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

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Vehicle: 2005 Honda Element LX 2wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 800
Location: Miami, FL
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Initial Review: 800 miles on tires
May 09, 2012

I own a 2005 Honda Element which is a terrific vehicle, the best I have ever owned, but one of the negatives of this vehicle is that the box construction amplifies tire and road noise. When I first got this truck, I added carpets which helped lower the road noise. I then changed the tires for Goodyear TripleTred tires as the noise ratings on TireRack were low for those tires, and other issues such as wet traction, handling etc. were well rated. When new, the TripleTred Goodyears were pretty quiet good in the rain, and gave me about 38,000 miles of wear. I recently needed to replace my tires again and after doing extensive online research, I chose Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus tires. I am EXTREMELY satisfied with these tires. My Element feels almost like a regular luxury sedan on all but the most rough roads. Amazingly quiet, excellent wet handling, and just smooth as can be. My truck is considerably quieter than it ever was before. I purchased these from TireRack.com at a very reasonable cost. At this time, Continental includes a free Barnes and Noble Nook reader as a rebate. That was not a main reason for my purchasing these tires, but it is a nice bonus. The claimed increased gas mileage has not panned out for me, or at least only a very small gas mileage increase. My alignment shop (I highly recommend Ken Heiden's The Alignment Factory in Miami) suggested a cold tire pressure of 38 psi and even at that pressure, the ride is extremely comfortable. I believe that you will be very pleased with these tires on a Honda Element as well and other vehicles as well.

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