Continental TrueContact Review

Continental TrueContact Review

  • Dry 90%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 60%
  • Comfort 85%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 85%

I am familiar with the brilliant all-weather capabilities of the Continental TrueContact tire. My colleague once drove a Honda Accord fitted with Continental TrueContact tires. They cost less than $100 each and they gave the Accord a higher level of touring refinement. When I found out I was doing this review of the Continental TrueContact, I wanted to find a test vehicle for a long weekend drive, preferably a sedan or crossover.

Luckily for me, I got my hands on a 2017 Ford Fusion S sedan. It came with the 2.5-liter four-banger and six-speed automatic transmission. It is also fitted with 17” stock wheels in a luster nickel finish. Heard the news the Fusion will be discontinued only to be revived as a station wagon? Ford saw it fit to utilize the Fusion platform so it can go head-to-head with the magnificent Subaru Outback. That’s too bad because the Fusion is not only a great-looking car, but it rides smoothly and offers a ton of room for five adults plus cargo. I heard some rumors about reliability issues and bad customer support, but the Fusion is still a great car.

Continental TrueContact review: Features

The Continental TrueContact is an all-season touring tire. It is designed to increase the refinement and comfort of your sedan, crossover, minivan, or sports coupe. This tire is primarily engineered to deliver tons of comfort, a quiet and serene ride, outstanding fuel economy, and a longer wear life. Continental utilized the patented EcoPlus Technology to create a tire that performs well in all-season driving (including light snow) while still providing excellent traction and longer wear life.

The Continental TrueContact was constructed using an all-season tread compound infused with Tg-F polymers and +Silane additives to prolong tread wear, offer better wet traction, and enhance the fuel economy by lowering the rolling resistance. The symmetric tread design is equipped with three wide circumferential grooves to prevent hydroplaning. The tire also comes with traction grooves that you can see as vertical ridges in the circumferential grooves to deliver more biting edges over snowy or loose surfaces.

In order to offer a more comfortable and silent ride, the Continental TrueContact is also equipped with a cushioning layer of rubber that Continental calls ComfortRide Technology. This unique system will absorb shock and vibration to give your vehicle a better ride.

Continental TrueContact review: Test Drive

The goal in this review of the Continental TrueContact is to drive my test vehicle for a weekend jaunt that covers approximately 1,200 miles. I will need to drive a bit aggressively if I was to return home by Monday the following week. After packing my bags and playing some driving music, I hit the open road and drove off.

Dry Traction

The sun was up by Sunday morning, but it rained hard as I departed the big city. The Continental TrueContact tires felt marvelous in the dry, but the single most defining factor will have to be the road comfort, but more on that later. Braking also felt fuss-free while the steering and handling was a bit on the sportier side of the spectrum. The Continental TrueContact offered higher levels of grip in the dry than other touring tires I tested. This was not surprising since the TrueContact is endowed with a sporty symmetrical tread design, but it’s not the top dog if you desire more grip or traction for true sporty driving.

Wet Traction

The Continental TrueContact felt stable and secure as I sped on a wet highway. Credit also goes to my Ford Fusion test vehicle. It behaved like a sporty sedan even as I clumsily sawed at the wheel over wet and dirt-filled surfaces. The tires never failed to maintain traction as my sedan rolled over multiple patches of water puddles that some, I assume, were more than 2-inches deep! Braking in the wet was also strong and straightforward.

Snow Traction

I didn’t get the chance to test the tires in deep snow but I was able to traverse over moderately icy terrain. I am happy to report my Ford Fusion remained unperturbed even in the presence of ice or light snow. I even had a chat with a fellow driver behind the wheel of a Subaru Forester which also came equipped with the Continental TrueContact tires. He even told me it was the best all-season tires he tested so far, and it can even handle a couple inches of snow without breaking traction.

Comfort

The true test of a touring tire is riding comfort. The Continental TrueContact is one of the best tires if you desire luxury-car levels of riding comfort for less than $150 each. The Ford Fusion is a comfortable sedan to start with, but the TrueContact tires were simply magnificent in terms of comfort and ride silence.

