Continental CrossContact LX Sport Tire Review & Rating
The Continental CrossContact LX Sport touring all-season tire is specially designed for drivers of light duty pickups, SUV’s and crossovers. Used as original equipment on a variety of vehicles, the LX Sport is also available as a replacement model with a wide variety of different sizes being available.
Tri-net silica in the tread compound increases the tire’s ability to gain and maintain traction in dry and wet conditions. In the snow, the silica, along with siping throughout the tread design, further shows its strength as drivers will be able to maintain a smooth ride without traction loss. Responsiveness and better handling are a consequence of the asymmetric tread design.
Four circumferential grooves are used to traverse through snow and water without losing traction or hydroplaning in the process. Wet weather performance is enhanced through jointless cap piles that allow for a much smoother ride and better vehicle response. Making quick turns on wet surfaces is not an issue with this tire, and brake performance is also very good on dry or wet pavement.
Acoustic Alterra Technology is the epicenter of noise reduction and ensures a more quiet and comfortable ride with minimal noise, which the tire does a pretty good job at.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with a polyester cord body that increase strength and deliver added durability and comfort. The tire’s 680 UTQG rating should provide for a longer lasting life from the tread, and this model comes with an H, V, W or Y-speed rating.
- Dry traction
- Handling and stability
- Ride comfort
- Little more wet traction
The Continental CrossContact LX Sport is a middle of the class performer in our opinion. It delivers excellent dry traction and handling, with very good cornering grip and stability from its more sporty tread design.
The ride is comfortable for the most part and road noise is low. Tread life has shown to be pretty good unless you a more spirited driver who enjoys pushing the tire to its limits most of the time.
While wet handling is more than adequate for most drivers, we would like to see a little bit of improvement at higher speeds. Other than that, there are no other glaring weaknesses for this tire. It also provides some competent winter traction for an all-season tire, which is a welcome addition for drivers in cold weather climates.
Overall, a pretty good tire that is just a step behind the top tires in its class.
What Vehicles Will The Continental LX Sport Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Audi Q5
- BMW X5
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Ford Flex, Edge
- Honda Element
- Hyundai Santa Fe
- Land Rover Range Rover
215/70R16 100H BSW
235/65R17 104H BSW
235/65R17 104V BSW
235/60R18 103H BSW
255/55R18 105H BSW
255/55R18 109V BSW
255/55R18 109H BSW
235/55R19 101H BSW
235/55R19 101H BSW
245/55R19 103H BSW
255/50R19 107H BSW
265/45R20 108H BSW
275/45R20 110H BSW
275/45R20 110V BSW
275/45R21 111W BSW
275/40R22 108Y BSW
ContiCrossContact LX Sport prices range from approximately $130 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Continental provides a limited tread warranty on the CrossContact LX Sport. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first one-year or 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 prorated amount is given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of wear.
You also receive a one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear road hazard warranty, and Continental has a 30-day customer satisfaction trial that allows you to exchange the tire if you are not completely satisfied.
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