Direct Drive is.

Are racing wheels compatible with all consoles?

Unfortunately not because some wheels come with an Xbox or PlayStation button layout, and some older models may not be compatible with the next-gen technology.

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If you're unsure, it's worth checking the product description on the manufacturer's website.

As most wheels are typically connected via a USB cable, then the majority of devices out there should work on PC.

What is Alcantara?

Despite its appearance, Alcantara isn't suede.

Alcantara is actually a synthetic textile developed in Japan in the 1970s, and is made by an Italian company of the same name.

A major advantage of Alcantara is its enhanced grip over leather, which is why it is commonly applied to racing wheels.

It is also more durable and hard-wearing than suede, making it easier to clean, hence why you'll often also find it used in car interiors like racing chairs.

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