Noise

Like I said, the Continental TrueContact tires were eerily silent at both high and low speeds. This also happens to be one of the top tires I tested that rolled silently over any type of road, be it harsh concrete or smooth tarmac. Yes, it’s not the best in terms of dry grip but no other touring tire comes close when it comes to comfort and refinement.

Treadwear

The Continental TrueContact tires in my test vehicle were approximately 5 months old and have traveled an estimated 3,500-miles that consisted mostly of highway driving. The grooves were still fresh and had little signs of fading or wear.

Conclusion

The outstanding scores will say it all. The Continental TrueContact is a sterling choice for a touring tire that is intended for true all-season driving even over light snow. What makes this tire even more desirable is the price, which starts at just below $100 each. It’s not the best in terms of dry grip but it more than makes up for it in terms of comfort, refinement, and fuel economy.

This tire is available in:

Sedan/coupe/minivan/crossover, 15” to 19”, Touring, All-season

Continental SureContact RX Review

Continental SureContact RX Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 90%

The Continental SureContact RX is a premium ultra-high performance tire that offers longer wear and a quieter ride. It is a sporty tire that inherited some of the attributes of a touring tire. In this review, we took the Continental SureContact RX tires for an extended spin. This gave us the necessary driving time to find out if the SureContact RX is better than other performance tires with a higher price tag.

Our test vehicle for this Continental SureContact RX review is a 2015 Audi A4 equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four cylinder engine, eight speed automatic transmission, and Quattro all-wheel drive. Our test vehicle came fitted with stock 18-inch wheels and a set of Continental SureContact RX tires. The owner of the Audi told us his old Goodyear tires were great for all-season driving, but the tires had a tendency to emit a lot of tire noise as the tread wears out. The tire dealer recommended the Continental SureContact RX tires and he never looked back. In fact, this is the second set of SureContact RX tires on his Audi.

Continental SureContact RX review: Features

The Continental SureContact RX is constructed utilizing SportPlus RX Technology to offer advanced levels of traction on slippery and snowy roads while enhancing grip on dry and wet surfaces. The tire is also engineered to offer a more direct and precise steering feel for better handling and stability in high speed driving.

The unique thing about the Continental SureContact RX is not the built-in QuickView Indicator that allows you to verify the alignment of the wheels, but it’s the traction teeth in the pattern grooves. This design will increase the biting edges of the tire to provide additional sipes to improve braking, acceleration, and cornering on any type of road including snow and ice.

The great thing about the Continental SureContact RX is the high-strength 2-ply sidewall construction. This will not only increase the comfort and refinement levels of the tire, but it also absorbs the impact if you drive directly through a pothole. We were able to witness this firsthand as we drove our test vehicle in the city.

Continental SureContact RX review: Test Drive

Our Audi test vehicle is in excellent shape. We hopped in and drove like demons. The car had a smooth and controlled ride and handling was also excellent thanks to the Quattro all-wheel drivetrain. However, like most Audi cars, our A4 has a tendency to understeer if you attach a corner at higher than average speed. Other than that, we have no complaints. This car is superior to other Japanese compacts and it remained stable even as we approached silly speeds on the highway.

Dry Traction

I have nothing bad to say about the Falken Ziex ZE950 when it comes to dry performance. The tires gave me the confidence to speed ahead and execute quick maneuvers without worrying about the tires losing traction. I felt tremendous amounts of grip was ever present I cornered the X3 like I was in a Subaru WRX. Braking also felt good since I was able to stop the X3 abruptly without feeling the tires slide on the harsh concrete.

Wet Traction

It’s the same story on wet roads. The tires remained calm and composed even as we threw the vehicle to a tight corner in the wet. We would have second thoughts if we were rolling on an ordinary set of all-season tires, but the Continental SureContact RX are far from ordinary. Braking power remained strong and consistent even over slippery tarmac. High-speed stability over wet roads was also top notch and confidence-inspiring to say the least.

Snow Traction

The standard Quattro all-wheel drive system in our test vehicle allowed us to drive a bit more aggressively over snow covered roads. The Continental SureContact RX tires were able to forge over snow and ice without losing traction. We even traversed over moderately deep snow and the tires obliged gracefully. But if you want to drive over severe winter conditions, you better upgrade to a better set of winter tires.

