Continental 4×4 SportContact Tire Review & Rating
Made for sport pickups and SUV’s, the Continental 4×4 SportContact is designed to provide ultra-high performance in a variety of street conditions. Used as original equipment on vehicles like the Range Rover Land Rover, Porsche Cayenne and others, the SportContact is built for serious high performance use.
An asymmetric tread design with large outer shoulder blocks provides consistent cornering and traction abilities. This includes both wet and dry conditions where wide circumferential and lateral grooves help to get rid of water as well to avoid the possibility of hydroplaning.
Steering response is enhanced by the continuous center rib, while durability and stability are provided by the two steel belts that are reinforced by spirally wrapped polyamide over a rayon cord casing.
The Continental 4×4 SportContact tires come in 19 to 20 inch sizes and a Y speed rating.
- Consistent driving in wet and dry conditions
- Cornering grip
- Responsive steering
- Tread tends to wear quickly
- Tires are expensive
For serious high performance use, there’s a lot to like about this Continental model. It delivers fast steering response and excellent overall stability, and the cornering grip is equally as impressive. We like the traction on dry or wet road surfaces and ride comfort is surprisingly good for an UHP tire.
On the other hand it’s hard to overlook the poor treadlife on this tire. This is confirmed from the numerous driver reviews as well. Some have only gotten a few thousand miles from the tread. Granted, driving habits are going to play a big role in how fast the tire wears, but not to the extent we’re hearing.
Overall, we rank this model down the list for street/sport truck owners. The Continental CrossContact UHP would make a better choice in tires, as well as the General Grabber UHP among others.
What Vehicles Will The 4×4 SportContact Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Audi Q7
- Land Rover Range Rover
- Mercedes-Benz ML350, GL320
- Porsche Cayenne
- Volkswagen Touareg
275/45ZR19 108Y BSW
275/40ZR20 106Y BSW
Continental 4×4 SportContact prices range from approximately $285 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 4×4 SportContact. 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 given for the remaining time or down to the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.
Also included is a one-year or first 2/32 inch road hazard warranty, as well as Continental’s 30-day customer satisfaction trial that allows you to exchange the tire if you are not completely satisfied.
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