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Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus
 
Approximate retail price:
$159
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile treadwear warranty.
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About - Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus

The Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus is part of the tire test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, all season truck tire models like the CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.


Dry braking:
Dry braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Wet braking:
Wet braking is from 60 to 0 mph.

Handling:
Handling includes how well the tires gripped in an avoidance maneuver involving a swerve into the left lane and back into the right lane; wet and dry cornering grip on our skid pad; and subjective steering feel.
About This Brand

Continental is in a distant fourth place in North American and global sales, behind Goodyear, Bridgestone, and Michelin. Still, it offers a full complement of original and replacement tires. The Germany-based Continental Corporation is a top automotive supplier of brake systems and various vehicle components, in addition to tires. The U.S. tire operations have headquarters in Lancaster County, S.C. The company sells the Continental and General tire brands. In the past, General has shined for light-truck tires in our testing.

Features & Specs - Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus
info Size tested 265/70R17
info Speed rating T
info Treadwear warranty 70000
info UTQG treadwear 740
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
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User Reviews - Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus
User Reviews
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5.0
Good value for the money
7/14/2014
Pros
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Cons
Noise
Best Uses
Comment:
I have about 40,000 miles on these tires and should get another 10,000. They have been trouble-free miles but I did faithfully rotate them every 7500 miles. I cant say they helped the mpg but certainly didnt hurt. They performed as well or better than expected on our 2003 Acura MDX in all sorts of weather conditions. They did get a bit noisy with age but not a big deal.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
4.0
Great Value
7/12/2014
Pros
Value
Cons
Tread life
Wet grip
Best Uses
Comment:
Bought the Continentals in 2008 for an '03 Tundra. Most of my driving is in the city, but a fair portion of that is on city highways. These tires seemed to wear faster than I thought they should at first. I have about 72,000 on them now, but have been doing 5 tire rotations. It is time to replace and after considerable research, I've narrowed down to these, the yokohama geolander HTS and the Cooper Discoverer HTP. I think the tie breaker is going to be that the LX 20 has better economy while maintaining good grip. Over the life of the tire, they will more than make up for the only slightly extra cost over the other candidates. I list wet grip as a con. The rear tires eaisly break loose when wet and leaving a stop sign, especially if turning. However, consider that this is a 2WD pickup, usually with an empty bed. They don't seem much looser, if any, than the Dunlops they came with.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Great Tire as good or better than M's
6/5/2014
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Noise
Ride comfort
Value
Wet grip
Winter traction
Cons
Best Uses
Comment:
Compares to other Highend well known brands but about 20% less. Researched a lot of tires for my Sante Fe. Quiet, good handling, no hydroplaning at 65Mph and big puddles, great in snow for an all season tire (but not as good as snowtires). great dry handling. Tire store did have to rebalance once but that was due to their issue not the tires. Seem to be a bit firmer ride, I think they have a stiffer sidewall vs the OEM tires.Can't comment on treadwear yet, not enough miles driven<br />Would recommend and buy again.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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