Comfort

I was particularly impressed with the long-distance riding comfort of the Continental SureContact RX tires. The 2-ply sidewall construction worked wonders as the tires absorbed small bumps and road irregularities while still maintaining traction. The tires were also magnificent in the city. Potholes and humps can be attacked with reckless abandon as long as you’re traveling at an appropriate speed.

Noise

The Continental SureContact RX were pleasantly quiet despite the high-performance aspirations. Other performance tires will give you better grip in exchange for mediocre tire wear and more road noise, but the SureContact RX begs to differ. Mind you, there are other tires that can offer a more silent ride than the SureContact RX, but few can offer this without compromising all-weather traction and handling.

Treadwear

The owner of our test vehicle replaced his last set of Continental SureContact RX tires after 65,000 miles. This is not bad given the relatively affordable price of the tires. The SureContact RX is a tad more expensive than comparable Goodyear or Toyo tires, but it will certainly give Michelin tires a serious run for the money. The QuickView Indicator on the tires will tell you if the vehicle needs an alignment and will help prolong the life of the rubber. I’m a firm believer that all tires are capable of lasting a longer time provided that all steering and suspension components are checked prior to installing a new set of rubber.

Conclusion

Searching for a high-performance tire that delivers all-weather traction and a comfy ride? The Continental SureContact RX is worthy of consideration. It offers advanced levels of grip on dry, wet, and snowy roads and remains quiet and composed even as the road turns harsh.

This tire is available in:

Luxury or sport sedans/coupes/sporty crossovers, 16” to 20”, Ultra-high performance, All-season

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Review

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 75%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 85%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 85%
We’ve been hearing a lot of good things about the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 prior to this review. It is easy to understand why I was particularly excited to test the tires on real roads. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is what I call a hybrid tire. The D, W, and S connotation means Dry, Wet, and Snow. Yes, this is an ultra-high performance tire that is also designed to perform admirably over snowy roads, which is frankly unbelievable.
Gone are the days when tires are just mere pieces of radial rubber. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is proof that it is possible to merge excellent all-season performance in a sporty and comfortable package. Fortunately in this review, we have the right car for the job.

The car I’m talking about is a 2015 Lexus IS 350. Yes, this car is no better than the BMW 3-Series, but it manages to offer the right amount of sportiness and luxury in a compact package. Our test vehicle came with stock 17-inch wheels and relatively new Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 tires. The owner of the vehicle is a good friend of mine who is planning to sell the car. It was in pretty good shape and the interior is still practically brand new. The owner also told me the current Continental tires are simply the best ever fitted to his Lexus. He handed over the keys, shook hands, and told him I will try to find a prospective buyer during my test drive. I also promised to fill up the tank with gas since I felt I was going to drive this Lexus a bit more aggressively than the usual test drive.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 review: Features

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 is an ultra-high performance all-season tire for sports coupes, sports cars, performance sedans, and sporty trucks. This is the tire to buy if you demand year-round driving performance even on slushy or icy terrain.

The tire is manufactured utilizing an advanced silica-enhanced all-season tread compound. Continental’s Sport Plus Technology and +Silane additives are also utilized to deliver advanced levels of traction on wet and snowy roads along with great treadlife. With an asymmetrical tread design equipped with chamfered edges and traction grooves to provide outstanding grip on dry roads and enhanced traction over snow.

The ExtremeContact DWS06 also comes with innovative QuickView Indicators to prevent irregular wear. Simply put, the tire will tell you if uneven wear is detected due to suspension or alignment problems. The tire also comes with Tuned Performance Indicators which consist of visible letters molded into the second rib from the outboard shoulder. A visible DWS indicator means the tire is ready for any type of terrain, whether on dry tarmac, wet concrete, or ice-covered roads. When the S indicator wears out, it means the tire only has appropriate tread depth to tackle dry or wet roads. If the W and S indicators have worn away, the tire is trying to tell you that it is only good for dry roads only.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 review: Test Drive

I only got the chance to test the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 over dry and wet roads. However, the owner gave me a handful of stories about the performance of the tires over deep or moderate snow. Like I said, the car looked brand new, and it drove like a new car, too. The standard eight-speed automatic reacted like a dual-clutch tranny as I stepped hard on the gas, while the standard rear-wheel drivetrain gave the car a more sporting and linear feel over curves.

