Continental ProContact GX Tire Review & Rating
Built for use as original equipment on a variety of sport coupes and sedans, the Continental ProContact GX is also sold as a replacement tire as well. It’s designed to deliver touring all-season drivability, to go with reduced road noise, improved ride comfort, and enhanced fuel efficiency.
The tread pattern on the GX features a multi directional design which helps maintain grip on wet and dry road conditions. Four deep circumferential grooves help in evacuating water and reducing the chances of hydroplaning on wet roads. As an all-season tire, it is also appropriate for use in light snow, although this is certainly not a strength for this model.
For drivers seeking to maintain their consistency in replacement tires and driving performance, these tires are the exact factory replacement for many vehicles.
This tire is available in sizes ranging from 17-19 inches in either T or H-speed ratings. Continental also includes a limited warranty.
- Fuel efficient
- Reasonably priced in a wide range of sizes
- Lower the road noise
- Rapid tread wear
All-season factory tires are generally considered just “OK” by most drivers. They aren’t horrible under ideal driving scenarios, but they aren’t anything special either, particularly in winter driving conditions. Unfortunately, the ProContact GX doesn’t break this mold. It is an average-at-best OE tire.
While the tire is reasonably priced, there just aren’t any features and benefits that really make it stand out when compared to other tires in its class. Grip in wet and dry conditions is adequate, but you won’t feel any standout performance when it comes to handling, steering response or cornering power.
The biggest knock on the GX is its poor tread life. Far too many drivers have complained about getting fewer miles out of the tread than expected. If your goal is to replace the stock tires which came on your vehicle-either because you’re on a budget or because you’re planning on selling the vehicle soon-these tires may be a reasonable choice. But if you’re keeping your vehicle and just looking at replacing them, there are other higher performing tires to look at.
What Vehicles Will The ContinentalProContact GX Fit?
Fits these vehicles and many others:
- Audi A4, A5, A6
- Buick Rendezvous, Terraza
- Chevrolet Uplander
- Ford Crown Victoria
- Jaguar XJ
- Lincoln Town Car
- Nissan Rogue
- Subaru Outback
- Toyota Sienna
225/60R17 98T BSW
225/45R18 XL 95H BSW
245/40R18 XL 97H BSW
245/40R19 XL 98H BSW
Continental ProContact GX prices range from approximately $135 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Continental provides a 6-year or 65,000 mile tread warranty on S and T-speed rated sizes, a 55,000 mile warranty on V-speed rated sizes, and a 40,000 mile warranty on W-speed rated models. Mileage is reduced by half if different sizes are used on rear than in front. 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 prorated amount is then given for the remaining time period or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
A one-year or first 2/32 inch of wear road hazard warranty is also given on this tire, and 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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