Continental ControlContact Sport AS Tire Review & Rating

An all-season ultra high performance tire, the Continental ControlContact Sport AS is designed to handle rain, shine, and snow without any problems. Built for drivers of sport coupes, sedans and crossovers, it features a superior tread design that is well equipped to deliver consistent and dependable driving.

The all-season tread compound and siping design system in place means that the tire can grip in wet and snowy conditions and this is enhanced via the extra biting edges. Aggressive tread and traction grooves maintain stability in all road conditions while the chamfered edges increase dry handling.

Continental ControlContact Sport AS Tire Review

Wide shoulder blocks provide great handling and cornering stability while tread wear is even with computer optimization and stiffer tread blocks that work to decrease treadwear. Inside the tire you’ll find twin steel belts with a polyester cord body that add strength and durability.

The Continental ControlContact Sport AS tires can be found in 16 to 20 inch sizes and is available exclusively at Discount Tire. It comes with a 50,000 mile tread warranty.


  • All-season tire that handles a variety of conditions very well  
  • Consistent and dependable driving performance  
  • Even tread wear  
  • Excellent warranty for a UHP tire  


  • Nothing major stands out  

Overall Thoughts

There are not really any major draw backs with the ControlContact Sport AS tires from Continental. If we go looking for a problem then having slightly more protection to increase durability would be welcomed, especially considering that they are an all-season tire, however there have been no notable issues.

A great design matched by modern technology to ensure even tread wear and an impressive 50,000 mile warranty are all major benefits of driving on this tire. They do offer solid traction and grip in the winter months, which is perhaps more than can be said for most UHP all-season models.

Overall the ControlContact Sport AS is a good choice in high performance all-season tires. We rank them in the upper half of this class.

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What Vehicles Will The ControlContact Sport AS Fit?

(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)

  • Audi A3, A4, A6, TT  
  • BMW 3 Series, 5 series  
  • Cadillac CTS, ATS  
  • Infinity G35, G37  
  • Jaguar F-Type, X-Type, XF  
  • Lexus IS250, IS350  
  • Subura Impreza  
  • Nissan Maxima, Altima  

Tire Sizes


205/50ZR16 87W BSW
205/55ZR16 91W BSW
215/55ZR16 93W BSW
225/50ZR16 92W BSW
225/55ZR16 95W BSW


205/45ZR17 88W BSW
205/50ZR17 93W BSW
215/45ZR17 91W BSW
215/50ZR17 95W BSW
215/55ZR17 94W BSW
225/45ZR17 91W BSW
225/50ZR17 94W BSW
235/45ZR17 94W BSW
235/55ZR17 99W BSW
245/40ZR17 91W BSW
245/45ZR17 95Y BSW
245/50ZR17 99W BSW


215/45ZR18 93Y BSW
225/40ZR18XL 92Y BSW
225/45ZR18 91Y BSW
235/40ZR18 95Y BSW
235/45ZR18 98Y BSW
235/50ZR18 97W BSW
235/55ZR18 100W BSW
245/40ZR18 97Y BSW
245/45ZR18 100Y BSW
255/35ZR18 94Y BSW
255/40ZR18 99Y BSW


245/40ZR19 98Y BSW
255/35ZR19 96Y BSW

Price Range

Continental ControlContact Sport AS prices range from approximately $123 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Continental provides a 6-year or 50,000 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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3 thoughts on “Continental ControlContact Sport AS Tire Review & Rating

  1. 235/45-17 94W

    I just picked mine up this afternoon so this is a preliminary report … I’d been running Continental DWSs for the past 5 winters. Their soft, non-linear sidewalls brought out the worst in Volvo’s abysmal 4C suspension system. I stumbled upon these ControlContact Sports by accident (I’d been leaning towards the new Hankooks, until I felt how soft and non-linear their sidewalls are).

    With the DWSs, I felt each pavement irregularity less, but it hurt more. (If that makes no sense to you, count your blessings that you’ve never experienced Volvo’s abomination of a ‘smart’ suspension/torture system!) With these new tires, it’s just the opposite, which is precisely what my caR needed.

    These tires are slightly oversized compared to most of the same size. The curb protection (rim recess depth) is about 1/8″.

    2 pleasant surprises:

    the set I stumbled onto spin VERY true — far truer than the Continental DWSs ever did (I sent through 2 sets… both had issues…), and even truer than my last 2 sets of Y-speed-rated Michelins (PS2s and PSSs)!
    these tires have NOTICEABLY lower rolling resistance than the DWSs or the PSSs. I’ll be surprised if I do not see at least a 1 mpg improvement on the highway.

    1. Very well said. I concur on everything. I had been running DWS’s 17″ on a VW Passat TDI wagon, two sets, 8 replaced on insurance claims. DWS didn’t wear evenly, didn’t protect rims at all, didn’t last as advertised, broke belts rather frequently. That being said, A new pair of DWS going into winter was Peace of Mind. They were far better on ice and snow than anyone should expect such a tire to be…but there was only one good winter in each set…boo…

      I had been researching DWS 06’s, because I knew I had at least two tires with defects in them. I was planning on running out the rest of the trade, for as long as I could until the belt problems got so bad as to force a replacement. I had really hoped not to replace until just prior to winter this year. Alas, it was not to be. The plug that go on a puncture repair and it was forced to replace early. Did I mention that the DWS doesn’t seem to repair well?

      When speaking with the discount tire salesman, and reviewing what I did and didn’t like about the DWS he recommended I try the AS’s for 30 days without risk, so I am.

      Everything you said seems true so far. O will add that these tires are quieter by far. The Detroit roads don’t hurt as much, as you said, and there is less of that hollow “TONG” when hitting sharp edged holes.

      Oddly, I feel like this tire is not as “abruptly crisp” in sudden in-lane moves to avoid objects and holes, nor is it as spastically precise as the DWS going onto a corner. I suppose this is because the materials are a little less soft and that it has something to do with the sidewall changes. I can’t help bit wonder if there is also a modification or addition to the body belts, relates to vibration damping or something, that creates a little less stiffness throughout the tire. Regardless, I think most people will be so distracted by the quietness and polite vibration filtering, that they won’t notice these things unless they look for them.

      I drove in a deluge…no problem staying on the ground at 80 mph, but I sense the compound is harder.

      I am not really confident that these tires will be in winter as good as the DWS was or as I expected the DWS 06’s to be, but if they are close, and are close for 2 or more winters, I will be very pleased. I just wish my 30 day risk-free ride was going to be a winter one.

      If anyone’s got a head-to-head with the DWS 06 tires, please report for us!


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