Logitech Driving Force Shifter Review

Presenting our review of the Logitech Driving Force Shifter.  The stand-alone shifter can be purchased for $59.99 and paired with the G29 and G920 Driving Force Racing Wheels.

It is compatible on the PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox One and PC.  While the G29 works on the PlayStation 3 (PS3), it is recognized as a Driving Force GT, which didn’t have a shifter, rendering the Driving Force Shifter not compatible with the PS3.

The shifter weighs 1.66 lb (0.76 kg) and features six speeds and a push-down reverse, steel and leather components for comfort and durability and mounts securely to a racing rig with clamps or hard mount points that require M6 screws.

The Driving Force Shifter is nearly identical to the old Logitech G27 shifter.  It has the same throw length and feels / appears identical besides the missing buttons and D-pad.


  • Can be used on the new G29 and G920
  • Compatible on both next-gen consoles and PC
  • Can be hard mounted
  • Short throws
  • Affordable at $60


  • Not included with the Driving Force wheels and pedals
  • Feels a little toy like
  • Shifts are clunky, not solid / positive
  • Only gate shifting, can’t be switched to sequential mode like old G25 shifter

Essentially, the Driving Force Shifter is a re-packaged G27 shifter that you have to now purchase separately.  As a shifter it performs correctly in terms of gear layout, but it doesn’t inspire confidence.  Due to it’s toy-like feel, it requires a lot more “spotting” than other shifters we have used, pulling your concentration from driving and towards making clean shifts.

Another negative of the shifter is that it does not have a sequential mode like the G25 shifter.  A lot of people like sequential shifters and not having that option detracts from the shifter’s value.

People purchase H-pattern shifters because they want a more authentic – and fun – experience.  An H-pattern shifter is rarely going to be faster than using the paddles on your wheel.  While  the Logitech Driving Force Shifter isn’t bad, it’s not great either.  It will get the job done but it certainly nowhere close to feeling like a real-car.  There are other competitors out there that do feel closer and offer a sequential mode for not that much more money.

On top of this, if you already own a G27 shifter, then there isn’t a good reason to upgrade to the Driving Force.  The G27 shifter is compatible with the G29 (on the PS4 and PC) and the G920 (on the Xbox One and PC) with the exception of the buttons.  With the same feel as the G27, the Driving Force doesn’t move the needle enough to justify the upgrade.