Dry Traction

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 felt magnificent over dry tarmac. In fact, it gave the Lexus a more sporting feel. If you know anything about cars, then you are probably aware of the sanitized nature of Lexus vehicles. But with the ExtremeContact DWS06 tires, my test vehicle felt like it was riding on slicks as I sped on the highway. The steering felt communicative too, which is in contrast to the rather dull nature of the tiller when fitted with the stock tires.

Wet Traction

The ExtremeContact DWS06 also felt magical over wet roads. I didn’t notice the tires slipping or skidding even as I was purposely trying to coerce the rear wheels to break traction. Mind you, I was doing this on an empty stretch of winding backroads. It’s suffice to say this tire is one of the best tires I have ever tested on the wet.

Snow Traction

Like I said, I didn’t get the chance to drive over snowy roads. But the owner of my test vehicle specifically told me the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06 tires were the best he ever tried. He also told me the tires were good enough even over moderately deep snow. He even took the Lexus to Canada to attend a wedding and he encountered no problems as he drove or slick and icy terrain.

Comfort

I know for a fact the Lexus IS 350 is a comfortable cruiser. The ExtremeContact DWS06 tires managed to further enhance the touring comfort of my test vehicle. I know this is hard to believe, but it really felt like I was riding on higher profile tires as I drove over pockmarked city roads.

Noise

Noise levels were extremely low even as I drove over harsh concrete roads. Credit is due to the magnificent refinement of the Lexus, but the tires were able to tone down the low-pitched roar of ordinary tires in high speed driving.

Treadwear

The tires fitted to my test vehicle were still fresh even though they were more than 3 months old. However, I noticed the S indicator slowly fading into obscurity. Perhaps this is the low point of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. Other reviewers were also critical of the tread life of the tires.

Conclusion

I had fun in this review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS06. This is definitely one of the best options if you demand a tire to perform admirably in all weather conditions including snow or ice.

This tire is available in:

Sports coupes/sedans/crossovers, 16” to 22”, Ultra-high performance, All-season

Continental ExtremeContact DWS Review

Continental ExtremeContact DWS Review

  • Dry 85%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 80%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 90%
  • Overall 86%

It is difficult to choose a tire if you live in areas with annual heavy rains and snow. With that being said, it can get a bit costly to buy two sets of tires for all-season and winter driving conditions. But the Continental ExtremeContact DWS tire is different.

In this review, we got the chance to test these tires in real world conditions. We wanted to find out if all the hype surrounding the Continental ExtremeContact DWS is true. If you’re not that much into cars (or tires for that matter), here’s what you need to know: the Continental ExtremeContact DWS is one of the top ultra-high performance tires engineered for true year-round and all-season driving.

For this review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, we got the chance to test drive a 2017 Mazda CX-5 Touring fitted with Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires on stock 17-inch wheels. I’m not biased when it comes to cars, but the SKYACTIV Mazda CX-5 is one of the best crossover SUVs in my book. I think it not only looks better than the current Honda CR-V, Toyota RAV4, or Subaru Forester, but it really handles like a sporty compact, which I definitely appreciate in a car-based SUV.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS review: Features

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS is a sterling choice for sporty sedans, sports cars, sporting coupes, and even sporty trucks or crossovers. The DWS nomenclature simply means Dry, Wet, and Snow, which speaks highly about the capabilities of the tire. It is primarily engineered to satisfy the demands of year-round and all-season driving with highly capable snow or winter performance.

The tire is constructed using twin internal belts that are further reinforced with spirally wound jointless cap plies. This technique reduces the overall weight of the tire and ensures long-term integrity in sustained high-speed driving. The rubber is a blend of advanced silica, high grip, and all-season tread compound to produce a tire that performs extremely well in dry, wet, and snow.

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS features an attractive and sporty asymmetrical tread design equipped with stable shoulder blocks and a continued notched intermediate rib to enhance stability, cornering, and steering feel on wet or dry roads. Independent blocks on the center tread are equipped with high-angle crisscross grooves to provide more biting edges as the tire rolls over slippery or snowy terrain.

