Continental CrossContact LX20 Tire Review & Rating

Built to provide touring all-season performance on the highway, the Continental CrossContact LX20 with EcoPlus Technology is the company’s latest tire for drivers of SUV’s, pickups and crossovers.

An eco-friendly tread compound utilizes specially developed Tg-F polymers and +Silane additives to enhance traction, provide for better overall treadwear and gain a little extra fuel mileage. The tire’s continuous center rib and independent tread blocks add better grip on dry surfaces, while also increasing steering response and feel, an area frequently mentioned as a real plus from other driver reviews.

Continental CrossContact LX20 Tire Review

Continental has added four circumferential grooves to a symmetrical tread design, as well as its exclusive Traction Grooves to improve traction on both wet and snow covered roads. In addition, these grooves are strategically placed around the tread to aid in reducing road noise and increase overall ride quality.

Inside the tire you will find two steel belts that are reinforced with spirally wrapped polyamide for added strength and durability. They also enhance treadlife, which Continental backs up with a 70,000 mile tread guarantee. Available in sizes from 16-18 inches, a rim protector is also included to prevent accidental damage from curbs to your expensive wheels.

Pros

  • Excellent dry, wet and snow traction  
  • Responsive steering and solid in the corners  
  • Smooth and quiet ride  
  • 70,000 mile tread guarantee  

Cons

  • A few drivers have reported having vibration problems  

Overall Thoughts

The LX20 has been a pleasant surprise in how well it performs. Traction on all types of road conditions, including snow, has been excellent. Better still, if you find yourself wanting to go off-road into light terrain, this model is up to the task.

Steering control and feel are good as well, although perhaps not as precise as Pirelli’s Scorpion Verde All Season Plus. You’ll find this tire corners very well, and the ride is smooth and comfortable.

A few drivers have mentioned having vibrations further into the tread life, while the majority of others have never had any issues. Continental backs up the tire with a 70,000 mile warranty, which is among the best in class.

Overall, we really like this model and recommend it as one of the top tires in this class. If you’re looking for a touring all-season tire that delivers a smooth, quiet ride to go with dependable traction and handling, you won’t be disappointed with the LX20.

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What Vehicles Will The Continental LX20 Fit?

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

  • Buick Enclave  
  • Cadillac SRX  
  • Chevrolet Tahoe, Traverse, Avalanche, Trailblazer  
  • Dodge Nitro, Ram, Dakota  
  • Ford Escape, Ranger, F-150  
  • GMC Sierra, Acadia, Envoy  
  • Honda Passport, Element, Pilot  
  • Hyundai Santa Fe  
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee, Wrangler  
  • Kia Sorento  
  • Land Rover Range Rover  
  • Mercedes Benz GL450  
  • Nissan Armada, Titan, Frontier, Murano  
  • Saturn Outlook, Vue  
  • Toyota 4Runner, Highlander, FJ Cruiser, Tacoma, Land Cruiser, Tundra  
  • Volkswagen Touareg  
  • Volvo XC90, XC60  

Tire Sizes

15″

195/65R15 91H BSW

16″

215/70R16 100S OWL
225/70R16 103S OWL
235/65R16 103T BSW
235/70R16 106T OWL
235/75R16 108S OWL
245/70R16 107S OWL
245/75R16 111S OWL
255/65R16 109S OWL
265/70R16 112S OWL
265/75R16 116T OWL

17″

225/65R17 102T BSW
235/65R17 108H XL BSW
235/65R17 108T XL OWL
245/65R17 107T OWL
245/70R17 110S OWL
255/65R17 110S OWL
265/65R17 112T OWL
265/65R17 112T BSW
265/70R17 115T OWL
265/70R17 115T BSW
275/60R17 110S OWL

18″

235/60R18 107H XL BSW
235/65R18 106T BSW
245/60R18 105T BSW
255/55R18 109H XL BSW
255/65R18 111S BSW
255/70R18 113T OWL
265/60R18 110T OWL
265/65R18 114S OWL
265/70R18 116S BSW
275/60R18 113H BSW
275/65R18 116T OWL

19″

245/55R19 103S BSW
255/50R19 107H XL BSW
255/60R19 109H BSW

20″

275/55R20 117S XL BSW
275/60R20 115S OWL
285/50R20 112H BSW

Price Range

Prices on the LX20 With EcoPlus Technology range from approximately $131 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discounts, coupons and special offers on this tire.

