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

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Vehicle: 2005 Dodge Durango ST V8 4wd
Miles Driven on Tires: 4,000
Location: Springfeild, Oh
Driving Condition: Combined Highway/City
Driving Style: Average
Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology
Follow-Up Review: 6,000 miles on tires
February 03, 2013
I just spent the last week -mid Jan 2013- driving on these tires in and around the Mentor Ohio area. We drove on everything from two lane untreated roads to snow covered 4 lane interstate highways; on 1/2in slush to 7in of fresh snow. These tires performed way above all my expectations. These tires were predictable, stable and gave a sense of confidence. I doubt you can buy a better tire - especially for the money.
Initial Review: 4,000 miles on tires
December 27, 2012

Perhaps the best set of tires I've had on an SUV. Yesterday was this first I've had them out in any type of snow or slippery conditions and I must say I am impressed. They seemed very good in the snow and slush and refrozen ice on the roads. I was able to engage the antilock brakes but only because I was actually trying; under normal driving I doubt the ABS would have been used -at least in the snow. In a short period of time I became confident that these tires would provide the traction I was looking for. I've had Michelin's M/T and this Durango came with Goodyears. The Goodyears were OK and the Michelins were very good, however these Continentals are almost as good in the snow as the Michelins and superior to the Goodyears (in all fairness the Goodyears had 20K miles on them when I bought the Durango and the Michelins were used on a different vehicle). In some ways, these Continentals are better than the Michelins; they are quieter on the road and because the sidewalls on the Continentals are a bit softer, they do not require near the steering input the Michelins require and are therefor easier to drive on longer trips. The softer sidewalls do not distract at all from stability though. I pull a 5500lbs camper and these Continentals are stable and predictable -no complaints. All in all, for an SUV that is used for towing, and for city and highway in moderate snow, slush, and some ice; I'd say these are as good as, if not better than anything I've driven on, and they are less expensive than some other brands too. So far I'd say I would definitely buy them again but I'll let you know if that changes in the next 50K miles.

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