What makes the Continental ExtremeContact DWS unique are the built-in Tuned Performance Indicators. They are basically visible letters molded in the second rib from the outer shoulder that provides visual warnings on the condition of the tire. The DWS marking means the tire has sufficient tread depth to perform admirably on dry, wet, and snow. When the S marking fades away, the tire is only good for dry and wet. Stay on dry roads if you notice only the D marking on the tire.

Continental ExtremeContact DWS review: Test Drive

Our test vehicle was originally purchased in sunny California. The owner had to relocate to Minnesota for career-related issues, hence the abrupt need to change the tires. He told me the Continental ExtremeContact DWS gave his Mazda crossover the ability to survive the harsh Minnesota winter. That is high praise given the ExtremeContact DWS can also outrank other performance-biased tires in dry and wet roads.

Dry Traction

I have nothing but high praises for the Continental ExtremeContact DWS on dry tarmac. Traction was excellent and the grip was immense as I tossed the Mazda CX-5 hard towards a winding left-hand bend. Man, this SUV can really scoot like a Mazda3! Although body roll is still evident if you really push it, the tires never gave up on me even if the surface is peppered with fine sand and bits of loose dirt. Braking is also excellent as I was able to haul the CX-5 to a complete stop without peeing in my pants.

Wet Traction

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires were unperturbed by water puddles and heavy rain. Dare I say the tires felt better in the wet than on dry land? Maybe it’s just me, or maybe because the tires were really that good. Braking in the wet was also drama-free provided the tires are cooled down by the heavy downpour.

Snow Traction

I only tested the tires over moderately icy roads and I was able to travel at a moderate pace without skidding or losing traction. Braking was also admirable but not as strong as in the wet. You need to react faster and brake earlier if you want to avoid a collision. Overall, I am impressed on how the tires felt ‘normal’ when driven over snow.

Comfort

The Mazda CX-5 is one of those stiff-riding crossovers that offers the right balance between handling and ride comfort. Yes, it’s not floaty like a Lexus but it doesn’t wallow over bumps, either. The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires gave my test vehicle a smooth and consistent ride quality even over rough patches of concrete roads. Mind you, it’s not as comfy as a set of touring tires, but it still gave my test vehicle a refined feel.

Noise

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires rolled silently over harsh city roads and was eerily quiet on the highway as well. Only at silly speeds will you notice some tire roar, but it wasn’t as harsh as other tires. If you drive sedately, the tires can deliver a noise-free driving environment.

Treadwear

The Continental ExtremeContact DWS tires in my test vehicle were driven for 4,000 miles before the S marking on the wear indicator began to fade. However, I think it’s an anomaly since my test vehicle is mostly driven in the city.

Conclusion

This review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS gave me a new perspective on the capabilities of a true all-season tire. It is safe to say it is one of the best choices if you need a high-performance sporty tire that won’t give up at the first sign of snow.

This tire is available in:

Sporty sedans/coupes/crossovers, 16” to 22”, Ultra-high performance, All-season

Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

Continental CrossContact LX20 Review

  • Dry 95%
  • Wet 90%
  • Snow 90%
  • Comfort 90%
  • Noise 80%
  • Treadwear 80%
  • Overall 87.5%

This review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 is very timely. Did you notice the family sedan is slowly fading into obscurity to give way to crossover vehicles and larger SUVs? Our roads are literally filled with car-based crossovers that it’s hard to keep count. Ever carmaker is entering the SUV bandwagon. Even Rolls-Royce and Maserati are joining the fray with the Cullinan and Levante, respectively.

My test vehicle for this review is not a full-on SUV. I managed to spend some time driving a 2015 Subaru Forester with the 2.5-liter Boxer engine, CVT transmission, and Subaru’s famed symmetrical all-wheel drive system. It was fitted with stock 17-inch wheels and Continental CrossContact LX20 tires. You might be asking why my test vehicle was fitted with such a tire, and I’ll tell you why: the owner of the Forester is a hardcore off-roader. He also owns a modified Jeep Wrangler to play with the big boys. He wanted a set of tires that are refined on the highway yet capable in light off-road driving scenarios. It seems he found the answer with the Continental CrossContact LX20.

