New Continental Extreme Contact DWS

Good snow traction in an All-Season tire?

Having spent the last several Northern Indiana on dedicated snow tires, All-Season tires just aren't good enough.  Once you go Blizzak  (or X Ice2) you can't go back.

Well, what about a Louisville driver with Summer Performance tires? Does he or she really need a snow tire for a few snow storms?

Dedicated snow tires  might be overkill.  A good choice to consider would be the Continental Extreme Contact DWS.  

Its predecessor, the Continental Extreme Contact did surprising well (for an All-Season tire) on our snow-covered test track.  The Extreme Contact DWS should have it's predecessor's snow prowess and did amazingly well in wet and try testing. See test results here:


Friday, October 1, 2010 by George Bartlett

Considering putting Contacts DWS on my Rav4. Are these tires rcommended for a Toyota SUV?
Monday, October 4, 2010 by Cy

Recent RAV4's have used 215/70-16, 225/65-17 and 235/55-18 as Original Equipment sizes. The Extreme Contact DWS is made in 235/55-18. So if you're running 235/55-18 and wish to emphasize light snow traction and wet grip, the Extreme Contact DWS is a good choice for your RAV4.
Friday, January 20, 2012 by Rhodes

I have these tires on my BMW7; they work on snowy or wet roads very well. They are rated 95W, which means they are safe if my car should be doing 150 mph. If I had a small SUV I would pick a more aggressive winter tire like the Bridgestone Blizzak WS70. it's not rated for high speeds, but in a RAV4 you don't care. You want traction.

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