Summer testing is in full swing at Tire Rack, and the first test report for the new Continental TrueContact have been published. This new Standard Touring All-Season tire hit all the right notes with a smooth, quiet ride and solid wet and dry traction.
During our test, we put the tire up against the Firestone Precision Touring, Goodyear Assurance TripleTred All-Season and Michelin Defender. In the abrupt maneuvers portion of the test on our track in dry conditions, all four options performed well and with nearly identical results in stopping distance, cornering traction and average lap time.
We liked the TrueContact's tight handling, to go along with its slight edge in observed fuel economy. With its well-rounded character, the TrueContact took top honors in a very competitive test group. A couple of highlights from our testers include:
"The ride of the Continental TrueContact can be best described as taut and well controlled without being harsh."
"Wet weather traction is a bigger separator than dry. And in this test group, the TrueContact showed a noticeable advantage in overall traction and stability during the wet handling test."
For a complete recap of our test, check out "Testing Passenger and Standard Touring All-Season Tires: Which Are Truly More Than Just Round and Black?"