Continental CrossContact LX Tire Review & Rating
The Continental ContiCrossContact LX is designed to provide drivers of pickups and SUV’s a highway all-season tire that offers excellent traction and a smooth comfortable ride. This model can also be taken off-road in light terrain conditions such as camping, fishing and other locations.
A Tri-net silica tread compound is engineered to increase dry, wet and winter driving performance, as well as a lower rolling resistance. The asymmetric tread pattern further adds to its handling abilities, while the tire’s continuous center rib enhances stability and gives the tire more responsive steering. Notched outer shoulders increase cornering grip and keep you in control at higher speeds.
Driving in wet weather is made safer due in part to four circumferential grooves that are tapered and get wider at the tread surface for increased wet handling. They also reduce the risk of hydroplaning. Inter locking sipes in the tread blocks provide solid traction and control in light snow and other winter conditions.
Continental utilizes its Acoustic Alterra Technology in the tread makeup that minimizes road noise and creates a more comfortable ride quality.
Inside the tire you will find two steel belts with a polyester cord body that provide added strength and durability, as well as additional ride comfort. A rim protector along the sidewall protects your expensive wheels from curb damage. Sizes are available from 15-22 inches, and a 65,000 mile tread guarantee is also included.
- Dry and wet traction is excellent
- Tire handles light winter weather pretty well
- Steering is responsive
- Ride is comfortable and quiet
- Would like to see a little more treadlife
- Heavy snow and ice may be problematic
The Cross Contact LX delivers the type of dry and wet traction you would expect from a good Continental tire. It doesn’t let you down in being able to handle dry, wet, and even snow covered road surfaces, although heavy snow and ice can be a little more tricky. You can expect to find dependable cornering performance and responsive steering control, with good stability throughout the speed range.
The ride is equally as good. You won’t find a lot of excessive noise on this tire, nor will you feel all the bumps in the road. The only area that we feel could be improved upon would be treadlife. While it is decent for sure, some drivers have mentioned in their ratings and reviews of not getting enough mileage. Continental does include a solid 65,000 mile warranty.
Overall, for a highway truck/sport utility vehicle tire, the LX is an average to above average performer. While arguably not on the same level as the LX20, or other tires such as the Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season Plus, Michelin Premier LTX or Cooper SRX, it holds its own and makes a good choice in new tires.
What Vehicles Will The CrossContact LX Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Audi Q7
- Cadillac Escalade
- Chevrolet Silverado, C1500, Tahoe, Trailblazer
- Chrysler Pacifica
- Dodge Durango, Dakota
- Ford F150, Expedition, Escape, Edge, Ranger, Explorer
- GMC Suburban, Yukon, Envoy
- Honda Element
- Hyundai Santa Fe, Veracruz
- Infiniti QX4
- Isuzu Rodeo
- Jeep Liberty, Grand Cherokee
- Lincoln Navigator, MKX
- Mercedes-Benz ML350
- Mitsubishi Montero
- Nissan Rogue, Pathfinder, Titan
- Porsche Cayenne
- Toyota Land Cruiser, 4Runner, Tacoma, RAV4, Tundra, Highlander
- Volkswagen Touareg
255/70R15 108S OWL
215/70R16 100S OWL
215/70R16 100S BSW
235/65R16 103T BSW
255/65R16 109S OWL
265/75R16 116T OWL
225/65R17 102T BSW
225/65R17 102T OWL
225/65R17 102T BSW
235/65R17 108T OWL
P235/65R17 103T BSW
P235/65R17 103T BSW
235/70R17 111T OWL
235/75R17 109S OWL
245/65R17 107T OWL
265/70R17 115T BSW
235/65R18 106T BSW
255/55R18 109H BSW
255/60R18 112V BSW
275/55R20 117S BSW
275/40R22 108Y BSW
Prices on the ContiCrossContact LX range from approximately $95 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Continental provides a 6-year or 65,000 mile tread warranty on this model. The mileage portion is reduced by half if different sizes are used in rear than in the front. Tire uniformity is guaranteed for the first 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 tread depth.
You will also find a 1-year or first 2/32 inch of wear road hazard warranty. Finally, a 30-day customer satisfaction guarantee is included.
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