Logitech G923 vs MOZA R3: Which Budget Xbox Wheel is Best?

Both the MOZA R3 and Logitech G923 are budget Xbox racing wheels, but which is better? I compare the Logitech G923 vs MOZA R3 head-to-head to see which Xbox wheel is best.

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If you’re looking to buy a new racing wheel to race games such as Forza Horizon, Forza Motorsport and the F1 games on an Xbox, you have a pretty good selection. There are a fair few Xbox racing wheels to choose from including wheels from big names such as Thrustmaster and Fanatec.

But two of the very best Xbox racing wheels you can buy are from the established gaming brand Logitech, and the new comer to sim racing, MOZA Racing. Of course I’m talking about the Logitech G923 and MOZA R3 wheels.

These two racing wheels offer sim racing on an Xbox but go about things in completely different ways. In this comparison, I’ll find out which of these two racing wheels is a better budget Xbox racing wheel.

Comparing the Logitech G923 vs MOZA Racing R3 wheels

The Logitech G923 has been around for a good number of years, and before the G923, Logitech had a long history of budget-friendly racing wheels. Logitech had really spent the past couple of decades establishing themselves as kings of the budget racing wheel.

MOZA Racing on the other hand have only been around for a few years. In that time, they’ve made a big splash and really made a name for themselves for producing high quality sim racing wheels and peripherals. The MOZA R3 is the most budget-friendly racing wheel from the Chinese brand, and currently the only Xbox-compatible wheel they offer.

Below is a quick overview of how the Logitech G923 and MOZA R3 wheels stack up on paper.

Logitech G923 Racing WheelMOZA Racing R3 Bundle
Logitech G923MOZA R3
IncludesG923 Racing wheel
Pedals
Built-in table clamp
Racing wheel
Pedals
Built-in table clamp
FFB Strength2.3Nm3.9Nm
FFB TechnologyGear drivenDirect drive
Bundle Price£299.99 / $349.99$/£399.99
Where To BuyBuy from AmazonBuy from MOZA

What’s included with both bundles?

You can see from the comparison above that both racing wheels offer a similar amount of hardware in their respective bundles. But both wheels go about things in very different ways.

What’s included with the Logitech G923?

The Logitech G923 racing wheel comes with a steering wheel pre-attached. This steering wheel cannot be removed unless you want to get a screwdriver out and start dismantling parts. Most of the wheel’s construction is plastic to save cost and the racing wheel itself features a built-in desk clamp.

The steering wheel that is included as a part of the G923 is very high quality. It is constructed from metal and has genuine leather hand grips. It’s nice to race with and feels premium to interact with.

You also get a set of sim racing pedals that includes three individual pedals. These let you race a manual car with a clutch which is rare for a budget racing wheel bundle. They are constructed primarily from plastic with metal only found as a part of the pedal construction.

Racing Wheel – Logitech G923
Compatibility – PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X|S
Price – £379/$399
Where to buyBuy Logitech G923 UK/EU / Buy Logitech G923 US

What’s included with the MOZA R3 bundle?

The MOZA Racing R3 bundle includes many of the things that are a part of the Logitech G923 bundle, but you get more customisation and versatility included. You get a high-quality wheel base that utilises metal throughout most of its construction.

Then there is a steering wheel that doesn’t come pre-installed. This is because the steering wheel is detachable from the MOZA R3 wheel base. You will be able to switch this steering wheel with another wheel rim from MOZA which is a feature that the Logitech G923 is missing.

You get a separate table clamp included with this bundle. It isn’t built into the wheel like the G923’s table clamp, rather its a completely separate item giving you the choice of whether you use it or not. You can hard mount the R3 wheel base to a sim racing cockpit or sim rig using the pre-drilled holes on the underside of the wheel.

Finally, you’ll get a set of sim racing pedals, although the pedals included as a part of the MOZA R3 bundle are only a two-pedal set. This means you will need to purchase a clutch individually if you want to race with a manual car.

Racing Wheel – MOZA R3
Compatibility – Xbox, PC
Price – £399/$399
Where to buyBuy from MOZA


Design and build quality comparison

There are differences between both racing wheels in terms of build quality. I’ve touched on a few of them already, but they primarily come down to the materials used during construction.

The Logitech G923 is targeted heavily at sim racers shopping on a budget. This means there is more plastic used during construction. Both the racing wheel and pedals use plastic almost exclusively throughout. The main exception is the pedal which has metal arms and face plates.

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    On the other side of this comparison, the MOZA R3 uses much better materials throughout. This is part of the reason for the MOZA R3 costing around £100/$50 more than the Logitech G923. Almost the entirety of the wheel base is metal which helps to dissipate heat from the internals keeping the motor cool. The pedals are also constructed from 100% metal throughout.

    Steering wheel comparison

    One area of exception with the Logitech G923 build quality is the steering wheel. This uses metal for its chassis giving it a much better build quality and more of a premium feel compared to the rest of the bundle. The hand grips are finished in perforated leather which again feels great to race with.

