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 ice. If winter driving safety is of the utmost importance to you, consider a set of dedicated winter tires. You can read more about their importance by taking a look at, "My Story on Winter Tires."

If having a separate set of winter tires isn't in the cards for you, then your next best choice is an aggressive all-season tire. Continental manufacturers some of the best all-season tires for winter driving for passenger cars, performance cars, crossovers and light trucks.  

 Continental Extreme Contact DWS
Continental ExtremeContact
 Continental Pure Contact
Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology
 Continental Cross Contact LX20
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology

For sporty cars and performance oriented vehicles, the Continental ExtremeContact DWS outperforms the others in its class for winter traction.  For your crossover, SUV or light duty pickup, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology has some of the best customer feedback for snow traction in a tire designed for street use. For most other vehicles, check out the Continental PureContact with EcoPlus Technology for an all-season tire that works well for winter driving and also has great road manners. All three of these tires are highly regarded in our customer survey data and have performed very well in our in-house testing.  

Shop by vehicle to see which one of these Continental tires is available for your vehicle! 


Saturday, November 18, 2017 by Alberto V

I have always been a Continental fanboy. Even when I worked for Firestone I sold quite a few sets of Continental DWS to many customers that did not want to purchase a set of Blizzaks.

I work in a different area now, so no more employee discounts. I am thinking about getting a set of PureContacts for my fiance's 2011 Mazda 3 (205/55R16). Even though I love the ExtremeContact DWS i believe she does not need high performance, but something comfortable.

Any other options or is the Conti the best tire? (Chicago area)
Friday, November 24, 2017 by Tire Rack Team

Alberto, the Continental Pure Contact tested very well and is highly rated overall, click below for current pricing. The only other I would consider is the Michelin Premier A/S, but it is a bit more expensive.

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