It’s actually plastic with chrome plating like the clade wheel covers on the Sport from what I can tell. This is “for me” better since I live in Texas and was worried about it getting too hot with the heat. So far it’s been great. No complaints and lots of WOW’s from friends and co-workers… It still looks like a factory installed item but has that old mussel car look. I looked at the other billet and chrome ones on the net but still like the look of this and it complements the truck interior really well and has a perfect factory fit, clips right in like the original handle…..hope this helps.