Continental CrossContact LX20 review: Features

The Continental CrossContact LX20 is a premium all-season tire designed for light trucks, SUVs, and crossover vehicles. EcoPlus Technology enables the CrossContact LX20 to offer excellent all-season performance, better fuel economy, and reduced wear without sacrificing traction and grip in the dry.

The tire was constructed using Continental’s eco-friendly tread compound enhanced with +Silane additives and Tg-F polymers. The formula is optimized to improve traction while lowering the rolling resistance of the rubber. It is equipped with a continuous center rib with independent tread blocks to offer a solid steering feel and enhanced traction on dry tarmac. The tire also comes with four wide circumferential grooves and additional traction grooves to improve grip on wet, snowy, or loose pavement.

What makes the Continental CrossContact LX20 stand out is the aggressive symmetrical tread design. This is a sporty tire that can handle rough pavement with nary a complaint. But it can also give your SUV or crossover a comfortable and silent highway ride, which is hard to believe unless you try for yourself. I learned this early on as I drove my test vehicle over smooth highways.

Continental CrossContact LX20 review: Test Drive

I don’t mean to biased, but the Subaru Forester was always a favorite of mine even before crossovers became popular. It didn’t have to do with the Subaru name or the unique Boxer engine layout. The Forester feels more than just an Impreza on stilts. Newer generations are much larger than the early models, but they didn’t lose the secured driving feeling that made the Forester so popular in the first place.

Dry Traction

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires felt magnificent over dry tarmac. The steering was precise and braking was strong, dependable, and spot on. You will need to drive like a loon to coax the tires to spin and lose traction but the symmetrical all-wheel drive system kept everything in check. Mind you, if you have a high-performance SUV designed for speed, this is not the tire for your vehicle. But for the everyday and mundane sort of driving, you won’t have reason to complain.

Wet Traction

Is right for me to say the Continental CrossContact LX20 tires felt better in the wet than on dry land? Maybe. Whatever the case, the tires felt awesome in the wet. Even if you apply judicious throttle pressure, you will never get a feeling the tires are ‘floating’ or ‘skimming’ over wet roads. The symmetrical tread design and wider circumferential grooves gave me the impression that the tires were actually ‘slicing’ over the wet tarmac to always maintain steady traction and grip. But what really impressed me was the steering feel. It doesn’t matter is you’re driving over wet or dry roads. The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires simply gave my Forester a more direct and crisp steering feel.

Snow Traction

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires also felt at home when the roads turned from wet to slush. They were even capable of driving over more than 2 inches of snow! Anything deeper might require snow chains or a better set of aggressive all-terrain tires. I also drove over moderately rough terrain and the tires were more than up for the task. Of course, credit also goes to my Subaru Forester for allowing me to traverse over rough patches of loose terrain without nary missing a beat. Like I said, the Continental CrossContact LX20 tires were a perfect match to the all-terrain capabilities of my test vehicle.

Comfort

The ‘premium’ part about the Continental CrossContact LX20 is the excellent ride comfort and extremely silent ride. Let’s start with the ride comfort. The tires felt smooth and stable on the highway and remained undisturbed even when hassled by potholes and road undulations. This is high praise for an all-season tire that can also handle a bit of mud, snow, and dirt roads.

Noise

You can’t call a tire ‘premium’ if it roars like an African lion on the highway. As it turns out, the Continental CrossContact LX20 were eerily silent at high speeds. Now this is what you call a true premium tire! The tires were hushed in the city and remained calm even as I sped up. The tires also remained quiet over rough patches of concrete road. This is the tire to buy if you are looking to enhance the on-road refinement of your crossover or SUV.

Treadwear

The Continental CrossContact LX20 tires on my test vehicle were fitted approximately six months ago and have traveled a distance of 4,500 miles. The tires had minor signs of wear but nothing too drastic to merit a poor score. It even boggled me upon learning the tires were not brand new because it felt like my test vehicle was riding on a new set of rubber.

Conclusion

The Continental CrossContact LX20 is a wiser and more economical choice. If you demand a rugged all-season tire that offers better refinement for your crossover or SUV, it is hard to beat the Continental CrossContact LX20.

This tire is available in:

Pickup trucks/crossovers/SUVs, 16” to 20”, Touring, All-season