Continental seems to be on a bit of a hot streak over the past few years. As one of our best-selling Ultra High Performance All-Season tires, the ExtremeContact DWS has built a huge following amongst drivers looking for a tight handling tire at an excellent price. The tire also is impeccable as an all-season option as it receives the highest marks in its category for light snow traction, deep snow traction and ice traction.
For drivers looking to tone things down a bit, Continental offers their latest Grand Touring All-Season tire, the PureContact with EcoPlus Technology. This tire has done well in our surveys since its release and the praise is well deserved. The tire is cost effective compared to other brand name tires in the class, features a 70,000-mile treadlife warranty and works well in all seasons. While the tire may not handle quite as nicely when compared to other tires in higher performance categories, it holds its own in the class and proved to be quite responsive in our internal test.
Similar to the ExtremeContact DWS, the PureContact with EcoPlus Technology features Tuned Performance Indicators -- visible letters molded into the outboard shoulder to alert drivers of the tire's potential performance in various weather conditions. A visible "DWS" indicates the tire has sufficient tread depth for dry conditions, wet roads and light snow. After the "S" has worn away, the remaining "DW" shows drivers the tire only has sufficient tread depth for dry and most wet road conditions. And after the "W" and "S" have both worn away, the "D" indicates the tire has appropriate tread depth for dry conditions only.
If you're the owner of a luxury performance sedan, sporty coupe or crossover vehicle and are in the market for a new set of tires, strongly consider this great option from Continental.