Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Needing to replace the dreaded OE Michelin LX4s,I narrowed my search to the Defenders, the ComforTred, and the Continentals. Defenders seemed to start out strong but more mixed reviews have come through of late, and wet traction wasn't impressive. I've been wary of GY quality and saw mixed reviews of the ComforTred.As an SUV/Crossover tire, the CrossContact...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Dunlop SP Sport Signature (H- or V-Speed Rated)

I just ordered by second set of these tires for my Cayenne. All other tires for my high performance SUV cost at least double the cost of these and many of them perform much worse. I have almost 150k miles on my Cayenne. I have purchased Porsche NXX OEM tires, Pirelli, Michelin, and Continentals during the time I have owned this SUV. I drive a 911 during the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental TrueContact

I live in South Central PA, Car is driven 70 mile daily commute on interstate and I have a very rural stone drive aprox 1/2 mile long at a 10%grade. Tire has done very well in snow and ice getting to and from house. Tire has been amazing in light snow and ice conditions on the interstate between 50 and 70 mph. Tire does well on dry and wet roads. The crv is...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Early review of this tire. The ride quality is excellent, and the noise level is significantly reduced from the previous set of tires (Nitto). I've driven through torrential downpours already (this being Spring), and the tires have good grip on the wet surfaces. On dry pavement, the traction is excellent as well, and the SUV feels more stable. Cornering is...  Read More

What's the Best All-Season Tire for Ice and Snow?

All-season tires are a great option for many drivers. They are suitable for drivers who live in an area that receives occasional light snow, and/or freezing temperatures a few times throughout the year. Some all-season tires, such as the Continental ExtremeContact DWS, even provide above average snow capabilities that are a benefit in winter months. However,...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

I have 100,000+ miles on the '09 Ford Explorer. 1st of tires were OE Michlins (OK and lasted about 35,000 miles), replaced them with Cooper CTS tires (again, OK with good wear almost 60,000 miles). However, those tire are absolutely not comparable with the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology tires (H speed rated). The Continentals are the...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

Replaced stock GY Fortera with the Conti's. Hard to find a decent 20 SUV tire other than OEM, but WOW! What an improvement.   Read More

All-Season Tire Options for 20" Wheels Equipped on BMW X5 / X6

If you own a BMW X5 or X6 with staggered 20" wheels, you know that finding all-season tires can be extremely difficult. While many manufacturers supply us with the front size of 275/40R20, very few manufacturers produce a matching rear fitment in size 315/35R20. Currently, there are no run-flat tire options that allow for all-season driving, as every option...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology

Hot Springs Village, AR. Curvy country roads. Lots of fun even in an SUV. Lexus RX-350 AWD. Got them in Feb 14. Saw a little light snow, had no problems. Light and heavy rain was also no problem. These tires are great. They go where you point them. They hold the road well. Are very quiet. Gives a good stable feeling. I used to be a Michelin man, but no more....  Read More

Continental Makes Three of the Best All-Season Tires for Winter Driving

Given the severe winter season of 2013 -¬† 2014, many drivers are asking which tires have the best snow and ice traction. The answer is simple - the best dedicated winter / snow tires like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS80 for cars and Blizzak DM-V1 for crossovers and SUVs, walk away from even the best all-season tires when it comes to traction in snow and on...  Read More

Why Doesn't My Car Come with a Spare Tire?

Is the spare tire becoming extinct? With a growing number of vehicles in the United States being sold without one, it could appear that way. In fact, many drivers are unaware they may not have one until they need one. New cars, trucks and SUVs seldom come with a spare tire, wheel and jack kit due to an increasing demand for fuel economy and storage space....  Read More

Which Tires Last the Longest?

As a consumer shopping for tires, there are many important attributes and characteristics that you should take into consideration. For example, some tires have better wet traction for rainy days, while some are designed to handle winter's toughest conditions. There are tires that focus mostly on maximum dry grip on the race track, and others that are meant...  Read More

Best Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires in Size 275/55R20

On-/Off-Road All-Terrain tires are common for those looking for aggressive tread patterns and some off-road traction. However, many drivers aren't looking for off-road traction and instead drive mostly on the street. These drivers would rather have a tire with a smoother and quieter ride with longer wear. This is what makes tires in the Crossover/SUV...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS


Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Tire racks review of this tire was bang on. Very happy with the tire like driving a new SUV. Handling and steering and drive comfort are great. Toyo tires which came with the vehicle never handle properly and in wet weather did not have confident in them.   Read More

Continental TrueContact Replaces ProContact with EcoPlus Technology

Continental has been on a roll! First, they introduced the ExtremeContact DWS which quickly became a customer favorite in our customer survey data. This Ultra High Performance All-Season tire set the bar for winter snow traction in its category while still being competitive with good wet and dry traction. ¬†Next, Continental released another winner with the...  Read More

Added Sense of Security with Continental's ContiComfortKit

Many owners of new vehicles are often surprised to find that their car, truck or SUV purchased in the last few years lacks a spare tire. In an effort to reduce weight and increase usable cargo space, many automakers are now relying on supplying roadside assistance in place of a temporary or full-size spare tire. While nothing can take the place of a spare...  Read More

Best All-Weather Tires for Mazda CX-7

Are you looking for a great all-season tire for your Mazda CX-7? Then you should take a look at the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology and Michelin Primacy MXV4. For crossover vehicles like the Mazda CX-7, Acura RDX and Nissan Rogue, consider the top tires from the Grand Touring All-Season and Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season performanc...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I am ridiculously happy with these tires. They have been on the car for nearly 2.5 years and 35K miles. The DWS in the tread is still all visible; S is supposed to disappear first, indicating that snow use is not advised. Our WA freeways are pretty rough, so they are a little noisy, but on a smooth surface they are still very quiet. I have more issue with...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

It's true that these tires can suffer from being out of round. When I first had these mounted and balanced, I got the dreaded hobble. BUT I took them back to my installer and they road forced them, dismounted them, turned them on the wheel, rebalanced them, and they're about as perfect as you can get now. I saw the numbers on the balancer myself because my...  Read More