Is the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology the Best Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tire? Our Customers Think So!

The main concern of many crossover and SUV customers is traction, treadlife and road noise, not always in that order. Continental's CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is a tire that rates highly in all of these key areas. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology, currently ranked first in our survey results, is Continental's ecologically...  Read More

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

Best SUV/Truck tire I have ever owned! Excellent wet and snow traction. Quiet and comfortable. Smoothe ride yet responsive. I LOVE this tire! You will not be disapointed!   Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ProContact GX

These are the OE tires on my Outback, and I already know I will replace them with the same model when it's time. I've had a Subaru before, and several 4WD trucks, but have never had a vehicle track like this one does in the snow. It's like having a 28 MPG tank at my command. We've had a lot of snow in the past couple of weeks and I am astounded at how this...  Read More

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

Wow, with 215,000 miles on the truck I have bought my fair share of tire, but these take the cake. In the summers I surf fish and find these tires (although not rated) as superior in sand. In the winters we routinely travel to upstate NY and VT and while we have only been once this year and only had them in deep snow and ice 3 or 4 times this year, WOW they...  Read More

Best Winter Tires 2013

As we enter into the winter months, it's important to have tires that will give you the best traction possible. The following tires should be considered by drivers who experience harsh winter weather and travel on snow- and ice-covered roads.   Bridgestone The Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 is still one of the best winter / snow tires on the market. It rates highly...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Bridgestone Blizzak DM-V1

Unbelievable! Thank you Bridgestone for creating this tire. For summer, I use the Continental LX20 - 20 set up for my truck - I tried them in the first snow fall of the year and they were VERY scary - truck wandered driving straight and slide while turning - had to engage 4WD the whole trip. I took my stock wheels, threw on some DM-V1's, and POOF - magic...  Read More

Best All-Season Tires for Winter

Believe it or not, winter's just around the corner. With the change in weather comes the change of tires. If you're a driver who faces the challenges of winter driving, you're going to want the best tire for your vehicle. A dedicated winter / snow tire will be your best route for handling the elements, but if you opt for using an all-season tire year-round,...  Read More

Continental's Best Tire for Your SUV is the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

With larger SUVs still in high demand, tire manufacturers continue to fine tune their lines to offer quiet and comfortable options, but now with an added improvement in fuel economy. In an effort to minimize the pain most SUV owners feel at the gas pump, Continental has integrated their EcoPlus Technology found in the ProContact passenger car tire into the popular CrossContact LX SUV and light truck model to give us the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology. The CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology uses an all-season tread compound and a symmetric tread design to combine precise steering response with reduced tread noise and good ride comfort. Continental’s Traction Grooves promote three-dimensional snow-to-snow grip in wintry conditions. All these benefits combine with a focus on fuel efficiency to create a winning package! With just over one million miles reported, our customers have rated the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology near the top of the Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season category with a high number of favorable reviews, too. In our most recent test, the CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology proved to be the best with a superior rating for handling and traction, especially in wet conditions. For a complete recap of our testing, read "Testing Eco-Focused Crossover/SUV Touring All-Season Tires."   Read More

Are You Looking to Graduate from Your BMW Run-Flat Tires?

BMW has a long standing preference of equipping their vehicles with run-flat tires. The benefit of not being stuck on the side of the road with a flat is attractive to a few people. However, the majority feel there may be a compromise in ride quality, noise levels and performance. Is moving away from run-flats right for you? Since most vehicles with run-flats...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

I have had these tires now for about 2 months and replaced the Dunlop Sport Max RFT that came with the car and were showing too much wear for 15K miles. The truck is for the wife and baby so the Sport Max was a bit of overkill, but what a difference these tires have made. Quiet and smooth and stick like glue. We have been having our spring rains, toad...  Read More

Road Trip Season

Summer is here, which for many of us means a vacation, often in the form of a road trip. If you're heading out by car, make sure your tires and other essential systems of your vehicle are ready for the road. Feel free to take a look at our handy road trip maintenance checklist. It gives a short list of things to check to make sure your car or truck is ready...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

Excellent winter tires for my truck. They performed well in all conditions (dry, wet, snow, ice and slush, as well as cornering, acceleration and stopping). In deep snow, my truck did some fish-tailing as I had no weight on bed and I could feel it pushes the front wheels through the snow. Once I turned the 4x4 on, the truck went like a charm through the snow...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeWinterContact

I purchased a new 2012 Fiat 500 Sport Automatic this last summer. I thought that the weight and stature of the car might constitute some winter tires for safety sake. After many hours of research, I decided that these tires were the ones to get.I had no intentions of writing a review, but after some of the conditions I've driven in, I figured they deserve a...  Read More

Quietest Tires Available for 2013

While I will not go over every facet of tire construction in one post, there are several traits that I look for that are more likely to lead to a pleasant and quiet driving experience. When looking for a quiet tire, I try to avoid tires that have large tread blocks with spacing far apart. This pattern, which is commonly seen in aggressive all-terrain and...  Read More

Tire Rack Consumer Review of the Continental ExtremeContact DWS

OK, Im sure you're saying why is this guy writing a review with only 470 miles on his set of tires?, I will tell you why. Totally impressed with these tires! Yes, I have just purchased them and I may still be on my honeymoon post purchase but, thus far these tires are fantastic. I drove all the miles on the highway with almost every road condition except...  Read More

Longer-Lasting Tires for Your Audi Q7

It seems the Audi Q7 is a vehicle that has issues with tire wear. Like most heavier vehicles, it'll tend to wear tires faster than a lighter car. While we can't change this or promise any treadlife miracles, the problem can be remedied to a degree. The Q7's Original Equipment was made available with several different sizes and brands of tires, however most of...  Read More

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

They don't have too many miles on them, but so far, they ride and handle great for being on a truck. So far I have to say they are outperforming the original Bridgestones, which I was very happy with.   Read More

Tires for 19.5" Wheels

For the most part, Tire Rack carries tires for passenger cars and light trucks. However, we do offer some options for heavier vehicles that require 19.5" wheels. The Michelin XRV is aimed primarily at the recreational vehicle market. Featuring heavy-duty construction and a smooth, stable, straight-rib tread pattern, this tire is ideal for RVs used on the...  Read More

All-Season Tires for a BMW X5 with 20" Wheels

The BMW X5 is a sleek, sophisticated and high-powered SUV, which meets today's needs of sports car like performance with truck like versatility and cargo space. With the optional Sports Package, the BMW X5 boosts large 20" staggered wheels and run-flat tires. While the package offers a more aggressive stance with wider tires than the standard X5, it also...  Read More

Best Affordable Winter / Snow Tires

The latest and greatest technology in winter / snow tires is found in options such as the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70 and Michelin X-Ice Xi3. However, they can be priced higher than other winter tires with different technology. Even the most inexpensive winter tires will offer a noticeable improvement in snow and ice traction compared to all-season tires.            ...  Read More