    The steering wheel on the MOZA R3 is very comparable to the G923 wheel rim. Both are almost identical in size and both use a very similar design concept. The R3 uses metal for its faceplate with leather hand grips. And the buttons and inputs are plastic just like the G923.

    Pedal comparison

    Comparing the pedals between the two wheel bases is a different story. Most budget racing wheel bundles don’t really perform well in the pedal department. They’re often an afterthought and generally not very good.

    That is true with the MOZA R3 pedals. They are constructed entirely from metal which is good, however, they are very light to push. This makes it hard to get a good feel under braking. Then there is the missing third pedal.

    In this department, Logitech has an advantage despite not using exclusively metal in the construction of this pedal set. The brake pedal is much stiffer than the one on the MOZA R3 which makes it feel better during use. And this inclusion of a clutch pedal is a really nice touch that not many sim racing brands do with their budget offerings.


    Performance comparison

    When it comes to performance, there is a big difference, and it’s really where MOZA has the edge. The Logitech G923 uses gears internally to transfer the force feedback from the motor to the steering wheel. This results in some of the force feedback getting muddled with the feeling of the gears interacting with each other.

    Gear-driven force feedback has a few key downsides. The first is that it really limits the amount of power you can put through them without the risk of damaging something. The second is the feeling of the gears physically interacting. You’ll occasionally feel some thunks and thuds that are the gears interacting, and you can hear the gears grinding if you’re not sim racing without headphones on.

    MOZA Racing R3 Xbox steering Wheel

    MOZA on the other hand use direct drive technology. This is far superior to gear driven FFB in every way. By removing the physical gears, you can crank up the power. This is why some direct drive racing wheels can achieve peak torque numbers of 30Nm upwards!

    Also, by mounting the motor directly to the motor shaft, you’ll feel the force feedback quicker as it doesn’t need to travel through any gears or systems. And you won’t lose any FFB detail along the way resulting in crystal clear FFB details.

    Read our guide comparing direct drive and gear driven force feedback.


    Compatibility

    When we start talking about compatibility there are two areas we need to look at. Compatibility with consoles and compatibility with other products.

    Console compatibility

    Both of these racing wheels have been designed for Xbox. The Logitech G923 comes in two formats, one that is Xbox and PC compatible, and a second that is PS5 and PC compatible. The Xbox version of the G923 won’t work on PS5 making it a single-console racing wheel.

    This is also true of the MOZA R3 which is only compatible with Xbox consoles and PCs. The advantage that Logitech has is that the G923 has been around for a long time, meaning almost every racing game supports it and has configurations pre-installed for the G923.

    The MOZA R3 is much newer meaning many racing games won’t have configurations for it. You will still be able to use the MOZA R3 in almost every Xbox racing game, but you may need to manually set up and configure your settings.

    Hardware compatibility

    Outside of being compatible with consoles, we should look at compatibility with other products. The Logitech G923 is an easy one to look at here. You cannot change the steering wheel however you can mix and match with the Logitech Pro Pedals if you wish. Logitech has an adapter that allows you to do this if you want to upgrade the pedals.

    MOZA on the other hand features a quick release on the R3 that lets you detach the steering wheel. You can then re-attach any other MOZA steering wheel making it a very modular racing wheel. You will need to ensure that the new steering wheel is compatible with Xbox if you’re planning on doing this on an Xbox console.

    You can also use any of MOZA’s pedals including the SR-P and CRP pedals. Again, you will need to check compatibility if you wish to do this on an Xbox console. However, on PC, this is incredibly easy to achieve.


    Which racing wheel is a better buy?

    Both the Logitech G923 and MOZA R3 are great budget Xbox racing wheels. The MOZA R3 is more expensive than the Logitech G923, however, much of the increased price is justified by the improved build quality and better performance from the direct drive motor.

    If your main objective is to spend as little as possible, I’d recommend the Logitech G923 as it is a fantastic budget racing wheel that lets you race your favourite games on Xbox. The MOZA R3 does have more than enough areas where it beats the Logitech G923 to get my recommendation as the best budget racing wheel for Xbox.

    MOZA Racing R3 Bundle

    Racing Wheel – MOZA R3
    Compatibility – Xbox, PC
    Price – £399/$399
    Where to buyBuy from MOZA

    Logitech G923 Racing Wheel

    Racing Wheel – Logitech G923
    Compatibility – PS4, PS5, PC, Xbox Series X|S
    Price – £379/$399
    Where to buyBuy Logitech G923 UK/EU / Buy Logitech G923 US


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    Article written by Rich

    Co-Founder of SimRacingSetups.com

    Rich is the co-founder, and one of the main F1 setup creators and content writers for SimRacingSetups. With over a decade of experience as a graphic designer, marketing director, competitive sim racer and avid motorsport fan, Rich founded SimRacingSetup.com to share his passion and knowledge of sim racing and Formula 1 with other sim racers.

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