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Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus tire

 
Approximate retail price:
$134.74
Summary: An all season tire designed for light duty pickups and SUVs. It has a 70,000 mile tread wear 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 70,000
info UTQG treadwear 740
info UTQG traction A
info UTQG temperature B
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User Reviews - Continental CrossContact LX20 EcoPlus
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3.0
Worn out at 35K miles
4/14/2015
Pros
Dry grip
Handling
Ride comfort
Wet grip
Cons
Tread life
Value
Best Uses
Comment:
Tires have a 70K warranty. Over all I like the tires. Teh problem is are worn out after 35K miles. I drive half of the time on winding hilly roads and the other half on highways. All 4 tites are worn evenly, so there is no problem with alignment, rotation, or balancing, Tire dealer where I bought the tires examined tires and agreed that I only had about six more months before they will need to be replaced. <br /><br />The problem with warranties is that you have to keep proof that the tires were rotated and balanced every other oil change. Since the dealer didn't charge for this I don't have the records needed to make warranty claim.<br /><br />My advice is to buy a tire with a better record for tire ware. Better yet, just buy cheap tires and change them every two years. In buying tires for over 50 years, I have never had a tire that lasted as long as the warranty.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
 
3.0
Average tire
2/22/2015
Pros
Cons
Noise
Ride comfort
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Contis rode rough and had a quality control problem, one tire out of round or couldn't hold a balance. Per Tirerack survey I replaced them with Bridgestone Alenza plus, much better ride, noise and handling.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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1.0
Two Blowouts/Road Hazard Failures
11/18/2014
Pros
Handling
Ride comfort
Cons
Sidewall failure
Tread life
Best Uses
Comment:
Tires used on an Chevy Express Van used for light passenger service - no hauling or trailering.<br /><br />One tire failed (inside sidewall or road hazard) at 11 months. Another tire failed (inside sidewall or road hazard) in 13 months.<br /><br />Bought from Sears and their computer lost the records and the store that installed them is closed. Fortunately I had all the paperwork, but still got hassled by Sears.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.
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