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Warranty

The LX20 has a 6-year or 70,000 mile tread life warranty. 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 period or until the final 2/32 inch of tread depth.

Continental also provides a one-year road hazard warranty and their 30-day customer satisfaction trial. If you are not completely happy you can exchange the tires with another Continental model.


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15 thoughts on “Continental CrossContact LX20 Tire Review & Rating

  1. These were replacement tires from a tire recall on my GMC Yukon. Pressure maintained with average frequency. Still some thread but getting out of my comfort zone so with only 37,000 Miles. I’m going to replace with a different brand. A little hydroplaning recently makes me not have them when winter comes. My Dealer wrote them up “officially” in Fair condition but recommended replacing due to some edge wear. My Yukon is noisy with windows down not sure it’s the tires or just the wind dynamics of the the SUV. Ride was ok so no serious complaints. I’ve never gotten 50K on any SUV/Truck tire but I usually go for quiet and ride over mileage.

  2. Continental CrossContact LX20 275/55R20. 70,000 mile Warranty.
    We live in Central Texas.
    These were original equipment on our 2015 Chevrolet Silverado 1500.
    They lasted 39,374 miles.
    The tires received Constant Air Pressure Checks, and Rotation every 5,000 miles.
    They tires were never driven in Adverse Conditions or Off Road.
    Continental markets and advertises a 70,000 mile warranty on Continental CrossContact LX20 275/55R20.
    When my Chevy Dealer contacted Continental Customer Service about the warranty, Continental said that the 70,000 mile warranty does not apply to tires on New Vehicles, and would not honor the 70,000 mike guarantee they advertise. I called Continental Customer Service myself, to ask why, and was told “We Just Don’t Do That”

  3. Absolutely terrible do not handle well in deep snow rear end breaks loose under mild excellaration on wet roads going to go with BFG KO 2 s

  4. I have enjoyed driving my Ford Edge with Continental Cross Contact LX 20 tires this summer. I drove through a rain storm on the interstate 35 out of Minneapolis, MN, The handling was better than expected. I cannot believe I am typing this, however; I look forward to driving on these tires this winter. As most people know, winter in Minnesota can be tough on tires. Stay tuned!

    1. Hello Lynne. We are sorry that you didn’t have the best experience. We would suggest that you go through our website as it will greatly help you in choosing the best tires for your vehicle. Good day to you!

    2. Wife was sold a set of these for her Armada RWD in late 2017. CONT. CC LX20 275/60R20. Front tires look to be coming apart. Little chunks, and splitting/peeling. 25,000-30,000 on set. Regular service, she checks pressure frequently, city/hwy only. Another tire shop asked if I drove over railroad tracks daily…???. Uh no. Do not believe these are safe to keep going. Taking to Nissan where they were installed.

  5. I have a 2017 suburban with 25000 miles tires are at 4/32 not so sure this tire will get the recommended 70000 miles they do ride nice but don’t last that long

  6. Very impressed with the LX20. I’ve had all terrains like yokohama at/s, bfgs, coopers, hankook dynapro… despite being awesome in deep snow and aggressive looking, but they all had the same issues that im really annoyed – NOISY / LOUD after mostly 3 yrs. Im done with all terrains, and i dont even OFFROAD! just the for the looks. 3 things im impressed with the LX20: fuel saver, ride comfort, and VERY QUIET!!! im pretty sure there’s alot of good all season tires out there, heard about yokohama yk-htx, goodyear fortera hl, but im still happy with this continental lx20. haven’t tried it on snow yet but we’ll see.

  7. I have the LX20 as OE on my 2015 Nissan Murano AWD SV purchased in OCtober 2015. So only a few weeks that year. Full 2016, full 2017 and full 2018 summer season. I have a total of 65,000km on my odomoter which i would say 35,000km are with the LX20. I am due to replaced all 4 of them. good quality, even wear, but did not last the 112,000km warranty on their website. Not sure if I will purchase them again.

  8. I own a 2017 Rav4 , Continental Cross Contact 225/65/17 LX came from factory , tires are very noisey ,tires are cupped ,rotation did not help . . very unhappy with these tires , they actually case my head to ache when driving on the hiway .

    1. Cupping is not caused by the tire, it’s caused by the car. You might have done well to have them rebalanced and a realignment done.

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