Continental ContiTouringContact A/S Tire Review & Rating
The ContiTouringContact A/S from Continental is used mainly as original equipment on many of today’s sport coupes, sedans and light pickups. This all-season touring tire is also available as a replacement tire, and is engineered to deliver year-round traction and a comfortable ride.
An all-season tread compound is designed to provide a lower rolling resistance, while the tire’s independent tread blocks enhance dry and wet traction. Steering is responsive and stable on this model, resulting in better overall handling.
Circumferential grooves around the tread expel waterfrom under the tire and increase hydroplane resistance, while lateral grooves and multiple sipes provide added bite on wet or snow covered road surfaces. Continental’s computer-optimized tread pitch sequence is designed to reduce road noise and provide better ride comfort.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with a polyester cord body for additional strength and durability, as well as a more comfortable ride. The Conti TouringContact AS comes with an S-speed rating, and is backed by an 80,000 mile tread guarantee.
- Dry traction and cornering grip are very good
- Responsive steering
- Comfortable ride
- Good daily commuting tire
- Winter traction and handling
- Tread life could be better
This is one of those all-season tires that you really want to like, but the more you ride on it the more it leaves you feeling disappointed. Yes, this tire has some very nice dry traction and cornering abilities. It’s not high performance by any means, but very good for daily commutes to work and around town. The steering is responsive and provides good feedback. Ride comfort is not bad as well.
However, wet handling becomes more difficult as the tire wears down. Winter traction leaves much to be desired. We would recommend using extra caution because the tire does not do well in deeper snow and especially on ice. Finally, many drivers have mentioned in their reviews on this tire that tread life is not as long as it should be.
Overall, like we mentioned, this is not a bad tire for daily commuting. However, for the price and value you receive, there are other tires in this class that offer better performance.
What Vehicles Will The Continental TouringContact Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Buick Lucerne, Terraza, Century
- Cadillac DTS
- Chevrolet Cobalt, Uplander, Colorado, Cavalier
- Chrysler 300C
- Ford Taurus, Fusion
- GMC Canyon
- Honda CR-V, Odyssey, Accord
- Hyundai Elantra
- Jaguar S Type
- Lincoln LS, Towncar
- Mercury Sable
- Nissan Altima
- Pontiac Booneville, G5, Montana, G6, Torrent, Aztek
- Saturn SL1
- Toyota Camry, Celica, Sienna, Corolla
P195/60R15 87S BSW
P235/55R17 98S BSW
Prices on the ContiTouringContact A/S range from approximately $97 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Continental provides a 6-year or 80,000 mile tread warranty on this model. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for one-year or the first 2/32 inch of wear.
Materials and workmanship are warranted for 6-years and include free replacement during the first year or first 2/32 inch of wear. A one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear road hazard warranty is also given on this tire.
A 30-day customer satisfaction trial period is provided as well. If you are not completely satisfied you can exchange the tires for another Continental tire.
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