Continental TrueContact Tire Review & Rating
The new Continental TrueContact has been built with the latest in tire technology to provide a stable and consistent driving experience in all types of weather and road conditions. Designed for use on coupes, sedans, minivans and smaller crossovers, True Contact tires utilize all of Continental’s newest tire technology to deliver consistent and longer lasting performance.
To provide industry leading treadwear, fuel efficiency, and traction on both dry and wet roads, TrueContact tires are constructed using an all-season tread compound that features Continental’s Tg-F Polymers and +Silane additives.
This high-performance compound is further molded into an optimized symmetric tread pattern that allows the tire to have continuous tread contact on the road. This continuous contact allows for enhanced steering response and handling.
While traction and handling are excellent on dry pavement, TrueContact tires really shine when driving in wet or snowy conditions. Continental uses a siped intermediate tread block and their own patented Traction Grooves to provide additional gripping ability in the worst of weather conditions. This is one of the few all-season tires that offers better than average performance when winter turns nasty.
Ride comfort is another area that Continental paid particular attention to. A unique comfort band system significantly increases ride comfort and smoothness while noise and the effect of vibrations are reduced as well.
The tire is built using an internal structure that utilizes twin steel belts reinforced with a spirally wound polymide that is completely joint-less. It provides added strength and durability, as well as a more uniform ride and longer lasting treadlife.
The TrueContact is available in a range of 15 to 19 inch sizes, and speed ratings of T and H. There is also up to a 90,000 mile tread guarantee depending on the tire’s speed rating.
- Innovative and all-round great design
- Can handle all seasons including snow
- Good fuel economy with its lower rolling resistance
- Excellent tread warranty
- Nothing that stands out in any area
As far as tire specialists go, Continental is among the world’s best. With a long history of producing quality tires, the TrueContact is no different. It’s well-designed and provides quality traction, grip, and performance in all conditions. With special features to deal with snow and winter weather they can confidently be used throughout the year as well.
Expect to find a smooth and comfortable ride, and a nice warranty as well. This is one of the few tires that really do not have any glaring negative issues. It’s easy to see why other leading consumer publications are also impressed with TrueContact tires.
Overall, if you want a high quality all-season tire at an affordable price then this is an excellent choice. It ranks among the top tires in this class.
What Vehicles Will The Continental TrueContact Fit?
(This is not a complete list of ALL vehicles this tire will fit)
- Acura TL, CL, ILX
- Audi A4
- BMW 135i, 323i, 330i, 530i
- Chevrolet Cobalt, Malibu, Cruze, Impala, Sonic LTZ, Cavalier
- Dodge Neon, Grand Caravan, Avenger, Dart
- Ford Focus, Mustang GT, Taurus, Fusion, Flex
- Honda Civic, CR-V, Insight, Accord
- Hyundai Genesis, Sonata, Elantra
- Infiniti G35x
- Kia Optima, Rondo, Forte, Soul
- Lincoln MKZ
- Mazda6, 929, Mazda3, Mazda5
- Nissan Altima, Maxima, Versa, Leaf, Cube, Sentra
- Pontiac Vibe, Grand Am, Grand Prix, G5
- Scion xB
- Subaru Legacy, Impreza Outback
- Toyota Camry, Prius, RAV4, Avalon, Solara, Sienna, Corolla
- Volkswagen Jetta, Passat, Touareg, Beetle, Golf
- Volvo S60, V70
185/65R15 88T BSW
195/60R15 88T BSW
195/65R15 91T BSW
205/60R16 92T BSW
205/65R16 95T BSW
215/60R16 95T BSW
215/65R16 98T BSW
215/65R16 98H BSW
225/60R16 98T BSW
225/60R16 98H BSW
225/65R16 100T BSW
235/65R16 103T BSW
215/45R17 87V BSW
215/55R17 94T BSW
215/60R17 96T BSW
215/65R17 99T BSW
225/50R17 94T BSW
225/55R17 97H BSW
225/60R17 99H BSW
225/60R17 99T BSW
225/65R17 102T BSW
235/55R17 99T BSW
235/60R17 102T BSW
235/65R17 104T BSW
215/55R18 95T BSW
225/50R18 95T BSW
235/55R18 100T BSW
235/60R18 103T BSW
235/60R18 103H BSW
225/55R19 99H BSW
235/55R19 101H BSW
Continental TrueContact prices range from approximately $81 and up. You may also find occasional rebates, discount prices, coupons and special offers on this tire.
Continental provides up to a 90,000 mile tread warranty (depending on speed rating of tire) on the TrueContact. 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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